TSM-Projects and partnerships


The TSM research group partners with industrialists in the framework of Industrial Chairs. It is currently associated with two Industrial Chairs:

  • Chair "System Modeling for the Control and Development of Internal Combustion Engines", Centrale Nantes/Renault/LMS A SIEMENS BUSINESS
  • Chair "Innovative intake systems and thermo-management", Centrale Nantes/Mann+Hummel
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European project DIEPER (2016-2019)
DIEPER is the acronym for DIesel Efficiency improvement with Particulates and Emission Reduction. This European project H2020 gathers together car manufacturers (Renault, Fiat, Iveco), suppliers (Continental, Johnson Matthey, Siemens, Bosch) and research centers (IFP, Ricardo, CMT Valence, Ecole Centrale de Nantes). This project aims for reduction of CO2 emissions while reducing conventional pollutants (CO, HC, NOx and PM) and nanoparticles (up to 10nm) of Diesel Powertrains.

Thermoelectric generator for marine application CEA Tech / Région des Pays de la Loire (2014-2017)
The joint research program between CEA Tech and the Ecole Centrale de Nantes aims to study the possibilities of waste heat recovery by thermoelectricity (Seebeck effect).  The interactions between this kind of system and the non steady compressible flows in the exhaust lines of internal combustion engines are studied. This program started in October 2014 with the financial contribution of the Region des Pays de la Loire. A complete demonstrator is also realized.

ANR SYNERGY (2009-13)
This project involves the development of an innovative engine demonstrator with a downspeeding objective
TSM Participation: Organbank study and simulation of the bi-stepped supercharging system
With: Faurecia, Valeo, Renault, IFPen, Delphi, Honeywell, Mechadyne

FUI MOGANO6 (2010-2013)
This project concerns the development of a demonstrator of a natural gas engine of an industrial vehicle operating in lean mixture
Participation TSM: Study of supercharging and engine air loop
With: CRMT, LMS Imagine, Electricfil, IRECELYON

FUI OCSYGENE6 (2010-2013)

This project concerns the optimized design of intake air and exhaust system
Participation TSM:
- Characterization of the compressor in pulsed flow on organ bank.
- Characterization of solutions allowing low filling gain
- Study of thermal discontinuities on the air intake line
Partners: Mann + Hummel France, Renault, LMFA, Supelec, ESTACA, P.H.A.S.E., Sherpa Engineering, Electricfil

ANR DIAMS (2007-2011)
This project concerns advanced diagnostics and superchargement modeling
TSM participation: experimental characterization of the impact of heat transfer in turbochargers and influence of the compressor input velocity field on its behavior
Academic and industrial partners: LMFA (Centrale Lyon), CNAM Paris (turbomachine chair), Renault, PSA, BorgWarner
Published on March 26, 2017 Updated on June 16, 2017