Measure and control

Research Engines and Compact Testbeds

Single cylinder research engines and compact testbeds and accessories with a view into the combustion chamber

At AVL we have designed our single cylinder research engines and their peripherals to offer a huge range of advantages for engine development and research. Its applications include everything from small passenger cars to heavy-duty truck engines, components, alternative fuels and even lubricants.

Offering insights into engine combustion events in a realistic environment, they allow OEMs the opportunity to see the effects of their designs and concepts firsthand. Conducting research this way prior to concept application delivers confidence early in development.

Modular Design for Versatility

Our single cylinder research engines and compact testbeds can be tailored to your specific development needs thanks to their modular design. They feature a transparent top that provides an uninhibited view of combustion events, and allows them to be used with modern, laser-supported, measuring techniques.

This turnkey solution can be provided in bore diameters from 65 to 145 mm, displacement from 0.2 to 2.8 liters, and a maximum combustion peak firing pressure higher than 30 MPa. This makes it ideal for applications up to the largest truck engine sizes.

Featuring a GDI cylinder head for pass cars applications with the highest flexibility in tumble and injector installations, it is suited to fuel injection and combustion phenomena investigations. Research and development measurement projects can even be carried out at our internal transparent engine laser laboratory.


Realistic Engine Conditions

Single cylinder research engines provide a host of significant advantages to OEMs. They enable the exploration of a wide range of combustion behaviors in a realistic environment. This can take place prior to the application of design concepts to the full engine, increasing the chance of success in later development phases. Built on 70 years of experience, these cutting-edge tools reduce the development effort of the next generation of engines.