Engine Research Group
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Engine Research Group

For almost 30 years the Engine Research Group (ERG) has worked closely with Ford Motor Company, Jaguar, Land Rover and other OEM/Oil companies in collaborations which are amongst the most successful between industry and a university.

Research group members currently comprise two Academics (Prof P. Shayler and Dr A. La Rocca), three Research Fellows, ten Postgraduate Students and six Technicians.

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Potgraduate students and researchers working in the Engine Research Group laboratory, University Park.
 
 

Key aims and expertise

  • Performance and operation of engines during cold-start/warm-up
  • Cold-engine friction characteristics
  • Control of emissions to within limits permitted by European and other International standards
  • Development of the new low carbon engine technologies
  • Development of computer aided engineering tools based on computational and analytical models
  • Optical analysis of combustion characteristics

Diesel combustion initiation and early development in a combustion vessel

At low ambient temperatures, diesel engines can exhibit large cycle-by-cycle variations in combustion which affect heat release and work output, particularly during engine starting and cold idling, even when combustion is aided by glow plugs.

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Engine Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD



email:engines-group@nottingham.ac.uk