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

A state-of-the-art approach for closed-loop control of low-temperature combustion (LTC) processes are cycle-based control algorithms. However, these approaches allow only a stable operation in a very limited engine-map. Cycle-based controllers act such that only the system dynamics and disturbances which occur at a cycle-averaged time scale can be controlled. The relevant physico-chemical processes determining the stability and emissions characteristics of low-temperature combustion, which proceed on a inner-cyclic time-level, can’t be controlled. For this reason Research Unit 2401 investigates multiscale control algorithms, to also control the smaller time scales. It is expected that a successful control of these critical time scales allows for distinct enlarging of the operating range, increase of efficiency and reduction of pollutant emissions. The multiscale control is a novel approach.


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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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Lecture Series Electromobility

In winter semester 2021/22, the Office for Electromobility (GSE) once again organizes a lecture series on electromobility. On this occasion the current state of research as well as the latest trends in electromobility are discussed and coupled with exciting lectures from universities and industry.

Terms: Thursday from 6.00 pm to 7.15 pm via Zoom

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