Volvo Cars debuts its first 3-cylinder engine in new XC40 compact SUV; designed for PHEV applications

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The new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company’s 91-year history. The new three-cylinder powertrain has been deliberately designed for integration into Twin Engine plug-in hybrid cars. Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Plug-ins

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Argonne team identifies optimized engine designs for a given fuel

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have pinpointed optimized engine designs for a given fuel. et al. , “Numerical Investigation of a Gasoline-Like Fuel in a Heavy-Duty Compression Ignition Engine Using Global Sensitivity Analysis,” SAE Int.

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GM using Autodesk generative design software for lightweighting work

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GM is using new generative design software technology from Autodesk to support its vehicle lightweighting efforts. Generative design mimics nature’s evolutionary approach to design. GM is utilizing the innovative technology on future product designs.

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Sandia Labs forms Spray Combustion Consortium to improve engine design

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Control of fuel sprays is key to the development of clean, affordable fuel-efficient engines. Intended for industry, software vendors and national laboratories, the consortium provides a direct path from fundamental research to validated engineering models ultimately used in combustion engine design. Sandia researcher Lyle Pickett, who serves as Sandia’s lead for the consortium, said predictive spray modeling is critical in the development of advanced engines.

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Infiniti Q Inspiration concept designed with autonomy, VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine in mind

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Previewing a new generation of Infiniti vehicles, the Q Inspiration Concept proposes how an innovative VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine powertrain ( earlier post ), next-level autonomous drive technologies, and a unique human-centric interior could enrich the experience of drivers in the mid-size sedan segment. The Q Inspiration powertrain combines turbocharged gasoline power with the torque and efficiency of a hybrid or diesel engine.

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Motiv Engines introduces 2nd-generation split-cycle concept; MkII Clarke-Brayton heavy-duty engine being designed for LNG

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Section of the MkII Clarke-Brayton split-cycle engine. Motiv Engines, LLC introduced the second-generation of its engine concept dubbed the MkII Clarke-Brayton Engine, which it intends to develop into a heavy-duty on-highway engine fueled by liquid natural gas (LNG).

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Robert Allan Ltd. designs new battery-electric pilot boat

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The weight saved in eliminating the diesel engines and their support systems, removing the diesel fuel, and changing to an aluminum hull provides the weight budget for the new electric drive and batteries. The entire design is eligible for Class approval such a Lloyd’s, ABS, or Bureau Veritas.

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Wärtsilä introducing portfolio of hybrid tug designs

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The technology group Wärtsilä is introducing a new portfolio of tug designs, to be known as the Wärtsilä HYTug series, with the emphasis on environmental sustainability. Notably, the enhanced efficiency enables the total installed main engine power to be less than with conventional designs.

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Argonne using machine learning to optimize designing and manufacturing of new products; HD engine simulation presented at WCX

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are developing advanced machine learning techniques with high-performance computing (HPC) to help organizations reduce design time from months to days and slash development costs. This technology can be applied to manufacturing to quickly find the best design for a product or the most efficient production process.

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EIA: trends in downsized engine design leading to increased demand for higher-octane gasoline

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Further, there is increasing interest among stakeholders in exploring the benefits of higher octane fuels that would lead to higher compression ratios which would lead to more efficient engines and reduced fuel consumption. One significant trend is engine downsizing coupled with turbocharging.

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Nissan teases aerodynamic design of new LEAF

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In its ongoing series of teasers leading up to the reveal of the new LEAF EV in September, Nissan has released a rendering of the car’s improved aerodynamic design. The new design improves efficiency, and thus range on a single charge.

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EU-Live project unveils electrified 3-wheeler; designed by Groupe PSA

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Positioned between the two-wheel and four-wheel segments, it is equipped with a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain, two electric in-wheel motors and a gasoline internal combustion engine.

