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HEV Fleet Testing - Summary Fact Sheet 2010 Toyota Prius  

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Toyota Prius VIN JTDKN3DU2A5010462 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 885 lbs Features:...

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PSU TOYOTA ELECTRIC VEHICLE PROGRAM POLICY JULY 2010  

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PSU TOYOTA ELECTRIC VEHICLE PROGRAM POLICY JULY 2010 Purpose: The University State University Toyota Electric Vehicle Program under which Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (Toyota Agreement PSU Toyota Electric Vehicle Program Procedures Manual for Individual Users Duration

Bertini, Robert L.

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Toyota | Open Energy Information  

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Sandia National Laboratories: Toyota  

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NIMH CRADAs Review and Approval Process  

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NIMH CRADAs Review and Approval Process Initiation · Principle Investigators (PIs) from both parties jointly develop a Research Plan (using NIH CRADA Subcommittee guidelines) and determine). · Collaborating party concurrently reviews CRADA boilerplate and contacts TDC with any questions or areas

Baker, Chris I.

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AVTA: 2012 Toyota Prius PHEV Downloadable Dynamometer Database...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Toyota Prius PHEV Downloadable Dynamometer Database Reports AVTA: 2012 Toyota Prius PHEV Downloadable Dynamometer Database Reports The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced...

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AVTA: Toyota Prius PHEV 2013 Testing Results  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a Toyota Prius PHEV 2013. Baseline and battery testing data collected at Argonne National Laboratory is available in summary and CSV form on the Argonne Downloadable Dynometer Database site (http://www.transportation.anl.gov/D3/2013_toyota_prius_phev.html). The reports for download here are based on research done at Idaho National Laboratory. Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing.

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Toyota Gen III Prius Hybrid Electric Vehicle Accelerated Testing...  

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HEV Accelerated Testing - September 2011 Two model year 2010 Toyota Generation III Prius hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) entered Accelerated testing during July 2009 in a fleet in...

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SOLAR BATTERY CHARGERS FOR NIMH BATTERIES1 Abstract -This paper proposes new solar battery  

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SOLAR BATTERY CHARGERS FOR NIMH BATTERIES1 Abstract - This paper proposes new solar battery chargers for NiMH batteries. Used with portable solar panels, existing charge control methods are shown of consumer portable solar arrays. These new arrays are lightweight, durable, and flexible and have been

Lehman, Brad

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HEV Fleet Testing - Summary Fact Sheet for 2010 Toyota Prius  

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

courts, law offices, and medical facilities on city streets and urban freeways. Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.8 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt...

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2010 Toyota Prius VIN 0462 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test...  

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5 2010 Toyota Prius VIN 0462 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results Tyler Gray Matthew Shirk January 2013 The Idaho National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy...

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2010 Toyota Prius VIN 6063 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test...  

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6 2010 Toyota Prius VIN 6063 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results Tyler Gray Matthew Shirk January 2013 The Idaho National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy...

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Development of Statistical Energy Analysis Tools for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing  

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Development of Statistical Energy Analysis Tools for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Duke University | Bass Connections in Energy IETC | May 21, 2014 Jason Chen, Robert Collins, Gary Gao, Daniel Schaffer, Jill Wu ESL-IE-14...-05-06 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20-23, 2014 Presentation Agenda ? Project introduction and goals ? Duke teams energy consumption models ? Analysis of Toyotas current consumption model ? Duke vs...

Chen, J; Collins, Ro.; Gao, G.; Schaffer, D.; Wu, J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AVTA: Toyota Prius Gen III HEV 2010 Testing Results  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following reports describe results of testing done on a 2010 Toyota Prius III hybrid-electric vehicle. Baseline data, which provides a point of comparison for the other test results, was collected at two different research laboratories. Baseline and other data collected at Idaho National Laboratory is in the attached documents. Baseline and battery testing data collected at Argonne National Laboratory is available in summary and CSV form on the Argonne Downloadable Dynometer Database site (http://www.transportation.anl.gov/D3/2010_toyota_prius.html). Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing.

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Evaluation of Range Estimates for Toyota FCHV-adv Under Open...  

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

verify driving ranges of >400 miles announced by Toyota for its new advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle (FCHV-adv) utilizing 70 MPa compressed hydrogen. To accomplish this,...

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Toyota Collaborates with the ALS and Molecular Foundry  

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AVTA: 2012 Toyota Prius PHEV Downloadable Dynamometer Database Reports |  

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AVTA: 2013 Toyota Prius PHEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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Evaluation of Range Estimates for Toyota FCHV-adv Under Open Road Driving Conditions  

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Evaluation to independently and objectively verify driving ranges of >400 miles announced by Toyota for its new advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle (FCHV-adv) utilizing 70 MPa compressed hydrogen.

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Visit to Toyota July 31, 1991 My host was Mr Y. Kuranaga, head of Development Div 1 of Information  

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with several companies such as Nihon Unisys to support and sell its CAD software to Toyota's vendors programming, and machining process planning. Toyota last made a clay model as primary design data input three-view sketches, converting them to 3D models and refining these, and making a 1/5th scale clay

Whitney, Daniel

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Evaluation of 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid Electric Drive System  

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The 2004 Toyota Prius is a hybrid automobile equipped with a gasoline engine and a battery- and generator-powered electric motor. Both of these motive-power sources are capable of providing mechanical-drive power for the vehicle. The engine can deliver a peak-power output of 57 kilowatts (kW) at 5000 revolutions per minute (rpm) while the motor can deliver a peak-power output of 50 kW over the speed range of 1200-1540 rpm. Together, this engine-motor combination has a specified peak-power output of 82 kW at a vehicle speed of 85 kilometers per hour (km/h). In operation, the 2004 Prius exhibits superior fuel economy compared to conventionally powered automobiles. To acquire knowledge and thereby improve understanding of the propulsion technology used in the 2004 Prius, a full range of design characterization studies were conducted to evaluate the electrical and mechanical characteristics of the 2004 Prius and its hybrid electric drive system. These characterization studies included (1) a design review, (2) a packaging and fabrication assessment, (3) bench-top electrical tests, (4) back-electromotive force (emf) and locked rotor tests, (5) loss tests, (6) thermal tests at elevated temperatures, and most recently (7) full-design-range performance testing in a controlled laboratory environment. This final test effectively mapped the electrical and thermal results for motor/inverter operation over the full range of speeds and shaft loads that these assemblies are designed for in the Prius vehicle operations. This testing was undertaken by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) program through its vehicle systems technologies subprogram. The thermal tests at elevated temperatures were conducted late in 2004, and this report does not discuss this testing in detail. The thermal tests explored the derating of the Prius motor design if operated at temperatures as high as is normally encountered in a vehicle engine. The continuous ratings at base speed (1200 rpm) with different coolant temperatures are projected from test data at 900 rpm. A separate, comprehensive report on this thermal control study is available [1].

Staunton, Robert H [ORNL; Ayers, Curtis William [ORNL; Chiasson, J. N. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Burress, Timothy A [ORNL; Marlino, Laura D [ORNL

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid Electric Drive System  

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The 2004 Toyota Prius is a hybrid automobile equipped with a gasoline engine and a battery- and generator-powered electric motor. Both of these motive-power sources are capable of providing mechanical-drive power for the vehicle. The engine can deliver a peak-power output of 57 kilowatts (kW) at 5000 revolutions per minute (rpm) while the motor can deliver a peak-power output of 50 kW over the speed range of 1200-1540 rpm. Together, this engine-motor combination has a specified peak-power output of 82 kW at a vehicle speed of 85 kilometers per hour (km/h). In operation, the 2004 Prius exhibits superior fuel economy compared to conventionally powered automobiles. To acquire knowledge and thereby improve understanding of the propulsion technology used in the 2004 Prius, a full range of design characterization studies were conducted to evaluate the electrical and mechanical characteristics of the 2004 Prius and its hybrid electric drive system. These characterization studies included (1) a design review, (2) a packaging and fabrication assessment, (3) bench-top electrical tests, (4) back-electromotive force (emf) and locked rotor tests, (5) loss tests, (6) thermal tests at elevated temperatures, and most recently (7) full-design-range performance testing in a controlled laboratory environment. This final test effectively mapped the electrical and thermal results for motor/inverter operation over the full range of speeds and shaft loads that these assemblies are designed for in the Prius vehicle operations. This testing was undertaken by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) program through its vehicle systems technologies subprogram. The thermal tests at elevated temperatures were conducted late in 2004, and this report does not discuss this testing in detail. The thermal tests explored the derating of the Prius motor design if operated at temperatures as high as is normally encountered in a vehicle engine. The continuous ratings at base speed (1200 rpm) with different coolant temperatures are projected from test data at 900 rpm. A separate, comprehensive report on this thermal control study is available [1].

Staunton, R.H.; Ayers, C.W.; Chiasson, J.N. (U Tennessee-Knoxville); Burress, B.A. (ORISE); Marlino, L.D.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on Toyota/Prius Motor Torque-Capability, Torque-Property, No-Load Back EMF, and Mechanical Losses  

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In today's hybrid vehicle market, the Toyota Prius drive system is currently considered the leader in electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing innovations. It is significant that in today's marketplace, Toyota is able to manufacture and sell the vehicle for a profit. This project's objective is to test the torque capability of the 2004 Prius motor and to analyze the torque properties relating to the rotor structure. The tested values of no-load back electromotive force (emf) and mechanical losses are also presented.

Hsu, J.S.

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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NORTH CAROLINA 2013-2014 CLEAN TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY DIRECTORY  

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and Propane (CNG/LPG) Heavy Duty Vehicles Diesel Retrofit Technologies Idle Reduction Technologies Motor Spark EV Fiat 500e Ford Focus Electric Honda Fit EV Nissan LEAF Tesla Model S Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Toyota RAV4 EV Via Motors VTRUX Note: some models are currently only available in certain markets

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NORTH CAROLINA 2013-2014 CLEAN TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY DIRECTORY  

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· Motor Oils · Conservation BIODIESEL Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from Spark EV Fiat 500e Ford Focus Electric Honda Fit EV Nissan LEAF Tesla Model S Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Toyota RAV4 EV Via Motors VTRUX Note: some models are currently only available in certain markets

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Field Operations Program, Toyota PRIUS Hybrid Electric Vehicle Performance Characterization Report  

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The U.S. Department of Energys Field Operations Program evaluates advanced technology vehicles in real-world applications and environments. Advanced technology vehicles include pure electric, hybrid electric, hydrogen, and other vehicles that use emerging technologies such as fuel cells. Information generated by the Program is targeted to fleet managers and others considering the deployment of advanced technology vehicles. As part of the above activities, the Field Operations Program has initiated the testing of the Toyota Prius hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), a technology increasingly being considered for use in fleet applications. This report describes the Pomona Loop testing of the Prius, providing not only initial operational and performance information, but also a better understanding of HEV testing issues. The Pomona Loop testing includes both Urban and Freeway drive cycles, each conducted at four operating scenarios that mix minimum and maximum payloads with different auxiliary (e.g., lights, air conditioning) load levels.

Francfort, James Edward; Nguyen, N.; Phung, J.; Smith, J.; Wehrey, M.

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 Toyota Prius VIN 6063 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), including testing the HEV batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of 160,000 miles of on road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2010 Toyota Prius HEV (VIN JTDKN3DU5A0006063). Battery testing was performed by the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation dba ECOtality North America. The Idaho National Laboratory and ECOtality North America collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tyler Gray; Matthew Shirk

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 Toyota Prius VIN 0462 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Program consists of vehicle, battery, and infrastructure testing on advanced technology related to transportation. The activity includes tests on hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), including testing the HEV batteries when both the vehicles and batteries are new and at the conclusion of 160,000 miles of on road fleet testing. This report documents battery testing performed for the 2010 Toyota Prius HEV (VIN: JTDKN3DU2A5010462). Battery testing was performed by the Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation dba ECOtality North America. The Idaho National Laboratory and ECOtality North America collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tyler Gray; Matthew Shirk

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid Electric Drive System Interim Report  

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Laboratory tests were conducted to evaluate the electrical and mechanical performance of the 2004 Toyota Prius and its hybrid electric drive system. As a hybrid vehicle, the 2004 Prius uses both a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine and a battery-powered electric motor as motive power sources. Innovative algorithms for combining these two power sources results in improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions compared to traditional automobiles. Initial objectives of the laboratory tests were to measure motor and generator back-electromotive force (emf) voltages and determine gearbox-related power losses over a specified range of shaft speeds and lubricating oil temperatures. Follow-on work will involve additional performance testing of the motor, generator, and inverter. Information contained in this interim report summarizes the test results obtained to date, describes preliminary conclusions and findings, and identifies additional areas for further study.

Ayers, C.W.

2004-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology and Cost of the Model Year (MY) 2007 Toyota Camry HEV Final Report  

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The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides research and development (R&D) support to the Department of Energy on issues related to the cost and performance of hybrid vehicles. ORNL frequently benchmarks its own research against commercially available hybrid components currently used in the market. In 2005 we completed a detailed review of the cost of the second generation Prius hybrid. This study examines the new 2007 Camry hybrid model for changes in technology and cost relative to the Prius. The work effort involved a detailed review of the Camry hybrid and the system control strategy to identify the hybrid components used in the drive train. Section 2 provides this review while Section 3 presents our detailed evaluation of the specific drive train components and their cost estimates. Section 3 also provides a summary of the total electrical drive train cost for the Camry hybrid vehicle and contrasts these estimates to the costs for the second generation Prius that we estimated in 2005. Most of the information on cost and performance were derived from meetings with the technical staff of Toyota, Nissan, and some key Tier I suppliers like Hitachi and Panasonic Electric Vehicle Energy (PEVE) and we thank these companies for their kind cooperation.

None

2007-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Technology and Cost of the MY 2007 toyota Camry HEV -- A Subcontract Report  

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The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides research and development (R&D) support to the Department of Energy on issues related to the cost and performance of hybrid vehicles. ORNL frequently benchmarks its own research against commercially available hybrid components currently used in the market. In 2005 we completed a detailed review of the cost of the second generation Prius hybrid. This study examines the new 2007 Camry hybrid model for changes in technology and cost relative to the Prius. The work effort involved a detailed review of the Camry hybrid and the system control strategy to identify the hybrid components used in the drive train. Section 2 provides this review while Section 3 presents our detailed evaluation of the specific drive train components and their cost estimates. Section 3 also provides a summary of the total electrical drive train cost for the Camry hybrid vehicle and contrasts these estimates to the costs for the second generation Prius that we estimated in 2005. Most of the information on cost and performance were derived from meetings with the technical staff of Toyota, Nissan, and some key Tier I suppliers like Hitachi and Panasonic Electric Vehicle Energy (PEVE) and we thank these companies for their kind cooperation.

Marlino, Laura D [ORNL

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Model year 2010 (Gen 3) Toyota Prius level 1 testing report.  

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As a part of the US Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA), a model year 2010 Toyota Prius (Generation 3) was procured by eTec (Phoenix, AZ) and sent to ANL's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility for the purposes of 'Level 1' testing in support of the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA). Data was acquired during testing using non-intrusive sensors, vehicle network connection, and facilities equipment (emissions and dynamometer data). Standard drive cycles, performance cycles, steady-state cycles and A/C usage cycles were conducted. Much of this data is openly available for download in ANL's Downloadable Dynamometer Database (D{sup 3}). The major results are shown here in this report. Given the preliminary nature of this assessment, the majority of the testing was done over standard regulatory cycles and seeks to obtain a general overview of how the vehicle performs. These cycles include the US FTP cycle (Urban) and Highway Fuel Economy Test cycle as well as the US06, a more aggressive supplemental regulatory cycle. Data collection for this testing was kept at a fairly high level and includes emissions and fuel measurements from the exhaust emissions bench, high-voltage and accessory current and voltage from a DC power analyzer, and minimal CAN bus data such as engine speed and pedal position. The following sections will seek to explain some of the basic operating characteristics of the MY2010 Prius over standard regulatory cycles.

Rask, E.; Duoba, M.; Lohse-Busch, H.; Bocci, D.; Energy Systems

2010-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Toyota Prius Plug-In HEV: A Plug-In Hybrid Electric Car in NREL's Advanced Technology Vehicle Fleet (Fact Sheet)  

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This fact sheet highlights the Toyota Prius plug-in HEV, a plug-in hybrid electric car in the advanced technology vehicle fleet at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In partnership with the University of Colorado, NREL uses the vehicle for grid-integration studies and for testing new hardware and charge-management algorithms. NREL's advanced technology vehicle fleet features promising technologies to increase efficiency and reduce emissions without sacrificing safety or comfort. The fleet serves as a technology showcase, helping visitors learn about innovative vehicles that are available today or are in development. Vehicles in the fleet are representative of current, advanced, prototype, and emerging technologies.

Not Available

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle End-Of-Life Testing On Honda Insights, Gen I Civics And Toyota Gen I Priuses  

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This technical report details the end-of-life fuel efficiency and battery testing on two model year 2001 Honda Insight hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), two model year 2003 Honda Civic HEVs, and two model year 2002 Toyota Prius HEVs. The end-of-life testing was conducted after each vehicle has been operated for approximately 160,000 miles. This testing was conducted by the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA). The AVTA is part of DOEs FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program. SAE J1634 fuel efficiency testing was performed on the six HEVs with the air conditioning (AC) on and off. The AC on and off test results are compared to new vehicle AC on and off fuel efficiencies for each HEV model. The six HEVs were all end-of-life tested using new-vehicle coast down coefficients. In addition, one of each HEV model was also subjected to fuel efficiency testing using coast down coefficients obtained when the vehicles completed 160,000 miles of fleet testing. Traction battery pack capacity and power tests were also performed on all six HEVs during the end-of-life testing in accordance with the FreedomCAR Battery Test Manual For Power-Assist Hybrid Electric Vehicles procedures. When using the new-vehicle coast down coefficients (Phase I testing), 11 of 12 HEV tests (each HEV was tested once with the AC on and once with the AC off) had increases in fuel efficiencies compared to the new vehicle test results. The end-of-life fuel efficiency tests using the end-of-life coast down coefficients (Phase II testing) show decreases in fuel economies in five of six tests (three with the AC on and three with it off). All six HEVs experienced decreases in battery capacities, with the two Insights having the highest remaining capacities and the two Priuses having the lowest remaining capacities. The AVTAs end-of-life testing activities discussed in this report were conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory; the AVTA testing partner Electric Transportation Applications, and by Exponent Failure Analysis Associates.

James Francfort; Donald Karner; Ryan Harkins; Joseph Tardiolo

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Leader : Kenji Esaki (Toyota Motor Corporation)  

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and Individualized Social Innovation Hub - The "Mobility Society" for the Elderly: Lead to an Active and Joyful

Takahashi, Ryo

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SRNSSTI200900446 Evaluation of Range Estimates for Toyota FCHVadv  

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1 , Donald Anton2 , Sam Sprik1 August 10, 2009 PTS05 of SRNS CRADA No. CR04003 1 National negotiations, a CRADA agreement, SRNS CRADA No. CR04003, was signed on May 6, 2009. Subsequently, on June 30

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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...

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Toyota Collaborates with the ALS and Molecular Foundry  

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6.3.1 to help them gain insight into the chemistry of electrolytes for use in magnesium-ion batteries. The hope is that the research eventually leads to a fully developed...

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Stresa, Italy, 25-27 April 2007 NI-MH BATTERY MODELLING FOR AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS  

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, to make comparisons and eventually for the simulations there is a need for a proper battery model and MEMS actuators use mobile power supplies to ensure energy for their operation. These are mostly and lower power consumption. Today even software developers have to take also the battery-aware system

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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LaNi{sub 5}-based metal hydride electrode in Ni-MH rechargeable cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An at least ternary metal alloy of the formula AB{sub (Z-Y)}X{sub (Y)} is disclosed. In this formula, A is selected from the rare earth elements, B is selected from the elements of Groups 8, 9, and 10 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and X includes at least one of the following: antimony, arsenic, germanium, tin or bismuth. Z is greater than or equal to 4.8 and less than or equal to 6.0. Y is greater than 0 and less than 1. Ternary or higher-order substitutions to the base AB{sub 5} alloys that form strong kinetic interactions with the predominant metals in the base metal hydride are used to form metal alloys with high structural integrity after multiple cycles of hydrogen sorption. 16 figs.

Bugga, R.V.; Fultz, B.; Bowman, R.; Surampudi, S.R.; Witham, C.K.; Hightower, A.

1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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An experimental and modeling study of isothermal charge/discharge behavior of commercial NiMH cells  

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is used to predict and compare various charge algorithms so as to provide guidelines for application and hybrid-electric vehicles. For clean transportation, Ni­MH battery is presently the most promising battery evolution reaction was coupled with main electro- chemical reactions on both electrodes. A sensitivity

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1600 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 22, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2007 Solar Battery Chargers for NiMH Batteries  

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1600 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 22, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2007 Solar Battery Chargers-controller of the proposed charger. Index Terms--Battery charger, maximum power point, solar. I. INTRODUCTION W of power [1] at 12 V. These new products make solar power available to hikers, campers, soldiers

Lehman, Brad

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NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs Supplement to Form NIH-1616-1 (Request for Publication and Speech  

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the research involve an author or co-author who had or has a CRADA or other research and development contract

Baker, Chris I.

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LaNi.sub.5 is-based metal hydride electrode in Ni-MH rechargeable cells  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An at least ternary metal alloy of the formula AB.sub.(Z-Y) X.sub.(Y) is disclosed. In this formula, A is selected from the rare earth elements, B is selected from the elements of Groups 8, 9, and 10 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, and X includes at least one of the following: antimony, arsenic, germanium, tin or bismuth. Z is greater than or equal to 4.8 and less than or equal to 6.0. Y is greater than 0 and less than 1. Ternary or higher-order substitutions to the base AB.sub.5 alloys that form strong kinetic interactions with the predominant metals in the base metal hydride are used to form metal alloys with high structural integrity after multiple cycles of hydrogen sorption.

Bugga, Ratnakumar V. (Arcadia, CA); Fultz, Brent (Pasadena, CA); Bowman, Robert (La Mesa, CA); Surampudi, Subra Rao (Glendora, CA); Witham, Charles K. (Pasadena, CA); Hightower, Adrian (Pasadena, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commitment is a Two-Way Street: Toyota, California and NUMMI  

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than doubled the risk of heart attack and stroke among olderPlant, Ordeal Included Heart Attacks, New York Times, Feb.Plant, Ordeal Included Heart Attacks, front page. Tom

Shaiken, Harley

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

Commitment is a Two-Way Street: Toyota, California and NUMMI  

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$465 Million Loan to Tesla Motors, press release, Jan. 21,$465 Million Loan to Tesla Motors, press release, Jan. 21,

Shaiken, Harley

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

47

Commitment is a Two-Way Street: Toyota, California and NUMMI  

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start a promising high-tech, green manufacturing future fora new green network of advanced manufacturing, research anda new green network of advanced manufacturing, research and

Shaiken, Harley

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

48

Commitment is a Two-Way Street: Toyota, California and NUMMI  

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www.autonews.com/section/datacenter Wards Motor Vehiclewww.autonews.com/section/datacenter California New Carwww.autonews.com/section/datacenter U.S. Census Bureau, U.S.

Shaiken, Harley

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

49

New York: EERE-Funded Project Used on Toyota Vehicles | Department of  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of EnergyEnergyENERGY TAXBalanced Scorecard Federal2EnergyDepartment of EnergyNew York State

50

SciTech Connect: Evaluation of the 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Syneregy Drive  

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51

Y-12 team garners efficiency best practices at Toyota's Kentucky plant |  

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52

AVTA: 2010 Toyota Prius Gen III HEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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

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53

Evaluation of Range Estimates for Toyota FCHV-adv Under Open Road Driving  

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

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54

Watch Energy Secretary Moniz Test Drive the Toyota Mirai | Department of  

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

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55

Energy, Appliances and Utilities Energy&Environment * EnergySTAR * Toyota PRIUS Myths, Facts, and Hype ...  

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below) Typical furnace: 1 therm/hr = 100000 BTU/hr = 29.3 kW(h) heating power Typical A/C unit: 3.5 ton therm = 100000 BTU = 29.307 kWhr 1 tonR = 12000 BTU/hr = 3.516 kW(c) cooling rate 1 SEER = (1 BTU)/Whr(e) = 1000 BTU/kWhr = 0.293 kWhr(c)/kWhr(e), i.e., (cooling)/(electrical) ratio What is SEER? How does

Kostic, Milivoje M.

56

Avi Karni,tr and Dov Sagi:): tLaboratory of Neuropsychology, N.I.M.H., N.I.H., Bethesda, MD  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

input (selec tivity; differential activation by the specific stimulus) and task demands (relevancy). Thus the conjecture is that the acquisition (learning) and retention (memory) of visual skills would. Karni and D. Sagi single-unit response properties, or as the product of a local neuronal assembly

Sagi, Dov

57

Double Planetary Gear (PG) power-split hybrid powertrains have been used in production vehicles from Toyota  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the challenging fuel economy standards set by the EU and US governments [1]. Hybrid and electric car sales.3% of the market, a significant increase from 2.2% market share in 2011[2]. 90% of the strong hybrid vehicle sales machines [4]. It is also possible to have parallel modes, series modes, pure EV modes and fixed-gear modes

Peng, Huei

58

Traveling the Road to Redemption: Toyota Motor Corporation's Rhetoric of Atonement As Response to the 2010 Recall Crisis  

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of environmental concern may be perceived as hypocritical by an audience when the same company downplays the negative environmental effects of an oil leak. The effect of a crisis then is that it demands responses that go beyond those used to maintain a favorable...

Jones, Virginia Bauer

2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

59

NREL, Clean Cities, and industry leaders join forces to create the first comprehensive online locator for electric vehicle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, including Chrysler, Fisker Automotive, Ford, Toyota, Tesla, Nissan, and General Motors. Software developers

60

Wideband mm-wave Compensated 90 Bends for Grounded Coplanar Waveguide and Microstrip Transmission Lines on Flexible LCP Substrates  

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Institute, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 *E-mail: arida

Tentzeris, Manos

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61

Engineering Structurally Configurable Models with Model Transformation  

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: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and Toyota. #12;Engineering Structurally

62

Testing the Role of Source Credibility on Memory for Inferences  

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affected vehicle sales. In January 2010, automobile manufacturer Toyota announced a recall on eight of their popular models due to faulty gas pedals. According to NPR (http://www.npr.org) after the recall was lifted, Toyota sales dropped 16%, even... on vehicles that were not affected by the recall. Some of Toyotas most faithful customers started purchasing Ford, General Motors, and Nissan vehicles, as can be seen by their increase in sales following the Toyota recall. There are other everyday...

Guillory, Jimmeka Joy

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

63

K. Toyota et al.: Photochemistry of VOCs and halogens in the MBL (Supplement) 1 A supplement to "A box model study on photochemical interactions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

/used in the present work. S1 C2H4 degradation initiated by Cl atoms The reaction between Cl atoms and C2H4 for UV-irradiated Cl2/C2H4/air mixtures have identified ClCH2CHO, ClCH2CH2OOH, and ClCH2CH2OH as main degradation products (Walling- ton et al., 1990; Yarwood et al., 1992). This implies that ClCH2CH2OO formed

Meskhidze, Nicholas

64

AVTA: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2013 Ford Fusion Energi2013 Ford C-Max Energi Fleet2013 Ford C-Max Energi2012 Chevrolet Volt2012 Toyota Prius2013 Toyota Prius2013 Chevrolet Volt2011 Chrysler Town & Country2010 Quantum...

65

www.cis.upenn.edu/grad/embedded.shtml Did you know  

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t th M t ' f S i i Potential Employers » Automotive: Toyota, Honda, GM, Tesla Motors, etc. » Aerospace

Plotkin, Joshua B.

66

Trust-Building in the Construction Project Delivery Process: A Relational Lookahead Tool for Managing Trust  

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.............................................................................................................. 182 Figure 41: Incivility Spiral ............................................................................................. 183 xv Figure 42: The 4P Model of the Toyota Way ................................................................ 216...

Smith, James Packer

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

A Timing Requirements-Aware Scratchpad Memory Allocation Scheme for a Precision Timed Architecture  

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, and the following companies: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and Toyota. #12;A Timing

68

Recycling Programs | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Germantown Paperclips Supply Stores. Batteries accepted for recycling are: Alkaline, Lithium Ion, Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel-Iron, and Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH). Toner...

69

E-Print Network 3.0 - atypical fumarylacetoacetase deficiency...  

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Supported by NIMH Source: Burgess, Greg - Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder Collection: Biology and Medicine 19 APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL...

70

National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health  

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National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health Department of Health and HumanNational Institute of Mental Health Division of Intramural Research Programs http://intramural.nimh.nih.gov/ [NIMH of Fellowship Training] National Institutes of Health National Institute of Mental Health Department of Health

Baker, Chris I.

71

Dynamics of multinational rivalry  

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?as the key to carry out global research is identified as a critical moderator of pair wise competitive tensions between MNEs. The competitive dynamics between Toyota and Honda could be quite different from those between Toyota and Volvo. The cultural... similarity may help Toyota and Honda clearly interpret each other?s competitive signals and therefore undertake fast competitive movements. CONTRIBUTION Overall, this dissertation contributes to the literature in the following three ways. First...

Yu, Tieying

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

72

An effective way to reduce residential construction waste: a case study in Texas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and eliminate waste. ? The Toyota Production System (TPS) is a combination of techniques developed at the Toyota Motor Company that focus on setup, lead time and lot size reduction and systematic ways to improve quality. ? Bill of Quantities is #1... (LC) is, we have first to understand what Lean Thinking is. The concept of Lean Thinking is based on the Toyota Production System, TPS, and was developed in a manufacture environment, more specifically, in the automobile industry (Picchi and Dos...

Castelo Branco, Cristiano Ribeiro

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

73

An effective way to reduce residential construction waste: a case study in Texas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and eliminate waste. The Toyota Production System (TPS) is a combination of techniques developed at the Toyota Motor Company that focus on setup, lead time and lot size reduction and systematic ways to improve quality. Bill of Quantities is #1... (LC) is, we have first to understand what Lean Thinking is. The concept of Lean Thinking is based on the Toyota Production System, TPS, and was developed in a manufacture environment, more specifically, in the automobile industry (Picchi and Dos...

Castelo Branco, Cristiano Ribeiro

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

74

Teaching lean construction: perspectives on theory and practice  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

required them to visit the glossary on the LCI website to identify all concepts addressed by the Airplane Game. In addition, within the first two weeks, he also introduced the Toyota Production System and Toyota Way principles (Liker 2003... of course readings introduced lean theory (the Toyota Way and value stream mapping) (Liker 2003), the transformation-flow-value (TFV) theory of production (Koskela 2000), and lean project delivery (definition, design, construction, and IPD). The second...

Tsao, Cynthia C. Y.; Azambuja, Marcelo; Hamzeh, Farook R.; Rybkowski, Zofia K.

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

75

Lean, Energy, and Savings: Energy Impacts of Lean Manufacturing  

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response to changing customer demand. This, in turn, can lead to high quality at the lowest cost in the shortest amount of time. Toyota Motor Corporation management took Lean concepts and developed a management philosophy called Toyota Production... in start-up time could also be adapted to estimating the energy-saving impacts of reducing or eliminating other types of waste. Looking back at the seven ?deadly? wastes identified by Toyota Motor Corporation, there are three wastes where...

Milward, R.; Gilless, C.; Brown, K.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

76

The Impact of Emerging Multinationals in the Global Spectrum  

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year Growth Comparison Key: -----------------Toyota Motor Company ------------------Ford Motor Co. ------------------Tata Motors Ltd ------------------General Motors Corp From Figure 1, it can be seen... that during the last five years, TTM has actually done better than both GM and Ford, and only second best to Toyota, though it had peaks where it outperformed Toyota as well. For its recent emergence in the NYSE, it can be seen that invest in Tata Motors...

Srinivasan, Divya

2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

77

851 S.W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 1100 Steve Crow 503-222-5161 Portland, Oregon 97204-1348 Executive Director 800-452-5161  

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, such as the Toyota Prius, plug-in hybrid cars run on electric power with a gasoline (or biofuel) engine backup

78

Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program  

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

Nissan * Outside Industry * OEM specific information, training and technical assistance - Tesla Motors Inc * Outside Industry * Collaborated on First Responder Training - Toyota *...

79

EV Community Readiness projects: Center for Transportation and...  

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

- Navistar - Nissan - Pat Murphy Electric - Proterra - Smith Electric - Southern Charge - Tesla - Thurso Power - Toyota - Trane - United Parcel Service - Via Motors - Wheego -...

80

Final Update on APBF-DEC EGR/DPF/SCR Demonstration Project at...  

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

R R Participating CompaniesOrganizations Participating CompaniesOrganizations Automobile: DaimlerChrysler Ford GM Toyota Engines: Caterpillar Cummins Detroit Diesel EMA...

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81

Secretary Chu's Remarks at the California Institute of Technology...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

computer tools with embedded energy analysis. It was the system integration of the automobile engine, transmission, brakes and battery that enabled Toyota to create the Prius....

82

Update on Progress of APBF-DEC EGR/DPF/SCR Demonstration Program...  

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

Participating CompaniesOrganizations Participating CompaniesOrganizations Automobile: DaimlerChrysler Ford GM Toyota Engines: Caterpillar Cummins Detroit Diesel EMA...

83

Microsoft Word - TM-2010-253 - 2010 Prius Report - 26 - Tim ...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

11 EVALUATION OF THE 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID SYNERGY DRIVE SYSTEM Prepared by: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Mitch Olszewski, Program Manager Submitted to: Energy Efficiency and...

84

Meeting the New CARB ZEV Mandate Requirements: Grid-Connected Hybrids and City EVs  

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EV designed to meet range and performance requirements SalesEV Energy Powercell Corporation Southern Cahforma Edtson Subaru Superfarad Svenska, AB Toyota Motor Sales

Burke, Andrew

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Innovation and Coordination at the Callifornia Fuel Cell Partnership  

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

a sustainable energy future, increasing energy efficiency and reducing or eliminating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Nissan VTA Audi UTCAC Transit Toyota Ford GM...

86

Global Minimum Cuts in Surface Embedded Graphs Jeff Erickson  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

contract no. DE-AC05-06OR23100. Portions of this work were done while this author was visiting Toyota

Erickson, Jeff

87

New York: EERE-Supported Catalyst Licensed for Use in Fuel Cell...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

economic, and institutional barriers to the widespread commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cells. Addthis Related Articles New York: EERE-Funded Project Used on Toyota Vehicles...

88

Symbolism and the Adoption of Fuel-Cell Vehicles  

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owner, who traded in his BMW for a Toyota Prius, struggledthan he used to drive his BMW during his first few months

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Disciplined Message Passing Edward A. Lee  

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Program, and the following companies: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and Toyota. #12;Disciplined Message Passing 2

90

ThreadedComposite: A Mechanism for Building Concurrent and Parallel Ptolemy II Models  

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: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and Toyota. #12;Threaded Program, and the following companies: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments

91

PTIDES: A Programming Model for Distributed Real-Time Embedded Systems  

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Program, and the following companies: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and the following companies: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and Toyota. expressed

92

Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-Molded Long-Carbon-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites - FY13 Fourth Quarterly Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This quarterly report summarizes the status of the project planning to obtain all the approvals required for a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Autodesk, Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America (Toyota), and Magna Exterior and Interiors Corporation (Magna). The final CRADA documents processed by PNNLs Legal Services were submitted to all the parties for signatures.

Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Simmons, Kevin L.

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

93

Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma Lean Six Sigma is a fundamental and comprehensive approach to solve at Toyota, and companies in other sectors that have followed Toyota's example, while Six Sigma evolved from, among others. This program will allow individuals with little or no knowledge of the Six Sigma or Lean

McGraw, Kevin J.

94

Research Training 22  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of CAE Activity in the Vehicle Development) CAE NV(Noise and vibration) CFD(Computational fluid / Denso / Nissan / Mitsubishi Motors / Mitsubishi Electronics / Toyota Central Research Lab. Group project (Fuel cell Lab., Crash Dummy Lab.) 2.Toyota Motors Co. (Car Production Line, Exhibition Hall ) 3

Takahashi, Ryo

95

Technological assessment and evaluation of high power batteries and their commercial values  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery technology has the potential to compete with the more matured Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery technology in the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) energy storage market as it has higher specific ...

Teo, Seh Kiat

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

HEV Fleet Testing - Summary Fact Sheet 2010 Ford Fusion vin#4757  

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

www.eere.energy.govinformationcenter Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 850 lbs Features:...

97

HEV Fleet Testing - Summary Fact Sheet for 2010 Ford Fusion  

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

Ford Fusion VIN 3FADP0L32AR194699 Vehicle Specifications Engine: 2.5 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 60 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt Positions: Five Payload: 850 lbs Features:...

98

HEV Fleet Testing - Summary Fact Sheet for 2010 Honda Insight  

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

courts, law offices, and medical facilities on city streets and urban freeways. Vehicle Specifications Engine: 1.3 L 4-cylinder Electric Motor: 10 kW Battery: NiMH Seatbelt...

99

Coordination, Complementarity and Understanding Scott Kelso's Invited Remarks at Neurocognitive Networks 2010, Boca  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of NIMH, we have held meetings on dynamical and computational neuroscience in Boca Raton since 1987 Networks 2010, Boca Raton, Florida, Jan 28-29, 2010 First I'd like to thank Steve Bressler and Craig

Bressler, Steven L.

100

1. MOST SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN POWER SOURCES Currently, Dr. Popov is professor at USC and Director of the Center for  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Research Novel high performance anode materials were developed for Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries and corrosion resistance. From this research one step electroless process was discovered for deposition of Ni

Popov, Branko N.

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101

Deformation and Failure in Stochastic Fibrous Networks: Scale, Dimension and Application  

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. In Fig. 1, microstructural evolution of an NiMH positive cell substrate is shown, in which a corrosion) contacting atomic force microscope image of negative substrates of the Panasonic CGP30486 lithium-ion battery

Sastry, Ann Marie

102

Design and control of a passively stabilized multimodal hopping robot  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

the spin rotor assembly, the batteries selected changed fromfactor 9 volt Lithium Polymer batteries to a matched pair ofof six 1.2 V subC NiMH batteries. These were placed along

Pantel, Erica

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Abstract--This paper outlines the design of an autonomous flying vehicle (AFV) for use in researching formation  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

with a full suite of integrated peripherals. Today, Nickel- Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries can source more predators and efficiently forage for food [6]. Both the Air Force and NASA have identified autonomous

Sukhatme, Gaurav S.

104

Are batteries ready for plug-in hybrid buyers?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Of the battery chemistries discussed, only Li-ion shows the2008) battery researchers continue to develop Li-ionbattery chemistries: nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion (Li-

Axsen, Jonn; Kurani, Kenneth S.; Burke, Andrew

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Are Batteries Ready for Plug-in Hybrid Buyers?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Of the battery chemistries discussed, only Li-ion shows the2008) battery researchers continue to develop Li-ionbattery chemistries: nickel- metal hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion (Li-

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Are Batteries Ready for Plug-in Hybrid Buyers?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Of the battery chemistries discussed, only Li-ion shows the2008) battery researchers continue to develop Li-ionbattery chemistries: nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion (Li-

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

alloys nifs-heats irradiated: Topics by E-print Network  

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the answer? How about the super alloy "gum" metal? Material Test Matrix Carbon-Carbon composite: Low-Z, low Toyota's "Gum Metal" : "Super" alloy exhibiting ultra-low elastic...

108

ELECTROCHEMICAL POWER FOR TRANSPORTATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

that is powered by an electric motor which is driven byPower module Reactor Electric motor Toyota EVlH electricdesign package including an electric motor and associated

Cairns, Elton J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS (as of February 9, 2012)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Efficiency and Renewable Technologies Jananne Sharpless ­ Member at Large Eileen Tutt ­ California Electric Transportation Coalition Justin Ward ­ California Fuel Cell Partnership (courtesy of Toyota Motor Corporation

110

NETL F 451.1/1-1, Categorical Exclusion Designation Form  

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

Electronics Int'l. EE Toyota OEPMPVTD FY14-15 1012013 to 9302015 John Tabacchi Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, MI Advanced Low-Cost SiC and GaN Wide Bandgap Inverters for...

