Division of Combustion
The Division of Combustion conducts research concerning combustion and emissions formation in internal combustion engines and gas turbines.
Focus on Sustainable Transport Systems
Internal combustion engines are presently the most common energy converter and a quick estimate shows that there are currently more than one billion combustion engines, of very different sizes, in the world today. The research within the department is highly focused on supporting the transition to a future sustainable transport system where fossil fuels have to be gradually replaced with alternative and renewable fuels. Alternative fuels research has therefore become an area of growing importance. The research within the Division is of both experimental and theoretical/numerical nature.
The division has a very well-equipped laboratory with six engine test cells ranging from multi-cylinder truck engines, to single cylinder optical engines for passenger cars. The division also has a spray laboratory with two stationary spray/combustion chambers. The measuring equipment ranges from conventional measuring methods to different laser-based techniques. The division has extensive cooperation with different universities and industrial companies in Sweden, Europe, USA and Japan.
Last modified: May 26, 2010