Optical Access Internal Combustion Engine

Name
Optical Access Internal Combustion Engine

Origin
FAPESP

Presentation
The monocylinder internal combustion engine with lateral and lower optical access (under piston) is an excellent research and development tool for combustion concepts, hardware parts, injection probes, engine management systems, etc.

Manufacturer
AVL

Year of acquisition
2016

Responsible Researcher and Equipment Administrator
Unit: Polytechnic School / Department of Mechanical Engineering – EPUSP / PME
Name: Guenther Carlos Krieger Filho
Email: guenther@usp.br
To access the equipment, contact the researcher in charge.


Location
Unit: Polytechnic School (EPUSP)
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Address: Av. Mello Moraes, 2231 – Cidade Universitária, São Paulo

Description
The engine allows the application of optical diagnostics to study the air movement in the cylinder, mixing and combustion processes. There are two optical accesses: lateral of the cylinder and below the piston, thus allowing the visualization / measurement of the quantities associated with the combustion and expansion of the gases in more than one direction.The engine also allows assembling in all metal parts (without optical access) for longer lasting testing (conventional thermodynamic studies).

Offered services
Measurements of quantities associated with velocity, temperature, droplet size, characterization of combustible sprays, OH radicals. These quantities are measured by using the EMUs described on Laser Systems for Combustion Diagnostics.

Laser Systems for Combustion Diagnostics

Name
Laser Systems for Combustion Diagnostics

Origin
FAPESP

Presentation
Laser measurement systems that allow velocity field characterization (PIV – Particle Image Velocimetry); OH radical (LIF – Laser Induced Fluorescence); Temperature (LIP – Laser Induced Phosphorescence) in confined flames; and spray characterization (LDA – Laser Doppler Anemometer and PDPA  – Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer).

Manufacturer
Dantec Dynamics

Year of acquisition
2013 (PIV), 2013 (LIF), 2016 (LIP)

Responsible Researcher and Equipment Administrator
Unit: Polytechnic School / Department of Mechanical Engineering – EPUSP / PME
Name: Guenther Carlos Krieger Filho
Email: guenther@usp.br
To access the equipment, contact the researcher in charge.

Location
Unit: Polytechnic School (EPUSP)
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Address: Av. Mello Moraes, 2231 – Cidade Universitária, São Paulo

Description
These instruments allow excellent flow characterization, reactive or not, providing measurements at high sampling rates that allow knowledge of turbulent fluctuations in velocity, temperature, OH radical concentration and sprays characterization (distributions and droplet sizes).

Offered services
Mapping of mean and instantaneous fields of velocity, temperature, OH radical in translucent or non-reactive translucent flows and measurement of droplet sizes (and distribution) in sprays.

Analysis of microbial metabolites by mass spectrometry

(Equipment in installation phase)

Name
Analysis of microbial metabolites by mass spectrometry

Origin
FAPESP

Presentation
Multi-user Equipament approved in grant 2014-50279-4: Massspectrometerwith triple-typeanalyzerQuadrupole –

Manufacturer
Shimadzu, model LCMS-8040

Year of acquisition
2019

Responsible Researcher
Unidade: Escola Politécnica / Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica – EPUSP /PME
Nome: Julio Romano Meneghini
E-mail: jmeneg@usp.br

Equipment Administrator
Prof. Claudio Oller do Nascimento
E-mail: oller@usp.br

Profª. Elen Aquino Perpetuo
E-mail: perpetuoe@usp.br
To access the equipment, contact the administrators.

 

Location
Unit: Polytechnic School (EPUSP)
Department: Chemical Engineeiring ( CEPEMA )
Address:  Rodovia Cônego Domênico Rangoni, Km 270 – Cubatão (SP) – CEP: 11573-000
Fone: (13) 3362.9369 – (13) 3362.9358

Description
This equipment (LC / MS) combines the separation power of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) from high molecular weight compounds with the ability of the mass spectrometer (MS) to selectively detect and confirm molecular identity. The main applications are in pharmaceutical research, environmental analysis, food analysis and forensic medicine.

Offered services
Identification of molecules of interest by measuring their mass and characterizing their chemical structure.

Chemisorption analyzer Autochem UU 2930 - Micromeritics

(Procurement in progress)