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, aircraft engines, industrial engines, turbomachinery and fuel cells 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.
In today's rapidly-changing power and propulsion industry, there is a need to introduce and implement new technology (such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, virtual reality, rapid machining, rapid testing, and additive manufacturing) more quickly and at a lower cost. Against this background, companies have started to explore new ways of working to become more efficient and cost-effective, and it’s important to learn from others. ASME Turbo Expo provides researchers and industry professionals from the entire power and propulsion community with a unique platform to listen, collaborate, discuss and learn from leaders who are using new technologies to become more agile and meet current and future challenges. | Virtual, online eventFurther information
The seventh edition of FEV’s international expert conference “Diesel Powertrains 3.0” will be conducted in the style of a virtual webinar on 29 to 30 June 2021. The engineering expert meeting provides in-depth insights into new and upcoming technological innovations for the next generation of sustainable Diesel engine propulsion systems for all kinds of applications, based on multiple kinds of energy carriers, from classical Diesel fuel specifications over drop-in compositions – both with electric assistance – finally to fully CO2-neutral fuel types like E-Fuels and Hydrogen. Participation is free of charge, registration is required.Further Information
Industry and research are already working diligently on the mobility of tomorrow. Powertrains will have an increasing amount of electric and electronic components, and the technology requirements are rising quickly. Exchange ideas with international experts from leading companies and institutes – and catch up on the latest research results and gain insights into industrial practice. Take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of the E-MOTIVE Expert Forum with your presentation. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will meet online once again: 21-23 September 2021.Further information
Sustainability - a topic that we encounter more and more frequently and that is also gaining relevance in the development of mobility solutions of the future. More than ever, international cooperation is needed to meet all these challenges. The Aachen Colloquium Sustainable Mobility, which continues the long tradition of the Aachen Colloquium Automotive and Engine Technology, offers international experts from research and industry the opportunity for an intensive and exciting exchange. After last year's digital event, the colloquium is currently scheduled to take place again at the Eurogress Aachen.
30th Aachen Colloquium Sustainable Mobility | 4 to 6 October 2021Further information
Under the headline “Clean drives. Efficiently produced.”, the 2nd Fuel Cell Conference Chemnitz will address the aspects of fuel cells suitable for series production and their hydrogen powertrains as well as their efficient production through state-of-the-art production processes. The conference is being organised by the “HZwo – Antrieb für Sachsen” innovation cluster in Saxony and will take place at the Carlowitz Congress Center in Chemnitz. It is aimed at researchers and engineers from Germany and Europe to discuss the latest trends and developments from research and industrial application. NOW GmbH is an event partner of the conference.Further information
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Model-based calculation tools are for early design evaluation. They can only be used in a meaningful way if thermodynamic processes can be represented realistically, for which a sufficiently deep understanding is required. For this reason, the processes at the plain bearings and the heat flow mechanisms within a passenger car turbocharger were investigated within the framework of the FVV project “Thermally influenced TC bearing friction” (FVV No. 1238) at the Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) and the Clausthal University of Technology (TUC).Learn more
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Long-term reliability and high conversion rates are major criteria for engine exhaust aftertreatment with selective catalytic reduction by a Urea-water Solution. Unfavorable operating conditions may lead to the formation of solid deposits which degrade the system efficiency. Within the framework of the FVV project no. 1262, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Vienna University of Technology (TUW), fundamental experimental and numerical investigations on deposit for mation and decomposition were carried out.Learn more
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