Working Process – Analysis and Simulation

Analysis and Simulation of the Working Process, Engine Measuring Techniques


The objective of the research area Working Process – Analysis and Simulation is to simulate the thermodynamics of the working process completely. This is achieved by developing and optimizing tools in the research areas listed below and then testing and applying them in cooperation with industrial partners. Work is being done to develop simulation models that predict the engine working cycle as realistically as possible as well as measurement techniques for improved analysis. 


  • Models for simulating mixture formation, charge motion, combustion, heat transfer and emission formation based on 0D, 1D and 3D methods
  • Test setups for conducting detailed investigations of ignition and combustion processes
  • Optical combustion diagnosis
  • Development of sensors for analyzing the engine working cycle
  • Characterization of injectors for liquid and gaseous fuels
  • Lubricant formulation, oil consumption measurement and oil condition monitoring


  • II-Lab (Injection-Ignition): optical spray box, nozzle flow measuring device, high-speed camera, ignition test bed
  • Special engine measuring systems (heat flux, fast FID, comprehensive optical measuring techniques, FTIR)