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Vehicle Propulsion Systems

Our research focusses on the following areas:

Data collection and analysis of real world usage data. This is not only a means to get the right data to support our research below, but requires the use of new techniques, especially where brand new technology is being applied.

Modelling and simulation of complex systems (and systems of systems)with energy flows to support technology and design choices. This has been primarily aimed at modelling zero emission technology, but has also expanded into thermal modelling, dynamic modelling as well as life cycle and cost benefit analysis in order to give a complete picture.

Innovative control solutions is our other main area of research. The scope is wide, but includes thermal management, energy management, dynamic control and fleet control and optimisation.

Essentially, how to make most efficient use of the available energy is our key aim.

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