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Reference Number InnUK/113130/01
Title APC6: Accelerating the Drive to Low Carbon Propulsion
Status Started
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Ford Motor Company Limited
Award Type Collaborative R&D
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 August 2017
End Date 28 February 2021
Duration 43 months
Total Grant Value £11,026,754
Industrial Sectors
Region East of England
Programme Competition Call: 1606_CRD1_TRANS_APC6 - APC 6. Activity APC6
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Ford Motor Company Limited (35.891%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Chemical Engineering, University of Bath (21.899%)
Project Contact , Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University (19.471%)
Project Contact , Sch of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University (9.715%)
Project Contact , HSSMI Limited (3.325%)
Project Contact , UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD (3.639%)
Project Contact , Cambustion Limited (2.024%)
Project Contact , Siemens Industry Software Computational Dynamics Limited (1.877%)
Project Contact , STFC - LABORATORIES (2.159%)
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Objectives
Abstract The DYNAMO project is a Ford led collaborative research and development project that aims to significantly improve the fuel efficiency of two high volume passenger vehicle powertrains. The research will be conducted with six other UK based partners, who will help develop and mature new and upgraded advanced engine technology ready for commercialisation. During the project the team aims to revolutionise the process and methodology currently used to design and develop complex powertrains. It will demonstrate an analytical approach which enables multiple engine systems to be optimised to multiple objectives in parallel and under transient conditions to improve legislated and real world fuel economy, whilst drastically reducing development time and costs. The new approach will form the basis of a Virtual Product Development capability that aims to half the cost and time taken to get new powertrains to market.
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