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Turbocharging for Fuel Economy and Emissions Web Seminar RePlay PD331018ON

Turbocharging is already a key part of heavy duty diesel engine technology. However, the need to meet emissions regulations is rapidly driving the use of turbo diesel and turbo gasoline engines for passenger vehicles. Turbocharged diesel engines improve the fuel economy of baseline gasoline engine powered passenger vehicles by 30-50%. Turbocharging is critical for diesel engine performance and for emissions control through a well designed exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. In gasoline engines, turbocharging enables downsizing which improves fuel economy by 5-20%.

This course will explore turbocharging for gasoline and diesel (heavy and light duty) engines, including the fundamentals of turbocharging, design features, performance measures, and matching and selection criteria. It will discuss the interaction between turbocharging and engine systems and the impact on performance, fuel economy and emissions. Developments in turbocharging technology such as variable geometry mechanisms, two-stage and sequential (series & parallel) turbocharging, EGR including low pressure loop, high pressure loop and mixed mode systems and novel turbocharging systems will be described using figures and data.


By participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the basics of how a turbocharger works, how to measure the appropriateness of a turbocharger, and how to select and match a turbocharger to the needs of your powertrain
  • Estimate the impact of turbocharging on performance and emissions
  • Anticipate potential issues such as packaging, noise, driveability, reliability, and durability
  • List the latest developments in turbocharging technology, their impact on engine performance and emissions, and the use of turbocharging world-wide

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the two session,
    approximately four hour, recorded presentation
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions
  • .4 CEUs*/Certificate of Achievement (upon completion of all course content and a score of 70% or higher on the learning assessment)

*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Is this Web Seminar RePlay for You?

This course will be beneficial to powertrain development engineers, component development engineers, engineering managers, product planners, service engineers, and those developing product strategy. Heavy duty diesel engine development engineers may find the course helpful by increasing their knowledge of turbocharging and EGR systems.

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Related Topics
Session 1
Introduction to Turbocharging
  • Fundamentals, Functionality, and Basic Design Features of Turbochargers
  • Impact of Turbochargers on Engine Performance, Emissions, and Fuel Economy
  • Performance Maps, Selection Criteria, Comparison and Matching of Turbochargers to Engine and Powertrain Needs

Session 2
Advanced Issues and Technology
  • Turbocharger Noise, Reliability, and Durability Considerations
  • Advanced Technology Developments Including Variable Geometry, EGR Systems, and Multi-Stage Turbocharging
  • Worldwide Growth in Application of Turbocharging

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (other operating systems and mobile platforms are not supported but may work)
  • Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 37+ , Google Chrome 42+ (other browsers are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Joe J. Doe
Joe J. Doe
Roy Primus and Kevin L. Hoag

Roy J. Primus is a Principal Engineer in the Combustion Systems Organization at the General Electric Global Research Center. He has been working in the area of diesel engine combustion, performance and emissions for over 37 years. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Primus was an Executive Director of Research and Technical at Cummins, Inc. Mr. Primus' areas of expertise include diesel engine performance, emissions control, thermodynamic system modeling and air handling system design and analysis. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has published 25 technical papers and holds 23 patents on reciprocating engine systems and technology. Mr. Primus is a Fellow of SAE International and an Assistant Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin Master of Engineering in Engine Systems distance learning program.

Kevin Hoag is an Institute Engineer in the Engine, Emissions, and Vehicle Research Division at Southwest Research Institute, and has more than 35 years of engineering experience in diesel and spark-ignition engine development. Before joining Southwest Research he held engineering management positions with Cummins, Inc., and was most recently Associate Director of the Engine Research Center at the University of Wisconsin. He continues to teach in Wisconsin’s Master of Engineering in Engine Systems program. Kevin holds bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of two books, Skill Development for Engineers (IEE Press, 2001), and Vehicular Engine Design (Springer-Verlag, 2005).

0.4 CEUs


"The content of the webinar was well rounded, giving an overview of the basics, a detailed explanation of current designs, and a look into the future of turbochargers."
Laura Peleh
Engine Performance Analyst
Caterpillar Inc.

"(This) Course provides a great introduction to the basics of turbo operation and how to select an appropriate turbocharger based on engine characteristics."
Andrew Giallonardo
Program Engineer
Environment Canada

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