Alternative Fuels And Advanced Vehicle Technologies For Improved Environmental Performance

Author: Richard Folkson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780857097422
Size: 11.96 MB
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Most vehicles run on fossil fuels, and this presents a major emissions problem as demand for fuel continues to increase. Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies gives an overview of key developments in advanced fuels and vehicle technologies to improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the automotive sector. Part I considers the role of alternative fuels such as electricity, alcohol, and hydrogen fuel cells, as well as advanced additives and oils, in environmentally sustainable transport. Part II explores methods of revising engine and vehicle design to improve environmental performance and fuel economy. It contains chapters on improvements in design, aerodynamics, combustion, and transmission. Finally, Part III outlines developments in electric and hybrid vehicle technologies, and provides an overview of the benefits and limitations of these vehicles in terms of their environmental impact, safety, cost, and design practicalities. Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies is a standard reference for professionals, engineers, and researchers in the automotive sector, as well as vehicle manufacturers, fuel system developers, and academics with an interest in this field. Provides a broad-ranging review of recent research into advanced fuels and vehicle technologies that will be instrumental in improving the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the automotive sector Reviews the development of alternative fuels, more efficient engines, and powertrain technologies, as well as hybrid and electric vehicle technologies

Fundamentals Of Medium Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems

Author: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284041170
Size: 20.56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Based on the 2014 National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Medium/Heavy Truck Tasks Lists and ASE Certification Test Series for truck and bus specialists, Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems is designed to address these and other international training standards. The text offers comprehensive coverage of every NATEF task with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. Fundamentals of Medium-Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems describes safe and effective diagnostic, repair, and maintenance procedures for today s medium and heavy vehicle chassis systems, including the most current, relevant, and practical coverage of: Automated transmissions Braking system technology used in vehicle stability, collision avoidance, and new stopping distance standards Hybrid drive powertrains Advanced battery technologies On board vehicle networks and integrated chassis electr"

2015 Writer S Market

Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599638607
Size: 18.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let the 2015 Writer's Market guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new editorial material devoted to the business and promotion of writing, including advice on pitching to agents and editors, managing your freelance business, and building a readership. This edition also includes the ever popular--and updated--pay-rate chart, plus dozens of articles and essays like these: Kate Meadows, freelance writer and editor, shares seven habits of financially savvy writers. Carol Tice, professional writer, teaches you how to build your writing career with social media. Dana W. Todd, public relations professional, explains how to successfully pitch you and your work like a PR pro. You also gain access to: Lists of professional writing organizations Sample query letters A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Finally, NEW TO THIS YEAR'S EDITION is an exclusive webinar "How to Find More Success Freelancing," taught by Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market. It takes a lot more than flawless writing to be a freelance writer. This hour-long webinar will help you to increase your chances of success. You'll learn the current freelance landscape, how to find freelance opportunities, how to secure assignments, negotiating strategies, and more. Whether the goal is to publish a book, write a magazine article, or freelance for local businesses, this webinar is for writers looking to find more success with their freelancing and ultimately make more money. "Every writer needs a toolbox filled with craft, a drop of talent, and hope. Successful writers know they must add the Writer's Market. You should too." -Barbara O'Neal, author of The All You Can Dream Buffet, 7-time RITA award-winner, and RWA Hall of Fame member "The business of writing is unnecessarily intimidating. Editors want good writing, so why can it be so hard to get published. Writer's Market helps make sense of that big question, offering the kind of straight-shooting advice writers needs. I bought my first copy over a decade ago and still feel grateful that I was able to send my first submissions without embarrassing myself. Writer's Market is an invaluable tool that I find myself recommending again and again." -Erica Wright, author of the novel The Red Chameleon and poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal, as well as Senior Editor for Guernica Magazine

Modelling Simulation Testing And Optimization Of Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:654225600
Size: 14.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle has dominated the transportation market for nearly 100 years. Numerous concerns with continued use of fossil fuels arise, however, and these concerns have created an impetus to develop more efficient vehicles that release fewer emissions. There are several powertrain technologies that could supplant conventional ICEs as the dominant technology, most notably electric and hybrid powertrains. In order to achieve the levels of performance and cost of conventional powertrains, electric and hybrid powertrain designers must use design techniques and tools such as computer modelling, simulation and optimization. These tools facilitate development of a virtual prototype that allows the designer to rapidly see the effects of design modifications and precludes the need to manufacture multiple expensive physical prototypes. A comprehensive survey of the state of the art of commercialized hybrid vehicle powertrains is conducted, and the term multi-regime in ICE hybrid vehicle (ICEHV) modelling is introduced to describe designs that allow for multiple configurations and operating regimes. A dynamic mathematical model of a power-split architecture with two modes (or configurations) introduced by General Motors Corporation is developed and a steady-state version is programmed into the ADvanced VehIcle SimulatOR (ADVISOR) simulation software package. This ADVISOR model is applied to a commercial delivery vehicle, and the fuel consumption of the vehicle undergoing a variety of drive cycles is determined. The two-mode model is compared to the ADVISOR models for the Toyota Hybrid System (THS), parallel hybrid, and conventional powertrains in the same vehicle. The results show that for this vehicle type, the two-mode design achieves lower fuel consumption than the THS and conventional powertrains, and only slighter greater fuel consumption than the parallel hybrid design. There is also considerable potential for improvement in performance of.

Technologies And Approaches To Reducing The Fuel Consumption Of Medium And Heavy Duty Vehicles

Author: Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309149822
Size: 17.26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks. The book also recommends approaches that federal agencies could use to regulate these vehicles' fuel consumption. Currently there are no fuel consumption standards for such vehicles, which account for about 26 percent of the transportation fuel used in the U.S. The miles-per-gallon measure used to regulate the fuel economy of passenger cars. is not appropriate for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, which are designed above all to carry loads efficiently. Instead, any regulation of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles should use a metric that reflects the efficiency with which a vehicle moves goods or passengers, such as gallons per ton-mile, a unit that reflects the amount of fuel a vehicle would use to carry a ton of goods one mile. This is called load-specific fuel consumption (LSFC). The book estimates the improvements that various technologies could achieve over the next decade in seven vehicle types. For example, using advanced diesel engines in tractor-trailers could lower their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent by 2020, and improved aerodynamics could yield an 11 percent reduction. Hybrid powertrains could lower the fuel consumption of vehicles that stop frequently, such as garbage trucks and transit buses, by as much 35 percent in the same time frame.