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Hybrid: Braking  

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button highlighted Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar BRAKING: PART 1 Regenerative braking converts otherwise wasted energy from braking into electricity and stores it in...

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Gravity brake  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mechanical gravity brake that prevents hoisted loads within a shaft from free-falling when a loss of hoisting force occurs. A loss of hoist lifting force may occur in a number of situations, for example if a hoist cable were to break, the brakes were to fail on a winch, or the hoist mechanism itself were to fail. Under normal hoisting conditions, the gravity brake of the invention is subject to an upward lifting force from the hoist and a downward pulling force from a suspended load. If the lifting force should suddenly cease, the loss of differential forces on the gravity brake in free-fall is translated to extend a set of brakes against the walls of the shaft to stop the free fall descent of the gravity brake and attached load.

Lujan, Richard E. (Santa Fe, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Braking system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A balanced braking system comprising a plurality of braking assemblies located about a member to be braked. Each of the braking assemblies consists of a spring biased piston of a first material fitted into a body of a different material which has a greater contraction upon cooling than the piston material. The piston is provided with a recessed head portion over which is positioned a diaphragm and forming a space therebetween to which is connected a pressurized fluid supply. The diaphragm is controlled by the fluid in the space to contact or withdraw from the member to be braked. A cooling means causes the body within which the piston is fitted to contract more than the piston, producing a tight shrink fit therebetween. The braking system is particularly applicable for selectively braking an arbor of an electron microscope which immobilizes, for example, a vertically adjustable low temperature specimen holder during observation. The system provides balanced braking forces which can be easily removed and re-established with minimal disturbance to arbor location.

Norgren, D.U.

1982-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid: Braking  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

1 1 Regenerative braking converts otherwise wasted energy from braking into electricity and stores it in the battery. In regenerative braking, the electric motor is reversed so that, instead of using electricity to turn the wheels, the rotating wheels turn the motor and create electricity. Using energy from the wheels to turn the motor slows the vehicle down. Go to next… stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is decelerating. There are arrows flowing from the front wheels to the electric motor to the battery. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is decelerating. There are arrows flowing from the front wheels to the electric motor to the battery.

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Hybrid: Braking  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

2 2 If additional stopping power is needed, conventional friction brakes (e.g., disc brakes) are also applied automatically. Go back… stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Battery: The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery helps power the vehicle, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

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Hybrid: Braking  

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Button Stopped button highlighted subbanner graphic: gray bar Button Stopped button highlighted subbanner graphic: gray bar STOPPED When the vehicle is stopped, such as at a red light, the gasoline engine and electric motor shut off automatically so that energy is not wasted in idling. The battery continues to power auxillary systems, such as the air conditioning and dashboard displays. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Battery: The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery helps power the vehicle, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

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Hybrid: Braking  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Button Stopped button highlighted subbanner graphic: gray bar Button Stopped button highlighted subbanner graphic: gray bar STOPPED When the vehicle is stopped, such as at a red light, the gasoline engine and electric motor shut off automatically so that energy is not wasted in idling. The battery continues to power auxillary systems, such as the air conditioning and dashboard displays. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Battery: The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery helps power the vehicle, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

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Full Hybrid: Braking  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Braking button highlighted Stopped button Braking button highlighted Stopped button BRAKING PART 1 Regenerative braking converts otherwise wasted energy from braking into electricity and stores it in the battery. In regenerative braking, the electric motor is reversed so that, instead of using electricity to turn the wheels, the rotating wheels turn the motor and create electricity. Using energy from the wheels to turn the motor slows the vehicle down. Go to next… stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is decelerating. There are arrows flowing from the front wheels to the power split device to the electric motor to the battery. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is decelerating. There are arrows flowing from the front wheels to the power split device to the electric motor to the battery.

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Vehicle brake testing system  

SciTech Connect

This invention relates to a force measuring system capable of measuring forces associated with vehicle braking and of evaluating braking performance. The disclosure concerns an invention which comprises a first row of linearly aligned plates, a force bearing surface extending beneath and beside the plates, vertically oriented links and horizontally oriented links connecting each plate to a force bearing surface, a force measuring device in each link, a transducer coupled to each force measuring device, and a computing device coupled to receive an output signal from the transducer indicative of measured force in each force measuring device. The present invention may be used for testing vehicle brake systems.

Stevens, Samuel S [Harriman, TN; Hodgson, Jeffrey W [Lenoir City, TN

2002-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Svendborg Brakes | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

energy Product Denmark-based manufacturer of braking systems for the wind industry, as well as for the oil sector. References Svendborg Brakes1 LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase...

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Combined hydraulic and regenerative braking system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A combined hydraulic and regenerative braking system and method for an electric vehicle is disclosed. The braking system is responsive to the applied hydraulic pressure in a brake line to control the braking of the vehicle to be completely hydraulic up to a first level of brake line pressure, to be partially hydraulic at a constant braking force and partially regenerative at a linearly increasing braking force from the first level of applied brake line pressure to a higher second level of brake line pressure, to be partially hydraulic at a linearly increasing braking force and partially regenerative at a linearly decreasing braking force from the second level of applied line pressure to a third and higher level of applied line pressure, and to be completely hydraulic at a linearly increasing braking force from the third level to all higher applied levels of line pressure.

Venkataperumal, R.R.; Mericle, G.E.

1979-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined hydraulic and regenerative braking system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A combined hydraulic and regenerative braking system and method for an electric vehicle, with the braking system being responsive to the applied hydraulic pressure in a brake line to control the braking of the vehicle to be completely hydraulic up to a first level of brake line pressure, to be partially hydraulic at a constant braking force and partially regenerative at a linearly increasing braking force from the first level of applied brake line pressure to a higher second level of brake line pressure, to be partially hydraulic at a linearly increasing braking force and partially regenerative at a linearly decreasing braking force from the second level of applied line pressure to a third and higher level of applied line pressure, and to be completely hydraulic at a linearly increasing braking force from the third level to all higher applied levels of line pressure.

Venkataperumal, Rama R. (Troy, MI); Mericle, Gerald E. (Mount Clemens, MI)

1981-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Regenerative braking device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed are several embodiments of a regenerative braking device for an automotive vehicle. The device includes a plurality of rubber rollers (24, 26) mounted for rotation between an input shaft (14) connectable to the vehicle drivetrain and an output shaft (16) which is drivingly connected to the input shaft by a variable ratio transmission (20). When the transmission ratio is such that the input shaft rotates faster than the output shaft, the rubber rollers are torsionally stressed to accumulate energy, thereby slowing the vehicle. When the transmission ratio is such that the output shaft rotates faster than the input shaft, the rubber rollers are torsionally relaxed to deliver accumulated energy, thereby accelerating or driving the vehicle.

Hoppie, Lyle O. (Birmingham, MI)

1982-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Variable ratio regenerative braking device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a regenerative braking device (10) for an automotive vehicle. The device includes an energy storage assembly (12) having a plurality of rubber rollers (26, 28) mounted for rotation between an input shaft (36) and an output shaft (42), clutches (38, 46) and brakes (40, 48) associated with each shaft, and a continuously variable transmission (22) connectable to a vehicle drivetrain and to the input and output shafts by the respective clutches. The rubber rollers are torsionally stressed to accumulate energy from the vehicle when the input shaft is clutched to the transmission while the brake on the output shaft is applied, and are torsionally relaxed to deliver energy to the vehicle when the output shaft is clutched to the transmission while the brake on the input shaft is applied. The transmission ratio is varied to control the rate of energy accumulation and delivery for a given rotational speed of the vehicle drivetrain.

Hoppie, Lyle O. (Birmingham, MI)

1981-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake Assessment Tools  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake Assessment Tools Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor Safety Technology Showcase October 14, 2010 Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor #12;Overview · Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Air Brake System · North American Standard Level-1

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Brake blending strategy for a hybrid vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A hybrid electric powertrain system is provided including a transmission for driving a pair of wheels of a vehicle and a heat engine and an electric motor/generator coupled to the transmission. A friction brake system is provided for applying a braking torque to said vehicle. A controller unit generates control signals to the electric motor/generator and the friction brake system for controllably braking the vehicle in response to a drivers brake command. The controller unit determines and amount of regenerative torque available and compares this value to a determined amount of brake torque requested for determining the control signals to the electric motor/generator and the friction brake system.

Boberg, Evan S. (Hazel Park, MI)

2000-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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CMV Brake Wear and Performance Test Little is known about the brake  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

inspections were due to brake defects. Additionally, brake maintenance and repair present a significant cost Center for Transportation Analysis (CTA) Research Areas Aviation Safety Air Traffic Management Analysis Environmental Policy Analysis Highway Safety Intelligent Transportation Systems Logistics Management Supply

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Improved braking torque generation capacity of an eddy current brake with time varying magnetic fields: A numerical study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Eddy current brakes (ECB) are electrically controlled and non-contact actuators used as assistive brakes in vehicles. ECBs exhibit insufficient generated braking torque at low speeds. In order to overcome this, the use of AC magnetic fields with fixed ... Keywords: Automotive applications, Brake-by-wire, Eddy current brakes, Finite element analysis, Time-varying magnetic field

Kerem Karakoc; Edward J. Park; Afzal Suleman

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake-Related Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake-Related Research Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor Safety Technology Showcase October 14, 2010 Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor

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Multidisciplinary design optimization of an automotive magnetorheological brake design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the development of a new electromechanical brake system using magnetorheological (MR) fluid. The proposed brake system consists of rotating disks immersed in a MR fluid and enclosed in an electromagnet, where the yield stress of the ... Keywords: Automotive brake, Computational fluid dynamics, Electric brake actuator, Finite element analysis, Magnetorheological fluid, Multidisciplinary design optimization

Edward J. Park; Luis Falco da Luz; Afzal Suleman

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Application of Fuzzy Logic in Regenerative Braking of EV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Regenerative braking can improve energy usage efficiency and prolong the driving distance of electric vehicle per charge, effectively. In the paper, we design a sugenos fuzzy logic controller which has four inputs including drivers braking ... Keywords: regenerative braking, fuzzy logic control, braking force distribution, ADVISOR

Zijian Zhang; Guoqing Xu; Weimin Li; Liang Zheng

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for wind turbine braking  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for braking a wind turbine including at least one rotor blade coupled to a rotor. The method includes selectively controlling an angle of pitch of the at least one rotor blade with respect to a wind direction based on a design parameter of a component of the wind turbine to facilitate reducing a force induced into the wind turbine component as a result of braking.

Barbu, Corneliu (Laguna Hills, CA); Teichmann, Ralph (Nishkayuna, NY); Avagliano, Aaron (Houston, TX); Kammer, Leonardo Cesar (Niskayuna, NY); Pierce, Kirk Gee (Simpsonville, SC); Pesetsky, David Samuel (Greenville, SC); Gauchel, Peter (Muenster, DE)

2009-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive controller for regenerative and friction braking system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A regenerative and friction braking system for a vehicle having one or more roadwheels driven by an electric traction motor includes a driver responsive device for producing a brake demand signal having a magnitude corresponding to the level of braking force selected by the driver and friction and regenerative brakes operatively connected with the roadwheels of the vehicle. A system according to this invention further includes control means for operating the friction and regenerative braking subsystems so that maximum brake torques sustainable by the roadwheels of the vehicle without skidding or slipping will not be exceeded.

Davis, Roy I. (Ypsilanti, MI)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive controller for regenerative and friction braking system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A regenerative and friction braking system for a vehicle having one or more road wheels driven by an electric traction motor includes a driver responsive device for producing a brake demand signal having a magnitude corresponding to the level of braking force selected by the driver and friction and regenerative brakes operatively connected with the road wheels of the vehicle. A system according to this invention further includes control means for operating the friction and regenerative braking subsystems so that maximum brake torques sustainable by the road wheels of the vehicle without skidding or slipping will not be exceeded. 8 figs.

Davis, R.I.

1990-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Model and Simulation of a Super-capacitor Braking Energy Recovery System for Urban Railway Vehicles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a braking energy recovery system based on super-capacitor was presented. The method use super-capacitor and the conventional braking resistance constitute a new braking unit to realize the regenerative energy recovery, when braking, braking ... Keywords: Urban railway transportation, regeneration braking, super-capacitor, energy recovery, electric traction

Chen Xiao-li; Yang Jian; Fang Yu

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An antiskid braking and traction control system for an electric or hybrid vehicle having a regenerative braking system operatively connected to an electric traction motor, and a separate hydraulic braking system includes one or more sensors for monitoring present vehicle parameters and a processor, responsive to the sensors, for calculating vehicle parameters defining the vehicle behavior not directly measurable by the sensors and determining if regenerative antiskid braking control, requiring hydrualic braking control, or requiring traction control are required. The processor then employs a control strategy based on the determined vehicle state and provides command signals to a motor controller to control the operation of the electric traction motor and to a brake controller to control fluid pressure applied at each vehicle wheel to provide the appropriate regenerative antiskid braking control, hydraulic braking control, and traction control.

Cikanek, Susan R. (Wixom, MI)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An antiskid braking and traction control system for an electric or hybrid vehicle having a regenerative braking system operatively connected to an electric traction motor, and a separate hydraulic braking system includes one or more sensors for monitoring present vehicle parameters and a processor, responsive to the sensors, for calculating vehicle parameters defining the vehicle behavior not directly measurable by the sensors and determining if regenerative antiskid braking control, requiring hydraulic braking control, or requiring traction control are required. The processor then employs a control strategy based on the determined vehicle state and provides command signals to a motor controller to control the operation of the electric traction motor and to a brake controller to control fluid pressure applied at each vehicle wheel to provide the appropriate regenerative antiskid braking control, hydraulic braking control, and traction control. 10 figs.

Cikanek, S.R.

1995-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The Research of Traction Motor Energy-Saving Regenerative Braking Control Technology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In all the motor braking control systems, regenerative braking is the only way of energy-saving braking control mode. It can convert dynamic energy which generate during braking period into electric energy, then return to the grid. In this paper, through ... Keywords: regenerative braking, traction motor, direct torque, stator flux, slip frequency

Yuhua Wang; Jianlin Miao; Yuanfang Wei

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Niobium Alloying in Grey Cast Iron for Vehicle Brake Discs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Niobium Alloying in Grey Cast Iron for Vehicle Brake Discs. Author(s) ... Microtexture Analysis of a Hot Rolled Silicon Electric Steel Niobium

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Braking system for use with an arbor of a microscope  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A balanced braking system comprising a plurality of braking assemblies located about a member to be braked. Each of the braking assemblies consists of a spring biased piston of a first material fitted into a body of a different material which has a greater contraction upon cooling than the piston material. The piston is provided with a recessed head portion over which is positioned a diaphragm and forming a space therebetween to which is connected a pressurized fluid supply. The diaphragm is controlled by the fluid in the space to contact or withdraw from the member to be braked. A cooling device causes the body within which the piston is fitted to contract more than the piston, producing a tight shrink fit therebetween. The braking system is particularly applicable for selectively braking an arbor of an electron microscope which immobilizes, for example, a vertically adjustable low temperature specimen holder during observation. The system provides balanced braking forces which can be easily removed and re-established with minimal disturbance to arbor location.

Norgren, Duane U. (Orinda, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on Regenerative Brake Method of Hybrid Electric Drive System of Armored Vehicle  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aiming at characteristics of regenerative brake of hybrid electric drive system of tracked armored vehicle, mechanism of regenerative brake by pulse width modulation is in-depth analyzed, motor speed, brake current, feedback current, feedback energy ... Keywords: hybrid electric drive, motor, regenerative brake

Li Hua; Zhong Meng-chun; Zhang Jian; Xu Da; Lin Hai

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regenerative braking on bicycles to power LED safety flashers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This work develops a method for capturing some of the kinetic energy ordinarily lost during braking on bicycles to power LED safety flashers. The system is designed to eliminate: (a) battery changing in popular LED flashers, ...

Collier, Ian M

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational model design and performance estimation in registration brake control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric motorcycles are applicable to both toys and real motorcycles, and also is a reference for constructing larger electrical vehicles. A design computational model of regenerative braking control of electric motorcycles and an experimental identification ...

P. S. Pa; S. C. Chang

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of aerodynamic braking devices for wind turbine applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report documents the selection and preliminary design of a new aerodynamic braking system for use on the stall-regulated AWT-26/27 wind turbines. The goal was to identify and design a configuration that offered improvements over the existing tip brake used by Advanced Wind Turbines, Inc. (AWT). Although the design objectives and approach of this report are specific to aerodynamic braking of AWT-26/27 turbines, many of the issues addressed in this work are applicable to a wider class of turbines. The performance trends and design choices presented in this report should be of general use to wind turbine designers who are considering alternative aerodynamic braking methods. A literature search was combined with preliminary work on device sizing, loads and mechanical design. Candidate configurations were assessed on their potential for benefits in the areas of cost, weight, aerodynamic noise, reliability and performance under icing conditions. As a result, two configurations were identified for further study: the {open_quotes}spoiler-flap{close_quotes} and the {open_quotes}flip-tip.{close_quotes} Wind tunnel experiments were conducted at Wichita State University to evaluate the performance of the candidate aerodynamic brakes on an airfoil section representative of the AWT-26/27 blades. The wind tunnel data were used to predict the braking effectiveness and deployment characteristics of the candidate devices for a wide range of design parameters. The evaluation was iterative, with mechanical design and structural analysis being conducted in parallel with the braking performance studies. The preliminary estimate of the spoiler-flap system cost was $150 less than the production AWT-26/27 tip vanes. This represents a reduction of approximately 5 % in the cost of the aerodynamic braking system. In view of the preliminary nature of the design, it would be prudent to plan for contingencies in both cost and weight.

Griffin, D.A. [R. Lynette & Associates, Seattle, WA (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy logic electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system using fuzzy logic for an electric or hybrid vehicle having a regenerative braking system operatively connected to an electric traction motor, and a separate hydraulic braking system includes sensors for monitoring present vehicle parameters and a processor, responsive to the sensors, for calculating vehicle parameters defining the vehicle behavior not directly measurable by the sensor and determining if regenerative antiskid braking control, requiring hydraulic braking control, and requiring traction control are required. The processor then employs fuzzy logic based on the determined vehicle state and provides command signals to a motor controller to control operation of the electric traction motor and to the brake controller to control fluid pressure applied at each vehicle wheel to provide the appropriate regenerative braking control, hydraulic braking control, and traction control. 123 figs.

Cikanek, S.R.

1994-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Fuzzy logic electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system using fuzzy logic for an electric or hybrid vehicle having a regenerative braking system operatively connected to an electric traction motor, and a separate hydraulic braking system includes sensors for monitoring present vehicle parameters and a processor, responsive to the sensors, for calculating vehicle parameters defining the vehicle behavior not directly measurable by the sensor and determining if regenerative antiskid braking control, requiring hydraulic braking control, and requiring traction control are required. The processor then employs fuzzy logic based on the determined vehicle state and provides command signals to a motor controller to control operation of the electric traction motor and to the brake controller to control fluid pressure applied at each vehicle wheel to provide the appropriate regenerative braking control, hydraulic braking control, and traction control.

Cikanek, Susan R. (Wixom, MI)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Regenerative braking device with rotationally mounted energy storage means  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A regenerative braking device for an automotive vehicle includes an energy storage assembly (12) having a plurality of rubber rollers (26, 28) mounted for rotation between an input shaft (30) and an output shaft (32), clutches (50, 56) and brakes (52, 58) associated with each shaft, and a continuously variable transmission (22) connectable to a vehicle drivetrain and to the input and output shafts by the respective clutches. In a second embodiment the clutches and brakes are dispensed with and the variable ratio transmission is connected directly across the input and output shafts. In both embodiments the rubber rollers are torsionally stressed to accumulate energy from the vehicle when the input shaft rotates faster or relative to the output shaft and are torsionally relaxed to deliver energy to the vehicle when the output shaft rotates faster or relative to the input shaft.

Hoppie, Lyle O. (Birmingham, MI)

1982-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxygen-Diffused Titanium as a Candidate Brake Rotor Material  

SciTech Connect

Titanium alloys are one of several candidate materials for the next generation of truck disk brake rotors. Despite their advantages of lightweight relative to cast iron and good strength and corrosion resistance, titanium alloys are unlikely to be satisfactory brake rotor materials unless their friction and wear behavior can be significantly improved. In this study, a surface engineering process oxygen diffusion was applied to titanium rotors and has shown very encouraging results. The oxygen diffused Ti-6Al-4V (OD-Ti) was tested on a sub-scale brake tester against a flat block of commercial brake lining material and benchmarked against several other Ti-based materials, including untreated Ti-6Al-4V, ceramic particle-reinforced Ti composites (MMCs), and a thermal-spray-coated Ti alloy. With respect to friction, the OD-Ti outperformed all other candidate materials under the imposed test conditions with the friction coefficient remaining within a desirable range of 0.35-0.50, even under the harshest conditions when the disk surface temperature reached nearly 600 ?C. In addition, the OD-Ti showed significantly improved wear-resistance over the non-treated one and was even better than the Ti-based composite materials.

Qu, Jun [ORNL; Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL; Jolly, Brian C [ORNL

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing: Five-Axle Combination Tractor-Flatbed Final Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, sponsored the Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing (HOVBT) program in order to provide information about the effect of gross vehicle weight (GVW) on braking performance. Because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations limit the number of braking system defects that may exist for a vehicle to be allowed to operate on the roadways, the examination of the effect of brake defects on brake performance for increased loads is also relevant. The HOVBT program seeks to provide relevant information to policy makers responsible for establishing load limits, beginning with providing test data for a combination tractor/trailer. This testing was conducted on a five-axle combination vehicle with tractor brakes meeting the Reduced Stopping Distance requirement rulemaking. This report provides a summary of the testing activities, the results of various analyses of the data, and recommendations for future research. Following a complete brake rebuild, instrumentation, and brake burnish, stopping tests were performed from 20 and 40 mph with various brake application pressures (15 psi, 25 psi, 35 psi, 45 psi, 55 psi, and full system pressure). These tests were conducted for various brake conditions at the following GVWs: 60,000, 80,000, 91,000, 97,000, 106,000, and 116,000 lb. The 80,000-lb GVWs included both balanced and unbalanced loads. The condition of the braking system was also varied. To introduce these defects, brakes (none, forward drive axle, or rear trailer axle) were made inoperative. In addition to the stopping tests, performance-based brake tests were conducted for the various loading and brake conditions. Analysis of the stopping test data showed the stopping distance to increase with load (as expected) and also showed that more braking force was generated by the drive axle brakes than the trailer axle brakes. The constant-pressure stopping test data revealed a linear relationship between brake application pressure and was used to develop an algorithm to normalize stopping data for weight and initial speed.

Lascurain, Mary Beth [ORNL] ORNL; Capps, Gary J [ORNL] ORNL; Franzese, Oscar [ORNL] ORNL

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Efficiency in Heavy Vehicle Tires, Drivetrains, and Braking Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document was prepared to support the primary goals of the Department of Energy, Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies. These were recently stated as follows: ''Develop by 2004 the enabling technologies for a class 7-8 truck with a fuel efficiency of 10 mpg (at 65 mph) which will meet prevailing emission standards. For Class 3-6 trucks operating on an urban driving cycle, develop by 2004 commercially viable vehicles that achieve at least double the fuel economy of comparable current vehicles (1999), and as a research goal, reduce criteria pollutants to 30% below EPA standards. Develop by 2004 the diesel engine enabling technologies to support large-scale industry dieselization of Class 1 and 2 trucks, achieving a 35 % fuel efficiency improvement over comparable gasoline-fueled trucks, while meeting applicable emissions standards.'' The enabling technologies for improving the fuel efficiency of trucks, include not only engine technologies but also technologies involved with lowering the rolling resistance of tires, reducing vehicle aerodynamic drag, improving thermal management, and reducing parasitic frictional losses in drive train components. Opportunities also exist for making better use of the energy that might ordinarily be dissipated during vehicle braking. Braking systems must be included in this evaluation since safety in truck operations is vital, and braking requirements are greater for vehicles having lowered resistance to rolling. The Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies has initiated a program to improve the aerodynamics of heavy vehicles through wind tunnel testing, computational modeling, and on-road evaluations. That activity is described in a separate multi-year plan; therefore, emphasis in this document will be on tires, drive trains, and braking systems. Recent, dramatic fluctuations in diesel fuel prices have emphasized the importance of effecting savings in truck fuel economy by implementing new component designs and materials.

Peter J. Blau

2000-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Brake rotor design and comparison using finite element analysis : an investigation in topology optimization.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Disc brake technology used for mountain bikes, and mountain bike technology in general, has improved significantly as the sport of mountain biking has evolved. Disc (more)

Domond, Kenneth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of Brake Discs of CRH3 High-Speed Trains ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... the research object?the course of emergency brake was simulated by ANSYS. .... Energy X-Ray Diffraction Microscopy Studies of Bulk Polycrystal Responses.

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Tachyon cosmology, supernovae data, and the big brake singularity  

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We compare the existing observational data on type Ia supernovae with the evolutions of the Universe predicted by a one-parameter family of tachyon models which we have introduced recently [Phys. Rev. D 69, 123512 (2004)]. Among the set of the trajectories of the model which are compatible with the data there is a consistent subset for which the Universe ends up in a new type of soft cosmological singularity dubbed big brake. This opens up yet another scenario for the future history of the Universe besides the one predicted by the standard {lambda}CDM model.

Keresztes, Z.; Gergely, L. A.; Gorini, V.; Moschella, U.; Kamenshchik, A. Yu. [Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Szeged, Tisza Lajos krt 84-86, Szeged 6720 (Hungary); Department of Experimental Physics, University of Szeged, Dom Ter 9, Szeged 6720 (Hungary); Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Szeged, Tisza Lajos krt 84-86, Szeged 6720 (Hungary); Department of Experimental Physics, University of Szeged, Dom Ter 9, Szeged 6720 (Hungary); Department of Applied Science, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 OAA (United Kingdom); Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche e Mathematiche, Universita dell'Insubria, Via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como (Italy); INFN, sezione di Milano, Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna (Italy); L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kosygin street 2, 119334 Moscow (Russian Federation)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Dual-channel Haptic Synthesis of Viscoelastic Tissue Properties using Programmable Eddy Current Brakes  

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We describe a novel method for haptic synthesis of viscoelastic responses which employs a dual-channel haptic interface. It has motors that generate torque independently of velocity and brakes that generate viscous torque independently of position. ... Keywords: eddy current brakes, haptic simulation, viscoelastic simulation

Andrew H. C. Gosline; Vincent Hayward

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of PSO Fuzzy Control Stratety for Regenerative Braking of HEV  

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Based on particle swarm optimization algorithm, a new fuzzy controller was constructed and a fuzzy control strategy of regenerative braking for HEV was proposed. A model of a parallel hybrid electric vehicle was built. The performance of the default ... Keywords: hybrid electric vehicle, fuzzy control, regenerative braking, particle swarm optimization

Wang Chun; Tang Lan

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation Pattern Recognition and Control for Super Capacitor Braking Energy Regeneration System of Micro EV  

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Super capacitor has some advantages of high charge-discharge rate, long life, simple structure and reliable performance, and it is especially suitable as braking energy renewable energy storage device for electric vehicle and hybrid electric vehicle. ... Keywords: Super capacitor, braking energy regeneration, micro EV, pattern recognition and control

Jinyu Qu; Liyan Liang; Zhongyu Yang

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Real-Time Dynamic Brake Assessment poster.ppt [Compatibility Mode]  

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Dynamic Brake Assessment Dynamic Brake Assessment Purpose Conduct a proof-of-concept test to examine the feasibility of developing an on-board system to assess a vehicle's ability to stop based on typical low-pressure in-service braking events. Partnerships H.T. Hackney Company MGM Brakes Overview Funded through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division Concept stemming from on the Department of Energy's Medium Truck Duty Cycle research as well as previous research conducted for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Signals to be collected Real-time brake application pressure Vehicle speed and acceleration GPS location and grade information Vehicle weight (current load) Engine parameters such as RPM and torque To be conducted October 2010 -

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Wind turbine trailing-edge aerodynamic brake design  

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This report describes the design of a centrifugally actuated aerodynamic-overspeed device for a horizontal-axis wind turbine. The device will meet the following criteria; (1) It will be effective for airfoil angles of attack 0{degrees} to 45{degrees}. (2) It will be stowed inside the blade profile prior to deployment. (3) It will be capable of offsetting the positive torque produced by the overall blade. (4) Hinge moments will be minimized to lower actuator loads and cost. (5) It will be evaluated as a potential power modulating active rotor-control system. A literature review of aerodynamic braking devices was conducted. Information from the literature review was used to conceptualize the most effective devices for subsequent testing and design. Wind-tunnel test data for several braking devices are presented in this report. Using the data for the most promising configuration, a preliminary design was developed for a MICON 65/13 wind turbine with Phoenix 7.9-m rotor blades.

Quandt, G.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear Control Synthesis for a Self-energizing Electro-Hydraulic Brake  

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Nonlinear control algorithm for a self-energizing electro-hydraulic brake is analytically designed. The desired closed-loop system behavior is reached via a synthesized nonlinear controller.

Starykh, Alexey

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control of a dynamic brake to reduce turbine-generator shaft transient torques  

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A resistive, thyristor-controlled brake is used to damp transient torques in large thermo-electric generators supplying series-compensated transmission lines. Emphasis is placed on developing a suitable control algorithm and testing the algorithm through a wide variety of different operating configurations. Discrete-level Generalized Predictive Control is examined as one possible approach to optimal control of the brake. Some problems with implementation of GPC on the system are discussed. Prony analysis is used to identify system transfer functions which are then related to control design considerations and robustness properties.

Donnelly, M.K.; Smith, J.R.; Johnson, R.M. (Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States)); Hauer, J.F. (Bonneville Power Administration, Kalispell, MT (United States)); Brush, R.W. (Montana Power Co., Butte, MT (United States)); Adapa, R. (Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States))

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of an auditory signal in a rear-end collision warning system: effects on braking force and reaction time  

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This simulator experiment is a preliminary study examining the effects of different auditory signals on braking force and reaction time in a rear-end collision warning system. A driving simulator was built in which subjects operated a computer driving game. Superimposed on the game screen was the image of a car which appeared to the driver to be ahead of him/her. The image enlarged in size, appearing to be a car applying its brakes. The participant was instructed to react as he would in a real driving situation by applying his/her brakes. Closing velocities of 10 miles per hour and 30 miles per hour were used. Braking times and forces were measured for four different warning sounds: 1) no warning; 2) a pulsed warning sound that increased in repetition rate; 3) a sound that increased in frequency; and, 4) a sound that increased in intensity. Results suggested that an auditory warning signal would decrease reaction time and increase maximum braking force applied. The sound that increased in frequency and the sound that increased in intensity provided the greatest savings in reaction time, approximately one quarter second, when compared to the no warning condition. The pulsed warning sound provided the greatest increase in braking force. Participants preferred the pulsed sound over the other warning sounds. Further research must be done to determine if the warning sounds decrease the reaction time enough to cause a significant reduction in accidents.

Hopkins, Jennifer Susan

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collapse and Fragmentation of Molecular Cloud Cores. X. Magnetic Braking of Prolate and Oblate Cores  

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The collapse and fragmentation of initially prolate and oblate, magnetic molecular clouds is calculated in three dimensions with a gravitational, radiative hydrodynamics code. The code includes magnetic field effects in an approximate manner: magnetic pressure, tension, braking, and ambipolar diffusion are all modelled. The parameters varied for both the initially prolate and oblate clouds are the initial degree of central concentration of the radial density profile, the initial angular velocity, and the efficiency of magnetic braking (represented by a factor $f_{mb} = 10^{-4}$ or $10^{-3}$). The oblate cores all collapse to form rings that might be susceptible to fragmentation into multiple systems. The outcome of the collapse of the prolate cores depends strongly on the initial density profile. Prolate cores with central densities 20 times higher than their boundary densities collapse and fragment into binary or quadruple systems, whereas cores with central densities 100 times higher collapse to form single...

Boss, Alan P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Many CVs are Crossing the Period Gap? A Test for the Disruption of Magnetic Braking  

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We apply population synthesis techniques to calculate the present day number of two types of white dwarf-main sequence star (WDMS) binaries within the cataclysmic variable period gap. The first are post-common envelope binaries with secondary stars that have masses between 0.17 and 0.36 Msun (gPCEBs), such that they will commence mass transfer within the period gap. The second type are systems that were CVs at some point in their past, but detached once they evolved down in orbital period to ~3 h as a consequence of disrupted magnetic braking, and are crossing the period gap via gravitational radiation (dCVs). Full population synthesis calculations are performed where we assume either constant, global values of the common envelope ejection efficiency, or consider the ejection efficiency as a function of secondary mass. Several forms of magnetic braking are also considered. We predict an excess of dCVs over gPCEBs within the period gap of ~4 to ~13 assuming an ejection efficiency between 0.1 and 0.6, and a flat initial mass ratio distribution. This excess is revealed as a prominent peak at the location of the period gap in the orbital period distribution of the combined gPCEB and dCV population. We suggest that if such a feature is observed in the orbital period distribution of an observed sample of short orbital period WDMS binaries, this would strongly corroborate the disruption of magnetic braking.

P. J. Davis; U. Kolb; B. Willems; B. T. Gnsicke

2008-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Variations in gear fatigue life for different wind turbine braking strategies  

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A large number of gearbox failures have occurred in the wind industry in a relatively short period, many because service loads were underestimated. High-torque transients that occur during starting and stopping are difficult to predict and may be overlooked in specifying gearbox design. Although these events comprise a small portion of total load cycles, they can be the most damaging. The severity of these loads varies dramatically with the specific configuration of the wind turbine. The large number of failures in Danish-designed Micon 65 wind turbines prompted this investigation. The high-speed and low-speed shaft torques were measured on a two-stage helical gearbox of a single Micon 65 turbine. Transient events and normal running loads were combined statistically to obtain a typical annual load spectrum. The pitting and bending fatigue lives of the gear teeth were calculated by using Miner's rule for four different high-speed shaft brake configurations. Each breaking scenario was run for both a high- and a low-turbulence normal operating load spectrum. The analysis showed increases in gear life by up to a factor of 25 when the standard high-speed shaft brake is replaced with a dynamic brake or modified with a damper. 9 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

McNiff, B.P. (Second Wind, Inc., Somerville, MA (USA)); Musial, W.D. (Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)); Errichello, R. (GEARTECH, Albany, CA (USA))

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Variations in gear fatigue life for different wind turbine braking strategies  

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A large number of gearbox failures have occurred in the wind industry in a relatively short period, many because service loads were underestimated. High-torque transients that occur during starting and stopping are difficult to predict and may be overlooked in specifying gearbox design. Although these events comprise a small portion of total load cycles, they can be the most damaging. The severity of these loads varies dramatically with the specific configuration of the wind turbine. The large number of failures in Danish-designed Micon 65 wind turbines prompted this investigation. The high-speed and low-speed shaft torques were measured on a two-stage helical gearbox of a single Micon 65 turbine. Transient events and normal running loads were combined statistically to obtain a typical annual load spectrum. The pitting and bending fatigue lives of the gear teeth were calculated by using Miner's rule for four different high-speed shaft brake configurations. Each breaking scenario was run for both a high- and a low-turbulence normal operating load spectrum. The analysis showed increases in gear life by up to a factor of 25 when the standard high-speed shaft brake is replaced with a dynamic brake or modified with a damper. 9 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

McNiff, B.P. (Second Wind, Inc., Somerville, MA (USA)); Musial, W.D. (Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)); Errichello, R. (GEARTECH, Albany, CA (USA))

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar tracker motor having a fixed caliper and a translating caliper each with an electromagnetic brake system  

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Concepts and technologies described herein provide for an accurate and cost-effective method for rotating a solar array disk for tracking the movement of the sun. According to various aspects, a motor includes a fixed caliper and a translating caliper positioned adjacent to one another. Electromagnetically controlled brakes on the translating caliper grip the solar array disk while adjacent, but spaced apart, electromagnets on the fixed caliper and the translating caliper are energized to create an attractive force that pulls the translating caliper with the solar array disk toward the fixed caliper. After reaching the fixed caliper, brakes on the fixed caliper are engaged with the disk, brakes on the translating caliper are released from the disk, and the translating caliper is pushed back to the starting location where the process repeats until the desired rotation is completed.

