IAAPS gearing up for Future Propulsion Conference

03 February 2022

IAAPS is ramping up its presence at this year’s Future Propulsion Conference (FPC) which aims to bring together industry and academic experts within the propulsion development field.

Taking place 2-3 March 2022 at the Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, the two-day event features a mix of presentations, discussions and static showcases, addressing the challenges faced by the engineering industry in the UK and internationally on the pathway to net zero and the solutions needed to achieve this.

With growing pressure on the industry to meet ever tighter emission regulations, the need to develop and implement new applications is rapidly increasing, and the inherent risks can only be mitigated by a better understanding of the technology.

At this year’s edition, the IAAPS team will once again be out in force, highlighting the expanding commercial scope, technical capabilities and research expertise of the company, including:

  • Advanced combustion, future fuels and energy conversion
  • Propulsion systems efficiency and thermal management
  • Fuel cells and H2 technologies
  • E-machines, drives and power electronics
  • Energy storages, batteries and energy management
  • Integrated control, calibration and optimisation
  • Digital systems, simulation and modelling
  • Test systems, HiL, Pil and ViL
  • Real world driving and driver behaviour

IAAPS will occupy Stand 42 in the Brittania Suite as well as taking key spots in the seminar programme of the event, with members of the Academic team participating in a number of presentations and discussions.

Dr Aaron Costall, Reader in Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems, will chair a seminar on “Electrified Engines for Euro 7”, taking place on Thursday, 3rd March, at 12pm to 1.30pm in the Imperial Suite. The session, which consists of 15-minute presentations by technology leaders followed by a Q&A, covers research into Euro 7 calibration strategies, hybrid propulsion technologies, electric generators for novel engine configurations as well as renewable fuels, demonstrating the synergies between engines and electrification.

Meanwhile, also taking place on 3rd March at 12pm to 1.30pm, but over in the Trafalgar Suite, Richard Burke, Professor of Sustainable Automotive Propulsion, will present “Considerations and Opportunities for air handling systems in Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Heavy Duty Applications” as part of a seminar on Fuel Cells. Richard will outline the findings from the first 12 months of a major APC 15 grant he is leading for IAAPS, delving into the opportunity hydrogen fuel cells offer to decarbonise heavy duty automotive applications.

03 February 2022