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2001 …2027

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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

New Motion Labs - Innovate UK

Akehurst, S. & Wragge-Morley, R.

Innovate UK

1/01/2030/06/21

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

ELECTRA

Oliver, R. & Akehurst, S.

Innovate UK

1/11/1931/10/22

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

HiComp2

Copeland, C., Akehurst, S. & Bailey, N.

Innovate UK

1/08/1931/07/21

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output

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Analysis and Suppression of Induced Voltage Pulsation in DC Winding of Five-Phase Wound-Field Switched Flux Machines

Wu, Z., Zhu, Z. Q., Hua, W., Akehurst, S., Zhu, X., Hu, J., Li, H. & Zhu, J., 28 Aug 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. 1 p.

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A review of water injection applied on the internal combustion engine

Zhu, S., Hu, B., 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.

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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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Thesis

    Air charge system emulation for diesel engine

    Author: Zhang, K., 1 May 2010

    Supervisor: Hawley, J. (Supervisor) & Akehurst, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    An investigation in to the Loss Mechanisms Associated with a Pushing Metal V-Belt Continuously Variable Transmission

    Author: Akehurst, S., 1 Jan 2001

    Supervisor: Vaughan, N. D. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    Application of a Continuously Variable Transmission to Engine Boosting and Exhaust Energy Recovery Systems

    Author: Rose, A., 14 Nov 2013

    Supervisor: Akehurst, S. (Supervisor) & Brace, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Application of Divided Exhaust Period and Variable Drive Supercharging Concept for a Downsized Gasoline Engine

    Author: Hu, B., 9 Jun 2016

    Supervisor: Akehurst, S. (Supervisor), Brace, C. (Supervisor) & Copeland, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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