While extensive research into combustion is currently in progress, it will certainly not manage to clarify the entire problem. Therefore further work must be done using the existing SPEED code as a basic tool to develop an integrated model which incorporates all aspects of fuel injection right through to pollutant formation.
The goal of the project will be to apply this model to gasoline and diesel engines. The "numerical engine" will be applied to model and real engine geometries. It will facilitate designing more efficient engines and thus conserve energy resources and reduce emissions (NOx, unburned HC and soot). It will also enable European industry to maintain its leadership of world gasoline and diesel engine technology.
Main emphasis will be directed to:
- the experimental and theoretical study of the fundamental phenomena such as injection, mixture formation, ignition, combustion and pollutant formation;
- the completion, improvement and extension (towards influence of turbulence kinetics, and real fuels) of existing numerical submodels, - the improvement of the existing 3D SPEED code and the incorporation of the different submodels,
- the extension of the existing consistent data base for model development and validation,
- the application of the 3D SPEED code to model and real engine geometries inside the JRC companies.
A well established collaboration between European car manufacturers and universities will ensure the success of the approach.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
SA2 8PP Swansea
221 00 Lund
CV35 0BL Warwick
CB2 1PZ Cambridge
LS2 9JT Leeds
405 08 Goeteborg