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The Forschungsgesellschaft für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen und Thermodynamik, in close cooperation with Graz University of Technology, aims at conducting innovative and internationally recognized research in the interconnected system of energy, engine, traffic and environment, at supporting teaching and, in particular, at helping to solve environmentally relevant issues.

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. More...

Design

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Propulsion Systems

Research and development onfuture powertrians is driven mostly by legislation. The possible solutions range from optimisation of conventional gasoline and diesel engines, new combustion systems, electrification of powertrains to battery electric vehicles and fuel cell powertrains. More...

Emissions

The department Emissions focuses on pollutant emissions and energy consumption from motor vehicles. Activities include measurements on chassis dynamometers and engine test beds as well as testing with on-board measurement systems as well as developing and applying models that simulate fuel consumption and emissions of motor vehicles with conventional and alternative propulsion systems. Our software ranges from development tools for industry to emission inventories for cities and countries for the purpose of environmental monitoring. More...

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Thermodynamics

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Traffic and Environment

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