Welcome to the Automobile Division Southern Centre

The AD Southern Centre (ADSC) organises 7 or 8 events per year, including technical talks and social events.  The talks are usually on a Wednesday evening at one of four venues: the Engineering Department at either the University of Sussex, or the University of Brighton, or Northbrook College on Shoreham Airport, or Ricardo UK’s Technical Centre at Shoreham-by-Sea.  

The ADSC is extremely grateful to all these organisations for providing lecture facilities.

All talks commence at 7pm (unless otherwise advised) following (free) light refreshments.

 

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 November 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    Lecture Theatre AS3 - Brighton
    Professor Neville Jackson will discuss the challenges facing road transport and possible solutions.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    08 February 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    Ricardo UK Ltd - Shoreham-by-Sea
    Over the last few years drones have started to flood the skies and many think it is inevitable that a drone will collide with a commercial aircraft in the near future. How can engineers use simulation to understand and reduce the risk that drones pose to commercial aircraft?
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    15 March 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    Ricardo UK Ltd - Shoreham-by-Sea
    Presentation to explore the current trends in powertrain electrification architectures such as mild hybrid , hybrid and full electric . These emerging trends will then be discussed with the necessary semiconductor technologies and devices, including mosfets, IGBT's and diodes.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    26 April 2018 18:30 to 20:30
    Ricardo UK Ltd - Shoreham-by-Sea
    The challenge of reducing vehicle development costs whilst carrying out shorter product cycles and increasing levels of validation is being addressed by the introduction of virtual testing environments. These systems rely on realistic system models that can run in real-time and mimic the vehicle and powertrain responses. This presentation will discuss both real-time models and how they can be exploited to achieve reductions in engine and vehicle testing.
    Industry: Automobile
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