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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    Oliver, R. & Akehurst, S.

    Innovate UK


    Project: Central government, health and local authorities


    Copeland, C.


    Project: Research council

    Research Output

    3D CFD optimisation of T-piece junction in engine inlet air path

    Liu, Y., Hopf, A. & Burke, R., 11 Jun 2020, (Acceptance date) Memorial Book for Prof Roland Baar.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    A Lumped Parameter Thermal Model for Single Sided AFPM Machines with Experimental Validation

    Burke, R., Giedymin, A., Wu, Z., Chuan, H., Bourne, N. & Hawley, G., 28 May 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification. p. 1-1 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Analysis of different uniflow scavenging options for a medium-duty 2-stroke engine for a U.S. light-truck application

    Turner, J., Head, R., Wijetunge, R., Chang, J., Engineer, N., Blundell, D. & Burke, P., 31 Jan 2020, (Acceptance date) In : Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Student theses

    Advanced Characterisation of Turbochargers with the focus of Modelling Two-stage Turbocharging Systems

    Author: Avola, C., 13 Dec 2017

    Supervisor: Copeland, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Air charge system emulation for diesel engine

    Author: Zhang, K., 1 May 2010

    Supervisor: Hawley, J. (Supervisor) & Akehurst, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD