Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance: Towards Zero Carbon Transportation (Woodhead Publishing Se

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance: Towards Zero Carbon Transportation (Woodhead Publishing Se

By: Richard Folkson (editor)Hardback

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Description

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

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About Author

Richard Folkson is Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor for Innovation and Design and Deputy President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Contents

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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/03/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780857095220
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 784
  • ID: 9780857095220
  • weight: 1315
  • ISBN10: 0857095226

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