Passion for research on sustainable prime movers: turbomachines - internal combustion engines - hybrids - fuel cells

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.


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FVV Project reports | Turbomachinery (MTZ worldwide 02/2021)

Thermal Influence on the Overall TC System with Consideration of the Coupled Bearings

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).

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FVV Project reports | Emissions & Immissions (MTZ worldwide 01/2021)

Investigations on the Deposit Formation and Decomposition from Urea in SCR Systems

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.

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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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