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.
Increasingly stringent international legislation on CO2 emissions is causing a paradigm shift in the powertrain. Electrification is advancing, and powertrains need to be considered more strongly as part of an integrated network of internal combustion engines, transmissions, and electrification. The focus of this international conference is on powertrain synthesis, with components and vehicle integration forming the basis. The complexity of the cause-and-effect relationships can be mastered only through digitization. System thinking, intelligent management, and new development methods play decisive roles in the race for the drive system of the future. 15th International MTZ Conference on Future Powertrains | Thinking in SystemsFurther information
Main topics: Sustainable mobility: complete LCA // Internal combustion engines and fuels as a complete system: CO2 reduction, emissions control, electrification // Climate-friendly internal combustion engines // Increasing effi ciency in products and processes // Use of hydrogen and synthetic fuels Panel discussion: »CO2 budget – the role of engines and fuels in sustainable mobility« with Prof. Dr. Uwe Lahl (Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg)Further information
Focus Topics 2021: How will the vehicle change in the future? Engines, Emissions, Automation, Networking, Architecture, Mobility How will the vehicle drive in futur? Driving characteristics, Engines, Comfort, Driving resistance, Thermal management, Acoustics How do you develop the futur vehicle? Design, Simulation, Testing, Framework, Methods.
The Stuttgart International Symposium is established as one of the most important discussion forums in the field of vehicle and engine development. In addition to the live event in March, numerous virtual experiences are awaiting you.Further information
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
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: 22 – 23 September 2021 | Wolfsburg.Further information
Gaseous-fuel powered vehicles are environmentally friendly, since the combustion of methane, the main component of natural gas, causes about 20 % less CO2 emissions in the atmosphere than gasoline and diesel. When using biogas, synthetic methane, or hydrogen produced from wind or solar power, the reduction of CO2 emissions can even reach nearly 100 %. At the same time, natural gas is convincing economically. In times of dwindling fossil resources gas-powered vehicles offer a medium and even long-term perspective, considering the opportunities arising from the production of synthetic methane by methanation of hydrogen or the direct use of hydrogen.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
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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