Instituto Universitario CMT-Motores Térmicos

Principales cifras de actividad del último año

investigadores 77
subvenciones 904.968 €
contratación 2.931.725 €

Principales clientes

RENAULT DREAM S.N.C., VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES, JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED, PEUGEOT CITROEN AUTOMOBILES, HORIBA EUROPE GMBH, RENAULTS.

Líneas I+D+i

  • Air management: air loop. Aftertreatment.
    Diesel particulate filters: Pressure drop, Acoustic characterization, Filtration efficiency, Regeneration and Thermal management. Diesel oxidation catalyst: Conversion efficiency and Light-off. De-NOx systems: Selective catalytic reduction and Lean NOx trap..
  • Air management: air loop. Air loop.
    Gas-exchange in CI and SI engines. Gas-dynamics in manifolds and air lines. Advanced boosting: Sequential turbocharging, 2-stage, e-booster. 2-stroke engines..
  • Air management: air loop. Engine controls.
    New sensors. Data fusion. Closed loop control. Model identification. Adaptive control. Control SW predesign. On-board diagnostics.
  • Air management: air loop. Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR).
    Impact on emissions. Short/long route systems. Mixing and misdistribution. Condensation problems: EGR cooler, Charge air cooler and Compressor. Strong cooling..
  • Air management: air loop. Turbochargers.
    Compressor surge. Off-design measurement. Turbine pulsating flow. Acoustic performance. Improved models for 1D software. Turbocharger failures.
  • CFD. CFD.
    Computational Fluid Dynamics as an advanced tool for application to: External aerodynamics, air management and turbocharger flows, Injection, internal flows and combustion processes, Heat transfer in powerplants and Support to experimental activities at CMT. Open and proprietary software..
  • Combustion. Combustion diagnostics.
    In-cylinder pressure diagnostics. Uncertainties determination: Thermal geometric, characterization, and Motoring / Skip-fired tests. Chamber volume deformation: Experimental / modelling approaches. Engine thermal balance: In-cylinder analysis and Global analysis..
  • Combustion. Combustion optimisation.
    Combustion process: Conventional and Advanced. CO2 reduction: Downsizing and Downspeeding. Dual-fuel strategies. New hardware: FIS / VVA and Two/Four stroke. CFD: Reacting spray and Bowl design..
  • Combustion. Injection.
    Fuel properties: Diesel/gasoline and Biofuels. Injection systems. Nozzle technology: Coking, Cavitation and Conicity . Spray development: Liquid length and Vapour length. CFD (RANS LES): Internal flow and Cavitation..
  • Combustion. Optical techniques.
    Fundamental understanding of combustion process phenomena: Aerodynamics, Sprays and mixing, and Ignition/flame/pollutants. Development of optical methods for detailed measurements in engine-like conditions: LDV / PDPA / PIV techniques, Mie scattering techniques, Schlieren, Flame spectroscopy/chemiluminiscence (CH*, OH*), 2C Pyrometry/LII/Extinction, Laser induced fluorescence techniques (355, OH, NO, tracer LIF, exciplex¿), IR-Vis-UV absorption-extinction.
  • Combustion. Pollutant control.
    Regulated and non-regulated gaseous emission evaluation. Organic and inorganic compound speciation. Particle emission characterization: Size distribution and concentration, Particle mass and composition. Aftertreatment system evaluation..
  • Maintenance. Maintenance.
    Improvements in transport fleet maintenance systems, focusing on: Scheduled maintenance optimization, Condition based maintenance (CBM): assessment, analysis, selection and implementation of alternatives, Machinery diagnosis based on oil anlysis, Information technologies (IT): development and implementation, Maintenance and continuous re-engineering, Fuels and lubricants analysis..
  • Noise control. Noise control.
    Intake and exhaust: Engine source characterization, Acoustic attenuation, Flow noise generation, Backpressure and Turbocharger noise. Combustion noise: Level and sound quality, Emerging concepts and Alternative fuels..
  • Thermal management. Thermal management.
    Engine heat transfer. Engine cooling: Innovative strategies and Emerging concepts. Cold starting: Intake air heating and Warm-up reduction. Waste heat recovery. Fluid and heat flow in engine enclosures. Applications to HEV: Circuit integration..