Rau, Scott James

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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On The Use of Eddy Current Brakes as Tunable, Fast Turn-On Viscous Dampers For Haptic Rendering  

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based on eddy current brakes because they are inexpensive, friction- e-mail: andrewg@cim.mcgill.ca e-mail: champ@cim.mcgill.ca e-mail: hayward@cim.mcgill.ca free, capable of fast turn-on time, and linear

Hayward, Vincent

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CityCarControl : an electric vehicle drive-by-wire solution for distributed steering, braking and throttle control  

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In this paper, we propose CityCarControl, a system to manage the steering, braking, and throttle of a new class of intra-city electric vehicles. These vehicles have a focus on extreme light-weight and a small parking ...

Brown, Thomas B., M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Injection Timing Effects on Brake Fuel Conversion Efficiency and Engine System's Respones  

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Societal concerns on combustion-based fuel consumption are ever-increasing. With respect to internal combustion engines, this translates to a need to increase brake fuel conversion efficiency (BFCE). Diesel engines are a relatively efficient internal combustion engine to consider for numerous applications, but associated actions to mitigate certain exhaust emissions have generally deteriorated engine efficiency. Conventionally, diesel engine emission control has centered on in-cylinder techniques. Although these continue to hold promise, the industry trend is presently favoring the use of after-treatment devices which create new opportunities to improve the diesel engine's brake fuel conversion efficiency. This study focuses on injection timing effects on the combustion processes, engine efficiency, and the engine system's responses. The engine in the study is a medium duty diesel engine (capable of meeting US EPA Tier III off road emission standards) equipped with common rail direct fuel injection, variable geometry turbo charging, and interfaced with a custom built engine controller. The study found that injection timing greatly affected BFCE by changing the combustion phasing. BFCE would increase up to a maximum then begin to decrease as phasing became less favorable. Combustion phasing would change from being mostly mixing controlled combustion to premixed combustion as injection timing would advance allowing more time for fuel to mix during the ignition delay. Combustion phasing, in turn, would influence many other engine parameters. As injection timing is advanced, in-cylinder temperatures and pressures amplify, and intake and exhaust manifold pressures deteriorate. Rate of heat release and rate of heat transfer increase when injection timing is advanced. Turbocharger speed falls with the advancing injection timing. Torque, however, rose to a maximum then fell off again even though engine speed and fueling rate were held constant between different injection timings. Interestingly, the coefficient of heat transfer changes from a two peak curve to a smooth one peak curve as the injection timing is advanced further. The major conclusion of the study is that injection advance both positively and negatively influences the diesel engine's response which contributes to the brake fuel conversion efficiency.

McLean, James Elliott

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of factors affecting foot movement time in a braking maneuver  

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The nature of foot movement time (MT) in an actual braking maneuver and in a stationary vehicle was investigated regarding the effects of age and gender of the driver and nature of the stimulus to which the driver was responding. ANOVAs showed that the nature of the stimulus was not a significant factor in length of MT, but distance between pedals and age-gender levels were found to have significant effects. For the actual braking maneuver, gender and the gender-by-age interaction were significant; in the stationary vehicle portion of the study, they were not. Mean foot MT for both genders over all conditions were 0.28 seconds for women and 0.22 seconds for men. For older drivers, over all conditions, the mean foot MT was 0.25 seconds, and, for the younger drivers, 0.24 seconds. Linear regressions revealed high intra-subject variation in MT, which was corroborated by comparing with data from other parts of the study. Poor r2 values for fitting the data to Fitts' Law and to a modification of Fitts' Law were attributed to this high intra-subject variation and to obtaining data from only two different movement amplitudes. It was found that drivers' foot MTs tended to converge to a common value when controlling the vehicle at 88 km/hr (55 mph) as opposed to sitting in the driver's seat while the vehicle was stationary; mean foot MT for each subject group decreased, and differences between genders and age groups significantly diminished while the car was in motion.

Berman, Andrea Helene

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - ffort-07.html  

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8SK100655 Seating Capacity: 2 Adults Features: AMFM Stereo, Battery Thermal Management, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Front Disc Brakes & Anti-Lock Brakes DIMENSIONS Wheelbase:...

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A preliminary assessment of asbestos awareness and control measures in brake and clutch repair services in Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee  

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The pending OSHA standard revision proposed in 1990 to lower the asbestos Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) and to mandate effective asbestos control measures (ACM) in brake and clutch assembly work may have a profound effect on industries involved in such operations. Health protection of workers will be improved and costs of improved control methods and training will increase. Considering these facts, this preliminary study was designed to assess the level of worker and management awareness of asbestos hazards associated with brake and clutch repair and to determine what ACM had been implemented by businesses in Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee. The study, in a metropolitan area of approximately 336,000 people, revealed eight different categories of businesses conducting brake and clutch repair work with an estimated 363 potentially exposed employees. Results of the study suggest that managers and employees of the 80 businesses studied were in need of asbestos hazard awareness training and more adequate asbestos control measures.

Phillips, C.C. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Hamilton, C.B.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - ffort-11.html  

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Seating Capacity: 2 Adults Features: AC, Power Steering AMFM Stereo, Power Brakes, Battery Thermal Management, Anti-Lock Brakes & Heater DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 117.4 inches...

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1999 EV America Technical Specifications  

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braking and anti-lock brake systems. 4.3 OVERHEATING The vehicle motor and controllerinverter should be capable of continuous operation at maximum vehicle speed andor sustained...

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Microsoft Word - ford99.html  

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FM Stereo Radio Tilt Steering Wheel Cabin Heat Dual Air Bags Power Steering (electro-hydraulic) Power Brakes Four Wheel Disc Brakes Four Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes Regenerative...

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Brake System Modeling and Control  

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of 3447 kPa Upper Left: Volts vs. Angular Position, showingone cycle. Lower Right: Volts vs. Position at several brakewith a magnitude of several volts. The INA118, a precision

Hedrick, J. K.; Uchanski, M.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and Hydraulic Press Brakes  

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...drives, with mechanical linkages from motor to flywheel to clutch to gears to crankshaft to crank arm to ram (Fig. 4). They all have one thing in common: a crankshaft action that converts rotary motion into straight, reciprocating motion (Fig. 5). During a stroke cycle, the crank arm drives the ram down...

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Gas turbine engine braking and method  

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A method is described of decelerating a ground vehicle driven by a gas turbine engine having a gas generator section and a free turbine output power section driven by a gas flow from the gas generator section, comprising the steps of: altering the incidence of gas flow from the gas generator section onto the free turbine section whereby said gas flow opposes rotation of the free turbine section; increasing gas generator section speed; and subsequent to said altering and increasing steps, selectively mechanically interconnecting said gas generator and free turbine sections whereby the rotational inertia of the gas generator section tends to decelerate the free turbine section.

Mattson, G.; Woodhouse, G.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction ...  

Patent Number: 5,450,324: Issued: September 12, 1995: Official Filing: View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office: Lab: Idaho ...

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Customer Side Monitoring at an Automobile Brake Manufacturer  

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This customer-side monitoring project correlated distribution-related power quality (PQ) events with customer-side events and vice-versa and characterized equipment sensitivity to voltage variations. It also characterized overall levels of PQ on the feeder and in the facility and compared these levels with the national baseline sample being gathered for the Distribution Power Quality project.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical and Regenerative Braking Integration for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle.  

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??Hybrid electric vehicle technology has become a preferred method for the automotive industry to reduce environmental impact and fuel consumption of their vehicles. Hybrid electric (more)

DeMers, Steven Michael

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetite Formation Observed with TEM on Brake Discs  

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Carbothermal Production of Zrb2-Zro2 Composite Powder from Zro2-B2O3/B System by ... Lignocellulosic-Based Carbon Fibers from Biofuel Production Wastes.

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NREL: Continuum Magazine - Putting On the Brakes to Protect America...  

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beyond. Sustainable Transportation Reaches Across-and Beyond-Parks A photo of three propane buses parked on asphalt road in treed park setting with stone cliffs in the...

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2010 Honda  

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Honda Honda Civic Hybrid VIN: JHMFA3F24AS005577 Seatbelt Positions: 5 Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control Front Disc Brakes Rear Disc Brakes Front Wheel Drive Regenerative Braking Anti-Lock Brakes Traction Control Air Bags AM/FM Stereo with CD State of Charge Meter 1 Weights Design Curb Weight: 2877 lb Delivered Curb Weight: 2982 lb Distribution F/R (%): 57/43 GVWR: 3792 lb GAWR F/R: 1973/1841 lb Payload 2 : 810 lb Performance Goal: 400 lb Dimensions Wheelbase: 106.3 in Track F/R: 59.1/60.2 in Length: 177.3 in Width: 69.0 in Height: 56.3 in Ground Clearance: 6.0 in Performance Goal: 5.0 in Tires Manufacturer: Bridgestone

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features  

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Mazda 3 Mazda 3 VIN: JMZBLA4G601111865 Seatbelt Positions: 5 Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control Front Disc Brakes Rear Disc Brakes Front Wheel Drive Anti-Lock Brakes Traction Control Air Bags AM/FM Stereo with CD Weights Design Curb Weight: 2,954 lb Delivered Curb Weight: 2,850 lb Distribution F/R (%): 63/37 GVWR: 4,050 lb GAWR F/R: 2,057/1,896 lb Payload 1 : 1,096 lb Performance Goal: 400 lb Dimensions Wheelbase: 103.9 in Track F/R: 60.4/59.8 in Length: 175.6 in Width: 69.1 in Height: 57.9 in Ground Clearance: 6.1 in Performance Goal: 5.0 in Tires Manufacturer: Yokohama Model: YK520 Size: P205/55R17 Pressure F/R: 35/33 psi

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Microsoft Word - chvs10.html  

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7 Chevrolet S-10 Electric 7 Chevrolet S-10 Electric VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS PURPOSE-BUILT VEHICLE Base Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet S-10 VIN: 1GCDE14H4V80003EX Seatbelt Positions: Three Standard Features: Heat Pump Climate Control System Auxillary Diesel Fuel Fired Heater (Only operates Below 40 F) Cruise Control Tilt Steering Wheel Front Wheel Drive Power Steering Power Brakes Anti-Lock Brakes Front Disk Brakes Regenerative Braking Drivers Side Air Bags AM/FM Stereo Radio Half-Bed Tonneau Cover BATTERY Manufacturer: Delphi Energy Type: Valve Regulated Lead Acid Number of Modules: 26 Weight of Module: 19 kg Weight of Pack(s): 575 kg Pack Locations: Underbody Nominal Module Voltage: 12 V Nominal System Voltage: 312 V Nominal Capacity (C/2): 48 Ah WEIGHTS Design Curb Weight: 4300 lbs

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2010 Smart  

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Smart Smart Fortwo MHD VIN: WME4513341K406476 Seatbelt Positions: 2 Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control Front Disc Brakes Rear Drum Brakes Rear Wheel Drive Anti-Lock Brakes Traction Control Air Bags AM/FM Stereo with CD player Weights Design Curb Weight:1,818 lb Delivered Curb Weight: 1.742 lb Distribution F/R (%):44/56 GVWR: 2,244 lb GAWR F/R: 968/1,452 lb Payload 1 : 426 lb Performance Goal: 400 lb Dimensions Wheelbase: 73.5 in Track F/R: 50.5/54.5 in Length: 106.1 in Width: 61.4 in Height: 60.7 in Ground Clearance: 6.25 in Performance Goal: 5.0 in Tires Manufacturer: Continental Model: ContiproContact Size: Front -P155/60/R15

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Regenerative Braking for an Electric Vehicle Using Ultracapacitors and a Buck-Boost Converter  

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-mail: jdixon@ing.puc.cl *University of Concepción Abstract An ultracapacitor bank control system and decelerations of the vehicle with minimal loss of energy, and minimal degradation of the main battery pack. The system uses an IGBT Buck-Boost converter, which is connected to the ultracapacitor bank at the Boost side

Rudnick, Hugh

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Equilibrium and Braking of Fully Avalanched Runaway Electron Currents: a New Disruption Mitigation Strategy for ITER  

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Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 55, 334 (2010)52nd American Physical Society Annual Meeting of Division of Plasma Physics Chicago Illinois, US, 2010999618465

Parks, P.B.

2010-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Pneumatic brake control for precision stopping of heavy-duty vehicles  

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stopping of a 40 foot CNG bus for the Bus Precision Dockingfor two different 40 foot CNG buses (c1 and c2). Althoughpressure of two different CNG buses (c1 and c2) speeds since

Bu, Fanping; Tan, Han-Shue

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Brake rotor design and comparison using finite element analysis : an investigation in topology optimization  

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and Rotor Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Appendix D Unsatisfactory RotorAppendix G Supplemental Rotor Symmetrical Instance

Domond, Kenneth

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, Modeling And Control Of Steering And Braking For An Urban Electric Vehicle  

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service access to small electric cars. The research involvedservice access to small electric cars. The research involvedservice access to small electric cars. This concept has been

Maciua, Dragos

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive brake lights : an investigation into their relative benefits in regards to road safety.  

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??The implementation of In-Vehicle Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is becoming a common occurrence in modern vehicles. Automobile manufacturers are releasing vehicles with many forms of (more)

Roughan, Craig

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental analysis of disc thickness variation development in motor vehicle brakes.  

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??Over the past decade vehicle judder caused by Disc Thickness Variation (DTV) has become of major concern to automobile manufacturers worldwide. Judder is usually perceived (more)

Rodriguez, C

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Verifi cation of Discretely Variable Compression Braking Control for Heavy Duty Vehicles: Final Report  

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Conference, 2002. [14] T.R. Fortescue, L.S. Kershenbaum, andscheme is proposed by Fortescue et al. [14] in which a time-

Vahidi, Ardalan; Stefanopoulou, Anna G.; Wang, Xiaoyong; Tsao, Tsu Chin

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Verification of Discretely Variable Compression Braking Control for Heavy Duty Vehicles  

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and Control, [11] T.R. Fortescue, L.S. Kershenbaum, and B.E.scheme is proposed by Fortescue et al. [11] in which a time-

Vahidi, Ardalan; Stefanopoulou, Anna G.; Farias, Phil; Tsao, Tsu Chin

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Gearing Up for Electric Cars  

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half the energy lost during braking (regenerative braking),regenerative braking energ~ durmg de- celeration A fl)wheel stores energy

Sperling, Daniel

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Simulations of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Using Advanced Lithium Batteries and Ultracapacitors on Various Driving Cycles  

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accept all the regenerative braking energy. This paper isaccept all the regenerative braking energy. Figure 1 showsaccepts all the regenerative braking energy. In this mode, a

Burke, Andy; Zhao, Hengbing

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Transportation and its Infrastructure  

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systems, store regenerative braking energy and to operate2 emissions. However, regenerative braking energy cannot beas electrical energy if regenerative braking is available (

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

Zero-Emission Vehicle Scenario Cost Analysis Using A Fuzzy Set-Based Framework  

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and to capture regenerative braking energy, or a simplerto recapture regenerative braking energy over a modestto recapture regenerative braking energy and to meet vehicle

Lipman, Timothy Edward

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

MEP Advisory Board Webcast  

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Page 1. BRAKES DOORS HVAC February 2012 Page 2. ... Freight / Commercial Vehicles (Trucks, Busses) Brakes / Doors / HVAC Page 3. ...

2012-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

92

Assessment of the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Potential of Ultra-Clean Hybrid-Electric Vehicles  

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and to recover energy during regenerative braking. Theunituse of regenerative braking. 4.3 Pulse Power Energy Storage

Burke, A.F.; Miller, M.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Batteries for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs): Goals and the State of Technology circa 2008  

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and from regenerative braking, and passes energy to theor from regenerative braking and uses the energy in the

Axsen, Jonn; Burke, Andy; Kurani, Kenneth S

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Initial results using Eddy Current Brakes as Fast Turn-on, Programmable Physical Dampers for Haptic Rendering  

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by the eddy currents can be neglected, the resistive force is proportional to the speed of the e-mail: champ@cim.mcgill.ca e-mail: andrewg@cim.mcgill.ca e-mail: hayward@cim.mcgill.ca conductor [8]. The physics behind eddy

Hayward, Vincent

95

Microsoft Word - s10.html  

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Chevrolet S-10 Electric Chevrolet S-10 Electric w/NiMH VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS PURPOSE-BUILT VEHICLE Base Vehicle: 1998 S-10 VIN: 1GCDE14H1W8122580 Seatbelt Positions: Three Standard Features: Heat Pump Climate Control System Auxillary Diesel Fuel Fired Heater (Only operates Below 37°F) Cruise Control Power Steering Tilt Steering Wheel 4-wheel Anti-Lock Power Assisted Brakes Regenerative Braking Propulsion Battery Thermal Management System Driver and Passenger-Side Air Bags (w/Passenger-Side Deactivation Switch) AM/FM Stereo Radio Half-Bed Tonneau Cover BATTERY Manufacturer: Ovonic Energy Products Type: Nickel Metal Hydride Number of Modules: 26 Weight of Module: 18.3 kg Weight of Pack(s): 490.5 kg Pack Locations: Underbody Nominal Module Voltage: 13.2 V

96

Roadway Powered Electric Vehicle Project Track Construction And Testing Program Phase 3D  

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lines show energy flow during regenerative braking. Theregenerative braking, the motor (acting as a generator) is supplying as much energyregenerative braking above the base speed of 12 mph. The energy

Systems Control Technology, Inc.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Identifying Options for Deep Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions from California Transportation: Meeting an 80% Reduction Goal in 2050  

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fleet). Regenerative braking can improve energy efficiencyregenerative braking. Application of these technologies and strategies has the effect of lowering the energy

Yang, Christopher; McCollum, David L; McCarthy, Ryan; Leighty, Wayne

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Fuel Economy: Where the Energy Goes  

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and lighter-weight technologies. Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles use regenerative braking to recover some braking energy that would otherwise be lost. more......

99

Stop/Start: Overview  

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a combination of regenerative and conventional friction braking to slow the vehicle. In regenerative braking, energy from the wheels turns the electric generator, creating...

100

International Assessment of Electric-Drive Vehicles: Policies, Markets, and Technologies  

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the vehmle allows regenerative brakmg energy to be captured,and to capture regenerative braking energy, or a simplerto recapture regenerative braking energy. motor-asstst

Sperling, Daniel; Lipman, Timothy

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimum Performance of Direct Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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such that regenerative braking energy can be efficientlyto recovering energy by regenerative braking. This increaseis to recover energy while decelerating through regenerative

Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

A Lifecycle Emissions Model (LEM): Lifecycle Emissions from Transportation Fuels, Motor Vehicles, Transportation Modes, Electricity Use, Heating and Cooking Fuels, and Materials  

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maximum, and restricts regenerative energy to be less thanthe extra energy made available by regenerative braking. Theregenerative braking (for fuel-cell vehicles without electro-chemical energy

Delucchi, Mark

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Emissions of Criteria Pollutants, Toxic Air Pollutants, and Greenhouse Gases, From the Use of Alternative Transportation Modes and Fuels  

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acceleration energy recovered by regenerative braking Heavy-efficiencies, energy use by accessories, use of regenerativeregenerative braking can return up to 20% of propulsion energy;

Delucchi, Mark

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Microsoft Word - ev1.doc  

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Running Lamps Power Windows, Mirrors & Door Locks AMFM Stereo wCassette and CD Player Regenerative Braking with Coastdown Electro-Hydraulic Braking with ABS Electro Windshield...

105

Um estudo dos mecanismos de desgaste em disco de freio automotivo ventilado de ferro fundido cinzento perltico com grafita lamelar.  

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??The main mechanims of wear, present in ventilated brake disc had been determined, when submited to the braking test in inertial dynamometric simulator. Were measured (more)

Edison Marcelo Serbino

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Braking the making of a treaty : the role of Spain and Poland in the intergovernmental negotiations on the treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe.  

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??The 2003 Intergovernmental Conference in the EU was halted from December 2003 till March 2004. The reason was the opposition against the proposed new double (more)

Gulbrandsen, Christer

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

ELECTROCHEMICAL POWER FOR TRANSPORTATION  

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regenerative braking was much more significant with the separately- excited motor in that the energy

Cairns, Elton J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE  

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-wheel motors, EMB : · standard ABS algorithms are not adapted to regenerative braking (Toyota Prius

109

Alloy Groupings by Application or Major Characteristic  

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...Missile bodies Missile fins Aircraft pylons Aircraft canopies Wing flaps Speed brakes Hatch covers Hydraulic pumps Automotive suspension systems and cross-members Fuel pumps Brake valves Armored cupolas Aerospace structural parts Applications include:...

110

VIN# JHMFA36216S019329 Vehicle Specifications  

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16S019329 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 15 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 968 lbs Features: Front disk brakes wEBD brake...

111

VIN# JHMFA36246S018725 Vehicle Specifications  

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46S018725 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 15 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 968 lbs Features: Front disk brakes wEBD brake...

112

MHV Fleet Testing - Maintenance Sheet for 2010 Smart Fortwo  

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472012 47,544 Changed oil and filter 64.33 4112012 47,840 Replaced left front tire (labor) 45.00 4122012 47,847 Replaced front brake pads, adjusted rear brake shoes...

113

file:///E|/ev/test/evps.shtml  

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is used as a generator to recharge the batteries when the vehicle is slowing down. During regenerative braking, some of the kinetic energy normally absorbed by the brakes and...

114

Present Status and Marketing Prospects of the Emerging Hybrid-Electric and Diesel Technologies to Reduce CO2 Emissions of New Light-Duty Vehicles in California  

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and to recover energy during regenerative braking. Both theof energy. The batteries are also recharged via regenerative

Burke, Andy

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Feasible Caf Standard Increases Using Emerging Diesel and Hybrid-Electric Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles in the United States  

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and to recover energy during regenerative braking. Both theof energy. The batteries are also recharged via regenerative

Burke, Andy; Abeles, Ethan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Feasible CAFE Standard Increases Using Emerging Diesel and Hybrid-Electric Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles in the United States  

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and to recover energy during regenerative braking. Both theof energy. The batteries are also recharged via regenerative

Burke, Andy; Abeles, Ethan C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Clean Diesel: Overcoming Noxious Fumes  

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regenerative braking to capture cially in medium-sized trucks used for deliveries, and fuel-cell energy

Brodrick, Christie-Joy; Sperling, Daniel; Dwyer, Harry A.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

NREL: Vehicle Systems Analysis - Future Automotive Systems Technology...  

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rolling resistance) Powertrain components (engine, motor, battery, and auxiliary loads) Regenerative braking Energy management strategies Battery life estimates Cost estimates...

119

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petroleum consumption and emissions * Optimized fuel efficiency and performance * Recover energy during regenerative braking * Use existing gas station infrastructure * Minimal...

120

ACCESS Magazine Fall 2001  

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regenerative braking to capture cially in medium-sized trucks used for deliveries, and fuel-cell energy

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

The Evolution of Sustainable Personal Vehicles  

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as well as energy recovery during regenerative braking. Theenergy is recoverable in an electrically dominant vehicle through regenerative

Jungers, Bryan D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

ETA-HITP06  

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6 Revision 0 Effective November 1, 2004 Braking Test Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications Prepared by: Date: Garrett...

123

EV America Skid Test Procedure  

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6 Revision 3 Effective February 1, 2008 Braking Test Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications Prepared by: Date: Derek Peterson...

124

techbriefs  

and a safer position to operate the emergency brake, radio, or provide flag signals to the engineer. The attached

125

CMVRTC: Overweight Vehicle  

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Heavy and overweight vehicle brake testing for combination five-axle Heavy and overweight vehicle brake testing for combination five-axle tractor-flatbed scale The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, sponsored the Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing (HOVBT) program in order to provide information about the effect of gross vehicle weight (GVW) on braking performance. Because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations limit the number of braking system defects that may exist for a vehicle to be allowed to operate on the roadways, the examination of the effect of brake defects on brake performance for increased loads is also relevant. The HOVBT program seeks to provide relevant information to policy makers responsible for establishing load limits, beginning with providing test data for a

126

CMVRTC: Past Research  

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Past reseach projects Past reseach projects ABS Indication Lamp Study -- More to come... Brake Wear and Performance Test (BWPT) -- Performance-Based Brake Testers (PBBTs) are devices that can be used to evaluate the current braking capabilities of a vehicle through the measurement of brake forces developed as a vehicle engages in a braking event while on a PBBT machine. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) passed legislation on February 5, 2003, allowing a PBBT that meets the FMCSA functional specifications to be used as an enforcement tool. (Read more ...) Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing (HOVBT): Five-Axle Combination Tractor-Flatbed -- The HOVBT program was designed to provide information about the effect of gross vehicle weight (GVW) on braking performance. Because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) limit the number of braking system defects that may exist for a vehicle to be allowed to operate on the roadways, the examination of the effect of brake defects on brake performance for increased loads is also relevant. The HOVBT program seeks to provide relevant information to policy makers responsible for establishing load limits, beginning with providing test data for a combination tractor/trailer. (Read more ... )

127

NETL: LabNotes - April 2012  

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April 2012 April 2012 NETL Develops Sensor and Control Technologies Detecting Gas Composition Rapidly and Accurately Machines and devices that function automatically to keep us safe and provide convenience are characteristic of modern life. For example, our home heating, ventilation and cooling systems have temperature sensors that know if the room is at the user's desired level of comfort and then cause something like a furnace, heat pump, air conditioner, or blower to turn on or off. The sensor and the resulting control signal comprise a sensor and control loop. Our automobiles and their sub-components use a myriad of sensor and control loops to keep them running safely and efficiently - for example, anti-lock braking systems, air bags, oxygen sensors, and throttle sensors. Similarly, NETL engineers and scientists are working on ways to make energy systems safer and more efficient through the use of novel sensors and control loops that provide more information to the operators and afford a higher level of control.

128

CX-002146: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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46: Categorical Exclusion Determination 46: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-002146: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wind Turbine Electric Brake Project CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 02/22/2010 Location(s): Ohio Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office Parker Hannifin, Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division will use Congressionally Directed Funding through DOE to develop an electric brake system for wind turbine applications. Project activities will include additional testing and design work on the brake system prototype in a laboratory setting. Additional project activities will involve testing the prototype brake system on a currently installed 60 kilowatt turbine. A negotiated arrangement with a local wind turbine manufacturer (Green Energy Technologies) to evaluate the prototype brake on this turbine has been

129

CMVRTC: PBBT  

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performance based Brake tester (PBBt) performance based Brake tester (PBBt) PBBT The ORNL's Center for Transportation Analysis, in collaboration with the FMCSA and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE), conducted a Performance-Based Brake Tester (PBBT) Valuation Study. The purpose of the study was to determine the PBBT's ability to increase the number of contacts with commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and explore how the PBBT affects the CMV out-of-service (OOS) rate. The PBBT is a roller dynamometer which measures the vehicle's established brake force and calculates brake efficiency to indicate the effectiveness of the vehicle's brakes. Several test scenarios were employed using North American Standard (NAS) Level-1, 2, and 3 CMV inspection criteria. The first three scenarios employed both an NAS inspection (Level-1, 2, or 3)

130

Vendor / Technology  

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Brake Assessment Tools Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor Safety Technology Showcase October 14, 2010 Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor...

131

Vendor / Technology  

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Brake-Related Research Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor Safety Technology Showcase October 14, 2010 Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor...

132

Passive Viscous Haptic Textures Gianni Campion Andrew H. C. Gosline Vincent Hayward  

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brakes e-mail: champ@cim.mcgill.ca e-mail:andrewg@cim.mcgill.ca e-mail:hayward@cim.mcgill.ca (ECB), which

Hayward, Vincent

133

NIST Manuscript Publication Search  

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... and wheel metal caused by failed axle bearings, locked brakes, or dragged blown tires. For the first experiment, heating to obtain tire ignition was ...

2012-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

134

NIST Manuscript Publication Search  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... failed axle bearings, locked brakes, or dragged blown tires. Two experiments were conducted to determine the mode of penetration of a tire fire into ...

2012-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

135

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2010 Volkswagen  

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Golf TDI Bluemotion VIN: WVWZZZ1KZAW388111 Seatbelt Positions: 5 Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control...

136

Prof. V. K. Srivastava Founder President, ICRACM  

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Fiber Reinforced Silicon CarbideCarbon Fiber Reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/(C/SiCSiC)) ·C/C Brakes were

Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

137

Microsoft Word - ffort-09.html  

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VIN: 2CIMR5299567000106 Seating Capacity: 4 Adults Features: AMFM Radio, Heater, Battery Thermal Management, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Front Wheel Drive, Front Disc...

138

Hydrogen Bus Technology Validation Program  

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of a Hydrogen Enriched CNG Production Engine Conversion,from Hydrogen Enriched CNG Production Engines, SAE 02FFL-dynamometer ...13 Figure 2. CNG Brake Thermal Efficiency (

Burke, Andy; McCaffrey, Zach; Miller, Marshall; Collier, Kirk; Mulligan, Neal

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

FY2003 Progress Report for Energy Storage Research and Development  

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II-2. Analyses indicated that batteries or ultracapacitors could capture significant regenerative braking energy, enhancing the fuel economy of FCVs. Figure II-2. Energy...

140

TransForum: Volume 5, No. 2, Fall 2005  

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primarily for leveling the load on the internal combustion engine (ICE) and for capturing energy associated with regenerative braking. If fuel prices continue to rise, automakers...

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141

_MainReport  

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0 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 61 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 43 Total number of trips 111,773 Total...

142

MonthlyReport  

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18 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 74 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 45 Total number of trips 11,462 Total...

143

Vehicle Technologies Office: Ultracapacitors  

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converter, which would increase the cost of the vehicle. The use of ultracapacitors for regenerative braking can greatly improve fuel efficiency under stop-and-go urban driving...

144

_MainReport  

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50 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 39 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 28 Total number of trips 10,624 Total...

145

DOE/ID-Number  

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of providing the power required for acceleration. Also, the battery's ability to accept energy from regenerative braking decreased significantly during the operating period....

146

_MainReport  

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52 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 29 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 39 Total number of trips 22,071 Total...

147

Stop/Start: Driving  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

generator to the gasoline engine to start it. Battery: The battery is used to store energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the...

148

TransForum n4n3 - Modeling Collaboration  

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turns out, for example, that higher hybridization (more battery power) leads to increased regenerative braking energy but decreased fuel cell system cycle efficiency. The...

149

INL/EXT-09-XXXXX  

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power available during braking. Figures 16 and 20 are pie charts showing the sources of regenerative energy throughout the urban drive cycle for the CD and CS modes,...

150

Annual Progress Report for Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis...  

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can expect, fuel economy gains are greater for driving cycles that have a high level of regenerative braking energy available (the Federal Urban Driving Schedule, or FUDS) and...

151

MonthlyReport  

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190 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 111 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 50 Total number of trips 2,055 Total...

152

Energy Conversion Devices Fuel Cell Electrocatalyst Development...  

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Fuel Cell(tm) Texaco Ovonic Fuel Cell Company, LLC non-precious metal catalysts regenerative braking energy absorption capability wide temperature range instant...

153

How Plug-in Hybrids Save Money  

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of gasoline's widespread availability and quick refueling. Plug-in hybrids also save energy through regenerative braking, which recovers much of the energy typically lost when...

154

Stop/Start: Overview  

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visible. Car is stopped at an intersection. Battery: The battery is used to store energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the...

155

TransForum, Vol 4, No. 3  

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out, for exam- ple, that higher hybridization (more battery power) leads to increased regenerative braking energy but decreased fuel cell system cycle efficiency. The...

156

_MainReport  

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45 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 29 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 39 Total number of trips 10,847 Total...

157

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test miles 4 PHEV Advantages * Reduced petroleum consumption and emissions * Recover energy during regenerative braking * Use existing gas station infrastructure * Minimal...

158

Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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gas and oxygen into electricity to power the electric motor; High-Output Battery - Stores energy generated from regenerative braking and provides supplemental power to the electric...

159

Phase Field Model of Li-Plating in Lithium Ion Battery  

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Abstract Scope, Li plating limits the maximum safe charging rate of Li-ion batteries, and thus the amount of energy that can be captured by regenerative braking.

160

Hybrid: Starting  

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the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery. Battery: The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the...

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161

Environmental Energy Technologies Division News  

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battery recharges), high power (to provide acceptable vehicle acceleration and to receive energy generated during vehicle deceleration, a.k.a. regenerative braking), long lifetime,...

162

Feasibility Study Of Advanced Technology Hov Systems: Volume 2b: Emissions Impact Of Roadway-powered Electric Buses, Light-duty Vehicles, And Automobiles  

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of 20 mph. Regenerative braking affects energy consumptionenergy consumption is significantly affected by both the driving cycle, and to some extent, regenerative

Miller, Mark A.; Dato, Victor; Chira-chavala, Ted

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

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electricity source, mostly from power plants via the electric grid * Also captures energy during regenerative braking: electric motor(s) acts as a generator to slow the BEV...

164

Fuel Cell Powered Vehicles Using Supercapacitors: Device Characteristics, Control Strategies, and Simulation Results  

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and the recaptured regenerative energy are completely offsetincrease of captured regenerative energy, and will slightlythe capture of regenerative braking energy, which will

Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

??? 1  

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on hybrid electric vehicle Grade ability performance. Dynamic Performance test -HEV Regenerative braking energy reclaiming ratio test-EVHEV Developing the regenerative...

166

FEG2005_BODY_Updates.pmd  

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plugged into an external source of electricity to be recharged; conventional gasoline and regenerative braking provide all the energy the vehicle needs. Potential buyers should...

167

Microsoft PowerPoint - Clean Cities Web Presentation - Francfort...  

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off-board electricity source, mostly from power plants via the electric grid * Captures energy during regenerative braking: electric motor(s) acts as a generator * No...

168

Microsoft Word - Compare Driving Styles_ ETEC Hymotion Prius...  

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Driving intensity is the energy at the wheels used for propulsion. Recaptured energy through regenerative braking is not considered when calculating driving intensity....

169

_MainReport  

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0 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 66 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 30 Total number of trips 725 Total distance...

170

TransForum v5n2 - Argonne's "Composite-Structure" Electrodes...  

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primarily for leveling the load on the internal combustion engine (ICE) and for capturing energy associated with regenerative braking. If fuel prices continue to rise, automakers...

171

MonthlyReport  

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81 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 104 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 49 Total number of trips 2,810 Total...

172

_MainReport  

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148 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 87 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 46 Total number of trips 6,223 Total...

173

Fuel Quality and Metering: Current Status and Future Needs  

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Standards is charged with enforcing the quality standards for Gasoline, Diesel, Motor Oil, Coolants, Brake Fluid, ATF, and Hydrogen (Petroleum Products Program) The...

174

Licenses Available in Energy & Utilities | ORNL  

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Surgical Tools and Orthopedic Implants 200000789 Device for Separating CO2 from Fossil Power Plant Emissions 200000791 Wheel Reaction Force Sensing ApparatusWhole-Vehicle Brake...

175

PERFORMANCE STATISTICS WEIGHTS  

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2006 Honda Civic VIN: JHMFA36216S019329 Seatbelt Positions: Five Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control Space...

176

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity - Hybrid Electric Vehicle and...  

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max speed, braking, & handling DOE - Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing * Fleet and accelerated reliability testing - 6 Honda Insights...

177

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Braking Energy Recovery (%) 14% City Trips ( < 5 stopsmile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 380 Number of trips 106 Distance traveled (mi) 237 Percent...

178

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Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% City Trips ( < 5 stopsmile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 414 Number of trips 152 Distance traveled (mi) 131 Percent...

179

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Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% City Trips ( < 5 stopsmile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 410 Number of trips 94 Distance traveled (mi) 307 Percent of...

180

Gas Mileage Tips - Driving More Efficiently  

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Driving More Efficiently Drive Sensibly frustrated driver Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at...

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Energy harvesting Wheel Speed Sensor.  

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??This thesis presents a prototype energy harvesting autonomous sensor, called the Autonomous Wheel Speed Sensor (AWSS), that is targeted for operation in the Electronic Braking (more)

Parthasarathy, Dhasarathy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Components of MMCs Currently in Use  

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Table 2   Use of metal-matrix composites (MMCs) in automotive applications...Al/SiC p front brake rotors for an electric vehicle

183

Development of a Novel Air Hybrid Engine.  

