Research area
Working Process – Analysis and Simulation

The main objective of the the research area "Work Process - Analysis and Simulation" is the ultimately complete simulation of the thermodynamics of the working process. The concrete implementation includes not only the development and optimization of the tools in the following main research areas, but also the testing and application within the framework of industrial cooperations. In addition to the development of the required simulation models for the most realistic possible prediction of the working process, intensive work is being done on the development of metrological methods for improved analysis.

Main Areas of Research
  • Models for simulating mixture formation, charge motion, combustion, heat transfer and emission formation based on 0D, 1D and 3D methods
  • Test setups for conducting detailed investigations of ignition and combustion processes
  • Optical combustion diagnosis
  • Development of sensors for analyzing the engine working cycle
  • Characterization of injectors for liquid and gaseous fuels
  • Lubricant formulation, oil consumption measurement and oil condition monitoring 
Equipment
  • II-Lab (Injection-Ignition):
    • RCEM (Rapid Compression Expansion Machine)
    • optical spray box
    • nozzle flow measuring device
    • high-speed camera
    • ignition test bed
  • Special engine measuring systems (heat flux, fast FID, comprehensive optical measuring techniques, FTIR)