Herbert Akroyd Stuart Prize

Awarded to papers published or achievement in the field of the origin and development of heavy oil engines, published by the Institution during the previous year.

Eligibility

  • Open to members and non-members, worldwide.

Award conditions

  • The Group considers nominations and applications from individuals and agrees who should be offered the prize/award, details of which are sent to the Prizes and Awards Committee in May each year, for overall approval.
  • Once approved arrangements are made for the Group to present the prize/award.

Value of award

  • Monetary value to be determined by the Group plus certificate.

Application process

Closing date: Date of next award to be confirmed.

  • Third party and self nominations are permitted.

Nominations should be sent to membernetworks@imeche.org.

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Award winners

2020 Prize winner: Daniel Neumann

For the paper - "Diesel combustion control via digital rate shaping with modern fuel injection systems" by D Neumann et al.

Herbert Akroyd Stuart Prize 2020 winner Daniel Neumann and colleagues
Daniel Neumann with his fellow authors: From left to right: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger (VKA RWTH Aachen), Thomas Körfer (FEV Group), Daniel Neumann (FEV Consulting GmbH, before VKA RWTH Aachen) and Dr.-Ing. Joschka Schaub (FEV Europe GmbH)

Summary of paper

This publication discusses various possible applications of the digital combustion rate shaping control concept (DiCoRS).

In a first step, the control approach was used to realize an automatic identification and optimized calibration of complex fuel injection strategies on an engine test bench.

In a second step, the concept has been investigated in combination with second-generation synthetic fuels, so-called e-fuels with a high alcohol content. It could be demonstrated that the DiCoRS principle can cope with the different combustion behavior of the fuels by adjusting the injection strategy appropriately during engine operation.

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