Most diesel engines are already equipped with a turbocharger, now engine developers are increasingly focusing on finding solutions for boosted gasoline engines.
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Unlike mainstream passenger car engines that have only recently turned to forced induction, heavy commercial and off-highway vehicles have relied on turbocharging for several decades, with turbochargers having been around for more than 110 years.
These large displacement commercial-vehicle engines are commonly fitted with state of the art turbochargers to increase their power output, reduce fuel consumption and, most recently, to dramatically lower emissions of both harmful particulates and greenhouse gasses.
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EU emission targets have driven significant changes to drivetrain technology in the automotive industry over the last 20 years. Demands for reduced CO2 and NOx pollution have led OEMs to invest in a range of technologies such as turbocharging and downsized engines to meet ever more stringent directives.
However, in light of the VW diesel scandal and improved test cycles due for implementation in the coming years, even more efficiency gains are required, and it remains to be seen which technologies will prove effective in the long term.
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Baar, Technische Universität Berlin, gave a presentation at last years Downsizing and Turbocharging event about "Advanced technologies to optimize boosting systems by focusing on transient response and engine efficiency".
Learn more about the following aspects in his presentation:
- Comparison of technologies
- Advanced turbocharger model (pulsation, heat transfer and T4, friction)
- Summary and future potentials