Vladimir Krivopolianskii

PhD student WP3/WP4 (2015–2018)

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



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.

PhD - 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.