International Journal of Powertrains
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. Xubin Song
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 1.2 (2021)
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.
IJPT is indexed in:
- Scopus (Elsevier)
- Compendex [formerly Ei] (Elsevier)
- Academic OneFile (Gale)
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- OneFile Business (Gale)
- Google Scholar
- Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
- Proquest Technology Collection
- TRID [Transportation Research Information Services + ITRD] (Transportation Research Board)
IJPT is listed in:More journal lists/directories...
Editor in Chief
- Song, Xubin, Weichai Power Co., Ltd., China
- Xu, Hongming, University of Birmingham, UK
- Xu, Xiangyang, Beihang University, 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
- Brace, Chris, University of Bath, 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
- Sorniotti, Aldo, University of Surrey, UK
- Srinivasan, Kalyan Kumar, University of Alabama, USA
- Stahl, Karsten, Technische Universität München, Germany
- Tartakovsky, Leonid, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
- Tenberge, Peter, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
- Tunestål, Per, Lund University, Sweden
- Wang, Junmin, University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Xie, Hui, Tianjin University, China
- 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
- Docimo, Donald, Texas Tech University, USA
- Dong, Peng, Beihang University, China
- Li, Xuesong, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
- Yan, Fengjun, McMaster University, Canada
- Zhou, Quan, University of Birmingham, UK
A few essentials for publishing in this journal
- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
- All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
- All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
- There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.
- All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
- View Author guidelines.
19 December, 2022
The future of electric aircraft and deep space missions will rely on our ability to develop electrical and electronic components that can operate at the very low temperatures of the upper atmosphere and the cryogenic temperatures of space. A review of such technology is presented in the International Journal of Powertrains. The review looks specifically at semiconductor devices, passive components, and superconducting devices that operate at very low temperatures. Mustafeez Ul-Hassan, Yalda Azadeh, Asif Imran Emon, and Fang Luo of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University, New York, USA, point out that in terms of aeronautics and space travel there is a pressing need to usurp pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical systems with electrical components. In terms of aircraft, such components will operate at the low temperatures of high-altitude flight, but also benefit from being held at cryogenic temperatures in terms of improving their efficiency [...]More details...