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6th Rostock Large Engine Symposium (Hybrid)

03.09.2020 – 04.09.2020
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lange Strasse 40, 18055 Rostock
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The symposium will be organised again by the Chair of Piston Machines and Internal Combustion Engines of the University of Rostock (LKV) and the Research Centre for Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics Rostock (FVTR) GmbH. 

Within 21 presentations about current research and development objectives within the large engine sector the 6th Rostock Large Engine Symposium will be a platform for the exchange of all involved parties, to convey important ideas and impulses as well as to support upcoming decision processes.


Wednesday, 02/09/2020

16:00-18:00 Guided machine lab tours at LKV, LTT & FVTR GmbH
(Albert-Einstein-Str. 2 | 18059 Rostock | Germany)

Get-together at the Radisson Hotel bar


Thursday, 03/09/2020

08:00 Registration


Prof. Bert Buchholz (LKV, University of Rostock)


Session 1: General framework

(Chair: Dr. Martin Wernli, Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG)


Welcome message

Norbert Brackmann

(Federal government coordinator for the maritime industry, BMWi)


Goal-based short-term measures

for the implementation of the IMO initial GHG-strategy

Thorsten Mundt (DNVGL)


MAN medium speed gas and dual fuel engines –

Clean and flexible solutions for stationary and marine markets

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Stiesch, Dr. Markus Bauer, Dr. Alexander Knafl (MAN Energy Solutions SE)


Coffee break


Session 2: Development trends – decarbonizing large engines

(Chair: Prof. Gunnar Stiesch, MAN Energy Solutions SE)


Power-to-X and the de-fossilization of large engines

Dr. Daniel Chatterjee, Dr. Alexander Buttler (MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH)


Extensions of the toolbox applied in large engine research and

development as called for by the advent of alternative fuels

Dr. German Weisser, Dr. Matthias Stark, Dr. Beat von Rotz, Dr. Bartosz Rozmyslowicz, Roger Mäder (Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.)


Optimization of the dual fuel micro pilot combustion process for marine applications

Carsten Rickert, Marius Hoff, Robert Graumüller, Dr. Michael Sturm, Andreas Banck (Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG)





Session 3: Fundamental research in new fuels

(Chair: Dr. Daniel Chatterjee, MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH)


Hydrogen / methanol and hydrogen / diesel dual fuel combustion systems

for sustainable maritime applications

Dr. Nicole Wermuth (LEC GmbH), Prof. Andreas Wimmer (LEC GmbH / Graz University of Technology), Dr. Jan Zelenka, Marcel Lackner, Dieter Barnstedt (LEC GmbH)


Application of methanol with an ignition promotor in a medium speed CI engine

Rasmus F. Cordtz, Chong Cheng, Thomas B. Thomsen, Prof. Jesper Schramm (Technical University of Denmark)


Hydrogen direct injection (H2DI) on spark ignited stationary engine

Karsten Stenzel, Manuel Cech, Martin Steiner, Tobias Ehrler, Dr. Christian Reiser (WTZ Roßlau GmbH)


Coffee break

Session 4: Dual fuel ignition and combustion

(Chair: Dr. Reiser, WTZ Roßlau GmbH)


Characterization of dual-fuel combustion processes

David Humair, Prof. Kai Herrmann, Patrick Cartier, Pascal Süess, Silas Wüthrich (FHNW Schweiz), Prof. Konstantinos Boulouchos, Dr. Christophe Barro, Dr. Bruno Schneider, Christian Schürch (LAV-ETHZ)


Potential for nitrogen oxide and methane emission reduction

in medium-speed dual-fuel engines

Björn Henke (LKV, University of Rostock), Sascha Andree

(LTT, University of Rostock), Karsten Schleef, Sebastian Cepelak,

Prof. Bert Buchholz (LKV, University of Rostock)


Social evening

18:00 Boat tour to the evening event in Rostock, Hohe Dühne

Friday, 04/09/2020

Impulse speach: future fuels

(Chair: Prof. Horst Harndorf, former LKV, University of Rostock)


Sustainable shipping – how to choose the right energy carrier

Sebastian Dörr (Lubtrading GmbH)


Session 5: Exhaust gas aftertreatment

(Chair: Prof. Horst Harndorf, former LKV, University of Rostock)


Catalyst substrates and coating technologies for clean large engines

Kim Pedersen, Hendrik Noack, Henrik Trolle (Umicore AG & Co. KG)


Near zero emission medium speed engine for EU Stage V & ULEV

Dr. Daniel Peitz, Dr. Dominik Gschwend, Simon Schiegg (Hug Engineering AG),

Yannick Loulidi (Anglo Belgian Cooperation NV)


Coffee break

Session 6: Trends in fuel injection & turbocharging

(Chair: Klaus Heim, Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.)


Towards the digital engine: the OMT smart injector enables performance monitoring and condition-based maintenance

Dr. Marco Ferro (OMT SpA), Dr. Marco Coppo (OMT SpA / OMT Digital srl)


Potential of intelligent Injection components for multiple fuel combustion in large engines

Dr. Michael Willmann, Emanuel Rauer (Woodward L’Orange GmbH), Benjamin Stengel (LKV, University of Rostock), Dr. Fabian Pinkert, Erwin Swiderski (FVTR GmbH)


The value of turbocharging for combustion and performance

in the application of alternative fuels on large engines

Raphael Ryser (ABB Turbo Systems Ltd.)




Session 7: Tribology: Challenges & potentials

(Chair: Prof. Andreas Wimmer, LEC GmbH / Graz University of Technology)


Review and prospect of marine fuel study

Prof. Koji Takasaki, (Kyushu University), Dr. Atsushi Takeda (Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co. Ltd.), Dr. Daisuke Tsuru (Kyushu University), Dr. Kosuke Okazaki (Japan Coast Guard Academy)


eta-up –

Numerical and experimental temperature field analysis of a marine diesel engine piston

Alexander Dottei, Prof. Egon Hassel (LTT, University of Rostock),

Marko Püschel, Dr. Martin Reißig, (FVTR GmbH),

Dr. Michael Sturm (Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG)


eta-up –

Reduction of friction losses of medium speed ship engines:

simulation techniques and modelling

Dr. Alexander Boucke, Prof. Gunter Knoll (IST mbH), Philipp Roming, Prof. Peter Eilts

(ivb, Technical University of Braunschweig),


Coffee break

Session 8: Field experience & safety measures

(Chair: Prof. Christian Fink, HS Wismar)


MV „Wes Amelie“ field report after 3 years of operation

Rainer Runde (WESSELS Reederei GmbH & Co. KG )


Selective methane detection in the crankcase of large 4-stroke engines

Dr. Horst Brünnet (Schaller Automation Industrielle Automationstechnik GmbH & Co. KG), Prof. Andreas Schütze, Henrik Lensch (Saarland University)


Closing words

Prof. Bert Buchholz (LKV, University of Rostock)


Zusätzliche Informationen

Universität Rostock, Fakultät für Maschinenbau und Schiffstechnik



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