Our research under the low carbon banner has two elements
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Building on its strong automotive heritage, reputation for enterprise and innovation, and its commitment to the low carbon economy, Coventry University is at the forefront of developments in ‘green’ vehicle technologies. The Microcab vision foresees a ‘New Mobility’ and our research focuses on the integration and use of fuel cells in Electric Vehicles.
We are also involved with the development of an automotive hybrid power flywheel system; including thermal modelling, vehicle system energy modelling, as well as control and sensor development work.
Thermofluids Engineering group's work is focused on automotive aftertreatment applications. We are one of a small number of leading European research groups active in this field providing both technical expertise and dedicated test facilities. Established by Professor S F Benjamin, the group has accumulated more than 20 years of experience and expertise, has attracted ~£3M in both research and consultancy and produced 17 PhD completions.
Our research focuses on the development and validation of simulation techniques to predict the flow performance of after-treatment systems for spark ignition and diesel engines. An important strand is understanding the multi-physics associated with these systems; namely the fluid flow and heat and mass transfer. Other areas of interest include aerodynamics, flow performance in cooling systems, and development of novel CFD modelling techniques for flows in after treatment systems and other complex flows.