Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie
On October 01, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe. As the oldest technical university in Germany, founded in 1825, the profile of Universität Karlsruhe (TH) is determined primarily by the technical and natural sciences as well as by engineering. The university offers studies to over 18,000 national and international students.
The Institut für Kolbenmaschinen, being a part of the faculty of mechanical engineering, is dedicated to research and development in the area of internal combustion engines. The institute has a long experience in experimental and numerical methods to analyze engine processes.
The research and development work in the field of internal combustion engines focuses in
particular on the following topics:
- Combustion process development in compression ignition (CI) and spark ignition (SI) engines
- Extensive investigation and development of gasoline direct injection (DISI)
- Combustion improvement concerning fuel consumption and pollutant formation
- Development of advanced measurement techniques
- Optical investigation of in-cylinder processes using endoscopes for flow analysis, emission spectroscopy, flame visualization and irregular combustion phenomena
- Numerical simulation of in-cylinder processes (flow, injection, mixture preparation, combustion and emission formation)