Transport research R&D skills profile

Prof Stewart presenting on the School of Engineering's Transport R&D capabilities in Brussels at the EU

The Transport Research open days gave us a great opportunity to present on our capabilities, network, and engage in brokerage activities with potential project collaborators.

We have long-standing, significant research experience in these areas and our capabilities in this area can be summarised:

  • Power optimised systems for aeronautical and automotive applications, including the More Electric Aircraft  and Electric/Hybrid Vehicles
  • Electrical machines, power converters and energy storage
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Electromechanical/Electrohydraulic actuation systems
  • IC and gas turbine combustion, emissions and performance testing, analysis and multi-dimensional (CFD) modelling
  • Fluid-Solid interactions
  • Dual fuel and alternative fuel combustion
  • Advanced, intelligent engine modelling, design and control
  • Artificial Intelligence for low carbon transport operation
Part of the Brokerage area at the event, which was populated with R&D expertise pro-formas, and project proposals


This is a selection of some of the EU projects which our staff have worked on:

‘PeakFly’ Flywheel Energy Storage PL95-0904

‘FlyTech’ Flywheel Energy Storage BE-95-1616

‘FPEC’ Free Piston Energy Converter GRD2-2001-51813

‘ELVAS’ Electronic Valve Actuation Systems GRD1-2000-25251

‘MOET’ More Open Electrical Technologies AIP5-CT-2006-030861

MAAT Multi-body Advanced Airship for Transport FP7-AAT-2011-RTD-1 Project:285602 (Sept 2011 start.)


Prof Stewart queries the multi-lingual facilities of the conference centre

R&D Keywords:

Power and Energy, Systems Modeling and Optimisation, Electrical Machines and Drives, Advanced Fuels and Combustion, Control and Simulation, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, More Electric Aircraft, Gas Turbines, Internal Combustion Engine, Advanced Powertrains, Electrical Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Low Carbon Operation, CFD


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