111

Electromobility in Qubec: strengths and interests  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, Tesla, Toyota Substantial rebates for buying electric cars · « Roulez électrique »: up to $8 Electrical school bus: Design and production: Lion Bus Partners: CNTA (electric drivetrain), TM4 (motor

California at Davis, University of

112

E-Print Network 3.0 - activity plug-in hybrid Sample Search Results  

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

and Electric Vehicles 109 Chapter 5: The Impact of Distributed Summary: of a PHEV. Tesla Roadster Nissan Leaf GM Chevy Volt Toyota Plug-in Prius Type Battery Battery Plug-in...

113

A study in hybrid vehicle architectures : comparing efficiency and performance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This paper presents a comparison of performance and efficiencies for four vehicle power architectures; the internal combustion engine (ICE), the parallel hybrid (i.e. Toyota Prius), the serial hybrid (i.e. Chevrolet Volt), ...

Cotter, Gavin M

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Improving shop floor visualization and metrics  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Within the Technical Operations division of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, there is an aggressive vision to be the "Toyota" of the Pharma Industry by 2010. To accomplish this, PharmOps Switzerland has embraced operational ...

Lawler, Maureen E. (Maureen Elizabeth)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Advanced Vehicle Benchmarking of HEVs and PHEVs  

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

rd Qtr 2008 - 2010 Honda Insight: 3 rd Qtr 2009 - 2010 Toyota Prius: 4 th Qtr 2009 - 2010 Fusion Hybrid: 4 th Qtr 2009 - 2010 Saturn Vue Hybrid: 4 th Qtr 2009 PHEV Benchmarking -...

116

E-Print Network 3.0 - advanced hybrid vehicle Sample Search Results  

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

Saving Cash Toyota Supra HV-R Hybrid Race Car Trends: GM Natural Gas Vehicles See All Search Honda... Vehicles Search Our Inventory of Quality Used Hybrids, Research & more...

117

Lean Product Development: Making Waste Transparent  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Lean manufacturing developed by Toyota is a production philosophy that focuses on streamlining of value added activities and eliminating waste within the process with the goal to better meet customer demand. It constitutes ...

Bauch, Christoph

2004-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

118

Preliminary Agenda: High Temperature Membrane Working Group Meeting  

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

Renewable Energy Lab) and J. Garbak (U.S. Department of Energy) 10:40 777 Status of Research and Development for Fuel Cell Vehicle Application in Toyota Motor Corporation K....

119

Information technology (IT) as a mechanism to build trust and foster collaborative innovation in the buyer-supplier relationship  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

As companies attempt to remain competitive throughout increasing market forces, many firms develop key operational strategies to differentiate themselves. One method that many companies such as Amazon, Dell, and Toyota, ...

Hamilton, Matthew R. (Matthew Ryan)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Plug-In Demo Charges up Clean Cities Coalitions  

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Clean Cities Coordinators across the country highlight the benefits of plug-in hybrids and help collect valuable usage data as part of a demonstration project for the upcoming plug-in hybrid model of the Toyota Prius.

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Chinese and American University Students' Perceptions of Public Apologies  

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The purpose of this study was to examine Chinese and American students perceptions of public apologies issued by Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, and Akio Toyoda, the CEO of Toyota. The researcher conducted two independent studies by collecting...

Song, Si Chun

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

122

Development of a Pilot Study Simulation to Investigate the Impact of Target Costing on Team Dynamics and Design Aesthetics  

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Target costing is widely accepted across the automobile manufacturing industries such as the Toyota Corporation followed by other manufacturing companies such as Nissan, Chrysler, Boeing, Sony, etc. However, its use in the construction industry has...

Gottipati, Udaya Naidu

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

123

Development and Testing of Simulation (Game) to Illustrate Basic Principles of Integrated Project Delivery and Target Value Design: A First Run Study  

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: a. American Companies, especially GE, used VE in their product designs during World War II around 1940. b. Toyota adopted the VE model from the Americans and developed it into a profit planning tool called Target Costing during 1960. c...

Munankami, Manish 1972-

2012-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

124

Quality Improvement Practices in Academic Emergency Medicine: Perspectives from the Chairs  

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Lean/Toyota Production System Six Sigma PDCA Total QualityIs health care ready for Six Sigma quality? Milbank Q. DeanHarry M, Schroeder R. Six Sigma 2000; New York: Doubleday

DelliFraine, Jami L; Langabeer, James; King, Brent

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Transforming the Borders of Citizenship: Domestic Worker Organizing from the Ground Up  

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Toyota dealership , Sebastopol (the largest town in westof the world 24 . The Sebastopol City Council was the firstOh, you must be from Sebastopol! 25 I make all of these

Purtill, Maureen Gaddis

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

AVTA HEV, NEV, BEV and HICEV Demonstrations and Testing  

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Testing * 18 HEV models and 47 HEVs tested to date: Year Model Vehicles Testing Status 2001 Honda Insight 6 Completed 2002 Gen I Toyota Prius 6 Completed 2003 Gen I Honda...

127

Summary of Inventory Pilot Project March 1993 - December 1994  

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The Lean Aircraft Initiative began in the summer of 1992 as a quick look into the feasibility of applying manufacturing principles that had been pioneered in the automobile industry, most notably the Toyota Production ...

Ling, James

128

Fact #762: January 14, 2013 Sales from Introduction: Hybrid Vehicles...  

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14, 2013 Sales from Introduction: Hybrid Vehicles vs. Plug-in Vehicles The Toyota Prius hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) was first released in the U.S. market in January 2000 and...

129

Heterogeneous Concurrent Modeling and Design in Java (Volume 3: Ptolemy II Domains)  

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), the State of California Micro Program, and the following companies: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed, and the following companies: Agi- lent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and Toyota. A ·T H E

130

Heterogeneous Concurrent Modeling and Design in Java (Volume 1: Introduction to Ptolemy II)  

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: Agilent, Bosch, HSBC, Lockheed-Martin, National Instruments, and Toyota #12;PTOLEMY II HETEROGENEOUS (AFRL), the State of California Micro Program, and the following companies: Agi- lent, Bosch, HSBC

131

Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-Molded Long-Carbon-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites - FY13 Third Quarterly Report  

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This quarterly report summarizes the status for the project planning to obtain all the approvals required for a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Autodesk, Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America (Toyota), and Magna Exterior and Interiors Corporation (Magna). The CRADA documents have been processed by PNNL Legal Services that is also coordinating the revision effort with the industrial parties to address DOEs comments.

Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Simmons, Kevin L.

2013-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

132

MATERIAL R&D FOR HIGH-INTENSITY PROTON BEAM PROGRESS REPORT  

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MATERIAL R&D FOR HIGH-INTENSITY PROTON BEAM TARGETS PROGRESS REPORT Nick Simos, BNL May 5, 2006 #12-weaved Carbon-Carbon Composite · Toyota "Gum Metal" · Graphite (IG-43) · AlBeMet · Beryllium · Ti Alloy (6Al-4V of it put together in 6 weeks · 3D-weaved Carbon-Carbon Composite · 2D-weaved Carbon-Carbon · Toyota "Gum

McDonald, Kirk

133

Benchmarking Current Perceptions of General Contractors of Return on Investment on Affordable Rehabilitation Housing Projects: A Case Study in the State of Texas  

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................................................................................................................... 49 vii LIST OF FIGURES Page Figure 1.1 The Collaborative Improvement Engine of Lean ....................................... 4 Figure 1.2 The Toyota Production System... current state and recommend opportunities to improve it to a better future state as show in Figure 1.2. (Liker 2004). c. Facilitate a communication channel between general contractors and Corporation X. 5 Figure 1.2 The Toyota Production...

Diaz-Puentes, Pedro Augusto

2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

134

Building Information Modeling (BIM), Utilized During the Design and Construction Phase of a Project Has the Potential to Create a Valuable Asset in Its Own Right ('BIMASSET') at Handover that in Turn Enhances the Value of the Development  

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be drawn from the manufacturing industry. A similarity to the BIM collaboration process can be found in the Toyota Production System. A vehicle development system called the ?Obeya? system was developed for the Prius, which is now the new standard... for Toyota. The system serves two main purposes, which is information management and on the spot decision making. It enabled project participants to keep track of the project development schedule through the CAD terminals, schedules with checkpoints...

Patrick, R.; Munir, M.; Jeffrey, H.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Current status of environmental, health, and safety issues of nickel metal-hydride batteries for electric vehicles  

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This report identifies important environment, health, and safety issues associated with nickel metal-hydride (Ni-MH) batteries and assesses the need for further testing and analysis. Among the issues discussed are cell and battery safety, workplace health and safety, shipping requirements, and in-vehicle safety. The manufacture and recycling of Ni-MH batteries are also examined. This report also overviews the ``FH&S`` issues associated with other nickel-based electric vehicle batteries; it examines venting characteristics, toxicity of battery materials, and the status of spent batteries as a hazardous waste.

Corbus, D.; Hammel, C.J.; Mark, J.

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

ISEF 2007 -XIII International Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields in Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering  

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realized with a Ni-MH battery bank, a DC/DC converter, a DC motor, a speed reducer and a lead-screw device and afterwards an optimisation of the motor and speed reducer main dimensions and the battery voltage in order, and mainly the battery, DC motor and speed reducer weights, geometrical and physical relations have

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

137

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

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a small percentage of EV sales with the ZEV mandate). WithNow, a portion of the 10% EV sales mandate can be composedSales - High Produciton Volume Scenario Subcompact Vehicle Chassis Manufacturing Costs GM Ovonics Projection of Selling Prices of NiMH EV

Lipman, Timothy E.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Guidelines for Drafting Appendix B FINANCIAL AND STAFFING CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE PARTIES  

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the short or the detailed budget format, as appropriate for your CRADA) SHORT BUDGET: Collaborator will be providing $ "X" annually to support the activities of the CRADA including the purchasing of equipment "Z" FTEs* to work internally on the CRADA. NIMH will provide "ZZ" FTEs* to work internally

Baker, Chris I.

139

additive contents crada: Topics by E-print Network  

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additive contents crada 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 NIMH CRADAs Review and Approval...

140

BRAIN ATLASES AND REGISTRATION Arthur W. Toga and Paul Thompson  

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1 BRAIN ATLASES AND REGISTRATION Arthur W. Toga and Paul Thompson Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Dept. of Neurology, Division of Brain Mapping, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA A Book Chapter for: Handbook and Stroke and the National Institute of Mental Health (NINDS/NIMH NS38753), and by a Human Brain Project

Thompson, Paul

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141

Vehicle Manufacturing Futures in Transportation Life-cycle Assessment  

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Lead Acid, Ni-Mh, and Li-ion battery manufacturing isMh battery, HEV Page 4 of 10 with a Li-ion battery, PHEV20with a Li-ion battery, PHEV60 with a Li-ion battery, and

Chester, Mikhail; Horvath, Arpad

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Where Science becomes Business UF Tech Connect is housed and supported by the Office of Technology Licensing November 2009 Fall, Issue 1  

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of Technology Licensing Update November 2009 Fall, Issue 1 In This Issue Federal Grant Helps Create Florida to Assist with SBIR/STTR Proposals Xhale Awarded $1.7 Million NIH/NIMH SBIR Grant Nanotherapeutics Awarded $30.9 Million NIAID Contract Verenium and BP Announce Vercipia Biofuels AxoGen Announces U.S. Market

Wu, Dapeng Oliver

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avid Amaral wanted to watch the young brain take shape. He thought that studying post-mortem brains under the micro-  

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Joel Kleinman at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH their child has died, a time of inconsolable grief, and fetal brains are available only after an abortion community at large. One is run by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD

Nguyen, Danh

144

Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-Molded Long-Carbon-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites  

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This quarterly report summarizes the status for the project planning to complete all the legal and contract documents required for establishing the subcontracts needed and a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Autodesk, Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America (Toyota), and Magna Exterior and Interiors Corporation (Magna). During the second quarter (1/1/2013 to 3/31/2013), all the technical and legal documents for the subcontracts to Purdue University, University of Illinois, and PlastiComp, Inc. were completed. The revised CRADA documents were sent to DOE, Autodesk, Toyota, and Magna for technical and legal reviews. PNNL Legal Services contacted project partners Legal counterparts for completing legal documents for the project. A non-disclosure agreement was revised and sent to all the parties for reviews.

Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Simmons, Kevin L.

2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

145

Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-Molded Long-Carbon-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites - Quarterly Report  

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This quarterly report summarizes the status for the project planning to initiate all the legal and contract documents required for establishing the subcontracts needed and a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Autodesk, Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America (Toyota), and Magna Exterior and Interiors Corporation (Magna). During the first quarter (10/1/2012 to 12/31/2012), the statements of work (SOW) for the subcontracts to Purdue University, University of Illinois, and PlastiComp, Inc. were completed. A draft of the CRADA SOW was sent to Autodesk, Toyota, and Magna for technical and legal reviews. PNNL Legal Services contacted project partners Legal counterparts for preparing legal documents for the project. A non-disclosure agreement was drafted and sent to all the parties for reviews.

Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Simmons, Kevin L.

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

146

www.advantagealabama.com A l a b a m a  

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: International's line of vee engines, the MaxxForce 5, MaxxForce 7 and the 6.4-liter Power Stroke Diesel engine and Hyundai all operate vehicle assembly plants in Alabama. Toyota and International Diesel build engines Plants International Diesel of Alabama Location: Madison County Announced: 1999 Capital Investment: $350

Carver, Jeffrey C.

147

Making the Right Moves: Guiding Alpha-Expansion using Local Primal-Dual Gaps  

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Making the Right Moves: Guiding Alpha-Expansion using Local Primal-Dual Gaps Dhruv Batra Toyota@microsoft.com Abstract This paper presents a new adaptive graph-cut based move-making algorithm for energy minimization-space to search over. At each step, it tries to greedily find the move-space that will lead to biggest de- crease

Rajamani, Sriram K.

