Department of Mechanical Engineering

Richard Burke

Contact details

Room: 4E 3.42
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383481
Email: r.d.burke@bath.ac.uk

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Turbocharging
  • Engine thermal management
  • Diesel/Petrol combustion control
  • Powertrain systems
  • Dynamic characterisation

Dr Richard Burke

MEng(Hons) CEng PhD FIMechE

Profile

Dr Richard Burke is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.  He was appointed Prize Fellow in Automotive Powertrain Systems in 2012 and is focused on the characterisation of these systems under dynamic operating conditions.

He has strong links with industrial and academic organisations throughout Europe.

Richard was appointed Knowledge Transfer Fellow - Developing Robust Methods for Turbocharger/Engine Matching and Design, in 2011/12.

Between 2008 and 2011, Richard developed his PhD thesis Investigating Interactions between Engine Thermal, Lubrication and Control Systems during Engine Warm-Up.

Research

Richard's research is focussed on the characterisation of powertrain systems under dynamic conditions which are a closer representation of real world usage.

 The main aims are the reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption through the physical understanding of a wide range of components and the interactions that occur when coupled together as system.

His research interests include heat transfer, fluid dynamics, combustion and control effects during transient duty cycles.

Richard oversees experimental research projects on engine dynamometer and turbocharger gas stand as well as modelling based work in 1D simulation environments.

His approach implements a high level of instrumentation into near real operating conditions using the world leading experimental facilities at the Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre. This allows detailed understanding of systems behaviour for the development and validation of simulation tools.

His current areas of interest include:

  • Turbocharger heat transfer and aerodynamic performance
  • Engine thermal management systems
  • Air path and combustion control system
  • Dynamic experimental approaches and measurement accuracy
  • Expansion of design of experiments (DoE) to dynamic conditions
  • Improvements to engine simulation techniques

Publications

Book/s

Galindo, E., Blanco, D., Brace, C., Chappell, E. and Burke, R., 2017. Chassis Dynamometer Testing:Addressing the Challenges of New Global Legislation. SAE International.

Articles

Dowell, P., Akehurst, S. and Burke, R., 2017. An improved rate of heat release model for modern high speed diesel engines. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power: Transactions of the ASME, 139 (9), 092805.

Avola, C., Copeland, C., Burke, R. and Brace, C., 2017. Effect of inter-stage phenomena on the performance prediction of two-stage turbocharging systems. Energy, 134, pp. 743-756.

Dowell, P., Akehurst, S. and Burke, R., 2017. A real-time capable mixing controlled combustion model for highly diluted conditions. Energy, 133, pp. 1035-1049.

Dimitriou, P., Turner, J., Burke, R. and Copeland, C., 2017. The Benefits of a Mid-Route Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System for Two-stage Boosted Engines. International Journal of Engine Research

Na, J., Chen, A., Herrmann, G., Burke, R. and Brace, C., 2017. Forthcoming. Vehicle Engine Torque Estimation via Unknown Input Observer and Adaptive Parameter Estimation. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Burke, R. D., De Jonge, N., Avola, C. and Forte, B., 2017. A virtual engine laboratory for teaching powertrain engineering. Computer Applications in Engineering Education

Dimitriou, P., Burke, R., Zhang, Q., Copeland, C. and Stoffels, H., 2017. Electric Turbocharging for Energy Regeneration and Increased Efficiency at Real Driving Conditions. Applied Sciences, 7 (4), 350.

Dowell, P. G., Akehurst, S. and Burke, R. D., 2017. Characterisation and Optimisation of a Real-Time Diesel engine model. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering

Deng, Q., Burke, R., Zhang, Q. and Pohorelsky, L., 2017. A Research on Waste-Gated Turbine Performance Under Unsteady Flow Condition. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power: Transactions of the ASME, 139 (6), 062603.

Chappell, E., Burke, R., Lu, P., Gee, M. and Williams, R., 2016. Analysis of a Diesel Passenger Car Behavior On-Road and over Certification Duty Cycles. SAE International Journal of Engines, 9 (4), 2016-01-2328.

