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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The author of the FVV Fuel Study III " Defossilising the transportation sector - options and requirements for Germany", Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Kramer (Ford-Werke GmbH) explains in the series "Why actually?" of the Austrian regional channel Schau TV to the interviewer Irmgard Kischko why it makes sense politically to shape the future of mobility in a way that is open to technology and why the possibilities offered by e-fuels for climate-neutral mobility in Germany and Europe in 2050 should also be taken into account in legislation.Read more
The consistently positive feedback from the participants encourages us to continue this event format in 2020. The core element remains the well-known technical depth. Participants register for the Powertrain Expert Forum and have the opportunity to switch to the parallel sessions of "Charge Cycle and Emission Control", "Friction in the Powertrain and Vehicle" and "Simulation and Testing". The exchange of information beyond one's own area of expertise and the increasingly important system thinking are encouraged.
Note: This is a German-language event with no simultaneous interpreting.
The realization that the electrification of automotive drivetrains can only develop in an evolutionary manner has ensured that internal combustion engines continue to hold the pole position in the context of low-emissions mobility. The "International Engine Congress" focuses not only on approaching the internal combustion engine comprehensively and systematically, but also on drivetrain electrification. By closely integrating passenger-car and commercial-vehicle engine technologies, the congress promotes the exchange of best practices. A dedicated series of talks addressing alternative fuels round out the content.Further information
The Stuttgart International Symposium is established as one of the most important discussion forums in the field of vehicle and engine development with about 800 participants. More than 100 presentations of this international event and the parallel technical exhibition combine proven solutions with innovative concepts. As always, the FVV is represented with its own session and FVV members receive a 10% discount on the participation fee.Further information
The Third expert forum “Industrial Research and Science in Dialogue with Practical Application”, focusing on the topic of bearings in theory and application.
BEARING WORLD focuses on all facets of bearings and all involved components, with special emphasis on rolling bearings – in combination with or comparison to plain or magnetic bearings.Further information
More stringent emission legislation and an increasing public interest for environmentally friendly propulsion concepts are dominating the research and development activities of engine manufacturers and suppliers. With the introduction of IMO TIER III emission limits for marine diesel engines must be drastically reduced. At the same time, substential regulations on the fuel sector are to be respected. To meet these challanges new technological concepts and control strategies are required.
The conference focusses on recent research and development results to comply with future emission limits as well as the discussion of current and prospective boundary conditions. In this context, researchers and engineers from engine manufacturers and suppliers as well as representatives from shipping companies, ship building industry, power plant operators and legislation are addressed by the symposium.Further information
Industry and research are already working today on the mobility of tomorrow. Electromobility stands for the combination of climate protection, social change and economic success. The powertrain of the future will play a central role in this. To find meaningful and successful solutions it needs orientation and expertise. E-MOTIVE offers the best opportunity for this. Exchange ideas with international experts of leading companies and institutes – and participate through knowledge transfer, current research results and insights into industrial practice. You can help determine the mix: Present your future solutions from 16 – 17 September, 2020 in Wolfsburg. It´s worth being there - as a speaker or participant!Further information
Europe is the world's largest factory of knowledge, ideas and innovation: 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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Downsizing in a single-stage turbocharged engine concept goes hand in hand with the trade-off between high rated power and acceptable performance in the lower engine speed range. In order to extend the stable characteristic map range, a variable cross-section concept for the radial compressor has been analyzed. The investigations were carried out as part of an FVV research project at the Leibniz University Hannover and the Technical University Braunschweig.Learn more
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To reliably predict interactions between acoustic and vibration phenomena of complex powertrain systems in an early development phase, appropriate test and simulation procedures are indispensable. The Research Association for Internal Combustion Engines (FVV) lays the groundwork for this with numerous projects which range from the detailed analysis of single engine components to automated processes for engine noise and transfer path analysis into the vehicle interior.Learn more
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