Research and Markets: Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technologies Report 2013 - Focus on Fuel Economy, CO2 Emissions, Fuel Prices and Criterion Emissions

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "The Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Technologies Report 2013" report to their offering.

This report looks at the market drivers currently affecting the advanced powertrain sector, in particular fuel economy, CO2 emissions, fuel prices and criterion emissions.

Furthermore, the report provides detailed analysis of spark-ignition, compression-ignition and combined spark and compression ignition engines technologies.

Powertrain has always been perhaps the single most critical aspects of the automotive engineering; the decision taken in the early years of the 20th century to concentrate on internal combustion engines (ICE) rather than electric traction or sterling cycle heat engines has meant that throughout the last century development of ICE was absolutely critical, not only for the competitive aspects of the automotive and commercial vehicle industries, but also in terms of much of the military and civilian aircraft sectors, marine and stationary engines.

As one well-known commentator on technology once said, if as much research and development resource had been devoted to the sterling cycle engine as has been invested in the sterling engine, we would all be driving around in vehicles powered by external heat engines. And, while this quote might seem to express a gross simplification of the real situation with vast variability across the realm of ICE engines with different cycles, spark and compression ignition, different levels of forced induction and many variations in control systems from the simple to the very complex, it fails completely to identify the fact that a combination of concepts is now needed to meet requirements for further efficiency.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Market drivers

- Emissions regulations

- Other countries

- Fuel costs

- Criterion emissions

- Powertrain design

3. Powertrain technology

- Combustion cycles

- Altered combustion modes

- Variable valve actuation

- Camless valve actuation

- Cylinder deactivation

- Direct injection technology

- Advanced ignition systems

4. Compression-ignition engine technologies

- Combustion cycles

- Downsizing

- Material development

5. Forced induction

- Compressors

- Bearing systems

- Micro turbocharging

- Waste-gated turbochargers

- Twin-scroll turbochargers

- Variable geometry turbochargers

- Twin vortices supercharger

- Multi-speed superchargers

- Electric superchargers

- Charge air coolers (intercoolers)

6. Exhaust and emissions control

- Gasoline engine emissions control

- Diesel engine emissions control

- Thermal management

- Alternative compression-ignition technologies

7. Alternative engine technologies

- Variable compression ratio engines

8. Alternative fuels

9. Powertrain market outlook

Companies Mentioned


- BorgWarner

- Delphi

- Denso

- Federal Mogul

- Fiat

- GM

- Honda

- Mercedes

- Schaeffler

- SunEco

- Tenneco

- Valeo

- Volvo

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Automotive, Automotive Parts


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Automotive, Automotive Parts