Our Research

IAAPS research

At IAAPS, our research deploys academic expertise and an industrial focus in world-class experimental facilities. We seamlessly blend simulation and experimental techniques to deliver the innovation and knowledge transfer required to accelerate the transition to sustainable and affordable powertrains and driver technologies.

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IAAPS offers a unique combination of highly respected academic research expertise backed up by comprehensive facilities to support the automotive industry meet future propulsion systems technical challenges

Control, Calibration and Optimisation

A continuous focus of our research has always been optimal control. We apply state-of-the-art techniques at every level of the of powertrain and vehicle system

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Electrical Machines & Drives

Electric Machines, Inverters, and Power Electronics are at the heart of the modern propulsion system, and our research is pushing the boundaries in innovations in this key area of vehicle development

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Energy Storage and Batteries

We are working at all levels of battery technology, from cell chemistry to battery management, to improve performance and drive down cost

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Future Fuels and Energy Conversion

From synthetic electrofuels and bio-fuels to gas turbines and fuel cells, our research is at the forefront of alternative energy storage and energy conversion technologies

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Internal Combustion Engines & Advanced Boosting Systems

We have over 40 years experience conducting cutting edge research on the cleanest and most power dense combustion engines

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System Level Integration

Our dedication to systems level thinking means that architectural optimisation and systems integration is one of our greatest strengths

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Transmission and Driveline Technologies

The dramatic shift in modern powertrain technologies demands an accompanying shift in Transmission and Driveline Technologies. Our research portfolio spans CVTs to novel power-split devices

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Photo of the IAAPS research team working in the chassis dynamometer at the University of Bath

Impact driven team

The IAAPS team have been supporting propulsion research for over 40 years and offer a unique combination of academic and industrial expertise in all propulsion types. Our work covers novel transmissions, driveline technology and the use of advanced simulation tools, research methods and experimental processes that enhance overall systems efficiency.

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CGI of new IAAPS research and innovation facility at the Bristol and Bath Science Park

Our world-class facilities

IAAPS has world-class, fully integrated research facilities with the flexibility to cater for all propulsion types from conventional engines supplied by a range of fuels through to hybrid and electric powertrain systems. Our facilities can handle complete vehicles, individual systems or single components through bespoke cell configuration, utilising the latest measurement equipment and designed to offer our partners timely, consistent, accurate, and repeatable analysis.

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