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??An air hybrid vehicle is an alternative to the electric hybrid vehicle that stores the kinetic energy of the vehicle during braking in the form (more)

Fazeli, Amir

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Page not found | Department of Energy  

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Download CX-002146: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wind Turbine Electric Brake Project CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 02222010 Location(s): Ohio Office(s):...

185

Commercial thermal distribution systems, Final report for CIEE/CEC  

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Design." Atlanta, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, andRefrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers Brake horsepower Building Management System Constant air volume Center for Environmental Design

Xu, T.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

King County Metro Transit. Advanced Technology Vehicles in Service...  

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of General Motors A: The energy storage system supplies electricity to the E V 50 Drive's electric motors. It stores electricity during normal operation and regenerative braking....

187

Bio-based Deicing/Anti-Icing Fluids - Energy Innovation Portal  

Typically 50-80% lower corrosivity towards steel, various aerospace alloys, cadmium-coated parts and aircraft brakes; ... Applications and Industries.

188

Interim Project Results: United Parcel Service's Second-Generation...  

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Application for Each Engine and Truck Manufacturer Hybrid Drive Unit Transmission InverterControls Partners Brakes (ABS) Eaton Hybrid Electric System UPS' hybrid-electric...

189

A new structure for bidirectional power flow  

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In this paper, methods of energy recovery for electric motors in braking mode are presented. Also for motors with low and medium regenerative power, a low cost and simple structure is proposed. In this method, for converting the high voltage of DC bus ... Keywords: bidirectional power flow, energy saving, regenerative brake

Seyed Borhan Azimi; Hassan Ghafoori Fard

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference  

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, and light emitting diode brake- light messaging. These technologies all focus on improving the signal- ance, sensor, radar, fluorescence, light emitting diode. I. INTRODUCTION As a compromise between · Radar reflection-enhanced license plates · Vehicle-to-vehicle light emitting diode (LED) brake- light

Gillespie, Brent

191

interleaved clocksignal ; PWM; current balance ;  

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Berichte Nr. 689, 243 ­ 260, 2008. [46] von Wagner, U.: Nonlinear Dynamic Behaviour of a Railway Wheelset squeal with piezoelectric actuators. Proceedings of Braking 2009 York, 159 ­ 168, 2009 #12;[50] von.: Minimal Models for Squealing of Railway Block Brakes. Archive of Applied Mechanics 81, 503-511, 2011. [65

Paderborn, Universität

192

Curriculum Vitae DANIEL J. INMAN, Chair  

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Berichte Nr. 689, 243 ­ 260, 2008. [46] von Wagner, U.: Nonlinear Dynamic Behaviour of a Railway Wheelset squeal with piezoelectric actuators. Proceedings of Braking 2009 York, 159 ­ 168, 2009 #12;[50] von.: Minimal Models for Squealing of Railway Block Brakes. Archive of Applied Mechanics 81, 503-511, 2011. [65

Eustice, Ryan

193

Symmetrical Symplectic Capacity with Applications  

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In this paper, we first introduce the concept of symmetrical symplectic capacity for symmetrical symplectic manifolds, and by using this symmetrical symplectic capacity theory we prove that there exists at least one symmetric closed characteristic (brake orbit and $S$-invariant brake orbit are two examples) on prescribed symmetric energy surface which has a compact neighborhood with finite symmetrical symplectic capacity.

Liu, Chungen

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

High-reliability computing for the smarter planet  

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The geometric rate of improvement of transistor size and integrated circuit performance, known as Moore's Law, has been an engine of growth for our economy, enabling new products and services, creating new value and wealth, increasing safety, and removing menial tasks from our daily lives. Affordable, highly integrated components have enabled both life-saving technologies and rich entertainment applications. Anti-lock brakes, insulin monitors, and GPS-enabled emergency response systems save lives. Cell phones, internet appliances, virtual worlds, realistic video games, and mp3 players enrich our lives and connect us together. Over the past 40 years of silicon scaling, the increasing capabilities of inexpensive computation have transformed our society through automation and ubiquitous communications. In this paper, we will present the concept of the smarter planet, how reliability failures affect current systems, and methods that can be used to increase the reliable adoption of new automation in the future. We will illustrate these issues using a number of different electronic devices in a couple of different scenarios. Recently IBM has been presenting the idea of a 'smarter planet.' In smarter planet documents, IBM discusses increased computer automation of roadways, banking, healthcare, and infrastructure, as automation could create more efficient systems. A necessary component of the smarter planet concept is to ensure that these new systems have very high reliability. Even extremely rare reliability problems can easily escalate to problematic scenarios when implemented at very large scales. For life-critical systems, such as automobiles, infrastructure, medical implantables, and avionic systems, unmitigated failures could be dangerous. As more automation moves into these types of critical systems, reliability failures will need to be managed. As computer automation continues to increase in our society, the need for greater radiation reliability is necessary. Already critical infrastructure is failing too frequently. In this paper, we will introduce the Cross-Layer Reliability concept for designing more reliable computer systems.

Quinn, Heather M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Graham, Paul [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Manuzzato, Andrea [UNIV OF PADOVA; Dehon, Andre [UNIV OF PENN; Carter, Nicholas [INTEL CORPORATION

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

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COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE ROADSIDE TECHNOLOGY CORRIDOR October 2009 Issue !4 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology "In about 96 percent of cases there was not a statistically significant degradation of the brakes during the FOT." (Page 1) "Nearly 64 percent of vehicles flagged by SIRIS were placed OOS, and fully 77 percent were found to exhibit one or more safety flaws." (Page 3) Brake Wear and Performance FOT The Oak Ridge National Laboratory com- pleted the Brake Wear and Performance Test (BWPT) field operation test (FOT) and data analysis in September 2009. This effort in- cluded assisting the Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) in the procurement and installa- tion of a Performance-Based Brake Testing

196

VIN# JTNBB46K773007129 Vehicle Specifications  

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K773007129 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 105 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1,109 lbs Features: Four-wheel disk brakes ABS w...

197

Vehicle Specifications  

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E27C177982 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 105 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 981 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

198

VIN# JHMZE2H59AS011748 Vehicle Specifications  

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H59AS011748 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 10 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 907 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

199

VIN# KMHEC4A43BA004932 Vehicle Specifications  

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3BA004932 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L Electric Motor: 30 kW Battery: Lithium Polymer Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1074 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

200

Vehicle Specifications  

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E87C172351 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 105 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 981 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

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VIN# JTNBB46K673006330 Vehicle Specifications  

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K673006330 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 105 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1,109 lbs Features: Four-wheel disk brakes ABS w...

202

Vehicle Specifications  

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Z07S838122 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4 cylinder Electric Motor: 14.5 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1,244 lbs Features: Regenerative braking wABS 4...

203

Vehicle Specifications  

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2AR194699 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 850 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

204

VIN# JHMZE2H78AS010141 Vehicle Specifications  

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H78AS010141 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 10 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 907 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

205

Vehicle Specifications  

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4AR144757 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 850 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

206

VIN# JTDKN3DU5A0006063 Vehicle Specifications  

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DU5A0006063 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 885 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

207

Vehicle Specifications  

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Z37S813344 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L 4 cylinder Electric Motor: 14.5 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1,244 lbs Features: Regenerative braking wABS 4...

208

VIN# JTDKN3DU2A5010462 Vehicle Specifications  

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DU2A5010462 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 885 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

209

VIN# KMHEC4A47BA003539 Vehicle Specifications  

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7BA003539 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.4 L Electric Motor: 30 kW Battery: Lithium Polymer Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 1074 lbs Features: Regenerative braking Traction...

210

Particulate matter emissions from a DISI engine under cold-fast-idle conditions for ethanol-gasoline blends  

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In an effort to build internal combustion engines with both reduced brake-specific fuel consumption and better emission control, engineers developed the Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) engine. DISI engines combine ...

Dimou, Iason

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2007 Progress Report for Advanced...  

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meet future Federal emissions regulations. The primary goal of the Advanced Combustion Engine R&D Sub-Program is to improve the brake thermal efficiency of internal combustion...

212

MaintenanceRecords  

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brake system, and replaced coolant 134.85 252010 33292 Replaced and balanced tire 166.01 3162010 38459 Changed oil and filter 45.10 492010 40591 Reprogrammed...

213

MaintenanceRecords  

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Activity HEV Fleet Testing Date Mileage Description Cost 11212012 1,582 Replaced one tire due to road hazard 201.66 12102012 4,291 Replaced brake line - under warranty NC 3...

214

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2011 Hyundai  

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1 Hyundai Sonata VIN: KMEHC4A43BA004932 Seatbelt Positions: 5 Standard Features: Air Conditioning Power Locks Power Steering Power Brakes Power Windows Cruise Control Front Disc...

215

Design and component integration of a T63-A-700 gas turbine engine test facility ; .  

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??A gas turbine engine test cell was developed integrating an Allison T63-A-700 helicopter engine with a superflow water brake dynamometer power absorber. Design specifications were (more)

Eckerle, Brian P.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

MLS Group | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Texas Zip 77598 Sector Wind energy Product Designs and makes pitch control systems for wind turbines and wind turbine brakes in US and UK under license from Antec SA. References...

217

Energy Demands and Efficiency Strategies in Data Center Buildings  

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of 1. Figure 3-3 presents the design fan curve for one of 16be relatively minor. Building design fan curves indicate ato the building fan curves the design brake horsepower (BHP)

Shehabi, Arman

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

MonthlyReport  

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3 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 71 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 43 Total number of trips 13,167 Total distance...

219

No Slide Title  

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12kWpeak ISG 12kWpeak ISG NEW ORBITAL MODULES from EXIDE 8 x 6 V VW Golf - Stopstart, regenerative braking, launch-assist Battery 24 Ah, 8 x 6 V, spiral Medium Hybrids Project...

220

_MainReport  

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15 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 13 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 27 Total number of trips 2,405 Total distance...

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MonthlyReport  

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0 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 43 Total number of trips 12,106 Total distance traveled (mi) 110,949 Trips in Charge Depleting (CD)...

222

_MainReport  

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8 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 70 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 28 Total number of trips 1,225 Total distance...

223

_MainReport  

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4 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 65 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 28 Total number of trips 2,348 Total distance...

224

_MainReport  

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33 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 26 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 27 Total number of trips 6,332 Total distance...

225

KEMA Proposal_Report w Appendices Template 2008 Gas Flame 2  

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typical T&D losses due to the need to use steel for catenary conductor) and can capture regenerative braking as well. Using storage avoids having to perform expensive or...

226

MonthlyReport  

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4 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 72 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 44 Total number of trips 13,043 Total distance...

227

_MainReport  

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2 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 44 Total number of trips 36,749 Total distance traveled (mi) 343,675 Trips in Charge Depleting (CD)...

228

42V_TestManual_April_2003.PDF  

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start (only) and energy for engine-off accessory loads, with no requirement to accept regenerative energy from braking. The M-HEV concept assumes that power is also supplied...

229

2008 Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities...  

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10 Figure 11. Distribution of Charging Peak Power per Trip However, what matters for the regenerative braking events is the percentage of energy that can be recuperated. Figure 12...

230

_MainReport  

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3 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 4 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 43 Total number of trips 5,888 Total distance...

231

MonthlyReport  

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1 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 65 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 45 Total number of trips 10,555 Total distance...

232

MonthlyReport  

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5 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 54 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 50 Total number of trips 4,546 Total distance...

233

_MainReport  

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3 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 71 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 42 Total number of trips 24,834 Total distance...

234

Simulator Makes Green Racing Real  

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graphics to display the race car's speed, indicators of when the hybrid system is using regenerative braking and boost, a "Hybrid Energy" gauge to show the amount of energy...

235

Assumptions to the Annual Energy Outlook 2002 - Transportation...  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

no on-board fuel reformers), or if the vehicle has ZEV-like equipment on-board such as regenerative braking, advanced batteries, or an advanced electric drivetrain. An emission...

236

MonthlyReport  

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7 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 54 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 47 Total number of trips 6,560 Total distance...

237

New Yellow School Buses Harness the Sun in Wisconsin | Department...  

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to the charge gained from the solar array, the buses also recharge their batteries using regenerative braking, just like traditional hybrid vehicles. The school bus-with the need...

238

_MainReport  

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mi) 79 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 63 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 31 Total number of trips 2,245 Total...

239

_MainReport  

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0 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 0 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 27 Total number of trips 1,579 Total distance...

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_MainReport  

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4 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 59 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 47 Total number of trips 21,661 Total distance...

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33 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 74 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 33 Total number of trips 5,273 Total distance...

242

_MainReport  

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1 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 64 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 30 Total number of trips 4,292 Total distance...

243

Energy Storage for Transportation Applications I - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Oct 17, 2011 ... Li plating limits the maximum safe charging rate of Li-ion batteries, and thus the amount of energy that can be captured by regenerative braking.

244

NREL: News Feature - NREL Helps Corporate Fleets Go Green  

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by Eaton Corp. These trucks can weigh in at as much as 55,000 lbs. The system includes regenerative braking and lithium-ion batteries that provide energy storage. Energy that is...

245

Microsoft PowerPoint - Francfort AVTA-INL EDVs - The Networked...  

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mile average trip distance * 5.3 mph average speed g * 32.2 average stops per mile * 15% regenerative braking energy recovery - All trips 1 43 AC DC Whmi ratio 668 AC Whmi...

246

MaintenanceRecords  

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Testing Activity HEV Fleet Testing Date Mileage Description Cost 1142010 6,330 Changed oil and filter and inspected brake system 46.83 2112010 12,302 Changed oil and filter...

247

MonthlyReport  

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Braking Energy Recovery (%) 14% City Trips ( < 5 stopsmile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 402 Number of trips 694 Distance traveled (mi) 1,450 Percent...

248

Parameter Estimation and Supervisory Techniques for Robust Longitudinal Control of Heavy Vehicles  

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plot) and brake pressure in Volt at the front left wheel (fuel circuit is below 0.5 Volt). Although the actuators can,command (between 0 and 10 Volt), they were limited within a

Druzhinina, Maria; Moklegaard, Lasse; Stefanopoulou, Anna G.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Identification and Integration of Commercial Heavy Vehicle Retarders  

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plot) and brake pressure in Volt at the front left wheel (fuel circuit is below 0.5 Volt). Although the actuators can,command (between 0 and 10 Volt), they were limited within a

Druzhinina, Maria; Moklegaard, Lasse; Stefanopoulou, Anna G.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

HEV Fleet Testing - Honda Insight - Maintenance Sheet  

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35.96 672002 44,130 Four wheel brake service 177.78 8202002 53,249 Replace 12 volt accessory battery 70.00 11152002 58,228 60,000 mile service and replace 2 tires...

251

_MainReport  

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2 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 70 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 43 Total number of trips 95,019 Total distance...

252

_MainReport  

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0 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Whmi) 69 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Whmi) 44 Total number of trips 88,891 Total distance...

253

Observations of Breaking Surface Wave Statistics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Breaking surface waves were observed during the Surface Wave Process Program with a novel acoustical instrument that makes use of underwater ambient sound to track individual breaking events. The spatial and temporal statistics of braking waves ...

Li Ding; David M. Farmer

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

2010 Maryland Public Television MotorWeek Transcripts Road...  

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it sounds an alarm if you're too hard on the gas or brake. At 22,750 the 2010 Toyota Prius has a combined city-highway government fuel economy rating of 50 miles per gallon, the...

255

Argonne TTRDC - D3 (Downloadable Dynamometer Database)  

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transmission Standard 12V Battery for stop start capability Engine start-stop function: BAS Valeo system using the 12V battery Engine ON trigger: Brakes Report Presentation: APRF...

256

Number 346 October 2008 October, the eighth month in the old Roman  

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in aviation activities. "It Soon Got Very Dark and Quiet" Shortly after landing, a B777 had to apply heavy braking to avoid overtaking a slower aircraft during taxi to the gate. After this conflict, the Boeing

257

1-4244-0449-5/06/$20.00 2006 IEEE IPEMC 2006 Fig. 1 Prototype of piezoelectric actuator  

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antiskid operation. However Boeing and Airbus decided to utilize electro magnetic brakes in currently inverters (pulse no./halfcycle =1) are the large volume and heavy weight of the resonant filter magnetic

Noé, Reinhold

258

MULTI-AGENT AUTONOMOUS PILOT FOR SINGLE-TRACK VEHICLES Dana Vrajitoru  

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from the rider also has an additional component using the centrifuge force to change direction acting on one of the control units of the vehicle, as for example, the gas, the brakes, the handlebars

Vrajitoru, Dana

259

Just build it! : a fully functional concept vehicle using robotic wheels  

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Interest in electric vehicle drive units is resurging with the proliferation of hybrid and electric vehicles. Currently emerging key-technologies are: in-wheel motors, electric braking, integrated steering activators and ...

Schmitt, Peter, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Motorized control for mirror mount apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A motorized control and automatic braking system for adjusting mirror mount apparatus is disclosed. The motor control includes a planetary gear arrangement to provide improved pitch adjustment capability while permitting a small packaged design. The motor control for mirror mount adjustment is suitable for laser beam propagation applications. The brake is a system of constant contact, floating detents which engage the planetary gear at selected between-teeth increments to stop rotation instantaneously when the drive motor stops.

Cutburth, Ronald W. (Tracy, CA)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Control for transient response of turbocharged engines  

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earlier. Future challenges include reducing emissions at affordable costs, low running costs and limited crude oil resources. Electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) are often considered as the most promising alternatives. Wider acceptance of pure... heats for dry air ? air-fuel equivalence ratio / eigenvalue ? optimisation cost function ? density ? time constant ? temperature Subscripts a pre-compressor act actual ad air drag air air amb ambient B brake / shaft b post-compressor brk braking c fuel...

Cieslar, Dariusz

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

262

Tape transport mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device is provided for transporting, in a stepwise manner, tape between a feed reel and takeup reel. An indexer moves across the normal path of the tape displacing it while the tape on the takeup reel side of the indexer is braked. After displacement, the takeup reel takes up the displaced tape while the tape on the feed reel side of the indexer is braked, providing stepwise tape transport in precise intervals determined by the amount of displacement caused by the indexer.

Groh, Edward F. (Knoxville, Naperville, IL); McDowell, William (Knoxville, Downers Grove, IL); Modjeski, Norbert S. (Knoxville, Oak Lawn, IL); Keefe, Donald J. (Knoxville, Lemont, IL); Groer, Peter (Knoxville, TN)

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Applications of IR Thermography in Capturing Thermal Transients and Other High-Speed Thermal Events  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The high-speed, snap-shot mode, and the external triggering capability of an IR camera allows thermal transients to be captured. These advanced features were used to capture thermal transients during electrical breakdown of ZnO varistors and to freeze the rotation of an automobile disk brake in order to study thermoplastic instability in the braking system. The IR camera also showed the thermoplastic effect during cyclic fatigue testing of a glass matrix composite.

Dinwiddie, R.B.; Graham, S.; Wang, H.

1999-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of a thermodynamic cycle simulation to determine the difference between a propane-fuelled engine and an iso-octane-fuelled engine  

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A thermodynamic cycle simulation of the four-stroke spark-ignition engine was used to determine the effects of variations in engine design and operating parameters on engine performance and emission characteristics. The overall objective was to use the engine cycle simulation to determine the difference between a propane-fuelled and an iso-octane-fuelled engine for the same operating conditions and engine specifications. A comprehensive parametric investigation was conducted to examine the effects of variations in load, speed, combustion duration, spark timing, equivalence ratio, exhaust gas recycle, and compression ratio for a 3.3 liter, Chrysler Minivan, V 6 engine operating on propane. Parameters were selected for the analysis. Variations in the brake specific fuel consumption, brake specific NOx emissions, and mean exhaust temperature were determined for both the propane-fuelled and the iso-octane-fuelled engines. Brake specific fuel consumption and mean exhaust temperature values for the propane-fuelled engine were consistently lower (3 to 5 %) than the corresponding values for the iso-octane-fuelled engine. Fuel structure did not have a significant effect on brake specific nitric oxide emissions. Predictions made from the simulation were compared with some of the available experimental results. Predicted brake torque and brake power showed acceptable quantitative agreement (less than 10 % variation) in the low engine speed range (1,000 to 3,000 rpm) and similar trends with the available experimental data.

Pathak, Dushyant

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

TMV Technology Capabilities  

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TMV Technology Capabilities TMV Technology Capabilities Brake Stroke Monitor Brake monitoring systems are proactive maintenance systems that provide instant identification of wheel specific, out-of-adjustment, non-functioning or dragging brake issues. AC Shore Power Since the TMV is equipped with DC power in-vehicle, shore power is needed to 1) charge the batteries that supply power to those outlets and 2) be used when running off battery power is not necessary FMCSA Laptop The laptop contains key software which helps enforcement officials perform inspections, look up information, etc. This computer also contains software for the USDOT # reader. Electronic On-Board Recorder EOBRs remove the need for paper logs by automatically recording duty status and location. EOBRs help

266

Hybrid: Overview  

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button highlighted Starting Button Cruising Button Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar button highlighted Starting Button Cruising Button Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar OVERVIEW Hybrid-electric vehicles combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors to provide improved fuel economy. The engine provides most of the vehicle's power, and the electric motor provides additional power when needed, such as for accelerating and passing. This allows a smaller, more-efficient engine to be used. The electric power for the motor is generated from regenerative braking and from the gasoline engine, so hybrids don't have to be "plugged in" to an electrical outlet to recharge. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

267

Heel and toe driving on fuel cell vehicle  

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A system and method for providing nearly instantaneous power in a fuel cell vehicle. The method includes monitoring the brake pedal angle and the accelerator pedal angle of the vehicle, and if the vehicle driver is pressing both the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal at the same time and the vehicle is in a drive gear, activating a heel and toe mode. When the heel and toe mode is activated, the speed of a cathode compressor is increased to a predetermined speed set-point, which is higher than the normal compressor speed for the pedal position. Thus, when the vehicle brake is removed, the compressor speed is high enough to provide enough air to the cathode, so that the stack can generate nearly immediate power.

Choi, Tayoung; Chen, Dongmei

2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

268

Utilizing fly ash particles to produce low-cost metal matrix composites  

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Metal matrix composites (MMCs) are a blend of fine ceramic particles mixed with metals such as aluminium or magnesium. Fly ash is considerably cheaper than ceramics; aluminium-fly ash composites cost less than 60% of conventional aluminium-SiC composites making them attractive to automakers striving for lower weight and cheaper materials for brake rotors or brake drums. Ultalite.com has consulted with US researchers to to find the optimum requirements of the fly ash needed to make MMCs. Particle size 20-40 microns, low calcium oxide content and spherical particles were identified. The desired particles once extracted are stirred into molten aluminum and the resulting composite is into ingots for shipment to a casting facility. Dynamometer testing has shown that aluminium-fly ash composite brake drums have better performance and wear than cast iron drums. 6 figs., 1 tab.

Withers, G. [Ultalite.com, Melbourne, Vic. (Australia)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Hybrid: Overview  

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button highlighted Starting Button Cruising Button Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar button highlighted Starting Button Cruising Button Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar OVERVIEW Hybrid-electric vehicles combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors to provide improved fuel economy. The engine provides most of the vehicle's power, and the electric motor provides additional power when needed, such as for accelerating and passing. This allows a smaller, more-efficient engine to be used. The electric power for the motor is generated from regenerative braking and from the gasoline engine, so hybrids don't have to be "plugged in" to an electrical outlet to recharge. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

270

Vendor / Technology A  

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Electronic Machines Corporation Electronic Machines Corporation Smart Infrared Inspection System Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor Safety Technology Showcase October 14, 2010 Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology Corridor Smart Infrared Inspection System (SIRIS) * Grant for a demonstration of thermal imaging technologies - Identify, in real time, faults and failures in tires, brakes and bearings mounted on commercial motor vehicles - Employ system along the interstate - Explore whether statistical tools can be developed that can predict impending tire, brake, or bearing failures SIRIS - Details * $1.4 M Research Grant * 3-year Project * Grant competitively awarded September 2006 to IEM, Inc. of Troy, NY * Supplemental $500K from NYSERDA for improved high

271

MTDC Safety Sensor Technology  

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MTDC Safety Sensor Technology MTDC Safety Sensor Technology Background Beyond the standard duty cycle data collection system used in the Department of Energy's Medium Truck Duty Cycle program, additional sensors were installed on three test vehicles to collect several safety-related signals of interest to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The real-time brake stroke, tire pressure, and weight information obtained from these sensors is expected to make possible a number of safety-related analyses such as determining the frequency and severity of braking events and tracking tire pressure changes over time. Because these signals are posted to the vehicle's databus, they also have the potential to be

272

Ken Dragoon Northwest Power and Conservation Council  

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Boiler #12; Resistive load banks provide alternative to spilling hydro energy without dissolved gas-mainstem projects. 9 #12;10 3 MW Commercial Resistive Load Bank 1,200 MW Chief Joseph Dynamic Brake 3 MW Electric Displacement 2. Reduce Total Dissolved Gas Levels 3. Transmission Trading Enhancements 4. Mini Energy Imbalance

273

Energy Research and Development Division FINAL PROJECT REPORT  

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. The company developed a 15-liter high pressure direct injection engine that is powered by liquefied natural and testing of the Westport High Pressure Direct Injection liquefied natural gas heavy duty engine and California Air Resources Board emission standards of 0.20 grams per brake horsepower-hour nitrogen oxides

274

Notes 12. (a) Annular pressure (damper) seals, and (b) Hydrostatic journal bearings  

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The mechanism of centering stiffness in seals. Force coefficients for short-length pressure seals. Design of annular seals: swirl brakes, impact on rotordynamics. Hydrostatic bearings in modern applications. The principle of hydrostatic lubrication. Effects of recess volume-fluid compressibility on force coefficients for operation at low and high frequencies. Applications of hydrostatic bearings

San Andres, Luis

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

High voltage bus and auxiliary heater control system for an electric or hybrid vehicle  

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A control system for an electric or hybrid electric vehicle includes a vehicle system controller and a control circuit having an electric immersion heater. The heater is electrically connected to the vehicle's high voltage bus and is thermally coupled to a coolant loop containing a heater core for the vehicle's climate control system. The system controller responds to cabin heat requests from the climate control system by generating a pulse width modulated signal that is used by the control circuit to operate the heater at a duty cycle appropriate for the amount of cabin heating requested. The control system also uses the heater to dissipate excess energy produced by an auxiliary power unit and to provide electric braking when regenerative braking is not desirable and manual braking is not necessary. The control system further utilizes the heater to provide a safe discharge of a bank of energy storage capacitors following disconnection of the battery or one of the high voltage connectors used to transmit high voltage operating power to the various vehicle systems. The control circuit includes a high voltage clamping circuit that monitors the voltage on the bus and operates the heater to clamp down the bus voltage when it exceeds a pre-selected maximum voltage. The control system can also be used to phase in operation of the heater when the bus voltage exceeds a lower threshold voltage and can be used to phase out the auxiliary power unit charging and regenerative braking when the battery becomes fully charged.

Murty, Balarama Vempaty (West Bloomfield, MI)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Study on Energy-Saving Control Strategy of Idling Stop System for City Bus  

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Fuel economy of city bus is poor, because the urban traffic is congested, the city bus is constantly in the idle condition resulting in fuel consumption is increasing. In order to improve the vehicle fuel economy and protect environment, the energy consumption ... Keywords: idling stop, energy-saving, control strategy, regenerative braking

Daxing Huang; Ren He

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Combustion joining of refractory materials: Carboncarbon composites  

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Combustion joining of refractory materials: Carbon­carbon composites Jeremiah D.E. White Department­carbon composite is achieved by employing self-sustained, oxygen-free, high-temperature combustion reactions to a used "core" to produce a brake that meets the performance specifications. The combustion-joining (CJ

Mukasyan, Alexander

278

N d'ordre : 69 -2011 Anne 2010/2011 THESE DE L`UNIVERSITE DE LYON  

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; __________________________________________________________________________________________ Title : Study of reliability and aging of supercapacitor storage system for partial and punctual. Summary: The first objective of the HYBUS project is to integrate a supercapacitor storage system an energy storage system, composed by a huge number of supercapacitors, for the recovery of the braking

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

279

UCDavis University of California Learning By Driving  

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% 29% 0% 2% 10% 37% 39% 71% Solar Wind Hydro Nuclear Natural Gas Coal The electricity for charging fun with it. "I love the regenerative braking. In fact, I miss it when I drive my other cars." ­ Household 8 "It is like driving a slot car. It is exciting; it is as much fun as accelerating" ­ Survey

California at Davis, University of

280

Computer controllable synchronous shifting of an automatic transmission  

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A multiple forward speed automatic transmission produces its lowest forward speed ratio when a hydraulic clutch and hydraulic brake are disengaged and a one-way clutch connects a ring gear to the transmission casing. Second forward speed ratio results when the hydraulic clutch is engaged to connect the ring gear to the planetary carrier of a second gear set. Reverse drive and regenerative operation result when an hydraulic brake fixes the planetary and the direction of power flow is reversed. Various sensors produce signals representing the torque at the output of the transmission or drive wheels, the speed of the power source, and the hydraulic pressure applied to a clutch and brake. A control algorithm produces input data representing a commanded upshift, a commanded downshift, a commanded transmission output torque, and commanded power source speed. A microprocessor processes the inputs and produces a response to them in accordance with the execution of a control algorithm. Output or response signals cause selective engagement and disengagement of the clutch and brake at a rate that satisfies the requirements for a short gear ratio change and smooth torque transfer between the friction elements. 6 figs.

Davis, R.I.; Patil, P.B.

1989-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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UCDavis University of California About PEV Consumers  

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membership in it 1. Little to no participation in on-line forums (beyond reading it) 2. Essentially University of California Households Characteristics 96% live in single family House 96% own their house ­ 1 learn about PEVs? · By experience · How regenerative braking works · How far they can and do drive

California at Davis, University of

282

Role of Friction in Materials Selection for Automotive Applications  

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This is an invited article for a special issue of the ASM International monthly magazine that concerns "Automotive Materials and Applications." The article itself overviews frictional considerations in material selection for automobiles. It discusses implications for energy efficiency (engine friction) and safety (brakes) among other topics.

Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

"Are You Getting Your Money's Worth?" CC ONSUMERONSUMER  

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pumps. We also test the quality of; gasoline, diesel fuel, motor oil, and brake fluid you didn't get. · When buying gasoline, look at the pump reading before the start of fuel delivery. The reading should be cleared and the pump set at zero be- fore you dispense fuel. · Check your receipts

284

Computer controlled synchronous shifting of an automatic transmission  

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A multiple forward speed automatic transmission produces its lowest forward speed ratio when a hydraulic clutch and hydraulic brake are disengaged and a one-way clutch connects a ring gear to the transmission casing. Second forward speed ratio results when the hydraulic clutch is engaged to connect the ring gear to the planetary carrier of a second gear set. Reverse drive and regenerative operation result when an hydraulic brake fixes the planetary and the direction of power flow is reversed. Various sensors produce signals representing the torque at the output of the transmission or drive wheels, the speed of the power source, and the hydraulic pressure applied to a clutch and brake. A control algorithm produces input data representing a commanded upshift, a commanded downshift, a commanded transmission output torque, and commanded power source speed. A microprocessor processes the inputs and produces a response to them in accordance with the execution of a control algorithm. Output or response signals cause selective engagement and disengagement of the clutch and brake at a rate that satisfies the requirements for a short gear ratio change and smooth torque transfer between the friction elements.

Davis, Roy I. (9214 Abbey La., Ypsilanti, MI 48198); Patil, Prabhakar B. (10294 W. Outer Dr., Detroit, MI 48223)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Registered Student Organizations Resource Guide  

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, focus on encouraging brake pad manufacturers to reduce the use of copper. The effectiveness of most system. The road dust and dirt quality is affected by vehicle fluid drips and spills (e.g., gasoline, oils) and vehicle exhaust, along with various vehicle wear, local soil erosion, and pavement wear

286

CSEM WP 118 The Impact of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990  

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the externality affects (such as changes in manufacturing jobs and trade Vehicle Fleet Mix Trade balances National of the vehicle to direction from the steering wheel and brakes. Thus the driver responds to a visible need transportation, communication, manufacturing, enter- tainment, education, etc., within outlying communities

California at Berkeley. University of

287

Hybrid energy storage systems and battery management for electric vehicles  

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Electric vehicles (EV) are considered as a strong alternative of internal combustion engine vehicles expecting lower carbon emission. However, their actual benefits are not yet clearly verified while the energy efficiency can be improved in many ways. ... Keywords: battery-supercapacitor hybrid, charging/discharging asymmetry, electric vehicle, regenerative braking

Sangyoung Park, Younghyun Kim, Naehyuck Chang

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Efficient high density train operations  

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The present invention provides methods for preventing low train voltages and managing interference, thereby improving the efficiency, reliability, and passenger comfort associated with commuter trains. An algorithm implementing neural network technology is used to predict low voltages before they occur. Once voltages are predicted, then multiple trains can be controlled to prevent low voltage events. Further, algorithms for managing inference are presented in the present invention. Different types of interference problems are addressed in the present invention such as "Interference. During Acceleration", "Interference Near Station Stops", and "Interference During Delay Recovery." Managing such interference avoids unnecessary brake/acceleration cycles during acceleration, immediately before station stops, and after substantial delays. Algorithms are demonstrated to avoid oscillatory brake/acceleration cycles due to interference and to smooth the trajectories of closely following trains. This is achieved by maintaining sufficient following distances to avoid unnecessary braking/accelerating. These methods generate smooth train trajectories, making for a more comfortable ride, and improve train motor reliability by avoiding unnecessary mode-changes between propulsion and braking. These algorithms can also have a favorable impact on traction power system requirements and energy consumption.

Gordon, Susanna P. (Oakland, CA); Evans, John A. (Hayward, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

ARES NW Power and Conservation Council Presentation  

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& Proprietary #12; Excess power due to low demand, grid energy used to power shuttle units uphill Shortfall of power, due to high demand, energy supplied into the grid by regenerative braking of shuttle travel length 3.6 miles · 8 4-car shu^le-trains with a maximum

290

Delayed Planting Considerations for Corn  

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Quite a bit of Indianas corn crop remains to be planted, especially in southern Indiana, due to the current rainy spell that put the brakes on what had been a very rapid planting pace. As of 11 May, 42 % of Indianas intended corn acreage was yet to be planted (USDA-NASS,

John Obermeyer; Entomology Dept; Tony Vyn; Agronomy Dept

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Argonne National Laboratory 9700 S. Cass Avenue  

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to reduce petroleum use, cut emissions and save on fuel costs. The chart below gives you an idea of how Driving Range* Fuel Cost to Drive 25 Miles* CO2 Emissions (grams per mile)* Conventional Vehicle Powered a plug; the battery is recharged with energy from regenerative braking and the engine. 50 Not Applicable

Kemner, Ken

292

Few people were left unaffected by the soaring oil prices of summer 2008. Motorists were the hardest hit  

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engine operating at constant speed. Braking recharges the battery, which helps to reduce fuel costs and the electrolyte that ultimately destroys the battery. Plus, electric cars cost a lot. Despite these weaknesses, hy for their food as higher transport costs were passed on from the retailer to the consumer. Sincethen

Andelman, David

293

Peak Power Bi-directional Transfer From High Speed Flywheel to Electrical Regulated Bus Voltage System  

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of a suitable EV power supply. Industry experts have concluded that practical EVs must have energy storage's batteries can be extended considerably by supplying peak energy requirements from a secondary source to an external power supply, the braking energy must be stored `on board'. Advanced lead-acid batteries provide

Szabados, Barna

294

The Estimation of Wind Turbine Pitch Angle Based on ANN  

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Variable-speed and constant-frequency (VSCF) pitch-controlled wind turbine is believed to be superior to other types of wind turbine due to its features such as high efficiency and ideal starting and braking performance, Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) ... Keywords: VSCF, ANN, pitch angle, Pitch-controlled system

Yanping Liu; Shuhong Liu; Hongmei Guo; Huajun Wang

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Engineering  

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for vehicle design. Working with specialists in vehicle controls and advanced powertrains, you will study modern vehicle powertrains including alternatively fuelled engines, hybrid vehicles, CVT drivelines and regenerative braking. You will examine future directions such as electric vehicles and fuel cell technology

296

University of Southampton Research Repository ePrints Soton  

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controlled brakes and steering [15], hybrid electric vehicles [16] or hybrid railway traction system [17. on Magnetics, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 334­339, 1999. [6] W. Moon and I. Busch-Vishniac, "Modeling of piezoelectric: application to a railway traction device," IMechE J. Systems and Control Engineering, Part I, vol. 220, pp

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This article was downloaded by:[Feng, W. J.] On: 5 June 2008  

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controlled brakes and steering [15], hybrid electric vehicles [16] or hybrid railway traction system [17. on Magnetics, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 334­339, 1999. [6] W. Moon and I. Busch-Vishniac, "Modeling of piezoelectric: application to a railway traction device," IMechE J. Systems and Control Engineering, Part I, vol. 220, pp

Pan, Ernie

298

List of Publications Utz von Wagner  

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controlled brakes and steering [15], hybrid electric vehicles [16] or hybrid railway traction system [17. on Magnetics, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 334­339, 1999. [6] W. Moon and I. Busch-Vishniac, "Modeling of piezoelectric: application to a railway traction device," IMechE J. Systems and Control Engineering, Part I, vol. 220, pp

Berlin,Technische Universität

299

Journal of Solid State Chemistry 176 (2003) 273278 Preparation, crystal structure and electrorheological performance  

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attention because of their potential usage in devices such as valves, dampers, clutches, brakes, or robotic electric field, the polarization is believed to play an important role; and the particle dielectric of the particles. The contribution of conduction to ER activity is low, and the electric properties of these ER

Gao, Song

300

1999 Toyota RAV 4 EV Performance Characterization: Panasonic NiMH Battery -- Conductive Charging  

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This report characterizes the performance of the 1998 and 1999 Toyota RAV 4 conductively-charged electric vehicle models equipped with Panasonic Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries. The tests performed were: weight certification, range, state of charge meter evaluation, sound level, acceleration, maximum speed, braking, power quality evaluation, and charger performance.

