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Advances in Electric Propulsion

2017-05-18
Aviation propulsion development continues to rely upon fossil fuels for the vast majority of commercial and military applications. Until these fuels are depleted or abandoned, burning them will continue to jeopardize air quality and provoke increased regulation. With those challenges in mind, research and development of more efficient and electric propulsion systems will expand. Fuel-cell technology is but one example that addresses such emission and resource challenges, and others, including negligible acoustic emissions and the potential to leverage current infrastructure models. For now, these technologies are consigned to smaller aircraft applications, but are expected to mature toward use in larger aircraft. Additionally, measures such as electric/conventional hybrid configurations will ultimately increase efficiencies and knowledge of electric systems while minimizing industrial costs.
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Honda R&D Technical Review October 2016

2016-09-01
Honda's October 2016 R&D Technical Review features cutting-edge developments and new ways of solving engineering problems from Honda's worldwide engineering teams. This edition brings 15 technical papers and provides featured topics that include: • Development of High-output, Portable External Power Output System • Developments for CLARITY FUEL CELL • Research on Production of Cellulosic Ethanol
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Impacting Commercialization of Rapid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV)

2016-02-19
Alternative propulsion technologies are becoming increasingly important with the rise of stricter regulations for vehicle efficiency, emission regulations, and concerns over the sustainability of crude oil supplies. The fuel cell is a critical component of alternative propulsion systems, and as such has many aspects to consider in its design. Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) powered by proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEFC) and fueled by hydrogen, offer the promise of zero emissions with excellent driving range of 300-400 miles, and fast refueling times; two major advantages over battery electric vehicles (BEVs). FCEVs face several remaining major challenges in order to achieve widespread and rapid commercialization. Many of the challenges, especially those from an FCEV system and subsystem cost and performance perspective are addressed in this book.
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Honda R& D Technical Review April 2015

2015-04-01
Honda's April 2015 R&D Technical Review features cutting-edge developments and new ways of solving engineering problems from Honda's worldwide R&D teams. This edition brings 17 technical papers covering: • New motorcycle design and styling • Styling design of new crossover VEZEL • Development of inverter generator w/ fuel injector engine • Development of UNI-CUB • Synthesis of facet-controlled PtNi nanoparticles and evaluation of performance in PEM fuel cell • Prediction method for vibration transmission of hydraulic engine mount • Study of human dynamic analysis relating to handling and stability fo driving
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Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Land, Water & Air 2015-2025

2014-10-01
Half the electric vehicle market value lies in larger road vehicles, notably cars, and here the legal restrictions are weaker or non-existent, and range anxiety compels most people to buy hybrids if they go electric at all. Over eight million hybrid cars will be made in 2025, each with a range extender, the additional power source that distinguishes them from pure electric cars. Add to that significant money spent on the same devices in buses, military vehicles, boats and so on and a major new market emerges. Whereas today's range extenders usually consist of little more than off- the- shelf internal combustion engines, these are rapidly being replaced by second- generation range extenders consisting of piston engines designed from scratch for fairly constant load. However, a more radical departure is the third- generation micro turbines and fuel cells that work at constant load.
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Fuel/Engine Interactions

2013-10-08
Conventional fossil fuels will constitute the majority of automotive fuels for the foreseeable future but will have to adapt to changes in engine technology. Unconventional transport fuels such as biofuels, gas-to-liquid fuels, compressed natural gas, and liquid petroleum gas will also play a role. Hydrogen might be a viable transport fuel if it overcomes barriers in production, transport, storage, and safety and/or if fuel cells become viable. This book opens by considering these issues and then introduces practical transport fuels. A chapter on engine deposits follows, which is an important practical topic about how fuels affect engines that is not usually considered in other books. The next three chapters discuss auto-ignition phenomena in engines. The auto-ignition resistance of fuels is the most important fuel property since it limits the efficiency of spark ignition engines and determines the performance of compression ignition engines.
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Future Automotive Fuels and Energy

