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Performance Characterization  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Performance characterization efforts within the SunShot Systems Integration activities focus on collaborations with U.S. solar companies to:

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Characterization...  

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

Characterization of Voltage Fade in Lithium-ion Cells with Layered Oxides Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Characterization of Voltage Fade in Lithium-ion Cells with...

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Performance optimization for unmanned vehicle systems  

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Technological advances in the area of unmanned vehicles are opening new possibilities for creating teams of vehicles performing complex missions with some degree of autonomy. Perhaps the most spectacular example of these ...

Le Ny, Jerome

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenges for the vehicle tester in characterizing hybrid electric vehicles  

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Many problems are associated with applying test methods, like the Federal Test Procedure (FTP), for HEVs. Although there has been considerable progress recently in the area of HEV test procedure development, many challenges are still unsolved. A major hurdle to overcoming the challenges of developing HEV test procedures is the lack of HEV designs available for vehicle testing. Argonne National Laboratory has tested hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) built by about 50 colleges and universities from 1994 to 1997 in annual vehicle engineering competitions sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). From this experience, the Laboratory has gathered information about the basics of HEV testing and issues important to successful characterization of HEVs. A collaboration between ANL and the Society of Automotive Engineer`s (SAE) HEV Test Procedure Task Force has helped guide the development of test protocols for their proposed procedures (draft SAE J1711) and test methods suited for DOE vehicle competitions. HEVs use an electrical energy storage device, which requires that HEV testing include more time and effort to deal with the effects of transient energy storage as the vehicle is operating in HEV mode. HEV operation with electric-only capability can be characterized by correcting the HEV mode data using results from electric-only operation. HEVs without electric-only capability require multiple tests conducted to form data correlations that enable the tester to find the result that corresponds to a zero net change in SOC. HEVs that operate with a net depletion of charge cannot be corrected for battery SOC and are characterized with emissions and fuel consumption results coupled with the electrical energy usage rate. 9 refs., 8 figs.

Duoba, M.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Performance of...  

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

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Performance of Biofuels and Biofuel Blends Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Performance of Biofuels and Biofuel Blends...

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Electronic Vehicle Identification: Industry Standards, Performance, and Privacy Issues  

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0-5217-P2 Electronic Vehicle Identification: Industry Standards, Performance, and Privacy Issues of existing and potential legislation, and issues in electronic vehicle registration are introduced functions. Keywords: Tolling, electronic vehicle identification, DSRC, standards, performance, electronic

Texas at Austin, University of

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Characterization of vehicle noise in Hong Kong  

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There is a common perception among residents of high?rise buildings facing expressways that noise emitted from moving vehicles would be dominated by tire/road interaction and at high?frequency regions. Local government officials believe that the impact on residents of low?frequency noise radiated from car engines would be insignificant especially after the corrections for the A?weighting scale are applied. This paper reports on an extensive survey and some in situ sound measurements. It was found that road noise in Hong Kong is dominated by low?frequency noise emitted from heavy vehicles in expressways and by low?frequency noise emitted from heavy and light vehicles driven at a speed below 50 km/h in streets. The measured data were characterized by using time?averaged 1/1 octave band analysis time?averaged 1/3 octave band analysis and time?frequency analysis. The Doppler effect was clearly observed at low?frequency regions in joint time?frequency distributions. It is suggested that the A?weighting scale would not reflect the true annoyance level of traffic noise. Noisiness should be used to quantify the annoyance caused by moving vehicles. A new noise model is proposed to give a realistic description of noise radiated from a moving vehicle.

W. T. Ng; M. M. F. Yuen; W. M. To

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - Cumulative (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles is building and deploying 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks that will be deployed by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the country.

Not Available

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Battery Thermal Characterization  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by NREL at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about battery thermal characterization.

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Material Characterization Of Rigid Foam Insulation For Aerospace Vehicles.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

?? There is a continuing need for improved rigid foam insulation, particularly for cryogenic storage aboard aerospace vehicles. The present work is a material characterization (more)

Barrios, Matt

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fleet and Baseline Performance Testing  

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Vehicle Fleet and Vehicle Fleet and Baseline Performance Testing James Francfort Idaho National Laboratory 2 Paper #2006-01-1267 Presentation Outline Background & goals Testing partners Baseline performance testing new HEVs Fleet testing (160k miles in 36 months) End-of-life testing (fuel economy & battery testing at 160k miles) WWW information location 3 Paper #2006-01-1267 Background Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) - part of DOE's FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program Goal - provide benchmark data for technology modeling, and research and development programs Idaho National Laboratory manages these activities, and performs data analysis and reporting activities 4 Paper #2006-01-1267 Testing Partners Qualified Vehicle Testers hElectric Transportation Applications (lead)

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Assessing current vehicle performance and simulating the performance of hydrogen and hybrid cars  

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A measure of the efficiency in transforming energy input into transport work is defined and applied to road vehicles as well as to sea, air and rail vehicles for passenger or freight transportation. The insight obtained with this measure is compared with the results of applying the conventional measure of kilometres per unit of energy for current fleets of vehicles. Then, simulation methods are used to assess the performance of fuel cell vehicles, electric vehicles and hybrids between the two. The latter are found to provide an optimum performance for a small, efficient passenger car.

Bent Srensen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles...  

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

Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - Gen2 - 2013 (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles is building and deploying 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks that will be deployed by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the country.

Not Available

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - Gen 2 - Cumulative (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles is building and deploying 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks that will be deployed by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the country.

Not Available

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - 1st Quarter 2014 (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles is building and deploying 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks that will be deployed by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the country.

Not Available

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimum Performance of Direct Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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simulation tool for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Journal ofeconomies of the direct hydrogen fuel cell vehicle withoutMaximizing Direct-Hydrogen Pem Fuel Cell Vehicle Efficiency-

Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas Mileage of 2008 Vehicles by Roush Performance  

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

8 Roush Performance Vehicles 8 Roush Performance Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 2008 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Regular Cab 2WD 8 cyl, 5.4 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 2008 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Regular Cab 2WD 11 City 13 Combined 15 Highway 2008 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Regular Cab 4WD 8 cyl, 5.4 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 2008 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Regular Cab 4WD 11 City 13 Combined 15 Highway 2008 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Super Cab 2WD 8 cyl, 5.4 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 2008 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Super Cab 2WD 11 City 13 Combined 15 Highway 2008 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Super Cab 4WD 8 cyl, 5.4 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 2008 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Super Cab 4WD 11

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Gas Mileage of 2007 Vehicles by Roush Performance  

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

7 Roush Performance Vehicles 7 Roush Performance Vehicles EPA MPG MODEL City Comb Hwy 2007 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Regular Cab 2WD 8 cyl, 5.4 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 2007 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Regular Cab 2WD 11 City 12 Combined 14 Highway 2007 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Regular Cab 4WD 8 cyl, 5.4 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 2007 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Regular Cab 4WD 11 City 12 Combined 14 Highway 2007 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Super Cab 2WD 8 cyl, 5.4 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 2007 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Super Cab 2WD 11 City 12 Combined 14 Highway 2007 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Super Cab 4WD 8 cyl, 5.4 L, Automatic 4-spd, Premium Gasoline Compare 2007 Roush Performance Stage 3 F150 Super Cab 4WD 11

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Improving the Performance of On-Road Vehicle Detection by Combining Gabor and Wavelet  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

from gray-scale images. A first step of any vehicle detection system is hypothesizing the loca- tions1 Improving the Performance of On-Road Vehicle Detection by Combining Gabor and Wavelet Features to the problem of vehicle detection. These methods learn the characteristics of the vehicle class from a set

Bebis, George

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Catalyst Characterization (Agreement ID:9130) Project ID:18519  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Cummins at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about catalyst characterization.

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Diagnostic Characterization of High-Power Lithium-Ion Batteries For Use in Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Diagnostic Characterization of High-Power Lithium-Ion Batteries For Use in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and electric vehicles due to their relatively high specific energy and specific power. The Advanced Technology of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) applications. The ATD Program is a joint effort

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Diagnostic Characterization of High Power Lithium-Ion Batteries for Use in Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Diagnostic Characterization of High Power Lithium-Ion Batteries for Use in Hybrid Electric Vehicles are a fast-growing technology that is attrac- tive for use in portable electronics and electric vehicles due electric vehicle HEV applications.c A baseline cell chemistry was identified as a carbon anode negative

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Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management Systems (VTMS) Analysis...  

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

Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration Characterization and Development of Advanced Heat Transfer Technologies...

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Optimum Performance of Direct Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell Vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

kW) Vehicle Mass (kg) Electric Motor (kW) Fuel Cell StackkW) Vehicle Mass (kg) Electric Motor (kW) Fuel Cell Stack

Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Vehicle Performance at McMurdo Station (Antarctica) and Comparison with McMurdo Station Conventional Vehicles  

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This report examines the performance of two electric vehicles (EVs) at McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo). The study examined the performance of two e-ride Industries EVs initially delivered to McMurdo on February 16, 2011, and compared their performance and fuel use with that of conventional vehicles that have a duty cycle similar to that of the EVs used at McMurdo.

Sears, T.; Lammert, M.; Colby, K.; Walter, R.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Navistar eStar Vehicle Performance Evaluation - Cumulative (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Navistar will build and deploy all-electric medium-duty trucks. The trucks will be deployed in diverse climates across the country.

Not Available

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exhaust particle characterization for lean and stoichiometric DI vehicles operating on ethanol-gasoline blends  

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Gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines can offer better fuel economy and higher performance over their port fuel-injected (PFI) counterparts, and are now appearing in increasingly more U.S. and European vehicles. Small displacement, turbocharged GDI engines are replacing large displacement engines, particularly in light-duty trucks and sport utility vehicles, in order for manufacturers to meet the U.S. fuel economy standards for 2016. Furthermore, lean-burn GDI engines can offer even higher fuel economy than stoichiometric GDI engines and have overcome challenges associated with cost-effective aftertreatment for NOx control. Along with changes in gasoline engine technology, fuel composition may increase in ethanol content beyond the current 10% due to the recent EPA waiver allowing 15% ethanol. In addition, the Renewable Fuels Standard passed as part of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) mandates the use of biofuels in upcoming years. GDI engines are of environmental concern due to their high particulate matter (PM) emissions relative to port-fuel injected (PFI) gasoline vehicles; widespread market penetration of GDI vehicles may result in additional PM from mobile sources at a time when the diesel contribution is declining. In this study, we characterized particulate emissions from a European certified lean-burn GDI vehicle operating on ethanol-gasoline blends. Particle mass and particle number concentration emissions were measured for the Federal Test Procedure urban driving cycle (FTP 75) and the more aggressive US06 driving cycle. Particle number-size distributions and organic to elemental carbon ratios (OC/EC) were measured for 30 MPH and 80 MPH steady-state operation. In addition, particle number concentration was measured during wide open throttle accelerations (WOTs) and gradual accelerations representative of the FTP 75. Fuels included certification gasoline and 10% (E10) and 20% (E20) ethanol blends from the same supplier. The particle mass emissions were approximately 3 and 7 mg/mile for the FTP75 and US06, respectively, with lower emissions for the ethanol blends. The data are compared to a previous study on a U.S.-legal stoichiometric GDI vehicle operating on the same ethanol blends. The lean-burn GDI vehicle emitted a higher number of particles, but had an overall smaller average size. Particle number per mile decreased with increasing ethanol content for the transient tests. For the 30 and 80 mph tests, particle number concentration decreased with increasing ethanol content, although the shape of the particle size distribution remained the same. Engine-out OC/EC ratios were highest for the stoichiometric GDI vehicle with E20, but tailpipe OC/EC ratios were similar for all vehicles.

Storey, John Morse [ORNL] [ORNL; Barone, Teresa L [ORNL] [ORNL; Thomas, John F [ORNL] [ORNL; Huff, Shean P [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimum Performance of Direct Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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with the simple load following strategy (non-hybridizeda Direct-Hydrogen, Load-Following Fuel Cell Vehicle, SAE

Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles: How They Perform in the Real World | Department  

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

Hybrid Electric Vehicles: How They Perform in the Real World Hybrid Electric Vehicles: How They Perform in the Real World Hybrid Electric Vehicles: How They Perform in the Real World October 5, 2009 - 11:27am Addthis John Lippert One advantage of working on a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) support team is that I'm exposed to the impressive work DOE is doing to develop and promote advanced energy technologies. I'm particularly impressed with the data DOE has gathered as part of the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) on many of the makes and models of hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) commercially available in the United States. The AVTA works with government, commercial, and industry fleets to measure real-world vehicle performance of production and pre-production advanced technology vehicles and makes this information available to fleets and the general public.

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Monitoring System for Testing the Performance of an Electric Vehicle Using Ultracapacitors  

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Monitoring System for Testing the Performance of an Electric Vehicle Using Ultracapacitors Juan W. Dixon, Micah Ortúzar and Jorge Moreno Abstract A monitoring system for an Electric Vehicle, which uses of ultracapacitors in combination with batteries in electric vehicles. The efficiency gain is being monitored

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

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GPS-FREE TERRAIN-BASED VEHICLE TRACKING PERFORMANCE AS A FUNCTION OF INERTIAL SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS  

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, the vehicle tracking performance of these algorithms using low-cost inertial sensors with inferior low-cost inertial sensors with inferior specifications are used. However, the precision of vehicle. The results also indicate that as sensor cost increases, the variance in vehicle tracking error asymptotically

Brennan, Sean

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Arterial Travel Time Estimation Based On Vehicle Re-Identification Using Magnetic Sensors: Performance Analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

: the arterial travel time estimation system is summarized in Section II. The test site and vehicle detection are explained in Section IV. An analysis of the ground truth and the vehicle detection system data is presented City (Figure 1). The performance of the original system and the system with the modified vehicle re

Horowitz, Roberto

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Characterization of Catalysts Microstructures  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

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Characterizing Test Methods and Emissions Reduction Performance...  

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

Test Methods and Emissions Reduction Performance of In-Use Diesel Retrofit Technologies from the National Clean Diesel Campaign Characterizing Test Methods and Emissions Reduction...

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Low Temperature Performance Characterization & Modeling | Department...  

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

Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. esp04jansen.pdf More Documents & Publications Low Temperature Performance Characterization...

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Low Temperature Performance Characterization | Department of...  

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

"Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland. merit08jansen2.pdf More Documents & Publications Low Temperature Performance Characterization &...

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Using Gasoline, Diesel, and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles, Characterize the Significance of Lube  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Using Gasoline, Diesel, and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles, Characterize the Significance from natural gas vehicles will help in the development of PM mitigation technologies. This in turn emissions beyond applicable standards, and that benefit natural gas ratepayers (Public Resources Code 25620

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Electrochemical Performance Testing  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about electrochemical...

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A Review of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Performance and Policy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

A Review of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Performance and Policy A Review of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Performance and Policy Options in the United States: Final Report Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: A Review of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Performance and Policy Options in the United States: Final Report Focus Area: Vehicle Distance Traveled Reduction Topics: Best Practices Website: ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop09029/index.htm Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/review-high-occupancy-vehicle-hov-lan Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation This report provides an assessment of performance of existing high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane facilities in the United States and explores policy alternatives and effects related to conversion of existing HOV lanes

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Sample Performance Characterization Report Template  

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October 2000 October 2000 AQMD CONTRACT #00192 Project Number: TC-00-0101 Report Number: TC-00-0101-TR01 Electric Vehicle Technical Center Prepared by: Ricardo Solares Juan C. Argueta Charles J. Kim (EMF Tests) Brian Thorson (EMF Tests) Southern California Edison October 31, 2000 Page i DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES This report was prepared by the Electric Transportation Division of Southern California Edison, a subsidiary of Edison International. Neither the Electric Transportation Division of Southern California Edison, Southern California Edison, Edison International, nor any person working for or on behalf of any of them makes any warranty or representation, express or implied, (i) with respect to the use of any information, product, process or procedure discussed in this report, including

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Performance of digital pheromones for swarming vehicle control  

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The use of digital pheromones for controlling and coordinating swarms of unmanned vehicles is studied under various conditions to determine their effectiveness in multiple military scenarios. The study demonstrates the effectiveness of these pheromone ... Keywords: autonomous vehicles, multiagent, pheromone control, swarming

John A. Sauter; Robert Matthews; H. Van Dyke Parunak; Sven A. Brueckner

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The robustness of dynamic vehicle performance to spot weld failures  

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Spot welds are the dominant joining method in the vehicle assembly process. As the automated assembly process is not perfect, some spot welds may be absent when the vehicle leaves the assembly line. Furthermore, spot welds are highly susceptible to fatigue, ... Keywords: Failure, Fatigue, Finite element analysis, Robustness, Spot welds, Structural dynamics

S. Donders; M. Brughmans; L. Hermans; C. Liefooghe; H. Van der Auweraer; W. Desmet

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating the Mobility of Light Autonomous Tracked Vehicles Using a High Performance Computing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Investigating the Mobility of Light Autonomous Tracked Vehicles Using a High Performance Computing limiting the scope and impact of high performance computing (HPC). This scenario is rapidly changing due

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Optimum Performance of Direct Hydrogen Hybrid Fuel Cell Vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1] D.J. Friedman etc. , PEM Fuel Cell System Optimization,Pressure Operation of PEM Fuel Cell Systems, SAE 2001, 2001-Maximizing Direct-Hydrogen Pem Fuel Cell Vehicle Efficiency-

Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and vehicle performance analysis of Earth and lunar hoppers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Planetary hoppers-vehicles which travel over the surface as opposed to on it-offer significant advantages over existing rovers. Above all, they are able to travel quickly and can overcome terrain obstacles such as boulders ...

Middleton, Akil J

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2013: A High-Performance PHEV Battery Pack  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by LG Chem at 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about a high-performance battery pack the company is researching for plug-in electric vehicles.

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Characterization of Voltage Fade in Lithium-ion Cells with Layered Oxides  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Argonne National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about characterization...

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Performance Characteristics of the First, State-of-the-art Electric Vehicle Implemented in Chile  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

is presented. The vehicle uses a high specific power brushless dc motor, high performance switching power for the large amount of Diesel and gasoline propelled ICE. In Santiago there are more than 12,000 buses

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Performance DC Bus Film Capacitor  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by GE Global Research at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high performance DC bus...

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High-Performance Thermoelectric Devices Based on Abundant Silicide Materials for Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Development of high-performance thermoelectric devices for vehicle waste heat recovery will include fundamental research to use abundant promising low-cost thermoelectric materials, thermal management and interfaces design, and metrology

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Correlations of fuel economy, exhaust hydro-carbon concentrations, and vehicle performance efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CORRELATIONS OF FUEL ECONOMY, EXHAUST HYDROCARBON CONCENTRATIONS, AND VEHICLE PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY A Thesis by PHILIP DOUGLAS BAUMANN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1974 Major Subject: Civil Engineering CORRELATIONS OF FUEL ECONOMY, EXHAUST HYDROCARBON CONCENTRATIONS, AND VEHICLE PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY A Thesis by PHILIP DOUGLAS BAUMANN Approved as to style and content by...

