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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    Projects

    ELECTRA

    Akehurst, S.

    Innovate UK

    1/11/1931/10/22

    Project: Central government, health and local authorities

    TRENDS AND LIMITS OF WHR TECHNOLOGIES IN HYBRID POWERTRAIN ARCHITECTURES

    Copeland, C.

    1/08/1731/07/20

    Project: Research council

    Research Output

    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, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    A novel air and EGR emulation facility for the optimisation of the powertrain architecture

    Orchard, S., Ozturk, U., Evans, N., Duda, T., Chappell, E. & Burke, R., 1 Jan 2020, ASME 2019 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2019. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 8 p. ICEF2019-7166, V001T05A003. (ASME 2019 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2019).

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

    Application of a rotary expander as an energy recovery system for a modern Wankel engine

    Vorraro, G., Islam, R., Turner, M. & Turner, J., 10 Jan 2020, Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport 2019: Proceedings of the International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport (ICEPSFT 2019), December 11-12, 2019, Birmingham, UK. 1st ed. CRC Press

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

    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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