KTH CICERO 2006-2010
KTH CICERO focused on research regarding gas management in modern internal combustion engines for vehicles, both for standard fuels such as gasoline or diesel, but also for alternative fuels. The aim of the research was to make engines more effective and environment-friendly thus to decrease fuel consumption without losing performance, lower emissions of hazardous substances and to control sound generation and attenuation in the engine gas handling system.
Gas management is defined as all handling of gases from the air inlet to the valves of the engine block, as well as the exhaust gases from the point where they leave the combustion chamber through the exhaust valves, and then all the way through the exhaust system.
The research was based on extensive knowledge of fluid dynamics, acoustics and combustion engine technology and included both fundamental and applied experiments and simulations as well as development of methodology for such studies. The centre was a combined effort between KTH, the Swedish Energy Agency and the leading engine manufacturers in Sweden. KTH CICERO started officially 1st of January 2006 and continued January 1st 2011 in the new center CCGEx (Competence Center for Gas Exchange)
For further information http://www.kth.se/en/ccgex