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

Accuracy of Diesel Engine Combustion Metrics over the Full Range of Engine Operating Conditions

Dowell, P. G., Akehurst, S. & Burke, R. D., 23 May 2019, In : Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. 141, 9, 11 p., 091005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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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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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

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Air charge system emulation for diesel engine

Author: Zhang, K., 1 May 2010

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

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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