News / ADT announces the award of an Innovate UK project on electrically decoupled turbocharger with Aeristech Ltd, Bath University and Jaguar Land Rover

LONDON, UK, November 2015 – Advanced Design Technology (ADT), a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods and the TURBOdesign Suite is delighted to announce that it is participating in a collaborative project with Aeristech Ltd, University of Bath and Jaguar Land Rover on development and prototype testing of a new type of turbocharger which is coupled with electric motor/generator.

The project has been made possible by a grant awarded by Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board) aimed to fund, support and connect innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth as part of the Integrated Development Delivery Programme 11 on Low Carbon Vehicles.

“We are very excited to be participating in this collaborative project with Aeristech, Jaguar Land Rover and University of Bath”, said Professor Mehrdad Zangeneh, Managing Director of Advanced Design Technology Ltd, “which will explore the use of novel energy recovery and boosting system based on a electrically driven compressor and electrical turbine generator to improve vehicle fuel consumption and energy efficiency”

The purpose of the project is to match the new Aeristech Fully Electric Turbocharger Technology (FETT) concept to Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium engine family. The FETT development will be supported by an extensive simulation phase at system/engine level, as well as vehicle level for an optimized vehicle energy efficiency. This simulation, led by Jaguar Land Rover and Bath University will provide Aeristech and ADT with a detailed FETT target specification. ADT will focus on the design of optimized turbomarchinery, for a decoupled turbine and compressor, whilst Aeristech will concentrate on the design of electric machines and power management device with best-in-class efficiencies.

About Advanced Design Technology

Advanced Design Technology (ADT) is a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods, which helps not only to shorten development time but also to improve the performance of turbomachinery components. ADT’s aim is to put designers in direct control of the aerodynamic design and to shorten, considerably, the design time and time to market for a range of turbomachinery products. ADT’s clients, who represent some of the leading global players in the aerospace, automotive, power generation and marine fields, have achieved significant returns on investment in terms of reduction in design times, higher performance and ease of know-how transfer among different design teams and projects. For more information, call +44 (0) 20 7299 1170 or visit www.adtechnology.co.uk.