The Efficient-Drive platform, composed of three dynamic engine benches, aims to develop and evaluate on the speed cycle, advanced automatic tools related to the control of petrol and/or hybrid thermal engines. The emulation of a complete road law is made possible by the control of the load machine, coupled to the crankshaft via an in-line coupler.
A first engine bench instrumented and equipped with an open calculator, is specifically dedicated to the development of the driving laws of internal combustion engines, but also advanced diagnostic tools.
The second engine bench is equipped with a VALEO light hybrid with a third-generation BSG144 starter-alternator powered by a supercapacity pack.
It makes it possible to study hybrid traction chains and validate energy management laws determined by optimization tools. The third engine bench, based on a six-cylinder petrol engine, was designed to address the problems related to the valorization of calories lost in exhaust gases in electricity (coupling internal combustion engine with Stirling external combustion engine).
Recently equipped with a flow-modulated hydrogen distribution, Efficient-Drive now enables the development of driving strategies based on dual-fuel/H2.
Le Mont Houy
Bâtiment GROMAIRE 2
59313 Valenciennes cédex 9
Chiffres clés• FUI project: SURAL'HY in partnership with VALEO, LMS, Renault, THY Engineering, CRITT M2A, CEVAA. The project aims to develop a hybrid turbocharger for internal combustion engines.
Effectif total : 6
• Energy optimization
• Fuel mass consumption quantification
• Thermal to Electrical Conversion Study with Stirling Engine Implementation
Example(s) of projects
• Air loop modeling and control
• Development of a low inertia hybrid turbocharger
|1.2L 16v supercharged 75kW engine||D4FT780/||Renault|
|Programmable ECU with Matlab/Simulink||FH5L+/||FH Electronics|
|76kW asynchronous charging machine||CPLS 132L/||PATAY|
|2 engine cells equipped (fuel distribution, cooling connections, new air 32000m3/h)||25m²/||LAMIH Infrastructure|
|Cylinder pressure measurement||Instrumented candles /||KISTLER|
|Modular real-time system||PX20 / DS1006/||dSPACE|
|Online Torque Meter||T40/||HBM|
|Dimmer for 76kW asynchronous machine||UNIDRIVE SP/||Leroy Somer|
|Hydrogen distribution with RS232 flow management module||20nL/min/||Air Liquide|
|Fuel balance||DMC 202/||Rotronics|
|Stirling motor with 1.5kW generator||4 pistons/||Wispergen|
|Supercapacity 48V Hybridization Kit||BSG 144 e-Machine/||VALEO|
Affiliated institutions / organisations
Unit(s) of attachment
Regional strategic areas of activity
- Energy and Environment
- Low-carbon combustion (biofuels, hydrogen, new technologies)
- Transport and Mobility
- Decarbonized vehicles, electromobility
- Reduction of pollution and energy consumption