Higher Efficiency, Reduced Emissions, Increased Reliability and Lifetime, Engines for Ships (HERCULES-C)
Research Project, 2012 – 2014

This EU project is conducted in a work-package collaboration with MAN Turbo and Diesel in Copenhagen, Denmark. To support their model developments, we have developed an optically transparent injector tip with the same interior passages as a commercial unit. It is fed by fuel from a modified Scania XPI injector body. The injector mounts inside the Chalmers spray vessel so that we can reproduce the density of air inside the big MAN engines. Interior flows will be studied with high-speed, long distance microscopic shadowgraphy and they will be correlated with breakup using ballistic imaging. The project includes 25 partners.


Mark Linne (contact)

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Combustion and Propulsion Systems

Zachary Falgout

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Combustion and Propulsion Systems


Aalto University

Espoo, Finland


Zurich, Switzerland

Bodycote Metallurgical Coating

Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Danfoss IXA

Vejle, Denmark


Burscheid, Germany


Aachen, Germany

Flame Spray Technologies

Newport, United Kingdom

FOS Messtechnik

Schacht Audorf, Germany

Gehring Technologies

Ostfildern, Germany

IFP Energies Nouvelles

Rueil Malmaison, France

M. Jürgensen & Co

Sorup, Germany

Man Diesel & Turbo

Augsburg, Germany

Paul Scherrer Institut

Villigen, Switzerland

PBS Turbo

Velka Bites, Czech Republic

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Zürich, Switzerland

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Lyngby, Denmark

Technische Universität Graz

Graz, Austria

Tehag Engineering

Schlatt, Switzerland

Wärtsilä Finland

Vaasa, Finland

Wärtsilä Schweiz

Winterthur, Switzerland


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/284354
Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2014

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