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Project Leader: 
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Harndorf
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LKV and LTT contents within LEDF project:


  1. Development of test bed setup
  2. Adjustment of existing infrastructure
  3. Initial startup of new single cylinder research engine
  4. Reference tests in diesel and dual-fuel mode
  5. Simulation based combustion process development
  6. Realization and verification of optimization measures at single cylinder engine

The Chair of Piston Machines and Combustion Engines (LKV) and the Chair of Technical Thermodynamic (LTT) had been working together since a long period of time in various projects. Now, both are partners again in the LEDF project.


The LKV was reoccupied in 2006 by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Harndorf with the attempt to concentrate its scientific orientation. Research at the institute was focused on the optimization of energetic processes in combustions engines and their exhaust gas after treatment as well as the adaptation of engines to alternative gaseous and liquid fuels. The scientific work concentrates nowadays on the following fields:

  • Combustion analysis in gasoline and diesel engines
  • Modelling of combustion processes
  • Combustion optimization of heavy fuel oil powered marine engines
  • Optimization of engine diagnostics and enhancement of evaluation methods
  • Analysis, modelling and optimization of thermodynamic and fluid dynamic processes
  • Investigation of injection characteristics
  • Research of fuels from renewable sources


The LTT is led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Egon Hassel since 1999. The research fields contain apart from fundamental research different kind of energy conversion like power plants, combustion engines, air conditioning and cooling processes. The core competencies are:

  • Simulation and optimization of power plants processes
  • Experimental and theoretical assay of thermo physical properties
  • After-treatment of exhaust gases: simulation, designing and experiments
  • Refrigeration technology and air-conditioning processes, also heat pumps
  • CFD-simulation: engine and combustion processes, heat exchanger and fluid dynamics
  • Combustion processes