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  1. The project comprises 7 R&D Workpackages covering the whole spectrum of marine engine research and development. An overview is presented in the Figure below. The building blocks of the project HERCULES-B are the various Subprojects. The whole HERCULES-B Project is made up of 56 Subprojects. A cluster of related Subprojects makes up a Task and there are 13 Tasks. A pair of related Tasks makes up a Workpackage.


Schematic overview of HERCULES-B Workpackages
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The Workpackages are parallel Tracks of continuous R&D activities, which exchange high level information throughout the Project. The Partners work in groups at Subproject level, with specific targets. Work is consolidated into Tasks and reported with written Deliverables or presented as machinery Prototypes.

The HERCULES-B overall structure is shown in the Table below.

No

WORKPACKAGE

TASK

SUB-PROJECT

PARTNERS

1

Extreme Parameter Engines

Task 1.1: Development of engines for extreme load conditions
1.1.1 Design parameters and boundary conditions of the high output engine

COMPONENTA, TKK, WFI

1.1.2 Component design and manufacturing
1.1.3 Engine tests
Task 1.2: Mechanical design of engines with extreme parameters
1.2.1 Development of basic design and numerical calculation methods

BSTG, ECKA, IAV, MD-DK,

1.2.2 Production technology and procurement of prototype parts

MD-FR, MD-DE, MIBA, PST, SANDVIK

1.2.3 Prototype test

2

Combustion

Task 2.1: Combustion process modeling and development
2.1.1 Reference data acquisition and validation

ETHZ, PSI, WFI, WCH

2.1.2 CFD sub-model validation and development
2.1.3 Combustion concept development
Task 2.2: Experimental and numerical combustion analysis
2.2.1 Design of experimental setup, including process-, CFD- and FEM-calculation, two-stroke

MD-DK, MD-DE, NTUA-LME, RISOE, UNIKARL

2.2.2 Design of experimental setup, including process-, CFD- and FEM-calculation, four-stroke
2.2.3 Manufacture and assembly of parts, two-stroke
2.2.4 Manufacture and assembly of parts, four-stroke
2.2.5 Selection and purchase of instruments
2.2.6 Functional tests of setups, two stroke and four stroke
2.2.7 Engine tests and data post processing, two stroke
2.2.8 Engine tests and data post processing , four stroke
2.2.9 Validation tests and further development of numerical models
2.2.10 Emission measurements in exhaust duct, 2-stroke

3

Turbocharging

Task 3.1: High efficiency and low emission TC concepts
3.1.1 Specification of turbo-charging system

ABB, ETHZ, PSI, TUT, WFI, WCH

3.1.2 Development of control system
3.1.3 Turbocharger development
3.1.4 Adaptation of engines
3.1.5 Engine and combustion optimization
3.1.6 Validation tests
Task 3.2: Advanced intelligent turbocharger
3.2.1 Intelligent turbocharger for 2-stroke applications

MD-DE, PBST

3.2.2 Four-stroke engine applications of two-stage turbocharging systems

5

Exhaust Emission Reduction

Task 5.1: Emission reduction methods
5.1.1 Marine engines particulate emissions characterization

EMPA, UKU, VTT, WFI, WCH

5.1.2 SOx and particulate emissions abatement technologies
5.1.3 ?Dry? and ?wet? methods for NOx reduction beyond 60%
5.1.4 Integrated and optimized emissions reduction techniques
Task 5.2: Emission reduction - Exhaust Gas Recirculation and After-treatment
5.2.1: High Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation

AALBORG, MD-DK, MD-DE, TUM-LVK

5.2.2: Combustion Gas Recirculation
5.2.3: Dry Scrubbing
5.2.4: After-treatment

6

Overall power train optimization

Task 6.1: Overall ship power train optimization
6.1.1 Ship Powertrain Component Models

TUDELFT, NTUA-LME, WPNL

6.1.2 Measurement and Validation Data
6.1.3 Integrated software tools development
6.1.4 Case studies
Task 6.2: Combined cycle with boiler for high pressure side
6.2.1 Research, development and design of boiler for high pressure side and production of test size boiler element

AALBORG, MD-DK

6.2.2: Engine integration: design (to production level) of engine with integrated boiler elements
6.2.3: Control systems: specification of control system

7

Advanced Materials, Friction and Wear

Task 7.2: Tribology-Optimization
7.2.1 Friction and wear in piston rings under test rig running conditions

DTU, MD-DK, WCH, FMO

7.2.2 Friction and wear in piston rings under controlled full scale testing
7.2.3 Friction optimization of guide shoe bearing
7.2.4 Friction and wear of piston ring assembly concepts analysis
7.2.5 Testing of piston rings and assemblies

8

Electronics and Control

Task 8.1: Advanced sensing and reliable adaptive control
8.1.1 Digital signal processing for advanced diagnostics

TUT, VANSCO, WFI, WCH

8.1.2 Fault tolerant and adaptive control
8.1.3 Reliable design of electronics
8.1.4 Prototype testing
Task 8.2: Intelligent engine
8.2.1 Sensor technology

MD-DE, NTUA-LME, UNISIEGEN

8.2.2 Hardware components for engine control systems
8.2.3 Optimization algorithms
8.2.4 Software components for the intelligent engine management system
8.2.5 Testbed-based trials of the intelligent engine management system and its components

9

Project Management

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