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Research Output 2001 2019

2019

Novel approaches to evaluation, modelling and emulation of advanced boosting systems

Akehurst, S., 22 Jan 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Open Access
File

The effect of fuel composition on particulate emissions from a highly boosted GDI engine - an evaluation of three particulate indices

Akehurst, S., Turner, J., Lewis, A., Leach, F., Stone, R., Cracknell, R., Shankar, V. & Richardson, D., 6 May 2019, In : Fuel. 252, p. 598-611 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2018

Accuracy of diesel engine combustion metrics over the full range of engine operating conditions

Dowell, P. G., Burke, R. D. & Akehurst, S., 1 Jan 2018, Emissions Control Systems; Instrumentation, Controls, and Hybrids; Numerical Simulation; Engine Design and Mechanical Development. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 2.

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

5 Citations (Scopus)
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
1 Citation (Scopus)
Direct injection
Internal combustion engines
Engines
Antiknock rating
Fuel economy
8 Citations (Scopus)

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 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Particulate emissions
Direct injection
Gasoline
Engines
Fuel injection
7 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of oxygenate fuels on PN emissions from a highly boosted GDI engine

Leach, F. C. P., Stone, R., Richardson, D., Turner, J. W. G., Lewis, A., Akehurst, S., Remmert, S., Campbell, S. & Cracknell, R., 1 Aug 2018, In : Fuel. 225, p. 277-286 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Direct injection
Gasoline
Engines
Air cushion vehicles
Particulate Matter
2017
Diesel engines
Engines
Fuel injection
Hot Temperature
Hardware
2 Citations (Scopus)

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
File
Turbines
Geometry
Gasoline
Engines
Powertrains
1 Citation (Scopus)

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 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Exhaust gas recirculation
Engine cylinders
Dilution
Engines
Charge injection
Open Access
File
Diesel engines
Engines
Exhaust gas recirculation
Engine cylinders
Hardware

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

Gasoline
Engines
Compressors
Turbines
Internal combustion engines
2 Citations (Scopus)
Direct injection
Internal combustion engines
Coolants
Flow rate
Electric sparks
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Passenger cars
Superchargers
Engines
Supercharging
Electric load loss

Road bumps for electric cars

Leach, F., Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Busch, I. H., Cairns, A., Davy, M. H., Gavaises, M., Heikal, M., Linne, M., Shayler, P., Stone, R., Taylor, A., Turner, J., Wyszynski, M., Xu, H. & Zhao, J. H., 2 Sep 2017, In : Economist (United Kingdom). 413, 9053

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2016
1 Citation (Scopus)

An improved rate of heat release model for modern high speed diesel engines

Dowell, P. G., Akehurst, S. & Burke, R. D., 1 Jan 2016, ASME 2016 Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2016. U. S. A.: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), p. V001T05a003 16 p.

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

Diesel engines
Engines
Fuel injection
Hot Temperature
Hardware
1 Citation (Scopus)

A Study on Dynamic Torque Cancellation in a Range Extender Unit

Liu, D., Rodrigues, L., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Kirkpatrick, G. & Ash, L., 5 Apr 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Torque
Electric machinery
Engines
Electric losses
Torque control
2 Citations (Scopus)
Electric vehicles
Engines
Fuel economy
Exhaust manifolds
Costs
1 Citation (Scopus)
Internal combustion engines
Scavenging
Engines
Brakes
Fuel consumption
9 Citations (Scopus)
Internal combustion engines
Engines
Gases
Pressurization
Superchargers
19 Citations (Scopus)

Stochastic dynamic programming in the real-world control of hybrid electric vehicles

Vagg, C., Akehurst, S., Brace, C. & Ash, L., May 2016, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. p. 853-866

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Powertrains
Hybrid vehicles
Dynamic programming
Dynamometers
Controllers
1 Citation (Scopus)

Thermal management of a low cost range extender for electric vehicles

Agarwal, A., Rodrigues, L., Liu, D., Lewis, A. G. J., Akehurst, S., Brace, C. J., Kirkpatrick, G. & Ash, L., 2016, Proceedings of the 6th Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Conference (HEVC 2016). Institution of Engineering and Technology, p. 16

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

Electric vehicles
Temperature control
Coolants
Engines
Costs
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
12 Citations (Scopus)

Fuel efficiency optimization for a divided exhaust period regulated two-stage downsized SI engine

Hu, B., Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Lu, P., Copeland, C. D. & Turner, J. W. G., Jun 2015, Microturbines, Turbochargers and Small Turbomachines; Steam Turbines. U. S. A.: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 8. p. V008T23A012 10 p.