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New SwRI consortium to target advances in gasoline and diesel engine aluminum cylinder head designs

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) announced the formation of a new consortium in partnership with leading castings solutions provider Grainger & Worrall (G&W) to advance automotive cylinder head designs. The Aluminum Head Evaluation, Analysis, and Durability ( AHEAD ) consortium seeks to reduce the weight while improving the durability of aluminum cylinder heads—an increasingly important need as materials and components are pushed to their limits in modern engines.

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Wärtsilä designing first hybrid propulsion system for fish farming ship

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Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver the ship design for a new processing and transportation vessel to be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain on behalf of Hav Line AS of Norway.

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Researchers demonstrate high-capacity Mn-rich Li-ion cathodes; a design pathway away from cobalt and nickel

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The work, reported in the journal Nature , shows a possible design approach for cathode materials that move away from the current reliance on nickel and cobalt—which are limited resources and are associated with safety problems.

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Argonne VERIFI team improves code to enable up to 10K simultaneous engine simulations; paradigm shift in engine design

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A team of scientists and engineers with the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI) ( earlier post ) at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently completed development of engineering simulation code and workflows that will allow as many as 10,000 engine simulations to be conducted simultaneously on Argonne’s supercomputer, Mira. —Janardhan Kodavasal, Argonne mechanical engineer.

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Sandia team develops autoignition model designed for efficient, accurate engine simulations

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Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a model for how diesel engines autoignite. Understanding the fundamental processes that produce autoignition can lead to designs that improve engine efficiency and reduce emissions by optimizing the timing and location of ignition. Developing an improved understanding of transient mixing and combustion processes inherent in diesel injection is an important element in the design of advanced engines.

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Caterpillar and Argonne’s VERIFI undertake cooperative virtual engine design, control project; first VERIFI CRADA

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Low-temperature combustion regimes show great efficiency and emissions potential, but they present optimization and control challenges that must be addressed before they enter the engine mainstream. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Low Temperature Combustion Simulation

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Wärtsilä introduces HY hybrid tug design for Chinese market

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The technology group Wärtsilä has adapted its hybrid tug design ( earlier post ) specifically to meet the needs of the Chinese market. The Wärtsilä HYTug design is based upon Wärtsilä’s fully integrated hybrid power module. This combines engines, an energy storage system using batteries, and power electronics optimized to work together through a newly developed energy management system (EMS).

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SAE High Efficiency IC Engine Symposium opens with consideration of alternative engine designs

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SAE’s 2012 High Efficiency IC Engine Symposium in Detroit—the second as an immediate precursor to the SAE World Congress—opened on Sunday with a consideration of several alternative engine designs: opposed piston 2-stroke (Achates Power); variable compression ratio (MCE-5); split cycle (Scuderi); and advanced rotary (Liquid Piston). Well, the engine processes are not ideal. One can have high combustion efficiency and low engine efficiency. Engines

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Techrules unveils production design of series-hybrid Ren RS with micro-turbine range extender; 330 km/h

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Techrules, a China-based automotive R&D company ( earlier post ) is unveiling the final production design of its Ren RS series-hybrid supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Design and aerodynamics. The wing has been designed by L.M. Engineering enhancements to boost performance.

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Elio Motors releases body framing and engine cradle design to suppliers for E-Series engineering prototype builds

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Elio Motors, the startup vehicle manufacturer launching a three-wheeled vehicle that will get up to 84 MPG with a targeted base price of $6,800 ( earlier post ), has released to its suppliers the body framing and engine cradle design for its E-Series engineering prototypes. In just three short weeks, our team has taken the design of the body framing and engine cradle to the level of manufacturability.

“WaterBone” design wins grand prize in ARPA-E LITECAR Challenge

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The winning design: “WaterBone”. 254 conceptual designs were submitted. The envelope’s material is a polymer composite, which provides desirable characteristics of a monocoque design. The monocoque-spaceframe design is built using additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils Gen4 A-Class; bigger, new engines, focus on content and user experience

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All models of the new A-Class are also powered by new diesel and gasoline engines. To do this we have opted for a combination of uncompromisingly dynamic design and an intuitive operating concept. New, efficient gasoline and diesel engines. Further new engines will follow.

