International Journal of Powertrains
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. Xubin Song
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 2020 1
The International Journal of Powertrains (IJPT) was established in 2011 and has become an authoritative international reference in its field. It publishes proceedings of the International Association for Vehicle Design, which is an independent, non-profit learned society that exists to develop, promote and coordinate the science and practice of automotive engineering, technology, vehicle design and safety.
IJPT addresses novel scientific/technological results contributing to advancing powertrain technology, from components/subsystems to system integration/controls. Focus is primarily but not exclusively on ground vehicle applications. IJPT's perspective is largely inspired by the fact that many innovations in powertrain advancement are only possible due to synergies between mechanical design, mechanisms, mechatronics, controls, networking system integration, etc. The science behind these is characterised by physical phenomena across the range of physics (multiphysics) and scale of motion (multiscale) governing the behaviour of components/subsystems.
Topics covered include
- Design/modelling/dynamics/control of engines/transmissions/drivelines
- Energy management strategies for multi-modes of propulsion
- e.g hybrid powertrains
- Innovative energy efficient/environment friendly technologies
- e.g. plug-in systems
- Advanced energy conversion, including
- fuel energy conversion, onboard energy storage/generation
- Electric drive systems incl. motors/generators/invertors/power electronics
- Powertrain integration/control/optimisation/diagnostics/prognostics
- Networked systems
- Software development for powertrain control; real-time simulation
- Experimental investigations, model validation
- Component and powertrain-in-the-loop techniques
- Advanced engine technology, advanced techniques in emission reductions
- Analysis/assessment of impact on energy utilisation and environment
The overarching objective of IJPT is to provide a unique and effective channel within which ground-breaking collaborative research findings in the powertrain area are archived and discussed. The journal will emphasise the potential of advanced emerging powertrain systems to achieve significant improvements in fuel economy, emissions, reliability, durability, drivability, robustness and cost efficiency. The journal will also recognize the rapidly growing complexity of powertrain systems, and the seamless integration between their various hardware and software components. This creates the need for a journal that addresses complex powertrain engineering issues in a synergistic way with emphasis on the potential of innovations in multiple disciplines to pave the road towards novel powertrain architectures and technologies.
IJPT provides a means to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers, working in the field of vehicle and powertrain engineering, analysis, research and development, to disseminate information and exchange views on recent advances in the field.
IJPT publishes original papers, technology reviews, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, and book reviews. Special issues devoted to important topics and developments in the powertrain area will be published on a regular basis.
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Editor in Chief
- Song, Xubin, Weichai Power Co., Ltd., China
- Xu, Hongming, University of Birmingham, UK
- Xu, Xiangyang, Beihang Uniersity, China
- Cacciato, Mario, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
- Mohammadpour, Mahdi, Loughborough University, UK
- Montanaro, Umberto, University of Surrey, UK
- Prucka, Robert Gary, Clemson University, USA
- Spitas, Christos, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
- Xu, Liangfei, Tsinghua University, China
Editorial Board Members
- Cao, Dongpu, Cranfield University , UK
- Chen, Hong, Tongji University, China
- Deur, Joško, University of Zagreb, Croatia
- Ebrahimi, M.K., Loughborough University, UK
- Emadi, Ali, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
- Filipi, Zoran, Clemson University, USA
- Jacobs, Timothy J., Texas A&M University, USA
- Khajepour, Amir, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Kücükay, Ferit, Technical University of Brunswick, Germany
- Lin, Cheng, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
- Ouyang, Minggao, Tsinghua University, China
- Rizzo, Gianfranco, University of Salerno, Italy
- Rizzoni, Giorgio, Ohio State University, USA
- Shahbakhti, Mahdi, University of Alberta, Canada
- Shu, Yong, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
- Sorniotti, Aldo, University of Surrey, UK
- Srinivasan, Kalyan Kumar, University of Alabama, USA
- Stahl, Karsten, Technische Universität München, Germany
- Tenberge, Peter, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
- Tunestål, Per, Lund University, Sweden
- Wang, Junmin, Ohio State University, USA
- Xu, Min, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
- Zhang, Henry, Purdue University, USA
- Zhang, Nong, Hefei University of Technology, China
- Zhu, Guoming (George), Michigan State University, USA
- Anstrom, Joel R., Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, USA
- Aymen, Flah, National Engineering School of Gabes, Tunisia
- Xie, Hui, Tianjin University, China
- Yan, Fengjun, McMaster University, Canada
- Zhou, Quan, University of Birmingham, UK
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Busting the problem of cloud cover
15 September, 2021
The downside to solar power is that it's not always sunny and so grid operators have to compensate for energy drops by bringing alternative generation sources online. New research in the International Journal of Powertrains, looks at how short-term forecast of sunshine using satellite images could offer one tool to help power companies maintain a steady supply. A. Shobana Devi of the Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, in Chennai, India and colleagues explain how solar irradiance forecasting currently represents a major challenge to companies hoping to integrate solar energy resources into the existing structures of energy supply [...]More details...
International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Powertrains (ICAVP2021) a Success
8 September, 2021
The International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Powertrains (ICAVP), a biennial event since 2017, was initiated by the International Journal of Powertrains. ICAVP2021 took place over 3-4 September (hosted by Beihang University in Beijing, China), and the two-day conference was truly a success. More than 200 online and offline experts and scholars from China, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia and other countries participated to discuss "dual carbon goals". Furthermore, the development status and future trends of cutting-edge technologies such as advanced motive power systems, electric propulsion systems and new energy vehicle technologies were also discussed.
The hybrid conference offered both in-person and global online attendance to address the pandemic situation. It was also broadcast globally via the internet for its prospective audience. 73 experts attended in person, over 143 attended online, and over 186,000 viewers viewed its free broadcasts.
The following broadcast links from ICAVP2021 will be available online for one year.
ICAVP2021 had five invited keynotes, ten invited technical reports from ten automotive companies, and 29 technical presentations from 32 accepted full papers. One BPA and two Student BPAs were awarded. The conference programme is available here.
Please refer to the above links for more detail information.