Baumann, Philip Douglas

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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An overview of performance measures for heavy commercial vehicles in North America  

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In recent studies, it has become apparent that a set of safety-related performance measures for heavy vehicles can be useful in the design process as well as in the more conventional realm of screening heavy vehicles by regulation. In Canada, these regulations control, separately, the combined trailer length and overall vehicle length, total vehicle weight, maximum axle-load, multiple-axle group spacing, and the characteristics of a few selected components of new vehicles (e.g. service and emergency air and/or hydraulic brake systems). None of the existing regulations has been applied for quantifying the dynamic properties of individual vehicles, either newly designed or already in service; instead they have been used to qualify classes or groupings of vehicles. The objective of this paper is to present an overview of the efforts made in North America to develop a set of safety-related performance measures and promote their use for determining and controlling the dynamic quality of heavy vehicles on an individual basis from both the design and regulatory standpoints.

M. El-Gindy

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimated and observed performance of a neutron SNM portal monitor for vehicles  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In July 1987, we completed our development of a neutron-detection- based vehicle SNM portal monitor with a conference paper presented at the annual meeting. The paper described the neutron vehicle portal (NVP), described source-response measurements made with it at Los Alamos, and gave our estimate of the monitor`s potential performance. Later, in December 1988, we had a chance to do a performance test with the monitor in a plant environment. This paper discusses how our original performance estimate should vary in different circumstances, and it uses the information to make a comparison between the monitor`s estimated and actual performance during the 1988 performance testing.

Fehlau, P.E.; Close, D.A.; Coop, K.L.; York, R.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Aerodynamic Devices to Improve the Performance, Economics, Handling, and Safety of Heavy Vehicles  

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Research is being conducted at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to develop advanced aerodynamic devices to improve the performance, economics, stability, handling and safety of operation of Heavy Vehicles by using previously-developed and flight-tested pneumatic (blown) aircraft technology. Recent wind-tunnel investigations of a generic Heavy Vehicle model with blowing slots on both the leading and trailing edges of the trailer have been conducted under contract to the DOE Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies. These experimental results show overall aerodynamic drag reductions on the Pneumatic Heavy Vehicle of 50% using only 1 psig blowing pressure in the plenums, and over 80% drag reductions if additional blowing air were available. Additionally, an increase in drag force for braking was confirmed by blowing different slots. Lift coefficient was increased for rolling resistance reduction by blowing only the top slot, while downforce was produced for traction increase by blowing only the bottom. Also, side force and yawing moment were generated on either side of the vehicle, and directional stability was restored by blowing the appropriate side slot. These experimental results and the predicted full-scale payoffs are presented in this paper, as is a discussion of additional applications to conventional commercial autos, buses, motor homes, and Sport Utility Vehicles.

Robert J. Englar

2001-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Grid Interconnection and Performance Testing Procedures for Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) Power Electronics: Preprint  

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Bidirectional power electronics can add vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capability in a plug-in vehicle, which then allows the vehicle to operate as a distributed resource (DR). The uniqueness of the battery-based V2G power electronics requires a test procedure that will not only maintain IEEE interconnection standards, but can also evaluate the electrical performance of the vehicle working as a DR. The objective of this paper is to discuss a recently published NREL technical report that provides interim test procedures for V2G vehicles for their integration into the electrical distribution systems and for their performance in terms of continuous output power, efficiency, and losses. Additionally, some other test procedures are discussed that are applicable to a V2G vehicle that desires to provide power reserve functions. A few sample test results are provided based on testing of prototype V2G vehicles at NREL.

Kramer, W.; Chakraborty, S.; Kroposki, B.; Hoke, A.; Martin, G.; Markel, T.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smith Newton Vehicle Performance Evaluation - Gen2 - 1Q2014 (Brochure)  

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The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is evaluating and documenting the performance of electric and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems in medium-duty trucks across the nation. U.S. companies participating in this evaluation project received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to cover part of the cost of purchasing these vehicles. Through this project, Smith Electric Vehicles is building and deploying 500 all-electric medium-duty trucks that will be deployed by a variety of companies in diverse climates across the country.

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2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity, Hydrogen/CNG Blended Fuels Performance Testing in a Ford F-150  

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Federal regulation requires energy companies and government entities to utilize alternative fuels in their vehicle fleets. To meet this need, several automobile manufacturers are producing compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled vehicles. In addition, several converters are modifying gasoline-fueled vehicles to operate on both gasoline and CNG (Bifuel). Because of the availability of CNG vehicles, many energy company and government fleets have adopted CNG as their principle alternative fuel for transportation. Meanwhile, recent research has shown that blending hydrogen with CNG (HCNG) can reduce emissions from CNG vehicles. However, blending hydrogen with CNG (and performing no other vehicle modifications) reduces engine power output, due to the lower volumetric energy density of hydrogen in relation to CNG. Arizona Public Service (APS) and the U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (DOE AVTA) identified the need to determine the magnitude of these effects and their impact on the viability of using HCNG in existing CNG vehicles. To quantify the effects of using various blended fuels, a work plan was designed to test the acceleration, range, and exhaust emissions of a Ford F-150 pickup truck operating on 100% CNG and blends of 15 and 30% HCNG. This report presents the results of this testing conducted during May and June 2003 by Electric Transportation Applications (Task 4.10, DOE AVTA Cooperative Agreement DEFC36- 00ID-13859).

James E. Francfort

2003-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interim Test Procedures for Evaluating Electrical Performance and Grid Integration of Vehicle-to-Grid Applications  

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Interim Test Procedures for Interim Test Procedures for Evaluating Electrical Performance and Grid Integration of Vehicle-to-Grid Applications S. Chakraborty, W. Kramer, B. Kroposki, G. Martin, P. McNutt, M. Kuss, T. Markel, and A. Hoke Technical Report NREL/TP-5500-51001 June 2011 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Interim Test Procedures for Evaluating Electrical Performance and Grid Integration of Vehicle-to-Grid Applications S. Chakraborty, W. Kramer, B. Kroposki, G. Martin, P. McNutt, M. Kuss, T. Markel,

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Next Generation Safety Performance Monitoring at Signalized Intersections Using Connected Vehicle Technology  

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and prone to human errors. The advent of connected vehicle technology allows vehicles to communicate with each other as well as infrastructure wirelessly. Through this platform, vehicle movements and signal status at the facilities can be automatically...

Zha, Liteng

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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An Empirical Study of Inter-Vehicle Communication Performance Using NS-2  

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to the market penetration rate. A Monte-Carlo simulationprotocol, market penetration rate of equipped vehicles, andlevel of market penetration rate of equipped vehicles, the

Jung, Jaeyoung; Chen, Rex; Jin, Wenlong; Jayakrishnan, R.; Regan, Amelia C

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance characterization of integral imaging systems based on human vision  

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The perceptual contrast threshold (PCT) surface is proposed for characterizing the systematic performance of integral imaging (InI) systems. The method to determine the PCT surface...

Wang, Xiaorui; He, Liyong; Bu, Qingfeng

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing the performance and energy attributes of scientific simulations  

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We characterize the performance and energy attributes of scientific applications based on nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs). where the dominant cost is that of sparse linear system solution. We obtain performance and energy metrics using ...

Sayaka Akioka; Konrad Malkowski; Padma Raghavan; Mary Jane Irwin; Lois Curfman McInnes; Boyana Norris

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel vehicle performance on unaltered waste soybean oil blended with petroleum fuels  

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Interest in using unaltered vegetable oil as a fuel in diesel engines has experienced an increase due to uncertainty in the crude oil market supply and the detrimental effects petroleum fuels have on the environment. Unaltered vegetable oil blended with petroleum fuels is less expensive, uses less energy to produce and is more environmentally friendly compared to petroleum diesel or biodiesel. Here we investigate the engine performance of unaltered waste soybean oil blended with petroleum diesel and kerosene for three vehicles. Five biofuel blends ranging from 15% to 50% oil by volume were tested on a 2006 Jeep Liberty CRD, a 1999 Mercedes E300 and a 1984 Mercedes 300TD. A DynoJet 224x chassis dynamometer was used to test vehicle engine performance for horsepower and torque through a range of RPMs. Results for the Jeep showed a modest decrease in horsepower and torque compared to petroleum diesel ranging from 0.9% for the 15% oil blend to 5.0% lower for the 50% oil blend. However, a 30% oil blend showed statistically better performance (P<0.05) compared to petroleum diesel. For the 1999 Mercedes, horsepower performance was 1.1% lower for the 15% oil blend to 6.4% lower for the 50% oil blend. Engine performance for a 30% blend was statistically the same (P<0.05) compare to diesel. Finally, horsepower performance was 1.1% lower for the 15% oil blend to 4.7% lower for the 50% oil blend for the 1984 Mercedes. Overall, the performance on these oil blended fuels was excellent and, on average 1.1% lower than petroleum diesel for blends containing 40% or lower waste soybean oil content. The more significant decrease in power between the 40% and 50% oil blends indicates that oil content in these blended fuels should be no more than 40%.

Eugene P. Wagner; Patrick D. Lambert; Todd M. Moyle; Maura A. Koehle

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Analysis and Comparison of Three IPMSM with High Homopolar Inductance for Electric Vehicle Applications  

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Synchronous Motor, Zero-Sequence Inductance, Electric Vehicle, Ripple Torque, Fast evaluation, Harmonics three topologies of PMSM according to the specifications of an electric vehicle (EV) with severe and especially for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV). Moreover, interior permanent magnet

Boyer, Edmond

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NREL: Measurements and Characterization - Device Performance Measurement  

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Device Performance Measurement Device Performance Measurement The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is the premier U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research laboratory for testing performance of commercial, developmental, and research photovoltaic (PV) devices. Our Device Performance group is one of only two laboratories in the world to hold an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 accreditation for primary reference cell and secondary module calibration, in addition to accreditation for secondary reference cell calibration under American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. One of only four laboratories in the world certified in accordance with the IEC standard for calibrating terrestrial primary reference PV cells, we

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Design and characterization of Hover Nano Aerial Vehicle (HNAV) propulsion system  

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On October 4th 2005, DARPA released a request for proposals for a Nano-Air Vehicle (NAV) program. The program sought to develop an advanced urban reconnaissance vehicle. According the requirement imposed by DARPA, the NAV ...

Sato, Sho, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elucidating secondary organic aerosol from diesel and gasoline vehicles through detailed characterization of  

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Elucidating secondary organic aerosol from diesel and gasoline vehicles through detailed 19, 2012 (received for review July 22, 2012) Emissions from gasoline and diesel vehicles composition, mass distribu- tion, and organic aerosol formation potential of emissions from gasoline

Silver, Whendee

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Implications of Driving Patterns on Well-to-Wheel Performance of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Implications of Driving Patterns on Well-to-Wheel Performance of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles ... We do not consider other life cycle stages of the vehicles (e.g., manufacturing and end-of-life) or energy supply infrastructure (e.g., facility construction, maintenance, decommissioning, and labor). ... Gaines, L.; Burnham, A.; Rousseau, A.; Santini, D.Sorting through the many total-energy-cycle pathways possible with early plug-in hybrids. ...

Leon Raykin; Heather L. MacLean; Matthew J. Roorda

2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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2012 U.S. Vehicle Analysis  

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Electric Vehicles . Dieselperformance of electric vehicles Diesel Vehicle From Tableelectric vehicles 3.15: Emission and fuel efficiency performance of diesel

Lam, Ho Yeung Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, development, and validation of a remotely reconfigurable vehicle telemetry system for consumer and government applications  

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This thesis explores the design and development of a cost-effective, easy-to-use system for remotely monitoring vehicle performance and drivers' habits, with the aim of collecting data for vehicle characterization and ...

Siegel, Joshua Eric

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles  

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2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

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Advanced Heat Transfer Technologies Increase Vehicle Performance and Reliability, The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation (Fact Sheet)  

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Advanced Heat Transfer Advanced Heat Transfer Technologies Increase Vehicle Performance and Reliability Keeping yourself cool while driving your car on a hot, sunny day can be a challenge. But it can be even more challenging to cool the power electronic components that are critically important in hybrid electric and all-electric vehicles. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) investigate and develop these vehicles and their components to help reduce our use of imported petroleum and curb the emissions associated with climate change. A vehicle's power electronic components include the motor controller, converters, and inverters that condition the flow of electrical power between the battery and the electric motor. The problem is that power electronics generate a lot of heat. This heat can decrease

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Measurements and Characterization: Cell and Module Performance (Fact Sheet)  

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Capabilities fact sheet for the National Center for Photovoltaics: Measurements and Characterization -- Cell and Module Performance. One-sided sheet that includes Scope, Core Competencies and Capabilities, and Contact/Web information.

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2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance characterization of a packed bed electro-filter  

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PERFORMANCE CHARACTERIZATION OF A PACKED BED ELECTRO-FILTER A Thesis by A JAY NARAYANAN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... December 1990 Major Subject: Safety Engineering PERFORMANCE CHARACTERIZATION OF A PACKED BED ELECTRO-FILTER A Thesis by AJAY NARAYANAN Approved as to style and content by: John P. Wagn (Ch ' of the Com ittee) Aydin Akgerman (Member) Ri ard B...

Narayanan, Ajay

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Systems Integration Laboratory Accelerates Powertrain Development  

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ORNL's Vehicle Systems Integration (VSI) Laboratory accelerates the pace of powertrain development by performing prototype research and characterization of advanced systems and hardware components. The VSI Lab is capable of accommodating a range of platforms from advanced light-duty vehicles to hybridized Class 8 powertrains with the goals of improving overall system efficiency and reducing emissions.

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2014-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles  

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2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Accelerating Predictive Simulation of IC Engines with High Performance Computing  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about accelerating...

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Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles  

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Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles  

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2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Design of High Performance, High Energy Cathode Materials  

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Presentation given by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about design...

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High performance path following for marine vehicles using azimuthing podded propulsion .  

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??Podded propulsion systems offer greater maneuvering possibilities for marine vehicles than conventional shaft and rudder systems. As the propulsion unit rotates about its vertical axis (more)

Greytak, Matthew B. (Matthew Bardeen)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Predicting Microstructure and Performance for Optimal Cell Fabrication  

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Presentation given by Brigham Young University at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about predicting...

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Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles...  

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

09 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C. ape08elrefaie...

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Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles...  

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

Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland. merit08salasoo...

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Scalable, Low-Cost, High Performance IPM Motor for Hybrid Vehicles...  

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

10 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C. ape013elrefaie2010o...

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Interim Test Procedures for Evaluating Electrical Performance and Grid Integration of Vehicle-to-Grid Applications  

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The objective of this report is to provide a test plan for V2G testing. The test plan is designed to test and evaluate the vehicle's power electronics capability to provide power to the grid, and to evaluate the vehicle's ability to connect and disconnect from the utility according to a subset of the IEEE Std. 1547 tests.

Chakraborty, S.; Kramer, W.; Kroposki, B.; Martin, G.; McNutt, P.; Kuss, M.; Markel, T.; Hoke, A.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization and modeling of a shape memory allow actuated biomimetic vehicle  

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The development of a biomimetic active hydrofoil that utilizes Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator technology is presented herein. This work is the first stage prototype of a vehicle that will consist of many actuated body segments. The current work...

Garner, Luke Jay

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Residual Stress of Bimetallic Joints and Characterization  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about residual stress...

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Synthesis, Characterization and Performance of Cathodes for Lithium Ion Batteries  

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battery used for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) or electric vehicles (EVs) due to its low cost, low toxicity, thermal andthermal stability. 109-112 Thus, it proves to be a promising candidate cathode in battery

Zhu, Jianxin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing  

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Transportation Association Conference Transportation Association Conference Vancouver, Canada December 2005 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing Jim Francfort U.S. Department of Energy - FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity INL/CON-05-00964 Presentation Outline * Background & goals * Testing partners * Hybrid electric vehicle testing - Baseline performance testing (new HEV models) - 1.5 million miles of HEV fleet testing (160k miles per vehicle in 36 months) - End-of-life HEV testing (rerun fuel economy & conduct battery testing @ 160k miles per vehicle) - Benchmark data: vehicle & battery performance, fuel economy, maintenance & repairs, & life-cycle costs * WWW information location Background * Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) - part of the

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Analytical models to evaluate system performance measures for vehicle based material-handling systems under various dispatching policies  

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are considered. Those are workcenter-initiated vehicle dispatching rules and vehicle-initiated vehicle dispatching rules. For the workcenterinitiated vehicle dispatching rule, the Closest Transporter Allocation Rule (CTAR) was used to assign empty transporters...

Lee, Moonsu

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Metrics to Characterize Airport Operational Performance Using Surface Surveillance Data  

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Tower BOS Boston General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport EDCT Expected Departure Clearance International Airport, and are therefore evaluated and discussed using this airport as an example. These metricsMetrics to Characterize Airport Operational Performance Using Surface Surveillance Data Harshad

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

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High performance path following for marine vehicles using azimuthing podded propulsion  

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Podded propulsion systems offer greater maneuvering possibilities for marine vehicles than conventional shaft and rudder systems. As the propulsion unit rotates about its vertical axis to a specified azimuth angle, the ...

Greytak, Matthew B. (Matthew Bardeen)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance-Based Reliability Analysis and Code Calibration for RC Column Subject to Vehicle Collision  

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Infrastructure and transportation facilities have increased rapidly over the years. The progress has been accompanied by an increasing number of vehicle collisions with structures. This type of collision might lead to the damage, and often...

Sharma, Hrishikesh

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle On-Road Emissions Characterization and Demonstration Study  

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On-road emissions and operating data were collected from a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) over the course of 6months spanning August 2007 through January 2008 providing the first comprehensive on-road evaluation of the PHEV drivetrain...

Hohl, Carrie

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel Vehicles  

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Vehicles Vehicles Audi A3 Diesel vehicles may be making a comeback. Diesel engines are more powerful and fuel-efficient than similar-sized gasoline engines (about 30-35% more fuel efficient). Plus, today's diesel vehicles are much improved over diesels of the past. Better Performance Improved fuel injection and electronic engine control technologies have Increased power Improved acceleration Increased efficiency New engine designs, along with noise- and vibration-damping technologies, have made them quieter and smoother. Cold-weather starting has been improved also. Cleaner Mercedes ML320 BlueTEC Today's diesels must meet the same emissions standards as gasoline vehicles. Advances in engine technologies, ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, and improved exhaust treatment have made this possible.

