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Research Output

2020

Control-oriented modelling of a Wankel rotary engine: a synthesis approach of state space and neural networks

Chen, A. S., Vorraro, G., Turner, M., Islam, R., Herrmann, G., Burgess, S., Brace, C., Turner, J. & Bailey, N., 27 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press). 14 p.

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2019

Air-Fuel Ratio Control of Spark Ignition Engines With Unknown System Dynamics Estimator: Theory and Experiments

Na, J., Chen, A. S., Huang, Y., Aggarwal, A., Lewis, A., Burke, R., Brace, C. & Hermann, G., 9 Dec 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. p. 1-8 8 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Design and Testing a Bespoke Cylinder Head Pulsating Flow Generator for a Turbocharger Gas Stand

Vijayakumar, R., Akehurst, S., Liu, Z., Reyes Belmonte, M., Brace, C., Liu, D. & Copeland, C., 8 Oct 2019, In : Energy. 116291.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

Feng, Y., Pickering, S., Chappell, E., Iravani, P. & Brace, C., 1 Jan 2019, 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).

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1 Citation (Scopus)
57 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling axisymmetric centrifugal compressor characteristics from first principles

Powers, K. H., Brace, C. J., Budd, C. J., Copeland, C. D. & Milewski, P. A., 1 Jan 2019, Turbomachinery. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 14 p. GT-2019-90091. (Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo; vol. 2A-2019).

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

Modelling Axisymmetric Centrifugal Compressor Characteristics from First Principles

Powers, K., Brace, C., Budd, C., Copeland, C. & Milewski, P., 12 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. GT2019-90091

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

2018

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.

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3 Citations (Scopus)
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9 Citations (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)

Driving Style Analysis by Classifying Real-World Data with Support Vector Clustering

Feng, Y., Pickering, S., Chappell, E., Iravani, P. & Brace, C., 18 Oct 2018, 2018 3rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering, ICITE 2018. IEEE, p. 264-268 5 p. 8492700. (2018 3rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Engineering, ICITE 2018).

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

2 Citations (Scopus)

Nonlinear Observer-Based Air-Fuel Ratio Control for Port Fuel Injected Wankel Engines

Chen, A. S., Herrmann, G., Na, J., Turner, M., Vorraro, G. & Brace, C., 31 Oct 2018, Proceedings 12th UKACC International Conference on Control, CONTROL 2018. IEEE, p. 224-229

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

2 Citations (Scopus)

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 14 p., 8010342.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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46 Citations (Scopus)
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2017
6 Citations (Scopus)

A novel predictive semi-physical feed-forward turbocharging system transient control strategy based on mean-value turbocharger model

Tang, H., Copeland, C., Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Davies, P., Pohorelsky, L., Smith, L. & Capon, G., 1 Oct 2017, In : International Journal of Engine Research. 18, 8, p. 765-775

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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4 Citations (Scopus)
66 Downloads (Pure)

Distance Estimation by Fusing Radar and Monocular Camera with Kalman Filter

Feng, Y., Pickering, S., Chappell, E., Iravani, P. & Brace, C., 23 Sep 2017, SAE Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Symposium. SAE International, 9 p. 2017-01-1978

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2 Citations (Scopus)
307 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of inter-stage phenomena on the performance prediction of two-stage turbocharging systems

Avola, C., Copeland, C., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 1 Sep 2017, In : Energy. 134, p. 743-756

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9 Citations (Scopus)
152 Downloads (Pure)
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Road bumps for electric cars

Leach, F., Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Busch, I. H., Cairns, A., Davy, M. H., Gavaises, M., Heikal, M., Linne, M., Shayler, P., Stone, R., Taylor, A., Turner, J., Wyszynski, M., Xu, H. & Zhao, J. H., 2 Sep 2017, In : Economist (United Kingdom). 413, 9053

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2016

Air-fuel-ratio control of engine system with unknown input observer

Na, J., Herrmann, G., Rames, C., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 7 Nov 2016, 2016 UKACC International Conference on Control, UKACC Control 2016. IEEE, 7737647

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

3 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis and comparison of the performance of an inverted brayton cycle and turbo-compounding with decoupled turbine and cvt driven compressor for small automotive engines

Lu, P., Brace, C., Hu, B. & Copeland, C., 2016, Microturbines, Turbochargers and Small Turbomachines; Steam Turbines. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 13 p. GT2016-57675. (Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo; vol. 8).

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Are electric vehicles really the best option for greener driving?