148

2nd High-Power Targetry Workshop MATERIAL IRRADIATION STUDIES  

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" materials or new composites may be able to meet some of the desired requirements: - new graphite grades - customized carbon-carbon composites - Super-alloys (gum metal, albemet, super-invar, etc.) While calculations affects bonding) · 3D Carbon-Carbon Composite · Toyota "Gum Metal" · Graphite (IG-43) · Al

McDonald, Kirk

149

Ultra-fast Object Recognition from Few Spikes  

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-01A1. Additional support was provided by: Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, and Toyota Motor Corporation. 1 #12;Primates can recognize and categorize objects as quickly as 200 ms after stimulus onset (1, 2). This remarkable ability underscores the high speed and efficiency of the object

Poggio, Tomaso

150

Project Sponsors:ADVANCED POWER & ENERGY www.apep.uci.edu  

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highway-ready hybrid electric fuel cell vehicle deployment in the nation (Dec. 2, 2002) · First fuel cell provided to Toyota GOALS · Promote awareness and acceptance of fuel cell vehicles · Analyze driver behavior The National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) has a long, proud relationship with hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Mease, Kenneth D.

151

California Energy Commission COMMITTEE DRAFT REPORT  

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and renewable fuels supports California's commitment to curb greenhouse gas emissions, reduce petroleum use the nearly exclusive use of petroleum fuels to a diverse portfolio of alternative fuels that meet petroleum Partnership (courtesy of Toyota Motor Corporation) ii #12;PREFACE The increased use of alternative

152

ConferenceConference Short CourseShort Course  

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) In recent decades, global-warming issues coupled with high oil prices, and p under concentrated light. P-14-11 Shallow Carrier Trap Levels in GaAsN Investigated by Photoluminescence- guchi, 1 Toyota Technological Inst. and 2 Univ. of Miyazaki (Japan) The shallow carrier trap levels

Hwang, Sung Woo

153

TRACKING THE ROUTES OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT ACROSS PROJECTS: A CROSS-CASES PERSPECTIVE  

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: automotive, medical devices, consumer goods, electronics, computers... A lot of attention has b regarding this features/products game. In the automotive industry, Toyota dedicated a new line of products different global automotive OEMs. We hal-00263136,version1-11Mar2008 Author manuscript, published

Boyer, Edmond

154

A Competitive Advantage Conveniently located minutes from Highway 401, the 38-acre Advanced  

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technology SMEs Premium Location · Access to Toronto, Detroit, seven universities and 30% of Canada. With ample room to grow and develop new technologies ­ particularly in the renewable energy industries nearby, including Hanwha, 3M Canada, Trojan Technologies, GDLS-C, Cami Automotive, Toyota

Denham, Graham

155

A CorridorCentric Approach to Planning Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure  

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and around the world ­ Plugin EV sales are expected o account for 0.3 percent of all cars sales by 2015. (Ohnishi, 2008) #12;Introduction · Why electric vehicles? ­ EV are energy efficient: with a welltowheel efficiency around 1.15 km/mJ, Evs are almost as twice as efficient as Toyota Prius (Romm, 2006). ­ Electric

Nagurney, Anna

156

Project Sponsors:ADVANCED POWER & ENERGY www.apep.uci.edu  

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Battery Battery Type: Lithium-ion Maximum EV Cruising Range: Approximately 13 miles HV Battery Recharging deployed to APEP from Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in 2011 in advance of the vehicle's commercial-only power. With a fully charged battery, it can travel a maximum of approximately 13 miles in EV mode. Once

Mease, Kenneth D.

157

Coordinate Dependence of Variability Analysis Dagmar Sternad1,2,3  

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of Research Excellence (CO19772), the Toyota Motor Company's Partner Robot Division, and the Eric P. and Evelyn E. Newman Fund. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision of shoulder and elbow) but much less variation of hand kinematics (Cartesian coordinates of the hand

Sternad, Dagmar

158

Deep subwavelength plasmonic waveguide switch in double graphene layer structure  

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Deep subwavelength plasmonic waveguide switch in double graphene layer structure Hideo Iizuka in double graphene layer structure Hideo Iizuka1,a) and Shanhui Fan2,b) 1 Toyota Central Research December 2013) Graphene provides excellent prospects of the dynamic tunability, low propagation loss

Fan, Shanhui

159

LowCostGHG ReductionCARB 3/03 Low-Cost and Near-Term Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction  

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manufacturers to focus on high fuel-economy cars. And Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid are wonderful, or oil resources. Nor would the anticipated 40 mpg Ford Escape hybrid in the "small SUV" class Cycle (UDC) for representative cars and light trucks.1 The horizontal axis shows measured emissions

Edwards, Paul N.

160

| | English | | | RSS | www.sciencenet.cn 2007-9-11 23:28:9  

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] "Do you go to office by bike or bus, or by hybrid car?" the reporter from SCIENCENET was the first and his wife Susan drive their hybrid car Prius when really needed. The so-called hybrid car means the car worldwide hybrid car produced by Toyota in Japan. Indeed, Prof. Zare has a high expectation on hybrid cars

Zare, Richard N.

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161

Nagoya University Description  

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is a friendly, bustling industrial port city, and is the site of Toyota HQ (whose plant you can visit to watch their amazing robot workforce). Don't miss the festivals at Atsuta-jing, one of the most important Shinto for a JASSO Scholarship. Apply Once you have completed the UoB online application and been allocated a space

Bristol, University of

162

The making and selling of an illusion: an examination of racial and gender diversity in post-civil rights U.S. corporations  

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and CEO of Toyota North America for making repeated unwanted sexual advances toward one of his assistants.6 More disturbing, however, is the lawsuit against Alarm One, a 300-employee company based in Anaheim, California, by a woman who alleged that she...

Embrick, David Geronimo Truc-Thanh

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

163

Thermal Efficiency Optimization for Industrial Power Plants Under Load Fluctuations Using Fuzzy Logic  

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-time monitoring, optimization and control of a hydroelectric generation complex. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol 3 No.2 Nov. 1988 p 1768-1783. (2] Nakamura H., Toyota Y., Kushihashi M., Uchida M., Optimal control of Thermal Power Plants. Journal...

Steffenhagan, W.; de Sam Lazaro, A.

164

The distribution of particulate aluminum in the Gulf of Mexico  

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of runoff water in the oceans. Toyota and Okabe (1967) reported vertical distri- butions of particulate aluminum ranging from 1-50 ug Al/L in samples from the Western North Pacific, Indian and Antarctic Oceans. , Stefansson and Atkinson (1969) used...

Feely, Richard Alan

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

A Literature Review on Value Stream Mapping with a Case Study of Applying Value Stream Mapping on Research Process  

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Value stream mapping is a lean manufacturing technique that originated from the Toyota Production System (TPS). It is used to analyze and design the flow of material and information required to bring a product or service to a consumer. This thesis...

Li, Xiaoqi

2014-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

166

Working Towards 100% Electronic Transactions on the Shop Floor  

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organizations are adopting (Toyota City in Japan and Buick City in Flint are showcase examples) is an approach that takes sup plier deliveries in two to four hour increments. There is no receiving department. They have taken a long assembly facility and put...

Terwilliger, M.

167

The inverter in a hybrid or fully  

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The inverter in a hybrid or fully electric vehicle, such as the Toyota Prius, supplies power from the batteries to the motor. Inverters used in this application are currently limited by their power new material devices under real operating conditions. A project with TRW and others is investigating

Davies, Christopher

168

Show menu | ScienceDaily home page RSS feeds | Free newsletter A UNH pigeon contemplates the shape of an  

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of an object on a video monitor in an experiment on the visual cues the birds use to identify objects. (Credit.Toyota.ca New: Your 2007 Horoscope 3-in-1: Love, Career, Power Days Check out your free Video Snapshot www for the visually impaired, in the same way that understanding visual processing in honeybees has led

Gosselin, Frdric

169

Pegasos: Primal Estimated sub-GrAdient SOlver for SVM Shai Shalev-Shwartz SHAIS@CS.HUJI.AC.IL  

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@GOOGLE.COM Google inc., Mountain View, USA and The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Nathan Srebro NATI@UCHICAGO.EDU Toyota Technological Institute, Chicago, USA Abstract We describe and analyze a simple and effec- tive be adapted to em- ploy non-linear kernels while working solely on the primal objective function. We

Srebro, Nathan

170

The Alma Mater Society of U.B.C. Vancouver November 7, 2012 PLACE: Council Chambers SUB Room 206  

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Oshan, Matt Parson, Alex Rebchuk, Christopher Roach, Phaidra Ruck, Eric Toyota, Kyle Warwick, Caroline Wong, Ling Zhang Against (2): Brian Kim, Sebastian Silley 3. MOVED TRISTAN MILLER, SECONDED IAN), Maria Cirstea, Justin Fernandes, Lise Gleasure, Michelle Ho, Montana Hunter, Anne Kessler, Brian Kim

Pulfrey, David L.

171

F2010-B-107 MODELING OF THE THS-II SERIES/PARALLEL POWER TRAIN AND  

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F2010-B-107 MODELING OF THE THS-II SERIES/PARALLEL POWER TRAIN AND ITS ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ­ Hybrid power train, power-split eCVT, rule-based control strategy, Toyota Hybrid System, driver the challenge of minimizing the consumption of the road transport. Although hybrid power train technologies did

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

172

Hybrid Vehicle Comparison Testing Using Ultracapacitor vs. Battery Energy Storage (Presentation)  

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With support from General Motors, NREL researchers converted and tested a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) with three energy storage configurations: a nickel metal-hydride battery and two ultracapacitor (Ucap) modules. They found that the HEV equipped with one Ucap module performed as well as or better than the HEV with a stock NiMH battery configuration. Thus, Ucaps could increase the market penetration and fuel savings of HEVs.

Gonder, J.; Pesaran, A.; Lustbader, J.; Tataria, H.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

2004 Fall GTAC Review:2004 Fall GTAC Review: A Monolithic, SelfA Monolithic, Self--Powered SystemPowered System--  

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Technology unbalance between IC fabrication and conventional battery technology (e.g., Li-ion, NiCd, NiMH) l-CapacitorMicro-Fuel Cell Thin-Film Li-ion Battery Li-ion or Li- polymer #12;GEDC Industry Advisory Board, October 2004 Application) l Single configuration: micro-fuel cell (t1); thin film Li-ion battery (t2) l Hybrid

Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

174

A SELF-POWERED, SELF-SUSTAINING SYSTEM-ON-CHIP (SOC) SOLUTION POWERED FROM HYBRID MICRO-FUEL CELLS  

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batteries (e.g., Li-ion, NiMH, NiCd, etc.). Therefore, integrating the battery with a power efficient system-on-ship (SOC) solution with fully integrated micro-fuel cell/thin-film lithium-ion battery hybrids. A power scheme is proposed whereby micro-fuel cells charge an in-package thin-film lithium-ion battery, which

Rincon-Mora, Gabriel A.

175

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE BATTERY  

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Electro Energy, Inc. conducted a research project to develop an energy efficient and environmentally friendly bipolar Ni-MH battery for distributed energy storage applications. Rechargeable batteries with long life and low cost potentially play a significant role by reducing electricity cost and pollution. A rechargeable battery functions as a reservoir for storage for electrical energy, carries energy for portable applications, or can provide peaking energy when a demand for electrical power exceeds primary generating capabilities.

LANDI, J.T.; PLIVELICH, R.F.

2006-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

176

Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-Molded Long-Carbon-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites - FY 2014 First Quarterly Report  

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The CRADA between PNNL, Autodesk, Toyota and Magna has been effective since October 28th, 2013. The whole team including CRADA and subcontract partners kicked off the project technically on November 1st, 2013. This report describes work performed during the first quarter of FY 2014. The following technical progresses have been made toward project milestones: 1) The project kickoff meeting was organized at PlastiComp, Inc. in Winona on November 13th, 2013 involving all the project partners. During this meeting the research plan and Gantt chart were discussed and refined. The coordination of the research activities among the partners was also discussed to ensure that the deliverables and timeline will be met. 2) Autodesk delivered a research version of ASMI to PNNL for process modeling using this tool under the project. PNNL installed this research version on a PNNL computer and tested it. Currently, PNNL is using ASMI to prepare the models for PlastiComp plaques. 3) PlastiComp has compounded long carbon-fiber reinforced polypropylene and polyamide 6,6 compounds for rheological and thermal characterization tests by the Autodesk laboratories in Melbourne, Australia. 4) Initial mold flow analysis was carried out by PlastiComp to confirm that the 3D complex part selected by Toyota as a representative automotive part is moldable. 5) Toyota, Magna, PlastiComp and PNNL finalized the planning for molding the Toyota 3D complex part. 6) Purdue University worked with PNNL to update and specify the test matrix for characterization of fiber length/orientation. 7) Purdue University developed tools to automate the data collection and analysis of fiber length and orientation measurements. 8) Purdue University designed and specified equipment to replace the need for equipment using the technology established by the University of Leeds at General Motors.

Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Sanborn, Scott E.; Simmons, Kevin L.; Mathur, Raj N.; Sangid, Michael D.; Jin, Xiaoshi; Costa, Franco; Gandhi, Umesh N.; Mori, Steven; Tucker III, Charles L.

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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HKS Design Green  

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? American Airlines Arena, Miami LEED EBOM Certification ? San Francisco Giants AT&T Park (MLB) LEED EBOM Silver ? Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon (NBA) LEED EBOM Gold ? Orlando Magic Arena Amway Center (NBA / AFL) LEED Gold ? Diamondbacks Chase Field... LEED EBOM Certification ? Houston Rockets Stadium LEED EBOM Silver ? Portland Trail Blazers- Rose Garden Arena LEED EBOM Gold ? Miami Heat- American Airlines Arena LEED EBOM Certified ? Houston Rockets Toyota Center, (NBA) LEED EBOM Silver LEED...