2013-08-05
This book sheds light on three essential questions: 1. What is the likely supply of gasoline and diesel from oil worldwide to power light vehicles and trucks through 2030-2035? 2. Could any other fuel economically replace gasoline? Will different parts of the world answer that question differently? 3. How will the answers to these questions affect what we engineer, make, and drive in 2030–2035? As difficult as it is to predict timing of these events, the book presents reasonable assumptions and alternative scenarios. Since a switch to alternative technologies will require substantial investment, it is critical to have a sense of when. Despite the global reach of the automotive industry, it is unlikely that a solution for one region will fit all. A more reasonable goal is a set of projected ‘ecosystems’ using differing amounts of oil, electricity, or alternative fuels. From this, automotive managers and leaders can get a sense of how to make business decisions for the future.
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Advanced Hybrid Powertrains for Commercial Vehicles

2012-08-06
This book provides a broad and comprehensive look at hybrid powertrain technologies for commercial vehicles. It begins with the fundamentals of hybrid powertrain systems, government regulations, and driving cycles, then provides design guidelines and key components of hybrid powertrains for commercial vehicles. It was written for vehicle and component engineers and developers, researchers, students, policymakers, and business executives in the commercial vehicle and transportation industries to help them understand the fundamentals of hybrid powertrain technologies and market requirements for commercial vehicles. It is useful for anyone who designs or is interested in hybrid powertrains and their key components. The term ‘commercial vehicle’ applies to everything from light delivery vehicles to class 8 long haul trucks, buses, and coaches. These vehicles are used for a wide range of duties, including transporting goods or people and infrastructure service.
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Precious Materials Handbook

2012-01-01
The Precious Materials Handbook focuses on how metal-based materials and compounds are used in practical applications such as catalysts, rechargeable batteries, and solar cells fuel cells, among others. As scarcity becomes a bigger issue to be tackled, the attention towards precious and special metals has increased. Because of their importance in cutting-edge technology development, understanding how to source them sustainably becomes a vital part of doing business. In this comprehensive title, novel solutions are described addressing the problem of limited supply, emerging technologies, and the scientific tools that accelerate the process of research and development.
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Automotive 2030--North America

2011-08-25
The current rapid rate of innovation in the automotive industry is primarily fueled by the need to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, increase use of electronics for infotainment and safety, and global development. This full-color book delves into these megatrends to arm decision-makers with information that will help them remain competitive in the North American automotive market for the next 20 years. The first third of the book covers improvements to existing technologies-engines, transmissions, bodies and materials-for better fuel economy. The second portion of the book delves into alternate fuel sources for vehicles and associated technologies. The focus of the final third of the book is the emergence of the smart car. Readers will come away with a renewed understanding of the complicated set of trends that will affect the automotive industry for the next 20 years, and how to effectively address them.
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Toyota R&D Technical Review 2011

2011-08-01
Giving unique insight into Toyota's 2011 technical developments, this book includes 18 papers that chronicle the Japanese OEM's R&D activities in a variety of technologies during that year. This volume has a special focus on next-generation electric storage, and 10 of the papers highlight developments in such things as batteries, fuel cells and next-generation energy. Title highlights include: Next Generation Electric Storage and Its Applications • Secondary Battery Development for Hybrid Vehicles at Toyota • Development Trends and Popularization Trends for Fuel Cell Vehicles • Renewable Energy and Its Effective Usage Other Technical Areas • Drivetrain Development for the Lexus LFA • Development of Scratch-Resistant Universal Clear Coat • Development of Environmentally Friendly Machining Process for Aluminum Parts
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Honda R&D Technical Review: April 2011

2011-04-01
Honda's latest technical review features cutting-edge developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team. The April 2011 volume includes 17 papers, seven that introduce new technologies and ten that provide updates on established technologies. The e-book covers advancements in automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Chapter highlights include: Development of in-situ X-ray Imaging technologies for Measuring Water Distribution in Generating Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFC) Study on Controlled Auto-ignition Using Sequence of Low-temperature Combustion States Study on Similarity of Load Path Distribution in Body Structure Image Segmentation-based Moving Object Detection for Driver Assistance System This publication is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
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Hybrid-Powered Vehicles, Second Edition

