Carl Peter Engelbrecht
Degree: BEng Motorsport Engineering
Project title: The Ford 1.0l Ecoboost Investigations: A Cyclic Combustion Analysis to better aid Component Design & the Development of a low NVH Hybrid Variant based on Crankshaft Design
The Ford 1.0l Ecoboost has proven to be an exceptional IC engine amid stringent WLTP requirements. Stemming from the power unit two areas of interest were investigated, the first of which looked at the combustion characteristics using computational methods. While the second is in the current interest of the global move towards a zero-emissions future, through developing a series hybrid variant of the original platform. It was found that a more informed component loading conditions can be gained from the cyclic analysis through the use of a peak pressure at specific crank angle identification method. The design of a crankshaft with proposed low NVH qualities suitable for use within a series hybrid was also successfully concluded upon. Following development methods which were proven accurate and a firm foundation for future testing.
Why did you choose this course?
The course was well aligned with that which I am interested and I saw it as away of developing those skills which I believe I embodied.
Why did you choose to attend UWTSD?
What are your future plans?
I plan to become/work as a design engineer and put what I learnt to the test. I dream of using the skills I have developed to better whichever project I am involved in whether it is the crankshaft of a podium chasing race car or the functionality of an everyday item.