Automotive Powertrains

The FKFS field of automotive powertrains has developed into a much sought-after and competent development partner of the international vehicle engine, automotive and supplier industry. A staff of highly qualified engineers has access not only to a powerful testing workshop, but also to the best state-of-the-art measurement, computation, simulation and analysis technologies. The staff works on a variety of confidential assignments from the industry and on basic research for public clients. 

Following a long tradition, the main foci of the work are on the fields of consumption reduction, emission reduction, engine acoustics and development of engine components. In addition to experimental investigations, state-of-the-art computational procedures are applied to thermodynamic and multidimensional aerodynamic processes. Development tools such as CAD and FEM are always available.


Overview of the departments and department heads

Thermodynamics and Combustion Processes Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Jürgen Berner
Exhaust Gas Analysis and Development Tools Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Hitzler
Engine Test Field Equipement Dr.-Ing. Martin Briem
0D/1D-Simulation Dr.-Ing. Michael Grill

Member of the board

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Bargende
Ph.: +49 711 685-65645