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Project title: Investigations of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition in an innovative barrel engine

 

Acronym: RangEx

 

Project Promoter: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering

 

Polish partners: -

 

Norwegian Partners: Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Institutt for Energi- og prosessteknikk (NTNU)

 

Project cost (EUR): 929 757

 

Grant amount (EUR): 929 757

Duration: 36 months

 

 

www: http://www.rangex.itc.pw.edu.pl/

 

 

Project summary:

Automotive sector expects the implementation of modern engines, which can help to reduce fuel consumption, pollutants emission and noise. During the project, based on experience in designing of barrel engines, a prototype engine will be designed, built and comprehensively tested. Based on the results of research investigations conducted in the project, the involved partners will offer an innovative technical solution: environmentally friendly and highly efficient engine, which may be used as a range-extender for hybrid cars of the future.
The prerequisite to begin the project research are promising results of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition combustion mode achieved previously in a large (340 kW) multi-cylinder barrel engine. Special features of the engine and special design will allow investigating ultra-clean HCCI combustion. The consortium will include teams from Warsaw University of Technology and Norwegian University of Technology - leading technical universities in Poland and Norway. Complementarity of partners' knowledge and their potential allow offering a modern solution for the global automotive industry.

 

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