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Special Issue "Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) for Ground Transport"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017).
CMT—Motores Térmicos, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera s/n 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: thermofluids; internal combustion engines; powertrains for transport; emissions reduction and fuel efficient powertrains
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Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) are the main propulsion systems for ground transport, both in on-road and off-road applications. The forecast is that, in the forthcoming decades, it will not be possible to avoid using these propulsion systems in the powertrain of a majority of vehicles, even considering the growth of the electric and hybrid vehicles segments. The increasing demand of transport, the availability of fossil fuels at reasonable prices, and the high energy density of conventional fuels will allow ICEs to be the leading power plants for propelling a worldwide transport fleet.
In parallel, forthcoming limitations in green-house gases (CO2), gaseous pollutants and noise emissions will be more and more severe; forcing engine OEMs and the automotive industry to invest in more innovative and sophisticated technologies for their abatement. Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regulations will be progressively adopted in major economic areas; which means additional challenges to vehicle OEMs, since this greatly widens the ICE operative range at which pollutants emissions must be kept below homologation limits.
This scenario offers exciting opportunities to engineers and researchers to investigate new ideas and innovative technologies. A revolution is coming, concerning traditional petrol and diesel engines, limits between both are vanishing as deeper knowledge and more control of combustion process are gained. Old ideas are being revised with the revival of two stroke engine concepts. New cycles, new concepts and more complex architectures are emerging. Propulsion power-plants, based on ICEs, are becoming a complex mix of machines, far beyond the traditional reciprocating mechanism. Turbochargers, superchargers, organic-Rankine-cycles (ORC) and hybridization are part of the ICE environment, all dedicated to extract every Watt of power from fossil fuels. Finally, the massive use of exhaust gasses after treatment introduces new paradigms in the global design of power-plants based on ICEs. Nowadays, nothing is too innovative to cope with the expected midterm demand of cleaner and more efficient ICEs.
This Special Issue highly welcomes scientific and technically advanced works highlighting any of previous topics surrounding ICEs. In this current context, a Special Issue to address the silent revolution that researchers worldwide are casting around a more than 140-year-old machine, which is younger than ever, is very appropriate.
Prof. Dr. Jose Ramon Serrano
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- Advanced concepts for reciprocating and rotative ICE
- Fuel injection and combustion process of compression ignition and spark ignition ICE
- Air management and thermal management of ICE
- Turbocharging and supercharging of ICE
- ICE pollutant emissions formation and abatement
- NVH of ICE
- ICEs lubrication and lubricants
- ICE architectures, hybridization and their control