Internal Combustion Engines
The research is aimed at reducing CO2 emissions and local emissions, specifically particulate and NOx. Reducing CO2 is important for reducing energy consumption, greenhouse effect and global warming.
A key research area is the gas exchange system, including turbo charging and exhaust recirculation systems. This research is done within the competence centre CCGEx, where more fundamental research in flow mechanics and acoustics is combined with the more engine focused research.
Another research area is diesel combustion investigated by optical analysis of combustion in special engines with optical access and by analysis of the fuel injection spray in a special spray lab. This research is done in cooperation with a major engine manufacturer. In the gas exchange and combustion area a number of important and innovative developments have been initiated - some with patents granted and others with planned patent applications - all directed to address saving energy.