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.
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: 15 – 17 September 2020 | Online event.Further information
The core element of the event 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.
Bearings are performance-relevant components in virtually every machine and help determine its energy efficiency, power density, operating noise, service life, etc. With its focus on rolling and plain bearings, the congress should therefore also be of interest to you and your colleagues:
BEARING WORLD by FVA
20-21 October 2020 | Hannover, Germany
Come to BEARING WORLD, the international conference on bearings - rolling and plain bearings. Get into dialogue with international experts from research and industry and bring yourself up to date with the latest technology. Organizer is the Research Association for Drive Technology (FVA) e. V.Further information
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Due to its outstanding efficiency, the diesel engine is the leader in many commercial applications. New technologies such as artificial intelligence or additive manufacturing can help to meet more stringent requirements for pollutant and CO2 emissions. The scientific basis is being worked out in projects of the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV) and can be transferred into practice by the member companies.Learn more
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Alternative powertrain concepts are currently being researched in many places and some are already ready for the market. However, the activities in this area are mainly to be seen in passenger cars. It is not yet clear where heavy-duty trucks are headed. The University of Stuttgart and IAV, in a research project of the Research Association of Internal Combustion Engines (FVV), have investigated the powertrains of future heavy-duty trucks for long-distance transport, which should emit as little CO2 as possible.Learn more
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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