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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.
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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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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Applications to Modelling and Predicitve Control: Performance Optimization of Fully Variable Valvetrain-equipped Combustion Strategies for Hybrid Vehicle Integration
4/10/21 → 8/07/24
Project: Research-related funding
Newnes, L., Barzotto, M., Battarra, M., Brace, C., Branicki, L., Burke, R., Davidson, M., Dhokia, V., Edwards, B., Ehrhardt, B., Fai, F., Flynn, J., Giannikas, V., Hintermair, U., Kyprianou, A., Larkin, C., Lattanzio, S., Loukaides, E., McManus, M., Pearce, N., Shepherd, P., Shokrani Chaharsooghi, A., Tomlinson, P., Zhang, N., Carey, E., Ehrhardt, B., Garcia Lazaro, A. & Lattanzio, S.
1/09/21 → 28/02/25
Project: Research council
Ametller, A. & Brace, C., 15 Mar 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles. 12, 2, p. 279-300 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Freevalve: A Comparative GWP Life Cycle Assessment of E-fuel Fully Variable Valvetrain-equipped Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric VehiclesElmagdoub, A. WM., Halmearo, M., Carlson, U., Turner, J., Brace, C., Akehurst, S. & Zhang, N., 11 Apr 2023.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review1 Citation (SciVal)
Freevalve: Control and Optimization of Fully Variable Valvetrain-enabled Combustion Strategies for Steady-state Part Load Performance and Transient Rise TimesElmagdoub, A. WM., Halmearo, M., Carlson, U., Turner, J., Brace, C., Akehurst, S. & Zhang, N., 11 Apr 2023. 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Full Torque Operation Range Fault-Tolerant Control with Minimum Copper Loss for Dual Three-Phase PMSMZheng, H., Pei, X. & Brace, C., 22 Aug 2023, ICPE 2023-ECCE Asia - 11th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: Green World with Power Electronics. IEEE, p. 1672-1679 8 p. (ICPE 2023-ECCE Asia - 11th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: Green World with Power Electronics).
Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceeding › Chapter in a published conference proceeding
On Integration of MBSE and Simulation for Evaluation of Complex, Quantitative, Temporal Key Performance IndicatorsMacha, L., Padget, J., Ebner, P. & Brace, C., 22 Nov 2023. 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile21 Downloads (Pure)