The major research project named HERCULES-2, 2015-2018, has been the next phase of the R&D programme HERCULES on large engine technologies, which was initiated in the year 2004 as a joint vision by the two major engine manufacturer groups MAN and WÄRTSILÄ. Three consecutive projects namely HERCULES - A, -B, -C spanned the years 2004-2014.The objectives of the current project HERCULES-2 are associated to 4 areas of engine integrated R&D:•Improving fuel flexibility for seamless switching between different fuel types, including non-conventional fuels.•Formulating new materials to support high temperature component applications. •Developing adaptive control methodologies to retain performance over the powerplant lifetime. •Achieving near-zero emissions, via combined integrated aftertreatment of exhaust gases. This paper describes the evolution towards the objectives and work-plan of the current project and presents the results of the HERCULES-2 project in all areas.

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Published on 01/01/2018

Volume 2018, 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1451379
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