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Integrated development on engine assessment on environment friendly fuel efficient combustion technology

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Volkswagen AG
Address

38440 Wolfsburg
Germany

Participants (21)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
Advanced Combustion Technologies GmbH
Germany
Address

5100 Aachen
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Recherche Scientifique 1 C
45071 Orleans
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A
Italy
Address
50,Strada Torino, 50
10043 Orbassano
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
2,Sven Hultins Gata 2
41296 Goeteborg
Complexe de Recherche Interprofessionel en Aerothermochimie
France
Address
Place Emile-blondel
76130 Mont-saint-aignan
Computational Dynamics Research Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Innovation Centre Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
GIE PSA Peugeot Citroën
France
Address
Chemin De La Malmaison
78140 Velizy-villacoublay
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Germany
Address
Bunsenstraße 10
37073 Göttingen
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
SW7 2BX London
Institut Français du Pétrole
France
Address
1-4 Avenue De Bois Préau
92506 Rueil-malmaison
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Professorsgatan 1
221 00 Lund
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Guglielmo Marconi 8
80125 Napoli
Rover Group plc
United Kingdom
Address
Gaydon Test Centre Banbury Road Lighthorne
CV35 0BL Warwick
Régie Nationale des Usines Renault
France
Address
9-11 Avenue Du 18 Juin 1940
92500 Rueil-malmaison
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Piazzale V.tecchio 80
80125 Napoli
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
Trumpington Street
CB2 1PZ Cambridge
University of Leeds
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Universität Kaiserslautern
Germany
Address
Erwin-schrödinger-straße
67663 Kaiserslautern
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY (CORPORATION)
Sweden
Address
9,Dept.6000, Pvh31
405 08 Goeteborg