Autor: Richard Folkson
ISBN-13: 9780857095220
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 760
Gewicht: 1294 g
Format: 241x161x53 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved

57, Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy Woodhead Publishing
Towards Zero Carbon Transportation
 Buch
276,89 €*
This book 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.
Part 1 Alternative fuels, advanced additives and oils to improve environmental performance of vehicles: The role of alternative and renewable liquid fuels in environmentally sustainable transport; Using alternative and renewable liquid fuels to improve the environmental performance of internal combustion engines: Key challenges and blending technologies; Alternative and renewable gaseous fuels to improve vehicle environmental performance; Electricity and hydrogen as energy vectors for transportation vehicles; Advanced engine oils to improve the performance of modern internal combustion engines; Advanced fuel additives for modern internal combustion engines. Part 2 Improving engine and vehicle design: Internal combustion engine cycles and concepts; Improving the environmental performance of heavy-duty vehicles and engines: Key issues and system design approaches; Improving the environmental performance of heavy-duty vehicles and engines: particular technologies; Advanced and conventional internal combustion engine materials; Advanced transmission technologies to improve vehicle performance; Sustainable design and manufacture of lightweight vehicle structures; Improving vehicle rolling resistance and aerodynamics; Mechanical and electrical flywheel hybrid technology to store energy in vehicles; Hydraulic and pneumatic hybrid powertrains for improved fuel economy in vehicles; Integration and performance of regenerative braking and energy recovery technologies in vehicles. Part 3 Electric/hybrid vehicle technologies: Hybrid drive train technologies for vehicles; Battery technology for CO2 reduction; Conventional fuel/hybrid electric vehicles; Pure electric vehicles; Fuel-cell (hydrogen) electric hybrid vehicles.
The automotive sector is a major energy user. Most vehicles also run on fossil fuels, which presents a major emissions problem. Reducing emissions levels requires both optimisation of core vehicle technologies and the design, development and implementation of breakthrough technologies for improved performance. This book 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. The book reviews the development of alternative fuels, more efficient engines and powertrain technologies as well as hybrid and electric vehicle technologies.
Editiert von: Richard Folkson
Richard Folkson is Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor for Innovation and Design and Deputy President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Autor: Richard Folkson
ISBN-13 :: 9780857095220
ISBN: 0857095226
Erscheinungsjahr: 21.03.2014
Verlag: Elsevier LTD, Oxford
Gewicht: 1294g
Seiten: 760
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 241x161x53 mm