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New path to increasing heavy-truck efficiency with state-of-the-art research engine
New path to increasing heavy-truck efficiency with state-of-the-art research engine
07/02/2022

University of Michigan researchers have contributed to Volvo’s demonstration engine that will achieve a peak of  55% brake thermal efficiency, meaning high fuel efficiency.  U-M studies showed a 35% reduction in nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions for heavy-duty trucks using extreme Miller cycle with high intake boost while enabling higher thermal efficiency. “The research findings identify […]

Stronger, stiffer, greener: Carbon-negative natural-fiber composites
Stronger, stiffer, greener: Carbon-negative natural-fiber composites
03/10/2020

Lightening the weight of the machines that move people by land, sea and air is beneficial for many reasons, including improved fuel efficiency and the ability to carry higher payloads or added safety systems. A 10% reduction in the weight of a passenger car, for instance, leads to about a 6% improvement in fuel economy.

Professor Miki Banu awarded the Research Faculty Achievement Award
Professor Miki Banu awarded the Research Faculty Achievement Award
10/29/2019

The Research Faculty Achievement Award honors those who have exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by significant contributions to an academic field of study over time, a specific outstanding discovery or the development of innovative technology or practice.