Vladimir Krivopolianskii

PhD student WP3/WP4 (2015–2018)

Supervisor: Sergey Ushakov (IMT, NTNU)
Co-supervisor: Eilif Pedersen (IMT, NTNU)



Krivopolianskii, Vladimir; Bjørgen, Karl Oskar Pires; Emberson, David; Ushakov, Sergey; Æsøy, Vilmar; Løvås, Terese. (2019) Experimental Study of Ignition Delay, Combustion, and NO Emission Characteristics of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil. SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants.

Krivopolianskii, Vladimir; Valberg, Ingebrigt; Stenersen, Dag; Ushakov, Sergey; Æsøy, Vilmar (2018) Control of the combustion process and emission formation in marine gas engines. Journal of Marine Science and Technology.

Krivopolianskii, Vladimir; Ushakov, Sergey; Æsøy, Vilmar; Malin, Maximilian Christoph; Pedersen, Eilif (2017) Modelling and Analysis of Gas Feeding System Dynamics for Control of Constant Volume Combustion Rig Boundary Conditions. ASPACC 2017.

Malin, Maximilian Christoph; Krivopolianskii, Vladimir; Rygh, Bjørn; Æsøy, Vilmar; Pedersen, Eilif. (2015) Soot Investigation on Fish Oil Spray Combustion in a Constant Volume Cell. SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants 2015 ;Volum 8.(3) s. 581-596


Fuel injection and combustion

Research topics

Environmental regulations to reduce emissions from ships are creating a strong impulse for the development of new technological and operational solutions. Utilization of alternative fuels such as biodiesel, natural gas and hydrogen instead of conventional fuels in marine engines can  potentially reduce emissions and hence satisfy the environmental requirements.

For fundamental study of the emission from alternative fuels’ combustion, this project is to develop an experimental setup that resembles a combustion chamber environment in a marine diesel/natural gas engine.

In order to ensure an application of non-intrusive measuringtechniques, the experimental setup is equipped with optical windows for detail study of combustion phenomena. For case studies, the research on biodiesel and natural gas + hydrogen blends combustion was chosen

Industrial goals

To develop a facility and experimental research methods for testing the performance of marine engine injection valves and for investigation of combustion process of both liquid and gaseous fuels.


Vladimir submitted the following academic thesis as a part of his doctoral work at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Marine Technology: «Experimental Investigation of Injection and Combustion Processes in Marine Gas Engines Using Constant Volume Rig»

He defended his thesis on March 21st, 2019, at SINTEF Ocean, Tyholt.

The Assessment Committee consisted of:

  • Professor Robert W. Dibble, KAUST, Saudi Arabia (1. opponent)
  • PhD Tor Øyvind Ask, Solvang ASA, Norge (2. opponent)
  • Professor Bjørn Egil Asbjørnslett, NTNU (committee administrator)      

Vladimir gave a trial lecture on the following prescribed subject: “Carbon-free marine fuels of the nearest future”

You can download a copy of Vladimir's Defence here.

See summary of his Doctoral Thesis HERE on NTNU Open (full text not available)