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, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 50–56 | Cite as

Research into Interactions between Internal Combustion Engines and Fuels

  • Alexander HeintzelEmail author

The chemical composition of fuel has considerable impact on the operational and emission behavior of internal combustion engines. Moreover, CO2 emissions of engines and turbines depend not only on the carbon content of the fuel but also on its production pathway. Investigating interactions between fuel and combustion is therefore one of the core tasks of internal combustion engine research.

1 Motivation

Emission behavior and operational safety of internal combustion engines are, to a large degree, characterized by fuels. The interactions between engines and turbines, on the one hand, and between fuels and lubricants, on the other, have therefore always been a recurring topic in FVV's research projects. Whereas issues such as operational stability were the focus when the FVV was founded more than 60 years ago, throughout the years, the impact on exhaust emissions has become increasingly important. FVV projects have contributed to explaining essential correlations in particulate...



The FVV, Research Association for Combustion Engines, expresses its gratitude to the members of the FVV Board and all public funding authorities for their generous support of the research projects and studies mentioned in this paper. We extend special thanks to the research and technology performers, the chairmen and project managers and to the members of the working groups and accompanying committees for their trusting and good cooperation.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany

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