Sample records for braking anti-lock brakes

  1. "By the hundred's of thousand's, these unlikely transportation revolutionaries are forgoing the safety of a steel cage with airbags and anti-lock brakes for a wispy two-wheeled exoskeleton as they make their way to work,

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    the safety of a steel cage with airbags and anti-lock brakes for a wispy two-wheeled exoskeleton as they make

  2. Design of an Anti-Lock Regenerative Braking System for a ...14 International Journal of Automotive Engineering Vol. 1, Number 2, June 2011

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    Vaziri, Ashkan

    energy storage system and subsequently used for the propulsion, significantly reducing the vehicle the brake of a vehicle [1]. The total energy dissipated through braking during a typical urban area drive

  3. Braking system

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    Norgren, D.U.

    1982-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Contactless magnetic brake for automotive applications

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    Gay, Sebastien Emmanuel

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    consumption due to power assistance, and requirement for anti-lock controls. To solve these problems, a contactless magnetic brake has been developed. This concept includes a novel flux-shunting structure to control the excitation flux generated by permanent...

  5. Vehicle brake testing system

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    Stevens, Samuel S. (Harriman, TN); Hodgson, Jeffrey W. (Lenoir City, TN)

    2002-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Combined hydraulic and regenerative braking system

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

    1981-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Speciation of Sb in airborne particulate matter, vehicle brake linings, and brake pad wear residues

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    Short, Daniel

    Speciation of Sb in airborne particulate matter, vehicle brake linings, and brake pad wear residues: XAS XANES EXAFS Antimony Particulate matter Brake linings a b s t r a c t Insights into the speciation of Sb in samples of brake linings, brake pad wear residues, road dust, and atmospheric particulate

  8. Regenerative braking device

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    Hoppie, Lyle O. (Birmingham, MI)

    1982-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Variable ratio regenerative braking device

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    Hoppie, Lyle O. (Birmingham, MI)

    1981-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake Assessment Tools

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    Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake Assessment Tools Commercial Motor Vehicle Roadside Technology to deceleration in g's ­ Passing score: BE43.5 · Enforcement tool for only 3 years. · Based solely on brake Brake Research · CMVRTC research built on these enforcement tools ­ Correlation Study ­ Level-1 / PBBT

  11. Brake blending strategy for a hybrid vehicle

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    Boberg, Evan S. (Hazel Park, MI)

    2000-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Disturbance Control of the Hydraulic Brake in a Wind Turbine

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    Yang, Zhenyu

    Disturbance Control of the Hydraulic Brake in a Wind Turbine Frank Jepsen, Anders Søborg brake in a wind turbine. Brake torque is determined by friction coefficient and clamp force; the latter brake is one1 of the two independent brake systems in a wind turbine. As a consequence of the gearing

  13. Commercial Motor Vehicle Brake-Related Research

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

  14. Throttle And Brake Control Systems For Automatic Vehicle Following

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    Ioannou, P.; Xu, Z.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Brake Control Systems for Automatic Vehicle Following P.and Brake Control Systems for Automatic Vehicle Following *Transit Systems, Proceedings of 1977 Joint Automatic Control

  15. Brake Defect Causation and Abatement Study (BDCAS)

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    on various lining materials for comparison study #12;Center for Transportation Analysis 2360 CherahalaBrake Defect Causation and Abatement Study (BDCAS) Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT Based Brake Testers (PBBTs) part of the out-of- service criterion for commercial motor vehicles in 2007

  16. TMV Technology Capabilities Brake Stroke Monitor

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    TMV Technology Capabilities Brake Stroke Monitor Brake monitoring systems are proactive maintenance This technology allows for CMV operators to have knowledge of their steer, drive, and tandem axle group weights setup is required. Current Safety/Enforcement Technologies EOBR (electronic on-board recorder) On

  17. An engine air-brake integration study

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    Mulchandani, Hiten

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The feasibility of operating an engine air-brake (EAB) integrated with a pylon duct bifurcation in a realistic aircraft engine environment has been analyzed. The EAB uses variable exit guide vanes downstream of a high ...

  18. Method and apparatus for wind turbine braking

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    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

    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.

  19. Constraining the Braking Indices of Magnetars

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    Gao, Z F; Wang, N; Yuan, J P; Peng, Q H; Du, Y J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to the lack of long term pulsed emission in quiescence and the strong timing noise, it is impossible to directly measure the braking index $n$ of a magnetar. Based on the estimated ages of their potentially associated supernova remnants (SNRs), we estimate the values of $n$ of nine magnetars with SNRs, and find that they cluster in a range of $1\\sim$41. Six magnetars have smaller braking indices of $13$ for other three magnetars are attributed to the decay of external braking torque, which might be caused by magnetic field decay. We estimate the possible wind luminosities for the magnetars with $13$ within the updated magneto-thermal evolution models. We point out that there could be some connections between the magnetar's anti-glitch event and its braking index, and the magnitude of $n$ should be taken into account when explaining the event. Although the constrained range of the magnetars' braking indices is tentative, our method provides an effective way to constrain the magnetars' braking indices if th...

  20. Adaptive controller for regenerative and friction braking system

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    Davis, Roy I. (Ypsilanti, MI)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Adaptive controller for regenerative and friction braking system

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    Davis, R.I.

    1990-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. A diagnostic system for air brakes in commercial vehicles

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    Coimbatore Subramanian, Shankar Ram

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation deals with the development of a model-based diagnostic system for air brake systems that are widely used in commercial vehicles, such as trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, etc. The performance of these brake ...

  3. Electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system

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    Cikanek, S.R.

    1995-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system

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    Cikanek, Susan R. (Wixom, MI)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. The effect of friction on drum brakes

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    Huang, Y.M.; Shyr, J.S. [National Taiwan Univ. (China)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The boundary element method (BEM) has been developed for a long period of time. Cruse and Wilson developed an isoparametric quadratic element. Rizzo, Cruse, Rizzo and Shippy, and Swedlow and cruse applied the method to various problems. It shows that the BEM can provide a very good analytical result in the linear problem and it can reduce time in preparation of numerical data. Watson and Newcomb pointed out that the pressure distribution on the contact surface of the brake drum and the lining plate do not vary significantly along the axis. The deflection can be reduced by an appropriate design of the web; therefore, two dimensional analysis with the BEM is used in this analysis. Based on the authors` knowledge, this is the first paper to analyze the drum brake by using the BEM. The assumptions are the brake drum to be a rigid body, perfect interface contact between the drum and the shoe, the constant friction coefficient of the friction material and the thermal effect to be neglected. The two dimensional equations are derived based on the Somigliana`s identity. Since there is no shape function and no need of the Jacobin for the coordinate transform, to integrate numerically is easier and to write a computer code is simpler for the constant value element than the second order element. The linear element is inappropriate to treat the comer problem. Using the linear elements or second order elements creates discontinuous phenomena along the irregular boundary. The common nodal point has different normal vector and boundary conditions. It is necessary to have an extra equation to provide a unique solution for the final linear equation. Using the constant value element can get rid of this problem. The effect of the friction on the pressure distribution at the friction interface is studied. The calculated results of the pressure distribution are compared with the available data. The mathematical model can be used as a design tool to predict the performance of drum brakes.

  6. A diagnostic system for air brakes in commercial vehicles

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    Coimbatore Subramanian, Shankar Ram

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ]. It is appropriate to point out that, in an appraisal of the future needs of the trucking industry [16], the authors, who represent a broad spectrum of the trucking industry, call for the development of improved methods of brake inspections. 6 B. Objectives... States railway industry, air brake systems were initially introduced during the nineteenth century. Before the introduction of the air brake system, railway cars were retarded mainly by mechanical means (for example, by levers, chains and other linkages...

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

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    Maciua, Dragos

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design, Modeling and Control of Steering and Braking for anDesign, Modeling and Control of Steering and Braking for anDesign, Modeling and Control of Steering and Braking for an

  8. Measurement and control of brake pedal feel quality in automobile manufacturing

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    Cerilles, Jeffrey T. (Jeffrey Thomas)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Customer perception of brake pedal feel quality, as related to the perception of the brake pedal feeling soft or mushy, depends on both the customer's subjective judgment of quality and the actual build quality of the brake ...

  9. Pneumatic brake control for precision stopping of heavy-duty vehicles

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    Bu, Fanping; Tan, Han-Shue

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    desirable that the automatic brake control system uses thesystems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 41,enables automatic control of the pneumatic brake system and

  10. Pulsar Braking Index and Mass Accretion

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    P. D. Morley

    1993-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    I show that the braking index, $N$, a fundamental pulsar experimental quantity, naturally differs from the canonical value of 3 by terms which involve mass accretion. Using the measured values of $N$ for PSR1509-58 and PSR0531+21, I determine that for constant density neutron stars their present mass accretion rates are $(3.10\\pm.51)\\times10^{-5}$ M year$^{-1}$ and $(9.946\\pm.089)\\times10^{-5}$ M year$^{-1}$ respectively, where M is the mass of each pulsar. Finally, I demonstrate that mass accretion removes the outstanding problem of the origin of the big glitches of the Vela Pulsar.

  11. Do Si stars undergo any magnetic braking?

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    P. North

    1998-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The old question of rotational braking of Ap Si stars is revisited on the empirical side, taking advantage of the recent Hipparcos results. Field stars with various evolutionary states are considered, and it is shown that the loose correlation between their rotational period and their surface gravity is entirely compatible with conservation of angular momentum. No evidence is found for any loss of angular momentum on the Main Sequence, which confirms earlier results based on less reliable estimates of surface gravity. The importance of reliable, fundamental Teff determinations of Bp and Ap stars is emphasized.

  12. Development of Diagnostic Algorithms for Air Brakes in Trucks

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    Dhar, Sandeep

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    causes a reduction in the steady-state pressure in the brake chamber and an increase in the lag of the braking pressure response thereby increasing the stopping distance of the vehicle. Currently a presence of leak in the system is detected...

  13. Braking system for use with an arbor of a microscope

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    Norgren, Duane U. (Orinda, CA)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. New Phase-coherent Measurements of Pulsar Braking Indices

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    Margaret A. Livingstone; Victoria M. Kaspi; Fotis P. Gavriil; Richard N. Manchester; E. V. Gotthelf; Lucien Kuiper

    2007-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Pulsar braking indices offer insight into the physics that underlies pulsar spin-down. Only five braking indices have been measured via phase-coherent timing; all measured values are less than 3, the value expected from magnetic dipole radiation. Here we present new measurements for three of the five pulsar braking indices, obtained with phase-coherent timing for PSRs J1846-0258 (n=2.65+/-0.01), B1509-58 (n=2.839+/-0.001) and B0540-69 (n=2.140+/-0.009). We discuss the implications of these results and possible physical explanations for them.

  15. Regenerative braking on bicycles to power LED safety flashers

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    Collier, Ian M

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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, ...

  16. automotive drum brakes: Topics by E-print Network

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    well-known phenomena of acoustics of friction as the squealing disc brake and the singing wine glass. Oleg N. Kirillov 2007-08-07 130 The Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Ray Spectrum...

  17. Adaptive Rollover Prevention for Automotive Vehicles with Differential Braking

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    Duffy, Ken

    Adaptive Rollover Prevention for Automotive Vehicles with Differential Braking Selim Solmaz, switching, and tuning (MMST) paradigm [13, 14, 15] for preventing untripped rollover in automotive vehicles performance than its fixed robust counterpart. Keywords: Automotive control; Multiple models; Parameter

  18. Investigation of aerodynamic braking devices for wind turbine applications

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

    1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Asbestos-free brake-lining materials for hydrogenerators

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    Lalonde, S.; Lanteigne, J. [Hydro-Quebec, Varennes, Quebec (Canada)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three different asbestos-free materials currently considered as new lining materials for hydrogenerator brakes were tested and compared to the original asbestos lining. Results show that these substitutes not only vary greatly from the original material in terms of mechanical properties and physical characteristics but also exhibit significantly different performances in braking tests. Consequently, these new materials are not entirely suitable for the intended application.

  20. anti-lock braking system: Topics by E-print Network

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    Engineering Vol. 1, Number 2, June 2011 Engineering Websites Summary: of an electric or hybrid electric vehicle can be easily controlled to function as a generator, converting...

  1. Magnetic braking of T Tauri stars

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    P. J. Armitage; C. J. Clarke

    1995-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct models for the rotation rates of T Tauri stars whose spin is regulated by magnetic linkage between the star and a surrounding accretion disc. Our models utilise a time-dependent disc code to follow the accretion process and include the effects of pre-main-sequence stellar evolution. We find that the initial disc mass controls the evolution of the star-disc system. For sufficiently massive discs, a stellar field of $\\sim$ 1 kG is able to regulate the spin rate to the observed values during the classical T Tauri phase. The field then acts to expel the disc and the star spins up at constant angular momentum as a weak-line system. Lower mass discs are ejected at an early epoch and fail to brake the star significantly. We extend the model to close binary systems, and find that the removal of angular momentum from the disc by the secondary significantly prolongs the inner disc lifetime. Such systems should therefore be relatively slow rotators. We also discuss the implications of our model for the spectral energy distributions and variability of T Tauri stars.

  2. How to play a disc brake

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    Oleg N. Kirillov

    2007-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a gyroscopic system under the action of small dissipative and non-conservative positional forces, which has its origin in the models of rotating bodies of revolution being in frictional contact. The spectrum of the unperturbed gyroscopic system forms a "spectral mesh" in the plane "frequency -gyroscopic parameter" with double semi-simple purely imaginary eigenvalues at zero value of the gyroscopic parameter. It is shown that dissipative forces lead to the splitting of the semi-simple eigenvalue with the creation of the so-called "bubble of instability" - a ring in the three-dimensional space of the gyroscopic parameter and real and imaginary parts of eigenvalues, which corresponds to complex eigenvalues. In case of full dissipation with a positive-definite damping matrix the eigenvalues of the ring have negative real parts making the bubble a latent source of instability because it can "emerge" to the region of eigenvalues with positive real parts due to action of both indefinite damping and non-conservative positional forces. In the paper, the instability mechanism is analytically described with the use of the perturbation theory of multiple eigenvalues. As an example stability of a rotating circular string constrained by a stationary load system is studied in detail. The theory developed seems to give a first clear explanation of the mechanism of self-excited vibrations in the rotating structures in frictional contact, that is responsible for such well-known phenomena of acoustics of friction as the squealing disc brake and the singing wine glass.

  3. Fuzzy logic electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system

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    Cikanek, S.R.

    1994-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Control Engineering Practice 11 (2003) 163170 A mechatronic conception of a new intelligent braking system

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , residual friction, noise, vibrations, a new brake has been designed according to a modular principle which describes a new intelligent braking system for motor vehicles. A mechatronic approach helped to avoid some

  5. Evaluation of driver braking performance to an unexpected object in the roadway

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    Picha, Dale Louis

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    components, specifically whether the equation accurately reflects driver and vehicle behaviors during a braking maneuver. This research evaluated the two components of the SSD equation. Four field studies were conducted that evaluated driver braking...

  6. Fuzzy logic electric vehicle regenerative antiskid braking and traction control system

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    Cikanek, Susan R. (Wixom, MI)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Evaluation of driver braking performance to an unexpected object in the roadway

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    Picha, Dale Louis

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    components, specifically whether the equation accurately reflects driver and vehicle behaviors during a braking maneuver. This research evaluated the two components of the SSD equation. Four field studies were conducted that evaluated driver braking...

  8. Regenerative braking device with rotationally mounted energy storage means

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    Hoppie, Lyle O. (Birmingham, MI)

    1982-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  9. Evaluation of Corrosion Failure in Tractor-Trailer Brake System

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    Wilson, DF

    2002-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    As reported to ORNL, concomitant with the introduction of different deicing and anti-icing compounds, there was an increase in the brake failure rate of tractor-trailer trucks. A forensic evaluation of a failed brake system was performed. Optical and scanning electron microscopic evaluation showed corrosion to be mostly confined to the brake table/lining interface. The corrosion is non-uniform as is to be expected for plain carbon steel in chloride environments. This initial analysis found no evidence for the chlorides of calcium and magnesium, which are the newly introduced deicing and antiicing compounds and are less soluble in water than the identified chlorides of sodium and potassium, in the scale. The result could be as a result of non-exposure of the examined brake table to calcium and magnesium chloride. The mechanisms for the increased failure rate are postulated as being an increased rate of corrosion due to positive shifts in the corrosion potential, and an increased amount of corrosion due to an increased ''time of wetness'' that results from the presence of hygroscopic salts. Laboratory scale evaluation of the corrosion of plain carbon steel in simulated deicing and anti-icing solutions need to be performed to determine corrosion rates and morphological development of corrosion product, to compare laboratory data to in-service data, and to rank economically feasible replacement materials for low carbon steel. In addition, the mechanical behavior of the lining attached to the brake shoe table needs to be assessed. It is opined that an appropriate adjustment of materials could easily allow for a doubling of a brake table/lining lifetime. Suggestions for additional work, to clarify the mechanisms of rust jacking and to develop possible solutions, are described.

  10. Calibration, Information, and Control Strategies for Braking to Avoid a Collision

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    effect. A new model is introduced according to which braking is controlled by keeping the perceived idealCalibration, Information, and Control Strategies for Braking to Avoid a Collision Brett R. Fajen Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute This study explored visual control strategies for braking to avoid collision

  11. Airbus A320 Braking as Predicate-Action Peter B. Ladkin

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    Ladkin, Peter B.

    Airbus A320 Braking as Predicate-Action Diagrams Peter B. Ladkin Universitat Bielefeld, Technische of the Airbus A320 braking systems contained in the Flight Crew Operating Manual. This helps identify to interest us and others in the design of the A320 braking system [FI.93a, FI.93b, FI.93c]. This paper

  12. Oxygen-Diffused Titanium as a Candidate Brake Rotor Material

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

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. automotive brake materials: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    brake materials First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Multidisciplinary design optimization...

  14. aircraft brake materials: Topics by E-print Network

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    brake materials First Page Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 26 REDUCTION OF CADMTUM PLATING ON...

  15. Brake Wear and Performance Test Final December 2009

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    Brake Wear and Performance Test Final Report December 2009 #12;FOREWORD This study focuses on using with assisting the State of Tennessee in identifying suitable PBBT machines, procuring a PBBT machine, installing the PBBT machine to be used in this research, and training Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) Staff

  16. Many applications require brakes, for instance to decelerate or to

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    an error occurs in the process of a robotic arm. The energy consumption and actuation force of these brakes is very high. A team of TU Delft scientists developed a method to reduce the energy consumption. The energy consumption is high because an actuator has to generate a normal force between two friction

  17. Braking index of isolated pulsars: open questions and ways forward

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    Hamil, Oliver

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Isolated pulsars are rotating neutron stars with accurately measured angular velocities $\\Omega$, and their time derivatives which show unambiguously that the pulsars are slowing down. Although the exact mechanism of the spin-down is a question of debate, the commonly accepted view is that it arises either through emission of magnetic dipole radiation (MDR) from a rotating magnetized body, through emission of a relativistic particle wind, or via higher order magnetic multipole or gravitational quadrupole radiation. The calculated energy loss by a rotating pulsar is model dependent and leads to the power law $\\dot{\\Omega}$ = -K $\\Omega^{\\rm n}$ where $n$ is called the braking index. The theoretical value for braking index is $n = 1, 3, 5$ for wind, MDR, quadrupole radiation respectively. The accepted view is that pulsar braking is strongly dominated by MDR. Highly precise observations of isolated pulsars yield braking index values in the range $1 < n < 2.8$ which are consistently less than the value pred...

  18. TOWARDS GLOBAL CHASSIS CONTROL BY INTEGRATING THE BRAKE AND

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Szab´o*, J. Bokor*, C. Poussot-Vassal**, O. Sename**, L. Dugard** *Computer and Automation Research active suspensions and an active brake is proposed to improve the safety of vehicles. The design is based of the method is demonstrated through a complex simulation example containing vehicle maneuvers. Keywords: LPV

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

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

    2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Development of Diagnostic Algorithms for Air Brakes in Trucks

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    Dhar, Sandeep

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    and the rear brake chamber using the predicted primary circuit pressure : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 54 33 Simulated response of the hybrid system : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 64 34 Steady-state estimate of z1 of the pneumatic hybrid system... with massless piston : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 67 xii FIGURE Page 35 Steady-state estimates of z1 and z2 of the pneumatic hybrid system : 70 36 (a) Mechanical hybrid system, (b) non-hybrid counterpart : : : : : : 70 37...

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

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    Peter J. Blau

    2000-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. A mathematical model for air brake systems in the presence of leaks

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    Ramaratham, Srivatsan

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    of the pneumatic subsystem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 16 Pressure transients at 722 kPa (90 psi) supply pressure with no leak. 22 17 Schematic of the setup for leak corroboration tests. . . . . . . . . . . 27 18 Comparison of measured and predicted mass... of detecting and locating leaks[6]. Most of the performance tests and visual based inspection tests of the air brake system indirectly correlate pressure in the brake chamber with the torque output, brake pad temperature, push rod strokes etc[7], [8]. More...

  3. Real-Time Dynamic Brake Assessment Proof of Concept Final Report

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

    2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This proof-of-concept research was performed to explore the feasibility of using real-world braking data from commercial motor vehicles to make a diagnosis of brake condition similar to that of the performance-based brake tester (PBBT). This was done by determining the relationship between pressure and brake force (P-BF), compensating for the gross vehicle weight (GVW). The nature of this P-BF relationship (e.g., low braking force for a given brake application pressure) may indicate brake system problems. In order to determine the relationship between brake force and brake application pressure, a few key parameters of duty cycle information were collected. Because braking events are often brief, spanning only a few seconds, a sample rate of 10 Hz was needed. The algorithm under development required brake application pressure and speed (from which deceleration was calculated). Accurate weight estimation was also needed to properly derive the braking force from the deceleration. In order to ensure that braking force was the predominant factor in deceleration for the segments of data used in analysis, the data was screened for grade as well. Also, the analysis needed to be based on pressures above the crack pressure. The crack pressure is the pressure below which the individual brakes are not applied due the nature of the mechanical system. This value, which may vary somewhat from one wheel end to another, is approximately 10 psi. Therefore, only pressures 15 psi and above were used in the analysis. The Department of Energy s Medium Truck Duty Cycle research has indicated that under the real-world circumstances of the test vehicle brake pressures of up to approximately 30 psi can be expected. Several different types of data were collected during the testing task of this project. Constant-pressure stopping tests were conducted at several combinations of brake application pressure (15, 20, 25, and 30 psi), load conditions (moderately and fully laden), and speeds (20 and 30 mph). Data was collected at 10 Hz. Standard and stepped-pressure performance-based brake tests with brake pressure transducers were performed for each loading condition. The stepped-pressure test included the constant-pressure intervals of brake application at 15, 20, 25, and 30 psi. The PBBT data files included 10 Hz streaming data collected during the testing of each axle. Two weeks of real-world duty cycle (driving and braking) data was also collected at 10 Hz. Initial analysis of the data revealed that the data collected in the field (i.e., day-to-day operations) provided the same information as that obtained from the controlled tests. Analysis of the data collected revealed a strong linear relationship between brake application pressure and deceleration for given GVWs. As anticipated, initial speed was not found to be a significant factor in the deceleration-pressure relationship, unlike GVW. The positive results obtained from this proof of concept test point to the need for further research to expand this concept. A second phase should include testing over a wider range of speeds and include medium brake application pressures in addition to the low pressures tested in this research. Testing on multiple vehicles would also be of value. This future phase should involve testing to determine how degradation of braking performance affects the pressure-deceleration relationship.

