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Automotive Engineering

The Automotive Engineering Applied Research Group (AEARG) was established in 1993 to act as a focus for automotive related research in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing.

Strong external support has been received from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and major automotive companies and their suppliers. Collaborative programmes have been undertaken with ArvinMeritor, Daewoo, Dunlop Tyres, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Cars, Johnson Matthey, Land Rover, Lucas, Mira, Rover Group and Siemens.

Areas of research and lead academics

Engine/Emissions research (Professor S F Benjamin)

Research focuses on the development and validation of simulation techniques to predict the performance of after-treatment systems for spark ignition and diesel engines.

Vehicle Studies (Professor M Blundell)

Research in this area makes use of computer simulation to investigate problems in areas of predictive engineering concerning vehicle handling and automotive safety.The main areas of activity include vehicle and tyre modelling strategies, ABS modelling and simulation of crash, pedestrian impact, airbag deployment and vehicle rollover.

Intelligent Transportation Systems (Dr Y Vershinin)

Work in this area is aimed at the design and implementation of automotive telemetry, telematics and advanced control systems.