Department of Mechanical Engineering

Facilities

The industry-standard research facilities operated within the Powertrain Vehicle Research Centre have been designed with flexibility in mind to meet the needs of the automotive industry.

We work to ensure the highest confidence in our results, enabling us to deliver excellent value to our clients.

Facility  Overview
Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research (CLEVeR) Our recently upgraded, state-of-the-art chassis dynamometer forms the hub of our vehicle research activities.
Dynamic engine research cell (1) Flexible AC dynamometer facility for engine testing over realistic cycles.
Dynamic engine research cell (2) Data acquisition and control using CP Engineering Cadet V14 software allowing complex test scheduling.
Dynamic engine research cell (3) 16 high speed (crank synchronous) channels for fast emissions or combustion analysis.
InterSyn advanced transmission research facility A flexible transmission test facility built to match customer requirements.
Emissions measurement facility A centralised emission measurement facility houses a Horiba MEXA-7000 Series and the gas conditioning unit.
Control, simulation and rapid prototyping Developed for dynamic simulation of fluid power systems and extended to include many automotive features.

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