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2015

Turbocompounding coupled with a CVT driven supercharger

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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)

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
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)
2016
1 Citation (Scopus)
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)
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)
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)
2011
2 Citations (Scopus)

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)
2014

The application of the superGen electromechanical centrifugal supercharger to the ultraboost extreme downsizing engine

Turner, J. W. G., Marshall, D., Patel, R., Popplewell, A., Richardson, S., Barker, L., Martin, J., Lewis, A. J. G., Akehurst, S., Brace, C. J. & Copeland, C. D., 6 Oct 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

2013

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

6 Citations (Scopus)
11 Citations (Scopus)
190 Downloads (Pure)
2017
7 Citations (Scopus)
2015
Open Access
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6 Citations (Scopus)
148 Downloads (Pure)
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

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

2016
File
39 Citations (Scopus)
146 Downloads (Pure)
2013

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
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1 Citation (Scopus)
161 Downloads (Pure)
2019
Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)
5 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)
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)

Modelling and heuristic control of a parallel hybrid electric vehicle

Enang, W., Bannister, C., Brace, C. & Vagg, C., 1 Sep 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 229, 11, p. 1494-1513 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
15 Citations (Scopus)
191 Downloads (Pure)

Adaptive Input and Parameter Estimation with Application to Engine Torque Estimation

Na, J., Herrmann, G., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 15 Dec 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
14 Citations (Scopus)
113 Downloads (Pure)
2017

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
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4 Citations (Scopus)
73 Downloads (Pure)
2014
Open Access
File
12 Citations (Scopus)
160 Downloads (Pure)
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

2016

Air-fuel-ratio control of engine system with unknown input observer

Na, J., Herrmann, G., Rames, C., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 7 Nov 2016, 2016 UKACC International Conference on Control, UKACC Control 2016. IEEE, 7737647

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

3 Citations (Scopus)
2019

Air-Fuel Ratio Control of Spark Ignition Engines With Unknown System Dynamics Estimator: Theory and Experiments

Na, J., Chen, A. S., Huang, Y., Aggarwal, A., Lewis, A., Burke, R., Brace, C. & Hermann, G., 9 Dec 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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13 Downloads (Pure)
2011
Open Access
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11 Citations (Scopus)
161 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

2011
4 Citations (Scopus)
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

2015
Open Access
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19 Citations (Scopus)
90 Downloads (Pure)
2014

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

8 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)
2 Citations (Scopus)
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)

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)
2013
6 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
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2 Citations (Scopus)
249 Downloads (Pure)
2018

Vehicle Engine Torque Estimation via Unknown Input Observer and Adaptive Parameter Estimation

Na, J., Chen, A., Herrmann, G., Burke, R. & Brace, C., 1 Jan 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 67, 1, p. 409-422 14 p., 8010342.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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50 Citations (Scopus)
105 Downloads (Pure)
2014

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

2 Citations (Scopus)
2013

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

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

2016
2 Citations (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

2 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Analysis of energy flows in engine coolant, structure and lubricant during warm-up

Burke, R. D., Brace, C. J., Lewis, A., Cox, A. & Pegg, I., 2011, p. 167-176. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

File
6 Citations (Scopus)
109 Downloads (Pure)