Variable Compression Ratio (VCR) technology relies on the ability to adjust the compression ratio of the internal combustion engine while the engine is in operation to increase fuel efficiency (minimize fuel consumption and maximize power production) even while under varying loads. Although it has been researched for many years, several technical hurdles have challenged its widespread commercial application. However new advances particularly in valve timing and motion control have allowed for production level implementation, thus it is an important technology to understand. This course covers the basic theory and operation of VCR, modern approaches to VCR systems, advances in VCR controls, and the benefits and practical results of VCR systems.
By completing this course, you will be able to identify, recognize or articulate:
Who Should Attend
The intended audience for this course is powertrain engineers, component suppliers, vehicle platform powertrain development specialists, and those involved in the application, design and discussion of engines.
Learners should have an undergraduate engineering degree and ideally a basic understanding of internal combustion engines.