  4. Integrated vehicle dynamics control via coordination of active front steering and rear braking

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Integrated vehicle dynamics control via coordination of active front steering and rear brakingComputer and Automation Research Institue, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kende u. 13-17, H-1111, Budapest, Hungary, Email front steering and rear braking in a driver- assist system for vehicle yaw control. The proposed control

  5. Vehicle yaw control via coordinated use of steering/braking systems

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Vehicle yaw control via coordinated use of steering/braking systems M. Doumiati, O. Sename, J.sename@gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr) Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kende u. 13-17, H-1111, Budapest with steer- ing/braking coordination task for vehicle yaw control. For steerability enhancement, only active

  6. Modeling the pneumatic subsystem of a S-cam air brake system

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    Coimbatore Subramanian, Shankar

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The air brake system is one of the critical components in ensuring the safe operation of any commercial vehicle. This work is directed towards the development of a fault-free model of the pneumatic subsystem of the air brake system. This model can...

  7. Modeling the pneumatic relay valve of an s-cam air brake

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    Vilayannur Natarajan, Shankar

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    by the driver, when there are no faults or defects in the brake system. This thesis is aimed at modeling and experimentally corroborating a subsystem of an air brake system, namely the pneumatic relay valve. The pneumatic relay valve takes a input signal from...

  8. Fault tolerant control of automatically controlled vehicles in response to brake system failures

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    Hsien, Li-Wei

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the brake system is vital. In this thesis, nonlinear failure detection filters are used for fault detection of sensors and actuators in a class of nonlinear systems. In this thesis, the effects of brake system failures in an AHS where the vehicle steering...

  9. Fault tolerant control of automatically controlled vehicles in response to brake system failures

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    Hsien, Li-Wei

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the brake system is vital. In this thesis, nonlinear failure detection filters are used for fault detection of sensors and actuators in a class of nonlinear systems. In this thesis, the effects of brake system failures in an AHS where the vehicle steering...

  10. Emission Factor for Antimony in Brake Abrasion Dusts as One of the

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    Short, Daniel

    originating from automobiles. Abrasion dusts from commercially available brake pads (nonasbestos organic type factors originating from automobiles were approximately 32 µg Sb/braking/car for PM10 and 22 µg Sb of automobiles to the atmospheric Sb concen- tration. The emission factors of pollutants from automobiles have

  11. Wind turbine trailing-edge aerodynamic brake design

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    Quandt, G.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Preliminary survey report: control technology for brake lining at Northwest Local School District, Cincinnati, Ohio

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    Cooper, T.C.; McGlothlin, J.D.; Godbey, F.W.; Sheehy, J.W.; O'Brien, D.M.

    1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A walk-through survey of control technology for reducing asbestos exposure during maintenance and repair of vehicular brakes was conducted at Northwest Local School District, Cincinnati, Ohio in January, 1986. The primary method for controlling and collecting dust during brake servicing was a wet-washing technique and good work practices, ensuring that exposure to hazardous physical or chemical agents was reduced or eliminated. Also available was an enclosed-type brake assembly cleaner designed to be connected to the shop air and a vacuum system. The brake assembly cleaner did not have a viewing port to examine the area being cleaned. The operator had to remove the unit to inspect the cleaned area potentially exposing himself to any dust remaining on the brake shoes or hub. The unit itself was a potential dust source as it was designed to fit 16-inch wheels and did not form a tight seal on the smaller 15-inch wheels of the newer buses. The authors conclude that the wet wash technique is an excellent method for controlling asbestos emissions during brake maintenance. The vacuum brake-assembly cleaner is inadequate and potentially hazardous. An in-depth survey of the wet technique is recommended.

  13. Braking index of isolated uniformly rotating magnetized pulsars

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    Hamil, Oliver; Urbanec, Martin; Urbancova, Gabriela

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Isolated pulsars are rotating neutron stars with accurately measured angular velocities $\\Omega$, and their time derivatives which show unambiguously that the pulsars are slowing down. Although the exact mechanism of the spin-down is a question of debate in detail, the commonly accepted view is that it arises through emission of magnetic dipole radiation (MDR) from a rotating magnetized body. Other processes, including the emission of gravitational radiation, and of relativistic particles (pulsar wind), are also being considered. The calculated energy loss by a rotating pulsar with a constant moment of inertia is assumed proportional to a model dependent power of $\\Omega$. This relation leads to the power law $\\dot{\\Omega}$ = -K $\\Omega^{\\rm n}$ where $n$ is called the braking index. The MDR model predicts $n$ exactly equal to 3. Selected observations of isolated pulsars provide rather precise values of $n$, individually accurate to a few percent or better, in the range 1$ <$ n $ < $ 2.8, which is consi...

  14. Preliminary survey report: evaluation of brake-drum service controls at Pennsylvania Bureau of Vehicle Management, Vehicle Maintenance Division, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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    Van Wagenen, H.D.

    1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Exposure to asbestos during the servicing of brakes on state-owned vehicles at the Bureau of Vehicle Management Maintenance Division, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was investigated as part of a study of control technologies. Brakes had been serviced at this garage facility for the previous year using a BCE-1000 Clayton brake-cleaning unit, sized for cars, vans, and pickups. The brake-cleaning unit consisted of a transparent enclosure hood and a HEPA vacuum filter dust collector, designed to contain and collect all brake-lining dust during vehicular brake maintenance and replacement. The authors conclude that the Clayton BCE-1000 dust-control unit appeared to be effective in containing and collecting brake dust during all vehicular brake maintenance and replacement jobs in this situation.

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

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    Hayward, Vincent

    On The Use of Eddy Current Brakes as Tunable, Fast Turn-On Viscous Dampers For Haptic Rendering, linear dampers for haptic rendering using a prototype haptic device outfitted with eddy current brakes discuss the results from haptic experiments for rendering viscosity, virtual walls and virtual friction

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

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    Hayward, Vincent

    Initial results using Eddy Current Brakes as Fast Turn-on, Programmable Physical Dampers for Haptic Machines McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada ABSTRACT We demonstrate the use of eddy current propose an alternate method to create damping in a haptic interface that uses eddy current brakes. 2 EDDY

  17. Recycled brake linings as partial aggregate substitute in asphalt paving. Construction and final report. Report for July 1992-August 1996

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    Miller, P.A.; Sukley, R.

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this project was to evaluate the performance of asphalt containing various percentages of brake lining as an aggregate, and compare its performance to that of normal asphalt containing natural aggregate. This project is an effort to explore alternate ways to use waste product. Four test section of FB-2 Modified mix containing brake lining materials were placed in July 1992 along with one control section on SR 3022 in Mercer county. To date all sections are performing satisfactory, and Brake linings should be recommended as a viable partial replacement of aggregate in bituminous materials. This study only considered the performance of only off-spec brake linings, therefore, any performance data or enviromental effects of placement of used brake material should be addressed.

  18. REPORT on the TRUCK BRAKE LINING WORKSHOP and FLEET OPERATORS' SURVEY

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    Blau, P.J.

    2003-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The report summarizes what transpired during brake linings-related workshop held at the Fall 2003 meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) in Charlotte, NC. The title of the workshop was ''Developing a Useful Friction Material Rating System''. It was organized by a team consisting of Peter Blau (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Jim Britell (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), and Jim Lawrence (Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association). The workshop was held under the auspices of TMC Task Force S6 (Chassis), chaired by Joseph Stianche (Sanderson Farms, Inc.). Six invited speakers during the morning session provided varied perspectives on testing and rating aftermarket automotive and truck brake linings. They were: James R. Clark, Chief Engineer, Foundation Brakes and Wheel Equipment, Dana Corporation, Spicer Heavy Axle and Brake Division; Charles W. Greening, Jr, President, Greening Test Labs; Tim Duncan, General Manager, Link Testing Services;Dennis J. McNichol, President, Dennis NationaLease; Jim Fajerski, Business Manager, OE Sales and Applications Engineering, Federal Mogul Corporation; and Peter J. Blau, Senior Materials Development Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The afternoon break-out sessions addressed nine questions concerning such issues as: ''Should the federal government regulate aftermarket lining quality?''; ''How many operators use RP 628, and if so, what's good or bad about it?''; and ''Would there be any value to you of a vocation-specific rating system?'' The opinions of each discussion group, consisting of 7-9 participants, were reported and consolidated in summary findings on each question. Some questions produced a greater degree of agreement than others. In general, the industry seems eager for more information that would allow those who are responsible for maintaining truck brakes to make better, more informed choices on aftermarket linings. A written fleet operator survey was also conducted during the TMC meeting. Twenty-one responses were received, spanning fleet sizes between 12 and 170,000 vehicles. Responses are summarized in a series of tables separated into responses from small (100 or fewer powered vehicles), medium (101-1000 vehicles), and large fleets (>1000 vehicles). The vast majority of fleets do their own brake maintenance, relying primarily on experience and lining manufactures to select aftermarket linings. At least half of the responders are familiar to some extent with TMC Recommended Practice 628 on brake linings, but most do not use this source of test data as the sole criterion to select linings. Significant shortfalls in the applicability of TMC RP 628 to certain types of brake systems were noted.

  19. Neutron scattering residual stress measurements on gray cast iron brake discs

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    Spooner, S.; Payzant, E.A.; Hubbard, C.R. [and others

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutron diffraction was used to investigate the effects of a heat treatment designed to remove internal residual stresses in brake discs. It is believed that residual stresses may change the rate of deformation of the discs during severe braking conditions when the disc temperature is increased significantly. Neutron diffraction was used to map out residual strain distributions in a production disc before and after a stress-relieving heat treatment. Results from these neutron diffraction experiments show that some residual strains were reduced by as much as 400 microstrain by stress relieving. 5 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Classical and quantum Big Brake cosmology for scalar field and tachyonic models

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    Kamenshchik, A. Yu. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia and INFN, Via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna (Italy) and L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kosygin str. 2, 119334 Moscow (Russian Federation); Manti, S. [Scuola Normale Superiore, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, 56126 Pisa (Italy)

    2013-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a relation between the cosmological singularities in classical and quantum theory, comparing the classical and quantum dynamics in some models possessing the Big Brake singularity - the model based on a scalar field and two models based on a tachyon-pseudo-tachyon field . It is shown that the effect of quantum avoidance is absent for the soft singularities of the Big Brake type while it is present for the Big Bang and Big Crunch singularities. Thus, there is some kind of a classical - quantum correspondence, because soft singularities are traversable in classical cosmology, while the strong Big Bang and Big Crunch singularities are not traversable.

  1. Achieving Consistent Maximum Brake Torque with Varied Injection Timing in a DI Diesel Engine

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    Kroeger, Timothy H

    2013-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The brake torque of a direct-injection diesel engine is known to plateau over a range of injection timings. Injection timing affects the engines ignition delay and the fractions of fuel which burn in premixed and diffusion modes. Therefore...

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

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    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Catlica de Chile)

    Regenerative Braking for an Electric Vehicle Using Ultracapacitors and a Buck-Boost Converter Juan for an Electric Vehicle has been simulated. The purpose of this device is to allow higher accelerations, similar in shape and size to a Chevrolet S-10. This vehicle was already converted to an electric car

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

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    Berman, Andrea Helene

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  4. Nonlinear analysis of time series of vibration data from a friction brake: SSA, PCA, and MFDFA

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    Nikolay K. Vitanov; Norbert P. Hoffmann; Boris Wernitz

    2014-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the methodology of singular spectrum analysis (SSA), principal component analysis (PCA), and multi-fractal detrended fluctuation analysis (MFDFA), for investigating characteristics of vibration time series data from a friction brake. SSA and PCA are used to study the long time-scale characteristics of the time series. MFDFA is applied for investigating all time scales up to the smallest recorded one. It turns out that the majority of the long time-scale dynamics, that is presumably dominated by the structural dynamics of the brake system, is dominated by very few active dimensions only and can well be understood in terms of low dimensional chaotic attractors. The multi-fractal analysis shows that the fast dynamical processes originating in the friction interface are in turn truly multi-scale in nature.

  5. Modeling the pneumatic relay valve of an s-cam air brake

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    Vilayannur Natarajan, Shankar

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    inspections. For example, defects like chafed hoses do not show pronounced effect in performance based tests. In the past only a few cases of air leak violations have been detected by the conventional performance based testers namely roller dynamometer... detected by the performance based system since they had a pronounced effect on the brake force. Reference [6] emphasizes on the need for a standardized, hand held diagnostic tool for improving the existing inspections. A model based, performance based diag...

  6. Variations in gear fatigue life for different wind turbine braking strategies

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    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

    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.

  7. Collapse of Magnetized Singular Isothermal Toroids: II. Rotation and Magnetic Braking

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    A. Allen; Z. Y. Li; F. H. Shu

    2003-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We study numerically the collapse of rotating, magnetized molecular cloud cores, focusing on rotation and magnetic braking during the main accretion phase of isolated star formation. Motivated by previous numerical work and analytic considerations, we idealize the pre-collapse core as a magnetized singular isothermal toroid, with a constant rotational speed everywhere. The collapse starts from the center, and propagates outwards in an inside-out fashion, satisfying exact self-similarity in space and time. For rotation rates and field strengths typical of dense low-mass cores, the main feature remains the flattening of the mass distribution along field lines -- the formation of a pseudodisk, as in the nonrotating cases. The density distribution of the pseudodisk is little affected by rotation. On the other hand, the rotation rate is strongly modified by pseudodisk formation. Most of the centrally accreted material reaches the vicinity of the protostar through the pseudodisk. The specific angular momentum can be greatly reduced on the way, by an order of magnitude or more, even when the pre-collapse field strength is substantially below the critical value for dominant cloud support. The efficient magnetic braking is due to the pinched geometry of the magnetic field in the pseudodisk, which strengthens the magnetic field and lengthens the level arm for braking. Both effects enhance the magnetic transport of angular momentum from inside to outside. The excess angular momentum is carried away in a low-speed outflow that has, despite claims made by other workers, little in common with observed bipolar molecular outflows. We discuss the implications of our calculations for the formation of true disks that are supported against gravity by rotation.

  8. Probability of failure of the waste hoist brake system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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    Greenfield, M.A. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Sargent, T.J. [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)]|[Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Hoover Institution

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In its most recent report on the annual probability of failure of the waste hoist brake system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the annual failure rate is calculated to be 1.3E({minus}7)(1/yr), rounded off from 1.32E({minus}7). A calculation by the Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) produces a result that is about 4% higher, namely 1.37E({minus}7)(1/yr). The difference is due to a minor error in the US Department of Energy (DOE) calculations in the Westinghouse 1996 report. WIPP`s hoist safety relies on a braking system consisting of a number of components including two crucial valves. The failure rate of the system needs to be recalculated periodically to accommodate new information on component failure, changes in maintenance and inspection schedules, occasional incidents such as a hoist traveling out-of-control, either up or down, and changes in the design of the brake system. This report examines DOE`s last two reports on the redesigned waste hoist system. In its calculations, the DOE has accepted one EEG recommendation and is using more current information about the component failures rates, the Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data (NPRD). However, the DOE calculations fail to include the data uncertainties which are described in detail in the NPRD reports. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission recommended that a system evaluation include mean estimates of component failure rates and take into account the potential uncertainties that exist so that an estimate can be made on the confidence level to be ascribed to the quantitative results. EEG has made this suggestion previously and the DOE has indicated why it does not accept the NRC recommendation. Hence, this EEG report illustrates the importance of including data uncertainty using a simple statistical example.

  9. Hybrid Braking System for Non-Drive Axles | Department of Energy

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

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    Rau, Scott James

    2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Hopkins, Jennifer Susan

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  13. Uncertainty-Enabled Design of a Rocket Sled Track Switch Drs. Jordan E. Massad and Matthew R. Brake

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    Uncertainty-Enabled Design of a Rocket Sled Track Switch Drs. Jordan E. Massad and Matthew R. Brake Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico Rocket sled tracks provide a dynamically rich environment acceleration profile, the switch closes to complete a circuit for instrument activation. Preliminary tests

  14. Hybrid: Braking

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  16. Hybrid: Braking

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center HomeIdle Reduction WeightRebate -

  17. Collapse of Magnetized Singular Isothermal Toroids: II. Rotation and Magnetic Braking

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    Allen, A; Shu, F H

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study numerically the collapse of rotating, magnetized molecular cloud cores, focusing on rotation and magnetic braking during the main accretion phase of isolated star formation. Motivated by previous numerical work and analytic considerations, we idealize the pre-collapse core as a magnetized singular isothermal toroid, with a constant rotational speed everywhere. The collapse starts from the center, and propagates outwards in an inside-out fashion, satisfying exact self-similarity in space and time. For rotation rates and field strengths typical of dense low-mass cores, the main feature remains the flattening of the mass distribution along field lines -- the formation of a pseudodisk, as in the nonrotating cases. The density distribution of the pseudodisk is little affected by rotation. On the other hand, the rotation rate is strongly modified by pseudodisk formation. Most of the centrally accreted material reaches the vicinity of the protostar through the pseudodisk. The specific angular momentum can b...

  18. Design Principles of a flywheel Regenerative Braking System (f-RBS) for Formula SAE type racecar and system testing on a Virtual Test Rig modeled on MSC ADAMS

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    Pochiraju, Anirudh

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a flywheel based mechanical regenerative braking system (RBS) concept for a Formula SAE type race car application, to improve the performance and/or efficiency of the racecar. A mechanical system is chosen to eliminate losses...

  19. DRIVE -Disseminating Resource Information in VEhicular and other

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    Wolfson, Ouri E.

    , UIC 3 Sensor-networked Transportation Vehicle sensors: speed, fuel, cameras, airbag, anti-lock brakes

  20. A Braking Index for the Young, High-Magnetic-Field, Rotation-Powered Pulsar in Kes 75

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    Margaret A. Livingstone; Victoria M. Kaspi; E. V. Gotthelf; Lucien Kuiper

    2006-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the first phase-coherent measurement of a braking index for the young, energetic rotation-powered pulsar PSR J1846-0258. This 324 ms pulsar is located at the center of the supernova remnant Kes 75 and has a characteristic age of tau_c = 723 years, a spin-down energy of 8.3x10^{36}erg/s, and inferred magnetic field of 4.9x10^{13} G. Two independent phase-coherent timing solutions are derived which together span 5.5 yr of data obtained with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer. In addition, a partially phase-coherent timing analysis confirms the fully phase-coherent result. The measured value of the braking index, n=2.65+/-0.01, is significantly less than 3, the value expected from magnetic dipole radiation, implying another physical process must contribute to the pulsar's rotational evolution. Assuming the braking index has been constant since birth, we place an upper limit on the spin-down age of J1846-0258 of 884 yr, the smallest age estimate of any rotation-powered pulsar.

  1. Criticality and Big Brake singularities in the tachyonic evolutions of closed Friedmann universes with cold dark matter

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    Horvth, Zsolt; Kamenshchik, Alexander Yu; Gergely, Lszl

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The evolution of a closed Friedmann universe filled by a tachyon scalar field with a trigonometric potential and cold dark matter (CDM) is investigated. A subset of the evolutions consistent to 1$\\sigma $ confidence level with the Union 2.1 supernova data set is identified. The evolutions of the tachyon field are classified. Some of them evolve into a de Sitter attractor, while others proceed through a pseudo-tachyonic regime into a sudden future singularity. Critical evolutions leading to Big Brake singularities in the presence of CDM are found and a new type of cosmological evolution characterized by singularity avoidance in the pseudo-tachyon regime is presented.

  2. A closed-loop quasi-optimal dynamic braking resistor and shunt reactor control strategy for transient stability

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    Rahim, A.H.M.A.; Alamgir, D.A.H.

    1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A control strategy for dynamic braking resistor and shunt reactor is proposed for stabilization of power systems when subject to large disturbances. The time optimal control is derived as a function of synchronous machine power, its rotor angular position and speed deviation. The response for a single machine system with the proposed control has been compared with that from the time optimal solution obtained through the steepest descent method. The strategy has also been tested on two multimachine systems. Results indicate that the proposed strategy provides a simple and effective method of stabilization under transient emergency conditions.

  3. Hydraulic Drivetrain and Regenerative Braking Team 13: Andrew Brown, Karan Desai, Andrew McGrath, Hurst Nuckols, Grant Wilson Adviser: Dr. Andrew Jackson

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    Carpick, Robert W.

    Hydraulic Drivetrain and Regenerative Braking Team 13: Andrew Brown, Karan Desai, Andrew Mc Pressure Reservior Filter Variable Vane Pump Motor/Pump Hydraulic Accumulators Solenoid Valve Relief Valve Suction Line Since their development in 2006, hydraulic drivetrain systems have gained considerable

  4. Finite element analysis of the effect of up-armouring on the off-road braking and sharp-turn performance

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    Grujicic, Mica

    Finite element analysis of the effect of up-armouring on the off-road braking and sharp-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle, off-road vehicle performance, finite element modelling and simulations revision for publication on 15 June 2009. DOI: 10.1243/09544070JAUTO1187 Abstract: A comprehensive finite

  5. An analysis of the annual probability of failure of the waste hoist brake system at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

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    Greenfield, M.A. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States); Sargent, T.J.

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) previously analyzed the probability of a catastrophic accident in the waste hoist of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and published the results in Greenfield (1990; EEG-44) and Greenfield and Sargent (1993; EEG-53). The most significant safety element in the waste hoist is the hydraulic brake system, whose possible failure was identified in these studies as the most important contributor in accident scenarios. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Waste Isolation Division has calculated the probability of an accident involving the brake system based on studies utilizing extensive fault tree analyses. This analysis conducted for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) used point estimates to describe the probability of failure and includes failure rates for the various components comprising the brake system. An additional controlling factor in the DOE calculations is the mode of operation of the brake system. This factor enters for the following reason. The basic failure rate per annum of any individual element is called the Event Probability (EP), and is expressed as the probability of failure per annum. The EP in turn is the product of two factors. One is the {open_quotes}reported{close_quotes} failure rate, usually expressed as the probability of failure per hour and the other is the expected number of hours that the element is in use, called the {open_quotes}mission time{close_quotes}. In many instances the {open_quotes}mission time{close_quotes} will be the number of operating hours of the brake system per annum. However since the operation of the waste hoist system includes regular {open_quotes}reoperational check{close_quotes} tests, the {open_quotes}mission time{close_quotes} for standby components is reduced in accordance with the specifics of the operational time table.

  6. A Smart Angular Rate Sensor System Ajit Sharma, Mohammad Faisal Zaman, Farrokh Ayazi

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    Ayazi, Farrokh

    , anti-skid and safety systems, roll-over detection, next generation airbag and anti-lock brake systems

  7. Full Hybrid: Braking

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  8. Upper and lower limits on the Crab pulsar's astrophysical parameters set from gravitational wave observations by LIGO: braking index and energy considerations

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    Giovanni Santostasi

    2008-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO) has recently reached the end of its fifth science run (S5), having collected more than a year worth of data. Analysis of the data is still ongoing but a positive detection of gravitational waves, while possible, is not realistically expected for most likely sources. This is particularly true for what concerns gravitational waves from known pulsars. In fact, even under the most optimistic (and not very realistic) assumption that all the pulsar's observed spin-down is due to gravitational waves, the gravitational wave strain at earth from all the known isolated pulsars (with the only notable exception of the Crab pulsar) would not be strong enough to be detectable by existing detectors. By August 2006, LIGO had produced enough data for a coherent integration capable to extract signal from noise that was weaker than the one expected from the Crab pulsar's spin-down limit. No signal was detected, but beating the spin-down limit is a considerable achievement for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC). It is customary to translate the upper limit on strain from a pulsar into a more astrophysically significant upper limit on ellipticity. Once the spin-down limit has been beaten, it is possible to release the constraint that all the spin-down is due to gravitational wave emission. A more complete model with diverse braking mechanisms can be used to set limits on several astrophysical parameters of the pulsar. This paper shows possible values of such parameters for the Crab pulsar given the current limit on gravitational waves from this neutron star.

