Innovation


The Innovation Areas in the HERCULES-C project associated to the various Work Packages are correlated to the various Research Topics in the Call text for SST.2011.1.1.1-3 in Table below.
 

Research topics List in Call text
SST.2011.1.1.1-3
Towards zero emission marine engines
Innovation Areas in HERCULES-C project
(*NB: where “engine” read “large marine diesel engine”)
Related
HERCULES-C
Work Package Groups

I

Advanced engine development

  • New concepts for combustion (eg. Partially premixed, cool)
  • Variable geometry engine

WPG1

  • Multi hole, multi nozzle arrangement simulation and validation with full scale experiments

WPG2

  • Very high pressure charging
  • Fully variable geometry compressors & turbines  

WPG3

  • Fuel flexible (multi fuel) engines

WPG1, WPG4

II

Optimization in ship energy management

  • Engine performance adaptation by electronic adjustment of processes

WPG1, WPG4

  • Co-agency and integration of main engine and other power producing systems

WPG4

III

Engine technologies supporting transport mission management

  • Operation of electronically adjustable engines at extremes (eg. Very low load, overtorque, rapid speed changes)

WPG3, WPG4

  • Adaptive engine thermal energy management supporting total energy economy               

WPG4

IV

Integration of developed emissions technologies

  • Integration of sequential aftertreatment for near-zero emissions

WPG3

V

Maintenance of engine performance throughout the lifetime

  • Detailed engine friction investigations

WPG5

  • Application of new materials in engine

WPG5

  • Advanced health monitoring applications (established in aero gas turbines) are not mature yet for marine diesel engines.

WPG4


WPG1: New Combustion Concepts
WPG2: Fuel Injection Models and Experiments
WPG3: Near–Zero Emission engine technologies
WPG4:
Adaptive engine control and lifetime reliability
WPG5: New Materials and Tribology