In Work Package 1 (WP1), led by the University of Brighton, three novel ICE concepts, aimed at achieving a step improvement of 20-33 per cent reduction in fuel consumption from ICEs at near zero emissions will be investigated, with holistic integration of energy recovery The concepts investigated are applicable to commercial vehicles, passenger cars and as electric vehicle range extenders.
Novel designed fuels, will be investigated in WP2 (led by University College London), including how the fuel molecule can be tailored to improve the ignition and combustion characteristics of the fuel in a novel ICE combustion system. The spray and ignition processes of the new fuels will be characterised through the application of optical diagnostic techniques.
WP3 (led by Brunel University) covers the simulation of the ICE combustion concepts and evaluation of current state of the art modelling methods when applied to such combustion systems and designed fuels, with potentially very different fluid characteristics to conventional diesel and petrol.
Novel optical diagnostic techniques, including two line Planer Induced Fluorescence to track the vapour concentration and laser induced thermal grating spectroscopy to measure vapour temperature will be developed in WP4 (led by the University of Oxford) and applied to the research in WP1 and WP2, providing validation for the modelling in WP3.