1999-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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CH019 --Revised January 2003 1 Asbestos at the Work Site  

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used as boiler and pipe insulation. Asbestos was used in many other building materials, including wall to structural steel and concrete for fire protection and as insulation. Asbestos-containing products were also insulation. Some brake pads, clutch plates and automotive and industrial gaskets and valve packing materials

Seldin, Jonathan P.

302

Brief paper: Speed regulation with measured output feedback in the control of heavy haul trains  

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An approach of output regulation with measurement feedback is proposed for the control of heavy haul trains. The objective is to regulate all cars' speeds to a prescribed speed profile. The output regulation problem of nonlinear systems with measurement ... Keywords: ECP braking system, Heavy haul trains, Measured output feedback, Output regulation, Quadratic programming

X. Zhuan; X. Xia

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Operation of a third generation wind turbine  

SciTech Connect

A modern wind turbine was installed on May 26, 1982, at the USDA Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, Bushland, Texas. This wind machine was used to provide electrical energy for irrigation pumping and other agricultural loads. The wind turbine purchased for this research is an Enertech Model 44, manufactured by Enertech Corporation, Norwich, Vermont. The horizontal-axis wind turbine has a 13.4 m diameter, three-bladed, fixed-pitch rotor on a 24.4-m tower. The blades are laminated epoxy-wood, and are attached to a steel hub. A 25-kW induction generator provides 240 V, 60 Hz, single-phase electrical power. The wind turbine operated 64 percent of the time, while being available to operate over 94 percent of the time. The unit had a net energy production of over 80,000 kWh in an average windspeed of 5.9 m/s at a height of 10 m in a 16-month period. The blade pitch was originally offset two degrees from design to maintain power production within the limitations of the gearbox, generator, and brakes. A maximum output of 23.2 kW averaged over a 15-second period indicated that with a new brake, the system was capable of handling more power. After a new brake was installed, the blade pitch was changed to one degree from design. The maximum power output measured after the pitch change was 29.3 kW. Modified blade tip brakes were installed on the wind turbine on July 7, 1983. These tip brakes increased power production at lower windspeeds while reducing power at higher windspeeds.

Vosper, F.C.; Clark, R.N.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Final report for CCS cross-layer reliability visioning study  

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The geometric rate of improvement of transistor size and integrated circuit performance known as Moore's Law has been an engine of growth for our economy, enabling new products and services, creating new value and wealth, increasing safety, and removing menial tasks from our daily lives. Affordable, highly integrated components have enabled both life-saving technologies and rich entertainment applications. Anti-lock brakes, insulin monitors, and GPS-enabled emergency response systems save lives. Cell phones, internet appliances, virtual worlds, realistic video games, and mp3 players enrich our lives and connect us together. Over the past 40 years of silicon scaling, the increasing capabilities of inexpensive computation have transformed our society through automation and ubiquitous communications. Looking forward, increasing unpredictability threatens our ability to continue scaling integrated circuits at Moore's Law rates. As the transistors and wires that make up integrated circuits become smaller, they display both greater differences in behavior among devices designed to be identical and greater vulnerability to transient and permanent faults. Conventional design techniques expend energy to tolerate this unpredictability by adding safety margins to a circuit's operating voltage, clock frequency or charge stored per bit. However, the rising energy costs needed to compensate for increasing unpredictability are rapidly becoming unacceptable in today's environment where power consumption is often the limiting factor on integrated circuit performance and energy efficiency is a national concern. Reliability and energy consumption are both reaching key inflection points that, together, threaten to reduce or end the benefits of feature size reduction. To continue beneficial scaling, we must use a cross-layer, Jull-system-design approach to reliability. Unlike current systems, which charge every device a substantial energy tax in order to guarantee correct operation in spite of rare events, such as one high-threshold transistor in a billion or one erroneous gate evaluation in an hour of computation, cross-layer reliability schemes make reliability management a cooperative effort across the system stack, sharing information across layers so that they only expend energy on reliability when an error actually occurs. Figure 1 illustrates an example of such a system that uses a combination of information from the application and cheap architecture-level techniques to detect errors. When an error occurs, mechanisms at higher levels in the stack correct the error, efficiently delivering correct operation to the user in spite of errors at the device or circuit levels. In the realms of memory and communication, engineers have a long history of success in tolerating unpredictable effects such as fabrication variability, transient upsets, and lifetime wear using information sharing, limited redundancy, and cross-layer approaches that anticipate, accommodate, and suppress errors. Networks use a combination of hardware and software to guarantee end-toend correctness. Error-detection and correction codes use additional information to correct the most common errors, single-bit transmission errors. When errors occur that cannot be corrected by these codes, the network protocol requests re-transmission of one or more packets until the correct data is received. Similarly, computer memory systems exploit a cross-layer division of labor to achieve high performance with modest hardware. Rather than demanding that hardware alone provide the virtual memory abstraction, software page-fault and TLB-miss handlers allow a modest piece of hardware, the TLB, to handle the common-case operations on a cyc1e-by-cycle basis while infrequent misses are handled in system software. Unfortunately, mitigating logic errors is not as simple or as well researched as memory or communication systems. This lack of understanding has led to very expensive solutions. For example, triple-modular redundancy masks errors by triplicating computations in either time or area. T

Quinn, Heather M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Dehon, Andre [U. PENN; Carter, Nicj [INTEL

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - solcar95.html  

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FORCE FORCE VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS CONVERTED VEHICLE Base Vehicle: 1995 Geo Metro VIN:2C1MR529XS6783464 Seatbelt Positions: Three Standard Features: Power Brakes Front Disk Brakes Front Wheel Drive Dual Air Bags AM/FM Stereo Radio w/Cassette Electric Heater Options as Tested: None BATTERY Manufacturer: GM Ovonic Type: 13.2EV85 Nickel Metal Hydride Number of Modules: 14 Weight of Module: 18 kg Weight of Pack(s): 254 kg Pack Locations: Undertrunk/Underhood Nominal Module Voltage: 13.2 V Nominal System Voltage: 185 V Nominal Capacity (1C): 85 Ah WEIGHTS Design Curb Weight: 2246 lbs Delivered Curb Weight: 2304 lbs Distribution F/R: 50/50 % GVWR: 2755 lbs GAWR F/R: 1432/1366 lbs Payload: 451 lbs Performance Goal: 664 lbs DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 93.5 inches

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MonthlyReport  

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0 0 Number of trips 1,610 Distance traveled (mi) 372 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 72% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.2 Average Driving Speed (mph) 5.2 Average Stops per mile 32.1 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 13% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 383 Number of trips 114 Distance traveled (mi) 144 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 28% Average Trip Distance (mi) 1.3 Average Driving Speed (mph) 18.3 Average Stops per mile 3.8 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 16% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 549 Number of trips 5 Distance traveled (mi) 2 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 0% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.4 Average Driving Speed (mph)

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Hybrid: Cruising  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Button Cruising button highlighted Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar Button Cruising button highlighted Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar CRUISING The gasoline engine powers the vehicle at cruising speeds and, if needed, provides power to the battery for later use. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery.

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MonthlyReport  

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530 530 Number of trips 1,308 Distance traveled (mi) 495 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 69% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.4 Average Driving Speed (mph) 5.6 Average Stops per mile 31.4 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 471 Number of trips 91 Distance traveled (mi) 175 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 24% Average Trip Distance (mi) 1.9 Average Driving Speed (mph) 16.6 Average Stops per mile 3.8 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 13% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 357 Number of trips 2 Distance traveled (mi) 49 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 7% Average Trip Distance (mi) 24.7 Average Driving Speed (mph)

309

Engines - Emissions Assessment  

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EPRI Hybrid Electric Vehicle Working Group: HEV Costs and Emissions EPRI Hybrid Electric Vehicle Working Group: HEV Costs and Emissions Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are attractive options for increasing vehicle fuel economy and reducing emissions of criteria pollutants and greenhouse gases. Two automobile manufacturers have already introduced HEVs, and other manufacturers are planning to introduce their own models. One available HEV combines mass reduction (also applicable to conventional vehicles) with idle-stop, regenerative braking, and electric-drive assist to achieve a fuel economy more than 2.5 times the current Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard. The second HEV combines idle-stop, regenerative braking, electric assist acceleration, and continuously variable transmission (CVT) to achieve a fuel economy of more than twice the current CAFÉ standard, qualifying as a super ultra-low emissions vehicle (SULEV).

310

How Plug-in Hybrids Save Money  

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How Plug-in Hybrids Save Money How Plug-in Hybrids Save Money Plug-in hybrid recharging Plug-in hybrids reduce fuel costs by Using high-capacity batteries that allow them to operate on electricity from the outlet for significant distances-electricity typically costs less than half as much as gasoline Using a larger electric motor that typically allows the vehicle to use electricity at higher speeds than regular hybrids Using regenerative braking to recover energy typically wasted when you apply the brakes Plug-in hybrid designs differ, and your driving habits, especially the distance you drive between re-charging, can have a big effect on your fuel bill. My Plug-in Hybrid Calculator estimates gasoline and electricity costs for any available plug-in hybrid using your driving habits and fuel costs.

311

Microsoft PowerPoint - Denison Status.ppt [Compatibility Mode]  

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DENISON TURBINE DENISON TURBINE REHABILITATION PLANNING REHABILITATION PLANNING Status Report Southwestern Federal Hydropower Conference 10 June 2010 By: Charlie Allen Chief, Turbomachinery Section y Hydroelectric Design Center US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® Historic Context Historic Context Late 1990's: Index Testing, 4% Efficiency Decrease g y Early 2000's: Generator Uprate Study Mid 2000's: Generator Rewinds Completed Capacity increase from 42.3 KVA to 53.5 KVA Capacity increase from 42.3 KVA to 53.5 KVA BUILDING STRONG ® PORTLAND DISTRICT 2 Unit Condition Unit Condition Units installed in late 1940's Badly Corroded Wicket Gates, Facing Plates, Stay Vanes Excessive Wicket Gate Leakage Brake Speed Switches reset to compensate Brake Speed Switches reset to compensate Runner Blade Entrance Edge Cavitation

312

MonthlyReport  

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74 74 Number of trips 399 Distance traveled (mi) 148 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 73% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.4 Average Driving Speed (mph) 6.3 Average Stops per mile 35.5 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 11% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 423 Number of trips 27 Distance traveled (mi) 54 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 27% Average Trip Distance (mi) 2.0 Average Driving Speed (mph) 20.7 Average Stops per mile 3.5 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 0 Number of trips 0 Distance traveled (mi) 0 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 0% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.0 Average Driving Speed (mph)

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MonthlyReport  

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0 0 Number of trips 493 Distance traveled (mi) 189 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 38% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.4 Average Driving Speed (mph) 4.9 Average Stops per mile 28.7 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 377 Number of trips 67 Distance traveled (mi) 275 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 56% Average Trip Distance (mi) 4.1 Average Driving Speed (mph) 17.9 Average Stops per mile 3.7 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 13% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 438 Number of trips 1 Distance traveled (mi) 29 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 6% Average Trip Distance (mi) 28.7 Average Driving Speed (mph)

314

NREL: Fleet Test and Evaluation - Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems  

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Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems NREL's Fleet Test and Evaluation Team conducts performance evaluations of hydraulic hybrid drive systems in delivery vehicles. Because hydraulic hybrids feature highly efficient regenerative braking systems and "engine off at idle" capabilities, they are ideal for parcel delivery applications where stop-and-go traffic is common. Hydraulic hybrid systems can capture up to 70% of the kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost during braking. This energy drives a pump, which transfers hydraulic fluid from a low-pressure reservoir to a high-pressure accumulator. When the vehicle accelerates, fluid in the high-pressure accumulator moves to the lower-pressure reservoir, which drives a motor and provides extra torque. This process can improve the vehicle's fuel economy

315

2009 BMW MINI EVAmerica fact sheet.pdf  

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3230 lb 3230 lb Delivered Curb Weight: 3306 lb Distribution F/R: 51/49 % GVWR: 3660 lb Payload 2 : 354 lb Performance Goal: 400 lb DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 97.1 inches Track F/R: 57.4/57.8 inches Length: 145.6 inches Width: 66.3 inches Height: 55.4 inches Ground Clearance: 6.0 inches Performance Goal: 5.0 inches CHARGER Level 1: Location: On-board Type: Conductive Input Voltages: 120VAC Level 2: Location: Off-board Type: Conductive Input Voltages: 240 VAC © 2009 Electric Transportation Applications All Rights Reserved BASE VEHICLE: 2009 BMW MINI E Seatbelt Positions: Two Standard Features: Front Wheel Drive Front Disc and Rear Disc Brakes Regenerative Braking With Coast Down Three-Point Safety Belts Speedometer Odometer State-Of-Charge Meter BATTERY Type: Lithium Ion Number of Modules: 48

316

MonthlyReport  

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505 505 Number of trips 601 Distance traveled (mi) 245 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 62% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.4 Average Driving Speed (mph) 5.4 Average Stops per mile 34.8 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 15% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 373 Number of trips 35 Distance traveled (mi) 124 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 31% Average Trip Distance (mi) 3.5 Average Driving Speed (mph) 23.0 Average Stops per mile 3.7 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 13% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 319 Number of trips 3 Distance traveled (mi) 25 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 6% Average Trip Distance (mi) 8.5 Average Driving Speed (mph)

317

Hybrid: Cruising  

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Button Cruising button highlighted Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar Button Cruising button highlighted Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar CRUISING The gasoline engine powers the vehicle at cruising speeds and, if needed, provides power to the battery for later use. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery.

318

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

.eU) , .eU) , u.s. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION RECIPIENT: Parker Hannifin, Aircraft Wheel and Brake Diy PROJECT TITl.E: Wind Turbine Electric Brake project Page 1 of2 STATE: OH Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Pro<:urement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number COP DE-EEOOOO296 GF0-10-053 0 Based on my review orthe information concerning tbe proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer- (autboriztd under DOE Order 4SI.1A), I have made the following determination: ex, EA, [IS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: B3.6 Siting. construction (or modification). operation . and decommissioning of facilities for indoor bench-scale research projects and conventional laboratory operations (for example. preparation of chemical standards and sample analysis):

319

MonthlyReport  

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613 613 Number of trips 89 Distance traveled (mi) 9 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 30% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.1 Average Driving Speed (mph) 7.0 Average Stops per mile 44.5 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 9% City Trips ( < 5 stops/mile & <37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 487 Number of trips 8 Distance traveled (mi) 5 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 16% Average Trip Distance (mi) 0.6 Average Driving Speed (mph) 25.0 Average Stops per mile 3.8 Percent of Regen Braking Energy Recovery (%) 6% Highway Trips ( 37 mph avg) DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 487 Number of trips 7 Distance traveled (mi) 16 Percent of total distance traveled (%) 54% Average Trip Distance (mi) 2.3 Average Driving Speed (mph)

320

DOE Commercial Reference Buildings Summary of Changes Between Versions  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Buildings Buildings Summary of Changes between Versions November 2012 1 Applicable Model(s) Change Changes from version 1.2_4.0 to 1.3_5.0 All Transitioned from EnergyPlus 4.0 to EnergyPlus 5.0 All For fan power calculations, fan nameplate horsepower corrected from 90% brake horsepower to 110% brake horsepower All Removed multipliers on roof surface infiltration because EnergyPlus now counts the roof surface in infiltration per exterior surface area calculations All Added parking lot exterior lighting All Updated headers to reflect new name for technical report reference All models with DX cooling Changed COP calculation to remove fan power at ARI conditions, not max. allowable fan power (see Ref. Bldgs. Technical Report for more info.) All models with DX cooling Changed cooling performance curves to reflect

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321

Lightweight pressure vessels and unitized regenerative fuel cells  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Energy storage systems have been designed using lightweight pressure vessels with unitized regenerative fuel cells (URFCs). The vessels provide a means of storing reactant gases required for URFCs; they use lightweight bladder liners that act as inflatable mandrels for composite overwrap and provide a permeation barrier. URFC systems have been designed for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs); they are cost competitive with primary FC powered vehicles that operate on H/air with capacitors or batteries for power peaking and regenerative braking. URFCs are capable of regenerative braking via electrolysis and power peaking using low volume/low pressure accumulated oxygen for supercharging the power stack. URFC ZEVs can be safely and rapidly (<5 min.) refueled using home electrolysis units. Reversible operation of cell membrane catalyst is feasible without significant degradation. Such systems would have a rechargeable specific energy > 400 Wh/kg.

Mitlitsky, F.; Myers, B.; Weisberg, A.H.

1996-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

322

Dynamic multistation photometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A portable fast analyzer is provided that uses a magnetic clutch/brake to rapidly accelerate the analyzer rotor, and employs a microprocessor for automatic analyzer operation. The rotor is held stationary while the drive motor is run up to speed. When it is desired to mix the sample(s) and reagent(s), the brake is deenergized and the clutch is energized wherein the rotor is very rapidly accelerated to the running speed. The parallel path rotor that is used allows the samples and reagents to be mixed the moment they are spun out into the rotor cuvetes and data acquisition begins immediately. The analyzer will thus have special utility for fast reactions.

Bauer, Martin L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Johnson, Wayne F. (Loudon, TN); Lakomy, Dale G. (Knoxville, TN)

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Enertech 15-kW wind-system development: Phase I. Design and analysis. Volume I. Executive summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A utility interfaced wind machine rated for 15 kW at 9 m/s (20.1 mph) has been designed to be cost effective in 5.4 m/s (12 mph) average wind sites. Approximately 18 months into the research and development program a completed design meeting contract specifications was submitted to the buyer. The design is for a horizontal axis, down wind machine which features three fixed pitch wood-epoxy blades and free yaw. Rotor diameter is 44 feet (13.4 meters). Unit shutdown is provided by an electrohydraulic brake. Blade tip brakes provide back-up rotor overspeed protection. Design merits have been verified through dynamic truck testing of a prototype unit.

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1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Enertech 15-kW wind-system development. Phase I. Design and Analysis. Volume II. Technical report  

SciTech Connect

A utility interfaced wind machine rated for 15 kW at 9 m/s (20.1 mph) has been designed to be cost effective in 5.4 m/s (12 mph) average wind sites. Approximately 18 months into the research and development program a completed design meeting contract specifications was submitted to the buyer. The design is for a horizontal axis, down wind machine which features three fixed pitch wood-epoxy blades and free yaw. Rotor diameter is 44 feet (13.4 meters). Unit shutdown is provided by an electrohydraulic brake. Blade tip brakes provide back-up rotor overspeed protection. Design merits have been verified through dynamic truck testing of a prototype unit.

Dodge, D.M. (ed.)

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

High reduction transaxle for electric vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A drivetrain (12) includes a transaxle assembly (16) for driving ground engaging wheels of a land vehicle powered by an AC motor. The transaxle includes a ratio change section having planetary gear sets (24, 26) and brake assemblies (28, 30). Sun gears (60, 62) of the gear sets are directly and continuously connected to an input drive shaft (38) driven by the motor. A first drive (78a) directly and continuously connects a planetary gear carrier (78) of gear sets (24) with a ring gear (68) of gear set (26). A second drive (80a) directly and continuously connects a planetary gear carrier (80) of gear set (26) with a sun gear (64) of a final speed reduction gear set (34) having a planetary gear carrier directly and continuously connected to a differential (22). Brakes (28, 30) are selectively engageable to respectively ground a ring gear 66 of gear set 24 and ring gear 68 of gear set 26.

Kalns, Ilmars (Plymouth, MI)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

ANALYSIS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLE HYBRID POWERTRAINS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract. Ecological and socioeconomic factors determine high interest in the development of pollution-free vehicles. At present use of electro-vehicles is suppressed by a number of technological factors. Vehicles with alternative powertrains are transitional stage between development of pollution-free vehicles and vehicles with conventional internal combustion engine. According to these aspects the investigation on conventional hybrid drives and their control systems is carried out in the article. The equations that allow evaluating effectiveness of regenerative braking for different variants of hybrid drive are given. The AMESim software is used as the modeling environment, in which models of hybrid vehicles are developed and the results of virtual simulation are analyzed. Also a number of recommendations for increasing of regenerative braking effectiveness are given.

Siarhei Kliauzovich

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Use of the WECC WAMS in Wide Area Probing Tests for Validation of System Performance & Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During 2005 and 2006 the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) performed three major tests of western system dynamics. These tests used a Wide Area Measurement System (WAMS) based primarily on Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) to determine response to events including the insertion of the 1400-MW Chief Joseph braking resistor, probing signals, and ambient events. Test security was reinforced through real-time analysis of wide area effects, and high-quality data provided dynamic profiles for interarea modes across the entire western interconnection. The tests established that low-level optimized pseudo-random 20-MW probing with the Pacific DC Intertie (PDCI) roughly doubles the apparent noise that is natural to the power system, providing sharp dynamic information with negligible interference to system operations. Such probing is an effective alternative to use of the 1400-MW Chief Joseph dynamic brake, and it is under consideration as a standard means for assessing dynamic security.

Hauer, John F.; Mittelstadt, William; Martin, Kenneth E.; Burns, J. W.; Lee, Harry; Pierre, John W.; Trudnowski, Daniel

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Empirical impact evaluation of the energy savings resulting from BPA's Stage II irrigation system retrofit program: Final report  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the results of an evaluation of the impacts on irrigation system energy consumption of conservation measures installed under the Bonneville Power Administration's Stage II retrofit program. Historical billing data and other farm records provided the basis for this evaluation. A number of different statistical techniques were used to estimate the actual energy savings resulting from the Stage II conservation measures. Results of the study reveal that the methodology used in predicting energy savings resulting from the Stage II program is accurate. The basis for energy savings predictions in the Stage II program are changes in brake horsepower, and, in this study, a 1% change in brake horsepower was found to result in slightly more than a 1% change in energy consumption. Overall, Stage II program conservation measures were found to reduce irrigation system energy use by an average of 34%. The average costs of obtaining these savings were 6 mills (.6 cents) per kWh saved.

Harrer, B.J.; Tawil, J.W.; Lyke, A.J.; Nieves, L.A.; Edin, E.S.; Bailey, B.M.

1987-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Full Hybrid: Overview  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

highlighted Starting button Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button highlighted Starting button Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button OVERVIEW Full hybrids use a gasoline engine as the primary source of power, and an electric motor provides additional power when needed. In addition, full hybrids can use the electric motor as the sole source of propulsion for low-speed, low-acceleration driving, such as in stop-and-go traffic or for backing up. This electric-only driving mode can further increase fuel efficiency under some driving conditions. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

330

Hybrid: Passing  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Button Passing button highlighted Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar Button Passing button highlighted Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar PASSING During heavy accelerating or when additional power is needed, the gasoline engine and electric motor are both used to propel the vehicle. Additional power from the battery is used to power the electric motor as needed. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is passing another vehicle. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the battery to the electric engine to the front wheels. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is passing another vehicle. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the front wheels. There are blue arrows flowing from the battery to the electric engine to the front wheels.

331

Full Hybrid: Low Speed  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

highlighted Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button highlighted Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button LOW SPEED For initial acceleration and slow-speed driving, as well as reverse, the electric motor uses electricity from the battery to power the vehicle. If the battery needs to be recharged, the generator starts the engine and converts energy from the engine into electricity, which is stored in the battery. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is moving at a low speed. There are arrows flowing from the battery to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is moving at a low speed. There are arrows flowing from the battery to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels.

332

EV America Skid Test Procedure  

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6 6 Revision 2 Effective October 1, 2007 Braking Test Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications Prepared by: _______________________________ Date: _________ Roberta Brayer Approved by: _________________________________________________ Date: _______________ Donald Karner Procedure ETA-HTP06 Revision 2 i TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Objectives 1 2. Purpose 1 3. Documentation 1 4. Initial Conditions and Prerequisites 1 5. Testing Activity Requirements 3 5.3 Dry Controlled Test 4 6. Glossary 5 7. References 7 Appendices Appendix A - Handling Pad Test Data Sheet 8

333

Heavy Truck Engine Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Heavy Duty Truck Engine Program at Cummins embodied three significant development phases. All phases of work strove to demonstrate a high level of diesel engine efficiency in the face of increasingly stringent emission requirements. Concurrently, aftertreatment system development and refinement was pursued in support of these efficiency demonstrations. The program's first phase focused on the demonstration in-vehicle of a high level of heavy duty diesel engine efficiency (45% Brake Thermal Efficiency) at a typical cruise condition while achieving composite emissions results which met the 2004 U.S. EPA legislated standards. With a combination of engine combustion calibration tuning and the development and application of Urea-based SCR and particulate aftertreatment, these demonstrations were successfully performed by Q4 of 2002. The second phase of the program directed efforts towards an in-vehicle demonstration of an engine system capable of meeting 2007 U.S. EPA legislated emissions requirements while achieving 45% Brake Thermal Efficiency at cruise conditions. Through further combustion optimization, the refinement of Cummins Cooled EGR architecture, the application of a high pressure common rail fuel system and the incorporation of optimized engine parasitics, Cummins Inc. successfully demonstrated these deliverables in Q2 of 2004. The program's final phase set a stretch goal of demonstrating 50% Brake Thermal Efficiency from a heavy duty diesel engine system capable of meeting 2010 U.S. EPA legislated emissions requirements. Cummins chose to pursue this goal through further combustion development and refinement of the Cooled EGR system architecture and also applied a Rankine cycle Waste Heat Recovery technique to convert otherwise wasted thermal energy to useful power. The engine and heat recovery system was demonstrated to achieve 50% Brake Thermal Efficiency while operating at a torque peak condition in second quarter, 2006. The 50% efficient engine system was capable of meeting 2010 emissions requirements through the application of NOx and particulate matter reduction techniques proven earlier in the program.

Nelson, Christopher

2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

334

Passive magnetic bearings for vehicular electromechanical batteries  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the design of a passive magnetic bearing system to be used in electromechanical batteries (flywheel energy storage modules) suitable for vehicular use. One or two such EMB modules might, for example, be employed in a hybrid-electric automobile, providing efficient means for power peaking, i.e., for handling acceleration and regenerative braking power demands at high power levels. The bearing design described herein will be based on a ''dual-mode'' operating regime.

Post, R

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Optimal energy management and recovery for FEV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper briefly describes the latest achievements of a new functional vehicle system to overcome the range anxiety problem of Fully Electric Vehicles (FEV). This is primarily achieved by integrated control and operation strategies to optimize the ... Keywords: FEV range anxiety, GPS, all electric range, car-to-car, car-to-infrastructure, control, energy manager, environmental sensors, hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), network architecture, operation strategies, radar, regenerative vacuum free braking, safety, satellite navigation, vehicle simulation, video

Kosmas Knoedler; Jochen Steinmann; Sylvain Laversanne; Stephen Jones; Arno Huss; Emre Kural; David Sanchez; Oliver Bringmann; Jochen Zimmermann

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Analysis of a diesel-electric hybrid urban bus system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A hybrid bus powered by a diesel engine and a battery pack has been analyzed over an idealized bus-driving cycle in Chicago. Three hybrid configurations, two parallel and one series, have been evaluated. The results indicate that the fuel economy of a hybrid bus, taking into account the regenerative braking, is comparable with that of a conventional diesel bus. Life-cycle costs are slightly higher because of the added weight and cost of the battery.

Marr, W.W.; Sekar, R.R. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Ahlheim, M.C. [Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago, IL (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

High voltage bus and auxiliary heater control system for an electric or hybrid vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A control system for an electric or hybrid electric vehicle includes a vehicle system controller and a control circuit having an electric immersion heater. The heater is electrically connected to the vehicle's high voltage bus and is thermally coupled to a coolant loop containing a heater core for the vehicle's climate control system. The system controller responds to cabin heat requests from the climate control system by generating a pulse width modulated signal that is used by the control circuit to operate the heater at a duty cycle appropriate for the amount of cabin heating requested. The control system also uses the heater to dissipate excess energy produced by an auxiliary power unit and to provide electric braking when regenerative braking is not desirable and manual braking is not necessary. The control system further utilizes the heater to provide a safe discharge of a bank of energy storage capacitors following disconnection of the battery or one of the high voltage connectors used to transmit high voltage operating power to the various vehicle systems. The control circuit includes a high voltage clamping circuit that monitors the voltage on the bus and operates the heater to clamp down the bus voltage when it exceeds a pre-selected maximum voltage. The control system can also be used to phase in operation of the heater when the bus voltage exceeds a lower threshold voltage and can be used to phase out the auxiliary power unit charging and regenerative braking when the battery becomes fully charged.

Murty, Balarama Vempaty (West Bloomfield, MI)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Published by the Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education A Unit of the Office for Undergraduate Studies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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Holliday, Mark A.

339

Scalable autonic processing systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The number of automotive functions that are controlled by computers is rapidly increasing. In the past, these functions were confined to stand-alone control units, such as the engine or ABS brake controller. In modern cars, the data exchange between ... Keywords: autonic systems, distributed processing and real-time systems, event-triggered, fault tolerance, parallel processing, scalable automotive electronics system, time-triggered, vehicle electronics

Adnan Shaout; Najamuz Zaman; Taisir Eldos

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Full Hybrid: Stopped  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Braking button Stopped button Braking button Stopped button STOPPED When the vehicle is stopped, such as at a red light, the gasoline engine and electric motor shut off automatically so that energy is not wasted in idling. All other systems, including the electric air conditioning, continue to run. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Battery (highlighted): The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery powers the vehicle at low speeds, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection.

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341

AB-Net Method of Protection from Projectiles (city, military base, battle-front, etc.)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The author suggests a low cost special AB-Net from artificial fiber, which may protect cities and important objects from rockets, artillery and mortar shells, projectiles, bullets, and strategic weapons. The idea is as follows: The offered AB-Net joins an incoming projectile to a small braking parachute and this incoming projectile loses speed by air braking after a drag distance of 50 - 150 meters. A following interception net after the first may serve to collect the slowed projectiles and their fragments or bomblets so that they do not reach the aimpoint. The author offers the design of AB-Net, a developed theory of snagging with a small braking parachute by AB-Net; and sample computations. These nets may be used for defense of a town, city, military base, battle-front line, road (from terrorists), or any important objects or installations (for example nuclear electric station, government buildings, etc.). Computed projects are: Net to counter small rockets (for example, from Qassam), net to counter artillery projectile (caliber 76 mm), net to counter bullets (caliber 7.6 mm). The offered method is cheaper by thousands of times than protection of a city by current anti-rocket systems. Discussion and results are at the end of the article. Key words: Protection from missile and projectile weapons, mortar, rocket, AB-Net, Qassam defense, incoming defense, armor.

Alexander Bolonkin

2008-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

342

Performance testing of the AC propulsion ELX electric vehicle  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Performance testing of the AC Propulsion ELX electric vehicle is described. Test data are presented and analyzed. The ELX vehicle is the first of a series of electric vehicles of interest to the California Air Resources Board. The test series is being conducted under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the US Department of energy and the California Air Resources Board. The tests which were conducted showed that the AC Propulsion ELX electric vehicle has exceptional acceleration and range performance. when the vehicle`s battery was fully charged, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h in about 10 seconds. Energy consumption and range tests using consecutive FUDS and HWFET Driving cycles (the all-electric cycle) indicate that the energy economy of the AC Propulsion ELX electric vehicle with regenerative braking is 97 W{center_dot}h/km, with a range of 153 km (95 miles). Computer simulations performed using the SIMPLEV Program indicate that the vehicle would have a range of 327 km (203 miles) on the all-electric cycle if the lead acid batteries were replaced with NiMH batteries having an energy density of 67 W{center_dot}h/kg. Comparisons of FUDS test data with and without regenerative braking indicated that regenerative braking reduced the energy consumption of the ELX vehicle by approximately 25%.

Kramer, W.E.; MacDowall, R.D.; Burke, A.F.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Method for controlling a motor vehicle powertrain  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiple forward speed automatic transmission produces its lowest forward speed ratio when a hydraulic clutch and hydraulic brake are disengaged and a one-way clutch connects a ring gear to the transmission casing. Second forward speed ratio results when the hydraulic clutch is engaged to connect the ring gear to the planetary carrier of a second gear set. Reverse drive and regenerative operation result when an hydraulic brake fixes the planetary and the direction of power flow is reversed. Various sensors produce signals representing the position of the gear selector lever operated manually by the vehicle operator, the speed of the power source, the state of the ignition key, and the rate of release of an accelerator pedal. A control algorithm produces input data representing a commanded upshift, a commanded downshift and a torque command and various constant torque signals. A microprocessor processes the input and produces a response to them in accordance with the execution of a control algorithm. Output or response signals cause selective engagement and disengagement of the clutch and brake to produce the forward drive, reverse and regenerative operation of the transmission.

Burba, Joseph C. (Ypsilanti, MI); Landman, Ronald G. (Ypsilanti, MI); Patil, Prabhakar B. (Detroit, MI); Reitz, Graydon A. (Farmington Hills, MI)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Method for controlling a motor vehicle powertrain  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A multiple forward speed automatic transmission produces its lowest forward speed ratio when a hydraulic clutch and hydraulic brake are disengaged and a one-way clutch connects a ring gear to the transmission casing. Second forward speed ratio results when the hydraulic clutch is engaged to connect the ring gear to the planetary carrier of a second gear set. Reverse drive and regenerative operation result when an hydraulic brake fixes the planetary and the direction of power flow is reversed. Various sensors produce signals representing the position of the gear selector lever operated manually by the vehicle operator, the speed of the power source, the state of the ignition key, and the rate of release of an accelerator pedal. A control algorithm produces input data representing a commanded upshift, a commanded downshift and a torque command and various constant torque signals. A microprocessor processes the input and produces a response to them in accordance with the execution of a control algorithm. Output or response signals cause selective engagement and disengagement of the clutch and brake to produce the forward drive, reverse and regenerative operation of the transmission. 7 figs.

Burba, J.C.; Landman, R.G.; Patil, P.B.; Reitz, G.A.

1990-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

345

AB-Net Method of Protection from Projectiles (city, military base, battle-front, etc.)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The author suggests a low cost special AB-Net from artificial fiber, which may protect cities and important objects from rockets, artillery and mortar shells, projectiles, bullets, and strategic weapons. The idea is as follows: The offered AB-Net joins an incoming projectile to a small braking parachute and this incoming projectile loses speed by air braking after a drag distance of 50 - 150 meters. A following interception net after the first may serve to collect the slowed projectiles and their fragments or bomblets so that they do not reach the aimpoint. The author offers the design of AB-Net, a developed theory of snagging with a small braking parachute by AB-Net; and sample computations. These nets may be used for defense of a town, city, military base, battle-front line, road (from terrorists), or any important objects or installations (for example nuclear electric station, government buildings, etc.). Computed projects are: Net to counter small rockets (for example, from Qassam), net to counter artille...