Sustainability Consulting Studio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

MATERIAL IRRADIATION STUDIES BNL AGS/BLIP/Hot Cell FACILITY  

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-going + upcoming) Carbon-Carbon composite GRAPHITE (IG-43) Titanium Ti-6Al-4V alloy Toyota "Gum Metal". VASCOMAX AlBeMet Nickel-Plated Aluminum Mechanical property changes Ductility loss Strength loss/gain Fracture toughness Rela tionship 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 0 10 20 30 40 50 (p se u d o ) S T R

McDonald, Kirk

179

Target Value Design: Applications to Newborn Intensive Care Units  

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teams are considering the transition from open-bay NICUs to single-family-room (SFR) units. This paper introduces the guiding principles behind target value design (TVD)a price-led design methodology that is gaining acceptance in healthcare facility... pioneers. A working knowledge of the TVD framework is important for integrating long-term value into a NICU facility. Lean Construction and the Emergence of Target Value Design Success principles that originated from the Toyota Production System, later...

Rybkowski, Zofia K.; Shepley, Mardelle McCuskey; Ballard, H. Glenn

2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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CRADA (AL-C-2009-02) Final Report: Phase I. Lanthanum-based Start Materials for Hydride Batteries  

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The purpose of Phase I of this work is to focus on developing a La-based start material for making nickel-metal (lanthanum)-hydride batteries based on our carbothermic-silicon process. The goal is to develop a protocol for the manufacture of (La{sub 1-x}R{sub x})(Ni{sub 1-y}M{sub y})(Si{sub z}), where R is a rare earth metal and M is a non-rare earth metal, to be utilized as the negative electrode in nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries.

Gschneidner, Jr., Karl [Ames Laboratory; Schmidt, Frederick [Ames Laboratory] [Ames Laboratory; Frerichs, A.E. [Ames Laboratory] [Ames Laboratory; Ament, Katherine A. [Ames Laboratory] [Ames Laboratory

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method Of Charging Maintenance-Free Nickel Metal Hydride Storage Cells  

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A method of charging an industrial maintenance-free Ni-MH storage cell, the method comprising in combination a first stage at a constant current I.sub.1 lying in the range I.sub.c /10 to I.sub.c /2, and a second stage at a constant current I.sub.2 lying in the range I.sub.c /50 to I.sub.c /10, the changeover from the first stage to the second stage taking place when the time derivative of the temperature reaches a threshold value which varies as a function of the temperature at the time of the changeover.

Berlureau, Thierry (Bordeaux, FR); Liska, Jean-Louis (Bordeaux, FR)

1999-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Algorithms for Stochastic Integer Programs Using Fenchel Cutting Planes  

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to solve. 6 Honda Toyota Ford Ridgeline Accord Fit Tundra Camry Yaris F350 Focus Fiesta Truck Sedan HB Truck Sedan HB Truck Sedan HB Weight (lbs) 6,050 3,216 2,496 6,800 3,190 2,295 9,900 2,097 3,620 Length (inches) 207 195 162 229 189 154 233 179 160...-stage problems have been 11 almost exclusively restricted to disjunctive cut-generation schemes. In [29], lift-and- project cutting planes approach based on the ideas from [12] is used to solve problems with F = {B,C};S = {B,C}. Cutting planes are used...

Venkatachalam, Saravanan

2014-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Demand Response Initiatives at CPS Energy  

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Demand Response Initiatives at CPS Energy Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference December 17, 2013 ESL-KT-13-12-53 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 CPSEs DR Program DR... than the military bases and Toyota combined. Schools & Universities contributed 6 MWs of Demand Response in 2013. 2013 DR Participants Trinity University - $5,654 Fort Sam ISD - $18,860 Judson ISD - $45,540 Alamo Colleges - $98,222 UTSA - $168...

Luna, R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracey Tuberville | Savannah River Ecology Laboratory  

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NREL: Transportation Research Home Page  

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NREL: Water Power Research Home Page  

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AVTA: 2013 BRP Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Testing Results | Department  

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AVTA: 2013 Chevrolet Malibu HEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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AVTA: 2013 Chevrolet Volt Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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AVTA: 2013 Ford C-MAX HEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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AVTA: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi Fleet PHEV Testing Results | Department of  

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AVTA: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi PHEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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AVTA: 2013 Ford Focus All-Electric Vehicle Testing Reports | Department of  

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AVTA: 2013 Ford Fusion Energi PHEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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AVTA: 2013 Honda Civic HEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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AVTA: 2013 Nissan Leaf All-Electric Vehicle Testing Reports | Department of  

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AVTA: 2013 Volkswagon Jetta TDI Diesel Testing Results | Department of  

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AVTA: 2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta HEV Testing Results | Department of Energy  

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AVTA: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Vehicle Testing Reports | Department of  

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AVTA: 2014 Smart Electric Drive Coupe All-Electric Vehicle Testing Reports  

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Sandia National Laboratories: Transporation Energy System Analysis  

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JV Task 112-Optimal Ethanol Blend-Level Investigation  

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Highway Fuel Economy Test (HWFET) and Federal Test Procedure 75 (FTP-75) tests were conducted on four 2007 model vehicles; a Chevrolet Impala flex-fuel and three non-flex-fuel vehicles: a Ford Fusion, a Toyota Camry, and a Chevrolet Impala. This investigation utilized a range of undenatured ethanol/Tier II gasoline blend levels from 0% to 85%. HWFET testing on ethanol blend levels of E20 in the flex fuel Chevrolet Impala and E30 in the non-flex-fuel Ford Fusion and Toyota Camry resulted in miles-per-gallon (mpg) fuel economy greater than Tier 2 gasoline, while E40 in the non-flex-fuel Chevrolet Impala resulted in an optimum mpg based on per-gallon fuel Btu content. Exhaust emission values for non-methane organic gases (NMOG), carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) obtained from both the FTP-75 and the HWFET driving cycles were at or below EPA Tier II, Light-Duty Vehicles, Bin 5 levels for all vehicles tested with one exception. The flex-fuel Chevrolet Impala exceeded the NMOG standard for the FTP-75 on E-20 and Tier II gasoline.

Richard Shockey; Ted Aulich; Bruce Jones; Gary Mead; Paul Steevens

2008-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Legacy Vehicle Fuel System Testing with Intermediate Ethanol Blends  

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The effects of E10 and E17 on legacy fuel system components from three common mid-1990s vintage vehicle models (Ford, GM, and Toyota) were studied. The fuel systems comprised a fuel sending unit with pump, a fuel rail and integrated pressure regulator, and the fuel injectors. The fuel system components were characterized and then installed and tested in sample aging test rigs to simulate the exposure and operation of the fuel system components in an operating vehicle. The fuel injectors were cycled with varying pulse widths during pump operation. Operational performance, such as fuel flow and pressure, was monitored during the aging tests. Both of the Toyota fuel pumps demonstrated some degradation in performance during testing. Six injectors were tested in each aging rig. The Ford and GM injectors showed little change over the aging tests. Overall, based on the results of both the fuel pump testing and the fuel injector testing, no major failures were observed that could be attributed to E17 exposure. The unknown fuel component histories add a large uncertainty to the aging tests. Acquiring fuel system components from operational legacy vehicles would reduce the uncertainty.

Davis, G. W.; Hoff, C. J.; Borton, Z.; Ratcliff, M. A.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Surface structure and electrochemical characteristics of Ti-V-Cr bcc-type solid solution alloys sintered with Ni  

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Ti-V-Cr bcc-type solid solution alloys can absorb a large amount of hydrogen and be applied to active materials of the negative electrode in Ni-MH batteries. However, because of the insolubility of Ni into these alloys, the electrochemical characteristics like discharge capacity and cycle life were poor. In order to increase the discharge capacity of hydrogen absorbing alloy electrodes, Ti-V-Cr bcc-type alloy powders were sintered with Ni in order to form Ni contained surface layer on the alloy surface. As sintering temperature rose up, the surface composition changed from TiNi to Ti{sub 2}Ni. TiNi surface layer showed better electrochemical characteristics. For the Ni adding method, Ni electroless plating was preferred because of good adhesion. As a result of optimized conditions, a discharge capacity of 570 mAh/g and an improvement of cycle life were achieved.

Tsuji, Yoichiro; Yamamoto, Osamu; Matsuda, Hiromu; Toyoguchi, Yoshinori

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel electrolyte chemistries for Mg-Ni rechargeable batteries.  

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Commercial hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) serve as means to reduce the nation's dependence on oil. Current electric vehicles use relatively heavy nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries. Li-ion rechargeable batteries have been developed extensively as the replacement; however, the high cost and safety concerns are still issues to be resolved before large-scale production. In this study, we propose a new highly conductive solid polymer electrolyte for Mg-Ni high electrochemical capacity batteries. The traditional corrosive alkaline aqueous electrolyte (KOH) is replaced with a dry polymer with conductivity on the order of 10{sup -2} S/cm, as measured by impedance spectroscopy. Several potential novel polymer and polymer composite candidates are presented with the best-performing electrolyte results for full cell testing and cycling.

Garcia-Diaz, Brenda (Savannah River National Laboratory); Kane, Marie; Au, Ming (Savannah River National Laboratory)

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction to energy storage with market analysis and outlook  

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At first, the rechargeable battery market in 2012 will be described by technology - lead acid, NiCd, NiMH, lithium ion - and application - portable electronics, power tools, e-bikes, automotive, energy storage. This will be followed by details of the lithium ion battery market value chain from the raw material to the final application. The lithium ion battery market of 2012 will be analyzed and split by applications, form factors and suppliers. There is also a focus on the cathode, anode, electrolyte and separator market included. This report will also give a forecast for the main trends and the market in 2020, 2025. To conclude, a forecast for the rechargeable battery market by application for 2025 will be presented. Since energy storage plays an important role for the growing Electric Vehicle (EV) market, this EV issue is closely considered throughout this analysis.

Schmid, Robert [Institut fr Experimentelle Physik, Technische Universitt Bergakademie Freiberg, Leipziger Strae 23, 09596 Freiberg (Germany); Pillot, Christophe [AVICENNE Energy, LITWIN Building, 10 rue Jean-Jaurs, La Dfense 11, Puteaux Cedex (France)

2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-molded Long-Carbon-Fiber Thermoplastic Composites - FY 2014 Third Quarterly Report  

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This report describes the technical progresses made during the third quarter of FY 2014: 1) Autodesk introduced the options for fiber inlet condition to the 3D solver. These options are already available in the mid-plane/dual domain solver. 2) Autodesk improved the accuracy of 3D fiber orientation calculation around the gate. 3) Autodesk received consultant services from Prof. C.L. Tucker at the University of Illinois on the implementation of the reduced order model for fiber length, and discussed with Prof. Tucker the methods to reduce memory usage. 4) PlastiComp delivered to PNNL center-gated and edge-fan-gated 20-wt% to 30-wt% LCF/PP and LCF/PA66 (7x7x1/8) plaques molded by the in-line direct injection molding (D-LFT) process. 5) PlastiComp molded ASTM tensile, flexural and impact bars under the same D-LFT processing conditions used for plaques for Certification of Assessment and ascertaining the resultant mechanical properties. 6) Purdue developed a new polishing routine, utilizing the automated polishing machine, to reduce fiber damage during surface preparation. 7) Purdue used a marker-based watershed segmentation routine, in conjunction with a hysteresis thresholding technique, for fiber segmentation during fiber orientation measurement. 8) Purdue validated Purdues fiber orientation measurement method using the previous fiber orientation data obtained from the Leeds machine and manually measured data by the University of Illinois. 9) PNNL conducted ASMI mid-plane analyses for a 30wt% LCF/PP plaque and compared the predicted fiber orientations with the measured data provided by Purdue University at the selected locations on this plaque. 10) PNNL put together the DOE 2014 Annual Merit Review (AMR) presentation with the team and presented it at the AMR meetings on June 17, 2014. 11) PNNL built ASMI dual domain models for the Toyota complex part and commenced mold filling analyses of the complex part with different wall thicknesses in order to support part molding. 12) Toyota and Magna discussed with PNNL on tool modification for molding the complex part. Toyota sent the CAD files of the complex part to PNNL to build ASMI models of the part for mold filling analysis to provide guidance to tooling and part molding.

Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Sanborn, Scott E.; Mathur, Raj N.; Sharma, Bhisham; Sangid, Michael D.; Wang, Jin; Jin, Xiaoshi; Costa, Franco; Gandhi, Umesh N.; Mori, Steven; Tucker III, Charles L.

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Wireless Power Transfer Development for Sustainable Campus Initiative  

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Wireless power transfer (WPT) is a convenient, safe, and autonomous means for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging that has seen rapid growth in recent years for stationary applications. WPT does not require bulky contacts, plugs, and wires, is not affected by dirt or weather conditions, and is as efficient as conventional charging systems. This study summarizes some of the recent Sustainable Campus Initiative activities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in WPT charging of an on-campus vehicle (a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle). Laboratory development of the WPT coils, high-frequency power inverter, and overall systems integration are discussed. Results cover the coil performance testing at different operating frequencies, airgaps, and misalignments. Some of the experimental results of insertion loss due to roadway surfacing materials in the air-gap are presented. Experimental lessons learned are also covered in this study.

Onar, Omer C [ORNL] [ORNL; Miller, John M [ORNL] [ORNL; Campbell, Steven L [ORNL] [ORNL; Coomer, Chester [ORNL] [ORNL; White, Cliff P [ORNL] [ORNL; Seiber, Larry Eugene [ORNL] [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The importance of vehicle costs, fuel prices, and fuel efficiency to HEV market success.  

