The main topic of the meeting held at Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy September 10th through 12th was determining the technical characteristics of internal combustion engines and their impact on the environment. The meeting was attended by industrial partners and participants of Erasmus+ ASIAXIS project.
The three-day meeting wrapped up with a working seminar on Applied Research in Internal Combustion Engines. The participants of the meeting included representatives of industrial companies and research centres, specifically: General Motors (engineer Michele Bilancia), General Electric (engineer Alessandro de Sanctis), Renco (engineer Francesco Mattioli), CNR Instituto Motori (engineer Gabriele di Blasio), and CNR Istituto Scienze Marine (engineer Emilio Notti), whose main field of work is internal combustion engines.
Besides the presentations of their research studies in this field, the companies and teachers discussed the opportunities for work, market issues, and the skills that future engineers specialising in internal combustion engines and systems for energy production need. In addition, there was a competition for students of PoliMarche Racing team, Formula SAE. The competition, organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), is held between university automotive teams around the world. It includes the design and production of race cars which are then evaluated through tests on race tracks.
“The goal of ASIAXIS project,” explains the coordinator of the project, Professor Gabriele Comodi, “is to share breakthrough experiences (leading practices) in teaching systems for energy production, especially internal combustion engines, and the ecological aspects related to them. These issues are very important, especially in Asian partner-countries, where electricity, as before, is in large part generated using traditional fossil fuels (coal), and whose cities every day face serious issues with air pollution, especially due to urban transport.”
The partners of the project, the full name of which is “Perfecting University Training on Thermal Power Engineering Systems for a Cleaner Environment and Improving the PhD Qualification (ASIAXIS)”, include prestigious European and Asian universities: Northumbria University (England); Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain); Marche Polytechnic University (Italy); Beijing Institute of Technology (China); Harbin Engineering University (China); S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University (Kazakhstan); S.Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University (Kazakhstan); South Ural State University (Russia); and Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
At SUSU, ASIAXIS project is being fulfilled under the guidance of the head of the Department of Combustion Engines and Automobile Electronic Systems of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Doctor of Sciences Vladislav Lazarev.
If you are interested in participating in one of the fields of Erasmus+ project and wish to find out more about the fulfillment of projects within this program, please contact Yulia Balakina at the International Research Collaboration Department (grants[at]susu[dot]ru, 267-97-98).