Our team's article was just published on the well known car magazine 4Troxoi. The study we worked on deals with the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of modern PHEVs and diesel cars.
The article is available here.
A new Synthetic Gas Bench is now running at FuVEP facilities. The system is a state-of-the-art SGB by ILS (Integrated Lab Solutions) able for testing all available aftertreatment technologies, both catalysts and filters. Able to go up to 850°C the system uses more than 20 mass flow controllers fed by gas cylinders and water evaporators to produce the desired synthetic exhaust mixture. It can run a large variety of tests including steady state tests, temperature ramp profiles, lean/rich switching and dynamic tests simulating the engine operation during driving cycles.
The FuVEP team just completed the installation and commissioning of a new AC engine dyno, the AVL Dynoforce. The new low inertia, fast response dyno can accommodate engines up to 250kW and it is fully equipped with media conditioning systems for coolant, lubricant, fuel, intake air.
Powered by AVL Puma Open 2, the system is fully automated and able to run steady state tests or transient tests (e.g. driving cycles, RDE).
We are pleased to announce that FuVEP is now equipped with a state-of-the-art chassis dyno and regulation compliant emissions measurement system.
Our team just completed the installation and commissioning of an AVL ROADSIM 48" MIM dyno, capable for testing passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The dyno can be used for testing over regulated driving cycles, non-regulated cycles, custom tests and simulated regulation compliant RDE tests or non-compliant dynamic RDE profiles.
MILE21 means ‘More information less emissions, Empowering Consumers for a Greener 21st Century’ and it is a project that has the aim to provide consumers with real cars fuel consumption data and to help consumers in making well-informed purchase decisions for more efficient vehicles.
Check our website and take the survey to support our effort on "User awareness on car real-world fuel consumption".
The director of LAT/AUTh, professor Zisis Samaras will participate as a panel member in the technical session "Next Generation Powertrain Development under Electrification, Autonomy, and Connectivity" of SAE WCX Digital Summit, which will be hold on Tuesday, April 13 2021.
More information for the session can be found here.
The first meeting restricted to project partners was held in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics.
The website of the project is https://www.mile21.eu