The interaction between the operating conditions of the engine, engine geometry configuration, engine performance, and engine emissions are studied through analyses of the flow field, direct injection spray morphology, and the instantaneous surface temperatures of engine components.
Especially for the characterization of the internal mixture, data on the spray and its interaction with the turbulent flow field (Fig.: Spray Analysis), the local composition of the fuel-air mixture, the ignition and the subsequent combustion are required. The gained data will create an experimental-numerical benchmark platform to support the industrial use of scale-resolved simulations.
In addition to combustion diagnostics, optimizations are also carried out on the engine. Technical developments are planned, designed and conversions are carried out. Also the software can be rebuilt and optimized. Software development and designs thus play an important role.