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NASA electric research plane designated the X-57, nickname: “Maxwell”; SCEPTOR

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NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.” The X-57 features 14 electric motors turning propellers, all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine. OP Engine.

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GM details 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain design and operation

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At the 2016 SAE World Congress, GM engineers presented a paper describing the development of the new hybrid powertrain for the popular mid-size sedan. Ability to support a range of engine displacements depending on vehicle requirements. Engine subsystem. Modes, engine on.

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Purdue, Notre Dame, Cummins discovery could lead to new SCR catalyst design for improved NOx control

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Researchers at Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and Cummins have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve SCR catalyst designs for pollution-control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust.

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Renault presents new 1.3L TCe engine at Geneva; co-developed with Daimler; ~1M units per year

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TCe engine, co-developed by the Alliance and Daimler, at the Geneva Motor Show. The new 1.3-liter powerplant combines greater driving enjoyment with higher torque at low engine speeds, plus higher, more consistent torque at higher revs and lower fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

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BMW introduces iPerformance designation, starting with three 7-Series plug-ins

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At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, BMW will officially introduce the new iPerformance model designation, which will be given to all BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles starting in July 2016, as a visible indicator of the transfer of technology from BMW i to the BMW core brand.

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Volkswagen confirms EA288 diesel engines designed for EU5 and EU6 not affected by defeat device software

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Consequently, new vehicles of the Volkswagen Group offered within the European Union with those engines comply with legal requirements and environmental standards. Volkswagen AG is systematically reviewing this issue worldwide and is looking to engineer a holistic solution for complying with the respective valid standards. million vehicles in Germany, with the EA 189 diesel engines with the software defeat device.

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GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua to design the LNG tanks of two FSRUs

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France-based engineering company GTT has received an order from the Chinese shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Corp. Earlier this month, GTT was chosen by Hudong-Zhonghua for the design of cryogenic tanks for nine LNG-fueled mega containerships.

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Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. This enables further reduced fuel consumption and emission levels plus powerful torque even at low engine speeds. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

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Stanford engineers build first computer based on carbon nanotube technology; “imperfections-immune design”

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With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a team of Stanford University engineers has for the first time built a tiny computer with 178 transistors made from carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that may replace silicon in computer chips.

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GTT to design cryogenic LNG tanks for CMA CGM giant container ship newbuilds; Mark III system

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GTT will design the LNG fuel tanks, which represent a capacity of 18,600 m 3 per ship.

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Final design of first autonomous and fully electric container vessel revealed; model testing at SINTEF Ocean

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A six-meter, 2.4-ton model of the final design of the autonomous and fully electric container vessel Yara Birkeland ( earlier post ) was revealed as testing commenced at SINTEF Ocean’s 80-meter test tank facility in Trondheim.

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DARPA awards LiquidPiston $2.5M to advance further X4 rotary engine prototype

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million to continue development of a new, patented, high-efficiency, lighter-weight rotary engine. The X4 is designed for extremely high specific power, with an objective of 1.5 hp/lb, making it up to ten times (10x) more powerful than a standard diesel engine with the same weight.

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Ricardo launches new Atlas-II research engine; focused on large natural gas engine design

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At the upcoming 2013 CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology in Shanghai, Ricardo will showcase a demonstration model of the next generation Atlas-II, the latest high-speed version of Ricardo’s range of large, single-cylinder research and development engines. Able to test engine concepts ranging from 150-200 mm bore with a stroke of up to 280 mm, the Atlas-II enables the evaluation of large, multi-cylinder engine designs in a single power cylinder.

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ABS issues Approval in Principle for LNG-fueled design concept for bulker

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ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) for the Seatransporter-DF , a dual-fuel design concept developed by Algoship Designers Ltd.

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New Pierburg air blower with speed-controlled motor for reduction of gasoline engine emissions

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Secondary air systems are used to reduce gasoline engine emissions by accelerating catalytic converter heat-up. It thus helps many engines to comply with such standards as EU 6.2, Air blowers currently are normally designed to cover a specific range of air mass flow rates.

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