Testing and simulation

Laboratory of propulsion units

Experimental research and development of propulsion units for transport and industry focused on the optimization of:

  • Economic and emission properties of gasoline and diesel engines, gaseous (classical and alternative) fuels and their mixtures (gasoline, diesel, LPG, CNG, hydrogen, methyl oils, methanol, ethanol) for drive units in transportation, working machinery and energy equipment.
  • Drivelines for power transmission in classic and hybrid arrangements of combustion engines, electric motors, fuel cells, batteries, electrolyzers and vehicle wheels or drives of industrial machines and energetic equipment.
  • Accessories: in particular common rail injectors for gaseous and liquid fuel, elements to reduce the passive resistance of engines and transmissions, vehicle directional control systems, etc.

New hybrid drive systems for mobile and stationary equipment complying with future EU6 emission limits and limits on greenhouse gases, with an emphasis on the use of new types of fuel from renewable sources.

  • Research and development of spark ignition engines (gasoline, gas, alternative fuel) and diesel engines for cars and heavy vehicles.
  • Long-term engine testing in our own laboratory (water, eddycurrent and electric dynamometers), cooperation in the supervision of tests at the client’s workplace.
  • Visualization and calculation of admixture formations, combustion processes and exhaust emissions.
  • Experimental research of common rail injectors for gaseous and liquid fuels.
  • Measurement of particle size in the most problematic size categories from single units to hundreds of nanometers.
  • Measurement of the passive resistance of engines and transmissions.
  • Measurement of inertia of solids.
  • Strength and deformation analysis of engine and vehicle parts.

Ing. Robert Voženílek, Ph.D., +420 485 353 154, robert.vozenilek@tul.cz