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Chris Brace is a Professor of Automotive Propulsion and Deputy Director of the Powertrain Vehicle Research Centre.

He was a student apprentice at Massey Ferguson Tractors in Coventry and studied for a thin sandwich degree at the University of Bath, graduating in 1990.

Following a short spell designing transmissions at Massey Ferguson, Chris returned to the University to work on an integrated Diesel CVT powertrain.

After the award of his PhD in 1996 Chris remained at the University progressing to Reader and then to Professor in February 2014.

Chris was Chair of the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) between 2012 and 2014.

Research

Chris leads a wide portfolio of powertrain-based research projects with a common theme around the intensive measurement, analysis and control of multi-cylinder engine systems running under dynamic operating conditions.

All of the research is in collaboration with industry, most notably Ford Motor Company and Jaguar LandRover.

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Projects 2005 2021

OC37R17P

Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Hawley, J. & Turner, J.

1/05/1830/04/21

Project: EU Commission

IAA Commissioned Automotive Project

Brace, C.

1/04/1831/03/20

Project: Research council

Connected Fully Integrated Driving Ecosystem (CON-FIDE)

Brace, C., Burke, R. & Pickering, S.

1/06/1731/05/19

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 1999 2019

Adaptive air-fuel ratio control for spark ignition engines with time-varying parameter estimation

Chen, A. S., Na, J., Herrmann, G., Burke, R. & Brace, C. 21 Mar 2018 Proceedings of 2017 9th International Conference On Modelling, Identification and Control, ICMIC 2017. IEEE, Vol. 2018-March, p. 1074-1079 6 p.

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

Time-varying Parameters
Ignition
Internal combustion engines
Parameter estimation
Parameter Estimation
1 Citations
Alcohol fuels
Binary mixtures
Internal combustion engines
Alcohols
Gasoline

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

Feng, Y., Pickering, S., Chappell, E., Iravani, P. & Brace, C. 28 Jun 2018 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
File
Fuzzy inference
Railroad cars
Dynamometers
Chassis
Fuzzy logic

Predicting Abnormal Combustion Phenomena In Highly Booted Spark Ignition Engines

Giles, K. 4 Jun 2018 236 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Open Access
File
Internal combustion engines
Ignition
Combustion knock
Engine cylinders
Brakes
3 Citations

Vehicle Engine Torque Estimation via Unknown Input Observer and Adaptive Parameter Estimation

Na, J., Chen, A., Herrmann, G., Burke, R. & Brace, C. 1 Jan 2018 In : IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 67, 1, p. 409-422

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Parameter estimation
Torque
Engines
Wave power
Crankshafts