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Performance and Characterization of Lithium-Ion Type Polymer Batteries  

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Performance and Characterization of Lithium-Ion Type Polymer Batteries Performance and Characterization of Lithium-Ion Type Polymer Batteries Speaker(s): Myung D. Cho Date: January 18, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Frank McLarnon A new process for the preparation of lithium-polymer batteries with crosslinked gel-polymer electrolyte will be introduced. The new process employs a thermal crosslinking method rather than cell lamination, and is termed "lithium ion type polymer battery (ITPB)". This thermal crosslinking process has many advantages over the standard lamination method, such as fusing the polymer into the electrodes and better adhesion between the electrolyte and electrodes. The new method results in improved high-temperature stability and a simpler process, as well as the improved

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NMOG Emissions Characterization and Estimation for Vehicles Using Ethanol-Blended Fuels  

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Ethanol is a biofuel commonly used in gasoline blends to displace petroleum consumption; its utilization is on the rise in the United States, spurred by the biofuel utilization mandates put in place by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the statutory responsibility to implement the EISA mandates through the promulgation of the Renewable Fuel Standard. EPA has historically mandated an emissions certification fuel specification that calls for ethanol-free fuel, except for the certification of flex-fuel vehicles. However, since the U.S. gasoline marketplace is now virtually saturated with E10, some organizations have suggested that inclusion of ethanol in emissions certification fuels would be appropriate. The test methodologies and calculations contained in the Code of Federal Regulations for gasoline-fueled vehicles have been developed with the presumption that the certification fuel does not contain ethanol; thus, a number of technical issues would require resolution before such a change could be accomplished. This report makes use of the considerable data gathered during the mid-level blends testing program to investigate one such issue: estimation of non-methane organic gas (NMOG) emissions. The data reported in this paper were gathered from over 600 cold-start Federal Test Procedure (FTP) tests conducted on 68 vehicles representing 21 models from model year 2000 to 2009. Most of the vehicles were certified to the Tier-2 emissions standard, but several older Tier-1 and national low emissions vehicle program (NLEV) vehicles were also included in the study. Exhaust speciation shows that ethanol, acetaldehyde, and formaldehyde dominate the oxygenated species emissions when ethanol is blended into the test fuel. A set of correlations were developed that are derived from the measured non-methane hydrocarbon (NMHC) emissions and the ethanol blend level in the fuel. These correlations were applied to the measured NMHC emissions from the mid-level ethanol blends testing program and the results compared against the measured NMOG emissions. The results show that the composite FTP NMOG emissions estimate has an error of 0.0015 g/mile {+-}0.0074 for 95% of the test results. Estimates for the individual phases of the FTP are also presented with similar error levels. A limited number of tests conducted using the LA92, US06, and highway fuel economy test cycles show that the FTP correlation also holds reasonably well for these cycles, though the error level relative to the measured NMOG value increases for NMOG emissions less than 0.010 g/mile.

Sluder, Scott [ORNL; West, Brian H [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of In-Use Medium Duty Electric Vehicle Driving and Charging Behavior: Preprint  

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The U.S. Department of Energy's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) deployment and demonstration projects are helping to commercialize technologies for all-electric vehicles (EVs). Under the ARRA program, data from Smith Electric and Navistar medium duty EVs have been collected, compiled, and analyzed in an effort to quantify the impacts of these new technologies. Over a period of three years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has compiled data from over 250 Smith Newton EVs for a total of over 100,000 days of in-use operation. Similarly, data have been collected from over 100 Navistar eStar vehicles, with over 15,000 operating days having been analyzed. NREL has analyzed a combined total of over 4 million kilometers of driving and 1 million hours of charging data for commercial operating medium duty EVs. In this paper, the authors present an overview of medium duty EV operating and charging behavior based on in-use data collected from both Smith and Navistar vehicles operating in the United States. Specifically, this paper provides an introduction to the specifications and configurations of the vehicles examined; discusses the approach and methodology of data collection and analysis, and presents detailed results regarding daily driving and charging behavior. In addition, trends observed over the course of multiple years of data collection are examined, and conclusions are drawn about early deployment behavior and ongoing adjustments due to new and improving technology. Results and metrics such as average daily driving distance, route aggressiveness, charging frequency, and liter per kilometer diesel equivalent fuel consumption are documented and discussed.

Duran, A.; Ragatz, A.; Prohaska, R.; Kelly, K.; Walkowicz, K.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Performance Cast Aluminum Alloys for Next Generation Passenger Vehicle Engines 2012 FOA 648 Topic 3a  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high...

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Characterization and modification of particulate properties to enhance filtration performance  

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The specific objectives of this project are to characterize the particulate properties that determine the filtration performance of fabric filters, and to investigate methods for modifying these particulate properties to enhance filtration performance. Inherent in these objectives is the development of an experimental approach that will lead to full-scale implementation of beneficial conditioning processes identified during the project. The general approach has included a large number of laboratory evaluations to be followed by optional field tests of a new successful conditioning processes performed on a sidestream device. This project was divided into five tasks. The schedule followed for these tasks is shown in Figure 4. Tasks 2 and 3 each focus on one of the two complementary parts of the project. Task 2 Parametric Tests of Ashes and Fabrics, evaluates the degree to which ash properties and fabric design determine filtration performance. Task 3 Survey of Methods to Modify the Particle Filtration Properties, provides a literature review and laboratory study of techniques to modify ash properties. The results of these two tasks were used in Task 4 Proof-of-Concept Tests of Methods to Modify Particle Filtration Properties to demonstrate the effects on filtration performance of modifying ash properties. The findings of all the tasks are summarized in this Final Report. 13 refs.

Snyder, T.R.; Vann Bush, P.; Robinson, M.S.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroradiometer Intercomparison and Impact on Characterizing Photovoltaic Device Performance: Preprint  

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Indoor and outdoor testing of photovoltaic (PV) device performance requires the use of solar simulators and natural solar radiation, respectively. This performance characterization requires accurate knowledge of spectral irradiance distribution that is incident on the devices. Spectroradiometers are used to measure the spectral distribution of solar simulators and solar radiation. On September 17, 2013, a global spectral irradiance intercomparison using spectroradiometers was organized by the Solar Radiation Research Laboratory (SRRL) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This paper presents highlights of the results of this first intercomparison, which will help to decrease systematic inter-laboratory differences in the measurements of the outputs or efficiencies of PV devices and harmonize laboratory experimental procedures.

Habte, A.; Andreas, A.; Ottoson, L.; Gueymard, C.; Fedor, G.; Fowler, S.; Peterson, J.; Naranen, E.; Kobashi, T.; Akiyama, A.; Takagi, S.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF THE CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITYWIND TURBINE AND CHARACTERIZATION OF WIND AVAILABILITY.  

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??To better understand the behavior of wind turbines placed in an urban environment, a study was performed to characterize the wind availability and performance of (more)

Wo, Chung

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...  

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Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies...

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NSF/DOE Thermoelectric Partnership: High-Performance Thermoelectric Devices Based on Abundant Silicide Materials for Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery  

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2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

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Elucidating secondary organic aerosol from diesel and gasoline vehicles through detailed characterization of organic carbon emissions  

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...the SOA potential of diesel emissions, especially...improve heavy-duty diesel engine performance with postcombustion...attention to gasoline and diesel fuel composition and emissions...carbon. Although total consumption of oil is minor relative...

Drew R. Gentner; Gabriel Isaacman; David R. Worton; Arthur W. H. Chan; Timothy R. Dallmann; Laura Davis; Shang Liu; Douglas A. Day; Lynn M. Russell; Kevin R. Wilson; Robin Weber; Abhinav Guha; Robert A. Harley; Allen H. Goldstein

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Reforming petroleum-based fuels for fuel cell vehicles : composition-performance relationships.  

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Onboard reforming of petroleum-based fuels, such as gasoline, may help ease the introduction of fuel cell vehicles to the marketplace. Although gasoline can be reformed, it is optimized to meet the demands of ICEs. This optimization includes blending to increase the octane number and addition of oxygenates and detergents to control emissions. The requirements for a fuel for onboard reforming to hydrogen are quite different than those for combustion. Factors such as octane number and flame speed are not important; however, factors such as hydrogen density, catalyst-fuel interactions, and possible catalyst poisoning become paramount. In order to identify what factors are important in a hydrocarbon fuel for reforming to hydrogen and what factors are detrimental, we have begun a program to test various components of gasoline and blends of components under autothermal reforming conditions. The results indicate that fuel composition can have a large effect on reforming behavior. Components which may be beneficial for ICEs for their octane enhancing value were detrimental to reforming. Fuels with high aromatic and naphthenic content were more difficult to reform. Aromatics were also found to have an impact on the kinetics for reforming of paraffins. The effects of sulfur impurities were dependent on the catalyst. Sulfur was detrimental for Ni, Co, and Ru catalysts. Sulfur was beneficial for reforming with Pt catalysts, however, the effect was dependent on the sulfur concentration.

Kopasz, J. P.; Miller, L. E.; Ahmed, S.; Devlin, P. R.; Pacheco, M.

2001-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Performance Characteristics of a Combined External Insulation System under Simulated Space Vehicle Operating Conditions  

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The main purpose of this investigation was to determine the long-term thermal performance characteristics, with liquid hydrogen, of an externally applied combined foam/multilayer insulation system under simulated...

F. J. Muller; P. L. Klevatt

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Predicting Battery Pack Thermal and Electrical Performance in a Vehicle Using Realistic Drive Cycle Power Profiles  

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The heat generated during battery charge and discharge cycles is a major ... issue, particularly since the performance of a battery depends on its operating temperature. As a consequence, robust thermal managemen...

Allen Curran; Scott Peck

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

BOUT++: Performance Characterization and Recent Advances in Design  

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BOUT++: BOUT++: Performance Characterization and Recent Advances in Design Sean Farley, 1,2 Ben Dudson, 3 Praveen Narayanan, 4 Lois Curfman McInnes, 1 Maxim Umansky, 5 Xueqiao Xu, 5 Satish Balay, 1 John Cary, 6 Alice Koniges, 4 Carol Woodward, 5 Hong Zhang 1 Edge Localized Modes ￿ Fast (∼ 100µs) eruption from the edge of tokamak plasmas ￿ If uncontrolled in ITER, these would release ∼ 20 MJ ￿ World-wide effort to understand and control these events The BOUT++ Simulation Code ￿ Based on BOUT written by X. Xu, et. al. from LLNL [1] ￿ New 3D simulation code developed at York with LLNL and ANL ￿ Simulates plasma fluid equations in curvilinear coordinate systems ￿ Runs on workstations, clusters, large-scale machines, e.g., Cray XE6 ELM Equations ρ 0 dω dt = B 2 0 b · ∇ ￿ J || B 0 ￿ + 2b 0 × κ 0 · ∇p ∂A || ∂t = -∇ || φ dp dt = - 1 B 0 b 0 × ∇φ · ∇p 0 ω = 1 B 0 ∇ 2 ⊥ φ J || = J ||0 - 1 µ

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Synthesis and Characterization of Structured Si-Carbon Nanocomposite Anodes and Functional Polymer Binders  

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Presentation given by The Pennsylvania State University at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about synthesis...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: International Energy Agency (IEA IA-AMT) International Characterization Methods (Agreement ID:26462)  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about International...

114

Qualitative thermal characterization and cooling of lithium batteries for electric vehicles  

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The paper deals with the cooling of batteries. The first step was the thermal characterization of a single cell of the module, which consists in the detection of the thermal field by means of thermographic tests during electric charging and discharging. The purpose was to identify possible critical hot points and to evaluate the cooling demand during the normal operation of an electric car. After that, a study on the optimal configuration to obtain the flattening of the temperature profile and to avoid hot points was executed. An experimental plant for cooling capacity evaluation of the batteries, using air as cooling fluid, was realized in our laboratory in ENEA Casaccia. The plant is designed to allow testing at different flow rate and temperatures of the cooling air, useful for the assessment of operative thermal limits in different working conditions. Another experimental facility was built to evaluate the thermal behaviour changes with water as cooling fluid. Experimental tests were carried out on the LiFePO4 batteries, under different electric working conditions using the two loops. In the future, different type of batteries will be tested and the influence of various parameters on the heat transfer will be assessed for possible optimal operative solutions.

A Mariani; F D'Annibale; G Boccardi; G P Celata; C Menale; R Bubbico; F Vellucci

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal performance of oil spray cooling system for in-wheel motor in electric vehicles  

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Abstract The cooling of the motor in an in-wheel system is critical to its performance and durability. In the present study, the shape of the channel in the hollow shaft for the oil spray cooling of a high-capacity 35kW in-wheel motor was optimized, and the thermal performance of the motor was evaluated by numerical analysis and experiments. The thermal flow was analyzed by evaluating the thermal performance of two conventional cooling models of in-wheel motors under conditions of continuous rating base speed. For conventional model #1, in which the cooling oil is stagnant in the lower end of the motor, the maximum temperature of the coil was 221.7C. For conventional model #2, in which the cooling oil circulates through the exit and entrance of the housing and jig, the maximum temperature of the coil was 155.4C. Both models thus proved to be unsuitable for in-wheel motors because the motor control specifications limit the maximum temperature to 150C. We designed and manufactured an enhanced model for in-wheel motors, which we equipped with an optimized channel for the oil spray cooling mode, and evaluated its thermal performance under continuous rating conditions. The maximum temperatures of the coil at the base and maximum speeds, which were set as the design points, were below the motor temperature limit, being 138.1 and 137.8C, respectively.

Dong Hyun Lim; Sung Chul Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Overcoming Processing Cost Barriers of High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes  

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Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about overcoming...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Performance and Reliability of Bonded Interfaces for High-Temperature Packaging  

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Presentation given by National Renewable Energy Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: High Temperature DC-Bus Capacitors Cost Reduction and Performance Improvements  

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Presentation given by Sigma Technologies International at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high...

119

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Systems Analysis and Integration  

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evaluates the impact of emerging technologies on efficiency, performance, cost, and battery life for a full range of vehicles-conventional vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles,...

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Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transporta...  

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Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector Electrification Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector...

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121

Synthesis, Characterization, Properties, and Tribological Performance of 2D Nanomaterials  

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of lubricants using novel nanostructured particles. Experimental approaches include synthesis, characterization, and tribological and rheological investigation of nanoparticles, yttrium oxide (Y_(2)O_(3)), ?-zirconium phosphate (ZrP), and boron (B...

He, Xingliang

2014-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy consumption characterization as an input to building management and performance benchmarking - a case study PPT  

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performance characterization of each of its buildings, looking specifically at the typology of canteen. Developing building energy performance benchmarking systems enables the comparison of actual consumption of individual buildings against others of the same...

Bernardo, H.; Neves, L.; Oliveira, F.; Quintal, E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies on Hazard Characterization for Performance-based Structural Design  

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size parameters, and a measure of storm kinetic energy were used to develop wind-surge and wind-surge-energy models, which can be used to characterize the wind-surge hazard at a level of accuracy suitable for PBE applications. These models provide a...

Wang, Yue

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

124

Advanced Technology Vehicle Testing  

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The goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) is to increase the body of knowledge as well as the awareness and acceptance of electric drive and other advanced technology vehicles (ATV). The AVTA accomplishes this goal by testing ATVs on test tracks and dynamometers (Baseline Performance testing), as well as in real-world applications (Fleet and Accelerated Reliability testing and public demonstrations). This enables the AVTA to provide Federal and private fleet managers, as well as other potential ATV users, with accurate and unbiased information on vehicle performance and infrastructure needs so they can make informed decisions about acquiring and operating ATVs. The ATVs currently in testing include vehicles that burn gaseous hydrogen (H2) fuel and hydrogen/CNG (H/CNG) blended fuels in internal combustion engines (ICE), and hybrid electric (HEV), urban electric, and neighborhood electric vehicles. The AVTA is part of DOE's FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program.

James Francfort

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: ACEM Instrument Achieves Significant  

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ACEM Instrument Achieves ACEM Instrument Achieves Significant Performance Milestone to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: ACEM Instrument Achieves Significant Performance Milestone on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: ACEM Instrument Achieves Significant Performance Milestone on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: ACEM Instrument Achieves Significant Performance Milestone on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: ACEM Instrument Achieves Significant Performance Milestone on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: ACEM Instrument Achieves Significant Performance Milestone on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: ACEM Instrument Achieves Significant Performance Milestone on AddThis.com... ACEM Instrument Achieves Significant Performance Milestone

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MODA A Framework for Memory Centric Performance Characterization  

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In the age of massive parallelism, the focus of performance analysis has switched from the processor and related structures to the memory and I/O resources. Adapting to this new reality, a performance analysis tool has to provide a way to analyze resource usage to pinpoint existing and potential problems in a given application. This paper provides an overview of the Memory Observant Data Analysis (MODA) tool, a memory-centric tool first implemented on the Cray XMT supercomputer. Throughout the paper, MODA's capabilities have been showcased with experiments done on matrix multiply and Graph-500 application codes.

Shrestha, Sunil; Su, Chun-Yi; White, Amanda M.; Manzano Franco, Joseph B.; Marquez, Andres; Feo, John T.

2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Tracking performance characterization and improvement of a piezoactuated micropositioning system based on an empirical index  

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Motion tracking is an important problem in micropositioning systems dedicated to ultra-precision robotic micromanipulation. This paper investigates the periodic motion tracking performance of a micropositioning system based on an empirical tracking performance ... Keywords: Micromanipulator, Motion control, Performance characterization, Piezoelectric actuation, Robust control, System identification

Qingsong Xu; Yangmin Li

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Performance characterization of different configurations of gas turbine engines  

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Abstract This paper investigates the performance of different configurations of gas turbine engines. A full numerical model for the engine is built. This model takes into account the variations in specific heat and the effects of turbine cooling flow. Also, the model considers the efficiencies of all component, effectiveness of heat exchangers and the pressure drop in relevant components. The model is employed to compare the engine performances in cases of employing intercooler, recuperation and reheat on a single spool gas turbine engine. A comparison is made between single-spool engine and two-spool engine with free power turbine. Also, the performance of the engine with inter-stage turbine burner is investigated and compared with engine employing the nominal reheat concept. The engine employing inter-stage turbine burners produces superior improvements in both net work and efficiency over all other configurations. The effects of ignoring the variations on specific heat of gases and turbine cooling flow on engine performance are estimated. Ignoring the variation in specific heat can cause up to 30% difference in net specific work. The optimum locations of the intercooler and the reheat combustor are determined using the numerical model of the engine. The maximum net specific work is obtained if the reheat combustor is placed at 40% of the expansion section. On the other hand, to get maximum efficiency the reheat combustor has to be placed at nearly 10%-20% of the expansion section. The optimum location of the intercooler is almost at 50% of the compression section for both maximum net specific work and efficiency.

Tarek Nada

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Characterization and estimation of permeability correlation structure from performance data  

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In this study, the influence of permeability structure and correlation length on the system effective permeability and recovery factors of 2-D cross-sectional reservoir models, under waterflood, is investigated. Reservoirs with identical statistical representation of permeability attributes are shown to exhibit different system effective permeability and production characteristics which can be expressed by a mean and variance. The mean and variance are shown to be significantly influenced by the correlation length. Detailed quantification of the influence of horizontal and vertical correlation lengths for different permeability distributions is presented. The effect of capillary pressure, P{sub c1} on the production characteristics and saturation profiles at different correlation lengths is also investigated. It is observed that neglecting P{sub c} causes considerable error at large horizontal and short vertical correlation lengths. The effect of using constant as opposed to variable relative permeability attributes is also investigated at different correlation lengths. Next we studied the influence of correlation anisotropy in 2-D reservoir models. For a reservoir under five-spot waterflood pattern, it is shown that the ratios of breakthrough times and recovery factors of the wells in each direction of correlation are greatly influenced by the degree of anisotropy. In fully developed fields, performance data can aid in the recognition of reservoir anisotropy. Finally, a procedure for estimating the spatial correlation length from performance data is presented. Both the production performance data and the system`s effective permeability are required in estimating the correlation length.

Ershaghi, I.; Al-Qahtani, M. [Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an improved sodium exposure test cell experiment for characterization of AMTEC electrode performance  

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An investigation into sources of inconsistencies in sodium exposure test cell (SETC) measurements, used to characterize AMTEC electrode performance, was conducted. Development of modifications to the SETC setup and operation was also accomplished...

Fiebig, Bradley Nelson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

131

On-line characterization of slurry for monitoring headbox performance  

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We are developing an intelligent, vision-based apparatus for the paper industry, who has had a long-standing need to better understand and to robustly control its papermaking process up-stream, specifically, in the forming section. This unique apparatus is a state-of-the-art vision system that automatically measures and interprets the pertinent paper web parameters at the wet end. Unlike the currently available sensing systems that are intended to operate down-stream, our vision system provides the capability of generating timely measurements of the important web parameters at the crucial stage of paper formation. Having the capability can create both short- term and long-term changes in the paper industry ad can dramatically impact product quality and production yield. In the short term, the ability to characterize the web at the wet end will provide the machine operators with the necessary feedback they need to make definitive adjustments to the headbox design and control as their researchers use this same capability to better understand and quantify the headbox flow dynamics.

Sari-Sarraf, H.; Goddard, J.S. Jr.; Turner, J.C.; Hunt, M.A.; Abidi, B.R.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--Since a few years, the vehicle industry tends to increase the performances of the lights based on led  

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based on led technologies. Nowadays, led systems are used as a standard by motor vehicles manufacturers. Led lights present higher reliability and are more flexible regarding the design or power adjustments. Furthermore, led systems are also very convenient for intensity modulation like in telecommunication fields

Boyer, Edmond

133

Overview of the Capstone Depleted Uranium Study of Aerosols from Impact with Armored Vehicles: Test Setup and Aerosol Generation, Characterization, and Application in Assessing Dose and Risk  

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The Capstone Depleted Uranium (DU) Aerosol Characterization and Risk Assessment Study was conducted to generate data about DU aerosols generated during the perforation of armored combat vehicles with large-caliber DU penetrators, and to apply the data in assessments of human health risks to personnel exposed to these aerosols, primarily through inhalation, during the 1991 Gulf War or in future military operations. The Capstone study consisted of two components: 1) generating, sampling and characterizing DU aerosols by firing at and perforating combat vehicles and 2) applying the source-term quantities and characteristics of the aerosols to the evaluation of doses and risks. This paper reviews the background of the study including the bases for the study, previous reviews of DU particles and health assessments from DU used by the U.S. military, the objectives of the study components, the participants and oversight teams, and the types of exposures it was intended to evaluate. It then discusses exposure scenarios used in the dose and risk assessment and provides an overview of how the field tests and dose and risk assessments were conducted.

Parkhurst, MaryAnn; Guilmette, Raymond A.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency Besides their energy security and environmental benefits,...

135

Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transporta...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Confidential, 4222013 2013 DOE VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM REVIEW PRESENTATION Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector Electrification...

136

CMVRTC: Overweight Vehicle  

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

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems  

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Hybrid and Vehicle Hybrid and Vehicle Systems to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Modeling & Simulation Integration & Validation Benchmarking Parasitic Loss Reduction Propulsion Systems Advanced Vehicle Evaluations Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Advanced Vehicle Technology...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities and Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Annual Progress Report Vehicle...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles | Department...  

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

in four key areas to develop and deploy vehicle technologies that reduce the use of petroleum while maintaining or improving performance, power, and comfort. Research and...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles  

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Activities in Vehicles Activities in Vehicles We conduct work in four key areas to develop and deploy vehicle technologies that reduce the use of petroleum while maintaining or improving performance, power, and comfort. Research and development (R&D); testing and analysis; government and community stakeholder support; and education help people access and use efficient, clean vehicles that meet their transportation needs. Researcher loads a sample mount of battery cathode materials for X-ray diffraction, an analysis tool for obtaining information on the crystallographic structure and composition of materials. Research and Development of New Technologies Develop durable and affordable advanced batteries as well as other forms of energy storage. Improve the efficiency of combustion engines.

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141

Australia's Green Vehicle Guide | Open Energy Information  

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Australia's Green Vehicle Guide Australia's Green Vehicle Guide Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Australia's Green Vehicle Guide Agency/Company /Organization: Commonwealth of Australia Focus Area: Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency Topics: Analysis Tools, Market Analysis Website: www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au/GVGPublicUI/home.aspx Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/australias-green-vehicle-guide,http:/ Language: English Policies: Regulations Regulations: Fuel Efficiency Standards The Green Vehicle Guide provides information about the environmental performance of new light-duty vehicles sold in Australia, including carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel consumption. The Guide includes resources such as a fuel calculator, electric vehicle information and a truck buyers

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Performance Characterization  

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is a long-term solution for producing electrical power for the world, and the large thermonuclear international device (ITER) being constructed will produce net energy and a path...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes  

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Vehicle Technologies Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Outstanding Researchers on AddThis.com...

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European Lean Gasoline Direct Injection Vehicle Benchmark  

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Lean Gasoline Direct Injection (LGDI) combustion is a promising technical path for achieving significant improvements in fuel efficiency while meeting future emissions requirements. Though Stoichiometric Gasoline Direct Injection (SGDI) technology is commercially available in a few vehicles on the American market, LGDI vehicles are not, but can be found in Europe. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) obtained a European BMW 1-series fitted with a 2.0l LGDI engine. The vehicle was instrumented and commissioned on a chassis dynamometer. The engine and after-treatment performance and emissions were characterized over US drive cycles (Federal Test Procedure (FTP), the Highway Fuel Economy Test (HFET), and US06 Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (US06)) and steady state mappings. The vehicle micro hybrid features (engine stop-start and intelligent alternator) were benchmarked as well during the course of that study. The data was analyzed to quantify the benefits and drawbacks of the lean gasoline direct injection and micro hybrid technologies from a fuel economy and emissions perspectives with respect to the US market. Additionally that data will be formatted to develop, substantiate, and exercise vehicle simulations with conventional and advanced powertrains.

Chambon, Paul H [ORNL] [ORNL; Huff, Shean P [ORNL] [ORNL; Edwards, Kevin Dean [ORNL] [ORNL; Norman, Kevin M [ORNL] [ORNL; Prikhodko, Vitaly Y [ORNL] [ORNL; Thomas, John F [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Innovative Characterization of Amorphous and Thin-Film Silicon for Improved Module Performance: 28 April 2005 - 15 September 2008  

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This report focuses on (1) characterizing nc-Si:H from United Solar; (2) studying Si,Ge:H alloys deposited by HWCVD; and (3) characterizing CIGS films and relating to cell performance parameters.

Cohen, J. D.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid road repair vehicle  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed are improvments to a rapid road repair vehicle comprising an improved cleaning device arrangement, two dispensing arrays for filling defects more rapidly and efficiently, an array of pre-heaters to heat the road way surface in order to help the repair material better bond to the repaired surface, a means for detecting, measuring, and computing the number, location and volume of each of the detected surface imperfection, and a computer means schema for controlling the operation of the plurality of vehicle subsystems. The improved vehicle is, therefore, better able to perform its intended function of filling surface imperfections while moving over those surfaces at near normal traffic speeds.

Mara, Leo M. (Livermore, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne TTRDC - APRF - Research Activities - Online Database of Vehicle  

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Maintaining an Online Database of Vehicle Test Results Maintaining an Online Database of Vehicle Test Results APRF control room Engineer Henning Lohse-Busch monitors vehicle testing from the APRF control room. In the APRF, vehicle benchmarking combines testing and data analysis to characterize efficiency, performance and emissions, and to help find control strategies under a variety of operating conditions. The valuable data obtained from this effort have been placed in an Internet-accessible database that provides a unique resource not previously available to researchers, students, and industry. This resource is called the Downloadable Dynamometer Database. The APRF's test results are useful to nearly all aspects of the FreedomCAR partnership. It is also used by organizations such as the Department of Energy, Society of Automotive Engineers, California Air Resources Board,

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Journal of Chromatography A, 1154 (2007) 444453 Characterization and performance of injection molded  

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Journal of Chromatography A, 1154 (2007) 444­453 Characterization and performance of injection March 2007; accepted 30 March 2007 Available online 6 April 2007 Abstract Injection molded poly thermal/electrical properties as indicated by measurement of the current versus applied voltage (I

Cincinnati, University of

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Characterizing the Spatial Variation of Air Pollutants and the Contributions of High Emitting Vehicles in Pittsburgh, PA  

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We used a mobile measurement platform to characterize a suite of air pollutants (black carbon (BC), particle-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PBPAH), benzene, and toluene) in the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. More than 270 h of data ...

Yi Tan; Eric M. Lipsky; Rawad Saleh; Allen L. Robinson; Albert A. Presto

2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay of Drummed Wastes for the TRU Waste Characterization Program  

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The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for Nondestructive Assay (NDA) is a test program designed to yield data on measurement system capability to characterize drummed transuranic (TRU) waste generated throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. The tests are conducted periodically and provide a mechanism for the independent and objective assessment of NDA system performance and capability relative to the radiological characterization objectives and criteria of the Office of Characterization and Transportation (OCT). The primary documents requiring an NDA PDP are the Waste Acceptance Criteria for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WAC), which requires annual characterization facility participation in the PDP, and the Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD). This NDA PDP implements the general requirements of the QAPD and applicable requirements of the WAC. Measurement facilities must demonstrate acceptable radiological characterization performance through measurement of test samples comprised of pre-specified PDP matrix drum/radioactive source configurations. Measurement facilities are required to analyze the NDA PDP drum samples using the same procedures approved and implemented for routine operational waste characterization activities. The test samples provide an independent means to assess NDA measurement system performance and compliance per criteria delineated in the NDA PDP Plan. General inter-comparison of NDA measurement system performance among DOE measurement facilities and commercial NDA services can also be evaluated using measurement results on similar NDA PDP test samples. A PDP test sample consists of a 55-gallon matrix drum containing a waste matrix type representative of a particular category of the DOE waste inventory and nuclear material standards of known radionuclide and isotopic composition typical of DOE radioactive material. The PDP sample components are made available to participating measurement facilities as designated by the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO). The nuclear material type, mass and associated alpha activity of the NDA PDP radioactive standard sets have been specified and fabricated to allow assembly of PDP samples that simulate TRU alpha activity concentrations, radionuclidic/isotopic distributions and physical forms typical of the DOE TRU waste inventory. The PDP matrix drum waste matrix types were derived from an evaluation of information contained in the Transuranic Waste Baseline Inventory Report (TWBIR) to ensure representation of prevalent waste types and their associated matrix characteristics in NDA PDP testing. NDA drum analyses required by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) may only be performed by measurement facilities that comply with the performance criteria as set forth in the NDA PDP Plan. In this document, these analyses are referred to as WIPP analyses, and the wastes on which they are performed are referred to as WIPP wastes.

Carlsbad Field Office

2005-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Vehicles  

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Burak Ozpineci sees a future where electric vehicles charge while we drive them down the road, thanks in part to research under way at ORNL.

Ozpineci, Burak

2014-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Vehicles  

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Burak Ozpineci sees a future where electric vehicles charge while we drive them down the road, thanks in part to research under way at ORNL.

Ozpineci, Burak

2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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"Cumulated Vehicle Acceleration": An Attribute of GPS Probe Vehicle Traces for On-Line Assessment of Vehicle Fuel Consumption in Traffic and Transportation Networks  

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To perform a reliable on-line assessment of fuel consumption in vehicles, we introduce "cumulated vehicle acceleration" as an attribute of GPS probe vehicle traces. The objective of the calculation of the attribute "cumulated vehicle acceleration" in the GPS probe vehicle data is to perform a reliable on-line dynamic traffic assignment for the reduction of vehicle consumption in traffic and transportation networks.

Kerner, Boris S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Idaho National Laboratory Testing of Advanced Technology Vehicles  

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Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) is to support DOE's goal of petroleum reduction and energy security by: - Providing benchmarked field-based vehicle performance and system...

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Design, Construction and Performance of a Buck-Boost Converter for an Ultracapacitor-Based Auxiliary Energy System for Electric Vehicles  

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-Based Auxiliary Energy System for Electric Vehicles Micah Ortúzar, Juan Dixon (SM IEEE) and Jorge Moreno decades. Nevertheless, pure electric vehicles still have not achieved ranges comparable to that of gas powered conventional vehicles. This problem, due to the low energy density and specific energy contained

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Advanced Vehicle Technology...  

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

8 Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities and Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Advanced...

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Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative Electric Vehicle Readiness...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

MO) Vehicles Home About Vehicle Technologies Office Plug-in Electric Vehicles & Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions Alternative Fuels Modeling, Testing, Data & Results Education...

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DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Advanced Vehicle Simulator (ADVISOR)  

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Advanced Vehicle Simulator (ADVISOR) Advanced Vehicle Simulator (ADVISOR) Project Summary Full Title: Advanced Vehicle Simulator (ADVISOR) Project ID: 108 Principal Investigator: Matthew Thornton Brief Description: ADVISOR is used to simulate and analyze conventional, advanced, light, and heavy vehicles, including hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. Keywords: Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV); vehicle characteristics; vehicle performance; fuel consumption Purpose ADVISOR was designed as an analysis tool to assist the DOE in developing and understanding hybrid electric vehicles through the Hybrid Vehice Propulsion Systems contracts with Ford, GM, and DaimlerChrysler. Performer Principal Investigator: Matthew Thornton Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Address: 1617 Cole Blvd.

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Onboard Hydrogen/Helium Sensors in Support of the Global Technical Regulation: An Assessment of Performance in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Crash Tests  

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Automobile manufacturers in North America, Europe, and Asia project a 2015 release of commercial hydrogen fuel cell powered light-duty road vehicles. These vehicles will be for general consumer applications, albeit initially in select markets but with much broader market penetration expected by 2025. To assure international harmony, North American, European, and Asian regulatory representatives are striving to base respective national regulations on an international safety standard, the Global Technical Regulation (GTR), Hydrogen Fueled Vehicle, which is part of an international agreement pertaining to wheeled vehicles and equipment for wheeled vehicles.

Post, M. B.; Burgess, R.; Rivkin, C.; Buttner, W.; O'Malley, K.; Ruiz, A.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance characterization of an internsity-modulated fiber optic displacement sensor  

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A testbed simulating an intensity-modulated fiber optic displacement sensor is experimentally characterized, and the implications regarding sensor design are discussed. Of interest are the intensity distribution of the transmitted optical signal and the relationships between sensor architecture and performance. Particularly, an intensity-modulated sensor's sensitivity, linearity, displacement range, and resolution are functions of the relative positioning of its transmitting and receiving fibers. In this paper, sensor architectures with various combinations of these performance metrics are discussed. A sensor capable of micrometer resolution is reported, and it is concluded that this work could lead to an improved methodology for sensor design.

Moro, Erik Allan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Todd, Michael D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Puckett, Santhony D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Assessment of Hydrogen Technologies - Task 2 Report Comparison of Performance and Emissions from Near-Term Hydrogen Fueled Light Duty Vehicles  

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An investigation was conducted on the emissions and efficiency from hydrogen blended compressed natural gas (CNG) in light duty vehicles. The different blends used in this investigation were 0%, 15%, 30%, 50%, 80%, 95%, and ~100% hydrogen, the remainder being compressed natural gas. The blends were tested using a Ford F-150 and a Chevrolet Silverado truck supplied by Arizona Public Services. Tests on emissions were performed using four different driving condition tests. Previous investigation by Don Karner and James Frankfort on a similar Ford F-150 using a 30% hydrogen blend showed that there was substantial reduction when compared to gasoline in carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxide (NOx), and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions while the reduction in hydrocarbon (HC) emissions was minimal. This investigation was performed using different blends of CNG and hydrogen to evaluate the emissions reducing capabilities associated with the use of the different fuel blends. The results were then tested statistically to confirm or reject the hypotheses on the emission reduction capabilities. Statistically analysis was performed on the test results to determine whether hydrogen concentration in the HCNG had any effect on the emissions and the fuel efficiency. It was found that emissions from hydrogen blended compressed natural gas were a function of driving condition employed. Emissions were found to be dependent on the concentration of hydrogen in the compressed natural gas fuel blend.

Fouad, Fouad H.; Peters, Robert W.; Sisiopiku, Virginia P.; Sullivan Andrew J.; Ng, Henry K.; Waller, Thomas

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features  

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

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10 - Improving the environmental performance of heavy-duty vehicles and engines: key issues and system design approaches  

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Abstract: This chapter reviews various advanced technologies to improve the efficiency and environmental performance of heavy-duty engines, including design and operating characteristics of key subsystems such as fuel injection, conventional and advanced low-temperature combustion, turbocharging, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), variable valve actuation (VVA), cooling, aftertreatment, waste heat recovery (WHR), and electronic controls. Engine downsizing, down-speeding, down-breathing, turbocompounding, and air system capability performance are summarized by engine system theoretical analysis and numerical simulation for fuel consumption improvement.

Q. Xin; C.F. Pinzon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles  

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Key Activities in Key Activities in Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Key Activities in Vehicles on AddThis.com... Key Activities Mission, Vision, & Goals Plans, Implementation, & Results Organization & Contacts National Laboratories Budget Partnerships Key Activities in Vehicles We conduct work in four key areas to develop and deploy vehicle technologies that reduce the use of petroleum while maintaining or

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Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetic Iron Oxide/Calcium Silicate Mesoporous Nanocomposites as a Promising Vehicle for Drug Delivery  

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State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, P. R. ... The MMCNs in aqueous dispersion can be easily separated using a magnet within 1 min and dispersed again by slight shaking, showing good dispersibility and magnetic response in water (Figure 3c). ... This work is supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, No. 2012CB933600), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51172260, 51121064, 51102258), the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai (11nm0506600), and CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams. ...

Bing-Qiang Lu; Ying-Jie Zhu; Hai-Yong Ao; Chao Qi; Feng Chen

2012-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS  

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Page 1 of 5 Page 1 of 5 VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS 1 Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2011 Nissan Leaf VIN: JN1AZ0CP5BT000356 Class: Mid-size Seatbelt Positions: 5 Type: EV Motor Type: Three-Phase, Four-Pole Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous Max. Power/Torque: 80 kW/280 Nm Max. Motor Speed: 10,390 rpm Cooling: Active - Liquid cooled Battery Manufacturer: Automotive Energy Supply Corporation Type: Lithium-ion - Laminate type Cathode/Anode Material: LiMn 2 O 4 with LiNiO 2 /Graphite Pack Location: Under center of vehicle Number of Cells: 192 Cell Configuration: 2 parallel, 96 series Nominal Cell Voltage: 3.8 V Nominal System Voltage: 364.8 V Rated Pack Capacity: 66.2 Ah Rated Pack Energy: 24 kWh Max. Cell Charge Voltage 2 : 4.2 V Min. Cell Discharge Voltage 2 : 2.5 V

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Multilateral characterization for industrial ZieglerNatta catalysts toward elucidation of structureperformance relationship  

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Abstract High-performance ZieglerNatta catalysts with ill-defined structural hierarchy were studied over multi-length scales. In this study, multilateral characterization was performed to address quantitative structureperformance relationships in ethylene/1-hexene copolymerization with Mg(OEt)2-based ZieglerNatta catalysts. Macroscopic characteristics of the catalysts (e.g., particle size and meso- and macropore volumes) were greatly affected by structures of Mg(OEt)2 precursor particles, while microscopic characteristics (e.g., micropore volume and chemical composition) were hardly influenced. Ethylene/1-hexene copolymerization results suggested the significance of monomer diffusion: The activity was enhanced for smaller catalyst particles, while the 1-hexene incorporation was improved with larger meso- and macropore volumes.

