Research

The FVV's Planning Groups and Research Priorities

Coordination and knowlegde transfer

The planning groups are the FVV’s engine room: this is where the individual research projects are initiated, discussed and supported. They are assigned to the Scientific Advisory Committee, in which all member companies are represented and which proposes research priorities and budgets to the Board. Today, six planning groups are working in the research area "Engines" and one planning group each in the areas "Turbomachinery" and "Fuel Cells".

Research area

Turbomachinery

Research area

Engines

Research area

Fuel Cells

Turbomachinery

PGT | Turbomachinery

Coordinator:
Dr Dirk Hilberg (Rolls-Royce Deutschland)

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Engines

PG1 | System

Coordinator:
Dr. Peter Riegger (Rolls-Royce Solutions)

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Engines

PG2 | Combustion SI

Coordinator:
Dr. André Casal Kulzer (Porsche)

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Engines

PG3 | Combustion CI

Coordinator:
Dr. Christian Weiskirch (TRATON)

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Engines

PG4 | Strength & Tribology

Coordinator:
Dr. Dieter Eppinger (SEG Automotive)

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Engines

PG5 | Engine Dynamics & Acoustics

Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Brands (Schaeffler Technologies)

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Engines

PG6 | Emissions & Immissions

Coordinator:
Dr. Volker Schmeißer (Daimler Truck)

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Fuel Cells

PG7 | Fuel Cells

Coordinator:
Dr. Volker Formanski (BMW)

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Anyone who wants to improve turbomachines, engines, hybrids and fuel cells down to the last detail must give every new idea a chance. Because at the end of the day, the common goal is to further reduce consumption and emissions.

In the FVV planning groups, all member companies work together. Anyone can submit an idea as a project blueprint to the competent planning group which discusses the proposed new projects: Do they serve the common interest and do they meet the requirements for pre-competitiveness? A discussion group then specifies the research focus, looks for qualified research performers and drafts a project proposal. The planning group discusses the application and decides whether the project should be financed from own resources or receive public funding.

Generating new knowledge is the declared aim of Industrial Collective Research. And every member benefits from this knowledge transfer - whether they are a small company with a handful of employees or a large corporation.

The progress of the research projects is supervised by a project user committee. This is where the experts of the member companies have the opportunity to direct and control the research work and consult with the research and technology performers. Last but not least, all members have an unconditional right of use to all results developed in the FVV.

To allow this to happen in direct dialogue, FVV information conferences are held twice a year. This is where researchers meet, get an up-to-date overview on the research programme and can exchange views on current issues, always within the framework of competition law, of course.

FVV 2020 Autumn Conference

Conference Report

The Research Association for Internal Combustion Engines (FVV) holds its first completely digital conference // Dr. David Bothe (Frontier Economics) talked about the latest orientation study of the FVV // Alternative fuels and new combustion technologies: FVV strengthens hydrogen research

The FVV information sessions are important meetings for the industry to get briefed on the latest results of Industrial Collective Research (IGF) on combustion engines - internal combustion engines, hybrids, turbomachines - and fuel cells. Due to the current pandemic, the FVV had invited to a completely digital conference in autumn 2020. We have summarised the conference highlights in a brief report.

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