Bolonkin, Alexander

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Full Hybrid: Starting  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

highlighted Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button highlighted Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button STARTING When a full hybrid vehicle is initially started, the battery typically powers all accessories. The gasoline engine only starts if the battery needs to be charged or the accessories require more power than available from the battery. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Battery (highlighted): The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery powers the vehicle at low speeds, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. the car is stopped at an intersection.

347

Hybrid: Starting  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

button highlighted Cruising Button Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar button highlighted Cruising Button Passing Button Braking Button Stopped Button subbanner graphic: gray bar STARTING When the vehicle is started, the gasoline engine "warms up." If necessary, the electric motor acts as a generator, converting energy from the engine into electricity and storing it in the battery. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery. Battery: The battery stores energy generated from the gasoline engine or, during regenerative braking, from the electric motor. Since the battery helps power the vehicle, it is larger and holds much more energy than batteries used to start conventional vehicles. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the electric motor to the battery.

348

The Apparent Age of the Time Dilated Universe I: Gyrochronology, Angular Momentum Loss in Close Solar Type Binaries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In creation time-dilation cosmologies (e.g., those proposed by Humphreys, 1994, and Hartnett, 2007), one major question is: What maximum apparent age should be used to characterize the universe? The 14.7-billion-year answer provided by the Big Bang community should not be accepted due to its false assumptions, which are at odds with biblical history. There are many age-bearing processes (astrochronometers) that we can glean from todays astronomy. Astrochronometers include wind-up times of spiral galaxies, rates of decrease rotation and magnetic activity, and spin-down and coalescence times of binary stars (magnetic braking), star cluster ages (isochron age) and nuclear burning ages (stellar aging on the H-R diagram), rates of visual binary orbital circularization, stellar kinematic ages, white dwarf cooling ages, pulsar spin-down ages (due to gravitational radiation), radio isochron ages from stellar spectra, and others. In this study, we will explore the subject of gyrochronology: the precise derivation of stellar ages from the rotational period of single solar-type stars and the orbital periods of interacting binaries. As stars and binaries age, magnetic braking steadily steals away angular momentum, and magnetic activity decreases. We seek to include original research from our astronomical observations. In this regard, we present a preliminary analysis of an asynchronous, fastrotating and near solar-type double contact eclipsing binary (Wilson and Twigg, 1980), AC Piscium from a recent observing run. We also include pertinent interferometric results of fast-spinning single stars. Finally, we attempt a first-ever age estimate of short period solar-type binaries apart from evolutionary time constraints. Figure 1. Magnetic braking on single stars. P is the period of rotation. AML is an acronym for Angular Momentum Loss. Figure 2. The definitions of angular momentum, L, and angular velocity, W.

Ronald G. Samec; Evan Figg

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

NREL: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Gearbox Reliability Collaborative  

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Projects Projects Gearbox deficiencies are the result of many factors. Through gearbox modeling and testing, condition monitoring, and the failure database, the collaborative is expanding the industry's knowledge base, recommending efficient and cost-effective improvements, and facilitating immediate improvements in the gearbox life cycle. Gearbox Modeling and Testing Illustration of representative gearbox including the hub, main bearing, main shaft, gearbox, brake, high speed shaft, generator, and bed plate. A complete gearbox redesign has been completed in a collaborative effort between NREL and industry partners. This process documented and analyzed the design process and produced a new gearbox design that integrates knowledge from previous Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) activities.

350

FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership 2007 Highlights of Technical Accomplishments  

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FreedomCAR FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership 2007 Highlights of Technical Accomplishments Table of Contents Item Page Preface iv Vehicle Technologies Advanced Combustion & Emissions Control * Injection Timing Strongly Impacts H 2 - Air Mixing in a Direct-Injection Hydrogen Engine 1 * Demonstrated 2007 Engine Efficiency Milestone of 42% Peak Brake Thermal Efficiency 2 * Kinetic Mechanism for Diesel Lean NO x Trap Regeneration 3 * Studies of Lean NO x Trap Aftertreatment Contribute to Diesel Vehicle Commercialization 4 Electrical & Electronics * Floating Loop Inverter 5 * Sintered Die Attachment 6 * Thermal Systems Analysis for Advanced Vehicle Power Electronics 7 * High Temperature DC Bus Capacitors 8 Electrochemical Energy Storage

351

The Entire Engineering Archive  

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Engineering Archives Engineering Archives Engineering Archives, Since November 1991 Table of Contents: Strongest geometric figure Geometric figures - bridges High school preparation for engineering Engineering fields and mathematics Future of mechanical engineering Absorbing energy in a crash Braking force of automobiles US fast-breeder policy Fusion energy to power Electricity generation Photovoltaic motors Variable speed motor Space plane Building on the moon Why does the Shuttle turn on launch? Gyroscopes Triangulation Magnets in speakers Speaker impedance Permanent magnet manufacture E/M interference FM modulation Pressure rise in pipe expansion Drag coefficient and Reynolds' Number Boundary layers Cavitation Is it more efficient to turn off fluorescent Uninterruptable power supply Electrical current

352

Charge Depleting:  

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3 seconds 3 seconds Acceleration 1/4 Mile Time: 20.3 seconds Maximum Speed: 74.3 MPH Acceleration 1 Mile Maximum Speed: 103.4 MPH Charge Sustaining: Acceleration 0-60 MPH Time: 13.4 seconds Acceleration 1/4 Mile Time: 20.4 seconds Maximum Speed: 74.8 MPH Acceleration 1 Mile Maximum Speed: 104.0 MPH Brake Test @ 60 MPH Distance Required: 153.0 ft UDDS Fuel Economy 6 HWFET Fuel Economy 6 Distance (miles)

353

Charge Depleting:  

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0 seconds 0 seconds Acceleration 1/4 Mile Time: 20.1 seconds Maximum Speed: 75.7 MPH Acceleration 1 Mile Maximum Speed: 104.9 MPH Charge Sustaining: Acceleration 0-60 MPH Time: 12.8 seconds Acceleration 1/4 Mile Time: 20.0 seconds Maximum Speed: 75.7 MPH Acceleration 1 Mile Maximum Speed: 105.0 MPH Brake Test @ 60 MPH Distance Required: 126.8 ft UDDS Fuel Economy 6 HWFET Fuel Economy 6 Distance (miles)

354

Test and evaluation of 23 electric vehicles for state-of-the-art assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Electric and Hybrid Research, Development and Demonstration Act of 1976 required ERDA to develop data to determine the state-of-the-art of electric and hybrid vehicles. NASA, in response to ERDA's request, tested 18 electric vehicles. The U.S. Army's MERADCOM tested four electric vehicles and the Canadian Government tested one. Eleven of the electric vehicles were passenger cars and 12 were commerical vans. Tests were conducted in accordance with an ERDA test prodecure which is based on the SAE J227a Test Proceduce. Tests included range, acceleration, coast-down, and braking. The results of the tests and comments on reliability are presented.

Dustin, M.O.; Denington, R.J.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Near-term electric vehicle program. Phase II. Operation and maintenance manual  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A detailed description of the design, operation, and maintenance of the Integrated Test Vehicle (ITV) including instruments and controls, economy, safety and security, troubleshooting, and specifications is given. The ITV employs a dc traction motor and 18 lead-acid batteries which provide a nominal voltage of 108 Vdc. A microcomputer controls many vehicle electrical functions. The ITV is a four-passenger subcompact weighing 3320 lb curb weight with the capacity of carrying a 600 lb payload. The driving range is 75 miles on urban cycle, and the vehicle is equipped with a regenerative braking system. (WHK)

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1979-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Ford F250 Dedicated CNG Pickup  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is encouraging the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). To support this activity, DOE has directed the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to conduct projects to evaluate the performance and acceptability of light-duty AFVs. In this study, we tested a pair of 1998 Ford F-250 pickups: one dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) model and a gasoline model as closely matched as possible. Each vehicle was run through a series of tests to evaluate acceleration, fuel economy, braking, and cold-start capabilities, as well as more subjective performance indicators such as handling, climate control, and noise.

Eudy, L.

1999-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

357

Mack LNG vehicle development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of this project was to install a production-ready, state-of-the-art engine control system on the Mack E7G natural gas engine to improve efficiency and lower exhaust emissions. In addition, the power rating was increased from 300 brake horsepower (bhp) to 325 bhp. The emissions targets were oxides of nitrogen plus nonmethane hydrocarbons of less than 2.5 g/bhp-hr and particulate matter of less than 0.05 g/bhp-hr on 99% methane. Vehicle durability and field testing were also conducted. Further development of this engine should include efficiency improvements and oxides of nitrogen reductions.

Southwest Research Institute

2000-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

358

Prestressed elastomer for energy storage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a regenerative braking device for an automotive vehicle. The device includes a power isolating assembly (14), an infinitely variable transmission (20) interconnecting an input shaft (16) with an output shaft (18), and an energy storage assembly (22). The storage assembly includes a plurality of elastomeric rods (44, 46) mounted for rotation and connected in series between the input and output shafts. The elastomeric rods are prestressed along their rotational or longitudinal axes to inhibit buckling of the rods due to torsional stressing of the rods in response to relative rotation of the input and output shafts.

Hoppie, Lyle O. (Birmingham, MI); Speranza, Donald (Canton, MI)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Dry powder mixes comprising phase change materials  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A free flowing, conformable powder-like mix of silica particles and a phase change material (PCM) is provided. The silica particles have a critical size of about 0.005 to about 0.025 microns and the PCM must be added to the silica in an amount of 75% or less PCM per combined weight of silica and PCM. The powder-like mix can be used in tableware items, medical wraps, tree wraps, garments, quilts and blankets, and particularly in applications for heat protection for heat sensitive items, such as aircraft flight recorders, and for preventing brake fade in automobiles, buses, trucks and aircraft. 3 figs.

Salyer, I.O.

1995-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

360

Laser Spark Plug Development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To meet the ignition system needs of large bore high pressure lean burn natural gas engines a laser diode side pumped passively Q-switched laser igniter was designed and tested. The laser was designed to produce the optical intensities needed to initiate ignition in a lean burn high brake mean effective pressure (BMEP) engine. The experimentation explored a variety of optical and electrical input parameters that when combined produced a robust spark in air. The results show peak power levels exceeding 2 MW and peak focal intensities above 400 GW/cm2. Future research avenues and current progress with the initial prototype are presented and discussed.

McIntyre, D.L.; Richardson, S.W.; Woodruff, S.D.; McMillian, M.H.; Guutam, M. (West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV)

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

User Empowerment in the Internet of Things  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper focuses on the characteristics of two big triggers that facilitated wide user adoption of the Internet: Web 2.0 and online social networks. We detect brakes for reproduction of these events in Internet of things. To support our hypothesis we first compare the difference between the ways of use of the Internet with the future scenarios of Internet of things. We detect barriers that could slow down apparition of this kind of social events during user adoption of Internet of Things and we propose a conceptual framework to solve these problems.

Munjin, Dejan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Chinese tallow seed oil as a diesel fuel extender  

SciTech Connect

Chinese tallow and stillingia oil are products obtained from the seed of the unmerchantable, but high yielding Chinese tallow tree. Short-term diesel engine performance tests using mixtures 25%:75% and 50%:50% of Chinese tallow tree seed oil and tallow to diesel fuel gave engine power output, brake thermal efficiencies, and fuel consumption rates within 7% of those obtained using pure diesel fuel. Fuel property values of the extended fuels were found to be within limits proposed for diesel engines. 12 references.

Samson, W.D.; Vidrine, C.G.; Robbins, J.W.D.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Inductrack configuration  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A simple permanent-magnet-excited maglev geometry provides levitation forces and is stable against vertical displacements from equilibrium but is unstable against horizontal displacements. An Inductrack system is then used in conjunction with this system to effect stabilization against horizontal displacements and to provide centering forces to overcome centrifugal forces when the vehicle is traversing curved sections of a track or when any other transient horizontal force is present. In some proposed embodiments, the Inductrack track elements are also employed as the stator of a linear induction-motor drive and braking system.

Post, Richard Freeman (Walnut Creek, CA)

2006-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

364

Three-dimensional finite element modeling of a magnet array spinning above a conductor  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Drag forces due to eddy currents induced by the relative motion of a conductor and a magnetic field occur in many practical devices: motors, brakes, magnetic bearings, and magnetically levitated vehicles. Recently, finite element codes have included solvers for 3-D eddy current geometries and have the potential to be very useful in the design and analysis of these devices. In this paper, numerical results from three-dimensional modeling of a magnet array spinning above a conductor are compared to experimental results in order to assess the capabilities of these codes.

Lorimer, W.L.; Lieu, D.K. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Hull, J.R.; Mulcahy, T.M.; Rossing, T.D. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

365

Electric machine for hybrid motor vehicle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power system for a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and an electric machine is disclosed. The electric machine has a stator, a permanent magnet rotor, an uncluttered rotor spaced from the permanent magnet rotor, and at least one secondary core assembly. The power system also has a gearing arrangement for coupling the internal combustion engine to wheels on the vehicle thereby providing a means for the electric machine to both power assist and brake in relation to the output of the internal combustion engine.

Hsu, John Sheungchun (Oak Ridge, TN)

2007-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

366

Impingement starting and power boosting of small gas turbines  

SciTech Connect

The technology of high-pressure air or hot-gas impingement from stationary shroud supplementary nozzles onto radial outflow compressors and radial inflow turbines to permit rapid gas turbine starting or power boosting is discussed. Data are presented on the equivalent turbine component performance for convergent/divergent shroud impingement nozzles, which reveal the sensitivity of nozzle velocity coefficient with Mach number and turbine efficiency with impingement nozzle admission arc. Compressor and turbine matching is addressed in the transient turbine start mode with the possibility of operating these components in braking or reverse flow regimes when impingement flow rates exceed design.

Rodgers, C.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

BPA experience in the direct measurement of power system dynamics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sustained growth of a large power system tends to make the model-based planning of system expansions and operations increasingly difficult. This paper presents a BPA perspective on procedures for extracting supplemental information for the power system itself. These procedures involve disturbance analysis, ambient measurements, and direct tests. Results shown for the western U.S. power system include a response model derived from a recent test energization of BPA's 1400 MW dynamic brake. The model construction illustrated combined use of Fourier analysis, Prony analysis, and optimal fitting to measured frequency response.

Hauer, J.F. (Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Double acting stirling engine phase control  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mechanical device for effecting a phase change between the expansion and compression volumes of a double-acting Stirling engine uses helical elements which produce opposite rotation of a pair of crankpins when a control rod is moved, so the phase between two pairs of pistons is changed by +.psi. and the phase between the other two pairs of pistons is changed by -.psi.. The phase can change beyond .psi.=90.degree. at which regenerative braking and then reversal of engine rotation occurs.

Berchowitz, David M. (Scotia, NY)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Study of Present-Day LED Brightness and Corresponding Rear Signaling Concepts (LED Optimization)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Crash database studies have shown that more than 29 percent of all crashes are rear-end crashes. These types of crashes often result from a failure to respond (or delays in responding) to a stopped or decelerating lead vehicle (NHTSA, 2005). The work described here is part of a larger program of research intended to develop and evaluate rear signaling applications designed to reduce the frequency and severity of rear-end crashes by redirecting drivers visual attention to the forward roadway (for cases involving a distracted driver), and/or increasing the saliency or meaningfulness of the brake signal (for attentive drivers).

Round Stop Lamp A; Round Stoplamp A

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Dry powder mixes comprising phase change materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A free flowing, conformable powder-like mix of silica particles and a phase change material (PCM) is provided. The silica particles have a critical size of about 0.005 to about 0.025 microns and the PCM must be added to the silica in an amount of 75% or less PCM per combined weight of silica and PCM. The powder-like mix can be used in tableware items, medical wraps, tree wraps, garments, quilts and blankets, and particularly in applications for heat protection for heat sensitive items, such as aircraft flight recorders, and for preventing brake fade in automobiles, buses, trucks and aircraft. 3 figures.

Salyer, I.O.

1994-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

371

Dry powder mixes comprising phase change materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A free flowing, conformable powder-like mix of silica particles and a phase change material (PCM) is provided. The silica particles have a critical size of about 0.005 to about 0.025 microns and the PCM must be added to the silica in an amount of 75% or less PCM per combined weight of silica and PCM. The powder-like mix can be used in tableware items, medical wraps, tree wraps, garments, quilts and blankets, and particularly in applications for heat protection for heat sensitive items, such as aircraft flight recorders, and for preventing brake fade in automobiles, buses, trucks and aircraft.

Salyer, Ival O. (Dayton, OH)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Dry powder mixes comprising phase change materials  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A free flowing, conformable powder-like mix of silica particles and a phase change material (PCM) is provided. The silica particles have a critical size of about 0.005 to about 0.025 microns and the PCM must be added to the silica in an amount of 75% or less PCM per combined weight of silica and PCM. The powder-like mix can be used in tableware items, medical wraps, tree wraps, garments, quilts and blankets, and particularly in applications for heat protection for heat sensitive items, such as aircraft flight recorders, and for preventing brake fade in automobiles, buses, trucks and aircraft.

Salyer, Ival O. (Dayton, OH)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Licenses Available in Energy & Utilities | ORNL  

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Energy and Utilities Energy and Utilities SHARE Energy and Utilities 200000741 Automatic Detection of Bone Fragments in Poultry 200000782 Droplet Acoustic Wave Sensors 200000784 Method for the Enhancement of Aqueous Cleaning Operations 200000785 Bulk Metallic Glass Surgical Tools and Orthopedic Implants 200000789 Device for Separating CO2 from Fossil Power Plant Emissions 200000791 Wheel Reaction Force Sensing Apparatus/Whole-Vehicle Brake Tester 200000796 Fossil Fuel Combined Cycle Power System 200000799 Method for Accelerated Curing of Coatings for Explosion Prevention and Other Needs Using Microwave Technology 200000807 Effective Switching Frequency Multiplier Inverter 200000809 Improved Response Microcantilever Thermal Detector 200000813 High Slot Utilization System for Electric Machines

374

New coke-sorting system at OAO Koks  

SciTech Connect

A new coke-sorting system has been introduced at OAO Koks. It differs from the existing system in that it has no bunkers for all-purpose coke but only bunkers for commercial coke. In using this system with coke from battery 4, the crushing of the coke on conveyer belts, at roller screens, and in the commercial-coke bunkers is studied. After installing braking elements in the coke path, their effectiveness in reducing coke disintegration and improving coke screening is investigated. The granulometric composition and strength of the commercial coke from coke battery 3, with the new coke-sorting system, is evaluated.

B.Kh. Bulaevskii; V.S. Shved; Yu.V. Kalimin; S.D. Filippov [OAO Koks, Kemerovo (Russian Federation)

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

375

FOR SALE  

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376

MaintenanceRecords  

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8/11/2011 8/11/2011 6,825 Changed oil and filter and replaced alternator belt $122.46 10/13/2011 11,287 Purchased two rear tires $120.24 10/19/2011 12,360 Changed oil and filter $64.20 11/23/2011 14,209 Replaced tailgate latch assembly $94.80 1/17/2012 18,254 Changed oil and filter $64.20 3/5/2012 22,872 Replaced serpentine belt $45.00 3/24/2012 24,753 Changed oil and filter $64.20 7/9/2012 30,143 30K mile service $215.75 8/14/2012 35,276 Changed oil and filter $64.33 9/6/2012 39,081 Replaced two tires $196.52 9/12/2012 39,989 Replaced serpentine belt $45.00 9/13/2012 40,377 Changed oil and filter $64.33 9/21/2012 41,795 Replaced two tires $181.83 10/1/2012 43,067 Replaced front brake pads, checked rear brakes, and resurfaced rotors $209.15 10/12/2012 45,457 Changed oil and filter $64.33 11/27/2012 50,630 Changed oil and filter

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U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Sector  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

0. Description of battery-powered electric vehicles 0. Description of battery-powered electric vehicles Vehicle type Description Micro or "mild" hybrid Vehicles with ICEs, larger batteries, and electrically powered auxiliary systems that allow the engine to be turned off when the vehicle is coasting or idle and then be quickly restarted. Regenerative braking recharges the batteries but does not provide power to the wheels for traction. Micro and mild hybrids are not connected to the electrical grid for recharging and are not considered as HEVs in this analysis. Full hybrid electric (HEV) Vehicles that combine an internal combustion engine with electric propulsion from an electric motor and battery. The vehicle battery is recharged by capturing some of the energy lost during braking. Stored energy is used to eliminate engine operation during idle, operate the vehicle at slow speeds for limited distances, and assist the ICE drivetrain throughout its drive cycle. Full HEV systems are configured in parallel, series, or power split systems, depending on how power is delivered to the drivetrain. HEVs are not connected to the electric grid for recharging.

378

Combining Electric and Sail Propulsion for Interplanetary Sample Return  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fast sample return from the outer Solar System would open an entirely new avenue for space science, but the vast distances make this a daunting task. The achievable transit velocity and the need for extra propellant on the return trip limit the feasibility of returning extraterrestrial samples to Earth. To keep the mission duration short enough to be of interest, sample return from objects farther out in the Solar System requires increasingly higher velocities. High specific impulse, electric propulsion reduces the propellant required for the outbound and return trips, but decelerating the spacecraft at the inner Solar System from high velocity still involves a long, inward spiral trajectory. The use of solar sails to rapidly decelerate incoming sample capsules and eliminate propellant is explored in this paper. The sail is essentially a ''solar parachute'' used for braking at the end of the interplanetary return flight, permitting a higher transit speed and truncating the deceleration spiral. In this application the sail is relatively small and manageable since only the sample capsule and its sail are decelerated. A comparison is made between using all-electric propulsion versus combining electric propulsive acceleration with sail deceleration for sample return from the distances of Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto. Solar-sail braking dramatically reduces the return flight time by one-third or more compared to using electric rocket deceleration. To elucidate the technology requirements, wide ranges for both the loaded sail density and electric propulsion specific mass are considered in this initial parametric study.

Noble, Robert

2003-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

379

Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) Combustion on a Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reactivity controlled compression ignition is a low-temperature combustion technique that has been shown, both in computational fluid dynamics modeling and single-cylinder experiments, to obtain diesel-like efficiency or better with ultra-low nitrogen oxide and soot emissions, while operating primarily on gasoline-like fuels. This paper investigates reactivity controlled compression ignition operation on a four-cylinder light-duty diesel engine with production-viable hardware using conventional gasoline and diesel fuel. Experimental results are presented over a wide speed and load range using a systematic approach for achieving successful steady-state reactivity controlled compression ignition combustion. The results demonstrated diesel-like efficiency or better over the operating range explored with low engine-out nitrogen oxide and soot emissions. A peak brake thermal efficiency of 39.0% was demonstrated for 2600 r/min and 6.9 bar brake mean effective pressure with nitrogen oxide emissions reduced by an order of magnitude compared to conventional diesel combustion operation. Reactivity controlled compression ignition emissions and efficiency results are compared to conventional diesel combustion operation on the same engine.

Curran, Scott [ORNL; Hanson, Reed M [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

MaintenanceRecords  

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1/22/2010 1/22/2010 4,894 Changed oil and filter $60.70 12/18/2010 10,075 Changed oil and filter $60.70 12/22/2010 10,651 Replaced driver-side headlight $32.78 2/18/2011 20,255 Changed oil and filter $60.70 3/29/2011 25,267 Changed oil and filter $60.70 5/16/2011 30,509 Changed oil and filter and replaced fanbelt $116.20 6/28/2011 34,831 Replaced alternator/water pump belt and tow fees $80.50 7/8/2011 35,652 Changed oil and filter and replaced air filter $80.88 7/13/2011 35,885 Installed two tires $277.25 7/27/2011 36,982 Towed vehicle and replaced alternator/water pump belt $300.00 8/8/2011 37,738 Repaired left front tire $10.00 9/1/2011 40,384 Replaced alternator belt $45.00 9/8/2011 40,948 Changed oil and filter $60.70 10/22/2011 43,484 30K mile service $192.45 10/26/2011 43,492 Replaced front brake pads and cleaned and adjusted rear brake shoes

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381

Full Hybrid: Cruising  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Cruising button highlighted Passing button Braking button Stopped button Cruising button highlighted Passing button Braking button Stopped button CRUISING PART 1 At speeds above mid-range, both the engine and electric motor are used to propel the vehicle. The gasoline engine provides power to the drive-train directly and to the electric motor via the generator. Go to next… stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are blue arrows flowing from the generator to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the generator to the power split device to the front wheels. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is moving. There are blue arrows flowing from the generator to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the generator to the power split device to the front wheels.

382

FVB Energy Inc. Technical Assistance Project  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The request made by FVB asked for advice and analysis regarding the value of recapturing the braking energy of trains operating on electric light rail transit systems. A specific request was to evaluate the concept of generating hydrogen by electrolysis. The hydrogen would, in turn, power fuel cells that could supply electric energy back into the system for train propulsion or, possibly, also to the grid. To allow quantitative assessment of the potential resource, analysis focused on operations of the SoundTransit light rail system in Seattle, Washington. An initial finding was that the full cycle efficiency of producing hydrogen as the medium for capturing and reusing train braking energy was quite low (< 20%) and, therefore, not likely to be economically attractive. As flywheel energy storage is commercially available, the balance of the analysis focused the feasibility of using this alternative on the SoundTransit system. It was found that an investment in a flywheel with a 25-kWh capacity of the type manufactured by Beacon Power Corporation (BPC) would show a positive 20-year net present value (NPV) based on the current frequency of train service. The economic attractiveness of this option would increase initially if green energy subsidies or rebates were applicable and, in the future, as the planned frequency of train service grows.

DeSteese, John G.

2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

383

A Bidirectional High-Power-Quality Grid Interface With a Novel Bidirectional Noninverted Buck Boost Converter for PHEVs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will play a vital role in future sustainable transportation systems due to their potential in terms of energy security, decreased environmental impact, improved fuel economy, and better performance. Moreover, new regulations have been established to improve the collective gas mileage, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. This paper primarily focuses on two major thrust areas of PHEVs. First, it introduces a grid-friendly bidirectional alternating current/direct current ac/dc dc/ac rectifier/inverter for facilitating vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration of PHEVs. Second, it presents an integrated bidirectional noninverted buck boost converter that interfaces the energy storage device of the PHEV to the dc link in both grid-connected and driving modes. The proposed bidirectional converter has minimal grid-level disruptions in terms of power factor and total harmonic distortion, with less switching noise. The integrated bidirectional dc/dc converter assists the grid interface converter to track the charge/discharge power of the PHEV battery. In addition, while driving, the dc/dc converter provides a regulated dc link voltage to the motor drive and captures the braking energy during regenerative braking.

Onar, Omer C [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Hydraulic system for a ratio change transmission  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a drive assembly (10) for an electrically powered vehicle (12). The assembly includes a transaxle (16) having a two-speed transmission (40) and a drive axle differential (46) disposed in a unitary housing assembly (38), an oil-cooled prime mover or electric motor (14) for driving the transmission input shaft (42), an adapter assembly (24) for supporting the prime mover on the transaxle housing assembly, and a hydraulic system (172) providing pressurized oil flow for cooling and lubricating the electric motor and transaxle and for operating a clutch (84) and a brake (86) in the transmission to shift between the two-speed ratios of the transmission. The adapter assembly allows the prime mover to be supported in several positions on the transaxle housing. The brake is spring-applied and locks the transmission in its low-speed ratio should the hydraulic system fail. The hydraulic system pump is driven by an electric motor (212) independent of the prime mover and transaxle.

Kalns, Ilmars (Northville, MI)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Two-speed transaxle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a drive assembly (10) for an electrically powered vehicle (12). The assembly includes a transaxle (16) having a two-speed transmission (40) and a drive axle differential (46) disposed in a unitary housing assembly (38), an oil-cooled prime mover or electric motor (14) for driving the transmission input shaft (42), an adapter assembly (24) for supporting the prime mover on the transaxle housing assembly, and a hydraulic system (172) providing pressurized oil flow for cooling and lubricating the electric motor and transaxle and for operating a clutch (84) and a brake (86) in the transmission to shift between the two-speed ratios of the transmission. The adapter assembly allows the prime mover to be supported in several positions on the transaxle housing. The brake is spring-applied and locks the transmission in its low-speed ratio should the hydraulic system fail. The hydraulic system pump is driven by an electric motor (212) independent of the prime mover and transaxle.

Kalns, Ilmars (Northville, MI)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Housing assembly for electric vehicle transaxle  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a drive assembly (10) for an electrically powered vehicle (12). The assembly includes a transaxle (16) having a two-speed transmission (40) and a drive axle differential (46) disposed in a unitary housing assembly (38), an oil-cooled prime mover or electric motor (14) for driving the transmission input shaft (42), an adapter assembly (24) for supporting the prime mover on the transaxle housing assembly, and a hydraulic system (172) providing pressurized oil flow for cooling and lubricating the electric motor and transaxle and for operating a clutch (84) and a brake (86) in the transmission to shift between the two-speed ratios of the transmission. The adapter assembly allows the prime mover to be supported in several positions on the transaxle housing. The brake is spring-applied and locks the transmission in its low-speed ratio should the hydraulic system fail. The hydraulic system pump is driven by an electric motor (212) independent of the prime mover and transaxle.

Kalns, Ilmars (Northville, MI)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

A study of industrial equipment energy use and demand control  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Demand and duty factors were measured for selected equipment [air compressors, electric furnaces, injection-molding machines, a welder, a granulator (plastics grinder), a sheet metal press and brake, a lathe, a process chiller, and cooling tower pumps and fans] in two industrial plants. Demand factors for heavily loaded air compressors were found to be near 100 %, for lightly loaded centrifugal equipment (lathe, sheet metal shear and brake, and granulator) near 10 %, and for injection-molding machines near 50 %. The measured demand factors differ from those often estimated during energy surveys. Duty factors for some equipment were found to exceed 100 %, showing that some loads were on for longer periods than that indicated by plant personnel. Comparing a detailed summary of equipment rated loads to annual utility bills, when measurements are not available, can prevent over-estimation of the demand and duty factors for a plant. Raw unadjusted estimates of demand factors of 60 % or higher are often made, yet comparisons of rated loads to utility bills show that some equipment demand factors may be 50 % or less. This project tested a simple beacon alerting system, which used a blue strobe light to alert plant personnel when a preset demand limit had been reached. Tests of load shedding verified that the estimated demand savings of 50 kVA were realized (out of a total demand of almost 1200 kVA) when lighting and air conditioning loads were turned off.

Dooley, Edward Scott

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Magnetically Driven Accretion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We carried out 2.5-dimensional resistive magnetohydrodynamic simulations to study the effects of magnetic diffusivity on magnetically driven mass accretion and jet formation. The initial state is a constant angular-momentum torus threaded by large-scale vertical magnetic fields. Since the angular momentum of the torus is extracted due to magnetic braking, the torus medium falls toward the central region. The infalling matter twists the large-scale magnetic fields and drives bipolar jets. We found that (1) when the normalized magnetic diffusivity, ? ? ?/(r0VK0), where VK0 is the Keplerian rotation speed at a reference radius r = r0, is small (? ? 10 ?3), mass accretion and jet formation take place intermittently; (2) when 10 ?3 ? ? ? 10 ?2, the system evolves toward a quasi-steady state; and (3) when ? ? 10 ?2 the accretion/mass 1 outflow rate decreases with ? and approaches 0. The results of these simulations indicate that in the center of a galaxy which has a super-massive ( ? 10 9 M?) black hole, a massive ( ? 10 8 M?) gas torus and magnetic braking provide a mass accretion rate which is sufficient to explain the activity of AGNs when ? ? 5 10?2.

Takuhito Kuwabara; Kazunari Shibata; Takahiro Kudoh

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

A Novel Integrated Magnetic Structure Based DC/DC Converter for Hybrid Battery/Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This manuscript focuses on a novel actively controlled hybrid magnetic battery/ultracapacitor based energy storage system (ESS) for vehicular propulsion systems. A stand-alone battery system might not be sufficient to satisfy peak power demand and transient load variations in hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV, PHEV). Active battery/ultracapacitor hybrid ESS provides a better solution in terms of efficient power management and control flexibility. Moreover, the voltage of the battery pack can be selected to be different than that of the ultracapacitor, which will result in flexibility of design as well as cost and size reduction of the battery pack. In addition, the ultracapacitor bank can supply or recapture a large burst of power and it can be used with high C-rates. Hence, the battery is not subjected to supply peak and sharp power variations, and the stress on the battery will be reduced and the battery lifetime would be increased. Utilizing ultracapacitor results in effective capturing of the braking energy, especially in sudden braking conditions.

Onar, Omer C [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Hydromechanical transmission  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power transmission having three planetary assemblies, each having its own carrier and its own planet, sun, and ring gears. A speed-varying module is connected in driving relation to the input shaft and in driving relationship to the three sun gears, all of which are connected together. The speed-varying means may comprise a pair of hydraulic units hydraulically interconnected so that one serves as a pump while the other serves as a motor and vice versa, one of the units having a variable stroke and being connected in driving relation to the input shaft, the other unit, which may have a fixed stroke, being connected in driving relation to the sun gears. The input shaft also drives the carrier of the third planetary assembly. A brake grounds the first carrier in the first range and in reverse and causes drive to be delivered to the output through the first ring gear in a hydrostatic mode. The carrier of the third planetary assembly drives the ring gear of the second planetary assembly, and a first clutching means connects the second carrier with the output in a second range, the brake for grounding the first carrier then being released. A second clutching means enables the third ring gear to drive the output shaft in a third range.

Orshansky, Jr. deceased, Elias (LATE OF San Francisco, CA); Weseloh, William E. (San Diego, CA)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

FVB Energy Inc. Technical Assistance Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The request made by FVB asked for advice and analysis regarding the value of recapturing the braking energy of trains operating on electric light rail transit systems. A specific request was to evaluate the concept of generating hydrogen by electrolysis. The hydrogen would, in turn, power fuel cells that could supply electric energy back into the system for train propulsion or, possibly, also to the grid. To allow quantitative assessment of the potential resource, analysis focused on operations of the SoundTransit light rail system in Seattle, Washington. An initial finding was that the full cycle efficiency of producing hydrogen as the medium for capturing and reusing train braking energy was quite low (kWh capacity of the type manufactured by Beacon Power Corporation (BPC) would show a positive 20-year net present value (NPV) based on the current frequency of train service. The economic attractiveness of this option would increase initially if green energy subsidies or rebates were applicable and, in the future, as the planned frequency of train service grows.

DeSteese, John G.

2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

392

Full Hybrid: Passing  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

highlighted Braking button Stopped button highlighted Braking button Stopped button PASSING PART 1 During heavy accelerating or when additional power is needed, the gasoline engine and electric motor are both used to propel the vehicle. Go to next… stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible while passing another vehicle. There are purple arrows flowing from the generator to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the generator to the power split device to the front wheels. Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible while passing another vehicle. There are purple arrows flowing from the generator to the electric motor to the power split device to the front wheels. There are red arrows flowing from the gasoline engine to the generator to the power split device to the front wheels.