Toshiaki Taniike; Toshiki Funako; Minoru Terano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Use of a Computer Program Hyper-N to Predict the Performance of Air Vehicles Traveling at Hypersonic Speeds.  

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??Abstract The main objective of this thesis was to develop a method than can be used to approximate the pressure forces on air vehicles traveling (more)

Baalla, Younes

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of subjective uncertainty in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant  

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The 1996 performance assessment (PA) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) maintains a separation between stochastic (i.e., aleatory) and subjective (i.e., epistemic) uncertainty, with stochastic uncertainty arising from the possible disruptions that could occur at the WIPP over the 10,000 yr regulatory period specified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (40 CFR 191,40 CFR 194) and subjective uncertainty arising from an inability to uniquely characterize many of the inputs required in the 1996 WIPP PA. The characterization of subjective uncertainty is discussed, including assignment of distributions, uncertain variables selected for inclusion in analysis, correlation control, sample size, statistical confidence on mean complementary cumulative distribution functions, generation of Latin hypercube samples, sensitivity analysis techniques, and scenarios involving stochastic and subjective uncertainty.

HELTON,JON CRAIG; MARTELL,MARY-ALENA; TIERNEY,MARTIN S.

2000-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Gas Vehicle Basics | Department of Energy  

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Natural Gas Vehicle Basics Natural Gas Vehicle Basics Natural Gas Vehicle Basics August 20, 2013 - 9:15am Addthis Photo of a large truck stopped at a gas station that reads 'Natural Gas for Vehicles.' Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are either fueled exclusively with compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas (dedicated NGVs) or are capable of natural gas and gasoline fueling (bi-fuel NGVs). Dedicated NGVs are designed to run only on natural gas. Bi-fuel NGVs have two separate fueling systems that enable the vehicle to use either natural gas or a conventional fuel (gasoline or diesel). In general, dedicated natural gas vehicles demonstrate better performance and have lower emissions than bi-fuel vehicles because their engines are optimized to run on natural gas. In addition, the vehicle does not have to

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Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay of Drummed Wastes for the TRU Waste Characterization Program  

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The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for nondestructive assay (NDA) consists of a series of tests to evaluate the capability for NDA of transuranic (TRU) waste throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Each test is termed a PDP cycle. These evaluation cycles provide an objective measure of the reliability of measurements obtained from NDA systems used to characterize the radiological constituents of TRU waste. The primary documents governing the conduct of the PDP are the Waste Acceptance Criteria for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WAC; DOE 1999a) and the Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD; DOE 1999b). The WAC requires participation in the PDP; the PDP must comply with the QAPD and the WAC. The WAC contains technical and quality requirements for acceptable NDA. This plan implements the general requirements of the QAPD and applicable requirements of the WAC for the NDA PDP. Measurement facilities demonstrate acceptable performance by the successful testing of simulated waste containers according to the criteria set by this PDP Plan. Comparison among DOE measurement groups and commercial assay services is achieved by comparing the results of measurements on similar simulated waste containers reported by the different measurement facilities. These tests are used as an independent means to assess the performance of measurement groups regarding compliance with established quality assurance objectives (QAO's). Measurement facilities must analyze the simulated waste containers using the same procedures used for normal waste characterization activities. For the drummed waste PDP, a simulated waste container consists of a 55-gallon matrix drum emplaced with radioactive standards and fabricated matrix inserts. These PDP sample components are distributed to the participating measurement facilities that have been designated and authorized by the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO). The NDA Drum PDP materials are stored at these sites under secure conditions to protect them from loss, tampering, or accidental damage. Using removable PDP radioactive standards, isotopic activities in the simulated waste containers are varied to the extent possible over the range of concentrations anticipated in actual waste characterization situations. Manufactured matrices simulate expected waste matrix conditions and provide acceptable consistency in the sample preparation process at each measurement facility. Analyses that are required by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to demonstrate compliance with various regulatory requirements and that are included in the PDP may only be performed by measurement facilities that demonstrate acceptable performance in the PDP. These analyses are referred to as WIPP analyses, and the wastes on which they are performed are referred to as WIPP wastes in this document.

DOE Carlsbad Field Office

2001-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS  

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS 1 Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet Volt VIN: 1G1RD6E48BUI00815 Class: Compact Seatbelt Positions: 4 Type 2 : Multi-Mode PHEV (EV, Series, and Power-split) Motor Type: 12-pole permanent magnet AC synchronous Max. Power/Torque: 111 kW/370 Nm Max. Motor Speed: 9500 rpm Cooling: Active - Liquid cooled Generator Type: 16-pole permanent magnet AC synchronous Max. Power/Torque: 55 kW/200 Nm Max. Generator Speed: 6000 rpm Cooling: Active - Liquid cooled Battery Manufacturer: LG Chem Type: Lithium-ion Cathode/Anode Material: LiMn 2 O 4 /Hard Carbon Number of Cells: 288 Cell Config.: 3 parallel, 96 series Nominal Cell Voltage: 3.7 V Nominal System Voltage: 355.2 V Rated Pack Capacity: 45 Ah Rated Pack Energy: 16 kWh Weight of Pack: 435 lb

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries  

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Improving the batteries for electric drive vehicles, including hybrid electric (HEV) and plug-in electric (PEV) vehicles, is key to improving vehicles' economic, social, and environmental...

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Vehicles News  

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

news Office of Energy Efficiency & news Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585 en Energy Department Announces $45 Million to Advance Next-Generation Vehicle Technologies http://energy.gov/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-45-million-advance-next-generation Energy Department Announces $45 Million to Advance Next-Generation Vehicle Technologies

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Battery Test Manual For Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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This battery test procedure manual was prepared for the United States Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Program. It is based on technical targets established for energy storage development projects aimed at meeting system level DOE goals for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). The specific procedures defined in this manual support the performance and life characterization of advanced battery devices under development for PHEVs. However, it does share some methods described in the previously published battery test manual for power-assist hybrid electric vehicles. Due to the complexity of some of the procedures and supporting analysis, a revision including some modifications and clarifications of these procedures is expected. As in previous battery and capacitor test manuals, this version of the manual defines testing methods for full-size battery systems, along with provisions for scaling these tests for modules, cells or other subscale level devices.

Jeffrey R. Belt

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diesel Power: Clean Vehicles for Tomorrow  

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Diesel Power: Diesel Power: Clean Vehicles for Tomorrow July 2010 VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program The diesel engine has changed significantly over the last quarter-century, in terms of technology and performance. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has created this series of documents about the history of the diesel engine, its current uses in transportation vehicles,

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Phenotypic Characterization of Feed Efficiency and Feeding Behavior Traits in Performance Tested Bulls Fed a Corn Silage-Based Diet  

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Objectives of this study were to characterize feed efficiency traits and examine phenotypic relationships with feeding behavior traits in bulls. Performance, feed intake and feeding behavior traits were measured in bulls (n = 5,165) representing 2...

Moreno Rajo, Jose Gilberto

2013-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

178

Motion Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Resource Constraints  

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Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are currently used in several surveillance applications to monitor a set of targets and collect relevant data. One of the main constraints that characterize a small UAV is the maximum amount of fuel the vehicle...

Sundar, Kaarthik

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay for the TRU Waste Characterization Program. Revision 1  

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The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for Nondestructive Assay (NDA) consists of a series of tests conducted on a regular frequency to evaluate the capability for nondestructive assay of transuranic (TRU) waste throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Each test is termed a PDP cycle. These evaluation cycles provide an objective measure of the reliability of measurements performed with TRU waste characterization systems. Measurement facility performance will be demonstrated by the successful analysis of blind audit samples according to the criteria set by this Program Plan. Intercomparison between measurement groups of the DOE complex will be achieved by comparing the results of measurements on similar or identical blind samples reported by the different measurement facilities. Blind audit samples (hereinafter referred to as PDP samples) will be used as an independent means to assess the performance of measurement groups regarding compliance with established Quality Assurance Objectives (QAOs). As defined for this program, a PDP sample consists of a 55-gallon matrix drum emplaced with radioactive standards and fabricated matrix inserts. These PDP sample components, once manufactured, will be secured and stored at each participating measurement facility designated and authorized by Carlsbad Area Office (CAO) under secure conditions to protect them from loss, tampering, or accidental damage.

None

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Technologies  

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Vehicle Technologies in the Media Spotlight Vehicle Technologies in the Media Spotlight August 19, 2013 Automakers have made steady progress reducing the cost and increasing the performance of fuel cell propulsion systems, and most major vehicle manufacturers are geared to launch fuel cell electric vehicles in the U.S. market between 2015 and 2020. A recent Denver Post article highlights the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's contribution to the progress that automakers have made in getting their fuel cell electric vehicles ready for production. "When I started working on fuel cells in the '90s, people said it was a good field because a solution would always be five years away," said Brian Pivovar, who leads NREL's fuel cell research. "Not anymore." The article references a variety of NREL's hydrogen and fuel cell

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181

Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation  

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Provide benchmark data for advanced technology vehicles Develop lifecycle cost data for production vehicles utilizing advanced power trains Provide fleet...

182

Synthesis, characterization and performance of a polycarboxylate superplasticizer with amide structure  

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Abstract The amide-structural polycarboxylate superplasticizers (amide-PCEs) were synthesized by amidation reaction between polyacrylic acid (PAA) and amino-terminated methoxy polyethylene glycol (amino-PEG) under different conditions, and the effects of amide-PCE's synthesis on amidation rate and flow performance of cement paste were investigated. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1H NMR), and molecular-weight measurements were used for structural characterization, and the results confirmed ideal amide structure and sufficient amidation reaction. Amide-PCE with the carboxylamino ratio of 4:1 exhibited the lowest surface tension, highest adsorption percentage, and the best paste fluidity results. Based on the above results, the dispersion and adsorption mechanisms of amide-PCE in cementwater system were discussed. The application performances in concrete showed that amide-PCE had similar slump to that of conventional PCE, but also had better air-entraining ability, bubble retention and concrete frost-resistance than those of conventional PCE. Depending on this amide structure and good performances, amide-PCE shows broad application prospects.

Xiao Liu; Ziming Wang; Jie Zhu; Yunsheng Zheng; Suping Cui; Mingzhang Lan; Huiqun Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay of Boxed Wastes for the TRU Waste Characterization Program  

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The Performance Demonstration Program (PDP) for nondestructive assay (NDA) consists of a series of tests to evaluate the capability for NDA of transuranic (TRU) waste throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Each test is termed a PDP cycle. These evaluation cycles provide an objective measure of the reliability of measurements obtained from NDA systems used to characterize the radiological constituents of TRU waste. The primary documents governing the conduct of the PDP are the Waste Acceptance Criteria for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WAC; DOE 1999a) and the Quality Assurance Program Document (QAPD; DOE 1999b). The WAC requires participation in the PDP; the PDP must comply with the QAPD and the WAC. The WAC contains technical and quality requirements for acceptable NDA. This plan implements the general requirements of the QAPD and applicable requirements of the WAC for the NDA PDP for boxed waste assay systems. Measurement facilities demonstrate acceptable performance by the successful testing of simulated waste containers according to the criteria set by this PDP Plan. Comparison among DOE measurement groups and commercial assay services is achieved by comparing the results of measurements on similar simulated waste containers reported by the different measurement facilities. These tests are used as an independent means to assess the performance of measurement groups regarding compliance with established quality assurance objectives (QAOs). Measurement facilities must analyze the simulated waste containers using the same procedures used for normal waste characterization activities. For the boxed waste PDP, a simulated waste container consists of a modified standard waste box (SWB) emplaced with radioactive standards and fabricated matrix inserts. An SWB is a waste box with ends designed specifically to fit the TRUPACT-II shipping container. SWBs will be used to package a substantial volume of the TRU waste for disposal. These PDP sample components are distributed to the participating measurement facilities that have been designated and authorized by the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO). The NDA Box PDP materials are stored at these sites under secure conditions to protect them from loss, tampering, or accidental damage. Using removable PDP radioactive standards, isotopic activities in the simulated waste containers are varied to the extent possible over the range of concentrations anticipated in actual waste characterization situations. Manufactured matrices simulate expected waste matrix configurations and provide acceptable consistency in the sample preparation process at each measurement facility. Analyses that are required by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to demonstrate compliance with various regulatory requirements and that are included in the PDP may only be performed by measurement facilities that demonstrate acceptable performance in the PDP. These analyses are referred to as WIPP analyses, and the wastes on which they are performed are referred to as WIPP wastes in this document.

Carlsbad Field Office

2001-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Performance and Reliability Characterization of Bonded Interface Materials (BIMs): Preprint  

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Thermal interface materials are an important enabler for low thermal resistance and reliable electronics packaging for a wide array of applications. There is a trend towards bonded interface materials (BIMs) because of their potential for low thermal resistivity (< 1 mm2K/W). However, BIMs induce thermomechanical stresses in the package and can be prone to failures and integrity risks. Deteriorated interfaces can result in high thermal resistance in the package and degradation and/or failure of the electronics. DARPA's Thermal Management Technologies program has addressed this challenge, supporting the development of mechanically-compliant, low resistivity nano-thermal interface (NTI) materials. In this work, we describe the testing procedure and report the results of NREL's thermal performance and reliability characterization of an initial sample of four different NTI-BIMs.

DeVoto, D.; Paret, P.; Mihalic, M.; Narumanchi, S.; Bar-Cohen, A.; Matin, K.

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Emission control cost-effectiveness of alternative-fuel vehicles  

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Although various legislation and regulations have been adopted to promote the use of alternative-fuel vehicles for curbing urban air pollution problems, there is a lack of systematic comparisons of emission control cost-effectiveness among various alternative-fuel vehicle types. In this paper, life-cycle emission reductions and life-cycle costs were estimated for passenger cars fueled with methanol, ethanol, liquefied petroleum gas, compressed natural gas, and electricity. Vehicle emission estimates included both exhaust and evaporative emissions for air pollutants of hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and air-toxic pollutants of benzene, formaldehyde, 1,3-butadiene, and acetaldehyde. Vehicle life-cycle cost estimates accounted for vehicle purchase prices, vehicle life, fuel costs, and vehicle maintenance costs. Emission control cost-effectiveness presented in dollars per ton of emission reduction was calculated for each alternative-fuel vehicle types from the estimated vehicle life-cycle emission reductions and costs. Among various alternative-fuel vehicle types, compressed natural gas vehicles are the most cost-effective vehicle type in controlling vehicle emissions. Dedicated methanol vehicles are the next most cost-effective vehicle type. The cost-effectiveness of electric vehicles depends on improvements in electric vehicle battery technology. With low-cost, high-performance batteries, electric vehicles are more cost-effective than methanol, ethanol, and liquified petroleum gas vehicles.

Wang, Q. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Sperling, D.; Olmstead, J. [California Univ., Davis, CA (United States). Inst. of Transportation Studies

1993-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

186

Catalyst Characterization | Department of Energy  

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Catalyst Characterization Catalyst Characterization Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Biofuel Impacts on Aftertreatment Devices (Agreement ID:26463) Project ID:18519...

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Characterization and performance evaluation of a new passive neutron albedo reactivity counter for safeguards measurements  

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Abstract A prototype 3He-based Passive Neutron Albedo Reactivity (PNAR) counter was developed and tested at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in collaboration with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to measure the fissile content in electrochemical recycling (ER) product materials. The counter consists of 16 3He cylindrical gas-filled proportional counters at 4atm of pressure embedded in high-density polyethylene. In this work, experimental measurements were performed at LANL to characterize the performance of the PNAR counter using surrogate materials for the uranium metal ingot. The purpose of these experiments was to: 1) measure the operating and calibration parameters of the PNAR counter (e.g. efficiency profiles, coincidence gate fractions, die-away time) and 2) evaluate the accuracy and sensitivity of the PNAR method and the time correlated induced fission (TCIF) method for quantifying the 235U mass in PWR fresh LEU fuel rods and Materials Testing Reactor (MTR) HEU fuel plates. A small 244Cm reference source (13,373 n/s) was placed in the center of the fuel rods and fuel plates to simulate spontaneous fission from sub-ppm (parts per million) levels of Cm contamination in the U ingot. In order to compare the relative accuracy of the PNAR and TCIF methods for quantifying 235U mass, calibration curves were generated for the net doubles rate and the doubles Cd ratio using the Deming software. The results from this experiment will be used to obtain a better understanding of the sensitivity of the PNAR and TCIF methods for samples with low neutron multiplication. Furthermore, this experimental measurement data will also help inform safeguards research and development (R&D) efforts on the viability of nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques and detector designs for quantifying fissile content in ER product materials. Future work will include performing measurements with the PNAR counter on small samples of U/TRU materials.

Adrienne M. LaFleur; Seong-Kyu Ahn; Howard O. Menlove; Michael C. Browne; Ho-Dong Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

The Household Market for Electric Vehicles: Testing the Hybrid Household Hypothesis--A Reflively Designed Survey of New-car-buying, Multi-vehicle California Households  

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16. Regional electric vehicles: rebate. high performanceCommunity electric vehicles: lower rebate. priced electric,luxury) * S m a l l Electric Vehicle T a x Rebate Subtract $

Turrentine, Thomas; Kurani, Kenneth

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) - Vehicle Testing and...  

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- Vehicle Testing and Demonstration Activities Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) - Vehicle Testing and Demonstration Activities 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle...

190

Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...  

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Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) (Fact Sheet) Flexible Fuel Vehicles: Providing a Renewable Fuel Choice, Vehicle...

191

Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation  

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Apps for Vehicles Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data on AddThis.com... Apps for Vehicles Challenge Spurs Innovation in Vehicle Data

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Synthesis and...  

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Synthesis and Characterization of Structured Si-Carbon Nanocomposite Anodes and Functional Polymer Binders Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Synthesis and...

193

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Working with Us  

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Researchers characterize the thermal properties of vehicle energy storage devices in the Battery Thermal and Test Life Facility. Photo by Dennis Schroeder. NREL offers industry,...

194

Hybrid options for light-duty vehicles.  

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Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) offer great promise in improving fuel economy. In this paper, we analyze why, how, and by how much vehicle hybridization can reduce energy consumption and improve fuel economy. Our analysis focuses on efficiency gains associated solely with vehicle hybridization. We do not consider such other measures as vehicle weight reduction or air- and tire-resistance reduction, because such measures would also benefit conventional technology vehicles. The analysis starts with understanding the energy inefficiencies of light-duty vehicles associated with different operation modes in US and Japanese urban and highway driving cycles, with the corresponding energy-saving potentials. The potential for fuel economy gains due to vehicle hybridization can be estimated almost exclusively on the basis of three elements: the reducibility of engine idling operation, the recoverability of braking energy losses, and the capability of improving engine load profiles to gain efficiency associated with specific HEV configurations and control strategies. Specifically, we evaluate the energy efficiencies and fuel economies of a baseline MY97 Corolla-like conventional vehicle (CV), a hypothetical Corolla-based minimal hybrid vehicle (MHV), and a MY98 Prius-like full hybrid vehicle (FHV). We then estimate energy benefits of both MHVs and FHVs over CVs on a performance-equivalent basis. We conclude that the energy benefits of hybridization vary not only with test cycles, but also with performance requirements. The hybrid benefits are greater for ''Corolla (high) performance-equivalent'' vehicles than for ''Prius (low) performance-equivalent'' vehicles. An increasing acceleration requirement would result in larger fuel economy benefits from vehicle hybridization.

An, F., Stodolsky, F.; Santini, D.

1999-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

195

Passive detection of vehicle loading Troy R. McKaya  

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Passive detection of vehicle loading Troy R. McKaya , Carl Salvaggioa , Jason W. Faulringa , Philip-scale vehicle tests. The sensing system includes; infrared video cameras, triaxial accelerometers, microphones for characterizing the weight of a vehicle. The final sensing system will monitor multiple load indicators

Salvaggio, Carl

196

In-service performance and behavior characterization of the hybrid composite bridge system - a case study  

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The Hybrid Composite Beam (HCB) system is an innovative structural technology that has been recently used in bridge construction within the U.S. transportation network. In this system, the superstructure consists of a conventional reinforced concrete deck supported by Hybrid Composite Beams. Each beam is comprised of a glassfiber reinforced polymer (FRP) box shell containing a tied parabolic concrete arch. Inclined stirrups provide shear integrity and enforce composite action between the HCBs and the concrete deck. This paper focuses on evaluating the in-service performance of a newly constructed HCB bridge superstructure located on Route 205 in Colonial Beach, Virginia. A live load test was conducted using tandem axle dump trucks under both quasi-static and dynamic conditions. Results obtained from the experimental investigation were used to determine three key behavior characteristics. Dynamic amplification and lateral load distribution were found to be reasonable in comparison to the assumed design values. The testing program also included internal and external measurement systems to help characterize the load sharing behavior of the HCB on an element level. The main load carrying elements are the deck in compression and the steel ties in tension, and the FRP shell did not act compositely with the internal components.

John M. Civitillo; Devin K. Harris; Amir Gheitasi; Mark Saliba; Bernard L. Kassner

2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

197

Vehicle and Fuel Use | Department of Energy  

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Vehicle and Fuel Use Vehicle and Fuel Use Vehicle and Fuel Use Mission The team evaluates and incorporates, as deemed appropriate for LM operations, the requirements for vehicle and fuel use as defined in Executive Order (EO) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management, and (EO) 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, and DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, and approved by LM. The Vehicle and Fuel Use Team advocates natural resource sustainability by evaluating vehicle and fuel use. Scope The team evaluates the vehicle and fuel use goals included in Executive Orders 13423 and 13514, establishes metrics, and develops and implements a plan of action to meet these goals. These goals may include increasing

198

Hydrogen Storage Requirements for Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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GENERAL MOTORS GENERAL MOTORS HYDROGEN STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR FUEL CELL VEHICLES Brian G. Wicke GM R&D and Planning DOE Hydrogen Storage Workshop August 14-15, 2002 Argonne National Laboratory General Motors Fuel Cell Vehicles * GM fuel cell vehicle Goal - be the first to profitably sell one million fuel cell vehicles * Fuel cell powerplant must be suitable for a broad range of light-duty vehicles (not just niche) * UNCOMPROMISED performance & reliability are REQUIRED * SAFETY IS A GIVEN * Evolutionary and Revolutionary vehicle designs are included-GM AUTONOMY-as long as the customer is (more than) satisfied GENERAL MOTORS AUTONOMY GENERAL MOTORS AUTONOMY General Motors Fuel Cell Vehicles * Focus on PEM fuel cell technology * Must consider entire hydrogen storage & (unique) fuel delivery systems,

199

An applications guide to vehicle SNM monitors  

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The applications guide introduces its readers to the vehicle special nuclear material (SNM) monitors that are becoming part of safeguards and security measures for nuclear material control at DOE facilities. Building on the foundation provided by an applications guide to pedestrian SNM monitors published in 1986 and a technical report on vehicle monitoring published in 1982, the guide provides an overview of vehicle monitoring in Part 1, a discussion of technical aspects of vehicle monitoring in Part 2, and a catalog of vehicle SNM monitors available to DOE facilities in Part 3. Vehicle monitor upkeep, calibration, testing, and performance are important topics in Part 1. The short technical discussion in Part 2 is devoted to new developments and unique features of vehicle monitors.

Fehlau, P.E.

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Demonstration  

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Volt Vehicle Demonstration Fleet Summary Report Reporting period: January 2013 through March 2013 Number of vehicles: 146 Number of vehicle days driven: 6,680 4292013 2:38:13 PM...

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201

Recovering Plastics from Retired Vehicles  

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Shredded plastic materials recovered Shredded plastic materials recovered from retired cars and trucks can be used to manufacture new vehicle parts and other plastic products. Left: Items from shredder residue, recovered polyethylene and polypropylene, and a knee bolster manufactured from recovered plastics. Right: Argonne's froth flotation pilot plant. Background For years vehicle manufacturers have been designing and building new cars and trucks with the goal that structural materials in ELVs will be recycled, reducing the flow of material into the solid-waste stream. At the same time, automakers must ensure that the design materials selected for their ability to be recycled do not impair the safety, reliability, and performance of the completed vehicle. In the United States between 12 and 15 million vehicles reach

202

Vehicle suspension  

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This patent describes a vehicle consisting of sprung and unsprung masses, the combination of struts and support springs for the weight of the sprung mass, an axis defined by pivots between sprung and unsprung masses, with a front pivot approximately midway between the wheels and near the vertical and horizontal planes through the front axles, with a rear pivot lying in an axis through the front pivot and in a plane through the center-of-gravity of the sprung mass, with the plane parallel to the centrifugal force vector through the center-of-gravity of the sprung mass, and with the rear pivot positioned approximately midway between the rear wheels, means for transmitting the centrifugal force component on the front pivot to the front wheels and ground, and means for transmitting the centrifugal force component on the rear pivot to the rear wheels and ground.

Mikina, S.J.

1986-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

203

Vehicle Technologies Office: Hybrid and Vehicle Systems  

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Hybrid and vehicle systems research provides an overarching vehicle systems perspective to the technology research and development (R&D) activities of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's)...

204

Vehicle & Systems Simulation & Testing  

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

penetration of advanced vehicles and systems to displace petroleum consumption, reduce GHG emissions, and achieve vehicle electrification goals. Evaluate technology targets...

205

Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...  

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Utilities Employers Develop long-range Plan Deployment area Vehicle penetration Infrastructure requirements Develop EV Micro-Climate Support...

206

Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...  

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Utilities Employers Develop Long-Range Plan Deployment Area Vehicle Penetration Infrastructure Requirements Develop EV Micro-Climate Initial...

207

A Power Presizing Methodology for Electric Vehicle Traction Motors Bekheira Tabbache1,2  

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A Power Presizing Methodology for Electric Vehicle Traction Motors Bekheira Tabbache1,2 , Sofiane for presizing the power of an electric vehicle traction motor. Based on the vehicle desired performances motor, power presizing, driving cycle. Nomenclature EV = Electric Vehicle; V = Vehicle speed; Vb

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

208

First Commercially Available Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Hit the Street  

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Fuel cell electric vehicles are now widely available in the United States. These passenger vehicles have the driving range, ease of refueling, and performance of todays gasoline-powered cars while emitting nothing but water.

209

Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency  

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Maximizing Alternative Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines

210

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles  

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Light-Duty Light-Duty Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on Google Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on Delicious Rank Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Light-Duty Vehicles on AddThis.com... Home Overview Light-Duty Vehicles Alternative Fuel Vehicles Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Micro Hybrid Vehicles ARRA Vehicle and Infrastructure Projects EVSE Testing Energy Storage Testing Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles Other ICE

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Construction of an Electric Vehicle Implemented in Egypt  

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The design and manufacture of electric vehicles is becoming important with the rising cost of petrol, and the effect of emissions from petrol powered vehicles on our environment. Operating a battery electric vehicle will eliminate emissions inside our cities and reduce our dependence on oil. The number of electric vehicles on the roads is increasing every year as people become more environmentally conscious and gasoline prices are volatile. This study produces a design and construction a battery electric vehicle, and describes the process of constructing and testing of an electric vehicle. This design comprises many steps from choosing the vehicle design, sizing a motor, and the type of batteries used. Finally, a set of experimental results which showing the performance of the designed electric vehicle under certain conditions were conducted. Key Words: electric vehicle, performance, experimental work, lead-acid battery and DC electric motor.

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Characterization and analysis of diesel exhaust odor  

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Characterization and analysis of diesel exhaust odor ... Carbonyl and Nitrogen Dioxide Emissions From Gasoline- and Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicles ...

Patricia A. Partridge; Francis J. Shala; Nicholas P. Cernansky; Irwin H. Suffet

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving  

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About the Vehicle About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: About the Vehicle Technologies Office: Moving America Forward with Clean Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: About the

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle  

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9: August 6, 9: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends - New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends - New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends - New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends - New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #739: August 6, 2012 Light Vehicle Dealership Sales Trends - New Vehicles, Used Vehicles, and Service/Parts on Delicious

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SAND94-2862C PERFORMANCE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE NASA STANDARD...  

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applications, including the Space Shuttle. This effort w a s directed towards providing test results to characterize the output of this device for its use in a safe and a r m...

216

Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Efforts  

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Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Efforts Christine Kirby, MassDEP ZE-MAP Meeting October 24, 2014 #12 · Provide Clean Air · Grow the Clean Energy Economy · Electric vehicles are a key part of the solution #12 is promoting EVs 4 #12;TCI and Electric Vehicles · Established the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network through

California at Davis, University of

217

Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre  

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complexity ·More efficient Vehicles, quicker to market, reduced cost to consumer The Optimisation Task and virtual environments Vehicle baseline testing on rolling road Calibration Control Engine VehiclePowertrain & Vehicle Research Centre Low Carbon Powertrain Development S. Akehurst, EPSRC Advanced

Burton, Geoffrey R.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle  

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5: November 25, 5: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #805: November 25, 2013 Vehicle Technology Penetration on AddThis.com... Fact #805: November 25, 2013

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PASSIVE DETECTION OF VEHICLE LOADING  

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The Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory (DIRS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology, along with the Savannah River National Laboratory is investigating passive methods to quantify vehicle loading. The research described in this paper investigates multiple vehicle indicators including brake temperature, tire temperature, engine temperature, acceleration and deceleration rates, engine acoustics, suspension response, tire deformation and vibrational response. Our investigation into these variables includes building and implementing a sensing system for data collection as well as multiple full-scale vehicle tests. The sensing system includes; infrared video cameras, triaxial accelerometers, microphones, video cameras and thermocouples. The full scale testing includes both a medium size dump truck and a tractor-trailer truck on closed courses with loads spanning the full range of the vehicle's capacity. Statistical analysis of the collected data is used to determine the effectiveness of each of the indicators for characterizing the weight of a vehicle. The final sensing system will monitor multiple load indicators and combine the results to achieve a more accurate measurement than any of the indicators could provide alone.

Garrett, A.

2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Hypersonic airbreathing vehicle visions and enhancing technologies  

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This paper addresses the visions for hypersonic airbreathing vehicles and the advanced technologies that forge and enhance the designs. The matrix includes space access vehicles (single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO), two-stage-to-orbit (2STO) and three-stage-to-orbit (3STO)) and endoatmospheric vehicles (airplanes{emdash}missiles are omitted). The characteristics, the performance potential, the technologies and the synergies will be discussed. A common design constraint is that all vehicles (space access and endoatmospheric) have enclosed payload bays. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

Hunt, J.L.; Lockwood, M.K.; Petley, D.H.; Pegg, R.J. [NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Hampton, Virginia (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors  

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Ambassadors to someone Ambassadors to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors on AddThis.com... Goals Research & Development Testing and Analysis Workplace Charging Partners Ambassadors Resources Community and Fleet Readiness Workforce Development Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics Ambassadors Workplace Charging Challenge Clean Cities Coalitions Clean Cities logo. Clean Cities National: A network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions, supported by the

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Executive Fleet Vehicles Report | Department of Energy  

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Executive Fleet Vehicles Report Executive Fleet Vehicles Report Executive Fleet Vehicles Report On May 24, 2011, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum on Federal Fleet Performance. In accordance with Section 1 (b) of the Presidential Memorandum and pursuant to Federal Management Regulation 102-34.50 (41 CFR 102-34.50), executive fleets are required to achieve maximum fuel efficiency; be limited in motor vehicle body size, engine size, and optional equipment to what is essential to meet agency mission; and be midsize or smaller sedans, except where larger sedans are essential to the agency mission. Executive fleet vehicles that are larger than midsize sedans or are not AFVs must be disclosed on the website of the agency operating the vehicles within 180 days of the date of the memorandum (on or before November 17,

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Modeling, Testing and Analysis  

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Modeling, Testing and Analysis Modeling, Testing and Analysis The Vehicle Technologies Office's robust portfolio is supported by modeling, testing, and analysis. This work complements the research on batteries, power electronics, and materials, helping researchers integrate these components and ensure the whole vehicle meets consumer and commercial needs. Modeling allows researchers to build "virtual vehicles" that simulate fuel economy, emissions and performance of a potential vehicle. The Office has supported the development of several software-based analytic tools that researchers can use or license. Integration and Validation allows researchers to test physical component and subsystem prototypes as if they are in a real vehicle. Laboratory and Fleet Testing provides data on PEVs through both dynamometer and on-the-road testing. Researchers use the data to benchmark current vehicles, as well as validate the accuracy of software models.

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A hybrid vehicle evaluation code and its application to vehicle design  

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This report describes a hybrid vehicle simulation model, which can be applied to many of the vehicles currently being considered for low pollution and high fuel economy. The code operates interactively, with all the vehicle information stored in data files. The code calculates fuel economy for three driving schedules, time for 0-96 km/h at maximum acceleration, hill climbing performance, power train dimensions, and pollution generation rates. This report also documents the application of the code to a hybrid vehicle that operates with a hydrogen internal combustion engine. The simulation model is used for parametric studies of the vehicle. The results show the fuel economy of the vehicle as a function of vehicle mass, aerodynamic drag, engine-generator efficiency, flywheel efficiency, and flywheel energy and power capacities.

Aceves, S.M.; Smith, J.R.

1994-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #306: February 9, 2004 Vehicle Type  

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6: February 9, 6: February 9, 2004 Vehicle Type Differences on Vehicle Miles Traveled to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #306: February 9, 2004 Vehicle Type Differences on Vehicle Miles Traveled on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #306: February 9, 2004 Vehicle Type Differences on Vehicle Miles Traveled on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #306: February 9, 2004 Vehicle Type Differences on Vehicle Miles Traveled on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #306: February 9, 2004 Vehicle Type Differences on Vehicle Miles Traveled on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #306: February 9, 2004 Vehicle Type Differences on Vehicle Miles Traveled on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #306:

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Characterization  

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Characterization Characterization of the Rust Fungus, Puccinia emaculata, and Evaluation of Genetic Variability for Rust Resistance in Switchgrass Populations Srinivasa Rao Uppalapati & Desalegn D. Serba & Yasuhiro Ishiga & Les J. Szabo & Shipra Mittal & Hem S. Bhandari & Joseph H. Bouton & Kirankumar S. Mysore & Malay C. Saha # The Author(s) 2012. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract Several fungal pathogens have been identified on ornamental and native stands of switchgrass (Panicum virga- tum L.). Diseases of switchgrass, particularly rust, have been largely neglected and are likely to become the major limiting factor to biomass yield and quality, especially when monocul- tured over a large acreage. Based on teliospore morphology and internal transcribed spacer-based diagnostic primers, the rust pathogen collected

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Hybrid Electric Fleet Vehicle...  

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Hybrid Electric Fleet Vehicle Testing How Hybrid Electric Vehicles Work Hybrid electric vehicles combine a primary power source, an energy storage system, and an electric motor to...

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VEHICLE USAGE LOG Department ________________________________________ Vehicle Homebase ____________________________ Week Ended (Sunday) _________________  

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VEHICLE USAGE LOG Department ________________________________________ Vehicle Homebase (rev. 10/2005-ecb) #12;Vehicle Usage Log Instructions General instructions: The details of the use

Yang, Zong-Liang

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Fact #842: October 13, 2014 Vehicles and Vehicle Travel Trends...  

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

drivers, number of vehicles in operation, and total vehicle miles traveled. Fact 842 Dataset Supporting Information Population and Vehicle Growth Comparison, 1950-2012 Year...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants  

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Lubricants to someone by Lubricants to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Advanced Combustion Engines Fuels & Lubricants Fuel Effects on Combustion Lubricants Natural Gas Research Biofuels End-Use Research Materials Technologies Lubricants As most vehicles are on the road for more than 15 years before they are retired, investigating technologies that will improve today's vehicles is

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Chapter 2. Vehicle Characteristics  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

2. Vehicle Characteristics 2. Vehicle Characteristics Chapter 2. Vehicle Characteristics U.S. households used a fleet of nearly 157 million vehicles in 1994. Despite remarkable growth in the number of minivans and sport-utility vehicles, passenger cars continued to predominate in the residential vehicle fleet. This chapter looks at changes in the composition of the residential fleet in 1994 compared with earlier years and reviews the effect of technological changes on fuel efficiency (how efficiently a vehicle engine processes motor fuel) and fuel economy (how far a vehicle travels on a given amount of fuel). Using data unique to the Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey, it also explores the relationship between residential vehicle use and family income.

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles  

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Medium- and Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Google Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Delicious Rank Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles on AddThis.com... Home Overview Light-Duty Vehicles Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Transit Vehicles Trucks Idle Reduction Oil Bypass Filter Airport Ground Support Equipment Medium and Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Electric Vehicle Preparedness Task 3: Detailed Assessment of Target Electrification Vehicles at Joint Base Lewis McChord Utilization  

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Task 2 involved identifying daily operational characteristics of select vehicles and initiating data logging of vehicle movements in order to characterize the vehicles mission. Individual observations of these selected vehicles provide the basis for recommendations related to PEV adoption and whether a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) (collectively PEVs) can fulfill the mission requirements and provides observations related to placement of PEV charging infrastructure. This report provides the results of the data analysis and observations related to the replacement of current vehicles with PEVs. This fulfills part of the Task 3 requirements. Task 3 also includes an assessment of charging infrastructure required to support this replacement. That is the subject of a separate report.

Stephen Schey; Jim Francfort

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...  

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

EVSE Designed And Manufactured To Allow Power And Energy Data Collection And Demand Response Control Residential EVSE Installed For All Vehicles 1,300 Commercial EVSE...

235

Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...  

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

2 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting arravt066vsskarner2012...

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Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure...  

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

1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation arravt066vsskarner2011...

237

Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transporta...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation arravt072vssmackie2011...

238

Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transporta...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

2 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting arravt072vssmackie2012...

239

Characterization of the HVAC performance with defroster grillers and instrument panel registers  

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Improving HVAC performance is of paramount importance to sustain ... was between 15 to 25 degrees with a standard distance ratio of one. During the cooling...

M. F. Kader; Y. M. Youn; Y. D. Jun

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND PERFORMANCE TESTING OF PT- BASED ELECTROCATALYSTS FOR LOW TEMPERATURE PEM FUEL CELLS.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity on the cathode plays a significant role in deciding the overall performance of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. (more)

Gong, Yanming

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Stereovision based vehicle classification using support vector machines  

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-Ingenieur - Softwaretechnik Abstract The thesis studies the detection of oncoming vehicles in traffic scenes by using depth in a test vehicle. The main difficulty is to build a system that runs in real time on a standard PC and performs accurate detection of vehicles even under unfavorable illumination and weather conditions. Robust

Poggio, Tomaso

242

Aero-Assisted Orbital Transfer Vehicles Utilizing Atmosphere Ingestion  

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Aero-Assisted Orbital Transfer Vehicles Utilizing Atmosphere Ingestion by THOMAS JOHN MC GUIRE B #12;2 Aero-Assisted Orbital Transfer Vehicles Utilizing Atmosphere Ingestion by: Thomas J. Mc Guire solar thermal orbital transfer vehicle from the Boeing company. Performance increases possible

243

Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

vehicle aging have an additional but unknown effect on the MPG of individual vehicles. Energy Information AdministrationHousehold Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991 27 Of the...

244

Vehicle Research Laboratory - FEERC  

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Vehicle Research Laboratory Vehicle Research Laboratory Expertise The overall FEERC team has been developed to encompass the many disciplines necessary for world-class fuels, engines, and emissions-related research, with experimental, analytical, and modeling capabilities. Staff members specialize in areas including combustion and thermodynamics, emissions measurements, analytical chemistry, catalysis, sensors and diagnostics, dynamometer cell operations, engine controls and control theory. FEERC engineers have many years of experience in vehicle research, chassis laboratory development and operation, and have developed specialized systems and methods for vehicle R&D. Selected Vehicle Research Topics In-use investigation of Lean NOx Traps (LNTs). Vehicle fuel economy features such as lean operation GDI engines,

245

Vehicle Technologies Office: Closed Solicitations  

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Closed Solicitations Closed Solicitations Technology Solicitation Title Open Date Close Date Hydrogen and Fuel Cells- Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Request for Information (RFI) on performance, durability, and cost targets for fuel cells designed for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) applications Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 05/28/2009 06/30/2009 Vehicle Technologies- Vehicle Technologies Recovery Act - Systems Level Technology Development, Integration,and Demonstration for Efficient Class 8 Trucks (SuperTruck) and Advanced Technology Powertrains For Light-Duty Vehicles (ATP-LD) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 06/09/2009 09/09/2009 Crosscutting U.S. China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 03/30/2010 05/21/2010

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Heavy Duty Vehicle Futures Analysis.  

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This report describes work performed for an Early Career Research and Development project. This project developed a heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) sector model to assess the factors influencing alternative fuel and efficiency technology adoption. This model builds on a Sandia light duty vehicle sector model and provides a platform for assessing potential impacts of technological advancements developed at the Combustion Research Facility. Alternative fuel and technology adoption modeling is typically developed around a small set of scenarios. This HDV sector model segments the HDV sector and parameterizes input values, such as fuel prices, efficiencies, and vehicle costs. This parameterization enables sensitivity and trade space analyses to identify the inputs that are most associated with outputs of interest, such as diesel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Thus this analysis tool enables identification of the most significant HDV sector drivers that can be used to support energy security and climate change goals.

Askin, Amanda Christine; Barter, Garrett; West, Todd H.; Manley, Dawn Kataoka

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Vehicle Technologies Office: Exploratory Battery Materials Research  

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Lowering the cost and improving the performance of batteries for plug-in electric vehicles requires improving every part of the battery, from underlying chemistry to packaging. To reach the EV...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per  

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5: September 15, 5: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #285: September 15, 2003 Vehicles per Thousand People: An International Comparison on Digg

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites  

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Favorites to someone by Favorites to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites on AddThis.com... Favorites #248 Top Ten Net Petroleum Importing Countries, 2000 December 23, 2002 #246 U.S. Oil Imports - Top 10 Countries of Origin December 9, 2002 #244 Sport Utility Vehicle Spotlight November 25, 2002 #243 Fuel Economy Leaders for 2003 Model Year Light Trucks November 18, 2002 #242 Fuel Economy Leaders for 2003 Model Year Cars November 11, 2002 #238 Automobile and Truck Population by Vehicle Age, 2001 October 14, 2002

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners  

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Partners to someone by Partners to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Partners on AddThis.com... Goals Research & Development Testing and Analysis Workplace Charging Partners Ambassadors Resources Community and Fleet Readiness Workforce Development Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics Partners The interactive map below highlights Workplace Charging Challenge Partners across the country who are installing plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure for their employees. Select a worksite to learn more about

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Vehicle Technologies Office: News  

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News News Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Vehicle Technologies Office: News to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: News on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: News on AddThis.com... Vehicle Technologies News Blog Newsletters Information for Media Subscribe to News Updates News December 18, 2013 USDA Offers $118 Million for Renewable Energy, Smart Grid Projects The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $73 million in funding for renewable energy projects and $45 million for smart grid technology as

252

Social networking in vehicles  

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In-vehicle, location-aware, socially aware telematic systems, known as Flossers, stand to revolutionize vehicles, and how their drivers interact with their physical and social worlds. With Flossers, users can broadcast and ...

Liang, Philip Angus

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Vehicle Research Group  

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.................................................................................9 From diesel to electric: a new era in personnel transport for underground coal minesElectric Vehicle Research Group Annual Report 2012 #12;Table of Contents Executive Summary................................................................................8 C2-25 Electric Vehicle Drivetrain

Liley, David

254

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles UCD-ITS-RR-92-14 September byet al. , 1988,1989 HYDROGEN FUEL-CELL VEHICLES: TECHNICALIn the FCEV, the hydrogen fuel cell could supply the "net"

Delucchi, Mark

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicles | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

renewable and alternative fuels. Advanced vehicles and fuels can also put the brakes on air pollution and improve our environment. At least 250 million vehicles are in use in the...

256

Hydrogen-Enhanced Natural Gas Vehicle Program  

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The project objective is to demonstrate the viability of HCNG fuel (30 to 50% hydrogen by volume and the remainder natural gas) to reduce emissions from light-duty on-road vehicles with no loss in performance or efficiency. The City of Las Vegas has an interest in alternative fuels and already has an existing hydrogen refueling station. Collier Technologies Inc (CT) supplied the latest design retrofit kits capable of converting nine compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled, light-duty vehicles powered by the Ford 5.4L Triton engine. CT installed the kits on the first two vehicles in Las Vegas, trained personnel at the City of Las Vegas (the City) to perform the additional seven retrofits, and developed materials for allowing other entities to perform these retrofits as well. These vehicles were used in normal service by the City while driver impressions, reliability, fuel efficiency and emissions were documented for a minimum of one year after conversion. This project has shown the efficacy of operating vehicles originally designed to operate on compressed natural gas with HCNG fuel incorporating large quantities of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). There were no safety issues experienced with these vehicles. The only maintenance issue in the project was some rough idling due to problems with the EGR valve and piping parts. Once the rough idling was corrected no further maintenance issues with these vehicles were experienced. Fuel economy data showed no significant changes after conversion even with the added power provided by the superchargers that were part of the conversions. Driver feedback for the conversions was very favorable. The additional power provided by the HCNG vehicles was greatly appreciated, especially in traffic. The drivability of the HCNG vehicles was considered to be superior by the drivers. Most of the converted vehicles showed zero oxides of nitrogen throughout the life of the project using the State of Nevada emissions station.

Hyde, Dan; Collier, Kirk

2009-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

257

Advanced Vehicle Electrification  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

258

Advanced Vehicle Electrification  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

259

Consumer Vehicle Technology Data  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

260

Advanced Electric Drive Vehicles  

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2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2013: Accelerating Predictive...  

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3: Accelerating Predictive Simulation of IC Engines with High Performance Computing Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2013: Accelerating Predictive Simulation of IC Engines...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Accelerating Predictive...  

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4: Accelerating Predictive Simulation of IC Engines with High Performance Computing Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Accelerating Predictive Simulation of IC Engines...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Overcoming Processing...  

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Office Merit Review 2014: Overcoming Processing Cost Barriers of High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Overcoming...

264

Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre  

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Simulation Basic Engine Test Vehicle Test Cost & Complexity Towards Final Product Lean Powertrain Development Viewing Trade-Offs and Finding Optima Realism Advanced Engine Test Vehicle Test Rolling Road Powertrain powertrain development tasks to reduce costs and time to market The vehicle powertrain is the system

Burton, Geoffrey R.

265

Energy 101: Electric Vehicles  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

This edition of Energy 101 highlights the benefits of electric vehicles, including improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs. For more information on electric vehicles from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, visit the Vehicle Technologies Program website: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/

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2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Reservoir characterization and performance predictions for the E.N. Woods lease  

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The task of this work was to evaluate the past performance of the E.N. WOODS Unit and to forecast its future economic performance by taking into consideration the geology, petrophysics and production history of the reservoir. The Decline Curve Analysis feature of the Appraisal of Petroleum Properties including Taxation Systems (EDAPT) software along with the Production Management Systems (PMS) software were used to evaluate the original volume of hydrocarbon in place and estimate the reserve. The Black Oil Simulator (BOAST II) was then used to model the waterflooding operation and estimate the incremental oil production attributable to the water injection. BOAST II was also used to predict future performance of the reservoir.

Aka-Milan, Francis A.

2000-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Part-Load Performance Characterization and Energy Savings Potential of the RTU Challenge Unit: Daikin Rebel  

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In 2011, the U.S. Department of Energys Building Technology Office (DOEs BTO), with help from the Better Buildings Alliance (BBA) members, developed a specification for high performance rooftop air-conditioning units (RTU Challenge) with capacity ranges between 10 and 20 tons (DOE 2013). Daikins Rebel for the first rooftop unit system that was recognized by DOE in May 2012 as meeting the RTU Challenge specifications. This report documents the development of part-load performance curves and its use with EnergyPlus simulation tool to estimate the potential savings from use of Rebel compared to other standard options.

Wang, Weimin; Katipamula, Srinivas

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle  

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2: October 3, 2: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership on AddThis.com... Fact #392: October 3, 2005 Household Vehicle Ownership Household vehicle ownership has changed significantly over the last 40

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle  

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5: February 5, 5: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles on AddThis.com... Fact #455: February 5, 2007 Household Vehicle Miles The graphs below show the average vehicle miles of travel (VMT) - daily

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NREL: Learning - Vehicle Testing and Analysis  

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Vehicle Testing and Analysis Vehicle Testing and Analysis Photo of two large semi-trailer truck cabs parked side by side on a hillside with a shrub-covered hill and sky in the background. Researchers at NREL obtain useful data on energy efficiency during tests conducted both in the laboratory and outdoors in truck cabs like these. Credit: Ken Proc Researchers and engineers test new technologies and vehicles to find out if they will help manufacturers produce more energy-efficient cars, vans, trucks, and buses. They also carry out studies using computer simulations. These studies help to identify the vehicles and components that will provide the best fuel economy and performance at the lowest cost. Fleet Tests and Evaluations NREL's engineers use the latest equipment and techniques to conduct vehicle

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - News  

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Vehicles and Fuels Research News Vehicles and Fuels Research News The following news stories highlight vehicles and fuels research at NREL. December 23, 2013 NREL and Thought Leaders Gather at Electric Vehicle Battery Management Summit NREL researchers will gather with U.S. Department of Energy program directors and technology managers, and other thought leaders to exchange strategies for maximizing the performance, safety, and lifespan of electric-drive vehicle batteries. November 7, 2013 NREL Developed Mobile App for Alternative Fueling Station Locations Released iPhone users now have access to a free application that locates fueling stations offering alternative fuels, including electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, e85 Ethanol, propane and hydrogen. The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed the new mobile

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Reservoir characterization, performance monitoring of waterflooding and development opportunities in Germania Spraberry Unit.  

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existing over a regional area have long been known to dominate all aspects of performance in the Spraberry Trend Area. Two stages of depletion have taken place over 46 years of production: Primary production under solution gas drive and secondary recovery...

Hernandez Hernandez, Erwin Enrique

2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

273

International Workshop on Characterization and PIE Needs for Fundamental Understanding of Fuels Performance and Safety  

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The International Workshop on Characterization and PIE Needs to Support Science-Based Development of Innovative Fuels was held June 16-17, 2011, in Paris, France. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Working Party on the Fuel Cycle (WPFC) sponsored the workshop to identify gaps in global capabilities that need to be filled to meet projected needs in the 21st century. First and foremost, the workshop brought nine countries and associated international organizations, together in support of common needs for nuclear fuels and materials testing, characterization, PIE, and modeling capabilities. Finland, France, Germany, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, IAEA, and ITU (on behalf of European Union Joint Research Centers) discussed issues and opportunities for future technical advancements and collaborations. Second, the presentations provided a base level of understanding of current international capabilities. Three main categories were covered: (1) status of facilities and near term plans, (2) PIE needs from fuels engineering and material science perspectives, and (3) novel PIE techniques being developed to meet the needs. The International presentations provided valuable data consistent with the outcome of the National Workshop held in March 2011. Finally, the panel discussion on 21st century PIE capabilities, created a unified approach for future collaborations. In conclusion, (1) existing capabilities are not sufficient to meet the needs of a science-based approach, (2) safety issues and fuels behavior during abnormal conditions will receive more focus post-Fukushima; therefore we need to adopt our techniques to those issues, and (3) International collaboration is needed in the areas of codes and standards development for the new techniques.

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2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved characterization of reservoir behavior by integration of reservoir performances data and rock type distributions  

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An integrated geological/petrophysical and reservoir engineering study was performed for a large, mature waterflood project (>250 wells, {approximately}80% water cut) at the North Robertson (Clear Fork) Unit, Gaines County, Texas. The primary goal of the study was to develop an integrated reservoir description for {open_quotes}targeted{close_quotes} (economic) 10-acre (4-hectare) infill drilling and future recovery operations in a low permeability, carbonate (dolomite) reservoir. Integration of the results from geological/petrophysical studies and reservoir performance analyses provide a rapid and effective method for developing a comprehensive reservoir description. This reservoir description can be used for reservoir flow simulation, performance prediction, infill targeting, waterflood management, and for optimizing well developments (patterns, completions, and stimulations). The following analyses were performed as part of this study: (1) Geological/petrophysical analyses: (core and well log data) - {open_quotes}Rock typing{close_quotes} based on qualitative and quantitative visualization of pore-scale features. Reservoir layering based on {open_quotes}rock typing {close_quotes} and hydraulic flow units. Development of a {open_quotes}core-log{close_quotes} model to estimate permeability using porosity and other properties derived from well logs. The core-log model is based on {open_quotes}rock types.{close_quotes} (2) Engineering analyses: (production and injection history, well tests) Material balance decline type curve analyses to estimate total reservoir volume, formation flow characteristics (flow capacity, skin factor, and fracture half-length), and indications of well/boundary interference. Estimated ultimate recovery analyses to yield movable oil (or injectable water) volumes, as well as indications of well and boundary interference.

Davies, D.K.; Vessell, R.K. [David K. Davies & Associates, Kingwood, TX (United States); Doublet, L.E. [Texas A& M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)] [and others

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Performance specifications for technology development: Application for characterization of volatile organic compounds in the environment  

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This report contains information about technology development for the monitoring and remediation of environmental pollution caused by the release of volatile organic compounds. Topics discussed include: performance specification processes, gas chromatography, mass spectrometer, fiber-optic chemical sensors, infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, piezoelectric sensors and electrochemical sensors. These methods are analyzed for their cost efficiency, accuracy, and the ability to meet the needs of the customer.

Carpenter, S.E.; Doskey, P.V.; Erickson, M.D.; Lindahl, P.C.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment  

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Deployment Deployment Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment on AddThis.com... Energy Policy Act (EPAct) Clean Cities Educational Activities Deployment Our nation's energy security depends on the efficiency of our transportation system and on which fuels we use. Transportation in the United States already consumes much more oil than we produce here at home

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries  

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Batteries to someone by Batteries to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Batteries Battery Systems Applied Battery Research Long-Term Exploratory Research Ultracapacitors Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Advanced Combustion Engines Fuels & Lubricants Materials Technologies Batteries battery/cell diagram Battery/Cell Diagram Batteries are important to our everyday lives and show up in various

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Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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

Vehicles Vehicles Vehicles EERE leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. EERE leads U.S. researchers and other partners in making transportation cleaner and more efficient through solutions that put electric drive vehicles on the road and replace oil with clean domestic fuels. Image of three semi truck cabs. The one on the left is yellow, the middle is green, and the far right truck is red. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies, including advances in electric vehicles, engine efficiency, and lightweight materials. Since 2008, the Department of

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THE COMPETITIVENESS OF COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN THE LTL DELIVERY INDUSTRY  

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of electric delivery trucks. To this end, equations linking vehicle performance to power consumption, routeTHE COMPETITIVENESS OF COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN THE LTL DELIVERY INDUSTRY: #12; #12, energy use, and costs of electric vehicles and comparable diesel internal-combustion engine vehicles

Bertini, Robert L.

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NREL/CP-5400-60098. Posted with permission. Presented at the SAE 2013 Commercial Vehicle  

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the performance of power through the electric motor so that the demand on the their vehicles, whether it is better between heavy-duty hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and equivalent conventional diesel vehicles. In by reducing harmful The main purpose of this study was to evaluate and vehicle emissions. Hybrid electric

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle  

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1: January 8, 1: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips on AddThis.com... Fact #451: January 8, 2007 Household Vehicle Trips In a day, the average household traveled 32.7 miles in 2001 (the latest

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy  

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3: March 8, 2010 3: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates on AddThis.com... Fact #613: March 8, 2010 Vehicle Occupancy Rates The average number of persons occupying a car is 1.59 and has not changed

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Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual  

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FY 2008 DOE Vehicle FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2008 DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review on AddThis.com... Publications

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle  

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8: February 16, 8: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost on AddThis.com... Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle  

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3: January 22, 3: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership on AddThis.com... Fact #453: January 22, 2007 Household Vehicle Ownership

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2011 Hyundai Sonata 3539 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Test Results  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energys 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, including testing hybrid electric vehicle 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 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (VIN KMHEC4A47BA003539). Battery testing was performed by Intertek Testing Services NA. The Idaho National Laboratory and Intertek collaborate on the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity for the Vehicle Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Matthew Shirk; Tyler Gray; Jeffrey Wishart

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Testing hybrid electric vehicle emissions and fuel economy at the 1994 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Challenge  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

From June 12--20, 1994, an engineering design competition called the 1994 Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Challenge was held in Southfield, Michigan. This collegiate-level competition, which involved 36 colleges and universities from across North America, challenged the teams to build a superior HEV. One component of this comprehensive competition was the emissions event. Special HEV testing procedures were developed for the competition to find vehicle emissions and correct for battery state-of-charge while fitting into event time constraints. Although there were some problems with a newly-developed data acquisition system, they were able to get a full profile of the best performing vehicles as well as other vehicles that represent typical levels of performance from the rest of the field. This paper will explain the novel test procedures, present the emissions and fuel economy results, and provide analysis of second-by-second data for several vehicles.

Duoba, M.; Quong, S.; LeBlanc, N.; Larsen, R.P.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Method and apparatus for characterizing and enhancing the functional performance of machine tools  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed are various systems and methods for assessing and improving the capability of a machine tool. The disclosure applies to machine tools having at least one slide configured to move along a motion axis. Various patterns of dynamic excitation commands are employed to drive the one or more slides, typically involving repetitive short distance displacements. A quantification of a measurable merit of machine tool response to the one or more patterns of dynamic excitation commands is typically derived for the machine tool. Examples of measurable merits of machine tool performance include workpiece surface finish, and the ability to generate chips of the desired length.

