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Study of the Performance Improvements Gained by Turbocompounding a Possible 2013 Cosworth Formula One Engine, Cranfield University, September 2010

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This is the report of my thesis for my Master of Science in Motorsport Engineering & Management (now Advanced Motorsport Engineering) at Cranfield University. The paper starts with an extensive study of past and current turbocompound systems and their application. The main body of the work then focuses on the modeling and simulation of a 2013 Cosworth Formula 1 engine in AVL Boost in order to evaluate the potential performance improvements gained by turbocompounding. At the time of writing, the FIA and the engine manufacturers were drafting plans for a turbocompounded 4 cylinder, 1.6 liter engine with a 10,000 rpm rev limit for the 2013 season. The study reveals that turbocompounding adds around 27 kW or 7% power over the useful range of engine, from 8,000 to 10,000 rpm, by simply recovering energy that is otherwise wasted.


Under Pressure, Racecar Engineering, vol. 21, #8, August 2011

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This article, written for Racecar Engineering magazine, is another offspring of my thesis. The article consists of a detailed explanation of turbocompounding in its different configurations, followed by an account of the application of the technology on current and past engines. Finally, a brief overview of the benefits of the application of the technology on an F1 engine is presented.

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Investigating F1’s New Dawn, Race Tech, #126, April 2011

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This article, written for Race Tech magazine, summarizes the findings of my thesis. It starts with the definition of turbocompounding then briefly goes over the history of the technology in aerospace. The main part of the article then covers the simulation of the turbocompounded F1 engine and the results are discussed in detail.