393

Fast-Tracking Drivetrain Electrification - Component Technology Development  

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The four main components used in drivetrain electrification The four main components used in drivetrain electrification are energy storage systems, power electronics, electric machines/gearboxes, and control systems. Argonne is actively pursuing increased performance and efficiency of these components along with reducing manufacturing costs. Cost reduction is addressed by reducing materials cost/ quantity, reducing labor/processing steps, increasing performance for the same components, and optimizing efficiency for the same materials cost. Energy Storage System Components Argonne has partnered with Maxwell Technologies to investigate the benefits of actively combining high power density ultracapacitors via power electronics with high energy density Li-Ion (or other future chemistry) batteries. This combination potentially reduces the net ESS cost and provides full acceleration and braking power at low

394

National Wind Technology Center to Debut New Dynamometer (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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New test facility will be used to accelerate the New test facility will be used to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation wind energy technologies. This fall, the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will open a new dynamometer test facility. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the new facility will offer wind industry engineers a unique opportunity to conduct a wide range of tests on the mechanical and electrical power producing systems of a wind turbine including generators, gearboxes, power converters, bearings, brakes, lubrication, cooling, and control systems. Dynamometers enable industry and testing agencies to verify the performance and reliability

395

Electric Transportation Applications All Rights Reserved ETA-TP006  

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6 6 Revision 2 Effective March 1, 1997 Braking Test Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications Prepared by: _______________________________ Date:__________ Jude M. Clark Approved by: _________________________________________________ Date: _______________ Donald B. Karner Procedure ETA-TP006 Revision 2 2 ©1997 Electric Transportation Applications All Rights Reserved TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Objectives 3 2.0 Purpose 3 3.0 Documentation 3 4.0 Initial Conditions and Prerequisites 4 5.0 Testing Activity Requirements 6 5.3 Dry Controlled Test 7 5.4 Wet Controlled Test 9 5.5 Wet Panic Test 11 6.0 Glossary 12 7.0 References 14 Appendices Appendix A - Handling Pad Test Data Sheet 15

396

Full Hybrid: Overview  

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highlighted Stop/Start button banner graphic: blue bar highlighted Stop/Start button banner graphic: blue bar subbanner graphic: gray bar Overview Button highlighted Starting button Low Speed button Cruising button Passing button Braking button Stopped button OVERVIEW Full hybrids use a gasoline engine as the primary source of power, and an electric motor provides additional power when needed. In addition, full hybrids can use the electric motor as the sole source of propulsion for low-speed, low-acceleration driving, such as in stop-and-go traffic or for backing up. This electric-only driving mode can further increase fuel efficiency under some driving conditions. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, generator, power split device, and electric motor visible. The car is stopped at an intersection.

397

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Daimler Trucks North America LLC for an Advance Waiver of Domestic and Daimler Trucks North America LLC for an Advance Waiver of Domestic and Foreign Invention Rights under DOE Contract No. DE-EE0003348, W(A) 2012-027, CH-1665 The Petitioner, Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) was awarded the subject cooperative agreement with DOE for the performance of work entitled , "Recovery Act-Class 8 Truck Efficiency Improvement Project" . The purpose of the program is to develop and demonstrate a 50% improvement in overall freight efficiency on a heavy-duty Class 8 tractor-trailer measure in ton-miles per gallon . This includes the development of an engine capable of achieving 50% brake thermal efficiency. A secondary objective is to identify, through modeling and analysis , key pathways to achieving a long-term goal of developing a 55% efficient heavy-duty diesel engine.

398

file:///E|/ev/test/evasc.shtml  

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Auxiliary Systems Impacts Auxiliary Systems Impacts As with gasoline-powered vehicles, electric vehicles have a number of auxiliary systems. Some systems, such as the radio/tape player, lights, and horn, operate the same way as they do on a gasoline- powered vehicle. Other systems, such as the power steering and power brakes, require an additional small electric motor and have minor impact on the vehicle range. However, the air conditioning and heating systems on electric vehicles are different and can have a dramatic impact on the range. Federal safety standards require all vehicles to have adequate heating and defrosting systems. The heater/defroster system is easily operated in a conventional gasoline-powered vehicle because a supply of heated water from the engine cooling system is readily available. Electric vehicles do not have this

399

Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity May 14, 2010 - 10:52am Addthis A member of the Energy Empowers team takes the Honda FCX Clarity for a drive outside the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. | Photo by Sunita Satyapal A member of the Energy Empowers team takes the Honda FCX Clarity for a drive outside the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. | Photo by Sunita Satyapal Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Stepping into the driver's seat of the hydrogen powered Honda FCX Clarity is like stepping into the future. A glowing blue 3-D dashboard displays hydrogen and battery levels and a power button fires up fuel cells that provide electricity. An advanced braking system warns the driver about

400

Stop/Start: Overview  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Stop/Start button highlighted banner graphic: blue bar Stop/Start button highlighted banner graphic: blue bar subbanner graphic: gray bar Overview button highlighted Driving button Braking button subbanner graphic: gray bar OVERVIEW Stop/Start hybrids are not true hybrids since electricity from the battery is not used to propel the vehicle. However, the Stop/Start feature is an important, energy-saving building block used in hybrid vehicles. Stop/Start technology conserves energy by shutting off the gasoline engine when the vehicle is at rest, such as at a traffic light, and automatically re-starting it when the driver pushes the gas pedal to go forward. stage graphic: vertical blue rule Main stage: See through car with battery, engine, and electric starter/generator visible. Car is stopped at an intersection.

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401

Page not found | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

91 - 20000 of 26,764 results. 91 - 20000 of 26,764 results. Download CX-003854: Categorical Exclusion Determination University of New Haven Solar Testing and Training Lab (Connecticut) CX(s) Applied: B5.1 Date: 09/02/2010 Location(s): New Haven, Connecticut Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-003854-categorical-exclusion-determination Download CX-002146: Categorical Exclusion Determination Wind Turbine Electric Brake Project CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 02/22/2010 Location(s): Ohio Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/cx-002146-categorical-exclusion-determination Download CX-006327: Categorical Exclusion Determination Illinois-City-Waukegan CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B2.5, B5.1

402

NREL: Learning - Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Basics  

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Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Basics Advanced Vehicles and Fuels Basics Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Get Adobe Flash player This video provides an overview of the Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems and its research. Video produced for NREL by Fireside Production. Text Version We can improve the fuel economy of our cars, trucks, and buses by designing them to use the energy in fuels more efficiently. And we can help to reduce our nation's growing reliance on imported oil by running our vehicles on renewable and alternative fuels. Advanced vehicles and fuels can also put the brakes on air pollution and improve our environment. At least 250 million vehicles are in use in the United States today. They include all kinds of passenger cars, trucks, vans, buses, and large

403

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Machining and Fabrication in 723-A Machining and Fabrication in 723-A Savannah River Site Aiken/Aiken/South Carolina Hands-on activities covering the operation of lathes, milling machines, grinders, saws, and machines of both manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) type. Also the fabrication of assemblies within the confines of 723-A using brakes, rollers, metal working machines (Piranha-type machines), arbor and hydraulic presses, threading machines, welding machines, and hand power tools of many kinds. B3.6 - Small-scale research and development, laboratory operations, and pilot projects Andrew R. Grainger Digitally signed by Andrew R. Grainger DN: cn=Andrew R. Grainger, o=DOE-SR, ou=EQMD, email=drew.grainger@srs.gov, c=US Date: 2012.08.08 18:47:21 -04'00' 08/08/2012

404

How Hybrids Work  

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How Hybrids Work How Hybrids Work Diagram of full hybrid vehicle components, including (1) an internal combustion engine, (2) an electric motor, (3) a generator, (4) a power split device, and (5) a high-capacity battery. Flash Animation: How Hybrids Work (Requires Flash 6.0 or higher) HTML Version: How Hybrids Work Hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors and can be configured to obtain different objectives, such as improved fuel economy, increased power, or additional auxiliary power for electronic devices and power tools. Some of the advanced technologies typically used by hybrids include Regenerative Braking. The electric motor applies resistance to the drivetrain causing the wheels to slow down. In return, the energy from the

405

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Sector  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

9. Vehicle types that do not rely solely on a gasoline internal combustion engine for motive and accessory power 9. Vehicle types that do not rely solely on a gasoline internal combustion engine for motive and accessory power Vehicle type Description Micro hybrid Vehicles with gasoline engines, larger batteries, and electrically powered auxiliary systems that allow the engine to be turned off when the vehicle is coasting or idling and then quickly restarted. Regenerative braking recharges the batteries but does not provide power to the wheels for traction. Hybrid electric (gasoline or diesel) Vehicles that combine internal combustion and electric propulsion engines but have limited all-electric range and batteries that cannot be recharged with grid power. Diesel Vehicles that use diesel fuel in a compression-ignition internal combustion engine. Plug-in hybrid electric Vehicles that use battery power for driving some distance, until a minimum level of

406

Discs, outflows, and feedback in collapsing magnetized cores  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The pre-stellar cores in which low mass stars form are generally well magnetized. Our simulations show that early protostellar discs are massive and experience strong magnetic torques in the form of magnetic braking and protostellar outflows. Simulations of protostellar disk formation suggest that these torques are strong enough to suppress a rotationally supported structure from forming for near critical values of mass-to-flux. We demonstrate through the use of a 3D adaptive mesh refinement code -- including cooling, sink particles and magnetic fields -- that one produces transient 1000 AU discs while simultaneously generating large outflows which leave the core region, carrying away mass and angular momentum. Early inflow/outflow rates suggest that only a small fraction of the mass is lost in the initial magnetic tower/jet event.

Duffin, Dennis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Use power factor correction to cut SCR rig fuel bills  

SciTech Connect

When drilling with SCR-powered drilling rigs, there are specific instances on every well when the kVA capacity of the AC generators prohibits efficient engine loading. It then becomes necessary to run another engine-generator set to provide sufficient kVA to power the load, even though the kW required by the load can be furnished by existing engine(s) on line. The practice of running one more engine than can be fully loaded causes all engines on line to run at a less efficient point on the brake specific fuel consumption curve (BSFC) and therefore costs more in terms of engine hours, fuel and maintenance costs. This article presents a study of the load represented by the mud pump and drawworks along with a graphical representation that shows the effect of these loads on the engine generator system both with and without a power factor correction device.

Logan, R.T.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

83.10.Mj Molecular dynamics, Brownian dynamics  

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Abstract Westudycomplexfrictionalstick-sliposcillationsbyformulatinganovelfirst-passage time problem whose solutions are used to compute distributions of stick-slip oscillation periods, displacements, and slip durations for a generic family of stochastic friction models. Approximate solutions are developed using a level-crossing expansion due to Rice and Stratonovich. Sample results for a minimal Langevin sliding friction model agree with simulations over a range of system parameters, and reproduce qualitative features of prior experimental studies of stick-slip motion. The analysis also reveals a complex oscillatory regime near the transition from stick-slip to continuous sliding, in which additional transient modes are excited through boundary-noise interactions. Copyright c ? EPLA, 2011 Stick-slip oscillations, an important source of vibration and acoustic emissions in natural and man-made mechanical systems, are observed in many frictional settings: during macroscopic sliding between unlubricated solid surfaces, such as vehicle brakes [1]; in the bowing of a violin

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Radiation Safety  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Brotherhood of Locomotive Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen Scott Palmer BLET Radiation Safety Officer New Hire Training New Hire study topics * GCOR * ABTH * SSI * Employee Safety * HazMat * Railroad terminology * OJT * 15-week class * Final test Hazardous Materials * Initial new-hire training * Required by OSHA * No specified class length * Open book test * Triennial module Locomotive Engineer Training A little bit older...a little bit wiser... * Typically 2-4 years' seniority * Pass-or-get-fired promotion * Intensive program * Perpetually tested to a higher standard * 20 Weeks of training * 15 of that is OJT * General Code of Operating Rules * Air Brake & Train Handling * System Special Instructions * Safety Instructions * Federal Regulations * Locomotive Simulators * Test Ride * Pass test with 90% Engineer Recertification

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MonthlyReport  

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5 5 Overall AC electrical energy consumption (AC Wh/mi)¹ 111 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi)² 71 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Wh/mi) 61 Total number of trips 1,135 Total distance traveled (mi) 4,408 Trips in Charge Depleting (CD) mode³ Gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 22 DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 296 Number of trips 264 Percent of trips city | highway 100% | 0% Distance traveled (mi) 781 Percent of total distance traveled 18% Trips in both Charge Depleting & Charge Sustaining (CD/CS) modes Gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 19 DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 141 Number of trips 44 Percent of trips city | highway 96% | 4% Distance traveled CD | CS (mi) 333 | 389 Percent of total distance traveled CD | CS

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Comparison of Standard 90.1-07 and the 2009 IECC with Respect to Commercial Buildings  

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9054 9054 Comparison of Standard 90.1-07 and the 2009 IECC with Respect to Commercial Buildings December 11, 2009 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 99352 iii Acronyms and Abbreviations AMCA Air Movement and Control Association ANSI American National Standards Institute ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials BECP Building Energy Codes Program bhp brake horsepower DCV demand control ventilation DDC Direct Digital Control (Systems) DOE U.S. Department of Energy EPACT Federal Energy Policy Act of 1992 hp horsepower HSPF Heating Seasonal Performance Factor

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14Fermi 4/16/99  

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Rate Rate U.S. Postage P A I D Bartlett, IL Permit No. 146 CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE s Õ87 Bonneville, orig 72K miles, loaded, moonroof, leather, good condition, needs some body work. $1,500. Carolyn Hines, x3788 or chines@fnal.gov. s Õ84 Toyota Camry, auto, 4 dr sedan, 116K miles, $700 obo. Call Colleen, x8887. s Õ71 Volkswagen square back, great collectorÕs car, good tires, brakes & Y2K compliant cooling system. $1,000 obo. Call x4364 or JudyU51@AOL.COM. s 19" Portland color TV remote ready but remote missing $45. US Divers Wet Suit Black $50; Parkway divers vest type buoyancy compensator w/auto-inflate $75. Atomic Arc Carbon Skis (195) w/bindings, ski bag, poles, size 12 boots, $150; king size Oak waterbed frame needs mattress $50; Elvis collector plates (4) $20 ea; 2 old

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CX-009044: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

44: Categorical Exclusion Determination 44: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-009044: Categorical Exclusion Determination Machining and Fabrication in 749-A CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/08/2012 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office Hands-on activities covering the operation of lathes, milling machines, grinder, saws, and machines of both manual and Computer Numerical Control type. Also the fabrication of assemblies within the confines of 749-A using brakes, rollers, metal working machines (Piranha-type machines), arbor and hydraulic presses, threading machines, welding machines, and hand power tools of many kinds. CX-009044.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-009045: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-009611: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-010120

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CX-009045: Categorical Exclusion Determination | Department of Energy  

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9045: Categorical Exclusion Determination 9045: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-009045: Categorical Exclusion Determination Machining and Fabrication in 723-A CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 08/08/2012 Location(s): South Carolina Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office Hands-on activities covering the operation of lathes, milling machines, grinders, saws, and machines of both manual and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) type. Also the fabrication of assemblies within the confines of 723-A using brakes, rollers, metal working machines (Piranha-type machines), arbor and hydraulic presses, threading machines, welding machines, and hand power tools of many kinds. CX-009045.pdf More Documents & Publications CX-009044: Categorical Exclusion Determination CX-009590: Categorical Exclusion Determination

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Gas-Saving Tips  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Gas-Saving Tips Gas-Saving Tips Some consumers believe fuel economy ratings are a fixed number, like engine size or cargo volume. However, a vehicle's fuel economy can vary significantly due to several factors, including how the vehicle is driven, the vehicle's mechanical condition, and the environment in which it is driven. That's good news. It means you may be able to improve your vehicle's gas mileage through proper maintenance and driving habits. In fact, studies suggest the average driver can improve his/her fuel economy by roughly 10 percent. Here are a few simple tips to help you get the best possible fuel economy from your vehicle and reduce your fuel costs. Adopt Good Driving Habits Drive Sensibly Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking)

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Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity | Department of Energy  

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Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity Test Drive: Honda FCX Clarity May 14, 2010 - 10:52am Addthis A member of the Energy Empowers team takes the Honda FCX Clarity for a drive outside the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. | Photo by Sunita Satyapal A member of the Energy Empowers team takes the Honda FCX Clarity for a drive outside the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. | Photo by Sunita Satyapal Paul Lester Communications Specialist for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Stepping into the driver's seat of the hydrogen powered Honda FCX Clarity is like stepping into the future. A glowing blue 3-D dashboard displays hydrogen and battery levels and a power button fires up fuel cells that provide electricity. An advanced braking system warns the driver about

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Challenge X 2006 Competition Results  

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6: Virginia Tech Takes Top Honors 6: Virginia Tech Takes Top Honors A student team from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University won the second-year Challenge X: Crossover to Sustainable Mobility, a three-year engineering competition designed to improve the fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. The Virginia Tech team developed and built a hybrid version of the Equinox that uses two electric motors and runs on E85, a fuel blend containing 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. The Virginia Tech vehicle also exhibited the best braking and handling, the lowest tailpipe emissions, and the lowest petroleum usage. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors Corporation (GM) are the lead sponsors for Challenge X, in which 17 teams of North American engineering students are participating (see box). Argonne manages the competition every year.

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Gas Mileage Tips - Driving More Efficiently  

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Driving More Efficiently Driving More Efficiently Personalize Fuel Prices Select the fuel type and enter your fuel price to personalize savings estimates. Regular Midgrade Premium Diesel E85 CNG LPG $ 3.33 /gal Save My Prices Use Default Prices Click "Save My Prices" to apply your prices to other pages, or click "Use Default Prices" use national average prices. Drive Sensibly frustrated driver Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money. Fuel Economy Benefit: 5%-33% Equivalent Gasoline Savings: $0.17-$1.10/gallon Observe the Speed Limit (New Information) Graph showing MPG decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 mph

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CATERPILLAR, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT  

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5NT42423; W(A)-05-052; CH-1339 5NT42423; W(A)-05-052; CH-1339 As set out in the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE Patent Counsel, Caterpillar, Inc. (Caterpillar) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above subject cooperative agreement. The waiver will apply to inventions made by Caterpillar employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. Referring to item 2 of Caterpillar's petition, the purpose of this agreement is to develop a new air management and exhaust energy recovery system that will demonstrate a 10% improvement in thermal efficiency over the base engine (e.g. 40% brake efficiency to 44%) with

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The Inside of a Wind Turbine | Department of Energy  

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The Inside of a Wind Turbine The Inside of a Wind Turbine The Inside of a Wind Turbine 1 of 17 Tower: 2 of 17 Tower: Made from tubular steel (shown here), concrete, or steel lattice. Supports the structure of the turbine. Because wind speed increases with height, taller towers enable turbines to capture more energy and generate more electricity. Generator: 3 of 17 Generator: Produces 60-cycle AC electricity; it is usually an off-the-shelf induction generator. High-speed shaft: 4 of 17 High-speed shaft: Drives the generator. Nacelle: 5 of 17 Nacelle: Sits atop the tower and contains the gear box, low- and high-speed shafts, generator, controller, and brake. Some nacelles are large enough for a helicopter to land on. Wind vane: 6 of 17 Wind vane: Measures wind direction and communicates with the yaw drive to orient the

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CMVRTC: Current Research  

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Current reseach projects Current reseach projects Wireless Roadside Inspection Field Operational Test (WRI-FOT) Brake Defect Causation and Abatement Study Infrared-Based Screening System Overweight Vehicle Defect Study WRI-fot WRI-FOT roadmap In Fall of 2012, FMCSA kicked offed the WRI-FOT Program to validate technologies and methodologies that can improve safety through inspections using wireless technologies that convey real-time identification of commercial motor vehicles (CMV), drivers, and carriers, as well as information about the status of the vehicles and their drivers. It is believed that these inspections will (1) increase CMV safety, (2) increase inspection efficiency, (3) improve inspection effectiveness by reducing the probability of drivers bypassing CMV inspection stations and

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[Cover page, Margins: Left 1 in  

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1/479 1/479 Real-Time Dynamic Brake Assessment Proof of Concept Test Final Report 1 November 2011 Prepared by Mary Beth Lascurain Hudson Oscar Franzese Gary Capps DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY Reports produced after January 1, 1996, are generally available free via the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Information Bridge. Web site http://www.osti.gov/bridge Reports produced before January 1, 1996, may be purchased by members of the public from the following source. National Technical Information Service 5285 Port Royal Road Springfield, VA 22161 Telephone 703-605-6000 (1-800-553-6847) TDD 703-487-4639 Fax 703-605-6900 E-mail info@ntis.gov Web site http://www.ntis.gov/support/ordernowabout.htm Reports are available to DOE employees, DOE contractors, Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE)

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ETAUTP6R0.PDF  

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6 6 Revision 0 Effective March 23, 2001 Braking Test Prepared by Electric Transportation Applications Prepared by: _______________________________ Date:__________ Steven R. Ryan Approved by: _________________________________________________ Date: _______________ Jude M. Clark Procedure ETA-UTP006 Revision 0 2 ©2001 Electric Transportation Applications All Rights Reserved TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Objectives 3 2.0 Purpose 3 3.0 Documentation 3 4.0 Initial Conditions and Prerequisites 4 5.0 Testing Activity Requirements 6 5.3 Dry Controlled Test 7 5.4 Wet Controlled Test 9 5.5 Wet Panic Test 11 6.0 Glossary 12 7.0 References 14 Appendices Appendix A - Handling Pad Test Data Sheet 15

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Many Factors Affect MPG  

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Many Factors Affect Fuel Economy Many Factors Affect Fuel Economy How You Drive Vehicle Maintenance Fuel Variations Vehicle Variations Engine Break-In Vehicles in traffic Quick acceleration and heavy braking can reduce fuel economy by up to 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent around town. New EPA tests account for faster acceleration rates, but vigorous driving can still lower MPG. Excessive idling decreases MPG. The EPA city test includes idling, but more idling will lower MPG. Driving at higher speeds increases aerodynamic drag (wind resistance), reducing fuel economy. The new EPA tests account for aerodynamic drag up to highway speeds of 80 mph, but some drivers exceed this speed. Cold weather and frequent short trips can reduce fuel economy, since your engine doesn't operate efficiently until it is warmed up. In colder

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General requirements. - 1926.451  

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http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10752[3/30/2009 4:11:23 PM] dismantling or alteration. Such activities shall be performed only by experienced and trained employees selected for such work by the competent person. ..1926.451(f)(8) 1926.451(f)(8) Employees shall be prohibited from working on scaffolds covered with snow, ice, or other slippery material except as necessary for removal of such materials. 1926.451(f)(9) Where swinging loads are being hoisted onto or near scaffolds such that the loads might contact the scaffold, tag lines or equivalent measures to control the loads shall be used. 1926.451(f)(10) Suspension ropes supporting adjustable suspension scaffolds shall be of a diameter large enough to provide sufficient surface area for the functioning of brake and hoist

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Parasitic Loss Reduction  

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Parasitic Loss Reduction Parasitic Loss Reduction Heavy vehicles lose a tremendous amount of energy to wind resistance and drag, braking, and rolling resistance. Such non-engine losses can account for an approximate 45% decrease in efficiency. Other sources of energy loss include: friction and wear in the power train, thermal (heat) loads, operation of auxiliary loads (air conditioning, heaters, refrigeration, etc.), and engine idling. The parasitic loss activity identifies methodologies that may reduce energy losses, and tests those in the laboratory. Promising technologies are then prototyped and tested onboard heavy vehicles. Once validated, technologies must be tested on-road to obtain durability, reliability, and life-cycle cost data for the developmental component and/or design strategy.

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MonthlyReport  

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1 1 Overall AC electrical energy consumption (AC Wh/mi)¹ 93 Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi)² 71 Overall DC electrical energy captured from regenerative braking (DC Wh/mi) 40 Total number of trips 11,047 Total distance traveled (mi) 119,879 Trips in Charge Depleting (CD) mode³ Gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 25 DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 208 Number of trips 4,491 Percent of trips city | highway 92% | 8% Distance traveled (mi) 30,376 Percent of total distance traveled 25% Trips in both Charge Depleting & Charge Sustaining (CD/CS) modes Gasoline fuel economy (mpg) 22 DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi) 71 Number of trips 1,352 Percent of trips city | highway 69% | 31% Distance traveled CD | CS (mi) 12,772 | 20,001 Percent of total distance traveled CD | CS

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Slide 1  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Spectrum Sciences & Software, Inc. Spectrum Sciences & Software, Inc. v. United States Breach of Contract The Facts The MAC * 1970s: The U.S. Air Force developed the munitions assembly conveyor (MAC), a bomb assembly line with a 4,000-pound capacity. * 1990s: The Air Force's increased reliance on guided bomb units ("smart" bombs) strained the MAC operating system - each assembled bomb weighed at least 2,800 pounds, slowing production. Pre-CRADA Activity * Spectrum, a munitions assembly systems manufacturer, undertook a significant, self-funded effort to upgrade the MAC: - Gantry. - Hoist. - Conveyor and braking systems. - Interface control board. - Work tables. - Lighting. * Spectrum needed the Air Force's cooperation to refine and test its improvements. * Spectrum negotiated with the Air Force a CRADA, which they signed

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Ford Taurus Ethanol-Fueled Sedan  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is encouraging the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). To support this activity, DOE has directed the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to conduct projects to evaluate the performance and acceptability of light-duty AFVs. In this study, we tested a pair of 1998 Ford Tauruses: one E85 (85% gasoline/15% ethanol) model (which was tested on both E85 and gasoline) and a gasoline model as closely matched as possible. Each vehicle was run through a series of tests to evaluate acceleration, fuel economy, braking, and cold-start capabilities, as well as more subjective performance indicators such as handling, climate control, and noise.

Eudy, L.

1999-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Beating the spin-down limit on gravitational wave emission from the Crab pulsar  

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We present direct upper limits on gravitational wave emission from the Crab pulsar using data from the first nine months of the fifth science run of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). These limits are based on two searches. In the first we assume that the gravitational wave emission follows the observed radio timing, giving an upper limit on gravitational wave emission that beats indirect limits inferred from the spin-down and braking index of the pulsar and the energetics of the nebula. In the second we allow for a small mismatch between the gravitational and radio signal frequencies and interpret our results in the context of two possible gravitational wave emission mechanisms.

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration; B. Abbott; R. Abbott; R. Adhikari; P. Ajith; B. Allen; G. Allen; R. Amin; S. B. Anderson; W. G. Anderson; M. A. Arain; M. Araya; H. Armandula; P. Armor; Y. Aso; S. Aston; P. Aufmuth; C. Aulbert; S. Babak; S. Ballmer; H. Bantilan; B. C. Barish; C. Barker; D. Barker; B. Barr; P. Barriga; M. A. Barton; M. Bastarrika; K. Bayer; J. Betzwieser; P. T. Beyersdorf; I. A. Bilenko; G. Billingsley; R. Biswas; E. Black; K. Blackburn; L. Blackburn; D. Blair; B. Bland; T. P. Bodiya; L. Bogue; R. Bork; V. Boschi; S. Bose; P. R. Brady; V. B. Braginsky; J. E. Brau; M. Brinkmann; A. Brooks; D. A. Brown; G. Brunet; A. Bullington; A. Buonanno; O. Burmeister; R. L. Byer; L. Cadonati; G. Cagnoli; J. B. Camp; J. Cannizzo; K. Cannon; J. Cao; L. Cardenas; T. Casebolt; G. Castaldi; C. Cepeda; E. Chalkley; P. Charlton; S. Chatterji; S. Chelkowski; Y. Chen; N. Christensen; D. Clark; J. Clark; T. Cokelaer; R. Conte; D. Cook; T. Corbitt; D. Coyne; J. D. E. Creighton; A. Cumming; L. Cunningham; R. M. Cutler; J. Dalrymple; K. Danzmann; G. Davies; D. DeBra; J. Degallaix; M. Degree; V. Dergachev; S. Desai; R. DeSalvo; S. Dhurandhar; M. Daz; J. Dickson; A. Dietz; F. Donovan; K. L. Dooley; E. E. Doomes; R. W. P. Drever; I. Duke; J. -C. Dumas; R. J. Dupuis; J. G. Dwyer; C. Echols; A. Effler; P. Ehrens; E. Espinoza; T. Etzel; T. Evans; S. Fairhurst; Y. Fan; D. Fazi; H. Fehrmann; M. M. Fejer; L. S. Finn; K. Flasch; N. Fotopoulos; A. Freise; R. Frey; T. Fricke; P. Fritschel; V. V. Frolov; M. Fyffe; J. Garofoli; I. Gholami; J. A. Giaime; S. Giampanis; K. D. Giardina; K. Goda; E. Goetz; L. Goggin; G. Gonzlez; S. Gossler; R. Gouaty; A. Grant; S. Gras; C. Gray; M. Gray; R. J. S. Greenhalgh; A. M. Gretarsson; F. Grimaldi; R. Grosso; H. Grote; S. Grunewald; M. Guenther; E. K. Gustafson; R. Gustafson; B. Hage; J. M. Hallam; D. Hammer; C. Hanna; J. Hanson; J. Harms; G. Harry; E. Harstad; K. Hayama; T. Hayler; J. Heefner; I. S. Heng; M. Hennessy; A. Heptonstall; M. Hewitson; S. Hild; E. Hirose; D. Hoak; D. Hosken; J. Hough; S. H. Huttner; D. Ingram; M. Ito; A. Ivanov; B. Johnson; W. W. Johnson; D. I. Jones; G. Jones; R. Jones; L. Ju; P. Kalmus; V. Kalogera; S. Kamat; J. Kanner; D. Kasprzyk; E. Katsavounidis; K. Kawabe; S. Kawamura; F. Kawazoe; W. Kells; D. G. Keppel; F. Ya. Khalili; R. Khan; E. Khazanov; C. Kim; P. King; J. S. Kissel; S. Klimenko; K. Kokeyama; V. Kondrashov; R. K. Kopparapu; D. Kozak; I. Kozhevatov; B. Krishnan; P. Kwee; P. K. Lam; M. Landry; M. M. Lang; B. Lantz; A. Lazzarini; M. Lei; N. Leindecker; V. Leonhardt; I. Leonor; K. Libbrecht; H. Lin; P. Lindquist; N. A. Lockerbie; D. Lodhia; M. Lormand; P. Lu; M. Lubinski; A. Lucianetti; H. Lck; B. Machenschalk; M. MacInnis; M. Mageswaran; K. Mailand; V. Mandic; S. Mrka; Z. Mrka; A. Markosyan; J. Markowitz; E. Maros; I. Martin; R. M. Martin; J. N. Marx; K. Mason; F. Matichard; L. Matone; R. Matzner; N. Mavalvala; R. McCarthy; D. E. McClelland; S. C. McGuire; M. McHugh; G. McIntyre; G. McIvor; D. McKechan; K. McKenzie; T. Meier; A. Melissinos; G. Mendell; R. A. Mercer; S. Meshkov; C. J. Messenger; D. Meyers; J. Miller; J. Minelli; S. Mitra; V. P. Mitrofanov; G. Mitselmakher; R. Mittleman; O. Miyakawa; B. Moe; S. Mohanty; G. Moreno; K. Mossavi; C. MowLowry; G. Mueller; S. Mukherjee; H. Mukhopadhyay; H. Mller-Ebhardt; J. Munch; P. Murray; E. Myers; J. Myers; T. Nash; J. Nelson; G. Newton; A. Nishizawa; K. Numata; J. O'Dell; G. Ogin; B. O'Reilly; R. O'Shaughnessy; D. J. Ottaway; R. S. Ottens; H. Overmier; B. J. Owen; Y. Pan; C. Pankow; M. A. Papa; V. Parameshwaraiah; P. Patel; M. Pedraza; S. Penn; A. Perreca; T. Petrie; I. M. Pinto; M. Pitkin; H. J. Pletsch; M. V. Plissi; F. Postiglione; M. Principe; R. Prix; V. Quetschke; F. Raab; D. S. Rabeling; H. Radkins; N. Rainer; M. Rakhmanov; M. Ramsunder; H. Rehbein; S. Reid; D. H. Reitze; R. Riesen; K. Riles; B. Rivera; N. A. Robertson; C. Robinson; E. L. Robinson; S. Roddy; A. Rodriguez; A. M. Rogan; J. Rollins; J. D. Romano; J. Romie; R. Route; S. Rowan; A. Rdiger; L. Ruet; P. Russell; K. Ryan; S. Sakata; M. Samidi; L. Sancho de la Jordana; V. Sandberg; V. Sannibale; S. Saraf; P. Sarin; B. S. Sathyaprakash; S. Sato; P. R. Saulson; R. Savage; P. Savov; S. W. Schediwy; R. Schilling; R. Schnabel; R. Schofield; B. F. Schutz; P. Schwinberg; S. M. Scott; A. C. Searle; B. Sears; F. Seifert; D. Sellers; A. S. Sengupta; P. Shawhan; D. H. Shoemaker; A. Sibley; X. Siemens; D. Sigg; S. Sinha; A. M. Sintes; B. J. J. Slagmolen; J. Slutsky; J. R. Smith; M. R. Smith; N. D. Smith; K. Somiya; B. Sorazu; L. C. Stein; A. Stochino; R. Stone; K. A. Strain; D. M. Strom; A. Stuver; T. Z. Summerscales; K. -X. Sun; M. Sung; P. J. Sutton; H. Takahashi; D. B. Tanner; R. Taylor; R. Taylor; J. Thacker; K. A. Thorne; K. S. Thorne; A. Thring; K. V. Tokmakov; C. Torres; C. Torrie; G. Traylor; M. Trias; W. Tyler

2008-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Patriot's hybrid-electric drivetrain  

SciTech Connect

Hybrid powertrain concepts are not new. Sailing ships carried auxiliary steam power on trans-Atlantic trips in the 19th Century. The 1917 Woods dual power'' automobile had a small internal combustion engine and supplementary electric drive featuring regenerative braking. But hybrid automobiles have not been successful in the automotive marketplace. For such vehicles to be successful, Chrysler officials believe a hybrid powertrain must be designed for the specific duty cycle of the vehicle; the vehicle-performance compromise must be acceptable to the customer; component efficiency and durability will have to be improved; and major component cost reductions will be required. This article describes how Chrysler is using a road-racing vehicle in the development of hybrid powertrains.

Jost, K.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Modulation Investigation for High Temperature (175-200 degrees Celcius) Automotive Application  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hybrid electric vehicles were re-introduced in the late 1990s after a century dominated by purely internal combustion powered engines[1]. Automotive players, such as GM, Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Honda, and Toyota, together with major energy producers, such as BPAmoco, were the major force in the development of hybrid electric vehicles. Most notable was the development by Toyota of its Prius, which was launched in Japan in 1997 and worldwide in 2001. The shift to hybrids was driven by the fact that the sheer volume of vehicles on the road had begun to tax the ability of the environment to withstand the pollution of the internal combustion engine and the ability of the fossil fuel industry to produce a sufficient amount of refined gasoline. In addition, the number of vehicles was anticipated to rise exponentially with the increasing affluence of China and India. Over the last fifteen years, major advances have been made in all the technologies essential to hybrid vehicle success, including batteries, motors, power control and conditioning electronics, regenerative braking, and power sources, including fuel cells. Current hybrid electric vehicles are gasoline internal combustion--electric motor hybrids. These hybrid electric vehicles range from micro-hybrids, where a stop/start system cuts the engine while the vehicle is stopped, and mild hybrids where the stop/start system is supplemented by regenerative braking and power assist, to full hybrids where the combustion motor is optimized for electric power production, and there is full electric drive and full regenerative braking. PSA Peugeot Citroen estimates the increased energy efficiency will range from 3-6% for the micro-hybrids to 15-25% for the full hybrids.[2] Gasoline-electric hybrids are preferred in US because they permit long distance travel with low emissions and high gasoline mileage, while still using the existing refueling infrastructure. One of the most critical areas in which technology has been advancing has been the development of electronics that can operate in the high temperature environments present in hybrid vehicles. The temperatures under the hood for a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle are comparable to those for traditional internal combustion engines. This is known to be a difficult environment with respect to commercial-grade electronics, as there are surface and ambient temperatures ranging from 125 C to 175 C. In addition, some hybrid drive electronics are placed in even harsher environments, such as on or near the brakes, where temperatures can reach 250 C. Furthermore, number of temperature cycles experienced by electronics in a hybrid vehicle is different from that experienced in a traditional vehicle. A traditional internal combustion vehicle will have the engine running for longer periods, whereas a mild or micro-hybrid engine will experience many more starts and stops.[3] This means that hybrid automotive electronics will undergo more cycles of a potential wider temperature cycle than standard automotive electronics, which in turn see temperature cycles of 2 to 3 times the magnitude of the {Delta}T = 50 C-75 C experienced by commercial-grade electronics. This study will discuss the effects of these harsh environments on the failure mechanisms and ultimate reliability of electronic systems developed for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. In addition, it will suggest technologies and components that can reasonably be expected to perform well in these environments. Finally, it will suggest areas where further research is needed or desirable. Areas for further research will be highlighted in bold, italic type. It should be noted that the first area where further research is desirable is in developing a clearer understanding of the actual hybrid automotive electronics environment and how to simulate it through accelerated testing, thus: Developing specific mission profiles and accelerated testing protocols for the underhood environment for hybrid cars, as has previously been done for gasoline-powered vehicles, is an important area for further st

McCluskey, F. P.

