Key Research Areas

Beyond mechatronic components research and development, complementary research fields are also in focus of the Teaching and Research Area Mechatronics in Mobile Propulsion.

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Teaching and Research Area Mechatronics in Mobile Propulsion

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Research Unit 2401

The aim of Research Group 2401 is to make the future-oriented low-temperature combustion (LTV) in combustion engines technically usable by means of innovative control concepts. The research group is pursuing a novel interdisciplinary approach from the fields of chemistry, combustion and control engineering. Using the optimization-based multi-scale approach of FOR2401, the control loop of the LTV is closed both from cycle to cycle and also within a combustion cycle. As a result, the stability of the autoregressive LTV process can be increased and emissions can be reduced while simultaneously increasing efficiency.

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Electronics for Combustion Engines

This lecture covers the fundamentals of various electronic control technologies for combustion engines and their potential to reduce fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. Important ECU (Electronic Control Unit) functions and their conversion into mechanical signals which directly influence the engine are discussed.


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