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Inner-Insulated Turbocharger Technology to Reduce Emissions and Fuel Consumption from Modern Engines

BorgWarner Turbo Systems-Jürgen Werner
Ricardo UK Ltd-Joshua Dalby
Published 2019-09-09 by SAE International in United States
Reducing emissions from light duty vehicles is critical to meet current and future air quality targets. With more focus on real world emissions from light-duty vehicles, the interactions between engine and exhaust gas aftertreatment are critical. For modern engines, most emissions are generated during the warm-up phase following a cold start. For Diesel engines this is exaggerated due to colder exhaust temperatures and larger aftertreatment systems. The De-NOx aftertreatment can be particularly problematic. Engine manufacturers are required to take measures to address these temperature issues which often result in higher fuel consumption (retarding combustion, increasing engine load or reducing the Diesel air-fuel ratio).In this paper we consider an inner-insulated turbocharger as an alternative, passive technology which aims to reduce the exhaust heat losses between the engine and the aftertreatment. Firstly, the concept and design of the inner-insulated turbocharger is presented. A transient 3D CFD/FEM (Computation Fluid Dynamics/Finite Element Modelling) simulation is conducted and predicts that external heat losses will be reduced by 70% compared to a standard turbocharger, i.e. non-insulated turbocharger. A 1D modelling methodology…
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Hybrid Powertrain Technology Assessment through an Integrated Simulation Approach

Continental-Naroa Zaldua-Moreno, Lorenzo Pace
Ford Werke GmbH-Harald Stoffels
Published 2019-09-09 by SAE International in United States
Global automotive fuel economy and emissions pressures mean that 48 V hybridisation will become a significant presence in the passenger car market. The complexity of powertrain solutions is increasing in order to further improve fuel economy for hybrid vehicles and maintain robust emissions performance. However, this results in complex interactions between technologies which are difficult to identify through traditional development approaches, resulting in sub-optimal solutions for either vehicle attributes or cost. The results presented in this paper are from a simulation programme focussed on the optimisation of various advanced powertrain technologies on 48 V hybrid vehicle platforms. The technologies assessed include an electrically heated catalyst, an insulated turbocharger, an electric water pump and a thermal management module. The novel simulation approach undertaken uses an integrated toolchain capturing thermal, electrical and mechanical energy usage across all powertrain sub-systems. Through integrating 0-D and 1-D sub-models into a single modelling environment, the operating strategy of the technologies can be optimised while capturing the synergies that exist between them. This approach enables improved and more informed cost/benefit ratios for…
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The Drive for Minimum Fuel Consumption of Passenger Car Diesels: An Analytical Study to Evaluate Key Architectural Choices

Ricardo UK Ltd.-Richard Cornwell, Huntly Thomas, Joshua Dalby, Phil Carden, Brian Knight, Andrew Ward, Grace Carr
Published 2015-09-06 by SAE International in United States
Fuel consumption, and the physical behaviours behind it, have never been of greater interest to the automotive engineering community. The enormous design, development and infrastructure investment involved with a new engine family which will be in production for many years demands significant review of the base engine fundamental architecture.Future CO2 challenges are pushing car manufacturers to consider alternative engine configurations. As a result, a wide range of diesel engine architectures are available in production, particularly in the 1.4 to 1.6 L passenger car market, including variations in cylinder size, number of valves per cylinder, and bore:stroke (B/S) ratio. In addition, the 3 cylinder engine has entered the market in growing numbers, despite its historic NVH concerns.Ricardo has performed a generic architecture study for a midsize displacement engine in order to assess the pros and cons of each engine configuration. A range of concept engine designs were prepared, drawing heavily on design guidelines and benchmarking information. Friction analysis was used to predict friction levels for each design. 1-D gas dynamics simulation was used for performance and…
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