WHAT GIVES US IMPETUS - Turbomachinery involves some of the most effective energy converters ever designed by engineers. With a high level of efficiency they are an essential part of the transformation of the energy system and modern air travel wouldn't be possible without them.
IN MOTION – Engineers and scientists have been conducting research into efficient and clean combustion engines since 1956. The responsibility of system suppliers for modern development has grown steadily ever since. The more sophisticated and efficient the engines are, the more important the interaction between the components and the lubricants becomes.
WHAT DRIVES US – The combustion engine has become increasingly more efficient since it was invented. It has thus become the engine that drives the global economy. The focus of engine research, however, is shifting from inventing individual solutions to examining the entire engine – the electrification of the drive system included.
HOW WE DEVELOP – It has been a long time since developers have only used the test bed or actual applications to try out new powertrains. The life of a new combustion engine begins on the computer screen nowadays. All components are calculated and simulated by highly sophisticated programmes long before the first prototype has to prove itself.

The Moving Power of Engine and Turbomachinery Research

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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Why actually? Dr Ulrich Kramer explains to Schau TV the opportunities of a complete defossilisation of the transportation sector in 2050

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.

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Sharing new ideas to generate innovations

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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FVV Project reports | System (MTZ worldwide 02/2020)

Impact of Biogenic Fuels on the Fatigue Behavior of Steels

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.

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FVV Research Priorities | Engines (MTZ worldwide 01/2020)

Dynamic Acoustic Optimization of Engine Components, Engines and Powertrain Systems

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.

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