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

Scavenging
Engines
Intake valves
Engine cylinders
Electric sparks
4 Citations (Scopus)

Improving Heat Transfer and Reducing Mass in a Gasoline Piston using Additive Manufacturing

Copeland, C., Reyes Belmonte, M., Drummond, H., Hopkins, G., Schmieder, A., Bredda, S. W. & Akehurst, S., 2015, SAE Technical Paper. SAE International, 2015-01-0505

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

3D printers
Pistons
Gasoline
Heat transfer
Engines
4 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling the Performance of the Torotrak V-Charge Variable Drive Supercharger System on a 1.0L GTDI - Preliminary Simulation Results

Hu, B., Tang, H., Akehurst, S., De Freitas, A., Burtt, D. & Shawe, J., 1 Sep 2015, In : SAE Technical Papers. 2015-September, September

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Superchargers
Clutches
Engines
Transient analysis
Compressors
9 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Engines
Pressurization
Gases
Air
1 Citation (Scopus)

Predicting the nitrogen oxides emissions of a diesel engine using neural networks

Zhang, Q., Pennycott, A., Burke, R., Akehurst, S. & Brace, C., 14 Apr 2015, SAE Technical Papers. SAE International

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

Nitrogen oxides
Diesel engines
Neural networks
Engines
Calibration
4 Citations (Scopus)

Review of turbocharger mapping and 1D modelling inaccuracies with specific focus on two-stage systems

Avola, C., Copeland, C., Duda, T., Burke, R., Akehurst, S. & Brace, C., 2 Jul 2015, SAE 12th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles (ICE), 2015. SAE International, 18 p. 2015-24-2523

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

Compressors
Turbines
Engines
Powertrains
Internal combustion engines
Exhaust gas recirculation
Engine cylinders
Engines
Air intakes
Turbulence
3 Citations (Scopus)
Exhaust gas recirculation
Engine cylinders
Engines
Air intakes
Turbulence
9 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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Superchargers
Engines
Fuel economy
Crankshafts
Transient analysis
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Exhaust gas recirculation
Internal combustion engines
Gases
Combustion knock
Calorific value
2014
11 Citations (Scopus)
Engines
Exhaust gases
Turbines
Gases
Combustion knock
4 Citations (Scopus)

A new turboexpansion concept in a twin-charged engine system

Hu, B., Copeland, C., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Romagnoli, A., Martinez-Botas, R. & Turner, J., 13 Oct 2014, SAE Technical Paper. SAE International, 2014-01-2596

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

Engines
Superchargers
Turbines
Compressors
Temperature
8 Citations (Scopus)

Assessment of supercharging boosting component for heavily downsized gasoline engines

Romagnoli, A., Wan-Salim, W. S. I., Gurunathan, B. A., Martinez-Botas, R. F., Turner, J. W. G., Luard, N., Jackson, R., Matteucci, L., Copeland, C., Akehurst, S., Lewis, A. G. J. & Brace, C. J., 1 Jan 2014, Institution of Mechanical Engineers - 11th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging. Woodhead Publishing Ltd., p. 13-26 14 p.

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

Gasoline
Engines
Superchargers
Powertrains
Supercharging

Assessment of the supercharging boosting component for heavily downsized gasoline engines

Copeland, C., Romagnoli, A., Wan-Salim, W. B., Gurunathan, B., Martinez-Botas, R., Turner, J., Luard, N., Jackson, R., Matteucci, L., Brace, C., Akehurst, S. & Lewis, A., 2014, IMECHE Turbocharger and Turbocharging Proceedings, 2014. IMechE Conference Transactions

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

Gasoline
Engines
Superchargers
Powertrains
Supercharging
2 Citations (Scopus)

Characterisation of torque converter dampers: A novel method for exciting dampers through torque pulsation generation

Aurora-Smith, A., Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Bannister, C., Wicksteed, B. & Biggs, S., 1 Jan 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

8 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Diesel engines
Engines
Exhaust gas recirculation
Powertrains
Dynamometers
2 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental and analytical investigation of implementing a ball bearing turbocharger on a production diesel engine

Zhang, N., Burke, R. D., Duda, T., Brace, C. J., Akehurst, S., Capon, G., Dowell, P. G. & Davies, P., 13 May 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Fuel effects in a downsized, highly boosted direct injection spark ignition engine

Campbell, S., Remmert, S., Cracknell, R., Schuetze, A., Warnecke, W., Lewis, A., Akehurst, S., Turner, J. W. G., Patel, R. & Popplewell, A., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Model-based Optimal Control of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle Using Stochastic Dynamic Programming

Vagg, C., Akehurst, S., Brace, C. J. & Ash, L., 15 May 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Hybrid vehicles
Dynamic programming
Controllers
Dynamometers
Chassis
8 Citations (Scopus)

Observations on the Measurement and Performance Impact of Catalyzed vs. Non Catalyzed EGR on a Heavily Downsized DISI Engine

Lewis, A. G. J., Akehurst, S., Turner, J., Patel, R. & Popplewell, A., 1 Apr 2014, In : SAE International Journal of Engines. 7, 1, p. 458-467 10 p., 2014-01-1196.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exhaust gas recirculation
Engines
Catalysts
Combustion knock
Exhaust gases

Octane appetite: The Relevance of a Lower Limit to the MON Specification in a Downsized, Highly Boosted DISI Engine

Remmert, S., Campbell, S., Cracknell, R., Schuetze, A., Lewis, A., Giles, K., Akehurst, S., Turner, J. W. G., Popplewell, A. & Patel, R., 13 Oct 2014. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Engines
Specifications
Engine cylinders
Combustion knock
Direct injection
26 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Engines
Specifications
Engine cylinders
Combustion knock
Direct injection