Modern emission and fuel economy regulations and increasing customer demands require more integrated engine/powertrain system design approaches to handle product optimisation, among different attributes (e.g. emissions, fuel consumption, NVH, power density, transient response, acceleration performance, alternative fuels capability, thermo-mechanical durability, wear, packaging and cost) and subsystems/components.
This special issue aims to address theories and applications in the field of on-road or off-road engines/powertrains.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- System durability/reliability prediction or analysis of engines and vehicles
- Engine-vehicle integration and system integration processes
- Diesel engines after treatment and vehicle integration with focus on system-level modelling
- Powertrain cooling in system integration
- Diesel engine air system design and analysis (e.g. turbocharging, EGR systems, valvetrain and manifolds)
- Engine/powertrain controls with focus on analytical engine controller design or virtual sensors/sensing
- Diesel engine/powertrain transient performance and calibration with focus on engine air system controls and OBD, or steady-state and transient calibrations
Submission deadline: 31 March, 2012
Completion of first review: 30 June, 2012 (tentative)
Submission of revised paper: 31 July, 2012 (tentative)
Completion of final review: 30 September, 2012 (tentative)
Final manuscript submission: 31 October, 2012 (tentative)