2007-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

433

Low cost electronic ultracapacitor interface technique to provide load leveling of a battery for pulsed load or motor traction drive applications  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A battery load leveling arrangement for an electrically powered system in which battery loading is subject to intermittent high current loading utilizes a passive energy storage device and a diode connected in series with the storage device to conduct current from the storage device to the load when current demand forces a drop in battery voltage. A current limiting circuit is connected in parallel with the diode for recharging the passive energy storage device. The current limiting circuit functions to limit the average magnitude of recharge current supplied to the storage device. Various forms of current limiting circuits are disclosed, including a PTC resistor coupled in parallel with a fixed resistor. The current limit circuit may also include an SCR for switching regenerative braking current to the device when the system is connected to power an electric motor.

King, Robert Dean (Schenectady, NY); DeDoncker, Rik Wivina Anna Adelson (Malvern, PA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Advanced Hybrid Propulsion and Energy Management System for High Efficiency, Off Highway, 240 Ton Class, Diesel Electric Haul Trucks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this project is to reduce the fuel consumption of off-highway vehicles, specifically large tonnage mine haul trucks. A hybrid energy storage and management system will be added to a conventional diesel-electric truck that will allow capture of braking energy normally dissipated in grid resistors as heat. The captured energy will be used during acceleration and motoring, reducing the diesel engine load, thus conserving fuel. The project will work towards a system validation of the hybrid system by first selecting an energy storage subsystem and energy management subsystem. Laboratory testing at a subscale level will evaluate these selections and then a full-scale laboratory test will be performed. After the subsystems have been proven at the full-scale lab, equipment will be mounted on a mine haul truck and integrated with the vehicle systems. The integrated hybrid components will be exercised to show functionality, capability, and fuel economy impacts in a mine setting.

Richter, Tim; Slezak, Lee; Johnson, Chris; Young, Henry; Funcannon, Dan

2008-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

435

Method and apparatus for controlling battery charging in a hybrid electric vehicle  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A starter/alternator system (24) for hybrid electric vehicle (10) having an internal combustion engine (12) and an energy storage device (34) has a controller (30) coupled to the starter/alternator (26). The controller (30) has a state of charge manager (40) that monitors the state of charge of the energy storage device. The controller has eight battery state-of-charge threshold values that determine the hybrid operating mode of the hybrid electric vehicle. The value of the battery state-of-charge relative to the threshold values is a factor in the determination of the hybrid mode, for example; regenerative braking, charging, battery bleed, boost. The starter/alternator may be operated as a generator or a motor, depending upon the mode.

Phillips, Anthony Mark (Northville, MI); Blankenship, John Richard (Dearborn, MI); Bailey, Kathleen Ellen (Dearborn, MI); Jankovic, Miroslava (Birmingham, MI)

2003-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

436

Wind turbine rotor hub and teeter joint  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A rotor hub is provided for coupling a wind turbine rotor blade and a shaft. The hub has a yoke with a body which is connected to the shaft, and extension portions which are connected to teeter bearing blocks, each of which has an aperture. The blocks are connected to a saddle which envelops the rotor blade by one or two shafts which pass through the apertures in the bearing blocks. The saddle and blade are separated by a rubber interface which provides for distribution of stress over a larger portion of the blade. Two teeter control mechanisms, which may include hydraulic pistons and springs, are connected to the rotor blade and to the yoke at extension portions. These control mechanisms provide end-of-stroke damping, braking, and stiffness based on the teeter angle and speed of the blade.

Coleman, Clint (Warren, VT); Kurth, William T. (Warren, VT); Jankowski, Joseph (Stowe, VT)

1994-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

437

Wind turbine spoiler  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An aerodynamic spoiler system for a vertical axis wind turbine includes spoilers on the blades initially stored near the rotor axis to minimize drag. A solenoid latch adjacent the central support tower releases the spoilers and centrifugal force causes the spoilers to move up the turbine blades away from the rotor axis, thereby producing a braking effect and actual slowing of the associated wind turbine, if desired. The spoiler system can also be used as an infinitely variable power control by regulated movement of the spoilers on the blades over the range between the undeployed and fully deployed positions. This is done by the use of a suitable powered reel and cable located at the rotor tower to move the spoilers.

Sullivan, William N. (Albuquerque, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Baseline and verification tests of the electric vehicle associates' current fare station wagon. Final test report, March 27, 1980-November 6, 1981  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The EVA Current Fare Wagon was manufactured by Electric Vehicle Associates, Incorporated (EVA) of Cleveland, Ohio. It is now available from Lectra Motors Corp. of Las Vegas, Nevada. The vehicle was tested under the direction of MERADCOM from 27 March 1980 to 6 November 1981. The tests are part of a Department of Energy project to assess advances in electric vehicle design. This report presents the performance test results on the EVA Current Fare Wagon. The EVA Current Fare Wagon is a 1980 Ford Fairmont station wagon which has been converted to an electric vehicle. The propulsion system is made up of a Cableform controller, a series-wound 30-hp Reliance Electric Motor, and 22 6-V lead-acid batteries. The Current Fare Wagon is also equipped with regenerative braking. Further details of the vehicle are given in the Vehicle Summary Data Sheet, Appendix A. The results of this testing are given in Table 1.

Dowgiallo, E.J. Jr.; Chapman, R.D.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Electromagnetic Forces and Fields in a Rotating Reference Frame  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Maxwells equations and the equations governing charged particle dynamics are presented for a rotating coordinate system with the global time coordinate of an observer on the rotational axis. Special care is taken in defining the relevant entities in these equations. Ambiguities in the definitions of the electromagnetic fields are pointed out, and in fact are shown to be essential in such a system of coordinates. The Lorentz force is found to have an extra term in this frame, which has its origins in relativistic mass. A related term in the energy equation, which allows inertia to be gained even during strict corotation, suggests ways existing pulsar magnetosphere models may be modified to match observed braking indices more closely. Subject headings: magnetic fields relativity pulsars: general 3

Paul N. Arendt

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

A sodium-sulfur battery for the ETX-II propulsion system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A Canadian built 52 kWh sodium-sulphur battery is being integrated with the ETX-II powertrain. The propulsion system thus formed is being installed in a Ford Aerostar compact-size van for test and development purposes. The selection and design of the traction battery, as an integral part of the propulsion system, will be outlined in this paper along with the projected performance of the test bed vehicle under both highway and urban driving conditions. The results of a battery optimization study will also be discussed. Braking energy recovery (regeneration) is an important part of the ETX-II system capability and needs to be carefully managed when used with sodium-sulphur batteries. This will be discussed to show its effect on the system performance.

Altmejd, M. (Powerplex Technologies, Inc., Downsview, ON (Canada)); Dzieciuch, M. (Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States))

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

A sodium-sulfur battery for the ETX-II propulsion system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Canadian built 52 kWh sodium-sulphur battery is being integrated with the ETX-II powertrain. The propulsion system thus formed is being installed in a Ford Aerostar compact-size van for test and development purposes. The selection and design of the traction battery, as an integral part of the propulsion system, will be outlined in this paper along with the projected performance of the test bed vehicle under both highway and urban driving conditions. The results of a battery optimization study will also be discussed. Braking energy recovery (regeneration) is an important part of the ETX-II system capability and needs to be carefully managed when used with sodium-sulphur batteries. This will be discussed to show its effect on the system performance.

Altmejd, M. [Powerplex Technologies, Inc., Downsview, ON (Canada); Dzieciuch, M. [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States)

1988-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

442

Near-term electric-vehicle program. Phase II. Mid-term review summary report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The general objective of the Near-Term Electric Vehicle Program is to confirm that, in fact, the complete spectrum of requirements placed on the automobile (e.g., safety, producibility, utility, etc.) can still be satisfied if electric power train concepts are incorporated in lieu of contemporary power train concepts, and that the resultant set of vehicle characteristics are mutually compatible, technologically achievable, and economically achievable. The focus of the approach to meeting this general objective involves the design, development, and fabrication of complete electric vehicles incorporating, where necessary, extensive technological advancements. A mid-term summary is presented of Phase II which is a continuation of the preliminary design study conducted in Phase I of the program. Information is included on vehicle performance and performance simulation models; battery subsystems; control equipment; power systems; vehicle design and components for suspension, steering, and braking; scale model testing; structural analysis; and vehicle dynamics analysis. (LCL)

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1978-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

443

Electric vehicle drive train with direct coupling transmission  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electric vehicle drive train includes an electric motor and an associated speed sensor, a transmission operable in a speed reduction mode or a direct coupled mode, and a controller responsive to the speed sensor for operating the transmission in the speed reduction mode when the motor is below a predetermined value, and for operating the motor in the direct coupled mode when the motor speed is above a predetermined value. The controller reduces the speed of the motor, such as by regeneratively braking the motor, when changing from the speed reduction mode to the direct coupled mode. The motor speed may be increased when changing from the direct coupled mode to the speed reduction mode. The transmission is preferably a single stage planetary gearbox.

Tankersley, Jerome B. (Fredericksburg, VA); Boothe, Richard W. (Roanoke, VA); Konrad, Charles E. (Roanoke, VA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Electric vehicle drive train with direct coupling transmission  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electric vehicle drive train includes an electric motor and an associated speed sensor, a transmission operable in a speed reduction mode or a direct coupled mode, and a controller responsive to the speed sensor for operating the transmission in the speed reduction mode when the motor is below a predetermined value, and for operating the motor in the direct coupled mode when the motor speed is above a predetermined value. The controller reduces the speed of the motor, such as by regeneratively braking the motor, when changing from the speed reduction mode to the direct coupled mode. The motor speed may be increased when changing from the direct coupled mode to the speed reduction mode. The transmission is preferably a single stage planetary gearbox. 6 figures.

Tankersley, J.B.; Boothe, R.W.; Konrad, C.E.

1995-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

445

Ac traction gets on track  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article describes inverter-based ac traction systems which give freight locomotives greater adhesion, pulling power, and braking capacity. In the 1940s, dc traction replaced the steam engine as a source of train propulsion, and it has ruled the freight transportation industry ever since. But now, high-performance ac-traction systems, with their unprecedented levels of pulling power and adhesion, are becoming increasingly common on America`s freight railroads. In thousands of miles of demonstration tests, today`s ac-traction systems have outperformed traditional dc-motor driven systems. Major railroad companies are convinced enough of the benefits of ac traction to have integrated it into their freight locomotives.

O`Connor, L.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Farm scale biogas-fueled engine/induction generator system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 3.6 liter spark ignition engine coupled to an induction generator produced 21 kW of electric power at 1260 rpm operating on biogas (55% methane, 45% carbon dioxide). Power output increased by 3.55 kW for a 10 rpm increase in shaft speed. Operating at over 16 kW output, power factor was greater than .8 and generator efficiency was greater than 85%. Engine operation is insensitive to small changes in spark advance. Recommended spark advance for a biogas engine is about 45/sup 0/. Minimum brake specific fuel consumption of 270 g CH/sub 4//kWh occurs at a manifold vacuum of 5 cmHg and an equivalence ratio in the range of .6 to .8.

Stahl, T.; Fischer, J.R.; Harris, F.D.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Utilization of rotor kinetic energy storage for hybrid vehicles  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power system for a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine, the power system comprises an electric machine (12) further comprising a first excitation source (47), a permanent magnet rotor (28) and a magnetic coupling rotor (26) spaced from the permanent magnet rotor and at least one second excitation source (43), the magnetic coupling rotor (26) also including a flywheel having an inertial mass to store kinetic energy during an initial acceleration to an operating speed; and wherein the first excitation source is electrically connected to the second excitation source for power cycling such that the flywheel rotor (26) exerts torque on the permanent magnet rotor (28) to assist braking and acceleration of the permanent magnet rotor (28) and consequently, the vehicle. An axial gap machine and a radial gap machine are disclosed and methods of the invention are also disclosed.

Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

2011-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

448

Power conversion apparatus and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A power conversion apparatus includes an interfacing circuit that enables a current source inverter to operate from a voltage energy storage device (voltage source), such as a battery, ultracapacitor or fuel cell. The interfacing circuit, also referred to as a voltage-to-current converter, transforms the voltage source into a current source that feeds a DC current to a current source inverter. The voltage-to-current converter also provides means for controlling and maintaining a constant DC bus current that supplies the current source inverter. The voltage-to-current converter also enables the current source inverter to charge the voltage energy storage device, such as during dynamic braking of a hybrid electric vehicle, without the need of reversing the direction of the DC bus current.

Su, Gui-Jia (Knoxville, TN)

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

449

A miniature powerplant for very small, very long range autonomous aircraft. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors have developed a new piston engine offering unprecedented efficiency for a new generation of miniature robotic aircraft. Following Phase 1 preliminary design in 1996--97, they have gone forward in Phase 2 to complete detail design, and are nearing completion of a first batch of ten engines. A small-engine dynamometer facility has been built in preparation for the test program. Provisions have been included for supercharging, which will allow operation at ceilings in the 10,000 m range. Component tests and detailed analysis indicate that the engine will achieve brake-specific fuel consumption well below 300 gm/kWh at power levels of several hundred watts. This level of performance opens the door to development of tabletop-sized aircraft having transpacific range and multi-day endurance, which will offer extraordinary new capabilities for meteorology, geomagnetic, and a variety of applications in environmental monitoring and military operations.

Tad McGeer

1999-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

450

Study and program plan for improved heavy duty gas turbine engine ceramic component development  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A five-year program plan was generated from the study activities with the objectives of demonstrating a fuel economy of 213 mg/W . h (0.35 lb/hp-hr) brake specific fuel consumption by 1981 through use of ceramic materials, with conformance to current and projected Federal noise and emission standards, and to demonstrate a commercially viable engine. Study results show that increased turbine inlet and regenerator inlet temperatures, through the use of ceramic materials, contribute the greatest amount to achieving fuel economy goals. Further, improved component efficiencies (for the compressor, gasifier turbine, power turbine, and regenerator disks show significant additional gains in fuel economy. Fuel saved in a 500,000-mile engine life, risk levels involved in development, and engine-related life cycle costs for fleets (100 units) of trucks and buses were used as criteria to select work goals for the planned program.

Helms, H.E.

1977-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Nano-Scale Interpenetrating Phase Composites (IPC S) for Industrial and Vehicle Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A one-year project was completed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to explore the technical and economic feasibility of producing nano-scale Interpenetrating Phase Composite (IPC) components of a usable size for actual testing/implementation in a real applications such as high wear/corrosion resistant refractory shapes for industrial applications, lightweight vehicle braking system components, or lower cost/higher performance military body and vehicle armor. Nano-scale IPC s with improved mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties have previously been demonstrated at the lab scale, but have been limited in size. The work performed under this project was focused on investigating the ability to take the current traditional lab scale processes to a manufacturing scale through scaling of these processes or through the utilization of an alternative high-temperature process.

Hemrick, James Gordon [ORNL; Hu, Michael Z. [ORNL

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Hydrogen engine performance analysis project. Second annual report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Progress in a 3 year research program to evaluate the performance and emission characteristics of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines is reported. Fifteen hydrogen engine configurations will be subjected to performance and emissions characterization tests. During the first two years, baseline data for throttled and unthrottled, carburetted and timed hydrogen induction, Pre IVC hydrogen-fueled engine configurations, with and without exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and water injection, were obtained. These data, along with descriptions of the test engine and its components, the test apparatus, experimental techniques, experiments performed and the results obtained, are given. Analyses of other hydrogen-engine project data are also presented and compared with the results of the present effort. The unthrottled engine vis-a-vis the throttled engine is found, in general, to exhibit higher brake thermal efficiency. The unthrottled engine also yields lower NO/sub x/ emissions, which were found to be a strong function of fuel-air equivalence ratio. (LCL)

Adt, Jr., R. R.; Swain, M. R.; Pappas, J. M.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

(Construction of a wind turbine). Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A wind powered electrical generator was built by industrial arts students working in electricity, woodworking, and metal technology facilities. The blades were originally aluminum frames covered with sailcloth. These were replaced with hand-carved laminated basswood blades. Original plans called for a bullet and downwind propeller, but this was replaced with an upwind propeller and an aft-mounted tailfin. A V-belt and pulley drive transmits power from the turbine and a motorcycle brake stops the machine during high winds and/or for safe servicing. The original 13 volt, 105 amp alternator was replaced by a 12 volt, 100 amp dc generator. Publicity and dissemination events are listed as well as expenditures. (LEW)

Devine, L.E.

1982-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

454

Magnetic Scaling Laws for the Atmospheres of Hot Giant Exoplanets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present scaling laws for advection, radiation, magnetic drag and ohmic dissipation in the atmospheres of hot giant exoplanets. In the limit of weak thermal ionization, ohmic dissipation increases with the planetary equilibrium temperature (T_eq >~ 1000 K) faster than the insolation power does, eventually reaching values >~ 1% of the insolation power, which may be sufficient to inflate the radii of hot Jupiters. At higher T_eq values still, magnetic drag rapidly brakes the atmospheric winds, which reduces the associated ohmic dissipation power. For example, for a planetary field strength B=10G, the fiducial scaling laws indicate that ohmic dissipation exceeds 1% of the insolation power over the equilibrium temperature range T_eq ~ 1300-2000 K, with a peak contribution at T_eq ~ 1600 K. Evidence for magnetically dragged winds at the planetary thermal photosphere could emerge in the form of reduced longitudinal offsets for the dayside infrared hotspot. This suggests the possibility of an anticorrelation betwe...

Menou, Kristen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Operators pocket savings with wireline completions  

SciTech Connect

This article points out that the introduction of the side pocket gas lift mandrel in 1950 allowing installation and removal of gas lift valves by wireline, was the birth of wireline operations as they are known today. Prior to the development, use of wireline was limited to setting blanking plugs, shifting sliding sleeves, cutting paraffin, and running bottomhole pressure surveys. But with introduction of the side pocket gas lift mandrel, wireline service units progressed from the ''sidewinder type unit to the modern day hydraulically operated wireline units capable of working at depths to 30,000 ft and beyond. The hydraulic wireline unit's increased power capacity provided the required line pull, line speed and brake horsepower to manipulate a wireline tool string in a fashion that allowed control of downhole production tools.

Anderson, D.

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND OPTIMAL POWER CONTROL STRATEGY FOR AN ECO?FRIENDLY HYBRID VEHICLE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a new concept for a hybrid vehicle using a torque and speed splitting technique. It is implemented by the newly developed controller in combination with a two degree of freedom epicyclic gear transmission. This approach enables optimization of the power split between the less powerful electrical motor and more powerful engine while driving a car load. The power split is fundamentally a dual?energy integration mechanism as it is implemented by using the epicyclic gear transmission that has two inputs and one output for a proper power distribution. The developed power split control system manages the operation of both the inputs to have a known output with the condition of maintaining optimum operating efficiency of the internal combustion engine and electrical motor. This system has a huge potential as it is possible to integrate all the features of hybrid vehicle known to?date such as the regenerative braking system

N. Mir Nasiri; Frederick T. A. Chieng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Magnetized hypermassive neutron star collapse: a central engine for short gamma-ray bursts  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A hypermassive neutron star (HMNS) is a possible transient formed after the merger of a neutron star binary. In the latest magnetohydrodynamic simulations in full general relativity, we find that a magnetized HMNS undergoes `delayed' collapse to a rotating black hole (BH) as a result of angular momentum transport via magnetic braking and the magnetorotational instability. The outcome is a BH surrounded by a massive, hot torus with a collimated magnetic field. The torus accretes onto the BH at a quasi-steady accretion rate ~10 solar mass/s; the lifetime of the torus is ~10 ms. The torus has a temperature \\sim 10^{12} K, leading to copious neutrino-antineutrino thermal radiation. Therefore, the collapse of an HMNS is a promising scenario for generating short-duration gamma-ray bursts and an accompanying burst of gravitational waves and neutrinos.

Masaru Shibata; Matthew D. Duez; Yuk Tung Liu; Stuart L. Shapiro; Branson C. Stephens

2005-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

458

Accretion-powered Stellar Winds as a Solution to the Stellar Angular Momentum Problem  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We compare the angular momentum extracted by a wind from a pre-main-sequence star to the torques arising from the interaction between the star and its Keplerian accretion disk. We find that the wind alone can counteract the spin-up torque from mass accretion, solving the mystery of why accreting pre-main-sequence stars are observed to spin at less than 10% of break-up speed, provided that the mass outflow rate in the stellar winds is ~10% of the accretion rate. We suggest that such massive winds will be driven by some fraction $\\epsilon$ of the accretion power. For observationally constrained typical parameters of classical T-Tauri stars, $\\epsilon$ needs to be between a few and a few tens of percent. In this scenario, efficient braking of the star will terminate simultaneously with accretion, as is usually assumed to explain the rotation velocities of stars in young clusters.

Sean Matt; Ralph E. Pudritz

2005-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

459

Test results of a Stirling engine utilizing heat exchanger modules with an integral heat pipe  

SciTech Connect

The Heat Pipe Stirling Engine (HP-1000), a free-piston Stirling engine incorporating three heat exchanger modules, each having a sodium filled heat pipe, has been tested at the NASA-Lewis Research Center as part of the Civil Space Technology Initiative (CSTI). The heat exchanger modules were designed to reduce the number of potential flow leak paths in the heat exchanger assembly and incorporate a heat pipe as the link between the heat source and the engine. An existing RE-1000 free-piston Stirling engine was modified to operate using the heat exchanger modules. This paper describes heat exchanger module and engine performance during baseline testing. Condenser temperature profiles, brake power, and efficiency are presented and discussed.

Skupinski, R.C.; Tower, L.K.; Madi, F.J.; Brusk, K.D.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Optimizing Energy Management Strategy and Degree of Hybridization for a Hydrogen Fuel Cell SUV  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Previous work examined degree of hybridization on the fuel economy of a hybrid electric sport utility vehicle. It was observed that not only was the vehicle control strategy important, but that its definition should be coupled with the component sizing process. Both degree of hybridization and the energy management strategy have been optimized simultaneously in this study. Simple mass scaling algorithms were employed to capture the effect of component and vehicle mass variations as a function of degree of hybridization. Additionally, the benefits of regenerative braking and power buffering have been maximized using optimization methods to determine appropriate battery pack sizing. Both local and global optimization routines were applied to improve the confidence in the solution being close to the true optimum. An optimal configuration and energy management strategy that maximizes the benefit of hybridization for a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid SUV was derived. The optimal configuration was explored, and sensitivity to drive cycle in the optimization process was studied.

Keith Wipke Tony; Tony Markel; Doug Nelson

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on reduction of accessory-horsepower requirements. Third quarterly progress report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this study program is to minimize automotive accessory horsepower consumption, and thereby maximize overall vehicle fuel economy, by utilizing continuously variable speed drives or auxiliary power units (APUs) in a standard passenger automobile. As an aid to definitizing accessory performance, load requirements and fuel economy, a baseline vehicle has beeen established. This vehicle is a conventional intermediate size 5- or 6-passenger automobile with a 4.1 to 5.7 liter (250 to 350 cubic inch) displacement, spark ignition engine. Accessories to be considered are the alternator, power steering system, power brakes, air conditioner, cooling fan, water pump and emission control air pump. A program summary of major accomplishments is presented including: accessory drive devices analyses; vehicle computer model fuel economy analyses; improved accessory efficiency analysis; resized engine fuel economy analysis; accessory evaluation matrix completed; drive-systems trade-study completed and the prime concept presented; and variable-speed belt-drive concepts reviewed.

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1975-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

462

FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership 2010 Highlights of Technical Accomplishments  

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FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership 2010 Highlights of Technical Accomplishments Table of Contents Item Page Preface v Vehicle Technologies Advanced Combustion & Emissions Control * Dual-Fuel (Gasoline+Diesel) RCCI Offers High Efficiency and Low Emissions in Engines 1 * Turbocharger Technology to Deliver Better Performance and Reduced Fuel Consumption 2 * Late Intake Valve Closing Improves Tradeoff Between Diesel-Engine Smoke and NO x Emissions 3 * Modeling of Lean NO x Trap Chemistry 4 * Neutron Radiography Non-Destructive Image of EGR Cooler and DPF Build- ups 5 * Accurate Detailed Chemical Kinetic Surrogate Model for Gasoline 6 * Sources of Inefficiency Identified in Light-Duty, Low-Temperature Diesel Combustion 7 * 2010 FreedomCAR Engine Milestone for 45% Brake Thermal Efficiency Met 8

463

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ADVANCE WAIVER ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26-04NT42278; W(A)-04-070, CH-1248 The Petitioner, General Motors Corporation (GM) was awarded this cooperative agreement for the performance of work entitled, "Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery". The project will address a wide range of crucial economic, engineering and scientific questions to bring this nascent technology from laboratory to market place. This will be a team effort focusing on utilizing the latest materials research breakthrough: incorporating these innovations into thermoelectric modules and subsystems, and integrating them into vehicles. The goal of the program is to achieve and demonstrate a 10% improvement over current brake

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Volvo Technology of America Inc. for an Advance Waiver of Volvo Technology of America Inc. for an Advance Waiver of Domestic and Foreign Invention Rights under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-EE0004232; W(A)-2011-053, CH-1628 The Petitioner, Volvo Technology of America, Inc., (Volvo) was awarded this cooperative agreement for the performance of work entitled "Supertruck Initiative for Maximum Utilized Loading in the United States". The goal of the cooperative agreement is to develop a vehicle combination that meets or exceeds the objectives stipulated by DOE in the Supertruck Funding Opportunity Announcement, including 50% Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTE) of the engine/combustion system, and 50% improvement in Transport Efficiency when compared to a state-of-the-art MY 2009 baseline vehicle. This waiver is for inventions of Volvo employees only.

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Hybrid Hybrid VIN #JT2BK12U620041883 Date Mileage Description Cost 5/21/2002 15,069 Change oil and rotate tires $ 27.00 7/12/2002 22,574 Change oil and rotate tires $ 27.70 8/15/2002 27,889 Replace 2 tires, oil change $ 147.14 9/16/2002 32,943 Change Oil and 2 tire replacement $ 185.38 10/15/2002 39,932 Change oil and rotate tires $ 30.87 12/9/2002 45,826 Change Oil and rotate tires $ 29.11 1/27/2003 53,812 Change oil and rotate tires $ 30.34 3/12/2003 61,511 30000 miles interval ervice $ 390.31 4/21/2003 67,935 Oil Change ,tire rotation, brake adjustment $ 88.26 4/30/2003 69,012 4 Tires exchanged $ 108.91

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Testing and Evaluation of Batteries for a Fuel Cell Powered Hybrid Bus  

SciTech Connect

Argonne National Laboratory conducted performance characterization and life-cycle tests on various batteries to qualify them for use in a fuel cell/battery hybrid bus. On this bus, methanol-fueled, phosphoric acid fuel cells provide routine power needs, while batteries are used to store energy recovered during bus braking and to produce short-duration power during acceleration. Argonne carried out evaluation and endurance testing on several lead-acid and nickel/cadmium batteries selected by the bus developer as potential candidates for the bus application. Argonne conducted over 10,000 hours of testing, simulating more than 80,000 miles of fuel cell bus operation, for the nickel/cadmium battery, which was ultimately selected for use in the three hybrid buses built under the direction of H-Power Corp.

Miller, J.F.; Webster, C.E.; Tummillo, A.F.; DeLuca, W.H.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Heavy-Duty Stoichiometric Compression Ignition Engine with Improved Fuel Economy over Alternative Technologies for Meeting 2010 On-Highway Emission  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objectives of the reported work were: to apply the stoichiometric compression ignition (SCI) concept to a 9.0 liter diesel engine; to obtain engine-out NO{sub x} and PM exhaust emissions so that the engine can meet 2010 on-highway emission standards by applying a three-way catalyst for NO{sub x} control and a particulate filter for PM control; and to simulate an optimize the engine and air system to approach 50% thermal efficiency using variable valve actuation and electric turbo compounding. The work demonstrated that an advanced diesel engine can be operated at stoichiometric conditions with reasonable particulate and NOx emissions at full power and peak torque conditions; calculated that the SCI engine will operate at 42% brake thermal efficiency without advanced hardware, turbocompounding, or waste heat recovery; and determined that EGR is not necessary for this advanced concept engine, and this greatly simplifies the concept.

Kirby J. Baumgard; Richard E. Winsor

2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

468

Near-term electric test vehicle ETV-2. Phase II. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A unique battery-powered passenger vehicle has been developed that provides a significant improvement over conventional electric vehicle performance, particularly during stop-and-go driving. The vehicle is unique in two major respects: (1) the power system incorporates a flywheel that stores energy during regenerative braking and makes possible the acceleration capability needed to keep up with traffic without reducing range to unacceptable values; and (2) lightweight plastic materials are used for the vehicle unibody to minimize weight and increase range. These features were analyzed and demonstrated in an electric test vehicle, ETV-2. Characteristics of this vehicle are summarized. Information is presented on: vehicle design, fabrication, safety testing, and performance testing; power system design and operation; flywheel; battery pack performance; and controls and electronic equipment. (LCL)

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1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

An investigation of lean combustion in a natural gas-fueled spark-ignited engine  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this work was to investigate the performance and emission characteristics of natural gas in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), light-duty, spark-ignited engine being operated in the lean fueling regime and compare the operation with gasoline fueling cases. Data were acquired for several operating conditions of speed, throttle position, air-fuel equivalence ratio, and spark timing for both fuels. Results showed that for stoichiometric fueling, with a naturally aspirated engine, a power loss of 10 to 15 percent can be expected for natural gas over gasoline fueling. For lean operation, however, power increases can be expected for equivalence ratios below about {phi} = 0.80 with natural gas fueling as compared to gasoline. Higher brake thermal efficiencies can also be expected with natural gas fueling with maximum brake torque (MBT) timings over the range of equivalence ratios investigated in this work. Coefficient of variation (COV) data based on the indicated mean effective pressure (IMEP) demonstrated that the engine is much less sensitive to equivalence ratio leaning for natural gas fueling as compared to gasoline cases. The lean limit for a COV of 10 percent was about {phi} = 0.72 for gasoline and {phi} = 0.63 for natural gas. Lean fueling resulted in significantly reduced NO{sub x} levels where a lower plateau for NO{sub x} concentrations was reached at {phi} near or below 0.70, which corresponded to about 220 ppm. For natural gas fueling, this corresponded to about 1.21 gm/kW-h. Finally, with MBT timings, relatively short heat release durations were obtained for lean fueling with natural gas compared to gasoline.

Gupta, M.; Bell, S.R.; Tillman, S.T. [Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Hybrid vehicle system studies and optimized hydrogen engine design  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have done system studies of series hydrogen hybrid automobiles that approach the PNGV design goal of 34 km/liter (80 mpg), for 384 km (240 mi) and 608 km (380 mi) ranges. Our results indicate that such a vehicle appears feasible using an optimized hydrogen engine. We have evaluated the impact of various on-board storage options on fuel economy. Experiments in an available engine at the Sandia CRF demonstrated NO{sub x} emissions of 10 to 20 ppM at an equivalence ratio of 0.4, rising to about 500 ppm at 0.5 equivalence ratio using neat hydrogen. Hybrid simulation studies indicate that exhaust NO{sub x} concentrations must be less than 180 ppM to meet the 0.2 g/mile ULEV or Federal Tier II emissions regulations. LLNL has designed and fabricated a first generation optimized hydrogen engine head for use on an existing Onan engine. This head features 15:1 compression ratio, dual ignition, water cooling, two valves and open quiescent combustion chamber to minimize heat transfer losses. Initial testing shows promise of achieving an indicated efficiency of nearly 50% and emissions of less than 100 ppM NO{sub x}. Hydrocarbons and CO are to be measured, but are expected to be very low since their only source is engine lubricating oil. A successful friction reduction program on the Onan engine should result in a brake thermal efficiency of about 42% compared to today`s gasoline engines of 32%. Based on system studies requirements, the next generation engine will be about 2 liter displacement and is projected to achieve 46% brake thermal efficiency with outputs of 15 kW for cruise and 40 kW for hill climb.

Smith, J.R.; Aceves, S.

1995-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

471

Overview of electrochemical power sources for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Electric and hybrid-electric vehicles are being developed and commercialized around the world at a rate never before seen. These efforts are driven by the prospect of vehicles with lower emissions and higher fuel efficiencies. The widespread adaptation of such vehicles promises a cleaner environment and a reduction in the rate of accumulation of greenhouse gases, Critical to the success of this technology is the use of electrochemical power sources such as batteries and fuel cells, which can convert chemical energy to electrical energy more efficiently and quietly than internal combustion engines. This overview will concentrate on the work being conducted in the US to develop advanced propulsion systems for the electric and hybrid vehicles, This work is spearheaded by the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) for electric vehicles and the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicle (PNGV) for hybrid-electric vehicles, both of which can be read about on the world wide web (www.uscar.tom). As is commonly known, electric vehicles rely strictly on batteries as their source of power. Hybrid-electric vehicles, however, have a dual source of power. An internal combustion engine or eventually a fuel cell supplies the vehicle with power at a relatively constant rate. A battery pack (much smaller than a typical electric-vehicle battery pack) provides the vehicle with its fast transient power requirements such as during acceleration. This hybrid arrangement maximizes vehicle fuel efficiency. Electric and hybrid-electric vehicles will also be able to convert the vehicle's change in momentum during braking into electrical energy and store it in its battery pack (instead of lose the energy as heat). This process, known as regenerative braking, will add to the vehicle's fuel efficiency in an urban environment.

Dees, D. W.

1999-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

472

Smart Infrared Inspection System Field Operational Test Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The Smart InfraRed Inspection System (SIRIS) is a tool designed to assist inspectors in determining which vehicles passing through the SIRIS system are in need of further inspection by measuring the thermal data from the wheel components. As a vehicle enters the system, infrared cameras on the road measure temperatures of the brakes, tires, and wheel bearings on both wheel ends of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in motion. This thermal data is then presented to enforcement personal inside of the inspection station on a user friendly interface. Vehicles that are suspected to have a violation are automatically alerted to the enforcement staff. The main goal of the SIRIS field operational test (FOT) was to collect data to evaluate the performance of the prototype system and determine the viability of such a system being used for commercial motor vehicle enforcement. From March 2010 to September 2010, ORNL facilitated the SIRIS FOT at the Greene County Inspection Station (IS) in Greeneville, Tennessee. During the course of the FOT, 413 CMVs were given a North American Standard (NAS) Level-1 inspection. Of those 413 CMVs, 384 were subjected to a SIRIS screening. A total of 36 (9.38%) of the vehicles were flagged by SIRIS as having one or more thermal issues; with brakes issues making up 33 (91.67%) of those. Of the 36 vehicles flagged as having thermal issues, 31 (86.11%) were found to have a violation and 30 (83.33%) of those vehicles were placed out-of-service (OOS). Overall the enforcement personnel who have used SIRIS for screening purposes have had positive feedback on the potential of SIRIS. With improvements in detection algorithms and stability, the system will be beneficial to the CMV enforcement community and increase overall trooper productivity by accurately identifying a higher percentage of CMVs to be placed OOS with minimal error. No future evaluation of SIRIS has been deemed necessary and specifications for a production system will soon be drafted.

Siekmann, Adam [ORNL; Capps, Gary J [ORNL; Franzese, Oscar [ORNL; Lascurain, Mary Beth [ORNL

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Defects Interim Report  

SciTech Connect

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has an interest in overweight commercial motor vehicles, how they affect infrastructure, and their impact on safety on the nation s highways. To assist both FHWA and FMCSA in obtaining more information related to this interest, data was collected and analyzed from two separate sources. A large scale nationwide data collection effort was facilitated by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance as part of a special study on overweight vehicles and an additional, smaller set, of data was collected from the state of Tennessee which included a much more detailed set of data. Over a six-month period, 1,873 Level I inspections were performed in 18 different states that volunteered to be a part of this study. Of the 1,873 inspections, a vehicle out-of-service (OOS) violation was found on 44.79% of the vehicles, a rate significantly higher than the national OOS rate of 27.23%. The main cause of a vehicle being placed OOS was brake-related defects, with approximately 30% of all vehicles having an OOS brake violation. Only about 4% of vehicles had an OOS tire violation, and even fewer had suspension and wheel violations. Vehicle weight violations were most common on an axle group as opposed to a gross vehicle weight violation. About two thirds of the vehicles cited with a weight violation were overweight on an axle group with an average amount of weight over the legal limit of about 2,000 lbs. Data collection is scheduled to continue through January 2014, with more potentially more states volunteering to collect data. More detailed data collections similar to the Tennessee data collection will also be performed in multiple states.

