The Moving Power of Engine and Turbomachinery Research

The FVV (Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen | Research Association for Combustion Engines ) is a worldwide innovation network of companies, research & technology performers (RTD) and funding bodies. In the context of pre-competitive Industrial Collective Research (IGF), manufacturers of automotive engines, industrial engines and turbomachinery as well as their suppliers and service providers work together with universities and other research establishments on cutting-edge technologies. The aim is to make prime movers - internal combustion engines, hybrids, turbomachines and fuel cells - cleaner, more efficient and sustainable – for the benefit of society, industry and the environment. The FVV has invested more than 500 million euros in 1,200 research projects since it was founded in 1956.


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International Research (MTZ worldwide 09/2020)

Engine Research in International Cooperations

The German Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV) has become significantly more international in recent years. Since 2015, it has been using the Collective Research Networking (CORNET) program of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to promote  international collaboration in pre-competitive industrial collective research on combustion engines. The potential is not only harbored by resource-efficient knowledge acquisition and transfer, but also in the training of the next generation of highly qualified scientists.

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FVV Project reports | Systems (MTZ worldwide 11/2020)

Model-predictive Air Path Control for a Gasoline Engine

The increasing complexity of modern powertrains requires innovative control concepts. In the scope of the FVV research project Controls for High-Load Exhaust Gas Recircula tion (FVV No. 1265) conducted at the RWTH Aachen University, a model-predictive air path control for a two-stage boosted gasoline engine with low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation was developed, integrated into a prototype vehicle and evaluated regarding the achievable control performance.

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Sharing new ideas to generate innovation

Europe is the largest factory of knowledge, ideas and innovation in the world: Around one-third of the global production of know-how and innovative products comes from EU engineers and researchers. Cross-border cooperation unites the best minds and ideas. It makes the difference: globalisation - climate-neutral economy - energy transition in transport - mobility of tomorrow. These are just a few examples of the tasks of the future that need to be adressed - together with our members and partners in Europe and the world.

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