SAE 2014 Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Forum

Technical Session Schedule

Thursday, November 6

Day Two
(Session Code: ESER2)


With the increased demands for fuel efficiency and fuel economy, the internal combustion engine (ICE) continues to be examined for design improvements to improve these measures. It is projected that OEMs and suppliers will continue to optimize the ICE at least through 2020. Focusing on the near- and long-term role of the ICE in advanced vehicles and highlighting this accelerating development and calibration; high efficiency combustion and controls; advances in turbo machinery, valve technology or ignition systems; and emission control challenges. Overall, the program may examine several technological advances required to maximize efficiency, including: • Advanced, low-temperature combustion techniques • Improved understanding and modeling of heat loss mechanisms • Electrification and intelligent control of accessory loads • Possible redesign of mechanical systems (e.g., variable stroke for fully expanded cycles) • High-efficiency turbo-machinery to extract exhaust energy and provide boost Emissions, Monitoring, Measurement, Control and Energy Savings Strategies for the Future. Panelists will discuss the current and future Energy Saving strategies based upon the following session topics: Intelligent Combustion; Engine Downsizing and Pressure Boosting; Variable Valve Trains; Thermal Efficiencies, Including Waste Heat Recovery; Light, Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Content; Low Voltage Motor and Drives.

Time Paper No. Title
10:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Future Combustion and Fuel Directions and Opportunities
The internal combustion engine will continue to be integral to the transportation of people and goods for the foreseeable future. To reduce environmental impact and improve energy security, many nations are enacting new aggressive fuel economy and emissions standards which are pushing the development of new engine technologies on an unprecedented scale. These new technologies coupled with advances in sensors and onboard computers will enable real-world implementations of new combustion concepts as well as new fuel pathways that blend the best characteristics of spark-ignition and compress-ignition engines for maximum efficiency with lowest possible emissions. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has several ongoing activities exploring the intersection of fuel chemistry and advanced combustion processes including reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) combustion, gasoline partially premixed combustion (PPC), and the use of in-cylinder thermo-chemical reforming (TCR) to compensate fuel-specific differences on the combustion process. The majority of this research is being performed on multi-cylinder engines to ensure the concepts and corresponding efficiency and emissions opportunities are realizable on production viable hardware.
Robert M. Wagner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
10:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Economy with Superior Efficient Combustion (ESTEC)
Tetsu Yamada, Toyota Motor Corp.
11:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Title TBD
Steve Richardson, Jaguar Land Rover
11:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Update and Technical Challenges on European Emissions Regulations
Zissis C. Samaras, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
12:00 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Gasoline Engine Technologies for Passenger Car CO2 Reduction
Klaus Denkmayr, AVL LIST GmbH
1:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Emissions Reduction Three
2:00 p.m. ORAL ONLY
D-GER Concept
Terrence Alger, Southwest Research Institute
2:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Title TBD