  9. OVERVIEW ______ Sensors for Intelligent

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    Wadley, Haydn

    are extensively applied in automobiles to control pollution, enhance fuel economy, implement anti-lock braking. For the interim, electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) show great promise as u

  10. WHAT YOUNG ADULTS NEED TO KNOW

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    Goodman, Robert M.

    yourself the following questions: u What are the safety ratings for the car? u Will the car have airbags? Where are the airbags located? u Will the car have ABS (anti-lock braking system) brakes? u What

  11. Svendborg Brakes | Open Energy Information

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  12. http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~sherwood/RCsec/ CyberTrust PI Meeting

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    . Blurring the line between software and hardware, reconfigurable hardware offers the raw high speed such as flight control and anti-lock braking, an adversary or rogue nation could potentially craft a soft core functions have different levels of trust (for example the anti-lock brakes and the MP3 player in your car

  13. Legislation & Embedded Fundamental Ambiguities in

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    Classify These? Fuel injectors Anti-lock brakes Hot water heater control Refrigerator control Home destroy the software industry." Step-Saver Data Systems, Inc. v. Wyse Technology and The Software Link

  14. Adaptation of hybrid five-phase ABS algorithms for experimental validation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    -lock braking, Hybrid control systems, Limit cycle analysis, Experimental validation, Quarter-car. 1Adaptation of hybrid five-phase ABS algorithms for experimental validation Mathieu Gerard WilliamAnti-lock Braking System (ABS) is the most important active safety system for passenger cars, but unfortunately

  15. Automated Validation of Software Models Steve Sims Rance Cleaveland

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    Cleaveland, Rance

    Simulink R and six Stateflow R diagrams and has an implementation consisting of approximately 1000 lines to formulate and check application spe- cific properties such as Will a car's anti-lock brakes ever engage when the brake pedal is not pressed? Addition- ally, Salsa can serve as the engine for consistency check- ing [TR

  16. Charles P. Shelton Philip Koopman

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    Koopman, Philip

    of components per subsystemN k Proof of Concept: Scalable Specification of an example Brake- By-Wire system + + + + + Real-world electromechanical anti-lock braking system transformed to hypothetical embedded network a race course Combine line following sensor system with location tracking and navigation algorithms Run

  17. Charles P. Shelton Philip Koopman

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    Koopman, Philip

    of components per subsystemN k Proof of Concept: Scalable Specification of an example Brake- By-Wire system + + + + + Real-world electromechanical anti-lock braking system transformed to hypothetical embedded network Systems GM Autonomous Robot Navigation: + + Combine line following sensor system with location tracking

  18. A pressure control scheme for air brakes in commercial vehicles

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    Bowlin, Christopher Leland

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    area of the valve opening is given by [ ] -? )1 ,, tdesbmeasbp l . (16) Let us now derive the relationship between Ap and xpp. During the apply phase - -= phase phasetA pp pt p )]([2 ])( p p (17) where rpv is the external... -105.8624 K3 7775.944 N/m rpv 0.01283 m xpt 0.002286 m rpp 0.01232 m m1 222831.478 N/m b1 104.9995 N m2 404767.9763 N/m b2 -689.8448 N m4 3264026.266 N/m b4 14433.1506 N a1 2736268733 N/m2 r1 0.004369 m a2 -966886378.6 N/m r2...

  19. Compression Braking for Longitudinal Control of Commercial Heavy Vehicles

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

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    J/sec) lower heating value for diesel fuel (J/kg) crankthe lower heating value of light duty diesel fuel Qihv I n

  20. antilock brake systems: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Engineering Vol. 1, Number 2, June 2011 Engineering Websites Summary: of an electric or hybrid electric vehicle can be easily controlled to function as a generator, converting...

  1. Modeling of air brakes for onboard diagnostics of heavy trucks

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    Kankanala, Penchala N

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accidents involving commercial vehicles have disastrous consequences; most of the times they result in human fatalities, environmental damage, traffic congestion leading to fuel wastage and associated productivity losses. Moreover, with the rapid...

  2. auxiliary brakes: Topics by E-print Network

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    is modified to increase the productivity. The new fixture design is carried out by using CATIA V5 modeling software and it is critically evaluated for the failure of piston rod...

  3. air brakes: Topics by E-print Network

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    3. AIR TO AIR COMMUNICATION...3 4. SIMULATIONS Jain, Raj 203 Oil and Gas Air Heaters Texas A&M University - TxSpace Summary: Most conventional air...

  4. ORNL/Pub40701 Heavy and Overweight Vehicle Brake

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    , and International Nuclear Information System (INIS) representatives from the following source. Office of Scientific

  5. aircraft braking system: Topics by E-print Network

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    is to develop a thermoelastic Haviland, David 174 The 2011 Cessna Aircraft CompanyRaytheon Missile Systems DesignBuildFly Competition Flyoff was held at TIMPA Field in...

  6. Global chassis control using braking and suspension systems P. Gaspar

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Poussot-Vassal , O. Sename , L. Dugard *Computer and Automation Research Institute, Hungary **Laboratoire active control mechanisms are applied in road vehicles to solve different control tasks, see e.g. [1,5,6,7]. As an example, the suspension system is the main tool to achieve comfort and road holding for a vehicle whilst

  7. Role of Directional Wireless Communication in Vehicular Networks

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    expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views such anti-lock brake systems (ABS), traction control systems (TCS) and electronic stability control (ESC the line-of-sight can be ef- ficiently enhanced by enabling vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle

  8. 52 November 2003 QUEUE rants: feedback@acmqueue.com GEORGE W. FITZMAURICE, ALIAS

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    Balakrishnan, Ravin

    of the salient features of the trends in 1991.1, 2 Embedded computation is also becoming widespread they have written.3 Anti-lock brake sys- tems in cars are controlled by fuzzy logic. And as a result by the notion that its impor- tance lies in its potential to serve as a motor-sensory, cognitive, and social

  9. RURAL PASSENGER SAFETY RESOURCES Exhibits (Insure for $500)

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    , A) Don't Let Up (Anti-lock Brake Safet (T, A) Sharing the Highways (with Big Trucks) (C) Street Bicycle Safety Car Pools and the Buckle Rule Child Safety Seat Fact Cards (Eng/Sp) Children and Air Bags Protection Laws in Texas(E/S) One Minute Car Seat Check Up Pedestrian Safety Safety First (Eng/Sp) Safety

  10. AVCEM: Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy Use Model. Overview of AVCEM

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    Delucchi, Mark

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    accounted separately), regenerative braking, battery thermalthere is no regenerative braking, and vehicle efficiency,iterative calculations. Regenerative braking is represented

  11. AVCEM: Advanced-Vehicle Cost and Energy Use Model

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    Delucchi, Mark

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    accounted separately), regenerative braking, battery thermalthere is no regenerative braking, and vehicle efficiency,iterative calculations. Regenerative braking is represented

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

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    Burke, Andy; Zhao, Hengbing

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    capability and thus regenerative braking performancecapability and thus regenerative braking performanceaccept all the regenerative braking energy. This paper is

  13. Prioritizing Climate Change Mitigation Alternatives: Comparing Transportation Technologies to Options in Other Sectors

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    Lutsey, Nicholas P.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    crops Full HEV (regenerative braking, battery-electricidle-off and limited regenerative braking Closing/covering

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

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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    under low loads, and regenerative braking. Application ofthe entire fleet). Regenerative braking can improve energy

  15. Arsenic species and leachability in the fronds of the hyperaccumulator Chinese brake (Pteris vittata L.)

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    Ma, Lena

    coupled with atomic fluorescence spectrometry. The impacts of air-drying on arsenic species Science Ltd. doi:10.1016/S0269-7491(02)00470-0 Enviro

  16. Achieving Consistent Maximum Brake Torque with Varied Injection Timing in a DI Diesel Engine

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    Kroeger, Timothy H

    2013-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    , revealing the premixed and diffusion burn fractions as well as important engine and exhaust design criteria such as maximum in-cylinder pressure and exhaust composition. These results are significant in diesel engine design because cheaper, lighter engines...

  17. Combined fast valving and braking resistor application to improve transient stability

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    Chen, Jen-Yeu Thomas

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    power input to the turbogenerator is measured with a reheater pressure transducer and the electrica1 power output from the generator is measured with a kw transducer. When the 10 0 V 0 C4 4 0) f-4 H m Cd . A ) N Cd VII &D '0 (U Ctd cd cdm OE...

  18. Design considerations for an automotive magnetorheological brake Kerem Karakoc, Edward J. Park *, Afzal Suleman

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    Park, Edward

    , Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3P6 a r t i c l e i n f o Article history: Received 10 October 2007 Accepted 22 in automobiles. In other words, the traditional mechanical systems are being re- placed by improved

  19. Wann and Wilkie Steering with an eye to braking Under Submission 1

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    Royal Holloway, University of London

    visual direction information increases during walking3 and high speed steering1 . Models of Steering Control In order to quantify the combination of this information, mathematical models have been used such a model that steers to the target attractor whilst negotiating a series of obstacles (which are treated

  20. Modeling the pneumatic subsystem of a S-cam air brake system

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    Coimbatore Subramanian, Shankar

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    pirpvxpv during the apply phase 2pirppxppe during the exhaust phase (4.51) where rpv is the external radius of the primary valve assembly inlet section and rpp is the 27 external radius of the primary piston exhaust seat. Next, let us consider the mass...

  1. Combined fast valving and braking resistor application to improve transient stability

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    Chen, Jen-Yeu Thomas

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    would result in boiler safety valve operation which might require temporary plant shutdown for the reseating of these valves. The closing and opening of the control valve will sub]ect the boiler control to rather drastic action, and careful analysis...

  2. Pneumatic brake control for precision stopping of heavy-duty vehicles

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    Bu, Fanping; Tan, Han-Shue

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    6], heavy-duty vehicle maintenance automation, as well astrue automation are applications on heavy-duty vehicles [

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

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    Domond, Kenneth

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An Introduction to the Conjugate Gradient Method Without thedescent method and the conjugate gradient method. The onlymethod and the conjugate gradient method can be found in

  4. Experimental Evaluation of Time-redundant Execution for a Brake-by-wire Application

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    Karlsson, Johan

    faults is to use time-redundancy [3, 4, 5, 6]. The declining prices of high-performance microprocessors error masking. The real-time kernel uses fixed priority scheduling to control temporal error masking

  5. ORNL/TTG/BWPT/PVS/Rev5 Performance-Based Brake Tester

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    , and International Nuclear Information System (INIS) representatives from the following source. Office of Scientific

  6. ORNL/TM-2011/479 Real-Time Dynamic Brake Assessment

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    , and International Nuclear Information System (INIS) representatives from the following source. Office of Scientific

  7. A molecular brake, not a clutch, stops the Rhodobacter sphaeroides flagellar motor

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    Berry, Richard

    conformational changes that result in a different rotor-stator inter- face, resulting in rotation the output of molecular motors is critical for many cellular processes governing cell growth, division peptidoglycan-bound stator complexes, down an electrochemical gradient into the cytoplasm, is responsible

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

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    McLean, James Elliott

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    allow for the calculation of the mixture internal energy. The last term, heat transfer , is calculated using a simple heat transfer model. (8) 24 The trapped mass is known, and the cylinder geometry allows...

  9. Abstract Arsenic hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata L. (Chinese brake fern) grows well in arsenic-contami-

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    Ma, Lena

    and plated on medium containing 4 mM of arsenate, a common form of arsenic in the environment. The deduced ubiquitous in the environment. It is present both as arsenite (AsIII) and arsenate (AsV) in the environment

  10. Fault diagnostics in power electronics-based brake-by-wire systems

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    Mi, Chunting "Chris"

    in depth. Fault diagnostics technology for internal combustion engine vehicles has been well investigated and validated using data from both a simulation and a laboratory set-up with a 1=3 hp d.c. motor and a d and the results are presented. The hierarchical fuzzy diagnostic system trained on the simulated model has

  11. Daimler's SuperTruck Program; 50% Brake Thermal Efficiency | Department of

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:Revised Finding of No53197 This work was performed under0, 2012Training

  12. Climate and Transportation Solutions: Findings from the 2009 Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Energy Policy

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    Sperling, Daniel; Cannon, James S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ef?ciency through regenerative braking. The development of aincluding start/stop with regenerative braking, combustioneffects of regenerative braking. Since the acceleration term

  13. Quantifying the benefits of hybrid vehicles

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    Turrentine, Tom; Delucchi, Mark; Heffner, Reid R.; Kurani, Kenneth S; Sun, Yongling

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    coasting through regenerative braking. Second, by downsizingrecharge the battery. Regenerative braking and coasting Onehybrid that uses regenerative braking and some electric

  14. The Rise of Electric Two-wheelers in China: Factors for their Success and Implications for the Future

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    Weinert, Jonathan X.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    management system. Regenerative braking too many products,60V battery systems and regenerative braking. Two companiessell E2Ws with regenerative braking systems. Innovation in

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

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    Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the capture of regenerative braking energy, which willand frequent capture of regenerative braking energy, thethe stack and the regenerative braking energy and provide a

  16. ELECTROCHEMICAL POWER FOR TRANSPORTATION

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    Cairns, Elton J.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Improvement from Regenerative Braking on the Copper Electriccomponents. The use of regenerative braking can also have aeasier to add regenerative braking capability, particularly

  17. Transportation and its Infrastructure

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    electrical energy if regenerative braking is available (seerecharged only by regenerative braking and engine charging,systems, store regenerative braking energy and to operate

  18. Optimum Performance of Direct Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell Vehicles

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    Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    decelerating through regenerative braking. In the hybridvehicle through regenerative braking. The remaining energya narrow range, such that regenerative braking energy can be

  19. Ultracapacitor Technologies and Application in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

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    Burke, Andy

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    recharged during regenerative braking. With these two modes,energy during regenerative braking. In the Honda system, the

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

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

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    generator or from regenerative braking and uses the energya generator and from regenerative braking, and passes energy

  1. Driving Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Reports from U.S. Drivers of HEVs converted to PHEVs, circa 2006-07

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    Kurani, Kenneth S; Heffner, Reid R.; Turrentine, Tom

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    energy through regenerative braking. In contrast, PHEVs canfrom a stop, and regenerative brakingsignaled to HEV owners

  2. Detection of a magnetic field on HD108: clues to extreme magnetic braking and the Of?p phenomenon

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    Martins, F; Marcolino, W L F; Bouret, J -C; Wade, G A; Escolano, C; Howarth, I D

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the detection of a magnetic field on the Of?p star HD108. Spectropolarimetric observations conducted in 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively with NARVAL@TBL and ESPaDOnS@CFHT reveal a clear Zeeman signature in the average Stokes V profile, stable on timescales of days to months and slowly increasing in amplitude on timescales of years. We speculate that this timescale is the same as that on which Ha emission is varying and is equal to the rotation period of the star. The corresponding longitudinal magnetic field, measured during each of the three seasons, increases slowly from 100 to 150G, implying that the polar strength of the putatively-dipolar large-scale magnetic field of HD108 is at least 0.5kG and most likely of the order of 1-2 kG. The stellar and wind properties are derived through a quantitative spectroscopic analysis with the code CMFGEN. The effective temperature is difficult to constrain because of the unusually strong HeI4471 and HeI5876 lines. Values in the range 33000-37000 K are preferr...

  3. 486 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 54, NO. 2, MARCH 2005 Iterative Learning Control of Antilock Braking of

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    Mi, Chunting "Chris"

    Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128 USA (e-mail: chrismi@umich.edu; mi Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128 USA (e-mail: anding@umich.edu). Digital driving, while the equivalent model, Corolla, which is driven by an internal combustion engine (ICE) alone

  4. Energy-Saving Control of an Unstable Valve with a MR Brake QingHui Yuan and Perry Y. Li

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    Li, Perry Y.

    to the effect of flow induced forces, QingHui Yuan is with Eaton Corporation Innovation Center, Eden Prairie, MN. QinghuiYuan@eaton.com P. Y. Li is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

  5. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 10, NO. 2, MARCH 2002 209 Speed Gradient Approach to Longitudinal Control

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    Stefanopoulou, Anna

    differential action for varying grades. Index Terms--Automotive, braking, compression brake, heavy Approach to Longitudinal Control of Heavy-Duty Vehicles Equipped With Variable Compression Brake Maria of compression brake reduces the wear of the conventional friction brakes, and it is, thus, a preferred way

  6. alternative fuel vehicles: Topics by E-print Network

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    lower brake specific fuel consumption for DBE10 compare to diesel. Index Terms- injection pressure, oxygenated fuel, brake thermal efficiency D I. Sharun Mendonca; John Paul Vas...

  7. alternatively fueled vehicle: Topics by E-print Network

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    lower brake specific fuel consumption for DBE10 compare to diesel. Index Terms- injection pressure, oxygenated fuel, brake thermal efficiency D I. Sharun Mendonca; John Paul Vas...

  8. alternative vehicles fuel: Topics by E-print Network

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    lower brake specific fuel consumption for DBE10 compare to diesel. Index Terms- injection pressure, oxygenated fuel, brake thermal efficiency D I. Sharun Mendonca; John Paul Vas...

  9. alternate fuel vehicle: Topics by E-print Network

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    lower brake specific fuel consumption for DBE10 compare to diesel. Index Terms- injection pressure, oxygenated fuel, brake thermal efficiency D I. Sharun Mendonca; John Paul Vas...

  10. alternative fuel vehicle: Topics by E-print Network

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    lower brake specific fuel consumption for DBE10 compare to diesel. Index Terms- injection pressure, oxygenated fuel, brake thermal efficiency D I. Sharun Mendonca; John Paul Vas...

  11. alternative fuels vehicle: Topics by E-print Network

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    lower brake specific fuel consumption for DBE10 compare to diesel. Index Terms- injection pressure, oxygenated fuel, brake thermal efficiency D I. Sharun Mendonca; John Paul Vas...

  12. automotive exhaust gas: Topics by E-print Network

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    additive to diesel-biodiesel blends. The combined effect of EGR and DTBP on Brake Thermal Efficiency(BTE), Brake Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC), cylinder pressure and exhaust...

  13. Sensor-Friendly Freeways: Investigation of Progressive Roadway Changes to Facilitate Deployment of AHS

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    Misener, James A.; Griffiths, Paul; Johnson, Lee; Segal, Andy

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    three potential systems: Light Emitting Diode Brake Lightthree potential systems: Light Emitting Diode Brake Lightfrom a vehicle. Light Emitting Diode Brakelight Messaging

  14. automobile foundry workers: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Robert J. 8 Automatic Foundry Brake Disk Inspection through CiteSeer Summary: We present a fully automated raw foundry brake disk visual inspection system in which three...

  15. Journal of Power Sources 210 (2012) 286291 Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect

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    Arnold, Craig B.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    solar and wind sys- tems and regenerative braking in cars. New battery chemistries and control systems

  16. 194 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, VOL. 56, NO. 1, JANUARY 2009 PWM Method to Eliminate Power Sources in a

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    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Catlica de Chile)

    unidirectional if the machine is not using regenerative braking. In this paper, these nine power supplies

  17. Energy Flow: A Multimodal `Ready' Indication For Electric Vehicles

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    and current energy consumption [18]. Furthermore, factors such as regenerative braking and low noise driving

  18. ECE 331 Electromechanical Energy Conversion Catalog Description: Energy conversion principles for electric motors. Steady-state

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    -phase synchronous machines: wound rotor and permanent magnet. Direct-current machines. Regenerative braking

  19. Computation of Optimal Current References for Flux-weakening of Multi-Phase Synchronous

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    Boyer, Edmond

    the start-stop concept, a regenerative braking and torque assistance. The torque boost makes possible

  20. Machine Design -2 The figure below shows a picture of the splined end of a failed half-shaft. The fatigue failure occurred at the

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    Virginia Tech

    and resists the braking torque on deceleration. The acceleration and braking torques act in opposite directions, the braking torque will be taken as positive since it is the larger torque. The acceleration torque is measured accurately, Tmin = -411.6 in-lbf. The braking torque is loosely estimated as Tmax

  1. Experimental analysis on squeal modal instability F.Massi, L.Baillet, O.Giannini

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    Boyer, Edmond

    -mail: francesco.massi@uniroma1.it Abstract In this paper, an experimental analysis performed on a simplified brake apparatus is presented. Brake squeal is a major concern in braking design. During past years a common a dynamic instability. When two modes of the brake system couple at the same frequency, one of them becomes

  2. Security Framework for Correct and Secure Positioning in V2X Communication Networks

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    Weske, Mathias

    . Different law prescriptions such as safety-belt laws, antiblocking brake systems (ABS), airbags, and other

  3. Reliable Real-Time Applications on Android OS Bhupinder S. Mongia Vijay K. Madisetti, Fellow, IEEE

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    Madisetti, Vijay K.

    services (Control Class: drive control, braking; Safety Class: seatbelts, airbags; Infotainment Class

  4. Atmospheric Environment 41 (2007) 49084919 Particle size and composition distribution analysis of automotive

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    Short, Daniel

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of automotive brake abrasion dusts for the evaluation of antimony sources of airborne particulate matter Akihiro

  5. Performance of Networked Control Systems under Sporadic Feedback

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    Lemmon, Michael

    Regenerative Braking power inverter storage Micro-Grid Renewable Generation PHEV Smart Grid - Distributed

  6. Observations of Infalling and Rotational Motions on a 1,000-AU Scale around 17 Class 0 and 0/I Protostars: Hints of Disk Growth and Magnetic Braking?

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    Yen, Hsi-Wei; Takakuwa, Shigehisa; Ho, Paul T P; Ohashi, Nagayoshi; Tang, Ya-Wen

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform imaging and analyses of SMA 1.3 mm continuum, C18O (2-1) and 12CO (2-1) line data of 17 Class 0 and 0/I protostars to study their gas kinematics on a 1,000-AU scale. Continuum and C18O (2-1) emission are detected toward all the sample sources and show central primary components with sizes of ~600-1,500 AU associated with protostars. The velocity gradients in C18O (2-1) have wide ranges of orientations from parallel to perpendicular to the outflows, with magnitudes from ~1 to ~530 km/s/pc. We construct a simple kinematic model to reproduce the observed velocity gradients, estimate the infalling and rotational velocities, and infer the disk radii and the protostellar masses. The inferred disk radii range from 500 AU with estimated protostellar masses from 1 Msun. Our results hint that both large and small disks are possibly present around Class 0 protostars, which could be a sign of disk growth at the Class 0 stage. In addition, the directions of the overall velocity gradients in 7 out of the 17 sour...

  7. 1642 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, VOL. 14, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2013 Minimal-Energy Driving Strategy for High-Speed

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    Tong, Lang

    , including the extended speed range, energy efficiency, and regenerative braking. Based on this model, train the regenerative brake to feed back the kinetic energy, etc. On the other hand, a proper driving strategy can also

  8. Nomadic Communications AA 2009/10 Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

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    Lo Cigno, Renato Antonio

    Nomadic Communications AA 2009/10 Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks 90% of this material is reproduced brakes before a collision Some 40% more do not brake effectively Road Accidents 41.600 fatalities 1

  9. Nomadic Communications AA 2010/11 Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

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    Lo Cigno, Renato Antonio

    Nomadic Communications AA 2010/11 Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks 90% of this material is reproduced brakes before a collision Some 40% more do not brake effectively Road Accidents 41.600 fatalities 1

  10. Nomadic Communications AA 2010/11 Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

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    Lo Cigno, Renato Antonio

    Nomadic Communications AA 2010/11 Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks 90% of this material is reproduced% of passengers vehicles and 26% of trucks do not activate brakes before a collision Some 40% more do not brake

  11. Empathic Experience Design (Seepersad) | 1! EMPATHIC EXPERIENCE DESIGN!

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    Ghosh, Joydeep

    ! Cost! External interactions! User interactions! Architecture! material flow! energy flow! inform to a product! Often innovate themselves! Drum Brakes! Aftermarket Forks! Quick-release seats! Motorcycle brake levers! Reinforced Frames! [4] Von Hippel, E., 2005, Democratizing Innovation, MIT Press.! Photo

  12. WHEN A GOOD FIT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH: A CASE STUDY ON THE FINAL RITARD*

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    Amsterdam, University of

    -based models are also influenced by the temporal structure of the musical material that constraints possible for these models of physical motion is that constant braking force (q=2; see Figure 1b) or constant braking power

  13. Nomadic Communications AA 2009/10 Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

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    Lo Cigno, Renato Antonio

    Nomadic Communications AA 2009/10 Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks 90% of this material is reproduced% of passengers vehicles and 26% of trucks do not activate brakes before a collision Some 40% more do not brake

  14. Data Collection for Improved Cold Temperature Thermal Modeling

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    funding: 250k 2 Overview 3. Exh. waste heat 1. Heat transfer 2. Brake power * 1) 33% (loss, heat transfer) * 2) 33% (brake power) * 3) 33% (loss, exhaust waste) Energy in 3...

  15. EDITED BY CAROLINE ASH CREDITS(TOPTOBOTTOM):BURMANNETAL.;MATZELETAL.

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    Leake, Mark C.

    , such as in regenerative braking in hybrid cars. For very small power requirements, capaci- tors have not been competitive

  16. ARES NW Power and Conservation Council Presentation

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    Shortfall of power, due to high demand, energy supplied into the grid by regenerative braking of shuttle

  17. An Introductory Textbook on Cyber-Physical Systems Edward A. Lee

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    Seshia, Sanjit A.

    of computers in use, however, are much less visible. They run the engine, brakes, seatbelts, airbag, and audio

  18. CRANE/HOIST SAFETY PROGRAM Texas Tech University

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    Zhang, Yuanlin

    HOLDING BRAKE..........................................................................................6) are protected from potential hazards associated with the movement of equipment and material. The Crane

  19. Technical Report #36 March 1, 1984 Computational Logic Inc.

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    Boyer, Robert Stephen

    . An entire line of automobiles is recalled because of problems with the software that controls the braking

  20. Motion planning for 3D Navier Stokes equations and stability of nonholonomic source seeking algorithms

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    Cochran, Jennie Eleanor

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    control of a tunable thermoacoustic cooler, IEEE Trans.braking systems, [48] in thermoacoustic coolers, and [88] in

  1. Module 8: Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This course covers hybrid electric vehicles, electric motors, auxiliary power units, generators, energy storage systems, regenerative braking, control systems

  2. 48669Federal Register / Vol. 65, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 9, 2000 / Proposed Rules Type of motor vehicle

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    vehicle Service Brake Systems Emergency brake sys- tems: applica- tion and brak- ing distance in feet from initial speed of 20 mph Braking force as a percent- age of gross vehicle or combination weight mph B. Property-carrying vehicles: (1) Single unit vehicles having a manufacturer's GVWR of 10

  3. Getting Out of the Way Safety Verification without Compromise

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    Sivilotti, Paul

    verification of adaptive cruise control algorithms require both discrete braking modes and overly conservative conditions for adaptive cruise control algorithms that do not require discontinuous braking and also allow Assume global upper and lower braking bounds Assume worst-case scenario (WCS) Leader uses strongest

  4. Traffic Light Mapping and Detection Nathaniel Fairfield Chris Urmson

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    by lines painted on the road, traffic lights indicate precedence at intersections, brake lights show when, are becoming common- place as part of commercial driver-assistance systems. With power steering, power brakes obstructions or false positives such as those induced by the brake lights of other vehicles. Happily, both

  5. Design and Implementation of a Teleautonomous Hummer Darrin C. Bentivegna, Khaled S. Ali, Ronald C. Arkin and Tucker Balch

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    for steering, brake, and throttle have been implemented on a commercially available Hummer. Control is provided to feedback sensors for the steering wheel, brake, and forward speed; and a Unix workstation for high control the steering wheel, brake pedal and throttle. A control computer performs lowlevel computation

  6. A Preliminary Report on Tool Support and Methodology for Feature Interaction Detection

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    Waterloo, University of

    that operate the dynamics of the vehicle. Examples of these mechanical components are brakes, throttle of these mechanical components are brakes, throttle and steering. Ideally, features should be able to be integrated simultaneous requests to apply the brakes and the throttle. The feature interaction problem becomes more

  7. Influence of physical parameters and operating conditions for structural integrity of mechanical system subjected to squeal noise

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    for the static load and circular wave front lines for the ramp loading. Introduction Disc brake systems-linear vibrations, acoustic radiation, brake squeal, friction Abstract. This work proposes to study the effects of physical parameters and loading conditions on both dynamic and acoustic responses of a brake system

  8. Science Arts & Mtiers (SAM) is an open access repository that collects the work of Arts et Mtiers ParisTech

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    Boyer, Edmond

    BALMES - On the influence of geometry updating on modal correlation of brake components. - 2012 Any On the influence of geometry updating on modal correlation of brake components. B. Frana de Paulaa , G. Rejdycha degradation of the test/analysis correlation. An application to an industrial brake part is eventually

  9. Correctness Proofs for Device Drivers in Embedded Systems Jianjun Duan

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    Regehr, John

    that may be thousands of lines; we intend to integrate our manual proofs about bottom-level routines. For example, an auto- motive brake-by-wire system might be required to begin brake drum actuation within 50 ms of receiving a brake pedal input. Let's look at a more detailed example: a hypothetical embedded system

  10. A Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Protocol for Cooperative Collision Warning

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    Liu, Jie

    safer than B due to the following two reasons: Line-of-sight limitation of brake light: Typically by Vodafone-U.S. Foundation Graduate Fellowship. and , travel in the same lane. When suddenly brakes, a driver can only see the brake light from the vehicle di- rectly in front1 . Thus, very likely vehicle

  11. ME 379M Race Car Engineering and Project Management ABET EC2000 syllabus

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    Ben-Yakar, Adela

    . Engine Calibration (5 classes) 3. Modeling Straight Line Performance (3 classes) 4. Braking and Brake in class. Other Required Material: NA Course Objectives: The primary goal of ME 379M is to teach economy and emissions, transmission/differential, and vehicle performance modeling. 3) Brake systems

  12. Journal of Cleaner Production 13 (2005) 1931 www.elsevier.com/locate/jclepro

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    Short, Daniel

    and products of service. Brake pads are true products of consumption, because they are released to biological be expec- ted to be increasingly used for cars. However, cars also contain some consumption parts polyethylene terephthalate (PET) [3]. Brake pads (syn- onym ``brake linings'') are polymer matrix composites

  13. Concurrency Theory Lecture 22: Timed Modelling & Conclusions

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    Ábrahám, Erika

    Systems Example 22.1 (Real-time reactive systems) brake systems and airbags in cars plant controls mobile.1 (Real-time reactive systems) brake systems and airbags in cars plant controls mobile phones ... Real-Time Reactive Systems Example 22.1 (Real-time reactive systems) brake systems and airbags in cars plant controls

  14. Analysis, Design, And Evaluation Of Avcs For Heavy-duty Vehicles With Actuator Delays

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    Yanakiev, Diana; Eyre, Jennifer; Kanellakopoulos, Ioannis

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    fuel/brake (deg) time (s) acceleration (m/s 2 ) time (s) Figure 4: Ten autonomous vehicles,fuel/brake (deg) time (s) acceleration (m/s 2 ) time (s) Figure 5: Ten autonomous vehicles,fuel/brake (deg) time (s) acceleration (m/s 2 ) time (s) Figure 8: Ten autonomous vehicles,

  15. Analysis, Design And Evaluation Of Avcs For Heavy-duty Vehicles

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    Yanakiev, Diana; Kanellakopoulos, Ioannis

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    fuel/brake (deg) time (s) acceleration (m/s 2 ) time (s) Figure 2 : Ten autonomous vehicles,fuel/brake (deg) time (s) acceleration (m/s 2 ) time (s) Figure 3 : Ten autonomous vehicles,fuel/brake (deg) time (s) acceleration (m/s 2 ) time (s) Figure 6 : Ten autonomous vehicles,

  16. ACCEPTED AUTHORS' DRAFT, THE FINAL VERSION TO APPEAR IN THE IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, VOL. 13, NO. 6, 669677, 2008. 1 Eddy Current Brakes for Haptic Interfaces

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    Hayward, Vincent

    relationship including contributions from sensor quantization and coulomb friction [5][7]. Manuscript, uncertain dissipation arises from various origins such as dry friction, viscosity, or magnetic drag

  17. Life-cycle Energy and Emissions Inventories for Motorcycles, Diesel Automobiles, School Buses, Electric Buses, Chicago Rail, and New York City Rail

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    Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Running) V,Operation(Start) V,Operation(Tire) V,Operation(Brake) V,AutomotiveRepair V,AutomotiveRepair V,EvaporativeLossesRunning) V,Operation(Start) V,Operation(Tire) V,Operation(Brake) V,AutomotiveRepair V,AutomotiveRepair V,EvaporativeLossesRunning) V,Operation(Start) V,Operation(Tire) V,Operation(Brake) V,AutomotiveRepair V,AutomotiveRepair V,EvaporativeLosses

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    Berdichevsky, Victor 123 Advances in Automobile Engineering: Brake Assisted Differential Locking System CiteSeer Summary: Abstract- It takes 8,460 bolts to...

  19. Oxygen-Enriched Combustion for Military Diesel Engine Generators...

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    Oxygen-Enriched Combustion for Military Diesel Engine Generators Oxygen-Enriched Combustion for Military Diesel Engine Generators Substantial increases in brake power and...

  20. Modeling And Control Of Articulated Vehicles

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    Chen, Chieh; Tomizuka, Masayoshi

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modeling, Advanced Vehicle Control Systems, Lateral control, SteeringSteering and Braking Control of Heavy Duty Vehicles. Under this project, dynamic modeling

  1. air mass flow: Topics by E-print Network

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    supported by externally pressured air bearing. The turbine with coupled brake centrifugal compressor, aerostatic radial and thrust bearing and test rig are developed for conducting...

  2. The Effect of Recent Trends in Vehicle Design on U.S. Societal Fatality Risk per Vehicle Mile Traveled, and Their Projected Future Relationship with Vehicle Mass

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    Wenzel, Tom

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    blocker beam) Minivan Curtain airbag that deploys inrollovers Curtain side airbag Combo curtain/torso side airbag Torso side airbag Automated braking system

  3. automobile engineers: Topics by E-print Network

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    components, with main focus on the dramatically increasing intra-car- communication Zachmann, Gabriel 5 Advances in Automobile Engineering: Brake Assisted Differential Locking...

  4. DOE/LX/07-0092&D1 Secondary Document

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    formerly stored included capacitors, light ballasts, and liquid-filled potential transformers, brake shoes, speed increaser, recorders, portable handrails, carts, a metal...

  5. air coupled ultrasonic: Topics by E-print Network

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    ultrasonic testing (ACUT) setup for the inspection of commercial carbon-carbon composite aircraft brake disks was developed in Intelligent Measurement and Evaluation...

  6. EcoCAR 2: Meet the Teams Part I | Department of Energy

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    over to gasoline or diesel when the battery runs out, this vehicle changes over to running on hydrogen. In addition, the vehicle employs regenerative braking, which creates...

  7. Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air

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    Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    resting, running, and crankcase losses are disaggregated).Evaporative losses, primarily from running, resting, and hotRunning Startup Braking Tire Wear Evaporative Losses Idling

  8. Life-cycle Environmental Inventory of Passenger Transportation in the United States

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    Chester, Mikhail V

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    hot?soak, resting, running, and crankcase losses areEvaporativelosses,primarilyfromrunning,resting,andRunning Startup Braking TireWear EvaporativeLosses

  9. Environmental Life-cycle Assessment of Passenger Transportation: A Detailed Methodology for Energy, Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Inventories of Automobiles, Buses, Light Rail, Heavy Rail and Air v.2

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    Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    resting, running, and crankcase losses are disaggregated).Evaporative losses, primarily from running, resting, and hotRunning Startup Braking Tire Wear Evaporative Losses Idling

  10. Interaction of Ferromagnetic and Superconducting Permanent Magnets...

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    permanent magnet track, was put into operation. A vehicle for 2 passengers, equipped with linear drive propulsion, a noncontact energy supply, a second braking system, and various...

  11. applied modal analysis: Topics by E-print Network

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    instability. Introduction Disc brake noise continues to be object of investigation for automotive-mail: francesco.massi@uniroma1.it Abstract In this paper, an experimental...

  12. Diesel Particulate Filter Technology for Low-Temperature and...

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    Methods Using Air Restriction Wastega te Compressor Intercooler Turbine Air Filter Pre-Turbo Throttle Exhaust brake VGT Intake Throttle CRT Method Selected Method Selected...

  13. Defining engine efficiency limits

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    waste energy in the exhaust where it may be recovered through a bottoming cycle, turbo-compounding, thermo-electrics, etc Brake Work Combustion Irreversibility Q o Remaining...

  14. User adaptation to injury protection systems: its effect on fatalities, and possible causes

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    Grembek, Offer

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a six-year study. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 28(2):201brake light systems. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 14:trafficsafetybe- havior. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 18(

  15. Development of Enabling Technologies for High Efficiency, Low...

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    for HCCI Engine Pumping Friction Brake power Exhaust energy Incomplete combustion Other heat loss Engine heat loss % of fuel energy Collaborations - External *Program...

  16. Climate and Transportation Solutions: Findings from the 2009 Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Energy Policy

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    Sperling, Daniel; Cannon, James S.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    hybrid motor using braking energy or by a waste heat recovery system,source of energy. Long-haul hybrid systems can be effective

  17. Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology

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    Compressed Air Module Supplies compressed air for brakes and ride control Electric Water Pump Higher reliability variable speed faster warm-up less white smoke lower cold...

  18. An Improved MPPT Interleaved Boost Converter for Solar Electric Vehicle Application

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    Boyer, Edmond

    transients and recover energy during regenerative braking. The design, construction, and testing through regenerative braking [1][2]. For these applications, a high-power dc/dc converter is a key to assist the propulsion of the vehicle during transients and to recuperate energy during regenerative

  19. Development and Verification for the Control Method Using Surplus Pressure of Primary Pumps in Chiller Plant Systems for Air Conditioning which Adopts Primary/Secondary Piping Systems PPT

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    Matsushita, N.; Fujimura, M.; Sumiyoshi, D.; Akashi, Y.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and it acts as a regenerative brake. However, we think the potentials that the power is applied to the pump as a regenerative brake are extremely low because the discharge flow rate of primary pump is distributed to multiple secondary pumps. Through...

  20. Computer Aided Design Tool for Electric, Hybrid Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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    Eskandari Halvaii, Ali

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 ix LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page I Average power with full and no regenerative braking for different drive cycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 x LIST OF FIGURES FIGURE Page 1 Electric vehicle structure. A.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 66 The power required to run the vehicle: instantaneous, average with and average without regenerative braking. . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 67 Engine operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 68 Power sent...

  1. An omni-directional design tool for series hybrid electric vehicle design

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    Shidore, Neeraj Shripad

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ??????????????????????????????.. 101 viii LIST OF TABLES P age Table 1: Average power with full and no regenerative braking for different drive cycles???????????????????????.???? 39 Table 2: Freedoms of the new design tool and possible... versus time................................. 25 11 Instantaneous power and average power with full and zero regenerative braking in some typical driving cycles ......................................................... 27 12 Variation...

  2. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference

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    Gillespie, Brent

    , 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

  3. PROOF COPY 018405PHP Observation of tearing mode deceleration and locking due to eddy currents

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    Fitzpatrick, Richard

    to eddy currents induced in a conducting shell B. E. Chapman Department of Physics, University 6, 3878 1999 in which a braking torque originates from eddy currents induced by the rotating mode, eddy currents induced in the conducting shell surrounding the plasma exert a braking torque

  4. IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, VOL. 13, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2008 1 Development of a Scaled Vehicle With Longitudinal

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    Del Vecchio, Domitilla

    displacement of the flywheel (rad). i Angular displacement of the turbine (rad). t Angular displacement material (kg/m3 ). brake Brake torque (Nm). B Damping coefficient of transmission (kg/s). Rdcm DC motor motor (Nm). e Torque produced by the engine (Nm). It Transmission inertia (kgm2 ). t Turbine torque

  5. On Steady-State Cornering Equilibria for Wheeled Vehicles with Drift Efstathios Velenis, Emilio Frazzoli and Panagiotis Tsiotras

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    Tsiotras, Panagiotis

    wheel steering controller appeared in [14]. The authors of that work used a single-track vehicle model (independent braking control on all four wheels) [1], active steering [2], [3], and, more recently, via including differential braking, traction control, active steering and sus- pension. Alternative means

  6. LPV methods for fault-tolerant vehicle dynamic control Olivier Sename, Juan-Carlos Tudon-Martinez, Soheib Fergani

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    of the semi-active suspension control problem and the yaw control using braking, steering and suspension gain-scheduled H vehicle dynamic stability controller, involving front steer- ing, rear braking and safety of vehicle occupants [1], [2]. Analysis, modeling and control of the overall vehicle dy- namics

  7. Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843.5 HUMAN FACTORS

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    may differ in performance. Next, the kind of control performance that underlies steering, braking on the development of adequate models of the tracking behavior fundamental to steering, much less so for braking g = acceleration of gravity g = control displacement(s) G = gradient H = information (bits) K = gain

  8. A. Galip Ulsoy, Mechanical Engineering Department! College of Engineering, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor!

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    Ulsoy, A. Galip

    subsystem! " Role of the Driver! -" Driver state and uncertainty modeling! -" Robust steering assist! "Kalman filters! "control pressure to wheels for brake-steer! "Apple Quadra 800, Dell Pentium, I/O rack ! "several Kalman filters! "control of pressure to individual rear wheels for brake-steer! A high

  9. adopt our eco-driving top tips to reduce fuel costs

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    Harman, Neal.A.

    situations and other road users as far ahead as possible to avoid unnecessary braking and acceleration without using the brakes. Step off the accelerator When slowing down or driving downhill, remain in gear consumption. September 2012 TE803 Call our transport advice line on 0845 602 1425 or email transport

  10. Dear Editor: It appears to me that the basic premise of Nancy Mead's article "Who is liable for

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    Santini, Simone

    ." The second scenario is the following. "A is driving his car, a model X, when, suddenly, the brakes fail. In the second case, they can sue the manufacturer Y for the brake failure, while in the first case they must, my bank is selling my personal information without my permission, on-line merchants are collecting

  11. Exemplar of Automotive Architecture with Variability Kacper Bak, Marko Novakovic, Leonardo Passos

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    Czarnecki, Krzysztof

    are assembled from physical components, such as engine, brakes, or lights. Modern cars, however, are software of such a system. It controls engine and brakes so that the car automatically maintains selected speed and keeps manufacturers have been using Software Product Lines (SPLs) to deliver car-specific software from a shared code

  12. Seminar: Entwicklung eingebetteter Systeme Margot Bittner, Mark-Oliver Reiser

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    Wichmann, Felix

    interactions Product lines and multi-tier organizations Mechanical engineering processes and organizations >100k Testflle >100k Anforderungsobjekte Engine Mgmnt. System ETAS Brake Actuator Siemens Torqu e Mode_speed vehicle_speed engine _ torque rain_intensity accelerator_pedal_request brake_torque brak e_

  13. Norges teknisk naturvitenskapelige universitet

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    Langseth, Helge

    on the last page in the problem set shows observed lifetimes for brake pads for a random sample of 40 cars = mixed driving The 40 observations, each represented by a line in the table, are assumed of independent censoring for the brake pad data of this problem set. Can one in this situation also suspect

  14. A Methodology for the Development of Novel VANET Safety Applications1

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    Wolfson, Ouri E.

    .edu, {boxu,wolfson}@cs.uic.edu Jie Lin Department of Civil and Materials Engineering University of Illinois. Examples of such applications include the emergency electronic brake light or the highway merge warning the Electronic Emergency Brake Lights (EEBL), the Highway Merge Warning (HMW), and the Control Loss Warning (CLW

  15. Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Spring 2011 KYDEX LLC, 1

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    process. Capping is applied to the KYDEX material to provide protection and/or add decorative patterns. Currently, the tension is controlled by manually adjusting the air brake on the feed roller. The brake must accurately measure the tension on the capping material. The system should be able to automatically adjust

  16. Complex Embedded Automotive Control Systems DaimlerChrysler

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    Duffy, Ken

    progressed along several lines of inquiry, it appears to be the case that almost no effort has been devoted equipped with active systems (4-wheel- steering, active suspension, active brakes, etc.) may, in principle and rear steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire and active suspensions. An integrated chassis controller would com

  17. Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces Stephen Checkoway, Damon McCoy, Brian Kantor,

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    Hu, Fei

    -computerized attacks as well (e.g., cutting the brake lines). This situation suggests a significant gap in knowledge distributed com- puter systems comprising millions of lines of code execut- ing on tens of heterogeneous network can circumvent all computer control systems, including safety critical elements such as the brakes

  18. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 7, NO. 2, MARCH 1999 271 Sliding Mode Measurement Feedback Control

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    Kachroo, Pushkin

    Measurement Feedback Control for Antilock Braking Systems Cem Unsal, Member, IEEE, and Pushkin Kachroo, R. Takahashi. This material is based upon work supported by VDOT and Virginia Tech's Center of vehicle motion and stability by providing anti-skid braking and anti- spin acceleration. The design

  19. Chapter 9 -Forklift Operations Forklift Operations Safety Rules

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    that horn, lights, brakes, tires, gas supply, hydraulic lines, etc. are in safe working condition. Employees as a brake. 10. Forklifts should be driven on the right side of the road or aisle-way. 11. Operators shall the surface. 28. Use extra care when handling long lengths of bar stock, pipe, or other materials. 29. Avoid

  20. 10/06/09 10:24 AMUntitled Page 1 of 1

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    Flynn, Morris R.

    as a single driver tapping lightly on the brakes inadvertently starting a chain reaction of over-braking by drivers in the following vehicles. Eventually a long line of traffic comes to a complete stop. On major materials provided by University of Alberta, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS. Need to cite this story

  1. Numerical study of friction-induced instability and acoustic radiation -Effect of ramp loading on the

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    Boyer, Edmond

    is conducted for two cases of loadings and initial conditions: a static load near the associated sliding harmonic components in the velocity spectrum. Finally, the sound pressure convergence study shows that only a frictional interface [1]. During the braking process of a disc brake system, a hydraulic pressure is applied

  2. Dependability characteristics and safety criteria for an

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    Johansson, Roger

    in centralized control. Such systems are referred to as Automatic Train Control (ATC) systems [1]. For simplicityDependability characteristics and safety criteria for an embedded distributed brake control system distributed brake control system in railway freight trains ROGER JOHANSSON1 Department of Electrical

  3. High-reliability computing for the smarter planet

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    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

    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.

  4. Verification tests of the U. S. Electricar Corporation Lectric Leopard. Technical report 3 Aug-25 Sep 81

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

    1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Lectric Leopard manufactured by U.S. Electricar Corporation was tested at MERADCOM as part of the Department of Energy project to verify conformity to performance standards of electric vehicles. The Leopard is a standard Fiat Strada sedan which has been converted to an electric vehicle. It is powered by 16 6-V batteries through a silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) Controller to a 23-hp series-wound d.c. motor. It is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, power-assisted disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear. It is not equipped with regenerative braking.

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

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

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  6. THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Classified Civil Service Position Description

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    Rosen, Jay

    automotive and construction activities and all other equipment powered by internal combustion engines, - Overhauls and makes repairs to internal combustion engines, brake systems, automatic and manual and Responsibilities Under supervision, overhauls, repairs and maintains engines and components assembles used un

  7. Crevice volume effect on spark ignition engine efficiency

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    Smith, Patrick M. (Patrick Michael)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A set of experiments and a simulation study are completed to quantify the effect of the piston crevice on engine efficiency. The simulation study breaks down the loss mechanisms on brake efficiency at different displacement ...

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

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    Dimou, Iason

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  9. CONTAMINANT MONITORING AND RESEARCH SANFRANCISCOESTUARYINSTITUTE

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    District Brake Pad Steering Committee Rodger Dabish, TMD Friction, Inc. Michael Endicott, for the Sierra Club Tim Merkel, Ph.D., for friction material manufacturers Kelly Moran, Ph.D., for BASMAA Jim.................................................................................. 12 3.5 Dry Deposition

  10. Exascale for Energy: The Role of Exascale Computing in Energy Security

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    Authors, Various

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2010. Exascale for Energy Carbon capture and sequestration:brakes on CO 2 emissions Carbon capture and sequestrationnecks for large-scale carbon capture and seques- tration.

  11. SUPPORTING INFORMATION for Modeling the Atmospheric Transport and Deposition

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    , James Quigley, Joyce E. Rosenthal1 Center for the Biology of NaturalSystems, Queens College, Flushing Mathewson-Brake Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 M. Summary of Sensitivity Analyses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 N

  12. Maintenance Records for 2010 Honda Insight EX vin 0141

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    Insight EX VIN JHMZE2H78AS010141 Date Mileage Description Cost 12102009 5,947 Changed oil and filter and inspected brake system 30.44 252010 11,011 Changed oil and filter and...

  13. Maintenance Records for 2010 Toyota Prius vin#0462

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    DU2A5010462 Date Mileage Description Cost 11232009 5,935 Changed oil and filter, rotated tires, and inspected brakes 31.75 12182009 13,330 Changed oil and filter and inspected...

  14. Maintenance Records for 2010 Ford Fusion vin#4757

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    Ford Fusion VIN 3FADP0L34AR144757 Date Mileage Description Cost 1142010 6,330 Changed oil and filter and inspected brake system 46.83 2112010 12,302 Changed oil and filter...

  15. Overview of the Advanced Combustion Engine R&D

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    high-efficiency engines using hydrocarbon-based (petroleum and non-petroleum) fuels and hydrogen Light-Duty Heavy-Duty 2010 2015 2015 2018 Engine brake thermal efficiency 45% 50%...

  16. Apparatus for stopping a vehicle

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    Wattenburg, Willard H. (Walnut Creek, CA); McCallen, David B. (Livermore, CA)

    2007-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for externally controlling one or more brakes on a vehicle having a pressurized fluid braking system. The apparatus can include a pressurizable vessel that is adapted for fluid-tight coupling to the braking system. Impact to the rear of the vehicle by a pursuit vehicle, shooting a target mounted on the vehicle or sending a signal from a remote control can all result in the fluid pressures in the braking system of the vehicle being modified so that the vehicle is stopped and rendered temporarily inoperable. A control device can also be provided in the driver's compartment of the vehicle for similarly rendering the vehicle inoperable. A driver or hijacker of the vehicle preferably cannot overcome the stopping action from the driver's compartment.

  17. A Model-Driven Approach for Generating Embedded Robot Navigation Control Software

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    Gray, Jeffrey G.

    , which is symbolically represented as an area contaminated with hazardous materials (e.g., land mines engines and brakes, chemical factories, and avionics applications. In fact, it has been reported that over

  18. Mechanical Proofs about Computer Programs Technical Report #41

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    Boyer, Robert Stephen

    shuttle fails to launch. An entire line of automobiles is recalled because of problems with the software that controls the braking system. Unauthorized users get access to computer systems. Sensitive information

  19. A University of Alabama Low-Cost Diamond-Coated Tools

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    composite engineered materials have Heat pipe Tool tip Metal-matrix composite engineered materials have (with heat pipe) Tool tip potential for engine pistons, brake parts, driveshafts, etc. Machining must

  20. NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY -INVESTING IN EXCELLENCE VICE-CHANCELLOR'S PHD SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME & SCHOOL PHD SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

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    Evans, Paul

    of the material and to assess the development of understanding using the new approach. At a time of national-university laboratory', Physics Education, 41(6), November 2006, pp556-559. Ireson G and Twidle J Magnetic braking

  1. Experiences in Applying Formal Verification in Robotics

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    Lth, Christoph - Deutschen Forschungszentrum fr Knstliche Intelligenz & Fachbereich 3

    and certifying a safety function for autonomous vehicles and robots. We out- line the algorithm which such as the area covered by a braking robot in our case, play a central role. This leads to an increase

  2. Mechanical Proofs about Computer Programs Technical Report #41

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    Boyer, Robert Stephen

    in unpredictable ways. A space shuttle fails to launch. An entire line of automobiles is recalled because of problems with the software that controls the braking system. Unauthorized users get access to computer

  3. Antonio Diaz-Calderon Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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    Kelly, Alonzo

    @jpl.nasa.gov Alonzo Kelly The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University On-Line Stability Margin and Attitude which move heavy loads, accelerate or brake aggressively, turn at speed, or operate on sloped terrain

  4. Steve Wright School of Computing

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    Leeds, University of

    the effect of fatigue on driver atten- tion, event traf c might be scripted to form a stationary line ahead of the subject driver to measure the reaction time of the driver's braking responses (Ward, 1997). The second

  5. Techniques for developing verified concurrent programs based on monitors and semaphores

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    Peters, Dennis

    course instructors of Memorial University for their valu- able lectures and course materials which of Engineering and Applied Science and Gerard Brake, ECE, for their administrative and technical as- sistance

  6. Computer-Aided Verification: How to Trust a Machine with Your Life

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    Pace, Gordon J.

    are used to control all sorts of devices -- from washing machines and microwave ovens to braking systems is formidable. The formal verification of a five-line algorithm can easily run into pages of dense mathematical

  7. WABCO Automotive UK Ltd is part of American Standard Companies Inc. One

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    Berzins, M.

    automotive products companies, it supplies braking and other control systems to the commercial vehicle and the Institute for Materials Research. RESULTS Research and teaching benefited, with WABCO product studies

  8. Reducing Rally Car Damage in Forests Partnership-working with the

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    also incurs heavy costs when repairing the road surfaces after an event. The damage caused by motor driving, fast cornering, heavy braking and rapid acceleration causes significant damage to the loose prevent oil or f

  9. Vibration Isolation of a Locomotive Mounted Energy Storage Flywheel

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    Zhang, Xiaohua

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Utilizing flywheels to store and reuse energy from regenerative braking on locomotives is a new technology being developed in the Vibration Control and Electromechanics Lab at Texas A&M. This thesis focuses on the motion analysis of a locomotive...

  10. Gravity Train Project

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    Dec 7, 2013 ... As soon as the brakes of a railroad car in West Lafayette are released, the car will roll down under the force of gravity. It will accelerate, then...

  11. Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre

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    Davies, Christopher

    France) 8th Nov. Future Trends in Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machines Using System Identification Simulation of the Cooling of a Simplified Brake Disc Dr. Thorsten J. Mller, (Institute for Fluid Mechanics

  12. Fluid Dynamics Seminar Fluid Dynamics Research Centre

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    Thomas, Peter J.

    France) 8 th Nov. Future Trends in Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machines Using System Identification Simulation of the Cooling of a Simplified Brake Disc Dr. Thorsten J. Mller, (Institute for Fluid Mechanics

  13. Tyre modelling for use in vehicle dynamics studies

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    Bakker, E.; Nyborg, L.; Pacejka, H.B.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new way of representing tyre data obtained from measurements in pure cornering and pure braking conditions has been developed in order to further improve the Dynamic Safety of vehicles. The method makes use of a formula with coefficients which describe some of the typifying quantities of a tyre, such as slip stiffnesses at zero slip and force and torque peak values. The formula is capable of describing the characteristics of side force, brake force and self aligning torque with great accuracy. This mathematical representation is limited to steady-state conditions during either pure cornering or pure braking and forms the basis for a model describing tyre behaviour during combined braking and cornering.

  14. About Zonar Systems Based in Seattle, Washington, Zonar is a leading provider of electronic

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    Fisher, Kathleen

    to critical inspection zones on the vehicle. At each site the driver enters the condition of the tires, brakes buses and waste and recycling vehicles. "Zonar is really unique. There's nobody that does the breadth

  15. PHYS 101 Lecture 26 -Pascal's Principle 26 -1 2001 by David Boal, Simon Fraser University. All rights reserved; further copying or resale is strictly prohibited.

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    Boal, David

    's important: Pascal's principle Demonstrations: Pascal's vases; books-on-a-bag (hydraulic press) Static. Pascal's principle underlies the operation of the hydraulic press, car brakes, etc. F same P everywhere F

  16. Introduction to special section on the Phoenix Mission: Landing Site Characterization Experiments, Mission Overviews, and

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    Duck, Thomas J.

    braking strategy. After a safe landing, twin fan-like solar panels are unfurled and provide the energy. 5 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. 6 Lockheed Martin, Littleton

  17. Examining the Effects of Variability in Average Link Speeds on Estimated Mobile Source Emissions and Air Quality

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    Sogutlugil, Mihriban

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    running evaporative (or running loss), starts/parks, idle,diurnal, resting loss, running loss, tire- and brake-wearOn-Road Diesel Exhaust Running Losses The SCCs are based on

  18. Vibration Isolation of a Locomotive Mounted Energy Storage Flywheel

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    Zhang, Xiaohua

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Utilizing flywheels to store and reuse energy from regenerative braking on locomotives is a new technology being developed in the Vibration Control and Electromechanics Lab at Texas A&M. This thesis focuses on the motion ...

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

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    San Andres, Luis

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  20. Emission Reduction and Assisted Combustion Strategies for Compression Ignition Engines with Subsequent Testing on a Single-Cylinder Engine

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    Ragone, Colter

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    temperatures, while decreasing brake specific PM due to increased turbulence. Resulting performance calculations displayed a slight increase in fuel consumption. Chapter three analyzes the effects of ozone-assisted combustion on a single cylinder diesel engine...

  1. Transportation and its Infrastructure

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    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    system for international aviation, Study carried out for ICAO, London, UK IEA Hybrid, 2006: International Energysystems, store regenerative braking energy and to operate the powerful motor drives needed for hybrid

  2. Development and application of an advanced switched reluctance generator drive

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    Asadi, Peyman

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    change the cost and overall system efficiency. Therefore, power density maximization is one of the primary design objectives. Regenerative braking is the principle means through which kinetic energy of the vehicle is returned to the electric energy... by its regenerative braking characteristics rather than its motoring operation characteristics. This concludes the importance of power density maximization for generators in hybrid electric vehicles. According to the US DOE?s Partnership for a New...

  3. Motorized control for mirror mount apparatus

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    Cutburth, Ronald W. (Tracy, CA)

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS OF SINGLE CYLINDER FOUR STROKE DI DIESEL ENGINE OPERATING ON NEEM OIL BIODIESEL AND ITS BLENDS

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    Rob Res; Dharmendra Yadav; Nitin Shrivastava; Vipin Shrivastava

    Increasing oil prices, and global warming activates the research and development of substitute energy resources to maintain economic development. The methyl esters of vegetable oil, known as biodiesel are becoming popular because of their low ecological effect and potential as a green substitute for compression ignition engine. The main objective of this study is to investigate the performance of neem oil methyl ester on a single cylinder, four stroke, direct injection, and 8 HP capacity diesel engine. The Experimental research has been performed to analyze the performance of different blends 20 % (BD20), 50 % (BD50), and 100 % (BD100) of neem oil biodiesel. Biodiesel, when compared to conventional diesel fuel, results showed that the brake specific fuel consumption and brake specific energy consumption are higher and brake thermal efficiency less during testing of engine. The brake specific energy consumption is increased by 0.60 % to 8.25 % and brake thermal efficiency decreased by 0.57 % to 7.62 % at 12 kg engine brake load as compared to diesel fuel. When the fuel consumption of biodiesel is compared to diesel fuel it observed that the fuel consumption was increased by 2.5 % to 19.5 % than that of diesel fuel for B20, B50 and B100 bends at 12 kg engine brake load. It is observed that the performance of biodiesel blends is less as compared to plain diesel and during testing of diesel engine run normally for all engine loads. It is investigated that the neem oil biodiesel 20 % blend showed very close performance when compared to plain diesel and hence can be used as an alternative fuel for conventional diesel in the future.

  5. Design and fabrication of advanced materials from Illinois coal wastes. [Quarterly] technical report, September 1--November 30, 1994

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    Malhotra, V.M.; Wright, M.A. [Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The main goal of this project is to develop a bench-scale procedure to design and fabricate advanced brake and structural composite materials from Illinois coal combustion residues. During the first quarter of the project, the thrust of the work was directed towards setting up the experimental facilities and undertaking preliminary tests to gauge the ability of coal tar derived binder in fabricating the brake skeletons. In addition systematic scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and differential thermal analysis (DTA) were conducted on PCC fly ash (Baldwin), fly ash (ADM), FBC fly ash, FBC spent bed bottom ash, bottom ash (ADM), and scrubber sludge residues to characterize their geometrical shape and thermal stability. The PCC fly ash particles being highly spherical in shape and thermally inert up to 1100{degrees}C will make an excellent raw material for our composites. This is born out by fabricating brake skeletons from PCC fly ash colloids. Unlike the PCC fly ash and FBC fly ash, the scrubber sludge particles are not suitable hosts for our brake lining materials because of a whisker-like particle structure. Six different compositions of various combustion residues were tested in the fabrication of brake skeletons, and our tar derived binder shows great promise in the fabrication of composite materials.

  6. Heel and toe driving on fuel cell vehicle

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    Choi, Tayoung; Chen, Dongmei

    2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Rubber friction and tire dynamics

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    B. N. J. Persson

    2010-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a simple rubber friction law, which can be used, e.g., in models of tire (and vehicle) dynamics. The friction law is tested by comparing numerical results to the full rubber friction theory (B.N.J. Persson, J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 18, 7789 (2006)). Good agreement is found between the two theories. We describe a two-dimensional (2D) tire model which combines the rubber friction model with a simple mass-spring description of the tire body. The tire model is very flexible and can be used to calculate accurate mu-slip (and the self-aligning torque) curves for braking and cornering or combined motion (e.g., braking during cornering). We present numerical results which illustrate the theory. Simulations of Anti-Blocking System (ABS) braking are performed using two simple control algorithms.

  8. Survival Creole

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    Freeman, Bryant C.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , brakes, fren an, brake fluid, lwil fren an, How much to wipe off Konben pou siye my car? machin mwen? Put distilled water in Mete dlo distile nan the battery, please. batri a, souple. The battery needs to be Batri a bezwen recharged. chaje. Grease... I take your photo? ske mwen mt pran foto ou? BUYING / ACHTE Do you sell...? ske ou vann...? Where can I buy...? (Ki) kote mwen ka achte...? At what time do they open / close? A kil yo louvri / fmen? BARGAINING / F JIS PRI How much (does...

  9. Control system design for a parallel hybrid electric vehicle

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    Buntin, David Leighton

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and possibly frequency settings. Finally, brake torque commands (Ts, ) must cause the appropriate displacement in the brake pads a. nd shoes. These considerations of the control requirements for the hybrid electric vehicle lead to the following need... of motion: =1 2 i' = (T + T ? Ts ? Tt) (rad)'sec ) J, q ('2. 1) Fquation 2. 1 leads to a definition of the drive shaft, speed (~) as the first state variable of tlie model. As it turiis out, Equation rhl is the mosi, dominant state equation...

  10. UC Berkeley Community College Visit Day Friday, October 18, 2013

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    California at Irvine, University of

    is to increase the efficiency of regenerative braking by increasing the power density of the hybrid system power density and efficiency for regenerative breaking and acceleration. Although flywheel energy motor, and mechanical flywheel) system that will have improved regenerative energy storage

  11. Performance Evaluation of a Cascaded H-Bridge Multi Level Inverter Fed BLDC Motor Drive in an Electric Vehicle

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    Emani, Sriram S.

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    -emf ................................................................................................. 77 6.8 Regenerative Capability of the Implemented System ....................................... 78 6.9 Fault Analysis .................................................................................................... 79 6.10 Fault Diagnostics... follow the reference drive cycle. e) To evaluate the performance of the batteries during charge and recharge cycles, especially during regeneration which is achieved through the electrical braking. 1.5 Demand for Electric Vehicles In a popular...

  12. AVL-PASSION AND RESULTS AVL is the world's largest privately owned company for development, simulation and testing

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    AVL- PASSION AND RESULTS AVL is the world's largest privately owned company for development and the 2 biggest contributors to losses are oil pump and open clutches. This means that the layout number of open clutches/brakes with following constrains: 1. Number of gears 2. Gear range (top gear

  13. Energy Management for an Onboard Storage System Based on Multi-Objective Optimization

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    Paderborn, Universität

    Energy Management for an Onboard Storage System Based on Multi-Objective Optimization Tobias Knoke an onboard energy storage, the overhead line peak power and energy consumption can be reduced. The storage. This can be achieved by using an onboard energy storage, which recuperates the power during the braking

  14. On computing a cell decomposition of a real surface containing infinitely many singularities

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    Hauenstein, Jonathan

    @nd.edu, www.nd.edu/sommese 5 General Motors Research and Development, USA charles.w.wampler@gm.com, www Introduction Polynomial systems appear throughout the sciences, engineering, and mathe- matics. Given algebraic set #12;2 Bates-Brake-Hauenstein-Sommese-Wampler meets a general linear space of complementary

  15. ENSC 461: Four-Stroke Diesel Engine School of Engineering Science

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    Bahrami, Majid

    and brake unit (HM 365), and internal combustion engine basic module (CT 159). Internal combustion engine basic module The internal combustion engine basic module forms the basis for investigations and experiments on internal combustion engines. This unit is equipped with mechanisms for measuring fuel and air

  16. The New PulsarSupernova Remnant System PSR J1119\\Gamma6127 and SNR

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    ). The mean MJD of this observation (51404.4) is just six days after a glitch reported by Camilo et al. (2000:31 \\Theta 10 \\Gamma23 Epoch of period (MJD) 51398 48355.00 Braking index, n 2:91 \\Sigma 0:01 2:837 \\Sigma 0

  17. A stable finite difference method for the elastic wave equation on complex geometries with free surfaces

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    Appel, Daniel

    and periodic boundary conditions. The fully discrete version of the method conserves a discrete energy; curvilinear grids ; finite differences; stability; energy estimate; seismic wave propagation 1 Introduction, such as gas pipes, wave guides, railroad rails and disc brakes. In the vast majority of wave propagation

  18. ORIGINAL ARTICLE The Effect of Foot and Ankle Prosthetic Components on

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    -9. Objective: To assess the influence of energy storage and return (ESAR) prosthetic feet and multi-axis ankles on ground reaction forces and loading asymmetry between lower limbs in transtibial amputees. Design: The anteroposterior ground re- action force impulse, peak ground reaction forces, and braking and propulsion impulse

  19. Combustion joining of refractory materials: Carboncarbon composites

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    Mukasyan, Alexander

    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

  20. Real-Time Queues in Heavy Traffic with Earliest-Deadline-First Queue Discipline

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    systems also control much of modern tech- nology, for example engines and braking systems in automobiles, all avionic systems (including air traffic control) and all aspects of modern manufactur- ing facilities. Computerized control systems must receive and react to state information within a fixed, often

  1. Real-Time Queues in Heavy Trac with Earliest-Deadline-First Queue Discipline

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    , teleconference or movie). Real-time computer systems also control much of modern tech- nology, for example aspects of modern manufactur- ing facilities. Computerized control systems must receive and react to state engines and braking systems in automobiles, all avionic systems (including air tra?c control) and all

  2. Voltage control on a train system

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    Gordon, Susanna P.; Evans, John A.

    2004-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Method of managing interference during delay recovery on a train system

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    Gordon, Susanna P.; Evans, John A.

    2005-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Cycling in the wet Wet weather (or at least the threat of rain) puts a

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    Bristol, University of

    lubrication so you may need to check items such as chain and gears on a daily basis during a spell of bad weather. Make sure your brakes are in top condition, tyres well pumped and remember that it takes longer such as painted road markings and metal plates can provide very little friction in the rain and can be extremely

  5. Paper Number 06AE-19 Test Methods and Results for Sensors in a Pre-Crash

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    Birdsong, Charles

    by acceleration-based sensors the options for deploying safety technologies is limited. Currently airbags stiffeners, seat position control, window closing, slower airbag inflation rates, and pre-crash braking survival rates. In addition, pre-crash detection will reduce the incidence of unnecessary airbag deployment

  6. NECEC 2008, ST. JOHN'S NEWFOUNDLAND, THURSDAY NOV 6, 2008 1 Abstract--Micro wind turbines are being used with some

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    Bruneau, Steve

    . The specific unit tested, SouthWest Windpower's Whisper 100 (900 Watts, 2.1m diameter), matches the brand of the nacelle due to the position of the internal casting/rubber brake pad relative to the furl pivot and rotor rotor and the furl pivot so that impact and quasi-steady loads on the nacelle body are exacerbated

  7. Safety-critical design of the Generic Driving Actuator

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    Cuijpers, Pieter

    the same interfaces as a human driver does: it controls the steering wheel, the brake pedal and the throttle pedal. The GDA consists of three robots to control each interface: a steering robot and two pedal- quirements a software model is built in the proces-algebraic language CRL. The requirements

  8. Multivariable decoupled longitudinal and lateral vehicle control: A model-free design

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    Multivariable decoupled longitudinal and lateral vehicle control: A model-free design Lghani model-free control is ap- plied to a multivariable decoupled longitudinal and lateral ve- hicle control and steering angle). It yields driving maneuvers requiring a control coordination of steering angle, braking

  9. Vehicle Sideslip Estimation Design, implementation, and experimental validation

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    Johansen, Tor Arne

    the wheel angular velocities, and a linear reference model taking the speed, steering wheel angle, Lars Imsland, Tor A. Johansen, Jens C. Kalkkuhl, and Avshalom Suissa Control systems that help the wheels from locking during hard braking, and they often have an electronic stability control system (ESC

  10. Immersion and Invariance Control for Lateral Dynamics of Autonomous Vehicles, with Experimental Validation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    ) the vehicle control that consists to handle the vehicle using actuators like brake, accelerator and steering research field that has been studied since the 1950s Lateral control consists on automatically steering is the chattering. On the other hand, Model Predictive Control (MPC) appears to be well suited to the trajectory

  11. What is about future high speed power line communication systems for in-vehicles networks ?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    What is about future high speed power line communication systems for in-vehicles networks and results are given for different applications. Index Terms-- vehicles, power line, X-by-wire, embedded related to the steering, traction, braking system (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Electric

  12. http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspremium/20130824_Small_school_stands_tall_as_science_powerhouse_.html?id=220927791&c=n Page 1 of 3 Aug 28, 2013 07:39:07PM MDT

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    http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspremium/20130824_Small_school_stands_tall_as_science_powerhouse_.html?id=220927791&c=n Page 1 of 3 Aug 28, 2013 07:39:07PM MDT Small school stands tall as science powerhouse POSTED roughly 2,000 feet, then transmitted data to Earth as it aero-braked and fell at prescribed speeds before

  13. Milli-Biology Programmable Matter

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    Ishii, Hiroshi

    with engineered materials, in order to expand the range of length scales and properties beyond what is available gearing at low RPM, and power is required to maintain static position, requiring holding brakes. But this is exactly the regime needed for programmable materials; electropermanent motors are efficient at low RPM

  14. During the Fall 2010 college football season, a student who was also an employee of the University of Notre

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    Garousi, Vahid

    , or surface in poor condition, with the lift in an elevated position, or used with brakes that are not properly set A worker being electrocuted if the lift makes contact with electrical lines. How to Reduce lines, transformers) Student Worker Killed While Filming Football Practice from a Scissor Lift 1

  15. Faculty of Engineering Institute of Design, Robotics

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    Berzins, M.

    of materials and systems including small-scale and full-size brake dynamometers The University's Charterhouse materials, structures and optimisation techniques. The outcomes of this research is applied to automotive: Control & Dynamics, Design, Strengths of Materials. We have access to dedicated equipment including

  16. Proceedings of the Workshop on Open Infrastructures and Analysis Frameworks for HLT, pages 93100, Dublin, Ireland, August 23rd 2014.

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    workflow requires time, creating a natural brake on the need to acquire new resources. Grid infrastructure in a header presented when the software was invoked at the commend line. However, users of web services may never see a source code repository or a command line. This work is licenced under a Creative Commons

  17. Extended Markov Tracking with an Application to Control Zinovi Rabinovich and Jeffrey S. Rosenschein

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    Rosenschein, Jeff

    dynamics which operates in an on-line fashion, during in- teraction with the system. Existence of a simple the environment, and applies brakes as nec- essary. It is the interaction of these two levels that results explanation of its ongoing interaction with the environment. Pursuing this demand for simplicity and the on-line

  18. Topics in Vision and Richard Hartley

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    Li, Hongdong

    motor Brake linear actuator Experimental Vehicle #12;Speed Sign Detection& Recognition High, areas Circles remain circles Straight lines remain lines #12;Concepts of Euclidean Geometry Circle undergo when you take an image of it with a pinhole camera? #12;Parallel lines are not preserved #12

  19. Reinforcement Learning by ValueReinforcement Learning by Value GradientsGradients

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    Weyde, Tillman

    line shows flight. The corresponding actual flight: Entire animation is summarised by a single "long exposure photograph". #12;State-space diagrams (second example braking as late as possible is optimal) State-space view. Blue line shows flight. Green is theoretical optimal behaviour. The corresponding

  20. Tau-Coupling Revisited 103 When Is Behavioral Data

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    Jegelka, Stefanie

    and the moving target. In line with the theory, previous research has found a linear relationship between we will discuss this theory and argue that although the presented experimental results are in line variable tau in the context of visually con- trolling the braking of a car. He showed that tau

  1. New active safety device dedicated to light all-terrain vehicle stability: Application to quad bike and off-road

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . It consists in using Predictive Functional Control (PFC) so as to compute, on-line, the maximum vehicle and braking control [3] and [2]), they appear to be poorly relevant for fast off-road motion context (since]. It consists in the on-line adaptation of tire cornering stiffnesses, representative of grip conditions, based

  2. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE IV C2-705 Colloque C2, suppl. au Journal de Physique 11, Vol. 1, septembre 1991

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . The resulting response surfaces are presented and discussed. 1.INTRODUCTION Carbon-carbon composite materials, high strength even at high temperature, high thermal conductivity and refractivity. These materials have been successfully used as brake discs, nozzles or nose tips in automobiles, aeroplanes...In order

  3. Eigenmode Identification in Campbell Diagrams Krisztian Buza, Christine Preisach, Andre Busche, Lars Schmidt-Thieme

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    Schmidt-Thieme, Lars

    be approximated by lines (as linear terms usually dominate). Analysis of Campbell diagrams is usually performed to rotational motion. In Campbell diagrams, eigenmodes are represented as nearly horizontal lines. Excitation., the component brakes after a number of cycles [1]. Campbell diagrams are usually recorded during engine tests

  4. iTDi Blog for teachers by teachers Critical Thinking Adam

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    Yanikoglu, Berrin

    '. Assessors are obsessed with coverage. If material has been covered, it can be tested. If it can be tested is merely a symptom of what we are presented with in published course materials. Consider this: every learners to step on the brakes of a car that is already parked. Rather than more and more content being

  5. Safe Longitudinal Platoons of Vehicles without Communication Alexis Scheuer, Olivier Simonin and Franois Charpillet

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    Simonin, Olivier -Dpartement Informatique, Institut National des Sciences Appliques de Lyon

    brakes at maximum capacity. Collision avoidance of this model is proved. Finally, we show that this model it to form a train without grip material. In this paper we focus on the longitudinal platoon problem, by considering that vehicles are moving in a one dimensional space (along a line). As it has been shown

  6. Tensor Visualization Guiding Component Design

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    Tanaka, Jiro

    Insitute of Mathematics, University of Saarbrcken 5 Material Sciences, University of Saarbrcken #12;What do all these authors do? Applied problems require interdisciplinary teams: Material Science Markus Bernhard Burgeth #12;Engineering Problem Design of a brake lever (bike) Goal: Replace metal

  7. A Spatial Odyssey of the Interval Algebra: 1. Directed Intervals To appear in: Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'01), Seattle, WA, August 2001.

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    Renz, Jochen

    as the underlying line. There are several differences of temporal and spatial intervals which have to be considered to the underlying line. We de- velop an algebra for qualitative spatial representa- tion and reasoning about of influence (such as safety margin, braking dis- tance, or reaction distance) could be represented

  8. A CASTOR WHEEL CONTROLLER FOR DIFFERENTIAL DRIVE WHEELCHAIRS

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    Bremen, Universitt

    on the front axis), and the tire material (rubber), the addi- tional force to change the angle of the castor by the equipped laser scanners and brakes in time if an obstacle is danger- ously close to the wheelchair. During for different grounds and tire materials, but without a projection of these forces to the differential drive

  9. Adaptive Integrated Maintenance and Operation

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    sensors Unknown remaining life of components Sudden changes in demand or supply of raw materials #12 Sudden changes in demand or supply of raw materials Bayesian Statistics to handle uncertainties in the railway context Anomaly detection and prognosis of brake pad wear Detecting arcing and predicting wear

  10. Software Engineering Education Mark A. Ardis

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    Ardis, Mark

    - plex. Today's top-of-the-line automobiles have hundreds of millions of lines of software, and even low-end cars have tens of millions of lines of code. Of course, predictions are that the size and complexity and control our car remotely over the Internet." The authors of the study were able to disable the brakes

  11. Safety and Line Capacity in Railways An Approach in Timed CSP

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    Moller, Faron G.

    Safety and Line Capacity in Railways An Approach in Timed CSP Yoshinao Isobe1 , Faron Moller2 or moving a train through a node takes time, and sighting and braking dis- tance are both functions of time-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012 #12;Safety and Line Capacity in Railways 55 effort to explain our formal models

  12. 2014 Design Report Introduction

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    Rimon, Elon

    standard performance test procedures, laying a base line for next year's improvements. 2. Important design accuracy. 3. Decision making: Material and design: High strength Magnesium alloy was chosen for most parts in multiple load scenarios turn, brake, acceleration and combined action. The final masses of the uprights

  13. Carbon 41 (2003) 11751180 Thermomechanical behavior of a graphite foam

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    Chung, Deborah D.L.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    greater than that of electronics cooling, brake and clutch cooling, oven wall copper [3]. lining, etc-Coronado , D.D.L. Chung Composite Materials Research Laboratory, University at Buffalo, State University of New analysis; D. Viscoelasticity; D. Mechanical properties 1. Introduction K [3]. The material is derived from

  14. Table Of Contents Section: Page

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    -runaway devices, brakes, backstops, or other safeguards shall be installed to protect persons from injury in the area or on the equipment and, where feasible, areas barricaded or lines marked on the ground, pan guards, or the equivalent if there is a potential for material to fall off the conveyor

  15. Physics 207 Lecture 6 Physics 207: Lecture 6, Pg 1

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    Winokur, Michael

    / dry pavement 0.30.4brake lining / iron 0.020.022metal / ice 0.050.1add grease to steel 0.40.6steel / steel µk = kinetic frictionµs = static frictionMaterial on Material #12;Page 3 Physics 207 ­ Lecture 6

  16. Supplementary Figure 1. Colorectal tumor cells accumulate features that suppress the activity of E2F1 and enhance the activity of -catenin. In normal cells canonical Wnt

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    Cai, Long

    a potential brake on -catenin activity: E2F1 inhibits -catenin- mediated activation of c-MYC, and activates adhesions, metastasis, or epithelial-mesenchymal transition. For antibodies, see Materials and Methods. All a dE2F1RNAi transgene (line #3) using a patched-Gal4 promoter driver (ptc), and significant

  17. MAGNETIZED ACCRETION-EJECTION STRUCTURES: 2.5-DIMENSIONAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC SIMULATIONS OF CONTINUOUS IDEAL JET LAUNCHING FROM RESISTIVE ACCRETION DISKS

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    Casse, Fabien

    inside the disk brakes the matter azimuthally and allows for accre- tion, while it is responsible shell of dense material is the natural outcome of the inward advection of a primordial field. Subject optical forbidden lines emitted in the jets (see also Hartigan et al. 1995). In galactic systems

  18. Hindawi Publishing Corporation Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

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    Vigoreaux, Jim O.

    is not fully understood. Here we review information on the material properties of thick filaments, thin, ultrafast vibrations for sound production, and braking action for stopping movement. This diversity relies in response to loads or forces that vary with time. Muscle is also a highly structured biological material

  19. Visit to Nippondenso, July 29-30, 19911 Our hosts for this visit were Mr. Fukaya, General Manager of the Production

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    Whitney, Daniel

    and controls, radiators, dashboard displays, brake control systems, and so on. It has manufacturing plants and manufactures products. Nippondenso is a high technology company. Basic and applied research cover materials (what we would call islands); in the 60's they had lines; in the 70's "areas," meaning presumably

  20. American Society for Engineering Education, April 1-2, 2005 --Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. 2005 IL/IN Sectional Conference

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    material and all the assignments are built around a central task. Students in the class write computer code, suspension, steering mechanism, brakes, tire mechanics, and more. Figure 1: Screen shots of NIU, limited in capability. In our new numerical methods course, students write hundreds of lines of computer

  1. General requirements. -1926.451 http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=STANDARDS&p_id=10752[3/30/2009 4:11:23 PM

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    Eisen, Michael

    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 for the functioning of brake and hoist mechanisms. 1926.451(f)(11) Suspension ropes shall be shielded from heat

  2. This article appeared in a journal published by Elsevier. The attached copy is furnished to the author for internal non-commercial research

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    Li, Yat

    - line (PANI) and manganese oxide (MnO2) nanoparticles. To enhance the interaction of MnO2 and PANI. The results demonstrated that PANI-ND-MnO2 nanocomposites are promising materials for supercapacitor electrode such as starting automotives and regenerating of brake energy. To date, carbon [25], transition metal oxides [6

  3. IEEE Citation Reference IEEE Publications uses Webster's College Dictionary, 4th Edition. For guidance on grammar and usage not included

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    Bifano, Thomas

    . Brake, Ed. New York: Wiley, 1994, pp. 55-70. [3] R. L. Myer, "Parametric oscillators and nonlinear materials," in Nonlinear Optics, vol. 4, P. G. Harper and B. S. Wherret, Eds. San Francisco, CA: Academic. Lupatkin, "V-line surface-wave radiation and scanning," Dept. Elect. Eng., New York, Sci. Rep. 85, Aug

  4. Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

    Explore and understand applicable science Create new materials #12;Indian Railways #12;Wheel Impact Load automated system for On-Line estimation of Wheel Impact Loads and detection of Wheel Flats of running trains Detection System (WILD) #12;Derailment Mechanism Laboratory Tests Lab Brake Mechanism Placement of Sensors

  5. Series 8000 Available in 3 lengths

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    Landers, Robert G.

    Shaft-mounted pulleys and gears Ball bearings Multiple windings Electromechanical brakes materials available Get same day shipment of sample motors for models listed in the Pittman Express Catalog temperature and without additional heat sink. 2Theoretical values supplied for reference only. Line No

  6. A Brief Note is a short paper that presents a specific solution of technical interest in mechanics but which does not necessarily contain new general methods or results. A Brief Note should not exceed

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    Barber, James R.

    words or equivalent (a typical one-column figure or table is equivalent to 250 words; a one line, the coefficient of thermal expansion, Poisson's ratio, and thermal conductivity for the material. Impo- sition- riety of engineering applications, including disk brakes and clutches (Lee and Barber, 1993

  7. IODP Expedition 351: Izu Bonin Mariana Arc Origins Week 2 Report (27 June 2014)

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    compromised because the winch brakes would not release, but the problem (air in the hydraulic lines with the last line away from Honmoku Jetty, Berth 3, at 0552 h. Once clear, the sea passage to the first site a comprehensive core description scheme that covers all types of sedimentary materials potentially recovered

  8. IMAGE SEGMENTATION FOR PHASE-CONTRAST HARD X-RAY CMT OF C/C Gerard L. Vignoles

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ;2 INTRODUCTION Carbon/carbon composites are well known high-performance materials for thermostructural applications, such as rocket nozzles or airplane brakes, and their market is in appreciable extension collected at the ID19 beam line of ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility). The strong brilliance

  9. Generalizing Response-Time Analysis Victor Pollex, Steffen Kollmann and Frank Slomka

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    Ulm, Universitt

    to the layout of the sensors and actuators, for instance in electro- hydraulic brake systems or driver of Embedded Systems / Real-Time Systems Ulm University {firstname}.{lastname}@uni-ulm.de Abstract--In real for different system architectures. The busy window approach on the one hand is able to obtain tight bounds

  10. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 44 (2002) 451464 Transient solution of a thermoelastic instability problem

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    Barber, James R.

    several terms requires that the transient behaviour be generated by a sequence of operations in which, these solutions all assume that the sliding speed is constant, whereas actual brakes and clutches operate at variable sliding speed. The speed may be above critical at initial engagement, but dangerously high

  11. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, VOL. 11, NO. 1, MARCH 2010 243 Fig. 7. Cost comparison.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    state of the art of electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles," Proc. IEEE, vol. 95, no. 4, pp. 704. Darbha, and K. R. Rajagopal, "A diagnostic system for air brakes in commercial vehicles," IEEE Trans fault diagnostic system for automated vehicles operating in a platoon," IEEE Trans. Control Syst

  12. Effect of convective cooling on frictionally excited thermoelastic instability , A. Bendawi

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    Yi, Yun-Bo

    of temperature/pressure at a given sliding speed or the critical value of the speed above which the system critical sliding velocity. Two representative models for brake and clutch systems are studied. The computational results reveal that the effect of thermal convection on the critical sliding speed is significant

  13. Kwangjin Lee J. R. Barber

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    Barber, James R.

    the sliding speed and tem- perature. 1 Introduction The heat generated in mechanical brakes and clutches causes thermoelastic distortion and affects the distribution of contact pressure. This interaction is unstable if the sliding speed is sufficiently high, in which case perturbations develop in the nominal

  14. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES VEHICLE RENTAL FEES

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    ) $120.00 PARTS + 10% BRAKE SHOE REPLACEMENT (REAR) $180.00 PARTS + 10% ENGINE FLUSH $60.00 OIL CHANGE $60.00 QM HEAVY EQUIPMENT & OTHERS QM VEHICLES $250.00 SAFETY CHECK $20.00 TIRE SERVICE HEAVY EQUIPMENT TIRE SERVICE FLAT REPAIR $30.00 TIRE SERVICE REPLACEMENT

  15. "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

  16. Automated Vehicle-to-Vehicle Collision Avoidance at Intersections

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    Del Vecchio, Domitilla

    Automated Vehicle-to-Vehicle Collision Avoidance at Intersections M. R. Hafner1 , D. Cunningham2 on modified Lexus IS250 test vehicles. The system utilizes vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) Dedicated Short the velocities of both vehicles with automatic brake and throttle commands. Automatic commands can never cause

  17. LPV/H controller for vehicle handling and stability enhancement M. DOUMIATI 1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    LPV/H controller for vehicle handling and stability enhancement M. DOUMIATI 1 , O. SENAME 1 , J Laboratory, Computer and Automation Research Institute, Budapest, HUNGARY, e-mail: {gaspar, szabo, bokor with steering/braking coordination task, for automotive vehicle yaw control scheme. Because of the tire

  18. The Plasma Magnet for Deep Space Exploration

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    Shepherd, Simon

    . Expansion is halted by solar wind pressure is in balance with the magnetic pressure from the driven currentsW RF power Magnetic shielding of spacecraft from high energy solar particles Magneto-braking in magnetosphere of outer planets Electrical power generation from back emf on RF field coils from solar plasma

  19. Author's personal copy Journal of Hazardous Materials 185 (2011) 983989

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    Ma, Lena

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of frond harvesting regimes and arsenic levels in refill water Seenivasan Natarajana,1 , Robert H. Stampsa online 8 October 2010 Keywords: Chinese brake fern Hydroponic tanks Phytoremediation Frond harvest Water, three frond-harvesting regimes (all, mature, and senescing fronds) and two water-refilling schemes

  20. Computer controlled synchronous shifting of an automatic transmission

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    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

    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.

  1. Computer controllable synchronous shifting of an automatic transmission

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1989-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. SwRI Patents Southwest Research Institute -Page 1 of 85

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    Chapman, Clark R.

    ,720,184 5/13/2014 Use of Braking Energy to Augment Exhaust Heat for Improved Operation of Exhaust Aftertreatment Devices Cynthia C. Webb, Karl J Kreder III SwRI 8,714,121 5/6/2014 Split-Cycle Air Hybrid V

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

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    Murty, Balarama Vempaty (West Bloomfield, MI)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Energy Management System for an Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Using Ultracapacitors and Neural Networks

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    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Catlica de Chile)

    Energy Management System for an Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Using Ultracapacitors and Neural Networks and specific energy contained in most electric batteries compared to that of gasoline, is resolved in hybrid to accept energy from regenerative braking. For this reason, hybrid systems use an auxiliary energy system

  5. Proceedings of the 2002 Advanced Vehicle Control Conference, Hiroshima, Japan, September 2002. Optimization of Power Management Strategies for a

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    Peng, Huei

    . Optimization of Power Management Strategies for a Hydraulic Hybrid Medium Truck Bin Wu, Chan-Chiao Lin, Zoran regenerating and reusing of significant amounts of braking energy. Consequently, power flows through the hybrid with parallel hydraulic hybrid powertrain. The hydraulic hybrid vehicle (HHV) system is modeled in MATLAB

  6. Associate Professor Visiting Scholar

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    Mi, Chunting "Chris"

    Performance Modeling and Optimization of a Novel Multi-mode Hybrid Powertrain This paper presents a systematic model for the operation simulation and optimization of a novel multi-mode hybrid powertrain. The hybrid optimization of the power sources and the recovery of vehicle kinetic energy during braking and coasting

  7. Finding Ultimate Limits of Performance for Hybrid Electric Edward D. Tate

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    automobiles. By recovering kinetic energy during braking and optimizing the engine operation to reduce fuel to achieving maximum fuel economy. In this paper we introduce the application of convex optimization to hybrid, optimization of emissions and extensions to other hybrid vehicle architectures. INTRODUCTION Two areas

  8. BOEING is a trademark of Boeing Management Company. Copyright 2010 Boeing. All rights reserved.

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Opens new design possibilities Carbon laminate Carbon sandwich Other composites Aluminum Titanium Titanium/steel/aluminum Aluminum 20% Titanium 15% Steel 10% Other 5% Composites 50% Composites Anti-ice Brakes Improved reliability (V5) More efficient energy usage Comprehensive health

  9. 1-4244-0449-5/06/$20.00 2006 IEEE IPEMC 2006 Fig. 1 Prototype of piezoelectric actuator

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    Paderborn, Universitt

    components such as transformer and inductor [9]. A model based control of a resonant inverter with LC Investigation of Power Supplies for a Piezoelectric Brake Actuator in Aircrafts Rongyuan Li, Norbert Frhleke, Hermann Wetzel, Joachim Bcker Institute of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives University

  10. CONTROL SYSTEMS Control is used to modify the behavior of a system so it behaves in a specific desirable way over time. For

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    INTRODUCTION To gain some insight into how an automatic control system operates we shall briefly examine. An automatic speed control system, also called cruise control, works by using the difference, or error, between today there are many more automatic control systems such as the antilock brake system (ABS), emission

  11. DO YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY AND MORE? When you think of a vanpool....do you think of

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    Collins, Gary S.

    DO YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY AND MORE? When you think of a vanpool....do you think of: Saving personal a community to belong to every working day? Saving (A LOT of) wear and tear on your car, brakes, engine? Being you ride, you could save as much as $75 a month, just in gas costs! To Find Out More and Express

  12. Thermal Evolution of Strange Stars

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    Zhou Xia; Wang Lingzhi; Zhou Aizhi

    2007-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigated the thermal evolution of rotating strange stars with the deconfinement heating due to magnetic braking. We consider the stars consisting of either normal quark matter or color-flavor-locked phase. Combining deconfinement heating with magnetic field decay, we find that the thermal evolution curves are identical to pulsar data.

  13. www.cnrs.fr NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE I PARIS I 17 FEBRUARY 2013

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    van Tiggelen, Bart

    time) on 17/02/2013 No matter how intimidating their name, supercapacitors are part of our daily lives. Take buses for example: supercapacitors are charged during braking and supply electricity to open supercapacitors while in operation. The technique devised by the scientists provides a new tool for optimizing

  14. A Smart Walker to Understand Walking Abilities

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    Poupart, Pascal

    for Aging, Village of Winston Park, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, CIHR, NSERC #12;3 Outline Motivation? Pascal Poupart, 11/21/2008 #12;7 Smart Walker walker devices + caregivers users Force sensors Load, brakes, load) environment (obstacles) Why? Detect falls Monitor users Ensure safety #12;9 i

  15. A High-Temperature Folded-Cascode Operational Transconductance Amplifier in 0.8-m BCD-on-SOI

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    Tolbert, Leon M.

    A High-Temperature Folded-Cascode Operational Transconductance Amplifier in 0.8-m BCD-on-SOI C. Su electric vehicles (HEVs) has been driving the demand of high temperature automotive electronics target for the engine compartment, power train, and brakes where the ambient temperature normally exceeds 150C

  16. A University Consortium on Efficient and Clean High-Pressure...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Cycles (UM) 20 30 40 50 0 10 20 30 40 brake (%) BMEP (bar) CR 12; RPM 2000 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 Pin (bar) etabvbmepAIRTC50EIVCThrot HCCI ADV. COMB SI 4 SI-TC (1)...

  17. Fault-tolerance in an Embedded Steering Robot: a hybrid approach

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    Cuijpers, Pieter

    , i.e. using the actual steering wheel, fuel paddle and braking paddle. For such an autonomous robot is a device capable of driving a vehicle fully automatically using the same interface as a human driver does- lab/Simulink to simulate the behavior of the whole system: vehicle, robot and embedded software

  18. Vehicle Identification Using Infrared Vision and Applications to Cooperative Perception

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    Vehicle Identification Using Infrared Vision and Applications to Cooperative Perception Axel von Arnim, Mathias Perrollaz, Arnaud Bertrand, Jacques Ehrlich Abstract-- Vehicles will be in the next on the road, or an emergency braking notification. Vehicles are also more and more equipped with perception

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ; __________________________________________________________________________________________ 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

  20. WABCO Automotive UK Ltd is part of American Standard Companies Inc. As

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    Berzins, M.

