Our Research on Internal Combustion Engines and Advanced Boosting Systems

Photo of Landrover Discovery Sport on chassis dynamometer at the University of Bath

Researching ways of making propulsion systems cleaner and more power dense is where our roots lie. We have been reducing the emissions of combustion engines for over 40 years, notably through extreme downsizing and advanced boosting systems. We have worked with a number of OEMs on major programmes such as the Jaguar Land Rover led UltraBoost project to replace a 5.0 Litre V8 engine with a 2.0 Litre gasoline engine achieving 35% CO2 tailpipe reduction without loss of performance.

We have expertise in combustion engine modelling, turbocharger design, pulsating flows, experimental techniques and correlation. Our approach is to consider the thermal systems engineering and how components and sub-systems within the combustion system interact.