Burke, R. D., 2016. A numerical study of the benefits of electrically assisted boosting systems. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power: Transactions of the ASME, 138 (9), 092808.

Burke, R. D., Copeland, C. D., Duda, T. and Reyes Belmonte, M., 2016. Lumped capacitance and three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics conjugate heat transfer modelling of an automotive turbocharger. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power: Transactions of the ASME, 138 (9), 092602.

Burke, R., Olmeda, P. and Serrano, J. R., 2015. Dynamic Identification of thermodynamic parameters for Turbocharger Compressor Models. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power: Transactions of the ASME

Wales, D. J., Grand, J., Ting, V. P., Burke, R. D., Edler, K. J., Bowen, C. R., Mintova, S. and Burrows, A. D., 2015. Gas sensing using porous materials for automotive applications. Chemical Society Reviews, 44 (13), pp. 4290-4321.

Burke, R. D., Brace, C. J., Stark, R. and Pegg, I., 2015. Investigation into the benefits of reduced oil flows in internal combustion engines. International Journal of Engine Research, 16 (4), pp. 503-517.

Burke, R. D., Vagg, C. R. M., Chalet, D. and Chesse, P., 2015. Heat transfer in turbocharger turbines under steady, pulsating and transient conditions. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 52, pp. 185-197.

Burke, R. D., 2014. Analysis and modeling of the transient thermal behavior of automotive turbochargers. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power: Transactions of the ASME, 136 (10), GTP-14-1108.

Burke, R. D., Baumann, W., Akehurst, S. and Brace, C. J., 2014. Dynamic modelling of diesel engine emissions using the parametric Volterra series. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 228 (2), pp. 164-179.

Pennycott, A., Zhang, Q., Brace, C. J., Burke, R. and Akehurst, S., 2012. An empirical model for the carbon dioxide emissions of a diesel engine. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 226 (11), pp. 1507-1513.

Burke, R. D., Lewis, A. J., Akehurst, S., Brace, C. J., Pegg, I. and Stark, R., 2012. Systems optimisation of an active thermal management system during engine warm-up. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 226 (10), pp. 1365-1379.

Burke, R. D., Brace, C. J. and Hawley, J. G., 2011. Critical evaluation of on-engine fuel consumption measurement. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 225 (6), pp. 829-844.

Burke, R. D., Brace, C. J., Cox, A., Lewis, A., Hawley, J. G., Pegg, I. and Stark, R., 2011. Systems approach to the improvement of engine warm-up behaviour. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 225 (2), pp. 190-205.

Burke, R. D., Brace, C. J., Hawley, J. G. and Pegg, I., 2010. Review of the systems analysis of interactions between the thermal, lubricant, and combustion processes of diesel engines. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 224 (5), pp. 681-704.

Brace, C. J., Burke, R. D. and Moffa, J., 2009. Increasing accuracy and repeatability of fuel consumption measurement in chassis dynamometer testing. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 223 (9), pp. 1163-1177.

Conference or Workshop Items

Avola, C., Copeland, C., Burke, R. and Brace, C., 2016. Numerical investigation of two-stage turbocharging systems performance. In: ASME 2016 Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2016, 2016-10-09 - 2016-10-12. American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Dimitriou, P., Avola, C., Burke, R., Copeland, C. and Turner, N., 2016. A Comparison of 1D-3D Co-Simulation and Transient 3D Simulation for EGR Distribution Studies. In: ASME ICEF 2016, 2016-10-09 - 2016-10-12.

Chappell, E., Burke, R., Lu, P., Gee, M. and Williams, R., 2016. Analysis of a Diesel Passenger Car Behavior On-road and over Certification Duty Cycles. In: SAE Fuels and Lubes 2016, 2016-10-17.

Avola, C., Dimitriou, P., Burke, R. and Copeland, C., 2016. Preliminary DoE analysis and control of mapping procedure for a turbocharger on an engine gas stand. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2016, 2016-06-13.

Na, J., Herrmann, G., Burke, R. and Brace, C., 2015. Adaptive Input and Parameter Estimation with Application to Engine Torque Estimation. In: IEEE conference on Decision and Control, 2015-12-15 - 2015-12-18.

Dimitriou, P., Burke, R., Copeland, C. and Akehurst, S., 2015. Study on the Effects of EGR Supply Configuration on Cylinder-to-Cylinder Dispersion and Engine Performance Using 1D-3D Cosimulation. In: SETC Small Engine Technology Conference, 2015-11-17 - 2015-11-19.

Burke, R., 2015. A Numerical Study of the benefits of electrically assisted boosting systems. In: ASME ICEF Conference 2015, 2015-11-08 - 2015-11-11.

Avola, C., Copeland, C., Duda, T., Burke, R., Akehurst, S. and Brace, C., 2015. Review of turbocharger mapping and 1D modelling inaccuracies with specific focus on two-stage systems. SAE International.

Zhang, Q., Pennycott, A., Burke, R., Akehurst, S. and Brace, C., 2015. Predicting the nitrogen oxides emissions of a diesel engine using neural networks. In: SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition, 2015-04-21 - 2015-04-23. SAE International.

Bock, A., Funck, J., Guidimin, A., Liu, D., Burke, R. and Guhemann, C., 2015. Wireless sensor for temperature and flux measurements in an axial flux machine. In: 17th International Conference on Sensors and Measurement Technology, 2015-04-13.

Wales, D., Grand, J., Physick, A., Burke, R., Ting, V., Burrows, A., Edler, K., Mintova, S. and Bowen, C., 2015. Determining the suitability of common metal-organic frameworks for exhaust gas sensing. In: 4th Laboratoire Catalyse et Spectrochimie Symposium (4th LCS symposium), 2015-04-28 - 2015-04-29.

Wales, D., Grand, J., Mintova, S., Ting, V., Burke, R., Edler, K., Burrows, A. and Bowen, C., 2015. In-situ characterisation of the interaction of metal-organic frameworks with gases::towards novel exhaust gas sensors. In: Characterisation of Porous Materials 7 (CPM-7), 2015-05-03 - 2015-05-06, Delray Beach Marriott HOTEL.

Burke, R., Copeland, C., Duda, T. and Reyes Belmonte, M. A., 2015. Lumped capacitance and 3D CFD conjugate heat transfer modelling of an automotive turbocharger. In: ASME Turbo Expo, 2015, 2015-06-15 - 2015-06-19, Palais de Congres. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), V008T23A004.

Burke, R., Olmeda, P. and Serrano, J.-R., 2014. Dynamic Identification Method for Turbocharger Compressor Models. In: ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Conference 2014, 2014-10-19 - 2014-10-23, Columbus ID.

Burke, R., Olmeda, P. and Serrano, J.-R., 2014. Dynamic Identification Method for Turbocharger Compressor Models. In: ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Conference 2014, 2014-10-19 - 2014-10-23.

Burke, R. and Deng, Q., 2014. Turbocharger Dynamic Performance Prediction by Volterra Series Model. In: SAE Engines Fuels and lubricants, 2014-10-20.

Burke, R. D., Copeland, C. D. and Duda, T., 2014. Investigation into the assumptions for lumped capacitance modelling of turbocharger heat transfer. In: 6th International conference on simulation and testing, 2014-05-15 - 2014-05-16, Germany.

Zhang, N., Burke, R. D., Duda, T., Brace, C. J., Akehurst, S., Capon, G., Dowell, P. G. and Davies, P., 2014. Experimental and analytical investigation of implementing a ball bearing turbocharger on a production diesel engine. In: 11th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging, 2014-05-13 - 2014-05-14.

Burke, R. D., Olmeda, P., Arnau, F. and Rayes-Belmonte, M., 2014. Modelling of Turbocharger heat transfer under stationary and transient conditions. In: 11th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging, 2014-05-13 - 2014-05-14.