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Toyota's introduction of a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) named ''Prius'' in Japan and Honda's proposed introduction of an HEV in the United States have generated considerable interest in the long-term viability of such fuel-efficient vehicles. A performance and cost projection model developed entirely at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is used here to estimate costs. ANL staff developed fuel economy estimates by extending conventional vehicle (CV) modeling done primarily under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Together, these estimates are employed to analyze dollar costs vs. benefits of two of many possible HEV technologies. We project incremental costs and fuel savings for a Prius-type low-performance hybrid (14.3 seconds zero to 60 mph acceleration, 260 time) and a higher-performance ''mild'' hybrid vehicle, or MHV (11 seconds 260 time). Each HEV is compared to a U.S. Toyota Corolla with automatic transmission (11 seconds 260 time). The base incremental retail price range, projected a decade hence, is $3,200-$3,750, before considering battery replacement cost. Historical data are analyzed to evaluate the effect of fuel price on consumer preferences for vehicle fuel economy, performance, and size. The relationship between fuel price, the level of change in fuel price, and consumer attitude toward higher fuel efficiency is also evaluated. A recent survey on the value of higher fuel efficiency is presented and U.S. commercial viability of the hybrids is evaluated using discount rates of 2090 and 870. Our analysis, with our current HEV cost estimates and current fuel savings estimates, implies that the U.S. market for such HEVS would be quite limited.

Santini, D. J.; Patterson, P. D.; Vyas, A. D.

1999-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Battery testing at Argonne National Laboratory  

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Argonne National Laboratory`s Analysis & Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) tests advanced batteries under simulated electric and hybrid vehicle operating conditions. The ADL facilities also include a post-test analysis laboratory to determine, in a protected atmosphere if needed, component compositional changes and failure mechanisms. The ADL provides a common basis for battery performance characterization and life evaluations with unbiased application of tests and analyses. The battery evaluations and post-test examinations help identify factors that limit system performance and life, and the most-promising R&D approaches for overcoming these limitations. Since 1991, performance characterizations and/or life evaluations have been conducted on eight battery technologies (Na/S, Li/S, Zn/Br, Ni/MH, Ni/Zn, Ni/Cd, Ni/Fe, and lead-acid). These evaluations were performed for the Department of Energy`s. Office of Transportation Technologies, Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Division (DOE/OTT/EHP), and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Transportation Program. The results obtained are discussed.

DeLuca, W.H.; Gillie, K.R.; Kulaga, J.E.; Smaga, J.A.; Tummillo, A.F.; Webster, C.E.

1993-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Battery testing at Argonne National Laboratory  

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Argonne National Laboratory's Analysis Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL) tests advanced batteries under simulated electric and hybrid vehicle operating conditions. The ADL facilities also include a post-test analysis laboratory to determine, in a protected atmosphere if needed, component compositional changes and failure mechanisms. The ADL provides a common basis for battery performance characterization and life evaluations with unbiased application of tests and analyses. The battery evaluations and post-test examinations help identify factors that limit system performance and life, and the most-promising R D approaches for overcoming these limitations. Since 1991, performance characterizations and/or life evaluations have been conducted on eight battery technologies (Na/S, Li/S, Zn/Br, Ni/MH, Ni/Zn, Ni/Cd, Ni/Fe, and lead-acid). These evaluations were performed for the Department of Energy's. Office of Transportation Technologies, Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Division (DOE/OTT/EHP), and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Transportation Program. The results obtained are discussed.

DeLuca, W.H.; Gillie, K.R.; Kulaga, J.E.; Smaga, J.A.; Tummillo, A.F.; Webster, C.E.

1993-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing Low-Energy, High-Power Energy Storage Alternatives in a Full-Hybrid Vehicle (Presentation)  

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Automakers have been mass producing hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) for well over a decade, and the technology has proven to be very effective at reducing per-vehicle gasoline use. However, the battery cost in HEVs contribute to higher incremental cost of HEVs (a few thousand dollars) than the cost of comparable conventional vehicles, which has limited HEV market penetration. Significant cost reductions/performance improvements to the energy storage system (ESS) can improve the vehicle-level cost vs. benefit relationship for HEVs. Such an improvement could lead to larger HEV market penetration and greater aggregate gasoline savings. After significant analysis by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) and Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Storage program suggested a new set of requirements for ESS for power-assist HEVs for cost reduction without impacting performance and fuel economy significantly. With support from DOE, NREL has developed an HEV test platform for in-vehicle performance and fuel economy validation testing of the hybrid system using such LEESS devices. This poster will describe development of the LEESS HEV test platform, and LEESS laboratory as well as in-vehicle evaluation results. The first LEESS technology tested was lithium-ion capacitors (LICs) - i.e., asymmetric electrochemical energy storage devices possessing one electrode with battery-type characteristics (lithiated graphite) and one with ultracapacitor-type characteristics (carbon). We will discuss the performance and fuel saving results with LIC with comparison with original NiMH battery.

Cosgrove, J.; Gonger, J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On-road evaluation of advanced hybrid electric vehicles over a wide range of ambient temperatures.  

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In recent years, Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV's) have become a production viable and effective mode of efficient transportation. HEV's can provide increased fuel economy over convention technology vehicle, but these advantages can be affected dramatically by wide variations in operating temperatures. The majority of data measured for benchmarking HEV technologies is generated from ambient test cell temperatures at 22 C. To investigate cold and hot temperature affects on HEV operation and efficiency, an on-road evaluation protocol is defined and conducted over a six month study at widely varying temperatures. Two test vehicles, the 2007 Toyota Camry HEV and 2005 Ford Escape HEV, were driven on a pre-defined urban driving route in ambient temperatures ranging from -14 C to 31 C. Results from the on-road evaluation were also compared and correlated to dynamometer testing of the same drive cycle. Results from this on-road evaluation show the battery power control limits and engine operation dramatically change with temperature. These changes decrease fuel economy by more than two times at -14 C as compared to 25 C. The two vehicles control battery temperature in different manners. The Escape HEV uses the air conditioning system to provide cool air to the batteries at high temperatures and is therefore able to maintain battery temperature to less than 33 C. The Camry HEV uses cabin air to cool the batteries. The observed maximum battery temperature was 44 C.

Carlson, R.; Duoba, M. J.; Bocci, D.; Lohse-Busch, H. (Energy Systems)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fleet and Baseline Performance Testing  

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The U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) conducts baseline performance and fleet testing of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). To date, the AVTA has completed baseline performance testing on seven HEV models and accumulated 1.4 million fleet testing miles on 26 HEVs. The HEV models tested or in testing include: Toyota Gen I and Gen II Prius, and Highlander; Honda Insight, Civic and Accord; Chevrolet Silverado; Ford Escape; and Lexus RX 400h. The baseline performance testing includes dynamometer and closed track testing to document the HEVs fuel economy (SAE J1634) and performance in a controlled environment. During fleet testing, two of each HEV model are driven to 160,000 miles per vehicle within 36 months, during which maintenance and repair events, and fuel use is recorded and used to compile life-cycle costs. At the conclusion of the 160,000 miles of fleet testing, the SAE J1634 tests are rerun and each HEV battery pack is tested. These AVTA testing activities are conducted by the Idaho National Laboratory, Electric Transportation Applications, and Exponent Failure Analysis Associates. This paper discusses the testing methods and results.

J. Francfort; D. Karner

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A wide bandgap silicon carbide (SiC) gate driver for high-temperature and high-voltage applications  

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Limitations of silicon (Si) based power electronic devices can be overcome with Silicon Carbide (SiC) because of its remarkable material properties. SiC is a wide bandgap semiconductor material with larger bandgap, lower leakage currents, higher breakdown electric field, and higher thermal conductivity, which promotes higher switching frequencies for high power applications, higher temperature operation, and results in higher power density devices relative to Si [1]. The proposed work is focused on design of a SiC gate driver to drive a SiC power MOSFET, on a Cree SiC process, with rise/fall times (less than 100 ns) suitable for 500 kHz to 1 MHz switching frequency applications. A process optimized gate driver topology design which is significantly different from generic Si circuit design is proposed. The ultimate goal of the project is to integrate this gate driver into a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) charger module. The application of this high frequency charger will result in lighter, smaller, cheaper, and a more efficient power electronics system.

Lamichhane, Ranjan [University of Arkansas; Ericson, Milton Nance [ORNL; Frank, Steven Shane [ORNL; BRITTONJr., CHARLES L. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Marlino, Laura D [ORNL; Mantooth, Alan [University of Arkansas; Francis, Matt [APEI, Inc.; Shepherd, Dr. Paul [University of Arkansas; Glover, Dr. Michael [University of Arkansas; Podar, Mircea [ORNL; Perez, M [University of Arkansas; Mcnutt, Tyler [APEI, Inc.; Whitaker, Mr. Bret [APEI, Inc.; Cole, Mr. Zach [APEI, Inc.

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

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

McCluskey, F. P.

2007-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasoline-fueled hybrid vs. conventional vehicle emissions and fuel economy.  

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This paper addresses the relative fuel economy and emissions behavior, both measured and modeled, of technically comparable, contemporary hybrid and conventional vehicles fueled by gasoline, in terms of different driving cycles. Criteria pollutants (hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides) are discussed, and the potential emissions benefits of designing hybrids for grid connection are briefly considered. In 1997, Toyota estimated that their grid-independent hybrid vehicle would obtain twice the fuel economy of a comparable conventional vehicle on the Japan 10/15 mode driving cycle. This initial result, as well as the fuel economy level (66 mpg), made its way into the U.S. press. Criteria emissions amounting to one-tenth of Japanese standards were cited, and some have interpreted these results to suggest that the grid-independent hybrid can reduce criteria emissions in the U.S. more sharply than can a conventional gasoline vehicle. This paper shows that the potential of contemporary grid-independent hybrid vehicle technology for reducing emissions and fuel consumption under U.S. driving conditions is less than some have inferred. The importance (and difficulty) of doing test and model assessments with comparable driving cycles, comparable emissions control technology, and comparable performance capabilities is emphasized. Compared with comparable-technology conventional vehicles, grid-independent hybrids appear to have no clear criteria pollutant benefits (or disbenefits). (Such benefits are clearly possible with grid-connectable hybrids operating in zero emissions mode.) However, significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., fuel consumption) are possible with hybrid vehicles when they are used to best advantage.

Anderson, J.; Bharathan, D.; He, J.; Plotkin, S.; Santini, D.; Vyas, A.

1999-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Lower-Energy Energy Storage System (LEESS) Evaluation in a Full-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) (Presentation)  

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The cost of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) (e.g., Toyota Prius or Ford Fusion Hybrid) remains several thousand dollars higher than the cost of comparable conventional vehicles, which has limited HEV market penetration. The battery energy storage device is typically the component with the greatest contribution toward this cost increment, so significant cost reductions/performance improvements to the energy storage system (ESS) can improve the vehicle-level cost-benefit relationship, which would in turn lead to larger HEV market penetration and greater aggregate fuel savings. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated with a United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) Workgroup to analyze trade-offs between vehicle fuel economy and reducing the minimum energy requirement for power-assist HEVs. NREL's analysis showed that significant fuel savings could still be delivered from an ESS with much lower energy storage than previous targets, which prompted the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) to issue a new set of lower-energy ESS (LEESS) targets that could be satisfied by a variety of technologies, including high-power batteries or ultracapacitors. NREL has developed an HEV test platform for in-vehicle performance and fuel economy validation testing of the hybrid system using such LEESS devices. This presentation describes development of the vehicle test platform and in-vehicle evaluation results using a lithium-ion capacitor ESS-an asymmetric electrochemical energy storage device possessing one electrode with battery-type characteristics (lithiated graphite) and one with ultracapacitor-type characteristics (carbon). Further efforts include testing other ultracapacitor technologies in the HEV test platform.

Cosgrove, J.; Gonder, J.; Pesaran, A.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Testing of an UltraBattery-Equipped Honda Civic Hybrid  

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The UltraBattery Retrofit Project DP1.8 and Carbon Enriched Project C3, performed by ECOtality North America (ECOtality) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), are established to demonstrate the suitability of advanced lead battery technology in hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs). A profile, termed the Simulated Honda Civic HEV Profile (SHCHEVP) has been developed in Project DP1.8 in order to provide reproducible laboratory evaluations of different battery types under real-world HEV conditions. The cycle is based on the Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule and Highway Fuel Economy Test cycles and simulates operation of a battery pack in a Honda Civic HEV. One pass through the SHCHEVP takes 2,140 seconds and simulates 17.7 miles of driving. A complete nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack was removed from a Honda Civic HEV and operated under SHCHEVP to validate the profile. The voltage behavior and energy balance of the battery during this operation was virtually the same as that displayed by the battery when in the Honda Civic operating on the dynamometer under the Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule and Highway Fuel Economy Test cycles, thus confirming the efficacy of the simulated profile. An important objective of the project has been to benchmark the performance of the UltraBatteries manufactured by both Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd., Japan (Furakawa) and East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. (East Penn). Accordingly, UltraBattery packs from both Furakawa and East Penn have been characterized under a range of conditions. Resistance measurements and capacity tests at various rates show that both battery types are very similar in performance. Both technologies, as well as a standard lead-acid module (included for baseline data), were evaluated under a simple HEV screening test. Both Furakawa and East Penn UltraBattery packs operated for over 32,000 HEV cycles, with minimal loss in performance; whereas the standard lead-acid unit experienced significant degradation after only 6,273 cycles. The high-carbon, ALABC battery manufactured in Project C3 also was tested under the advanced HEV schedule. Its performance was significantly better than the standard lead-acid unit, but was still inferior compared with the UltraBattery. The batteries supplied by Exide as part of the C3 Project performed well under the HEV screening test, especially at high temperatures. The results suggest that higher operating temperatures may improve the performance of lead-acid-based technologies operated under HEV conditionsit is recommended that life studies be conducted on these technologies under such conditions.