    WABCO Automotive UK Ltd is part of American Standard Companies Inc. As one of the world's premier automotive products companies, it supplies braking and other control systems to the commercial vehicle and de-sorb moisture. They also discovered that contamination from the vehicle WABCO AUTOMOTIVE UK LTD

  1. Policy Implications TTI Study Examines Policy

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    . Then the electric starter came along. These days, cars start with the push of a button; you might even start up from 2014 SAFER TEXAS C nnected Cars, Smarter Roads, 1965 2014 50YEARS OF RESEARCHER tti.tamu.edu #12;1911 1926 1948 1959 1978 Electric starter invented First seatbelt invented Automated braking system invented

  2. Design of life-size haptic environments Yoky Matsuoka

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    Matsuoka, Yoky

    , or software failure, a brake-actuated device is inherently incapable of exceeding the kinetic energy- troduce the risk of a device striking or overpowering users within reach. With rare exception, safety-actuated haptic devices can expand to cover whole-body movements without risking a user's safety

  3. Efficient high density train operations

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

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. CV evolution: AM Her binaries and the period gap

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    R. F. Webbink; D. T. Wickramasinghe

    2002-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    AM Her variables -- synchronised magnetic cataclysmic variables (CVs) -- exhibit a different period distribution from other CVs across the period gap. We show that non-AM Her systems may infiltrate the longer-period end of the period gap if they are metal-deficient, but that the position and width of the gap in orbital period is otherwise insensitive to other binary parameters (excepting the normalisation of the braking rate). In AM Her binaries, magnetic braking is reduced as the wind from the secondary star may be trapped within the magnetosphere of the white dwarf primary. This reduced braking fills the period gap from its short-period end as the dipole magnetic moment of the white dwarf increases. The consistency of these models with the observed distribution of CVs, both AM Her and non-AM Her type, provides compelling evidence supporting magnetic braking as the agent of angular momentum loss among long-period CVs, and its disruption as the explanation of the 2 - 3 hour period gap among nonmagnetic CVs.

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

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    Szabados, Barna

    life cycle. A reduced life cycle will translate into high maintenance costs since the batteries have devices capable of a minimum power of 400 W/kg, energy of 200 Wh/kg, a life cycle of 2500 at a cost vehicle during both acceleration and regenerative braking. The life cycle of the electric vehicle

  6. Final report for CCS cross-layer reliability visioning study

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

    2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  7. Thermal transport properties of grey cast irons

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    Hecht, R.L. [Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI (United States). Ford Research Lab.; Dinwiddie, R.B.; Porter, W.D.; Wang, Hsin [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of grey cast iron have been measured as a function of graphite flake morphology, chemical composition, and position in a finished brake rotor. Cast iron samples used for this investigation were cut from ``step block`` castings designed to produce iron with different graphite flake morphologies resulting from different cooling rates. Samples were also machined from prototype alloys and from production brake rotors representing a variation in foundry practice. Thermal diffusivity was measured at room and elevated temperatures via the flash technique. Heat capacity of selected samples was measured with differential scanning calorimetry, and these results were used to calculate the thermal conductivity. Microstructure of the various cast iron samples was quantified by standard metallography and image analysis, and the chemical compositions were determined by optical emission spectroscopy.

  8. Experimental investigation of aerodynamic devices for wind turbine rotational speed control. Phase 1

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    Miller, L.S. [Wichita State Univ., KS (United States)

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An investigation was undertaken to identify the aerodynamic performance of five separate trailing-edge control devices, and to evaluate their potential for wind turbine overspeed and power modulation applications. A modular two-dimensional wind tunnel model was constructed and evaluated during extensive wind tunnel testing. Aerodynamic lift, drag, suction, and pressure coefficient data were acquired and analyzed for various control configurations and angles of attack. To further interpret their potential performance, the controls were evaluated numerically using a generic wind turbine geometry and a performance analysis computer program. Results indicated that the Spoiler-Flap control configuration was best softed for turbine braking applications. It exhibited a large negative suction coefficient over a broad angle-of-attack range, and good turbine braking capabilities, especially at low tip-speed ratio.

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

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

    2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. High reduction transaxle for electric vehicle

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    Kalns, Ilmars (Plymouth, MI)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Carex atlantica subsp. subsp. capillacea (Native)

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    Albert Perdeck

    2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    , and speed will usually have a higher efficiency than the same turbine oper ated with one or more of these parameters substantially at variance with design. Note, however, that for a given turbine, overall steam rate (pounds of steam per brake... for many years in utility steam electric generating stations. This is the regenerative feed preheat cycle. It increases the amount of valid steam demand on intermediate pressure steam headers, thus, increas ing the amount of low cost, high value power...

  12. Essays on Product Recalls, New Product Preannouncements, and Shareholder Value

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    Yun, Wonjoo

    2014-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    in the automotive 5 industry during 1997-2010. For example, during 2009-2010, Toyota announced 17 recalls (impacting 6.7 million vehicles) due to problems such as unintended acceleration, a sticky brake, and poor vehicle handling (Time 2010). Product... attributes data, LexisNexis and Factiva databases for recall announcement date, Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) and COMPUSTAT for firm performance and firm attributes, Automotive News Market Data Book for auto vehicle sales, Wards Automotive...

  13. Experimental and theoretical study of propeller spinner/shank interference

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    Cornell, Carl Clayton

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LIST OF TABLES Table 1. Spinner coordinates Page 82 Table 2. Clark Y airfoil coordinates 88 Xi NCNENCLATURE BHP Cd CD C Dt C speed of sound geometric shank length number of propeller blades Brake Horepower airfoil section chord wind... the more stringent noise regulations. These include concepts such as blade sweep, airfoils, proplets, increased number of blades, and counterr otation - accompanied by advanced materials and analytical capabilities. Another area which offers...

  14. Material and processes selection in conceptual design

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    Krishnakumar, Karthikeyan

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    ..................................................................................................................112 ix LIST OF FIGURES Page Fig. 1. Overview of the IIDE Design Process [1]???????????????.. 7 Fig. 2. Abstraction of the Need Statement for the Design of the Brakes for a Car [1]?.11 Fig. 3. Example of a Function Structure... to Satisfy the Requirements of the Design???????????60 Fig. 11.Flowchart Shows the Two Stages in Candidate Material Selection as per M.F. Ashby [3]???????????????????..????????.64 Fig. 12. Logic Path for Separation of Material Properties Into Surface...

  15. Heavy Truck Engine Program

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    Nelson, Christopher

    2009-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Design and fabrication of advanced materials from Illinois coal wastes. Quarterly report, 1 March 1995--31 May 1995

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    Malhotra, V.M.; Wright, M.A.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The main goal of this project is to develop a bench-scale procedure to design and fabricate advanced brake and structural composite materials from Illinois coal combustion residues. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), differential thermal analysis (DTA), and transmission-Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) were conducted on PCC fly ash (Baldwin), FBC fly ash (ADM unit1-6), FBC fly ash (S.I. coal), FBC spent bed ash (ADM unit1-6), bottom ash, and scrubber sludge (CWLP) residues to characterize their geometrical shapes, mineral phases, and thermal stability. Our spectroscopic results indicate that the scrubber sludge is mainly composed of a gypsum-like phase whose lattice structure is different from the lattice structure of conventional gypsum, and sludge does not contain hannebachite (CaSO{sub 3}0.5H{sub 2}O) phase. In the second and third quarters the focus of research has been on developing protocols for the formation of advanced brake composites and structural composites. Our attempts to fabricate brake frictional shoes, in the form of 1.25 inch disks, from PCC fly ash, FBC spent bed ash, scrubber sludge, coal char, iron particles, and coal tar were successful. Based on the experience gained and microscopic analyses, we have now upscaled our procedures to fabricate 2.5 inch diameter disks from coal combustion residues. The SEM and Young`s modulus analyses of brake composites fabricated at 400 psi < Pressure < 2200 psi suggest pressure has a strong influence on the particle packing and the filling of interstices in our composites.

  17. 2IW05 Software Specification Statecharts -Part I: Syntax

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    Mousavi, Mohammad

    states in different scenarios Call SetTimer(t) TimeOut RecordVoice l:Line h:Handset t:Timer a:AnsM state s when ans is on Call SetTimer(t) l:Line h:Handset t:Timer state s when ans is on Disconnect HangUp Reset: Gearbox works independently from braking system. #12;Statecharts What More? Clustering Orthogonality

  18. North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7409, Raleigh, NC 27695 | 919-515-3480 | www.nccleantech.ncsu.edu | 7/26/13 Advancing Clean Energy for a Sustainable Economy

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    .nccleantech.ncsu.edu ELECTRIC VEHICLES What are the benefits of using a plug-in electric vehicle? Driving a plug-in electric altogether if electricity from a renewable source such as wind or solar is used to recharge. PEVs are also-efficient. The engine does not run if the car is not moving, and braking energy can be partially recovered to recharge

  19. Energy Saving Pumping Systems in Chemical Plant Design

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    Reynolds, J. A.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sizing procedures based" upon a percentage above the pump rated brake horsepower. This is a much better energy-saving approach. CALANDRIA CIRCULATING PUMPS One of the most common faults in chemical plant design is the specification of a distillation... column without proper regard to the calandria circulating pump's net positive suction head (NPSH) requirements. The column designer will always want to keep the skirt height to an absolute minimum to save on steel and piping costs. Also, he seldom...

  20. Asbestos substitutes. January 1978-July 1989 (Citations from the Rubber and Plastics Research Association data base). Report for January 1978-July 1989

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    Not Available

    1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This bibliography contains citations concerning materials used to replace asbestos. Aramid fibers, mineral fillers for plastics, phenolic resins, polyester, woven glass cloth, teflon-coated fibers, liquid silicone rubber, acrylic fibers, latex rubber, and flame retardant paper are considered. These materials are evaluated in gaskets, seals, cement, as brake and clutch linings, packing materials, and other places where asbestos is used. (This updated bibliography contains 219 citations, 26 of which are new entries to the previous edition.)

  1. FYI: January 7, 1982 - June 24, 1982

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    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with the operation of the Art Library where two Research Assistant positions are currently filled from shrinkage but which were, by previous agreement, to be permanent. Another was concerned with the possibility of filling or not filling a vacant position... the building is closed, because it involves shutting off all power, checking emergency lighting, sirens, buzzers, blinkers, horns, door-closers, brakes, ejection seats and parachutes. If you think of that as another normal day in the Circulation Department...

  2. Essays on Product Recalls, New Product Preannouncements, and Shareholder Value

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    Yun, Wonjoo

    2014-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    in the automotive 5 industry during 1997-2010. For example, during 2009-2010, Toyota announced 17 recalls (impacting 6.7 million vehicles) due to problems such as unintended acceleration, a sticky brake, and poor vehicle handling (Time 2010). Product... .......................................................................... 1 CHAPTER II DETERMINANTS OF THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF PRODUCT RECALLS ON SHAREHOLDER VALUE: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY ................................................ 4 Introduction...

  3. A computer solution for estimating owning and operating costs for over-the-road hauling units

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    Wenners, Edward Bernard

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF CONTENTS PAGE ABSTRACT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT S iv LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES vii ix CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION II OVER-THE-ROAD HAULING UNITS Characteristics Preliminary Purchase Investigation Vehicle Specifications Fuel Type Weight Restrictions... SIMULATION RUN III OUTPUT, SECOND SIMULATION RUN 88 101 113 VITA 125 yii LIST OF TABLES TABLE PAGE Major On-Highway Truck Manufacturers Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Components 10 12 3. (a) Fuel Costs Per Gallon 3. (b) Fuel Consumed Per Brake HP...

  4. Direct drive wind turbine

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    Bywaters, Garrett; Danforth, William; Bevington, Christopher; Jesse, Stowell; Costin, Daniel

    2006-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A wind turbine is provided that minimizes the size of the drive train and nacelle while maintaining the power electronics and transformer at the top of the tower. The turbine includes a direct drive generator having an integrated disk brake positioned radially inside the stator while minimizing the potential for contamination. The turbine further includes a means for mounting a transformer below the nacelle within the tower.

  5. Direct drive wind turbine

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    Bywaters, Garrett; Danforth, William; Bevington, Christopher; Stowell, Jesse; Costin, Daniel

    2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A wind turbine is provided that minimizes the size of the drive train and nacelle while maintaining the power electronics and transformer at the top of the tower. The turbine includes a direct drive generator having an integrated disk brake positioned radially inside the stator while minimizing the potential for contamination. The turbine further includes a means for mounting a transformer below the nacelle within the tower.

  6. Direct drive wind turbine

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    Bywaters, Garrett Lee; Danforth, William; Bevington, Christopher; Stowell, Jesse; Costin, Daniel

    2006-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A wind turbine is provided that minimizes the size of the drive train and nacelle while maintaining the power electronics and transformer at the top of the tower. The turbine includes a direct drive generator having an integrated disk brake positioned radially inside the stator while minimizing the potential for contamination. The turbine further includes a means for mounting a transformer below the nacelle within the tower.

  7. Direct drive wind turbine

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bywaters, Garrett; Danforth, William; Bevington, Christopher; Jesse, Stowell; Costin, Daniel

    2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A wind turbine is provided that minimizes the size of the drive train and nacelle while maintaining the power electronics and transformer at the top of the tower. The turbine includes a direct drive generator having an integrated disk brake positioned radially inside the stator while minimizing the potential for contamination. The turbine further includes a means for mounting a transformer below the nacelle within the tower.

  8. Reducing Fuel Consumption through Semi-Automated Platooning with Class 8 Tractor Trailer Combinations (Poster)

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    Lammert, M.; Gonder, J.

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This poster describes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's evaluation of the fuel savings potential of semi-automated truck platooning. Platooning involves reducing aerodynamic drag by grouping vehicles together and decreasing the distance between them through the use of electronic coupling, which allows multiple vehicles to accelerate or brake simultaneously. The NREL study addressed the need for data on American style line-haul sleeper cabs with modern aerodynamics and over a range of trucking speeds common in the United States.

  9. Full Hybrid: Passing

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center HomeIdle Reduction WeightRebate - LADWPPublicE85highlighted Braking

  10. Stop/Start: Overview

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center HomeIdle Reduction WeightRebate - pipeline safety)NaturalBraking

  11. Method for controlling a motor vehicle powertrain

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    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

    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.

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

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    Alexander Bolonkin

    2008-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Method for controlling a motor vehicle powertrain

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

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

    1990-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Design and fabrication of advanced materials from Illinois coal wastes. Quarterly report, 1 December 1994--28 February 1995

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    Malhotra, V.M.; Wright, M.A. [Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The main goal of this project is to develop a bench-scale procedure to design and fabricate advanced brake and structural composite materials from Illinois coal combustion residues. During the first two quarters of the project, the thrust of the work directed towards characterizing the various coal combustion residues and FGD residue, i.e., scrubber sludge. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), differential thermal analysis (DTA), and transmission-Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) were conducted on PCC fly ash (Baldwin), FBC fly ash (ADK unit l-6), FBC fly ash (S.I. coal), FBC spent bed ash (ADM, unit l-6), bottom ash, and scrubber sludge (CWLP) residues to characterize their geometrical shapes, mineral phases, and thermal stability. Our spectroscopic results indicate that the scrubber sludge is mainly composed of a gypsum-like phase whose lattice structure is different from the lattice structure of conventional gypsum, and sludge does not contain hannebachite (CaSO{sub 3}.0.5H{sub 2}O) phase. Our attempts to fabricate brake frictional shoes, in the form of 1.25 inch disks, from PCC fly ash, FBC spent bed ash, scrubber sludge, coal char, iron particles, and coal tar were successful. Based on the experience gained and microscopic analyses, we have now upscaled our procedures to fabricate 2.5 inch diameter disk,- from coal combustion residues. This has been achieved. The SEM and Young`s modulus analyses of brake composites fabricated at 400 psi < Pressure < 2200 psi suggest pressure has a strong influence on the particle packing and the filling of interstices in our composites. Also, these results along with mechanical behavior of the fabricated disks lead us to believe that the combination of surface altered PCC fly ash and scrubber sludge particles, together ed ash particles are ideal for our composite materials.

  15. Cataclysmic Variable Primary Effective Temperatures: Constraints on Binary Angular Momentum Loss

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    Dean M. Townsley; Boris T. Gaensicke

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We review the most decisive currently available measurements of the surface effective temperatures, Teff, of white dwarf (WD) primaries in cataclysmic variables (CVs) during accretion quiescence, and use these as a diagnostic for their time averaged accretion rate, . Using time-dependent calculations of the WD envelope, we investigate the sensitivity of the quiescent Teff to long term variations in the accretion rate. We find that the quiescent Teff provides one of the best available tests of predictions for the angular momentum loss and resultant mass transfer rates which govern the evolution of CVs. While gravitational radiation is sufficient to explain the of strongly magnetic CVs at all Porb, faster angular momentum loss is required by the temperatures of dwarf nova primaries (non-magnetic systems). This provides evidence that a normal stellar magnetic field structure near the secondary is essential for the enhanced braking mechanism to work, supporting the well-known stellar wind braking hypothesis. The contrast in is most prominent for orbital periods Porb > 3 hours, above the period gap, but a modest enhancement is also present at shorter Porb. The averaging time which reflects is as much as 10^5 years for low- systems and as little as 10^3 years for high- systems. We discuss the security of conclusions drawn about the CV population in light of these time scales and our necessarily incomplete sample of systems. Measurements for non-magnetic systems above the period gap fall below predictions from traditional stellar wind braking prescriptions, but above more recent predictions with somewhat weaker angular momentum loss. We also discuss the apparently high Teff's found in the VY Scl stars. (abridged)

  16. ALTERNATE POWER AND ENERGY STORAGE/REUSE FOR DRILLING RIGS: REDUCED COST AND LOWER EMISSIONS PROVIDE LOWER FOOTPRINT FOR DRILLING OPERATIONS

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    Verma, Ankit

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Hz, 3000 KVA. Two transformers convert this into 690 V, 60 Hz and feed it to the invertors which then convert it into DC and supply to the main bus where all major consumers are mounted. Regenerated power is dissipated in the brake resistors... to be a better version of LOC-250. Also this is one of the reasons why there is no efficiency loss in LOC-400 when converting the regenerative power from hydraulic to mechanical and then electrical which is the case with LOC-250. The single line diagram...

  17. The Castaways

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    Dodge, Mary Louise

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cabin. Spock fired all his re serves in a vital effort to slow, felt the ship shudder with effort, then flina itself against gravity, hard. a Then they were braking, their descent still faster than safety advised, but no longer in danger of meteoric... about you. In any other than a Vulcan I would have thought it a considerable pride in his son." "You surprise me," Spock said mildly. "I hope pleasantly, because I want to ask a favor. I'd like you to accompany me at the concert I'm to give aboard...

  18. Electromagnetic gearing applications in hybrid-electric vehicles

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    Sodhi, Sameer

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    switched reluctance electromagnetic gear in mode 2b. . . . . 67 3. 12 Mode 2c. m, = 0, m, & 0, T, & 0. 68 LIST OF FIGURES (Continued) Figure Page 3. 13 Mode 2d. ca, = 0, c0, & 0, T, & 0. 69 3. 14 a). Phase A-A' is permanently energized. Rotor poles 1...-up of the transmotor hybrid. 127 5. 10 Engine runs at no load and the transmotor is de-energized. . . . 128 5. 11 Forward motion of the transmotor hybrid. 129 5. 12 Forward braking of the vehicle. 133 5. 13 Reverse direction motion of the vehicle. 135 5. 14...

  19. Eddy current system for inspection of train hollow axles

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    Chady, Tomasz; Psuj, Grzegorz; Sikora, Ryszard; Kowalczyk, Jacek; Spychalski, Ireneusz [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin (Poland)

    2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The structural integrity of wheelsets used in rolling stock is of great importance to the safety. In this paper, electromagnetic system with an eddy current transducer suitable for the inspection of hollow axles have been presented. The transducer was developed to detect surface braking defects having depth not smaller than 0.5 mm. Ultrasound technique can be utilized to inspect the whole axle, but it is not sufficiently sensitive to shallow defects located close to the surface. Therefore, the electromagnetic technique is proposed to detect surface breaking cracks that cannot be detected by ultrasonic technique.

  20. Converting a Motorcycle to Electric Power

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    Simcoe, Christopher M.

    2009-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    horsepower. The top speed is 60-70 mph which is adjustable by the sprocket gearing that is chosen. Its range is claimed to be 35-60 miles,depending on how you ride, via a 3.3 kilowatt-hour lithium battery pack. The battery pack can be recharged... of the bikes parameters. Performance comes from a liquid-cooled, 3-phase AC (Alternating Current) induction motor and a proprietary high energy lithium-ion battery pack plus adjustable regenerative braking to capture wasted energy for battery recharging...

  1. Performance Characterization of a Medium-Duty Diesel Engine with Bio-Diesel and Petroleum Diesel Fuels

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    Esquivel, Jason

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    and help with course materials. Second I would like to Dr. Anand and Dr. Lau for helping me when I had academic troubles and seeing me through. Last but not least, I would like to thank Dr. Alvarado for sitting in on my committee on such short notice... but you are always in my heart, thanks to everyone for their support. vii ABBREVIATIONS/NOMENCLATURE AERL Advanced Engine Research Laboratory BSFC Brake Specific Fuel Consumption CO Carbon Monoxide CO 2 Carbon Dioxide CPO Compressor...

  2. Electric machine for hybrid motor vehicle

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    Hsu, John Sheungchun (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2007-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Contribution of vehicle emissions to ambient carbonaceous particulate matter: A review and synthesis of the available data in the South Coast Air Basin. Final report

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    Cass, G.R.

    1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Table of Contents: Executive Summary; Introduction; Ambient Carbonaceous Particulate Matter in the South Coast Air Basin; Measurements of Emissions from In-Use Motor Vehicles in the South Coast Air Basin; Integration of Emissions Measurements into Comprehensive Emissions Inventories; Relating Emissions fom Motor Vehicles to Particulate Air Quality; Synthesis: The Combined Effect of All Vehicle-Related Source Contributions Acting Together; Trends in More Recent Years; Opportunities for Further Research; References; Appendix A: Detailed Mass Emissions Rates for Organic Compounds from Motor Vehicle Exhaust; and Appendix B: Organic Compounds Emitted from Tire Dust, Paved Road Dust, and Brake Lining Wear Dust.

  4. Inductrack configuration

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    Post, Richard Freeman (Walnut Creek, CA)

    2006-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  5. The Coughing Pulsar Magnetosphere

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    Ioannis Contopoulos

    2005-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Polar magnetospheric gaps consume a fraction of the electric potential that develops accross open field lines. This effect modifies significantly the structure of the axisymmetric pulsar magnetosphere. We present numerical stead-state solutions for various values of the gap potential. We show that a charge starved magnetosphere contains significantly less electric current than one with freely available electric charges. As a result, electromagnetic neutron star braking becomes inefficient. We argue that the magnetosphere may spontaneously rearrange itself to a lower energy configuration through a dramatic release of electromagnetic field energy and magentic flux. Our results might be relevant in understanding the recent December 27, 2004 burst observed in SGR 1806-20.

  6. New coke-sorting system at OAO Koks

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

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Assessing benefits of coordination on safety in automated highway systems

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    Choi, Woosuk

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) The probability of a collision for the uncoordinated braking case in the string, P~l, ?? therefore, is Pml, = 1 ? [Pl (1, 1) ~ Pl (1, 2) ~ ~ Pl (1, r)]. (2. 22) To get the expression of Pl (1, j ), we first consider the relationship between Pl(n ? 2, j) and P..., (n ? 1, j). Since we know that from the definition of Pl (k, j ), Pl(n ? 1, j) can be written as: Pl (n ? 1, j) = p;(p; + p, +, +. . . + p?). (2. 23) Therefore, P, (n ? 2, j) is given by Pl(n ? 2, 1) P, (n ? 2, 2) Pl(n ? 2, j) Pl Pl '' Pl...