Siekmann, Adam [ORNL; Capps, Gary J [ORNL

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Effect of E85 on RCCI Performance and Emissions on a Multi-Cylinder Light-Duty Diesel Engine - SAE World Congress  

SciTech Connect

This paper investigates the effect of E85 on load expansion and FTP modal point emissions indices under reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) operation on a light-duty multi-cylinder diesel engine. A General Motors (GM) 1.9L four-cylinder diesel engine with the stock compression ratio of 17.5:1, common rail diesel injection system, high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and variable geometry turbocharger was modified to allow for port fuel injection with gasoline or E85. Controlling the fuel reactivity in-cylinder by the adjustment of the ratio of premixed low-reactivity fuel (gasoline or E85) to direct injected high reactivity fuel (diesel fuel) has been shown to extend the operating range of high-efficiency clean combustion (HECC) compared to the use of a single fuel alone as in homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) or premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI). The effect of E85 on the Ad-hoc federal test procedure (FTP) modal points is explored along with the effect of load expansion through the light-duty diesel speed operating range. The Ad-hoc FTP modal points of 1500 rpm, 1.0bar brake mean effective pressure (BMEP); 1500rpm, 2.6bar BMEP; 2000rpm, 2.0bar BMEP; 2300rpm, 4.2bar BMEP; and 2600rpm, 8.8bar BMEP were explored. Previous results with 96 RON unleaded test gasoline (UTG-96) and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) showed that with stock hardware, the 2600rpm, 8.8bar BMEP modal point was not obtainable due to excessive cylinder pressure rise rate and unstable combustion both with and without the use of EGR. Brake thermal efficiency and emissions performance of RCCI operation with E85 and ULSD is explored and compared against conventional diesel combustion (CDC) and RCCI operation with UTG 96 and ULSD.

Curran, Scott [ORNL; Hanson, Reed M [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Control system design for a parallel hybrid electric vehicle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis addresses the design of control systems for a parallel hybrid electric drive train which is an alternative to conventional passenger vehicles. The principle components of the drive train are a small internal combustion engine and an electric machine. In the parallel configuration, both devices can apply torque directly to the drive shaft for propelling the vehicle. A low order drive train model is developed which is used during the controller design and overall system simulations. The model is composed of sub-models for the engine, mechanical brake, electric machine, converter, battery, drive shaft with gears, and road load with wind resistance. The model yields results which are rough approximations of component performance and are appropriate for a top level drive train control study. In order to mimic the controls of a conventional car, the hybrid vehicle controller must insure that the torque command given by the user through the accelerator and brake pedal is tracked by the hybrid drive train without error. In this thesis two control systems are designed which enable the drive train to emulate conventional vehicle performance by meeting torque commands. The first control design maximizes the battery state-of-charge by minimizing the torque contribution of the electric machine. The second control design includes a cost parameter allowing the user to specify the appropriate tradeoff between a high state-of-charge and increased fuel savings. Simulation results verify that both controllers achieve the design objectives. Results also suggest that under proper control the parallel hybrid drive train can offer equal performance and range to a conventional passenger vehicle with improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

Buntin, David Leighton

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

AB Levitator and Electricity Storage  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The author researched this new idea - support of flight by any aerial vehicles at significant altitude solely by the magnetic field of the planet. It is shown that current technology allows humans to create a light propulsion (AB engine) which does not depend on air, water or ground terrain. Simultaniosly, this revolutionary thruster is a device for the storage of electricity which is extracted and is replenished (during braking) from/into the storage with 100 percent efficiency. The relative weight ratio of this engine is 0.01 - 0.1 (from thrust). For some types of AB engine (toroidal form) the thrust easily may be changed in any direction without turning of engine. The author computed many projects using different versions of offered AB engine: small device for levitation-flight of a human (including flight from Earth to Outer Space), fly VTOL car (track), big VTOL aircrat, suspended low altitude stationary satellite, powerful Space Shuttle-like booster for travel to the Moon and Mars without spending energy (spended energy is replenished in braking when ship returns from other planet to its point of origin), using AB-devices in military, in sea-going ships (submarimes), in energy industry (for example. as small storage of electric energy) and so on. The vehicles equipped with AB propulsion can take flight for days and cover distances of tens thousands of kilometers at hypersonic or extra-atmosphere space speeds. The work contains tens of inventions and innovations which solves problems and breaks limitations which appear in solution of these very complex revolutionary ideas. Key word: AB levitator, levitation, non-rocket outer space flight, electric energy storage, AB propulsion, AB engine, Bolonkin.

Alexander Bolonkin

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Experimental Investigation of Fuel-Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) Combustion Mode in a Multi-Cylinder, Light-Duty Diesel Engine  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An experimental study was performed to provide the combustion and emission characteristics resulting from fuel-reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) combustion mode utilizing dual-fuel approach in a light-duty, multi-cylinder diesel engine. In-cylinder fuel blending using port fuel injection of gasoline before intake valve opening (IVO) and early-cycle, direct injection of diesel fuel was used as the charge preparation and fuel blending strategy. In order to achieve the desired auto-ignition quality through the stratification of the fuel-air equivalence ratio ( ), blends of commercially available gasoline and diesel fuel were used. Engine experiments were performed at an engine speed of 2300rpm and an engine load of 4.3bar brake mean effective pressure (BMEP). It was found that significant reduction in both nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) was realized successfully through the RCCI combustion mode even without applying exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). However, high carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions were observed. The low combustion gas temperature during the expansion and exhaust processes seemed to be the dominant source of high CO emissions in the RCCI combustion mode. The high HC emissions during the RCCI combustion mode could be due to the increased combustion quenching layer thickness as well as the -stratification at the periphery of the combustion chamber. The slightly higher brake thermal efficiency (BTE) of the RCCI combustion mode was observed than the other combustion modes, such as the conventional diesel combustion (CDC) mode, and single-fuel, premixed charge compression ignition (PCCI) combustion mode. The parametric study of the RCCI combustion mode revealed that the combustion phasing and/or the peak cylinder pressure rise rate of the RCCI combustion mode could be controlled by several physical parameters premixed ratio (rp), intake swirl intensity, and start of injection (SOI) timing of directly injected fuel unlike other low temperature combustion (LTC) strategies.

Cho, Kukwon [ORNL; Curran, Scott [ORNL; Prikhodko, Vitaly Y [ORNL; Sluder, Scott [ORNL; Parks, II, James E [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

An Analysis of Energy Savings Possible Through Advances in Automotive Tooling Technology  

SciTech Connect

The use of lightweight and highly formable advanced materials in automobile and truck manufacturing has the potential to save fuel. Advances in tooling technology would promote the use of these materials. This report describes an energy savings analysis performed to approximate the potential fuel savings and consequential carbon-emission reductions that would be possible because of advances in tooling in the manufacturing of, in particular, non-powertrain components of passenger cars and heavy trucks. Separate energy analyses are performed for cars and heavy trucks. Heavy trucks are considered to be Class 7 and 8 trucks (trucks rated over 26,000 lbs gross vehicle weight). A critical input to the analysis is a set of estimates of the percentage reductions in weight and drag that could be achieved by the implementation of advanced materials, as a consequence of improved tooling technology, which were obtained by surveying tooling industry experts who attended a DOE Workshop, Tooling Technology for Low-Volume Vehicle Production, held in Seattle and Detroit in October and November 2003. The analysis is also based on 2001 fuel consumption totals and on energy-audit component proportions of fuel use due to drag, rolling resistance, and braking. The consumption proportions are assumed constant over time, but an allowance is made for fleet growth. The savings for a particular component is then the product of total fuel consumption, the percentage reduction of the component, and the energy audit component proportion. Fuel savings estimates for trucks also account for weight-limited versus volume-limited operations. Energy savings are assumed to be of two types: (1) direct energy savings incurred through reduced forces that must be overcome to move the vehicle or to slow it down in braking. and (2) indirect energy savings through reductions in the required engine power, the production and transmission of which incur thermodynamic losses, internal friction, and other inefficiencies. Total savings for an energy use component are estimated by scaling up the direct savings with an approximate total-to-direct savings ratio. Market penetration for new technology vehicles is estimated from projections about scrappage. Retrofit savings are assumed negligible, but savings are also assumed to accrue with increases in the fleet size, based on economic growth forecasts. It is assumed that as vehicles in the current fleet are scrapped, they are replaced with advanced-technology vehicles. Saving estimates are based on proportions of new vehicles, rather than new-vehicle mileages. In practice, of course, scrapped vehicles are often replaced with used vehicles, and used vehicles are replaced with new vehicles. Because new vehicles are typically driven more than old, savings estimates based on count rather than mileage proportions tend to be biased down (i.e., conservative). Savings are expressed in terms of gallons of fuel saved, metric tons of CO2 emissions reductions, and percentages relative to 2001 levels of fuel and CO2. The sensitivity of the savings projections to inputs such as energy-audit proportions of fuel consumed for rolling resistance, drag, braking, etc. is assessed by considering different scenarios. Though based on many approximations, the estimates approximate the potential energy savings possible because of improvements in tooling. For heavy trucks, annual diesel savings of 2.4-6.8 percent, and cumulative savings on the order of 54-154 percent, of 2001 consumption could accrue by 2050. By 2050, annual gasoline savings of 2.8-12 percent, and cumulative savings on the order of 83-350 percent of 2001 consumption could accrue for cars.

Rick Schmoyer, RLS

2004-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

479

Engine performance and exhaust emissions from a diesel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Non-road diesel engines are significant contributors to air pollution in the United States. Recent regulations put forth by EPA and other environmental agencies have laid out stringent guidelines for engine manufacturers and fuel producers. Recent increases in oil prices and foreign energy dependency has led to a push to produce renewable fuels, which will supplement current reserves. Biodiesel is a clean-burning renewable fuel, that can be blended with petroleum diesel. It is important to understand the effect on engine performance and exhaust emissions when using biodiesel from different feedstocks. The objective of this research was to determine the relationship between engine performance and emissions and cottonseed oil biodiesel used in a diesel engine rated for 14.2 kW. When using cottonseed oil biodiesel blends, CO, hydrocarbon, NOx, and SO2 emissions decreased as compared to petroleum diesel. Carbon dioxide emissions had no definitive trend in relation to cottonseed oil biodiesel blends. Carbon monoxide emissions increased by an average 15% using B5 and by an average of 19% using B100. Hydrocarbon emissions decreased by 14% using B5 and by 26% using B100. Nitrogen oxide emissions decreased by four percent with B5, five percent with B20, and 14% with B100. Sulfur dioxide emissions decreased by an average of 86% using B100, and by 94% using B50 blended with ultra-low sulfur diesel. The difference between peak output power when using biodiesel and diesel was insignificant in blends less that B40. Peak measured power using B100 was about five percent lower than for diesel fuel. Pure cottonseed oil biodiesel achieved and maintained a peak corrected measured power of 13.1 kW at speeds of 2990, 2875, and 2800 rpm at loads of 41.3, 42.7, and 43.8 N-m. Using B5 produced a peak power of 13.6 kW at 2990 rpm and 43.9 N-m and at 2800 rpm and 46.7 N-m, while using B20 produced a peak power of 13.4 kW at 2990 rpm and 43.7 N-m. Brake-specific fuel consumption at peak measured load and torque using B100 was 1238 g/kW-h. Brake-specific fuel consumption at peak measured power and loads using B5 and B20 were 1276 and 1155 g/kW-h.

Powell, Jacob Joseph

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilizing a cycle simulation to examine the use of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) for a spark-ignition engine: including the second law of thermodynamics  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system has been widely used to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission, improve fuel economy and suppress knock by using the characteristics of charge dilution. However, previous studies have shown that as the EGR rate at a given engine operating condition increases, the combustion instability increases. The combustion instability increases cyclic variations resulting in the deterioration of engine performance and increasing hydrocarbon emissions. Therefore, the optimum EGR rate should be carefully determined in order to obtain the better engine performance and emissions. A thermodynamic cycle simulation of the four-stroke spark-ignition engine was used to determine the effects of EGR on engine performance, emission characteristics and second law parameters, considering combustion instability issues as EGR level increases. A parameter, called 'Fuel Fraction Burned,' was introduced as a function of the EGR percentage and used in the simulation to incorporate the combustion instability effects. A comprehensive parametric investigation was conducted to examine the effects of variations in EGR, load and speed for a 5.7 liter spark-ignition automotive engine. Variations in the thermal efficiencies, brake specific NOx emissions, average combustion temperature, mean exhaust temperature, maximum temperature and relative heat transfer as functions of exhaust gas recycle were determined for both cooled and adiabatic EGR configurations. Also effects of variations in the load and speed on thermal efficiencies, relative heat transfers and destruction of availability due to combustion were determined for 0% EGR and 20% EGR cases with both cooled and adiabatic configurations. For both EGR configurations, thermal efficiencies first increase, reach a maximum at about 16% EGR and then decrease as the EGR level increases. Thermal efficiencies are slightly higher for cooled EGR configuration than that for adiabatic configuration. Concentration of nitric oxide emissions decreases from about 2950 ppm to 200 ppm as EGR level increases from 0% to 20% for cooled EGR configuration. The cooled EGR configuration results in lower nitric oxide emissions relative to the adiabatic EGR configuration. Also second law parameters show the expected trends as functions of EGR. Brake thermal efficiency is higher for the 20% EGR case than that for the no EGR case over the range of load (0 to WOT) and speed (600 rpm to 6000 rpm). Predictions made from the simulation were compared with some of the available experimental results. Predicted thermal efficiencies showed a similar trend when compared to the available experimental data. Also, percentage of unused fuel availability increases as the EGR level increases, and it can be seen as one of the effects of deteriorating combustion quality as the EGR level increases.

Shyani, Rajeshkumar Ghanshyambhai

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultracapacitor Boosted Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

With the escalating number of vehicles on the road, great concerns are drawn to the large amount of fossil fuels they use and the detrimental environmental impacts from their emissions. A lot of research and development have been conducted to explore the alternative energy sources. The fuel cell has been widely considered as one of the most promising solutions in automobile applications due to its high energy density, zero emissions and sustainable fuels it employs. However, the cost and low power density of the fuel cell are the major obstacles for its commercialization. This thesis designs a novel converter topology and proposes the control method applied in the Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (FCHVs) to minimize the fuel cell's cost and optimize the system's efficiency. Unlike the previous work, the converters presented in the thesis greatly reduce the costs of hardware and energy losses during switching. They need only three Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) to smoothly accomplish the energy management in the cold start, acceleration, steady state and braking modes. In the converter design, a boost converter connects the fuel cell to the DC bus because the fuel cell's voltage is usually lower than the rating voltage of the motor. In this way, the fuel cell's size can be reduced. So is the cost. With the same reason, the bidirectional converter connected to the ultracapacitor works at the buck pattern when the power is delivered from the DC bus to the ultracapacitor, and the boost converter is selected when the ultracapacitor provides the peaking power to the load. Therefore, the two switches of the bi-directional converter don't work complementarily but in different modes according to the power flow's direction. Due to the converters' simple structure, the switches' duty cycles are mathematically analyzed and the forward control method is described. The fuel cell is designed to work in its most efficient range producing the average power, while the ultracapacitor provides the peaking power and recaptures the braking power. The simulation results are presented to verify the feasibility of the converter design and control algorithm.

Chen, Bo

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation into the Emissions and Efficiency of Low Temperature Diesel Combustion  

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As global focus shifts towards the health and conservation of the planet, greater importance is placed upon the hazardous emissions of our fossil fuels, as well as their finite supply. These two areas remain intense topics of research in order to reduce green house gas emissions and increase the fuel efficiency of our vehicles. A particular solution to this problem is the diesel engine, with its inherently fuel-lean combustion, which gives rise to low CO2 production and higher efficiencies than its gasoline counterpart. Diesel engines, however, typically exhibit higher nitrogen oxides (NOx [NOx = NO NO2, where NO is nitric oxide and NO2 is nitrogen dioxide]) and soot. There exists the possibility to simultaneously reduce both emissions with the application of low temperature diesel combustion (LTC). While exhibiting great characteristics in simultaneous reductions in nitrogen oxides and soot, LTC faces challenges with higher carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions, as well as penalties in fuel efficiency. The following study examines the characteristics of LTC which contribute to the differences in emissions and efficiency compared to typical conventional diesel combustion. More specifically, key engine parameters which are used to enable LTC, such as EGR and fuel pressure are swept through a full range to determine their effects on each combustion regime. Analysis will focus on comparing both combustion regimes to determine how exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and fuel pressure relate to lowering NO and smoke concentrations, and how these relate to a penalty in fuel efficiency. This study finds that the application of LTC is able to realize a 99 percent reduction in NO while simultaneously reducing smoke by 17 percent compared to the conventional combustion counterpart. Through a sweep increasing EGR, LTC is able to defeat the typical soot NO tradeoff; however, brake fuel conversion efficiency decreases 6.8 percent for LTC, while conventional combustion realizes a 4 percent increase in efficiency. The sweep of increasing fuel pressure confirms typical increases in NO and decreases in smoke for both LTC and conventional combustion; however, brake fuel conversion efficiency increases 2.3 percent for LTC and drops 4 percent for conventional combustion.

Knight, Bryan Michael

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overspeed protection for a gas turbine/steam turbine combined cycle  

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This patent describes an improved combined cycle power plant and overspeed protection system of the type having a reheat steam turbine including a high pressure steam turbine section with at least one control valve, and a lower pressure steam turbine section. The improvement comprises: a valveless steam conduit connected between the outlet of the steam reheater section and the inlet of the lower pressure steam turbine section, a plurality of solid couplings serving to solidly couple the rotating members together as a single rotor, the rotor having a single thrust bearing, and control means for sensing a potential overspeed condition operatively connected to the control valves to prevent overspeed, whereby the steam in the steam reheater and in the valveless steam conduit may freely expand through the lower pressure steam turbine and potential overspeed of the rotor is resisted by the combined inertia of the coupled rotating members and by the braking torque of the air compressor, wherein the heat recovery steam generator includes a low pressure steam generating section connected to supply low pressure steam to the steam reheater section along with the steam exhausted from the high pressure steam turbine section.

Moore, J.H.

1992-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Baseline gas turbine development program. First quarterly progress report, January 31, 1973  

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Progress is reported for a program to demonstrate by 1976 an experimental gas turbine-powered automobile which meets the 1976 Federal Emission Standards and which is competitive in fuel economy, performance, reliability, and potential manufacturing cost with the conventional piston engine-powered, standard size American automobile. Procurement and assembly of parts for seven engines plus spares is basically on schedule, although some areas are requiring intensive follow-up. A partial engine (including regenerators) was assembled for shipment to Solar. It will be incorporated into their combustor test rig, where it will provide both pre-heat and a proper physical environment for their combustor evaluation and development. Of the two test cells being refurbished for use on this program, one was completed and the other is underway. Two engines loaned to start the program were checked out, qualified, and delivered. Vehicle installation design is nearly complete. The cars were ordered. Vehicle engineering to provide hydraulic power boost braking, heating and air conditioning, and transmission is underway. Procurement arrangements for basic body and chassis changes were completed. In support to the Government, an engine characterization was prepared and assistance given in developing a combustor test procedure. Work was initiated on developing a control system for a variable geometry combustor. A request for proposal for an upgraded engine control system was prepared and issued. Preparations are being made for a free rotor concept evaluation. A plan of performance was prepared and submitted. Included were program plan charts and estimated cumulative manpower graphs.

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1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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User's guide to DIANE Version 2. 1: A microcomputer software package for modeling battery performance in electric vehicle applications  

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DIANE is an interactive microcomputer software package for the analysis of battery performance in electric vehicle (EV) applications. The principal objective of this software package is to enable the prediction of EV performance on the basis of laboratory test data for batteries. The model provides a second-by-second simulation of battery voltage and current for any specified velocity/time or power/time profile. The capability of the battery is modeled by an algorithm that relates the battery voltage to the withdrawn current, taking into account the effect of battery depth-of-discharge (DOD). Because of the lack of test data and other constraints, the current version of DIANE deals only with vehicles using fresh'' batteries with or without regenerative braking. Deterioration of battery capability due to aging can presently be simulated with user-input parameters accounting for an increase of effective internal resistance and/or a decrease of cell no-load voltage. DIANE 2.1 is written in FORTRAN language for use on IBM-compatible microcomputers. 7 refs.

Marr, W.W.; Walsh, W.J. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA). Energy Systems Div.); Symons, P.C. (Electrochemical Engineering Consultants, Inc., Morgan Hill, CA (USA))

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RO-VIBRATIONAL CO DETECTED IN THE {beta} PICTORIS CIRCUMSTELLAR DISK  

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We present high-resolution near-infrared spectra of {beta} Pictoris-a nearby young star with a debris disk. Fundamental low-J CO absorption lines are detected and strict upper limits are placed on the flux of v = 2-1 low-J CO emission lines. The limit on the UV fluorescent emission flux in the v = 2-1 lines is used to place a tight constraint on the inner extent of the CO gas. Assuming H I is the primary collision partner, the sub-thermal population of the low-J v = 0 rotational levels constrains the density of the gas in the disk to n{sub H} = (2.5{sup +7.1}{sub -1.2}) x 10{sup 5} cm{sup -3}. If the distribution of hydrogen follows that of the other metals in the disk, we find that the mass of the gas in the disk is 0.17{sup +0.47}{sub -0.08} M{sub +}. We compare this mass to the gas mass necessary to brake the metals in the disk through ion-neutral reactions.

Troutman, Matthew R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121 (United States); Hinkle, Kenneth H.; Najita, Joan R. [National Optical Astronomy Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Rettig, Terrence W. [Center for Astrophysics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (United States); Brittain, Sean D., E-mail: mtroutm@clemson.edu, E-mail: khinkle@noao.edu, E-mail: najita@noao.edu, E-mail: trettig@nd.edu, E-mail: sbritt@clemson.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, 118 Kinard Laboratory, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 (United States)

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compton Backscattering Concept for the Production of Molybdenum-99  

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The medical isotope Molybdenum-99 is presently used for 80-85% of all nuclear medicine procedures and is produced by irradiating highly enriched uranium U-235 targets in NRU reactors. It was recently proposed that an electron linac be used for the production of 99Mo via photo-fission of a natural uranium target coming from the excitation of the giant dipole resonance around 15 MeV. The photons can be produced using the braking radiation (bremsstrahlung) spectrum of an electron beam impinged on a high Z material. In this paper we present an alternate concept for the production of 99Mo which is also based on photo-fission of U-238, but where the ~15 MeV gamma-rays are produced by Compton backscattering of laser photons from relativistic electrons. We assume a laser wavelength of 330 nm, resulting in 485 MeV electron beam energy, and 10 mA of average current. Because the induced energy spread on the electron beam is a few percent, one may recover most of the electron beam energy, which substantially increases the efficiency of the system. The accelerator concept, based on a three-pass recirculation system with energy recovery, is described and efficiency estimates are presented.

L. Merminga, G.A. Krafft

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electrostatic Climber for Space Elevator and Launcher  

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Author details research on the new, very prospective, electrostatic Space Elevator climber based on a new electrostatic linear engine previously offered at the 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference (AIAA-2006-5229) and published in AEAT, Vol.78, No.6, 2006, pp. 502-508. The electrostatic climber discussed can have any speed (and braking), the energy for climber movement is delivered by a lightweight high-voltage line into a Space Elevator-holding cable from Earth electric generator. This electric line also can be used for delivery electric energy to a Geosynchronous Space Station. At present, the best solution of the climber problem (announced by NASA as one important awarding problem of Space Elevator) is problematic. Author also shows the linear electrostatic engine may be used as realistic power space launcher at the present time. Two projects illustrate these new devices. Key words: Space elevator, Electrostatic climber for space elevator, Electrostatic space launcher, Electrostatic accelerator. This work is presented as paper AIAA-2007-5838 for 43 Joint Propulsion Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 9-11 July, 2007,

A. Bolonkin

2007-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Mileage Tips - Mobile  

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Gas Mileage Tips Gas Mileage Tips Drive sensibly Agressive Driver Save 5% to 33% by avoiding speeding and aggressive accelerating and braking. Save: $0.16-$1.07 per gallon Obey the speed limit 65 mph sign Each 5 mph you drive over 50 mph can lower gas mileage by 7% or more. Save: $0.23-$0.45 per gallon Keep your engine properly tuned Man and woman looking under hood Fixing an out-of-tune engine can improve its efficiency by 4% on average. Save: $0.13 per gallon Keep tires properly inflated Woman checking tire pressure Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3% for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Save: Up to $0.10 per gallon Remove un-needed cargo Woman shopping for a car An extra 50 to 100 pounds can lower gas mileage by about 1% to 2%. Save: $0.03-$0.06 per gallon

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SNAP  

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Mission Home Page Mission Home Page - Spacecraft / Instruments - Science - E/PO - People cutaway image of SNAP The Universe is a big place... and it's getting bigger every day. Our current model of the Universe, called the Big Bang Model, is that the Universe originated approximately 13.7 billion years ago and has been expanding ever since. It was always assumed that expansion was slowing, with the gravity of the Universe itself applying the brakes. But shortly before the end of the 20th century astronomers got a big surprise: the Universe was not slowing down, it was speeding up, the expansion ever accelerating. Very little is known about this accelerated expansion, and less is known about its cause. The SuperNova Acceleration Probe, or SNAP, will fill the wide gaps in our knowledge. It will study exploding stars called supernovae, as well as the gentle smearing of the light from distant galaxies due to gravity - called weak gravitational lensing - and put limits on what may or may not be the force driving the outward pull on the Universe. SNAP will investigate over one thousand square degrees of sky - more than 5000 times the size of the full Moon! - with a 500 megapixel camera.

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Office of Legacy Management (LM)

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NEWTON, Ask a Scientist at Argonne National Labs  

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Earth Historic Rotation Rates Earth Historic Rotation Rates Name: Nikki Status: student Grade: 6-8 Location: AZ Country: USA Date: Spring 2012 Question: Did Earth ever spin faster than it does now? Did Earth ever have 18 hour days instead of 24 hours? Replies: Nikki, Earth rotates on its axis and continues to slow down because of tidal braking. Yes, it is the tides that result in the ever-slowing rotation of Earth. The main cause of the tides is the moon. That is, the ocean is constantly being pulled toward the moon while Earth rotates under this bulge of water. In order for the sun to be overhead at noon we add one second to the clock about every eighteen months. Yes, that is true, Earth's rotation slows by aboutone second every eighteen months. About 600,000,000 years ago, there were 420 days in one year! About 300,000,000 years ago there were 395 days in one year. Today, there are about 365.25 days per year.

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Bracken, Maidenhair and Walking Ferns  

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Bracken, Maidenhair and Walking Ferns Bracken, Maidenhair and Walking Ferns Nature Bulletin No. 673-A April 1, 1978 Forest Preserve District of Cook County George W. Dunne, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation BRACKEN, MAIDENHAIR AND WALKING FERNS A year ago, in Bulletin No. 633-A, we pointed out that ferns were the first plants on earth to have a true root system and a system of channels -- vascular tissues -- that conduct water and dissolved chemicals from the roots to the leaves where food is manufactured by means of specialized cells containing chlorophyll. The Bracken or Brake, most widely distributed of all ferns, is common in Great Britain, continental Europe, Africa, and throughout North America. Most ferns are found in rich, moist shady places and limestone cliffs but not bracken. It prefers and thrives on poor barren soils, sandy semi-shaded ridges, old pastures, dry open woodlands and burned-over areas. We have lots of this "weed" in the Palos preserves and those in southeastern Cook County.

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A Look Inside the Detroit Auto Show | Department of Energy  

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A Look Inside the Detroit Auto Show A Look Inside the Detroit Auto Show A Look Inside the Detroit Auto Show January 12, 2011 - 1:15pm Addthis Kerry Duggan Waking up at 4:30AM is not my idea of fun. But after I witnessed the 6:30AM unveiling of the shiny new Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid at the North American International Auto Show, I got over it. To those who know cars, its lineage is in the #22 Porsche 917 race car, winner of the LeMans in 1971. With a top speed of 140 mph, the new 918 RSR combines the power of a 563-horsepower V-8 engine and a dual inertial flywheel system to produce a total 767-horsepower. On the efficiency side, a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) allows the two 75-kW flywheels to capture wasted energy when the brakes are applied. The Porsche president said that their goal is to achieve high fuel efficiency in extreme driving

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Flying Squirrels  

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Flying Squirrels Flying Squirrels Nature Bulletin No. 176-A January 23, 1965 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Seymour Simon, President Roland F. Eisenbeis, Supt. of Conservation FLYING SQUIRRELS Few people ever see a Flying Squirrel, although they are widely distributed throughout the wooded areas of the northern hemisphere and numerous in many localities. Unlike other squirrels, they sleep all day in their dens, coming out at dusk to feed and play during the night -- less in winter than in summer. They spend more time in the trees and less on the ground than any other squirrel. Most distinctive, of course, is their ability to glide thru the air. Flying squirrels do not fly. On each side of the body is a loose elastic membrane or fold of skin, covered with fur and extending from the wrist of the foreleg to the ankle of the hind leg, with a delicate rod of cartilage, attached only to the wrist, at the edge. Another membrane fills the triangular space between the foreleg and the neck and sides of the head. When the animal leaps outward from a tree, it spreads its legs so that, in the flaring membranes stretched between them, it appears almost square and flat -- shape and sails diagonally downward in a long swooping glide. Its long bushy tail, broad' and flat, is used as a rudder and as a brake to make the short graceful swoop upward when it lands on another tree.

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HyMotion GEN 2 Fact Sheet - backup.pdf  

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1.6 seconds 1.6 seconds Acceleration 1/4 Mile Time: 19.3 seconds Maximum Speed: 78.9 MPH Acceleration 1 Mile Maximum Speed: 106.5 MPH Charge Sustaining: Acceleration 0-60 MPH Time: 12.4 seconds Acceleration 1/4 Mile Time: 19.8 seconds Maximum Speed: 76.7 MPH Acceleration 1 Mile Maximum Speed: 107.0 MPH Brake Test @ 60 MPH Distance Required: 153.0 ft UDDS Fuel Economy 6 HWFET Fuel Economy 6 Distance (miles) Fuel Economy (mpg) AC Energy Consumed gy gy (kWh) 7 Distance (miles) Fuel Economy (mpg) AC Energy Consumed gy gy (kWh) 7 10 157.8 2.03 10 92.0 1.57 20 164.4 4.03 20 102.3 3.10 40 119.0 4.95 40 91.3 4.66 60 97.6 4.98 60 79.0 4.66 80 87.0 4.98 80 73.0 4.66 100 80.7 4.98 100 69.5 4.66 200 68.0 4.98 200 62.4 4.66 Fuel Economy with A/C Off 1 Cold Start Charge Depleting 2 : Fuel Economy: 155.2 MPG A AC kWh Consumed 7 : 0.204 kWh/mi Charge Depleting

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Charge Depleting:  

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0.5 seconds 0.5 seconds Acceleration 1/4 Mile Time: 18.6 seconds Maximum Speed: 83.2 MPH Acceleration 1 Mile Maximum Speed: 100.6 MPH Charge Sustaining: Acceleration 0-60 MPH Time: 10.6 seconds Acceleration 1/4 Mile Time: 18.6 seconds Maximum Speed: 82.8 MPH Acceleration 1 Mile Maximum Speed: 101.9 MPH Brake Test @ 60 MPH Distance Required: 145.1 ft UDDS Fuel Economy 6 HWFET Fuel Economy 6,10 Distance (miles) Fuel Economy (mpg) AC Energy Consumed (kWh) 7 Distance (miles) Fuel Economy (mpg) AC Energy Consumed (kWh) 7 10 118.5 2.85 10 53.0 1.80 20 116.8 5.49 20 56.6 3.37 40 116.0 10.50 40 58.0 6.38 60 90.7 11.34 60 55.3 9.48 80 76.6 11.34 80 51.4 11.11 100 68.0 11.34 100 47.2 11.13 200 50.9 11.34 200 38.7 11.13 Fuel Economy with A/C Off 1 Cold Start Charge Depleting 2 : Fuel Economy: 119.7 MPG AC kWh Consumed 7 : 0.282 kWh/mi Charge Depleting

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Effectiveness of Diesel Oxidation Catalyst in Reducing HC and CO Emissions from Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition  

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Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) has been shown to allow for diesel-like or better brake thermal efficiency with significant reductions in nitrogen oxide (NOX) particulate matter (PM) emissions. Hydrocarbon (HC) and carbon monoxide (CO) emission levels, on the other hand, are similar to those of port fuel injected gasoline engines. The higher HC and CO emissions combined with the lower exhaust temperatures with RCCI operation present a challenge for current exhaust aftertreatments. The reduction of HC and CO emissions in a lean environment is typically achieved with an oxidation catalyst. In this work, several diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC) with different precious metal loadings were evaluated for effectiveness to control HC and CO emissions from RCCI combustion in a light-duty multi-cylinder engine operating on gasoline and diesel fuels. Each catalyst was evaluated in a steady-state engine operation with temperatures ranging from 160 to 260 C. A shift to a higher light-off temperature was observed during the RCCI operation. In addition to the steady-state experiments, the performances of the DOCs were evaluated during multi-mode engine operation by switching from diesel-like combustion at higher exhaust temperature and low HC/CO emissions to RCCI combustion at lower temperature and higher HC/CO emissions. High CO and HC emissions from RCCI generated an exotherm keeping the catalyst above the light-off temperature.

Prikhodko, Vitaly Y [ORNL; Curran, Scott [ORNL; Parks, II, James E [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating potential efficiency improvement for light-duty transportation applications through simulation of an organic Rankine cycle for waste-heat recovery  

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Modern diesel engines used in light-duty transportation applications have peak brake thermal efficiencies in the range of 40-42% for high-load operation with substantially lower efficiencies at realistic road-load conditions. Thermodynamic energy and exergy analysis reveals that the largest losses from these engines are due to heat loss and combustion irreversibility. Substantial improvement in overall engine efficiency requires reducing or recovering these losses. Unfortunately, much of the heat transfer either occurs at relatively low temperatures resulting in large entropy generation (such as in the air-charge cooler), is transferred to low-exergy flow streams (such as the oil and engine coolant), or is radiated or convected directly to the environment. While there are significant opportunities for recovery from the exhaust and EGR cooler for heavy-duty applications, the potential benefits of such a strategy for light-duty applications are unknown due to transient operation, low-load operation at typical driving conditions, and the added mass of the system. We have developed an organic Rankine cycle model using GT-Suite to investigate the potential for efficiency improvement through waste-heat recovery from the exhaust and EGR cooler of a light-duty diesel engine. Results from steady-state and drive-cycle simulations are presented, and we discuss strategies to address operational difficulties associated with transient drive cycles and competition between waste-heat recovery systems, turbochargers, aftertreatment devices, and other systems for the limited thermal resources.

Edwards, Kevin Dean [ORNL; Wagner, Robert M [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System for measuring the coordinates of tire surfaces in transient conditions when rolling over obstacles: Description of the system and performance analysis  

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This paper describes the development of a system for measuring surface coordinates (commonly known as ''shape measurements'') which is able to give the temporal evolution of the position of the tire sidewall in transient conditions (such as during braking, when there are potholes or when the road surface is uneven) which may or may not be reproducible. The system is based on the well-known technique of projecting and observing structured light using a digital camera with an optical axis which is slanted with respect to the axis of the projector. The transient nature of the phenomenon has led to the development of specific innovative solutions as regards image processing algorithms. This paper briefly describes the components which make up the measuring system and presents the results of the measurements carried out on the drum bench. It then analyses the performance of the measuring system and the sources of uncertainty which led to the development of the system for a specific dynamic application: impact with an obstacle (cleat test). The measuring system guaranteed a measurement uncertainty of 0.28 mm along the Z axis (the axial direction of the tire) with a measurement range of 250(X)x80(Y)x25(Z) mm{sup 3}, with the tire rolling at a speed of up to 30 km/h.

Castellini, Paolo; Di Giuseppe, Andrea [Dipartimento di Meccanica, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona (Italy)

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z