Burke, R., Olmeda, P. and Serrano, J. R., 2014. Dynamic identification of thermodynamic parameters for turbocharger compressor models. In: ASME 2014 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF 2014, 2014-10-19 - 2014-10-22. Web Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Wales, D., Grand, J., Talapaneni, S., Ting, V., Burke, R., Burrows, A., Edler, K. and Mintova, S., 2014. Porous Materials for Next Generation Automotive Gas Sensors: Suitability and Application. In: University of Bath MEET symposium 15th September 2014, 2014-09-15 - 2014-09-15, University of Bath.

Wales, D., Ting, V., Burke, R., Burrows, A., Edler, K. and Mintova, S., 2014. Towards Next-Generation Automotive Exhaust Gas Sensors. In: Anglo-French Days on Materials for Energy Efficient Transport, 2014-06-30 - 2014-07-01.

Burke, R. D., 2013. Analysis and modelling of the transient thermal behaviour of automotive turbochargers. In: ASME Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference 2013, 2013-10-13 - 2013-10-16.

Tang, H., Burke, R., Akehurst, S. and Brace, C., 2013. Predicting the trade-off between turbine inlet temperature and engine fuel economy in a turbocharged gasoline engine. In: International Congress on Engine Processes, 2013-06-06 - 2013-06-07.

Zhang, Q., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Burke, R., Capon, G., Smith, L., Garrett, S. and Zhang, K., 2013. Simulation study of the series sequential turbocharging for engine downsizing and fuel efficiency:SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-0935. In: SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition, 2013-04-14 - 2013-04-18.

Zhang, Q., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Burke, R., Capon, G., Smith, L., Garrett, S. and Zhang, K., 2013. Control strategy study of the series sequential turbocharging using 1-D simulation. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2013: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, 2013-06-03 - 2013-06-07, Texas. San Antonio, U. S. A.: ASME.

Burke, R., Brace, C. and Akehurst, S., 2012. Multivariate analysis of engine emissions and fuel consumption during warm-up. In: FISITA World Congress, 2012-11-01.

Burke, R., Zhang, Q. and Brace, C., 2012. Dynamic Models for Diesel NOx and CO2. In: PMC2012, 2012-09-04 - 2012-09-06.

Burke, R., Brace, C., Lewis, A., Stark, R. and Pegg, I., 2012. On-Engine study of the thermal and performance impacts of a variable displacement oil pump. In: ASME Internal Combustion Engine Spring Conference (ICES2012), 2012-05-06 - 2012-05-09.

Burke, R., Brace, C., Akehurst, S., Pegg, I. and Stark, R., 2012. Study of the behaviour of an exhaust gas heat exchanger for improved engine warm-up. In: SIA International Diesel Engine Conference 2012, 2012-06-06 - 2012-06-06.

Burke, R. D., Brace, C. J., Lewis, A., Cox, A. and Pegg, I., 2011. Analysis of energy flows in engine coolant, structure and lubricant during warm-up. In: Vehicle Thermal Management Systems Conference and Exhibition, VTMS 10, 2011-05-15 - 2011-05-19.

Burke, R., Fath, B., Akehurst, S., Brace, C., Baumann, W. and Wascheck, R., 2011. Practical approach to thermo-dynamic modelling of diesel engine emissions. Berlin, Germany: Expert Verlag, pp. 88-103.

Burke, R., Brace, C. and Akehurst, S., 2010. Engine and Combustion Stability over extended Operating Range using Engine Thermal Management in Calibration Procedure. In: SIA Diesel Engine International Conference, 2010-05-25 - 2010-05-26.

Burke, R. and Brace, C., 2010. The effects of engine thermal conditions on performance, emissions and fuel consumption. In: SAE 2010 World Congress and Exhibition, 2010-04-13 - 2010-04-13.

Burke, R., Brace, C. and Moffa, J., 2009. A design of experiments approach to the control of chassis dynamometer testing error. Renningen, Germany: Expert Verlag, pp. 214-223.

Thesis

Burke, R. D., 2011. Investigation into the Interactions between thermal management, lubrication and control systems of a diesel engine. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.

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