  8. Analysis and design of a high power dc-dc converter

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    Husain, Iqbal

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , for example in dc motors, traction motor control, marine hoist~, trolley cars, forklift trucks, mine haulers, dc voltage regulators etc. These choppers can be used for regeneration in the braking mode of a. dc motor pumping energy back to the system.... The elements of a dc-dc SP C are shown in figure 1. 2. The output voltage is usually regulated by pulse width modulation (PAVM) techniques. Input + V, DC Chopper Output V, Control Amp. V, + Ref. Fig. 1. 2 Block diagram of a SPC dc chopper...

  9. An approach to control collaborative processes in PLM systems

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    Kadiri, Soumaya El; Delattre, Miguel; Bouras, Abdelaziz

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Companies that collaborate within the product development processes need to implement an effective management of their collaborative activities. Despite the implementation of a PLM system, the collaborative activities are not efficient as it might be expected. This paper presents an analysis of the problems related to the collaborative work using a PLM system. From this analysis, we propose an approach for improving collaborative processes within a PLM system, based on monitoring indicators. This approach leads to identify and therefore to mitigate the brakes of the collaborative work.

  10. Prestressed elastomer for energy storage

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

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. The Coughing Pulsar Magnetosphere

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    Contopoulos, I

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Polar magnetospheric gaps consume a fraction of the electric potential that develops accross open field lines. This effect modifies significantly the structure of the axisymmetric pulsar magnetosphere. We present numerical stead-state solutions for various values of the gap potential. We show that a charge starved magnetosphere contains significantly less electric current than one with freely available electric charges. As a result, electromagnetic neutron star braking becomes inefficient. We argue that the magnetosphere may spontaneously rearrange itself to a lower energy configuration through a dramatic release of electromagnetic field energy and magentic flux. Our results might be relevant in understanding the recent December 27, 2004 burst observed in SGR 1806-20.

  12. High pressure testing of see-through labyrinth seals

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    Picardo, Arthur Michael

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of labyrinth tooth Impedance Inches of water [UT'] [L) [L) [FT/L] [FT/L] [FT/L] [FT/L] [L] [L] [F] [F] [UT ] [L] [F/L] [L] K;; m, N NT pe PR PS R Direct stiffness Cross-coupled stiffness Stiffness Coefficient Seal Length Stator... the exit-labyrinth seals. Section A-A in Figure 4 gives the location of swirl brakes. Btmor Inlet Annulus Back Pr'asnua Anfsrlur Shaker Btmgars (2 (9 90 ) Thmmomuple Pressure Traraduccfs (2 e sf ) et Prrmnlrf Btrg Pmmum Therm ocormles Transducers...

  13. Double acting stirling engine phase control

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    Berchowitz, David M. (Scotia, NY)

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  14. Energy cost reduction study of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority metrorail system. volume 2: appendices. Final report

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    Uher, R.A.; Sathi, N.; Sathi, A.

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study is the first time that the Energy Management Model (EMM), developed for the transit industry by the Rail Systems Center at Carnegie-Mellon University, was comprehensively applied to a rapid transit property. The application to Metrorail was verified by comparing the simulated results to actual data obtained from the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO). The simulated results agree to within 3 percent of the actual energy consumption. Five energy conservation strategies were recommended for implementation based on high benefit and low cost, namely: coasting, catch-up operation, passenger load factor improvement, regeneration of braking energy, and passenger station lighting improvements.

  15. Dry powder mixes comprising phase change materials

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    Salyer, Ival O. (Dayton, OH)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Dry powder mixes comprising phase change materials

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    Salyer, I.O.

    1995-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Dry powder mixes comprising phase change materials

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    Salyer, I.O.

    1994-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Dry powder mixes comprising phase change materials

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Salyer, Ival O. (Dayton, OH)

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  19. Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial Water Reuse | Department of Energy

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  20. Hybrid NDE Method for Spot Weld Quality Evaluation | Department of Energy

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  1. Hybrid Nano Carbon Fiber/Graphene Platelet-Based High-Capacity Anodes for

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  2. Hybrid Nano Carbon Fiber/Graphene Platelet-Based High-Capacity Anodes for

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  4. FVB Energy Inc. Technical Assistance Project

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    DeSteese, John G.

    2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Onar, Omer C [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  6. Conceptual study of the potential for automotive-derived and free-piston Stirling engines in 30- to 400-kilowatt stationary power applications. Final Report

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    Vatsky, A.; Chen, H.S.; Dineen, J.

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The technical feasibility of applying automotive-derived kinematic and free-piston Stirling engine concepts for stationary applications was explored. Automotive-derived engines offer cost advantages by providing a mature and developed engine technology base with downrating and parts commonality options for specific applications. Two engine sizes (30 and 400 kW), two Stirling engine configurations (kinematic and free-piston), and two output systems (crankshaft and hydraulic pump) were studied. The study includes the influences of using either hydrogen or helium as the working gas. The first kinematic configuration selects an existing Stirling engine design from an automotive application and adapts it to stationary requirements. A 50,000-hour life requirement was established by downrating the engine to 40 kW and reducing auxiliary loads. Efficiency improvements were gained by selective material and geometric variations and peak brake efficiency of 36.8 percent using helium gas was achieved. The second design was a four-cylinder, 400 kW engine, utilizing a new output drive system known as the z-crank, which provides lower friction losses and variable stroke power control. Three different material and working gas combinations were considered. Brake efficiency levels varied from 40.5 percent to 45.6 percent. A 37.5 kW single-cycle, free-piston hydraulic output design was generated by scaling one cylinder of the original automotive engine and mating it to a counterbalanced reciprocal hydraulic pump. Metallic diaphragms were utilized to transmit power.

  7. RC-1 organic Rankine bottoming cycle for an adiabatic diesel engine. Final report

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    DiNanno, L.R.; DiBella, F.A.; Koplow, M.D.

    1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system analysis and preliminary design were conducted for an organic Rankine-cycle system to bottom the high-temperature waste heat of an adiabatic diesel engine. The bottoming cycle is a compact package that includes a cylindrical air-cooled condenser-regenerator module and other unique features. The bottoming cycle output is 56 horsepower at design point conditions when compounding the reference 317 horsepower turbocharged (TC) diesel engine with a resulting brake specific fuel consumption of 0.268 lb/hp-hr for the compound engine. The bottoming cycle when applied to a turbocompound (TCPD) diesel delivers a compound engine brake specific fuel consumption of 0.258 lb/hp-hr. This system for heavy-duty trnsport applications uses the organic working fluid RC-1, which is a mixture of 60 mole percent pentafluorobenzene (PFB) and 40 mole percent hexafluorobenzene (HFB). Included in these 1983 work efforts was the thermal stability testing of the RC-1 organic fluid in a dynamic fluid test loop that simulates the operation of Rankine-cycle. More than 1600 hours of operation were completed with results showing that the RC-1 is thermally stable up to 900/sup 0/F. This report describes the work performed for one of the multiple contracts awarded under the Department of Energy's Heavy-Duty Transport Technology Program.

  8. Effects of the Exposure to Corrosive Salts on the Frictional Behavior of Gray Cast Iron and a Titanium-Based Metal Matrix Composite

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    Blau, Peter Julian [ORNL; Truhan, Jr., John J [ORNL; Kenik, Edward A [ORNL

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The introduction of increasingly aggressive road-deicing chemicals has created significant and costly corrosion problems for the trucking industry. From a tribological perspective, corrosion of the sliding surfaces of brakes after exposure to road salts can create oxide scales on the surfaces that affect friction. This paper describes experiments on the effects of exposure to sodium chloride and magnesium chloride sprays on the transient frictional behavior of cast iron and a titanium-based composite sliding against a commercial brake lining material. Corrosion scales on cast iron initially act as abrasive third-bodies, then they become crushed, spread out, and behave as a solid lubricant. The composition and subsurface microstructures of the corrosion products on the cast iron were analyzed. Owing to its greater corrosion resistance, the titanium composite remained scale-free and its frictional response was markedly different. No corrosion scales were formed on the titanium composite after aggressive exposure to salts; however, a reduction in friction was still observed. Unlike the crystalline sodium chloride deposits that tended to remain dry, hygroscopic magnesium chloride deposits absorbed ambient moisture from the air, liquefied, and retained a persistent lubricating effect on the titanium surfaces.

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

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

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  10. Comparison of propane and methane performance and emissions in a turbocharged direct injection dual fuel engine

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    Gibson, C. M.; Polk, A. C.; Shoemaker, N. T.; Srinivasan, K. K.; Krishnan, S. R.

    2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    With increasingly restrictive NO x and particulate matter emissions standards, the recent discovery of new natural gas reserves, and the possibility of producing propane efficiently from biomass sources, dual fueling strategies have become more attractive. This paper presents experimental results from dual fuel operation of a four-cylinder turbocharged direct injection (DI) diesel engine with propane or methane (a natural gas surrogate) as the primary fuel and diesel as the ignition source. Experiments were performed with the stock engine control unit at a constant speed of 1800 rpm, and a wide range of brake mean effective pressures (BMEPs) (2.7-11.6 bars) and percent energy substitutions (PESs) of C 3 H 8 and CH 4. Brake thermal efficiencies (BTEs) and emissions (NO x, smoke, total hydrocarbons (THCs), CO, and CO 2) were measured. Maximum PES levels of about 80-95% with CH 4 and 40-92% with C 3 H 8 were achieved. Maximum PES was limited by poor combustion efficiencies and engine misfire at low loads for both C 3 H 8 and CH 4, and the onset of knock above 9 bar BMEP for C 3 H 8. While dual fuel BTEs were lower than straight diesel BTEs at low loads, they approached diesel BTE values at high loads. For dual fuel operation, NO x and smoke reductions (from diesel values) were as high as 66-68% and 97%, respectively, but CO and THC emissions were significantly higher with increasing PES at all engine loads

  11. Housing assembly for electric vehicle transaxle

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    Kalns, Ilmars (Northville, MI)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  12. Two-speed transaxle

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    Kalns, Ilmars (Northville, MI)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  13. Hydraulic system for a ratio change transmission

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    Kalns, Ilmars (Northville, MI)

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Onar, Omer C [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Assessment of the advantages and feasibility of a nuclear rocket

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    Howe, S.D.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The feasibility of rebuilding and testing a nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) for the Mars mission has been investigated. Calculations indicate that an NTR would substantially reduce the earth-orbit assembled mass compared to LOX/LH/sub 2/ systems. The mass savings were 36% and 65% for the cases of total aerobraking and of total propulsive braking respectively. Consequently, the cost savings for a single mission of using an NTR, if aerobraking is feasible, are probably insufficient to warrant the NTR development. If multiple missions are planned or if propulsive braking is desired at Mars and/or at Earth, then the savings of about $7B will easily pay for the NTR development. Estimates of the cost of rebuilding a NTR were based on the previous NERVA program's budget plus additional costs to develop a flight ready engine. The total cost to build the engine would be between $4 to 5B. The concept of developing a full-power test stand at Johnston Atoll in the Pacific appears very feasible. The added expense of building facilities on the island should be less than $1.4B.

  16. Parker Hybrid Hydraulic Drivetrain Demonstration

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    Collett, Raymond [Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland, OH (United States); Howland, James [Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland, OH (United States); Venkiteswaran, Prasad [National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Morgantown, WV (United States)

    2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This report examines the benefits of Parker Hannifin hydraulic hybrid brake energy recovery systems used in commercial applications for vocational purposes. A detailed background on the problem statement being addressed as well as the solution set specific for parcel delivery will be provided. Objectives of the demonstration performed in high start & stop applications included opportunities in fuel usage reduction, emissions reduction, vehicle productivity, and vehicle maintenance. Completed findings during the demonstration period and parallel investigations with NREL, CALSTART, along with a literature review will be provided herein on this research area. Lastly, results identified in the study by third parties validated the savings potential in fuel reduction of on average of 19% to 52% over the baseline in terms of mpg (Lammert, 2014, p11), Parker data for parcel delivery vehicles in the field parallels this at a range of 35% - 50%, emissions reduction of 17.4% lower CO2 per mile and 30.4% lower NOx per mile (Gallo, 2014, p15), with maintenance improvement in the areas of brake and starter replacement, while leaving room for further study in the area of productivity in terms of specific metrics that can be applied and studied.

  17. Control system for a hybrid powertrain system

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    Naqvi, Ali K.; Demirovic, Besim; Gupta, Pinaki; Kaminsky, Lawrence A.

    2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A vehicle includes a powertrain with an engine, first and second torque machines, and a hybrid transmission. A method for operating the vehicle includes operating the engine in an unfueled state, releasing an off-going clutch which when engaged effects operation of the hybrid transmission in a first continuously variable mode, and applying a friction braking torque to a wheel of the vehicle to compensate for an increase in an output torque of the hybrid transmission resulting from releasing the off-going clutch. Subsequent to releasing the off-going clutch, an oncoming clutch which when engaged effects operation of the hybrid transmission in a second continuously variable mode is synchronized. Subsequent to synchronization of the oncoming clutch, the oncoming clutch is engaged.

  18. Submerged electricity generation plane with marine current-driven motors

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    Dehlsen, James G.P.; Dehlsen, James B.; Fleming, Alexander

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An underwater apparatus for generating electric power from ocean currents and deep water tides. A submersible platform including two or more power pods, each having a rotor with fixed-pitch blades, with drivetrains housed in pressure vessels that are connected by a transverse structure providing buoyancy, which can be a wing depressor, hydrofoil, truss, or faired tube. The platform is connected to anchors on the seafloor by forward mooring lines and a vertical mooring line that restricts the depth of the device in the water column. The platform operates using passive, rather than active, depth control. The wing depressor, along with rotor drag loads, ensures the platform seeks the desired operational current velocity. The rotors are directly coupled to a hydraulic pump that drives at least one constant-speed hydraulic-motor generator set and enables hydraulic braking. A fluidic bearing decouples non-torque rotor loads to the main shaft driving the hydraulic pumps.

  19. Power conversion apparatus and method

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    Su, Gui-Jia (Knoxville, TN)

    2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. DOE Hybrid Electric Vehicle Test Platform

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    Gao, Yimin

    2012-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on the contract NT-42790 to the Department of Energy, Plug-in Hybrid Ethanol Research Platform, Advanced Vehicle Research Center (AVRC) Virginia has successfully developed the phase I electric drive train research platform which has been named as Laboratory Rapid Application Testbed (LabRAT). In phase II, LabRAT is to be upgraded into plug-in hybrid research platform, which will be capable of testing power systems for electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles running on conventional as well as alternative fuels. LabRAT is configured as a rolling testbed with plentiful space for installing various component configurations. Component connections are modularized for flexibility and are easily replaced for testing various mechanisms. LabRAT is designed and built as a full functional vehicle chassis with a steering system, brake system and four wheel suspension. The rear drive axle offers maximum flexibility with a quickly changeable gear ratio final drive to accommodate different motor speed requirements. The electric drive system includes an electric motor which is mechanically connected to the rear axle through an integrated speed/torque sensor. Initially, a 100 kW UQM motor and corresponding UQM motor controller is used which can be easily replaced with another motor/controller combination. A lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery pack is installed, which consists of 108 cells of 100 AH capacity, giving the total energy capacity of 32.5 kWh. Correspondingly, a fully functional battery management system (BMS) is installed to perform battery cell operation monitoring, cell voltage balancing, and reporting battery real time operating parameters to vehicle controller. An advanced vehicle controller ECU is installed for controlling the drive train. The vehicle controller ECU receives traction or braking torque command from driver through accelerator and brake pedal position sensors and battery operating signals from the BMS through CAN BUS, and then generates motor torque command (traction or braking) to the motor controller based on the control algorithm software embedded in the vehicle controller ECU. The vehicle controller ECU is a re-programmable electronic control unit. Any control algorithm software developed can be easily downloaded to vehicle controller ECU to test any newly developed control strategy. The flexibility of the control system significantly enhances the practical applicability of the LabRAT. A new test methodology has been developed for the LabRAT simulating any vehicles running on road with different weights from compact passenger car to light duty truck on an AC or eddy current dynamometers without much effort for modification of the system. LabRAT is equipped with a fully functional data acquisition system supplied by CyberMetrix. The measurement points along the drive train are DC electric power between battery pack and motor controller input, AC electric power between motor controller and electric motor, mechanical power between motor and rear axle. The data acquisition system is designed with more capability than current requirements in order to meet the requirements for phase II.

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

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    McCluskey, F. P.

    2007-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  3. Utilization of rotor kinetic energy storage for hybrid vehicles

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    Hsu, John S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2011-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Highway Car Traffic as a Complex System: The Physicist's Point of View

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    Boccara, Nino (University of Illinois at Chicago) [University of Illinois at Chicago

    2005-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A simple cellular automaton model of highway car traffic flow will be presented. This system exhibits a second-order phase transition between the free-moving phase and the jammed phase. Using concepts borrowed from the theory of phase transitions in statistical physics, it can be shown that random braking is the symmetry-breaking field conjugate to the order parameter. For a given value of the speed limit, it is then possible to determine the values of the usual critical exponents using computer simulations. These numerical results can also be obtained within the framework of an approximate technique going beyond the mean-field approximation. It can be shown that the critical exponents satisfy a scaling relation, which can be derived assuming that the order parameter is a generalized homogeneous function in the vicinity of the phase transition point.

  5. 21st Century Locomotive Technology: 2003 Annual Technical Status Report DOE/AL68284-TSR03

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    Lembit Salasoo

    2004-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The 21st Century Locomotive program objective is to develop 25% more efficient freight locomotives by 2010. Diesel engine-related research addresses advanced fuel injection, electric turbocharger and abradable seals. Assembly of a common rail fuel injection test system is underway, and a CFD combustion model has been validated. An electrically assisted turbocharger has been constructed and operated, meeting the generator mode design rating. System characterization and optimization is ongoing. Candidate abradable seal materials have been identified and test coupons prepared. Locomotive system-related research addresses capturing, storing and utilizing regenerative braking energy in a hybrid locomotive, and fuel optimization control. Hybrid locomotive energy storage requirements have been identified and studies on specific energy storage solutions are in progress. Energy management controls have been defined and testing initiated. Train and track parameter identification necessary for fuel optimization has been demonstrated.

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

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    Tad McGeer

    1999-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  7. Single-magnet rotary flowmeter for liquid metals

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    Priede, J?nis; Gerbeth, Gunter

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the theory of single-magnet flowmeter for liquid metals and compare it with experimental results. The flowmeter consists of a freely rotating permanent magnet, which is magnetized perpendicularly to the axle it is mounted on. When such a magnet is placed close to a tube carrying liquid metal flow, it rotates so that the driving torque due to the eddy currents induced by the flow is balanced by the braking torque induced by the rotation itself. The equilibrium rotation rate depends directly on the flow rate but not on the electrical conductivity of the metal or the magnet strength. We obtain simple analytical solutions for the force and torque on slowly moving and rotating magnets due to eddy currents in a layer of infinite horizontal extent. The predicted equilibrium rotation rate for a dipole agrees well with the magnet rotation rate measured at a stainless steel duct with a liquid sodium flow.

  8. Collapse of magnetized hypermassive neutron stars in general relativity

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

    2005-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Hypermassive neutron stars (HMNSs) -- equilibrium configurations supported against collapse by rapid differential rotation -- are possible transient remnants of binary neutron star mergers. Using newly developed codes for magnetohydrodynamic simulations in dynamical spacetimes, we are able to track the evolution of a magnetized HMNS in full general relativity for the first time. We find that secular angular momentum transport due to magnetic braking and the magnetorotational instability results in the collapse of an HMNS to a rotating black hole, accompanied by a gravitational wave burst. The nascent black hole is surrounded by a hot, massive torus undergoing quasistationary accretion and a collimated magnetic field. This scenario suggests that HMNS collapse is a possible candidate for the central engine of short gamma-ray bursts.

  9. Magnetized Hypermassive Neutron Star Collapse: a candidate central engine for short-hard GRBs

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

    2007-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Hypermassive neutron stars (HMNSs) are equilibrium configurations supported against collapse by rapid differential rotation and likely form as transient remnants of binary neutron star mergers. Though HMNSs are dynamically stable, secular effects such as viscosity or magnetic fields tend to bring HMNSs into uniform rotation and thus lead to collapse. We simulate the evolution of magnetized HMNSs in axisymmetry using codes which solve the Einstein-Maxwell-MHD system of equations. We find that magnetic braking and the magnetorotational instability (MRI) both contribute to the eventual collapse of HMNSs to rotating black holes surrounded by massive, hot accretion tori and collimated magnetic fields. Such hot tori radiate strongly in neutrinos, and the resulting neutrino-antineutrino annihilation could power short-hard GRBs.

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

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

    2005-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Wind turbine rotor hub and teeter joint

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

    1994-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

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

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    Not Available

    1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  13. Method of calibrating clutches in transmissions

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    Bulgrien, G.H.

    1991-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a microprocessor controlling a shuttle shift transmission programmed to effect a calibration of the final drive clutches in the transmission so that the microprocessor can efficiently effect engagement of each respective clutch by applying the proper hydraulic pressure to cause proper engagement thereof. This method of calibrating the final drive clutches in the transmission includes braking the output shaft of the transmission so that any engagement of the selected final drive clutch being calibrated will cause a load to be applied to the engine. The hydraulic pressure is then incrementally increased until the engine RPM's decrease because of the load being placed on the engine. The value of this engagement hydraulic pressure is stored in the microprocessor for use when effecting engagement of the selected clutch during operation of the transmission. Service indicators are programmed into the microprocessor should the selected clutch not be capable of being calibrated.

  14. Wind turbine spoiler

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    Sullivan, William N. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Phases of holographic d-wave superconductor

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    Krikun, Alexander

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study different phases in the holographic model of d-wave superconductor. These are described by solutions to the classical equations of motion found in different ansatze. Apart from the known homogeneous d-wave superconducting phase we find three new solutions. Two of them represent two distinct families of the spatially modulated solutions, which realize the charge density wave phases in the dual theory. The third one is the new homogeneous phase with nonzero anapole moment. These phases are relevant to the physics of cuprate high-Tc superconductor in pseudogap region. While the d-wave phase preserves translation, parity and time reversal symmetry, the striped phases break translations spontaneously. Parity and time-reversal are preserved when combined with discrete half-periodic shift of the wave. In anapole phase translation symmetry is preserved, but parity and time reversal are spontaneously broken. All of the considered solutions brake the global $U(1)$. Thermodynamical treatment shows that in the s...

  16. Electric vehicle drive train with direct coupling transmission

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

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Electric vehicle drive train with direct coupling transmission

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

    1995-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Crutcher introduces new automatic welding system

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    Not Available

    1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Designed for pipe over 16 in. but suitable for smaller diameters if modified slightly, a new automatic welding system uses the metal inert gas process to weld the root bead from the outside with a specially designed backup ring that adapts to a standard internal pipe clamp, making internal welding unnecessary. Individual welding machines travel on flexible tracks that are positioned by a track-locating device; two machines are required at each welding station. Particularly applicable to lay-barge operations, the system consists of (1) a pipe-facing machine, (2) a diesel-driven hydraulic power unit, (3) a carriage track, (4) an air-driven, air-operated, simplified pipe clamp, and (5) a welding bug assembly consisting of a carriage with drive unit, welding head, oscillator, and wire spool mount with drag-brake assembly.

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

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    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

    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.

  20. The Crab glitches: incidence and cumulative effect

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    F. Graham Smith; C. Jordan

    2003-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The fourteen glitches observed during 33 years do not show the simple pattern expected from a relaxation oscillator. They may however be regarded as three major events separated by about 12 years, the third being a group of smaller glitches. There is a step increase in slowdown rate at each glitch, whose cumulative effect makes a significant contribution to the second differential nu-ddot. The braking index "n" has previously been evaluated only between glitches: the effect of the glitches is to reduce "n" from 2.51 to 2.45. This extra effect due to the glitches would be explained by an increase in dipole field at the fractional rate of 1.5x10^-5 per annum.