Higher Efficiency, Reduced Emissions, Increased Reliability and Lifetime, Engines for Ships (HERCULES-C)

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.

Participants

Mark Linne (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Combustion

Zachary Falgout

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Combustion

Collaborations

Aalto University, Espoo

Espoo, Finland

ABB Turbo Systems

Baden, Switzerland

Bodycote Metallurgical Coating

Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Danfoss IXA

Vejle, Denmark

Federal-Mogul

Burscheid, Germany

FEV

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 Psi, 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

Funding

European Commission (FP7)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2014

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Created

2014-12-01