Higher Efficiency, Reduced Emissions, Increased Reliability and Lifetime, Engines for Ships (HERCULES-C)

This EU project is conducted in a work-package collaboration with MAN Turbo and Diesel in Copenhagen, Denmark. To support their model developments, we have developed an optically transparent injector tip with the same interior passages as a commercial unit. It is fed by fuel from a modified Scania XPI injector body. The injector mounts inside the Chalmers spray vessel so that we can reproduce the density of air inside the big MAN engines. Interior flows will be studied with high-speed, long distance microscopic shadowgraphy and they will be correlated with breakup using ballistic imaging. The project includes 25 partners.

Partner organizations

  • Tehag Engineering (Private, Switzerland)
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (Academic, Denmark)
  • Paul Scherrer Institut (Research Institute, Switzerland)
  • IFP Energies Nouvelles (Private, France)
  • Man Diesel & Turbo (Private, Germany)
  • Danfoss IXA (Private, Denmark)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH) (Academic, Switzerland)
  • Wärtsilä Schweiz (Private, Switzerland)
  • M. Jürgensen & Co (Private, Germany)
  • FOS Messtechnik (Private, Germany)
  • Bodycote Metallurgical Coating (Private, United Kingdom)
  • ABB Turbo Systems (Private, Switzerland)
  • PBS Turbo (Private, Czech Republic)
  • Wärtsilä Finland (Private, Finland)
  • Gehring Technologies (Private, Germany)
  • Flame Spray Technologies (Private, United Kingdom)
  • Aalto University (Academic, Finland)
  • Federal-Mogul (Private, Germany)
  • Technische Universität Graz (Academic, Austria)
  • FEV (Private, Germany)
Start date 01/01/2012
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2014

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