Collective research on cutting-edge technologies for clean, efficient and sustainable automotive engines, industrial engines and turbomachinery: This is the mission of the Research Association for Combustion Engines – the FVV. Combustion engines facilitate individual mobility, transportation, energy supply and industrial added value. The innovative power of the industry and its economic success make a significant contribution to social prosperity. As a non-profit organisation we support the competitive ability of our member companies by organising pre-competitive industrial collective research.
The combustion engines has become increasingly more efficient since it was invented in the 19th century. It has thus become the engine that drives the global economy. Even today, researchers and engineers continue to work on improving its efficiency. However, the focus of engine research is shifting from inventing individual solutions to examining the entire engine, which also includes electrification of the drive system.
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 eneregy system and modern air travel wouldn't be possible without them. Yet new challenges lie in store for the researchers who work on turbines: future generations must operate much more flexibly and further reduce the negative impact on the environment.
Cutting fuel consumption and emissions while improving dynamics and comfort: developers of prime movers and their components have to meet complex demands. As such, it has been a long time since they 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. Highly specialised engineers use sophisticated programmes to calculate and simulate the components long before the first prototype has to prove itself.
Dialogue for Progress
International cooperation is the key to technical progress in a globalised economy. Small, medium and large companies in the engine and turbomachinery industries together with their engineering and IT services providers and suppliers of systems and components form an international platform for pre-competitive basic research. SMEs in particular can profit from the FVV Prime Movers Network because they may save costs and gain new impulses for product development. Anyone participating in the FVV can better and more efficiently transform research results into competitive products: Achieving impact in research by seeking shared success.Join us
The FVV understands itself as a technical and scientific innovation platform. We maintain long-term contacts with all major technical universities and research organisations in Germany and increasingly also in Europe. We are a member of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen - AiF) and of the Mechanical Engineering Research Federation (Forschungskuratorium Maschinenbau - FKM) managed by VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau | Mechanical Engineering Industry Association). Together with our partners, we form a strong network for industrial collective research on modern combustion engines.Research and Technology Performers Sponsors and Fellows
Do you have any further questions about the FVV, our committees or research activities? Then, please, feel free to contact us: Pay us a visit, give us a call or send us an e-mail. We are always happy to assist you.
Research Association for Combustion Engines eV
Lyoner Strasse 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 6603 1345