Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC) conducts internationally prize-winning research, focusing on improving the efficiency and emissions of both diesel and petrol engines.

We conduct research that is systems-based on all aspects of automotive powertrain engineering.

Our research represents four decades of achievement and extensive engagement with the automotive industry.

We have made a significant contribution to the continued development of low and ultra-low carbon vehicles, reducing their CO2 signature and thereby enhancing fuel economy. We have played an important role in the vital task of making a cleaner environment.

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Engines Engineering & Materials Science
Turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Internal combustion engines Engineering & Materials Science
Compressors Engineering & Materials Science
Gasoline Engineering & Materials Science
Fuel consumption Engineering & Materials Science
Diesel engines Engineering & Materials Science
Engine cylinders Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 1997 2019

Assessing the impact of FAME and diesel fuel composition on stability and vehicle filter blocking

Gopalan, K., Chuck, C., Roy-Smith, C. & Bannister, C., 15 Jan 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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Turbines
Powertrains
Flow measurement
Diesel engines
Sampling

Driving Style Modelling with Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System and Real Driving Data

Feng, Y., Pickering, S., Chappell, E., Iravani, P. & Brace, C., 1 Jan 2019, Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2018. Springer Verlag, p. 481-490 10 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 786).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
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Fuzzy inference
Railroad cars
Dynamometers
Chassis
Fuzzy logic

Student theses

Bioprospecting for Extremophile Oleaginous Yeasts

Author: Abd Ghaffar, N. R., 1 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Chuck, C. (Supervisor) & Scott, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Optimal Control of Hybrid Electric Vehicles for Real-World Driving Patterns

Author: Vagg, C., 22 May 2015

Supervisor: Brace, C. (Supervisor) & Akehurst, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Radical Change in Energy Intensive UK Industry

Author: Griffin, P., 24 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Hammond, G. (Supervisor) & Robinson, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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