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Research interests

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.

Research interests

Future Internal Combustion Engine technology

Advanced Transmission Systems

Turbocharging and boosting systems

Thermal management of Powertrain systems

Powertrain Modelling Techniques

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Projects 2005 2021

Powertrains
Carbon
Electric vehicles
Engines
Rotary engines

Powertrain Architecture Optimisation Tools

Akehurst, S., Brace, C. & Pickering, S.

9/12/168/03/20

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 2001 2018

1 Citations
Alcohol fuels
Binary mixtures
Internal combustion engines
Alcohols
Gasoline

Development and Optimisation of an Adaptive Safety Monitor

Akehurst, S., Hillis, A. & Botes, F. 3 Apr 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Powertrains
Fault detection
Monitoring
Availability
Calibration
Open Access
File
Superchargers
Engines
Transient analysis
Gasoline
Torque
Direct injection
Internal combustion engines
Engines
Antiknock rating
Fuel economy
1 Citations

Particulate emissions from a highly boosted gasoline direct injection engine

Lewis, A., Akehurst, S., Turner, J., Leach, F., Stone, R., Richardson, D., Remmert, S., Cracknell, R. & Campbell, S. 1 Mar 2018 In : International Journal of Engine Research. 19, 3, p. 347-359

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Particulate emissions
Direct injection
Gasoline
Engines
Fuel injection