Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organisation with about 8000 employees, 18,500 students, and a total annual budget of about 700 million Euros. KIT was established in 2009 as merger of Universität Karlsruhe (founded in 1825), one of Germany's leading research universities, and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (founded in 1956), one of the largest research centres in the Helmholtz Association. Two institutes of KIT are involved in LEMCOTEC: The Engler-Bunte-Institute, Verbrennungstechnik (EBI-VBT) and the Institut für thermische Strömungsmaschinen (ITS). The main research areas of EBI-VBT are aimed at phenomenological and theoretical studies concerning combustion devices of industrial relevant scales. Special emphasis is concentrated upon topics of turbulent flames, liquid fuel atomisation, pollutant and soot formation, heat transfer by radiation and combustion instabilities.
EBI-VBT will together with the industrial Partner AVIO develop a new injection system tested at high pressure conditions.