Research

ENGINES | Planning Group 1 »System«

Lowering consumption and emissions, while at the same time raising convenience, safety and performance: the requirements to be met by the developers of combustion engines have become ever more complex in recent decades. In order to optimise every detail of the powertrain in the future, too, collaborative research on complete systems has become a decisive factor.


»In the Planning Group, we develop new methods and tools that can be used throughout the development process, which allow an easy combination of simulation with real measurements. This is the only way to achieve the optimum for each individual powertrain component and the overall system.« | Dr Peter Riegger (Rolls-Royce Solutions)


After all, the real-world consumption and raw emission values of engines in motor vehicles, construction machinery or marine applications are dependent on a multitude of factors. Exhaust gas recirculation, turbocharging and injection have a decisive influence here, which is why they are the subject of many of the planning group’s research projects. Ancillary engines and the coolant temperature also make a difference; therefore, the researchers from the planning group also closely examine factors including heat transport in IC engines and its influence on friction and emissions. The individual research fields include the recovery of lost energy and the control, regulation and sensor systems of combustion engines. The planning group also evaluates the potential of new technologies and alternative powertrains such as hybrids. By doing so, the FVV researchers are looking far into the future of mobility.


    PG1 »System« is dedicated to the following topics:

    • Future engine concepts, hybridisation
    • Alternative fuels
    • Digitalisation in the powertrain
    • Life-cycle analyses

    And tackles the following lines of research / focuses:

    • System analysis of new technologies, alternative powertrains and fuels
    • Recovering lost energy
    • (Ultra-low) temperature management
    • Control, regulation, sensors
    • Turbocharging
    • Large and nonroad engines
    Efficiency
    Components
    Hybrids
    Biofuels
    Synthetic Fuels
    Development Tools

    People & Technology

    New FVV meta-analysis of LCA Studies on Alternative Powertrain Technologies

    Taking stock

    Life cycle analyses (LCA) provide information on how climate-friendly new powertrain technologies really are. A new meta-analysis by the FVV Research Association for Internal Combustion Engines, conducted by Frontier Economics, analyses existing life cycle studies from the last 15 years. The study shows that in a global energy and carbon system, various technology options are available from a climate perspective. There is not one single solution for CO2 neutrality in the mobility sector. The key to sustainable mobility lies in fair technology competition and the defossilisation of energy production.

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    Options for climate-neutral mobility in 2050

    What if...?

    Road transport is to become independent of fossil fuels. But how will this be implemented, and what will it cost? Focusing on three scenarios, the “Defossilizing the Transportation Sector” study conducted by the Research Association for Combustion Engines (FVV) provides a basis for informed discussion.

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    A new mix in the gas network

    H2 in the gas network

    Hydrogen will play a decisive role in achieving the climate goals. A joint project initiated by the FVV with the German Association for Gas and Water (DVGW) investigates how the gas can be integrated in the existing natural gas infrastructure.

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    1378

    FVV Fuels Study IV

    Transformation of mobility to the carbon-neutral post-fossil age (in Europe - including life-cycle assessment)

    THEMIS
    1407

    Zero Impact Vehicle Emissions

    Conceptual study to determine a model-based transfer function of emissions on immission

    THEMIS
    1355

    Powertrain 2040

    Potential powertrain configurations to obtain CO2 goals in 2040 (ICEV, PHEV, FCEV, BEV)

    THEMIS
    M1620

    AI Route Optimisation

    Method development for artificial intelligence deployment in online route optimisation of hybridised maritime propulsion systems

    THEMIS
    PG1 »System«

    Coordinator:
    Dr Peter Riegger
    Rolls-Royce Solutions


    Project Management

    Ralf Thee

    FVV
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    FVV
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