LoCARtic is committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SGD) adopted by United Nations. We realized that apart from looking at the productivity of an organization, people’s well-being, environmental health as well as global relationship are equally important in balancing social, economic and environmental needs. Therefore, LoCARtic selects four key agendas in SDG that serve as a guide and direction to our organization.

NEWS

 

Professor Nazip Suratman, UiTM Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovations) and his colleagues visit UTM-LoCARtic

University as a platform for High Impact Synergy with Industry

Malaysian Industry – Group for High Technology (MiGHT) & Ricardo PLC visit UTM – LoCARtic

Imperial and Mitsubishi launch turbocharger centre to develop cleaner engines

 

“It is my pleasure to introduce LoCARtic, a collaborative research venture between Imperial College London and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The center was formally established in January 2014, to spearhead research on low carbon technologies for transport applications. The idea behind the establishment of LoCARtic stems from our underlying principle to contribute towards Human Capital Development, especially in training Masters and PhDs. Our people in Johor and London have put together their hands and minds to collaborate in research projects, publications and technology developments. We believe our efforts are aligned to make a difference in our society, especially at this age where we are facing the threat of climate change”  – Srithar Rajoo, Director of LoCARtic

 

Our Facilities

Advance Engine - Turbocharger Test Facility

                                       

As one of the main testing facilities of UTM-LoCARtic, the 260kW engine AC dynamometer is built to carry out steady state and transient engine performance testing for variety of engines (N.A. engines, turbocharged engines, gasoline engines, diesel engines, biofuel engines, etc.). Besides, it is able to conduct all the standard and bespoke drive cycle engine testing using scripted method. Therefore, a comprehensive engine performance investigation especially in the condition of real world driving is achievable in our test facility.

The peripheral of the engine-dynamometer system is equipped with modular high speed DAQ system, customizable data logging and monitoring interface as well as fully controllable ECU system that are essential for engine R&D. We have full control on the engine operation which enables wide range of testing requirements and are able to capture the critical engine components’ operating parameters.

Hot & Cold-Flow Steady State Turbocharger Test Facility

                                      

 Link: LoCARtic – Pagoh 400 kW Turbocharger Test Facility

UTM-LoCARtic has an in-house designed turbocharger flow bench which is used for steady state turbine and compressor aerodynamic performance mapping. The flow bench is designed for turbocharger testing with maximum flow rate of 5.4m3/hr (@ 7 bar pressure). Both cold flow and hot flow testings can be conducted with the flow bench. For cold flow test, the flow bench uses an electric heater to heat up the gas up to 120 degrees Celsius. For hot flow test, the flow bench uses LPG fuelled combustor to provide hot gas up to 700 degrees Celsius. The cold flow is suitable for normal turbocharger performance mapping while the hot flow test is essential for turbocharger heat transfer study. In addition, it has auxiliary system which is capable to supply lubricant and cooling water at constant temperature.

The modular design of the flow bench enables the flow bench to carry out testing on turbochargers with different configurations, such as single entry, twin entry, double entry and asymmetric turbines. For multiple entries turbochargers, the flow bench is able to test various admission conditions, for example, full admission, partial admission and unequal admission conditions.

Imperial College Turbocharger test Facility

You can find more information on Imperial College Turbocharger test facility by click on the link below.

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/turbochargers

 

EVENTS

ASIA TURBOMACHINERY & PUMP SYMPOSIUM

ATPS offers a world-class educational forum in combination with an international exhibition for working engineers in both the turbomachinery and pump industries.

 Dr. Srithar Rajoo gave a talk at Mechanical Engineering Seminar, Seoul National University 

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