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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.

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Cylinder heads
Gas generators
Turbines
Testing
Gases
2018
6 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Alcohol fuels
Binary mixtures
Internal combustion engines
Alcohols
Gasoline
29 Citations (Scopus)
48 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
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Parameter estimation
Torque
Engines
Wave power
Crankshafts
2017
4 Citations (Scopus)
Brayton cycle
Compressors
Turbines
Engines
Waste heat utilization
3 Citations (Scopus)
50 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
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Turbines
Geometry
Gasoline
Engines
Powertrains
7 Citations (Scopus)
101 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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Open Access
File
Compressors
Turbines
Thermal effects
Thermodynamic properties
Gases
301 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Passenger cars
Superchargers
Engines
Supercharging
Electric load loss
2016

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

Open Access
Electric vehicles
Railroad cars
1 Citation (Scopus)
Internal combustion engines
Scavenging
Engines
Brakes
Fuel consumption
13 Citations (Scopus)
Internal combustion engines
Engines
Gases
Pressurization
Superchargers
24 Citations (Scopus)
91 Downloads (Pure)
File
Powertrains
Hybrid vehicles
Dynamic programming
Dynamometers
Controllers
2015
7 Citations (Scopus)

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

Superchargers
Gasoline
Engines
Speed control
Engine cylinders
13 Citations (Scopus)

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

Open Access
Scandal
Car industry
Faith
Automotive industry
Breach
5 Citations (Scopus)
117 Downloads (Pure)

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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Internal combustion engines
Engines
Pumps
Engine cylinders
Fuel consumption
14 Citations (Scopus)
121 Downloads (Pure)

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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Hybrid vehicles
Braking
Fuel consumption
Powertrains
Electric motors
13 Citations (Scopus)
72 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Engines
Pressurization
Gases
Air
10 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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Superchargers
Engines
Fuel economy
Crankshafts
Transient analysis
5 Citations (Scopus)
83 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Exhaust gas recirculation
Internal combustion engines
Gases
Combustion knock
Calorific value
2014
13 Citations (Scopus)
Engines
Exhaust gases
Turbines
Gases
Combustion knock
10 Citations (Scopus)
99 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Diesel engines
Engines
Exhaust gas recirculation
Powertrains
Dynamometers
97 Citations (Scopus)

Ultra boost for economy: extending the limits of extreme engine downsizing

Turner, J. W. G., Popplewell, A., Patel, R., Johnson, T. R., Darnton, N. J., Richardson, S., Bredda, S. W., Tudor, R. J., Bithell, C. I., Jackson, R., Remmert, S. M., Cracknell, R. F., Fernandes, J. X., Lewis, A. G. J., Akehurst, S., Brace, C. J., Copeland, C. D., Martinez-Botas, R., Romagnoli, A. & Burluka, A. A., 1 Apr 2014, In : SAE International Journal of Engines. 7, 1, p. 387-417 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engines
Torque
Superchargers
Camshafts
Specifications
2013
5 Citations (Scopus)
85 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Fuel injection
Internal combustion engines
Engines
Calibration
Vehicle performance
17 Citations (Scopus)
Diesel engines
Engines
Fuel consumption
Robust control
Transient analysis
43 Citations (Scopus)
104 Downloads (Pure)

Development and field trial of a driver assistance system to encourage eco-driving in light commercial vehicle fleets

Vagg, C., Brace, C. J., Hari, D., Akehurst, S., Poxon, J. & Ash, L., Jun 2013, In : IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 14, 2, p. 796-805 10 p., 6459602.

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Open Access
File
Commercial vehicles
Fuel consumption
Driver training
Gears
Managers
11 Citations (Scopus)
119 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Superchargers
Transient analysis
Gasoline
Engines
Calibration
4 Citations (Scopus)
Dynamometers
Chassis
Fuel consumption
Testing
Diesel engines
2012
1 Citation (Scopus)
Diesel engines
Carbon dioxide
Engines
Fuel injection
Fuel economy
13 Citations (Scopus)
93 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Gears
Fuel consumption
Dynamometers
Chassis
Calibration
7 Citations (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Temperature control
Engines
Fuel consumption
Nitrogen oxides
Exhaust gas recirculation
2011
4 Citations (Scopus)
Fourier analysis
Internal combustion engines
Time series
Hot Temperature
1 Citation (Scopus)
85 Downloads (Pure)

An empirical approach to predicting heat transfer within single- and twin-skin automotive exhaust systems

Bannister, C. D., Brace, C. J., Taylor, J., Brooks, T. & Fraser, N., Jul 2011, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 225, 7, p. 913-929 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Skin
Heat transfer
Pipe
Nusselt number
Reynolds number
9 Citations (Scopus)
88 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Fuel consumption
Engines
Carbon
Fueling
Internal combustion engines
11 Citations (Scopus)
103 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Superchargers
Engines
Transient analysis
Compressors
Torque
22 Citations (Scopus)
91 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Coolants
Engines
Fuel consumption
Nitrogen oxides
Exhaust gas recirculation
2 Citations (Scopus)
Engines
Design of experiments
2 Citations (Scopus)
Internal combustion engines
Engines
Calibration
2010
24 Citations (Scopus)
41 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Lubricants
Diesel engines
Systems analysis
Engines
Fuel consumption
Internal combustion engines
Dynamical systems
Engineers
12 Citations (Scopus)
70 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of engine and transmission oil viscometrics on vehicle fuel consumption

Hawley, J. G., Bannister, C. D., Brace, C. J., Akehurst, S., Pegg, I. & Avery, M. R., 1 Sep 2010, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 224, 9, p. 1213-1228 16 p.

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Open Access
File
Fuel consumption
Lubricants
Engines
Lubricating oils
Dynamometers
2 Citations (Scopus)

The use of multi-variate models for the prediction of heat transfer in vehicle exhaust systems

Bannister, C. D., Brace, C. J., Taylor, J., Brooks, T. & Fraser, N., Mar 2010, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 224, 3, p. 369-385 17 p.

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2009
3 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental characterisation of heat transfer in exhaust pipe sections.

Bannister, C., Brace, C., Lock, G., Taylor, J., Brooks, T. & Fraser, N., Apr 2009, In : SAE International Journal of Materials & Manufacturing. 1, 1, p. 136-144 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pipe
Heat transfer
Nusselt number
Gasoline
Reynolds number
26 Citations (Scopus)
103 Downloads (Pure)
File
2008
24 Citations (Scopus)
Fuel economy
Cooling systems
Thermostats
Flow control
Coolants
4 Citations (Scopus)
Processing
Testing
Gears
Time series
2 Citations (Scopus)
Sampling
Engines
Catalysts
Testing
2006
4 Citations (Scopus)
Interpolation
Engines
Software packages
MATLAB
Processing