Overview

The realities of today�s transportation needs make your access to the latest and most innovative technical knowledge an imperative. The SAE 2009 Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting is an open forum for discussion � an opportunity for you and other professionals in the industry to exchange information and ideas in a shared effort to promote progress and growth.

The SAE 2009 Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting provides state-of-the-art technical information and first hand experiences relating to the interactions of engine designs, fuel blends and alternatives, combustion techniques, lubricants and emission controls.

Emission regulations due to increasing levels of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the environment, the shortage of oil, escalating fuel costs, proposed alternative energy sources for both diesel and gasoline fuels, all continue to be headlines for the automotive and heavy duty industries. This conference provides insights and updates on the science of the combustion of fuels and its impacts on powertrain system designs in the global automotive and heavy duty markets. Different engines, different fuels, different lubricants, different additives, different combustion temperatures and pressures all generate a host of different scenarios emitting pollutants, which must be understood and acted upon for the industry to survive.

Presentations from leading experts currently engaged in cutting edge technology will highlight the pathways to emissions compliance and strategies that are under investigation so that breakthroughs will result in future powertrain designs.

Proposed topic areas include:

  • Advanced Power Systems
  • Combustion & Fuels
    • Compression Ignition Combustion
    • SI Combustion
    • Low Temperature Combustion including HCCI
    • Fuel Injection & Sprays
    • Multi-Dimensional Modeling
    • Heat Transfer
    • Cold Start
    • Diagnostics and Measurement Techniques
    • In-Cylinder Diesel Particulates & NOx
    • CI Performance with Alternative Fuels
    • SI Performance & Fuel Effects
    • Alternative & Advanced Fuels
  • Lubricants & Powertrain Systems
    • New CI and SI Engines & Components
    • Lubricants & Bearing Systems
    • NVH
    • Supercharging Systems
    • CI & SI Power Cylinder Systems
    • Small Engine Technology
    • Materials
    • Heavy Duty Diesel Lubricants
    • Novel Lubricants
    • Driveline Fluids
    • Rheology & Tribology
  • Exhaust Aftertreatment & Emissions
    • Aftertreatment Systems
    • Catalysts
    • Emissions Performance of CI and SI engines
    • On-Board Measurements
    • Exhaust System Modeling
  • Control & Calibration
    • Engine Controls
    • Vehicle Controls
    • Optimization Techniques
    • Variable Valve Actuation
    • On-Board Diagnostics
    • Vehicle System Models