The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) funded project was carried out in conjunction with Ricardo, Ford and Imperial College, London. VERTIGO (Virtual Emissions Research, Tool Integration and Optimisation) extended existing knowledge of system simulation, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), chemical kinetics modelling, combustion diagnostics and model based control to produce a validated, integrated engineering toolset for the design optimisation of low-emission combustion engine vehicles.
VERTIGO aims at creating a virtual engineering toolset capability for developing future low-emission combustion-engined vehicles and their control and diagnostic systems. Building on existing state-of-the-art system simulation, CFD, chemical kinetics modelling, combustion diagnostics and model based control, the project will produce a validated, integrated toolset and process tool applicable from concept level through the development cycle to control system virtual calibration.
DTI Technology Programme Priority: Design, Modelling and Simulation TP/3/DSM/6/I/16595
Dr Guillaume de Sercey
Professor Cyril Crua
Professor Morgan Heikal
Ford Motor Company
Total project value: £1.98 million
DTI grant value: £994,191
SHRL funding from DTI: £371,107 for 30 months