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EMVeM book - final report

Near the end of the 4-year EMVeM project, each of the 12 Consortium partners has written a self-assessment report. These reports are collected in a book publication downloadable here. The book provides an insight in the theoretical development of each of the approaches studied within EMVeM and giving an assessment on their industrial applicability, on open research questions and future challenges.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 315967.

Duration: January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2016
Project coordinator: KULeuven
Consortium: KULeuven - UniUD - EESC-USP - TUB - FhG - FMTC - CNR-IITA - IKERLAN - AIT - SISW - BMW - 3T


Energy efficiency, energy management, green machine, green vehicle, vehicle engineering, simulation technology, machine design, vehicle design, energy harvesting, virtual design, CAE tools, numerical modelling


In view of reducing the ecological footprint of machines and vehicles, effective and efficient analysis techniques and adequate measurement technologies are required to produce world-leading products with a high energy-efficiency, without compromising functionality/safety/performance/etc. Combined with the increasing trend towards virtual design and prototyping, to reduce costs and development times, this need for designing green products creates an urgent industrial need for robust and volatile simulation and experimental validation methodologies in machine and vehicle product design.

Since nowadays products become more and more multi-disciplinary by the constantly increasing integration of added functionality and product intelligence (i.e. mechanical systems work together with electronic systems, linked through control schemes which are steered using embedded software, etc.) and since energy is a global design attribute which is influenced by all disciplines, the development of energy analysis methodologies, both numerical and experimental, requires an integrated research strategy.

This EMVeM ITN brings together research and industrial partners who will collectively train early stage researchers, drawing together skills and expertise in a range of different technical approaches. The industrial partners put forward specific applications, behind which are generic difficulties associated with energy efficiency analysis. The academic and research centre partners bring a diverse range of potential research approaches and the capability of research training, provision of courses and dissemination and outreach to the wider community. Together the consortium can develop and promote research, knowledge and application of energy efficiency management analysis within EU industry.