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Dr Akehurst is a Reader in Automotive Engineering, 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).

Dr 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.

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Projects 2005 2021

Research Output 2001 2018

Alcohols
Gasoline
Engines
Vaporization
Enthalpy
Engines
Fuel injection
Diesel engines
Hardware
Dynamometers

A real-time capable mixing controlled combustion model for highly diluted conditions

Dowell, P., Akehurst, S. & Burke, R. 15 Aug 2017 In : Energy. 133, p. 1035-1049

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exhaust gas recirculation
Dilution
Engines
Charge injection
Engine cylinders
Engines
Hardware
Exhaust gas recirculation
Diesel engines
Air

Implementing full electric turbocharging systems on highly boosted gasoline engines

Zhang, Q., Lu, P., Dimitriou, P., Akehurst, S., Copeland, C., Zangeneh, M., Richards, B. & Fowler, G. 2017 ASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition: Volume 8 :Microturbines, Turbochargers and Small Turbomachines; Steam Turbines. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), p. V008T26A032 10 p.

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

Engines
Compressors
Turbines
Internal combustion engines
Gasoline