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2019

Sub-23 nm particulate emissions from a highly boosted GDI engine

Akehurst, S., Lewis, A., Turner, J., Leach, F. & Richardson, D., 2 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2018

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
1 Citation (Scopus)
Direct injection
Internal combustion engines
Engines
Antiknock rating
Fuel economy
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)
2016
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
2015
Exhaust gas recirculation
Engine cylinders
Engines
Air intakes
Turbulence
2014
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

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

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
2 Citations (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Wear mechanisms in polyoxymethylene (POM) spur gears

Evans, M., Akehurst, S. & Keogh, P., 2014, p. 2591-2594. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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2013
6 Citations (Scopus)

A driver advisory tool to reduce fuel consumption: SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-2087

Vagg, C., Brace, C., Hari, D., Akehurst, S. & Ash, L., 10 Mar 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Fuel consumption
Driver training
Engines
Regenerative braking
Commercial vehicles
2 Citations (Scopus)

Development and testing of a low cost high performance hybrid vehicle electric motor: SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-1760

Hari, D., Brace, C., Vagg, C., Akehurst, S., Ash, L. & Strong, R., 8 Apr 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Electric motors
Hybrid vehicles
Testing
Torque
Costs
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Hybrid vehicles
Dynamic programming
Powertrains
Dynamometers
Chassis

Predicting the trade-off between turbine inlet temperature and engine fuel economy in a turbocharged gasoline engine

L Smith, G Capon & K Zhang, 6 Jun 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

10 Citations (Scopus)

Simulation study of the series sequential turbocharging for engine downsizing and fuel efficiency: SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-0935

Zhang, Q., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Burke, R., Capon, G., Smith, L., Garrett, S. & Zhang, K., 16 Apr 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)

Test and simulation of variable air gap concept on axial flux electric motor

Liu, D., Hari, D., Vagg, C., Ash, L., Akehurst, S. & Brace, C. J., 2013, p. 174-179. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Electric motors
Fluxes
Air
Powertrains
Torque
4 Citations (Scopus)

Ultra boost for economy: realizing a 60% downsized engine concept

Lewis, A. G. J., Brace, C. J., Akehurst, S., Turner, J., Popplewell, A., Richardson, S. & Bredda, S. W., 19 Nov 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2012
Energy transfer
Coolants
Engine cylinders
Combustion chambers
Fuel consumption

Study of the behaviour of an exhaust gas heat exchanger for improved engine warm-up

Burke, R., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Pegg, I. & Stark, R., 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Cams
Gasoline
Engines
Torque
Engine cylinders
Cams
Gasoline
Engines
Torque
Engine cylinders
2011

The application of the Milner CVT as a novel power splitting transmission for hybrid vehicles: SAE Technical Paper 2011-01-0890

Moyers, J., Akehurst, S., Parker, D. A. & Schaaf, S., 12 Apr 2011.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2010
6 Citations (Scopus)
Extrapolation
Compressors
Interpolation
Engines
2 Citations (Scopus)
Engine cylinders
Heat flux
Engines
Fuel injection
Coolants
2009

Development of a design tool for modelling and optimisation of the Milner CVT

Akehurst, S., Moyers, J., Hunt, A. & Schaaf, S., 13 May 2009.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Design of experiments
Contacts (fluid mechanics)
Roller bearings
Traction (friction)
Geometry
3 Citations (Scopus)

The design of a Milner CVT using simulation based design of experiments

Akehurst, S., 20 Apr 2009.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Design of experiments
Roller bearings
Packaging
Durability
Engineers
2008
2 Citations (Scopus)
Diesel engines
Engines
Air
Air engines
Compression ratio (machinery)
2007

A novel approach to investigating advanced boosting strategies of future diesel engines

Akehurst, S. & Piddock, M., 11 Dec 2007, p. 261-276. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Cooling system changes: developing sound approaches for assessing on-engine system hardware

Piddock, M., Akehurst, S., Hawley, J. G. & Pegg, I., 21 May 2007.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)

Engine cooling systems - developing sound approaches for assessing system hardware changes

Piddock, M., Akehurst, S., Hawley, J. G. & Pegg, I., May 2007, p. 311-321. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2006
1 Citation (Scopus)

Design consideration and potential of the Milner CVT

Hunt, A., Akehurst, S. & Schaaf, S., 2006, p. 51-66. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Roller bearings
Testing
Dynamic analysis
Failure modes
Packaging
2004
4 Citations (Scopus)

FEAD configurations focusing on CO2 benefits

Akehurst, S., Hawley, J. G., Pegg, I. & Piddock, M., 8 Mar 2004.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

8 Citations (Scopus)

Potential of a Controllable Engine Cooling System to Reduce NOx Emissions in Diesel Engines

Pang, H. H., Brace, C. J. & Akehurst, S., 8 Mar 2004.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper