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Sam Akehurst is Professor of Advanced Powertrain Systems, with over 20 years automotive research experience. His research focuses on the performance of future powertrain system with respect to CO2 reduction. His current research portfolio includes a range of industrial collaborative projects in advanced gasoline engine and hybrid vehicle technology with expertise in Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs).
Prof. Akehurst leads a number of Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and Innovate UK funded projects with major OEMs including Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and McLaren Automotive.
Future Internal Combustion Engine technology
Advanced Transmission Systems
Turbocharging and boosting systems
Thermal management of Powertrain systems
Powertrain Modelling Techniques
Yuan, H., Giles, K., Zhu, S., Howson, S., Lewis, A., Akehurst, S., Turner, N., Harris, J., Fowler, G. & Geddes, J., 14 Aug 2020, In : Fuel. 283, 118814.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Akehurst, S. & Burke, R. D., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. 141, 9, 11 p., 091005.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)5 Downloads (Pure)
Akehurst, S. & Burke, R., 30 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power: Transactions of the ASME. 141, 9, 11 p., 091005.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile42 Downloads (Pure)
Analysis and Suppression of Induced Voltage Pulsation in DC Winding of Five-Phase Wound-Field Switched Flux MachinesWu, Z., Zhu, Z. Q., Hua, W., Akehurst, S., Zhu, X., Hu, J., Li, H. & Zhu, J., 31 Dec 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. 34, 4, p. 1890-1905 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile50 Downloads (Pure)
Akehurst, S., Copeland, C., Lewis, A., Yuan, H., Kennedy, I., Bernards, J. & Branney, C., 15 Mar 2019, In : Energy Conversion and Management. 184, p. 139-158 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review articleOpen AccessFile34 Citations (Scopus)91 Downloads (Pure)
An investigation in to the Loss Mechanisms Associated with a Pushing Metal V-Belt Continuously Variable TransmissionAuthor: Akehurst, S., 1 Jan 2001
Supervisor: Vaughan, N. D. (External person) (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › PhD