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2016

Numerical investigation of two-stage turbocharging systems performance

Avola, C., Copeland, C., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 9 Oct 2016, ASME 2016 Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2016. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ICEF2016-9449

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

3 Citations (Scopus)
2015

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

4 Citations (Scopus)
2012

On-Engine study of the thermal and performance impacts of a variable displacement oil pump

Burke, R., Brace, C., Lewis, A., Stark, R. & Pegg, I., 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)
2011

Practical approach to thermo-dynamic modelling of diesel engine emissions

Burke, R., Fath, B., Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Baumann, W. & Wascheck, R., 2011, Design of Experiments (DoE) in Engine Development,( 6th ed.). Berlin, Germany: Expert Verlag, p. 88-103

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

2019

Modelling Axisymmetric Centrifugal Compressor Characteristics from First Principles

Powers, K., Brace, C., Budd, C., Copeland, C. & Milewski, P., 12 Feb 2019, (Acceptance date) Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. GT2019-90091

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

Modelling axisymmetric centrifugal compressor characteristics from first principles

Powers, K. H., Brace, C. J., Budd, C. J., Copeland, C. D. & Milewski, P. A., 1 Jan 2019, Turbomachinery. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 14 p. GT-2019-90091. (Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo; vol. 2A-2019).

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

2012
Open Access
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7 Citations (Scopus)
120 Downloads (Pure)
2011
4 Citations (Scopus)
2013
19 Citations (Scopus)
2011
2 Citations (Scopus)
2013
Open Access
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5 Citations (Scopus)
126 Downloads (Pure)
2016

Position Estimation and Autonomous Control of a Quad Vehicle

Feng, Y., Iravani, P. & Brace, C., 14 Sep 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2015

Turbocompounding coupled with a CVT driven supercharger

Brace, C. & Lu, P., 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2020

Control-oriented modelling of a Wankel rotary engine: a synthesis approach of state space and neural networks

Chen, A. S., Vorraro, G., Turner, M., Islam, R., Herrmann, G., Burgess, S., Brace, C., Turner, J. & Bailey, N., 27 Jan 2020, (Acceptance date). 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2012

New hybrid van technology will reduce carbon emissions in commercial vehicles

Brace, C., 2012

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Helping Ford create fuel efficient engines of the future

Hawley, G. & Brace, C., 2012

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

2014

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

2011

Extreme engine downsizing

Carey, C., McAllister, M., Sandford, M., Richardson, S., Pierson, S., Darnton, N., Bredda, S., Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Turner, J., Pearson, R., Luard, N., Martinez-Botas, R., Copeland, C., Lewis, M. & Fernandes, J., 19 Oct 2011, Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport. Woodhead Publishing Ltd., p. 135-147 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

10 Citations (Scopus)
2016

Are electric vehicles really the best option for greener driving?

Turner, J. & Brace, C., 4 Jan 2016, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
2012
1 Citation (Scopus)
2016
1 Citation (Scopus)
2017

Distance Estimation by Fusing Radar and Monocular Camera with Kalman Filter

Feng, Y., Pickering, S., Chappell, E., Iravani, P. & Brace, C., 23 Sep 2017, SAE Intelligent and Connected Vehicles Symposium. SAE International, 9 p. 2017-01-1978

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

Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)
311 Downloads (Pure)
2018
Open Access
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9 Citations (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)
2013

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

5 Citations (Scopus)
2011
Open Access
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10 Citations (Scopus)
140 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Adaptive air-fuel ratio control for spark ignition engines with time-varying parameter estimation

Chen, A. S., Na, J., Herrmann, G., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 21 Mar 2018, Proceedings of 2017 9th International Conference On Modelling, Identification and Control, ICMIC 2017. IEEE, Vol. 2018-March. p. 1074-1079 6 p.

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

3 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Analysis of a driver behaviour improvement tool to reduce fuel consumption

Hari, D., Brace, C. J., Vagg, C., Poxon, J. & Ash, L., 2012, p. 208-213. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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7 Citations (Scopus)
169 Downloads (Pure)
2016
19 Citations (Scopus)
2015

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, p. 1602-1615 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)
2014

Ultra boost for economy: extending the limits of extreme engine downsizing

Turner, J. W. G., Popplewell, A., Patel, R., Johnson, T. R., Darnton, N. J., Richardson, S., Bredda, S. W., Tudor, R. J., Bithell, C. I., Jackson, R., Remmert, S. M., Cracknell, R. F., Fernandes, J. X., Lewis, A. G. J., Akehurst, S., Brace, C. J., Copeland, C. D., Martinez-Botas, R., Romagnoli, A. & Burluka, A. A., 31 Dec 2014, In : SAE International Journal of Engines. 7, 1, p. 387-417 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

105 Citations (Scopus)
2017

Effect of inter-stage phenomena on the performance prediction of two-stage turbocharging systems

Avola, C., Copeland, C., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 1 Sep 2017, In : Energy. 134, p. 743-756

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
9 Citations (Scopus)
153 Downloads (Pure)
2015

Investigation into the benefits of reduced oil flows in internal combustion engines

Burke, R. D., Brace, C. J., Stark, R. & Pegg, I., 1 Jun 2015, In : International Journal of Engine Research. 16, 4, p. 503-517 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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5 Citations (Scopus)
184 Downloads (Pure)
2017

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

2014

Simulation study of divided exhaust period for a regulated two-stage downsized SI engine

Hu, B., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Copeland, C. & Turner, J., 13 Oct 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2 Citations (Scopus)
2016

Analysis and comparison of the performance of an inverted brayton cycle and turbo-compounding with decoupled turbine and cvt driven compressor for small automotive engines

Lu, P., Brace, C., Hu, B. & Copeland, C., 2016, Microturbines, Turbochargers and Small Turbomachines; Steam Turbines. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 13 p. GT2016-57675. (Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo; vol. 8).

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

1 Citation (Scopus)
2012

The effect of advanced combustion control features on the performance of a highly downsized gasoline engine

Lewis, A., Akehurst, S., Brace, C. & Giles, K., 27 Nov 2012, Proceedings of the FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress. Berlin: Springer, Vol. 189. p. 105-117 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; vol. 189).

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

2014

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)
2012

Efficiency Improvements in Generating Sets: KTA040

Robinson, K. & Brace, C., 2012

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Second Generation Hybrid System Design for Reduced CO2

Brace, C., Akehurst, S. & Plummer, A., 2012

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Analysis of Cyclic Combustion Variability in Gasoline Engines

Chappell, E., Brace, C. & Tily, R., 6 May 2012, p. 319-333. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)
2013
Open Access
File
5 Citations (Scopus)
128 Downloads (Pure)
2015

Explore and Extend the Effectiveness of Turbo-compounding in a 2.0 litres Gasoline Engine

Lu, P., Brace, C. & Hu, B., 14 Apr 2015, SAE Technical Papers. April ed. SAE International, Vol. 2015-April.

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

2 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Spatially resolved heat flux measurements from a HSDI engine over NEDC

Lewis, A., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Robinson, K. & Pegg, I., 2011, Institution of Mechanical Engineers - VTMS 10, Vehicle Thermal Management Systems Conference and Exhibition. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Ltd., p. 119-129 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Fuel Economy Measurement Accuracy and Process

Brace, C., Hawley, G. & Akehurst, S., 2012

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

2014

Simulation study of divided exhaust period for a two-stage-regulated downsized SI engine

Hu, B., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Copeland, C. & Turner, J., 2014, SAE Technical Paper. SAE International, 2014-01-2550

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

2 Citations (Scopus)
2016

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

1 Citation (Scopus)