The Internal Combustion Engines Group (ICEG) has been working since over 40 years at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Genoa. Its research activity is focused on different subjects related to reciprocating internal combustion engines (ICE) with the aim of improving their performance and reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, referring to different sectors and mainly to automotive applications.
Both theoretical and experimental investigations are performed at ICEG. The experimental activity is supported by the availability of specific test facilities which allow detailed investigations both on engines and I/E components.
ICEG research work is developed within national and European projects or through collaboration agreements with companies and official organisations and is reflected by the papers produced by the group, published on selected journals or presented at national and international conferences.
The group has a previous research experience on different subjects such as:
- Automotive engines turbocharging
- Diesel engines control
- Intake and exhaust system components characterisation
- ICE mechanical losses
- Engine part-load operation (cylinder deactivation, etc)
ICEG is currently involved in three main thematic areas related to the following aspects:
- Experimental investigations on spark ignition and diesel engines
- Automotive intake and exhaust system components performance
- Road vehicles exhaust emissions modeling