Thermal and fluid dynamic measurement for automotive powertrain and vehicles development, control and monitoring


Cantore Giuseppe Cantore

Giuseppe Cantore

Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Rinaldini Carlo Alberto Rinaldini

Carlo Alberto Rinaldini

Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Pinelli Michele Pinelli

Michele Pinelli

Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy


The Special Session aims to collect contributes from researchers and professional from academia and industry which study and approach the application to the automotive powertrain (ICE and Hybrid Electric systems) and vehicles of thermal (including emissions) and fluid dynamic measurement for the development, control and monitoring.


This special session focuses on the following (but not limited to) topics:

  • ICE and Hybrid Electric performance test rigs and cells development and calibration;
  • Temperature, pressure, flow rate measurements for powertrain and vehicles development;
  • Pollutant emission measurements and characterization;
  • After treatment devices (EGR, SCR, DPF, DOC, ecc.) characterization;
  • Experimental analysis of classical and innovative combustion solution in internal combustion engines including also application of alternative fuels;
  • Measurements for powertrain control and for the calibration and mapping of Electronic Control Unit (ECU);
  • Measurements and control of energy fluxes in vehicles with advanced propulsion systems;
  • Heat transfer measurements in ICE and Hybrid Electric powertrain.