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
Fuel consumption Engineering & Materials Science
Gasoline Engineering & Materials Science
Diesel engines Engineering & Materials Science
Exhaust gases Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 1997 2018

Alcohol fuels
Binary mixtures
Internal combustion engines

Compressor pressure investigation of surge onset at steady and unsteady operations of an automotive turbocharger

Avola, C., Duda, T., Burke, R. & Copeland, C. 22 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) IMECHE Turbochargers and Turbocharging 2017.

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

Unsteady flow
Fast Fourier transforms
Pressure sensors

Design of an Air-cooled Radial Turbine Part 1: Computational Modelling

Zhang, Y., Duda, T., Scobie, J., Sangan, C., Redwood, A. & Copeland, C. 12 Feb 2018 (Accepted/In press) ASME Turbo Expo 2018: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. GT2018-76378

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