2011-03-16
Hybrid Powered Vehicles, 2nd Edition builds on the original edition’s exploration of hybrid components, system engineering, design constraints, challenges, and opportunities of hybrid vehicles. Since the first edition was published in 2003, hybrid vehicles have seen major technical developments and have gained significant market share. This book provides the reader with a thorough yet accessible understanding of the latest hybrid technology developments, along with keen insight into the market forces shaping the technology and a look at what lies ahead. Author John German reviews the development history of hybrid vehicles and the current state of hybrid technology, including battery types and chemistries. He also highlights the cycles of fuel availability, fuel economy, and concern for environmental issues, and profiles government efforts to spur development of more efficient vehicles.
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Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems

2010-01-01
This unique resource provides a detailed understanding of the options for harvesting energy from localized, renewable sources to supply power to autonomous wireless systems. You are introduced to a variety of types of autonomous system and wireless networks and discover the capabilities of existing battery-based solutions, RF solutions, and fuel cells. The book focuses on the most promising harvesting techniques, including solar, kinetic, and thermal energy. You also learn the implications of the energy harvesting techniques on the design of the power management electronics in a system. This in-depth reference discusses each energy harvesting approach in detail, comparing and contrasting its potential in the field.
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Honda R&D Technical Review: October 2009

2009-10-01
This 181-page e-book gives unique insight into the cutting-edge technical developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team. The 25 papers included in this volume chronicle the best of Honda's documented technical advancements from April through October 2009 and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Style and Design of the New Model INSIGHT Development of Flexible-Fuel Motorcycle Vehicle Dynamics Simulation in Extreme Driving Conditions In-line Recycling Technology for AZ91D Magnesium Alloy Small, Thin-film Electric Potential Sensor for In-situ Evaluation of Fuel Cell Stack
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Honda R&D Technical Review: April 2009

2009-04-01
This unique book gives rare insight into the work of Honda's worldwide R&D team, covering technical developments from October 2008 through March 2009. With special focus on fuel cell vehicles, the 33 papers included also cover other automotive topics, as well as motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: New Fuel Cell Stack for FCX Clarity Development of Lithium Ion Battery System for Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology for Increased Fuel Efficiency in New INSIGHT Vaporization Characteristic of High-ethanol Gasoline (E85) and Cold Startability Development of Brake-by-Wire System for Super Sport Motorcycles Rearward Visibility Simulation System of Motorcycle Rearview Mirrors Psychological Effects of Use of Electric Scooter This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
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Fuel Cell Technology for Vehicles 2002-2004

2004-09-24
Fuel cell technology continues to attract a great deal of interest as an alternative power source to the internal combustion engine. Substantial technical progress has been made over the years and the appearance of the first vehicles offered in the commercial market mark a significant step. However, broad application and the eventual success of fuel cell technology in vehicles remain elusive. In this second edition of Fuel Cell Technology for Vehicles, the latest research and technological advances in fuel cell technology are examined in a comprehensive collection of 48 SAE Technical Papers, several articles from the Journal of Power Sources, plus bibliographical data for nearly 200 documents published by SAE and other leading sources.
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Hybrid Powered Vehicles

2003-10-17
Increased concern with global warming and energy security renewed interest in hybrid vehicles. This report explores the basis of hybrid components and system engineering, and then delves into the design constraints, challenges and opportunities. Hybrid Powered Vehicles concludes with an expert's outlook on developments in the technology, its applications and potential markets.
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Fuel Cell Systems Explained, Second Edition

2003-05-01
Fuel cell technology is developing at a rapid pace, thanks to the increasing awareness of the need for pollution-free power sources. Moreover, new developments in catalysts and improved reliability have made fuel cells viable candidates in a road range of applications, from small power stations, to cars, to laptop computers and mobile phones. Building on the success of the first edition, Fuel Cell Systems Explained presents a balanced introduction to this growing area. "In summary, an altogether satisfying book that puts within its covers the academic tools necessary for explaining fuel cell systems on a multidisciplinary basis." - Power Engineering Journal "An excellent book...well written and produced."- Journal of Power and Energy
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Fuel Cell Powered Vehicles

2003-02-14
This report reviews concepts behind fuel cell technology, describes the improvements and vehicles that have been developed since 2001 as the technology has been refined, and examines the issue of what fuel should be used and the necessary refueling infrastructure. Chapters include: The Fuel Cell Vehicles The Race Is On Refueling Infrastructure The Future and more
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