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Elena Belenguer

Elena Belenguer, 25 years old, Spanish. Graduated Master of Engineering (MEng) from the University of Nottingham (UK) in 2019. Worked in transmission and driveline for 4 years. Currently working for DSD, been at the company over a year, and have worked on projects involving durability, NVH, and efficiency for multiple automotive and industrial OEM's and tier 1 suppliers.


Endeavouring electrification: improving efficiency by implementing a cross-platform strategy

As electrification demands across industries increase, designing a bespoke powertrain for individual applications becomes inefficient. Aiming to reduce time and cost, the development of cross platform electrification strategies is vital. Establishing the best way to achieve this is challenging due to diversity and number of requirements and applications, both in propulsion and ancillaries. DSD’s electrified Powertrain Optimisation Process (ePOP) allows users to obtain a range of potential system solutions with considerable time and cost savings. The tool allows the definition of key metrics such as efficiency, performance and cost, and identifies variations in sub-system designs to meet multiple platform requirements.