Sally (Xiaolei) Sun; Tyler Gray; Pattie Hovorka; Jeffrey Wishart; Donald Karner; James Francfort

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Close Look at Hybrid Vehicle Loyalty and Ownership  

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In a news release dated April 9, 2012, Polk stated that only 35% of hybrid owners bought a hybrid again when they returned to market in 2011. These findings were based on an internal study conducted by Polk. The study also indicated that if repurchase behavior among the high volume audience of Toyota Prius owners wasn t factored in; hybrid loyalty would drop to under 25%. This news release has generated a lot of interest and concern by the automobile industry as well as consumers, since it was published, and caused many to think about the idea of hybrid loyalty as well as factors that influence consumers. Most reactions to the 35% hybrid loyalty dealt with concerns of the viability of hybrid technology as part of the solution to address transportation energy challenges. This paper attempts to shed more light on Polk s hybrid loyalty study as well as explore several information sources concerning hybrid loyalty status. Specifically, major factors that might impact the selection and acquisition of hybrid vehicles are addressed. This includes investigating the associations between hybrid market shares and influencing factors like fuel price and hybrid incentives, as well as the availability of hybrid models and other highly fuel efficient vehicle options. This effort is not in-depth study, but rather a short study to see if Polk s claim could be validated. This study reveals that Polk s claim was rather misleading because its definition of loyalty was very narrow. This paper also suggests that Polk s analysis failed to account for some very important factors, raising the question of whether it is fair to compare a vehicle drive train option (which hybrids are) with a vehicle brand in terms of loyalty and also raises the question of whether hybrid loyalty is even a valid point to consider. This report maintains that Polk s study does not prove that hybrid owners were dissatisfied with their vehicles, which was a common theme among reporting news agencies when Polk initially released their findings. In this brief review, the team has looked at factors that might contribute to a consumer choosing to not purchase a hybrid; including the increase in manufacture s overall vehicle mpg and the percentage of the vehicle market owned by hybrids.

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PHEV-EV Charger Technology Assessment with an Emphasis on V2G Operation  

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More battery powered electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be introduced to the market in 2011 and beyond. Since these vehicles have large batteries that need to be charged from an external power source or directly from the grid, their batteries, charging circuits, charging stations/infrastructures, and grid interconnection issues are garnering more attention. This report summarizes information regarding the batteries used in PHEVs, different types of chargers, charging standards and circuits, and compares different topologies. Furthermore, it includes a list of vehicles that are going to be in the market soon with information on their charging and energy storage equipment. A summary of different standards governing charging circuits and charging stations concludes the report. There are several battery types that are available for PHEVs; however, the most popular ones have nickel metal hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion (Li-ion) chemistries. The former one is being used in current hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), but the latter will be used in most of the PHEVs and EVs due to higher energy densities and higher efficiencies. The chargers can be classified based on the circuit topologies (dedicated or integrated), location of the charger (either on or off the vehicle), connection (conductive, inductive/wireless, and mechanical), electrical waveform (direct current (dc) or alternating current (ac)), and the direction of power flow (unidirectional or bidirectional). The first PHEVs typically will have dedicated, on-board, unidirectional chargers that will have conductive connections to the charging stations or wall outlets and will be charged using either dc or ac. In the near future, bidirectional chargers might also be used in these vehicles once the benefits of practical vehicle to grid applications are realized. The terms charger and charging station cause terminology confusion. To prevent misunderstandings, a more descriptive term of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) is used instead of charging station. The charger is the power conversion equipment that connects the battery to the grid or another power source, while EVSE refers to external equipment between the grid or other power source and the vehicle. EVSE might include conductors, connectors, attachment plugs, microprocessors, energy measurement devices, transformers, etc. Presently, there are more than 40 companies that are producing EVSEs. There are several standards and codes regarding conductive and inductive chargers and EVSEs from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Underwriter Laboratories (UL), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the National Electric Code (NEC). The two main standards from SAE describe the requirements for conductive and inductive coupled chargers and the charging levels. For inductive coupled charging, three levels are specified: Level 1 (120 V and 12 A, single-phase), Level 2 (208 V-240 V and 32 A, single-phase), and Level 3 (208-600 V and 400 A, three-phase) . The standard for the conductive-coupled charger also has similar charging ratings for Levels 1 and 2, but it allows higher current ratings for Level 2 charging up to 80 A. Level 3 charging for this standard is still under development and considers dc charging instead of three-phase ac. More details in these areas and related references can be found in this Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) report on PHEV-EV charger technology assessment.

Kisacikoglu, Mithat C [ORNL; Bedir, Abdulkadir [ORNL; Ozpineci, Burak [ORNL; Tolbert, Leon M [ORNL

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fractional-Slot Surface Mounted PM Motors with Concentrated Windings for HEV Traction Drives  

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High-power density and efficiency resulting from elimination of rotor windings and reduced magnetic-flux losses have made the rare earth permanent magnet (PM) motor a leading candidate for the Department of Energy's Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVTs) traction drive motor. These traction drives are generally powered by radial-gap motors, having the magnets on or embedded in a rotating cylinder separated from the inside surface of a slotted cylindrical stator by an annular gap. The two main types of radial-gap PM rotors are those with magnets mounted on the surface of a supporting back iron, called PM surface mounted (PMSM) motors, and those with magnets mounted in slots in the rotor, called interior PM (IPM) motors. Most early PM motor research was on the PMSM motor, which was thought to have an inherently low stator inductance. A low stator inductance can lead to currents dangerously exceeding rated current as the back-emf across the inductance increases with speed; consequently, part of the attempted solution has been to increase the stator inductance to reduce the rate of current rise. Although analysis suggested that there should be no problem designing sufficiently high stator inductance into PMSMs, attempts to do so were often not successful and a motor design was sought that would have a higher intrinsic inductance. Commercial research at Toyota has focused on IPM motors because they can achieve a high-saliency ratio, which helps them operate over a high constant power speed ratio (CPSR), but they are more difficult to fabricate. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) position has been to continue research on brushless direct current (dc) motors (BDCMs) because of ease of fabrication and increased power output. Recently there has been a revival of interest in a fractional-slot PMSMs [15] made with concentrated windings because they possess three important features. First, they can increase the motor's inductance sufficiently to reduce the characteristic current to value of the rated current, which will enable them to operate at high CPSR. This feature also limits short-circuit fault currents. Second, their segmented structure simplifies assembly problems and is expected to reduce assembly costs. Third, the back-emf waveform is nearly sinusoidal with low cogging. To examine in depth this design ORNL entered into a collaborative agreement with the University of Wisconsin to build and test a 6 kW laboratory demonstration unit. Design, fabrication, and testing of the unit to 4000 rpm were completed during FY 2005. The motor will be sent to ORNL to explore ways to control its inverter to achieve higher efficiency during FY 2006. This paper first reviews the concept of characteristic current and what is meant by optimal flux weakening. It then discusses application of the fractional-slot concentrated winding technique to increase the d-axis inductance of a PMSM showing how this approach differs from an integral-slot motor with sinusoidal-distributed windings. This discussion is followed by a presentation of collaborative analyses and comparison with the University of Wisconsin's measured data on a 6 kW, 36-slot, 30-pole motor with concentrated windings. Finally ORNL presents a PMSM design with integral-slot windings that appears to meet the FreedomCAR Specifications, but has some disadvantages. Further collaboration with the University of Wisconsin is planned for FY 2006 to design a motor that meets FreedomCAR specifications.

Bailey, J.M.

2005-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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The California greenhouse gas initiative and its implications to the automotive industry  

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CAR undertook this investigation to better understand the costs and challenges of a local (state) regulation necessitating the implementation of alternative or advanced powertrain technology. CAR will attempt to add insight into the challenges that local regulations present to the automotive industry, and to contribute further to the discussion of how advanced powertrain technology may be used to meet such regulation. Any local law that (directly or indirectly) affects light duty motor vehicle fuel economy creates what in effect is a specialty market for powertrain technology. As such these small markets present significant challenges for automotive manufacturers. First, a small market with unique standards presents significant challenges to an industry that has sustained growth by relying on large volumes to achieve scale economies and deliver products at a cost acceptable to the consumer. Further, the challenges of the additional technology make it likely that any powertrain capable of meeting the stringent emissions standards will include costly additional components, and thus will be more costly to manufacture. It is likely that manufacturers would consider the following actions as steps to deliver products to meet the pending California regulatory requirements anticipated as a result of prior California legislation: (1) Substituting more fuel efficient vehicles: Bring in more efficient vehicles from global operations, while likely dropping existing domestic products. (2) Substituting powertrains: Add existing downsized engines (i.e. turbocharged versions, etc.) into California market-bound vehicles. (3) Powertrain enhancements: Add technology to current engine and transmission offerings to improve efficiency and reduce emissions. (4) Incorporating alternative powertrains into existing vehicle platforms: Develop a hybrid or other type of powertrain for an existing vehicle. (5) New powertrains and new platforms: Develop vehicles specifically intended to incorporate new powertrain technologies, materials and/or design (e.g. the General Motors EV1 or the Toyota Prius). These five actions represent the gamut from the least complicated solution to the most complex. They also generally represent the least expensive response to the most expensive. It is possible that the least expensive responses may be least likely to meet market demands while achieving required GHG emission limits. At the same time, the most expensive option may produce a vehicle that satisfies the GHG reduction requirements and meets some consumer requirements, but is far too costly to manufacture and sell profitably. The response of a manufacturer would certainly have to take market size, consumer acceptance, technology implication and cost, as well as internal capacities and constraints, into consideration. It is important to understand that individual companies may respond differently in the short term. However, it is probable that there would be a more consistent industry-wide response in the longer term. Options 1 and 2 present the simplest responses. A company may reach into its global portfolio to deliver vehicles that are more fuel-efficient. These vehicles are usually much smaller and significantly less powerful than current U.S. offerings. Industry respondents indicated that such a strategy may be possible but would likely be met with less than positive reaction from the buying public. A general estimate for the cost to homologize a vehicle--that is, to prepare an existing vehicle for entry into the United States provided all business conditions were met (reasonable product, capacity availability, etc.), would be approximately $50 million. Assuming an estimated cost for homologation to meet U.S. standards of $50 million and a 20,000 vehicle per year sales volume in California, the company would then incur a $2,500 per-vehicle cost to bring them into the market. A manufacturer may also choose to incorporate a more efficient powertrain into a vehicle already sold in the market. The costs associated with such a strategy would include reengineering

Smith, B. C.; Miller, R. T.; Center for Automotive Research

2006-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF A LOW FRICTION - HIGH EFFICIENCY ROLLER BEARING ENGINE  

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This Low Friction (High Efficiency Roller Bearing) Engine (LFE) report presents the work done by The Timken Company to conduct a technology demonstration of the benefits of replacing hydrodynamic bearings with roller bearings in the crankshaft and camshaft assemblies of an internal combustion engine for the purpose of collecting data sufficient to prove merit. The engines in the present study have been more extensively converted to roller bearings than any previous studies (40 needle roller bearings per engine) to gain understanding of the full potential of application of bearing technology. The project plan called for comparative testing of a production vehicle which was already respected for having demonstrated low engine friction levels with a rollerized version of that engine. Testing was to include industry standard tests for friction, emissions and fuel efficiency conducted on instrumented dynamometers. Additional tests for fuel efficiency, cold start resistance and other measures of performance were to be made in the actual vehicle. Comparative measurements of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), were planned, although any work to mitigate the suspected higher NVH level in the rollerized engine was beyond the scope of this project. Timken selected the Toyota Avalon with a 3.5L V-6 engine as the test vehicle. In an attempt to minimize cost and fabrication time, a made-from approach was proposed in which as many parts as possible would be used or modified from production parts to create the rollerized engine. Timken commissioned its test partner, FEV Engine Technology, to do a feasibility study in which they confirmed that using such an approach was possible to meet the required dimensional restrictions and tolerances. In designing the roller bearing systems for the crank and cam trains, Timken utilized as many production engine parts as possible. The crankshafts were produced from production line forgings, which use Timken steel, modified with special machining and heat treatment. Timken designed and manufactured all of the roller bearing related components such as the thrust bearing package. The production connecting rods and camshafts could not be used for the roller bearing engine, so new ones were produced according to the teams designs using Timken steel. The remaining miscellaneous components were designed and procured by FEV. Timken prepared a display version of the crankshaft portion of the production engine without connecting rods which could be driven by a motor through a cogged-belt and electrically actuated clutch arrangement. A modified version was also made in which the engine was outfitted with roller bearings on the main bearing positions. Preliminary tests showed that the rollerized engine was running with 1/3 less friction than the standard display engine. Additional friction testing and noise characterization was cut short because of shipping damage to the rollerized engine display and because of other project priorities. The team did successfully demonstrate the ability to package roller bearings satisfactorily in numerous locations in a typical automotive engine. The scope of this project did not include durability demonstration and that subject would have to be addressed in any follow-on work. In the actual test phase, the rollerized engine did show significantly less friction in motored dynamometer tests compared to its production equivalent. The 5-10% improvement measured in this study was about half that seen in other studies. However, the fired test results did not show a reduction in friction which did not match prior experience or expectations. Subsequent teardown and inspection of the rollerized engine revealed potential sources of excessive friction in the experimental application. These features would be eliminated in a design not based on modification of production parts. The team is confident (based on experience) that friction reduction would be realized with proper modifications.

Kolarik, Robert V. II; Shattuck, Charles W.; Copper, Anthony P.

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z