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Workpackage 1: Extreme design parameters
Workpackage 2: Advanced Combustion Concepts
Workpackage 3: Multistage/Intelligent turbocharging
Workpackage 4: Turbocompound engine/hot engine
Workpackage 6: Emission reduction methods (internal-water)
Workpackage 7: Emission reduction methods (Internal-EGR)
Workpackage 8: Emissions aftertreatment
Workpackage 9: Reduced friction engine
Task 9.1
Task 9.2
Workpackage 11: Adaptive engine
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 Workpackage 9: Reduced friction engine
 

AIM: to investigate techniques for improving engine efficiency through reduced friction including optimum lubrication and adaptive/smart components.

Objectives:

  • Identification of tribological measures having the highest potential to improve the engine efficiency
  • Identification of the need for adaptive components of the engine and development of relevant specifications
  • Development of engine components with reduced friction losses
  • Development of adaptive components
  • Demonstration of functionality and reliability by means of engine tests
  • On line control of cylinder condition by optimum cylinder lubrication


The Workpackage consists of two Tasks:


Task 9.1: Adaptive Components

Task 9.2: Tribo-optimisation
 



Cylinder Unit
(courtesy of MAN B&W Diesel AG).

Piston Rings for 2-Stroke Engines
(courtesy of Federal Mogul).

Full FE model for verification of stress and strain in the engine structure
(courtesy of Wartsila Switzerland Ltd).

FEM model of a connecting rod
(courtesy of MAN B&W Diesel AG).

 
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