WP3 Novel combustion and advanced aftertreatment

WP Leader: Maciej Mikulski, University of Vaasa
Research organizations: University of Vaasa, Aalto University, Åbo Akademi University & VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Companies: Wärtsilä Finland Oy, AGCO Power Oy, Dinex Finland Oy & Proventia Oy
International collaboration partner: Lublin University of Technology, Poland

WP3 aims to provide significant progress along both the novel combustion roadmap and advanced after treatment theme. The combustion roadmap is experimentally assessed on two engine platforms/demonstrators: 1) a mid-speed marine engine focused on low-temperature RCCI combustion development and 2) a high-speed off-road engine, where advanced engine thermal management technologies and 100% Hydrogen combustion are demonstrated.

WP3 also aims for improved aftertreatment conversion efficiency towards ultra-low NOX and PM emissions. Superior performance will be explored with the new aftertreatment and advanced combustion technologies applied simultaneously. The fast progress is enabled by a model-based design methodology, applied for the first time on such a scale in this project. This brings the advantages of detailed CFD simulations towards building unique control-oriented combustion models and couples it towards a full engine-aftertreatment modeling framework. Finally, a model-based optimization routine is developed and used to guide the experimental designs. 

Read about the results of WP3.

WP3 Tasks & Task Leaders:

T.3.1 Fundamental framework for RCCI (Martti Larmi, Aalto University);
T.3.2 RCCI control-oriented model (Aneesh Vadusev, University of Vaasa);
T.3.3 Mid-speed RCCI engine demo (Michaela Hissa, University of Vaasa);
T.3.4 Advanced aftertreatment (Kati Lehtoranta, VTT);
T.3.5 Engine – aftertreatment model coupling (Saana Hautala, University of Vaasa);
T.3.6 Model-based optimization (Anders Brink, Åbo Akademi University);
T.3.7 Advanced high-speed engine (Petri Söderena, VTT).

WP3 Solutions and innovations:

S1. Complete model-based design methodology used for the first time for powertrain development;
S2. RCCI demonstrated for the first time on a mid-speed engine across full operating envelope (TRL 5);
S3. Advanced high-speed engine concepts developed; including H2 fueling (TRL 5);
S4. Advanced aftertreatment systems developed for high and medium-speed engines (TRL 6).