Turner, J. & Brace, C., 4 Jan 2016, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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A Study on Dynamic Torque Cancellation in a Range Extender Unit

Liu, D., Rodrigues, L., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Kirkpatrick, G. & Ash, L., 5 Apr 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)
1 Citation (Scopus)
18 Citations (Scopus)

Numerical investigation of two-stage turbocharging systems performance

Avola, C., Copeland, C., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 9 Oct 2016, ASME 2016 Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2016. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ICEF2016-9449

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

3 Citations (Scopus)

Position Estimation and Autonomous Control of a Quad Vehicle

Feng, Y., Iravani, P. & Brace, C., 14 Sep 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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33 Citations (Scopus)
132 Downloads (Pure)

Thermal management of a low cost range extender for electric vehicles

Agarwal, A., Rodrigues, L., Liu, D., Lewis, A. G. J., Akehurst, S., Brace, C. J., Kirkpatrick, G. & Ash, L., 2016, Proceedings of the 6th Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Conference (HEVC 2016). Institution of Engineering and Technology, p. 16

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

2 Citations (Scopus)
2015

Adaptive Input and Parameter Estimation with Application to Engine Torque Estimation

Na, J., Herrmann, G., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 15 Dec 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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11 Citations (Scopus)
105 Downloads (Pure)

A New De-throttling Concept in a Twin-Charged Gasoline Engine System

Hu, B., Copeland, C., Lu, P., Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Turner, J. W. G., Romagnoli, A. & Martinez-Botas, R., 14 Apr 2015, In : SAE International Journal of Engines. 8, 4, p. 1553-1561

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

A review of the application of variable geometry turbines to the downsized gasoline engine

Tang, H., Pennycott, A., Akehurst, S. & Brace, C., Oct 2015, In : International Journal of Engine Research. 16, 6, p. 810-825

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

A throttle loss recovery concept using an expander for a 2.0 litre turbocharged gasoline engine

Lu, P., Hu, B. & Brace, C., 2015, ASME Turbo Expo 2015: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition: Volume 8: Microturbines, Turbochargers and Small Turbomachines; Steam Turbines. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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Don’t let the VW emissions scandal destroy your faith in the car industry

Brace, C., 26 Nov 2015, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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Explore and Extend the Effectiveness of Turbo-compounding in a 2.0 litres Gasoline Engine

Lu, P., Brace, C. & Hu, B., 14 Apr 2015, SAE Technical Papers. April ed. SAE International, Vol. 2015-April.

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

2 Citations (Scopus)

Fuel efficiency optimization for a divided exhaust period regulated two-stage downsized SI engine

Hu, B., Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Lu, P., Copeland, C. D. & Turner, J. W. G., Jun 2015, Microturbines, Turbochargers and Small Turbomachines; Steam Turbines. U. S. A.: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 8. p. V008T23A012 10 p.

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Investigation into the benefits of reduced oil flows in internal combustion engines

Burke, R. D., Brace, C. J., Stark, R. & Pegg, I., 1 Jun 2015, In : International Journal of Engine Research. 16, 4, p. 503-517 15 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)
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Modelling and heuristic control of a parallel hybrid electric vehicle

Enang, W., Bannister, C., Brace, C. & Vagg, C., 1 Sep 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 229, 11, p. 1494-1513 20 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)
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18 Citations (Scopus)
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Predicting the nitrogen oxides emissions of a diesel engine using neural networks

Zhang, Q., Pennycott, A., Burke, R., Akehurst, S. & Brace, C., 14 Apr 2015, SAE Technical Papers. SAE International

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Review of turbocharger mapping and 1D modelling inaccuracies with specific focus on two-stage systems

Avola, C., Copeland, C., Duda, T., Burke, R., Akehurst, S. & Brace, C., 2 Jul 2015, SAE 12th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles (ICE), 2015. SAE International, 18 p. 2015-24-2523

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

4 Citations (Scopus)

SuperGen on ultraboost: variable-speed centrifugal supercharging as an enabling technology for extreme engine downsizing

Turner, J. W. G., Popplewell, A., Marshall, D. J., Johnson, T. R., Barker, L., King, J., Martin, J., Lewis, A. G. J., Akehurst, S., Brace, C. J. & Copeland, C. D., 14 Apr 2015, In : SAE International Journal of Engines. 8, 4, p. 1602-1615 13 p.

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10 Citations (Scopus)
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6 Citations (Scopus)
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Turbocompounding coupled with a CVT driven supercharger

Brace, C. & Lu, P., 2015.

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2014
13 Citations (Scopus)

A new turboexpansion concept in a twin-charged engine system

Hu, B., Copeland, C., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Romagnoli, A., Martinez-Botas, R. & Turner, J., 13 Oct 2014, SAE Technical Paper. SAE International, 2014-01-2596

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Assessment of supercharging boosting component for heavily downsized gasoline engines

Romagnoli, A., Wan-Salim, W. S. I., Gurunathan, B. A., Martinez-Botas, R. F., Turner, J. W. G., Luard, N., Jackson, R., Matteucci, L., Copeland, C., Akehurst, S., Lewis, A. G. J. & Brace, C. J., 1 Jan 2014, Institution of Mechanical Engineers - 11th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging. Woodhead Publishing Ltd., p. 13-26 14 p.

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8 Citations (Scopus)