Barkman, William E; Babelay, Jr., Edwin F; Smith, Kevin Scott; Assaid, Thomas S; McFarland, Justin T; Tursky, David A; Woody, Bethany; Adams, David

2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

289

In-service performance and behavior characterization of the hybrid composite bridge system - a case study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Hybrid Composite Beam (HCB) system is an innovative structural technology that has been recently used in bridge construction within the U.S. transportation network. In this system, the superstructure consists of a conventional reinforced concrete deck supported by Hybrid Composite Beams. Each beam is comprised of a glassfiber reinforced polymer (FRP) box shell containing a tied parabolic concrete arch. Inclined stirrups provide shear integrity and enforce composite action between the HCBs and the concrete deck. This paper focuses on evaluating the in-service performance of a newly constructed HCB bridge superstructure located on Route 205 in Colonial Beach, Virginia. A live load test was conducted using tandem axle dump trucks under both quasi-static and dynamic conditions. Results obtained from the experimental investigation were used to determine three key behavior characteristics. Dynamic amplification and lateral load distribution were found to be reasonable in comparison to the assumed design values....

Civitillo, John M; Gheitasi, Amir; Saliba, Mark; Kassner, Bernard L

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle  

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39: October 6, 39: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #539: October 6, 2008 Light Vehicle Production by State on AddThis.com... Fact #539: October 6, 2008

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #711: January 23, 2012 Top Vehicles  

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1: January 23, 1: January 23, 2012 Top Vehicles around the Globe, 2011 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #711: January 23, 2012 Top Vehicles around the Globe, 2011 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #711: January 23, 2012 Top Vehicles around the Globe, 2011 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #711: January 23, 2012 Top Vehicles around the Globe, 2011 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #711: January 23, 2012 Top Vehicles around the Globe, 2011 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #711: January 23, 2012 Top Vehicles around the Globe, 2011 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #711: January 23, 2012 Top Vehicles around the Globe, 2011 on AddThis.com...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2004 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle  

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4 Progress Report 4 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2004 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2004 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2004 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2004 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2004 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2004 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle  

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9: May 10, 2004 9: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #319: May 10, 2004 Highway Vehicle Emissions: 1970-2001 Comparison on

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle  

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300: December 29, 300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #300: December 29, 2003 World Vehicle Production by Country/Region on

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Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle  

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3 Progress Report 3 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: FY 2003 Progress Report for Heavy Vehicle Propulsion Materials Program on

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle  

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5: January 11, 5: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #605: January 11, 2010 Light Vehicle Sales by Month, 2008-2009 on AddThis.com...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle  

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8: November 23, 8: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #598: November 23, 2009 Hybrid Vehicle Sales by Model on AddThis.com... Fact #598: November 23, 2009

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Identification and Characterization of Performance Limiting Regions in Poly-Si Wafers Used for PV Cells: Preprint  

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As demand for silicon photovoltaic (PV) material increases, so does the need for cost-effective feedstock and production methods that will allow enhanced penetration of silicon PV into the total energy market. The focus on cost minimization for production of polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) PV has led to relaxed feedstock purity requirements, which has also introduced undesirable characteristics into cast poly-Si PV wafers. To produce cells with the highest possible conversion efficiencies, it is crucial to understand how reduced purity requirements and defects that are introduced through the casting process can impair minority carrier properties in poly-Si PV cells. This is only possible by using multiple characterization techniques that give macro-scale information (such as the spatial distribution of performance-limiting regions), as well as micro and nano-scale information about the structural and chemical nature of such performance-limiting regions. This study demonstrates the usefulness of combining multiple techniques to analyze performance-limiting regions in the poly-Si wafers that are used for PV cells. This is done by first identifying performance-limiting regions using macro-scale techniques including photoluminescence (PL) imaging, microwave photoconductive decay (uPCD), and reflectometry), then using smaller-scale techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD), laser ablation inductively coupled mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), cathodoluminescence (CL), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to understand the nature of such regions. This analysis shows that structural defects as well as metallic impurities are present in performance-limiting regions, which together act to decrease conversion efficiencies in poly-Si PV cells.

Guthrey, H.; Gorman, B.; Al-Jassim, M.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Overcoming the Range Limitation of Medium-Duty Battery Electric Vehicles through the use of Hydrogen Fuel-Cells  

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Battery electric vehicles possess great potential for decreasing lifecycle costs in medium-duty applications, a market segment currently dominated by internal combustion technology. Characterized by frequent repetition of similar routes and daily return to a central depot, medium-duty vocations are well positioned to leverage the low operating costs of battery electric vehicles. Unfortunately, the range limitation of commercially available battery electric vehicles acts as a barrier to widespread adoption. This paper describes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and industry partners to analyze the use of small hydrogen fuel-cell stacks to extend the range of battery electric vehicles as a means of improving utility, and presumably, increasing market adoption. This analysis employs real-world vocational data and near-term economic assumptions to (1) identify optimal component configurations for minimizing lifecycle costs, (2) benchmark economic performance relative to both battery electric and conventional powertrains, and (3) understand how the optimal design and its competitiveness change with respect to duty cycle and economic climate. It is found that small fuel-cell power units provide extended range at significantly lower capital and lifecycle costs than additional battery capacity alone. And while fuel-cell range-extended vehicles are not deemed economically competitive with conventional vehicles given present-day economic conditions, this paper identifies potential future scenarios where cost equivalency is achieved.

Wood, E.; Wang, L.; Gonder, J.; Ulsh, M.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

EcoCAR Vehicles Get Put to the Test at General Motors' Proving Ground |  

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

EcoCAR Vehicles Get Put to the Test at General Motors' Proving EcoCAR Vehicles Get Put to the Test at General Motors' Proving Ground EcoCAR Vehicles Get Put to the Test at General Motors' Proving Ground June 13, 2011 - 5:57pm Addthis Virginia Tech puts their EcoCar vehicle through the paces at General Motors' Milford Proving Grounds. | Credit Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions Virginia Tech puts their EcoCar vehicle through the paces at General Motors' Milford Proving Grounds. | Credit Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions Connie Bezanson Education & Outreach Manager, Vehicle Technologies Program What does this project do? EcoCar challenges students to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles by minimizing the vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions -- while retaining the vehicle's performance, safety and consumer appeal.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Favorites  

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Favorites Favorites #248 Top Ten Net Petroleum Importing Countries, 2000 December 23, 2002 #246 U.S. Oil Imports - Top 10 Countries of Origin December 9, 2002 #244 Sport Utility Vehicle Spotlight November 25, 2002 #243 Fuel Economy Leaders for 2003 Model Year Light Trucks November 18, 2002 #242 Fuel Economy Leaders for 2003 Model Year Cars November 11, 2002 #238 Automobile and Truck Population by Vehicle Age, 2001 October 14, 2002 #234 2003 Model Year Alternative Fuel Vehicles September 16, 2002 #233 Vehicles per Thousand People: U.S. Compared to Other Countries September 9, 2002 #230 Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the United States August 19, 2002 #229 Medium and Heavy Truck Sales August 12, 2002 #228 New Light Vehicle Sales Shares, 1976-2001 August 5, 2002

302

CMVRTC: Overweight Vehicle  

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overweight vehicle data collection overweight vehicle data collection scale The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requested information regarding overweight and oversized vehicle traffic entering inspection stations (ISs) in order to develop strategies for future research efforts and possibly help guide regulatory issues involving overweight commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). For a period of one month, inspection stations in Knox County and Greene County, Tennessee, recorded overweight and oversized vehicles that entered these ISs. During this period, 435 CMVs were recorded using an electronic form filled out by enforcement personnel at the IS. Of the 435 CMVs recorded, 381 had weight information documented with them. The majority (52.2%) of the vehicles recorded were five-axle combination

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Lubricants  

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Lubricants Lubricants As most vehicles are on the road for more than 15 years before they are retired, investigating technologies that will improve today's vehicles is essential. Because 11.5 percent of fuel energy is consumed by engine friction, decreasing this friction through lubricants can lead to substantial improvements in the fuel economy of current vehicles, without needing to wait for the fleet to turn over. In fact, a 1 percent fuel savings in the existing vehicle fleet possible through lubricants could save 97 thousand barrels of oil a day or $3.5 billion a year. Because of these benefits, the Vehicle Technologies Office supports research on lubricants that can improve the efficiency of internal combustion engine vehicles, complementing our work on advanced combustion engine technology.

304

Vehicle underbody fairing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A vehicle underbody fairing apparatus for reducing aerodynamic drag caused by a vehicle wheel assembly, by reducing the size of a recirculation zone formed under the vehicle body immediately downstream of the vehicle wheel assembly. The fairing body has a tapered aerodynamic surface that extends from a front end to a rear end of the fairing body with a substantially U-shaped cross-section that tapers in both height and width. Fasteners or other mounting devices secure the fairing body to an underside surface of the vehicle body, so that the front end is immediately downstream of the vehicle wheel assembly and a bottom section of the tapered aerodynamic surface rises towards the underside surface as it extends in a downstream direction.

Ortega, Jason M. (Pacifica, CA); Salari, Kambiz (Livermore, CA); McCallen, Rose (Livermore, CA)

2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

305

Characterization of high-power lithium-ion cells-performance and diagnostic analysis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Lithium-ion cells, with graphite anodes and LiNi0.8Co0.15Al0.05O2 cathodes, were cycled for up to 1000 cycles over different ranges of SOC and temperatures. The decline in cell performance increases with the span of SOC and temperature during cycling. Capacity fade was caused by a combination of the loss of cycleable Li and degradation of the cathode. The room temperature anodes showed SEI compositions and degrees of graphite disorder that correlated with the extent of the Li consumption, which was linear in cell test time. TEM of the cathodes showed evidence of crystalline defects, though no major new phases were identified, consistent with XRD. No evidence of polymeric deposits on the cathode particles (FTIR) was detected although both Raman and TEM showed evidence of P-containing deposits from electrolyte salt degradation. Raman microscopy showed differences in relative carbon contents of the cycled cathodes, which is blamed for part of the cathode degradation.

Striebel, K.A.; Shim, J.; Kostecki, R.; Richardson, T.J.; Ross, P.N.; Song, X.; Zhuang, G.V.

2003-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

306

A hybrid vehicle evaluation code and its application to vehicle design. Revision 2  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes a hybrid vehicle simulation model which can be applied to many of the vehicles currently being considered for low pollution and high fuel economy. The code operates in batch mode with all the vehicle information stored in data files. The code calculates power train dimensions, fuel economy for three driving schedules, time for 0-96 km/h at maximum acceleration, hill climbing performance, and pollution generation rates. This paper also documents the application of the code to a hybrid vehicle that utilizes a hydrogen internal combustion engine. The simulation model is used for parametric studies of the vehicle. The results show the fuel economy of the vehicle as a function of vehicle mass, aerodynamic drag, engine efficiency, accessory load, and flywheel efficiency. The code also calculates the minimum flywheel energy and power to obtain a desired performance. The hydrogen hybrid vehicle analyzed in the paper has a range of 480 km (300 miles), with a predicted gasoline equivalent fuel efficiency of 33.7 km/liter (79.3 mpg).

Aceves, S.M.; Smith, J.R.

1994-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

307

A hybrid vehicle evaluation code and its application to vehicle design. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper describes a hybrid vehicle simulation model which can be applied to many of the vehicles currently being considered for low pollution and high fuel economy. The code operates in batch mode with all the vehicle information stored in data files. The code calculates fuel economy for three driving schedules, time for 0--96 km/h at maximum acceleration, hill climbing performance, power train dimensions, and pollution generation rates. This paper also documents the application of the code to a hybrid vehicle that utilizes a hydrogen internal combustion engine. The simulation model is used for parametric studies of the vehicle. The results show the fuel economy of the vehicle as a function of vehicle mass, aerodynamic drag, engine efficiency, accessory load, and flywheel efficiency. The code also calculates the minimum flywheel energy and power to obtain a desired performance. The hydrogen hybrid vehicle analyzed in the paper has a predicted range of 480 km (300 miles), with a gasoline equivalent fuel efficiency of 34.2 km/liter (80.9 mpg).

Aceves, S.M.; Smith, J.R.

1994-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

308

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - News Release Archives  

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1 1 December 13, 2011 NREL Adds Electric Vehicle to its Advanced Vehicle Fleet NREL will use the new electric vehicle for studies related to charge management and performance, bi-directional charging, and electric vehicle grid integration. December 12, 2011 Energy Department Awards More Than $7 Million for Innovative Hydrogen Storage Technologies in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles These projects will help lower the costs and increase the performance of hydrogen storage systems by developing innovative materials and advanced tanks for efficient and safe transportation. December 7, 2011 NREL Releases Report on Testing Electric Vehicles to Optimize their Performance with Power Grids Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have released a technical report that could help improve

309

Accomodating Electric Vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Accommodating Electric Vehicles Dave Aasheim 214-551-4014 daasheim@ecotality.com A leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies ECOtality North America Overview Today ? Involved in vehicle electrification... ECOtality North America Overview Today ?Warehouse Material Handling ? Lift trucks ? Pallet Jacks ? Over 200 Customers ? Over 5,000 Installations ECOtality North America Overview Today ? 1990?s involved in EV1 ? EV Chargers ? Vehicle & battery...

Aasheim, D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Quadrennial Technology Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification...  

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

Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification Workshop Documents Quadrennial Technology Review Vehicle Efficiency and Electrification Workshop Documents QTR Vehicle Efficiency and...

311

Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program...  

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

Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program A fact sheet detailling the advanced technology vehicles...

312

Hybrid Vehicle Technology - Home  

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* Batteries * Batteries * Modeling * Testing Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Materials Modeling, Simulation & Software Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles PSAT Smart Grid Student Competitions Technology Analysis Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center Working With Argonne Contact TTRDC Hybrid Vehicle Technology revolutionize transportation Argonne's Research Argonne researchers are developing and testing various hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and their components to identify the technologies, configurations, and engine control strategies that provide the best combination of high fuel economy and low emissions. Vehicle Validation Argonne also serves as the lead laboratory for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and technology validation for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). HIL is a

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Advanced Vehicle Electrification  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.

314

Vehicle Modeling and Simulation  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of Vehicle Technologies "Mega" Merit Review 2008 on February 25, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland.

315

Flex Fuel Vehicle Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

316

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment  

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

Procurement of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment This Guidance provides a description of the types of requirements to be included in an employer's workplace charging request for...

317

Vehicle Technologies Office: Conferences  

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The Vehicle Technologies Office supports and sponsors conferences related to the Office's goals and objectives. When such conferences are planned and conference information becomes available, it...

318

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Resources  

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Alternative fuel vehicles use fuel types other than petroleum and include such fuels as electricity, ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, hydrogen, and propane. Compared to petroleum, these...

319

Vehicle Emissions Review - 2012  

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Vehicle Emissions Review - 2012 Tim Johnson October 16, 2012 2 Environmental Technologies Summary * Regulations - LEVIII finalized, Tier 3? RDE in Europe developing and very...

320

Vehicle highway automation.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Vehicle Highway Automation has been studied for several years but a practical system has not been possible because of technology limitations. New advances in sensing (more)

Challa, Dinesh Kumar

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Vehicles | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Calculator is an interactive tool that helps you plan a route, pick a car and estimate a fuel costs. Subtopics Alternative Fuel Vehicles Batteries Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Bioenergy...

322

Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, June 7-11, 2010 -- Washington D.C.

323

Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

. . Trends in Household Vehicle Stock The 1991 RTECS counted more than 150 million vehicles in use by U.S. households. This chapter examines recent trends in the vehicle stock, as measured by the RTECS and other reputable vehicle surveys. It also provides some details on the type and model year of the household vehicle stock, and identifies regional differences in vehicle stock. Because vehicles are continuously being bought and sold, this chapter also reports findings relating to turnover of the vehicle stock in 1991. Finally, it examines the average vehicle stock in 1991 (which takes into account the acquisition and disposal of household vehicles over the course of the year) and identifies variations in the average number of household vehicles based on differences in household characteristics. Number of Household Vehicles Over the past 8 years, the stock of household vehicles has

324

Post-test Cell Characterization Facility | Department of Energy  

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test Cell Characterization Facility Post-test Cell Characterization Facility 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer...

325

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #304: January 26, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle  

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4: January 26, 4: January 26, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle Purchases Earn Federal Tax Deductions to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #304: January 26, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle Purchases Earn Federal Tax Deductions on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #304: January 26, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle Purchases Earn Federal Tax Deductions on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #304: January 26, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle Purchases Earn Federal Tax Deductions on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #304: January 26, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle Purchases Earn Federal Tax Deductions on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #304: January 26, 2004 Hybrid Vehicle Purchases Earn Federal Tax Deductions on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #304:

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #806: December 2, 2013 Light Vehicle  

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6: December 2, 6: December 2, 2013 Light Vehicle Market Shares, Model Years 1975-2012 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #806: December 2, 2013 Light Vehicle Market Shares, Model Years 1975-2012 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #806: December 2, 2013 Light Vehicle Market Shares, Model Years 1975-2012 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #806: December 2, 2013 Light Vehicle Market Shares, Model Years 1975-2012 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #806: December 2, 2013 Light Vehicle Market Shares, Model Years 1975-2012 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #806: December 2, 2013 Light Vehicle Market Shares, Model Years 1975-2012 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #806:

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per  

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8: April 12, 8: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618: April 12, 2010 Vehicles per Household and Other Demographic Statistics on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #618:

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...  

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

Office: 2010 Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing R&D Annual Progress...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...  

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

2 Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing R&D Annual Progress Report FY...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...  

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

3 Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing R&D Annual Progress Report FY...

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...  

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

1 Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Vehicle and Systems Simulation and Testing R&D Annual Progress Report FY...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: In-Vehicle Evaluation...  

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In-Vehicle Evaluation of Lower-Energy Energy Storage System (LEESS) Devices Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: In-Vehicle Evaluation of Lower-Energy Energy Storage...

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hybrid electric vehicle and lithium polymer nev testing  

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P1.2 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Lithium Polymer NEV Testing P1.2 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Lithium Polymer NEV Testing James Edward Francfort Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity Idaho National Laboratory P.O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID. 83415-3830 james.francfort@inl.gov Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity tests hybrid electric, pure electric, and other advanced technology vehicles. As part of this testing, 28 hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) are being tested in fleet, dynamometer, and closed track environments. This paper discusses some of the HEV test results, with an emphasis on the battery performance of the HEVs. It also discusses the testing results for a small electric vehicle with a lithium polymer traction battery. Keywords: hybrid; neighborhood; electric; battery; fuel;

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The 1991 natural gas vehicle challenge: Developing dedicated natural gas vehicle technology  

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An engineering research and design competition to develop and demonstrate dedicated natural gas-powered light-duty trucks, the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Challenge, was held June 6--11, 1191, in Oklahoma. Sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Energy, Mines, and Resources -- Canada (EMR), the Society of Automative Engineers (SAE), and General Motors Corporation (GM), the competition consisted of rigorous vehicle testing of exhaust emissions, fuel economy, performance parameters, and vehicle design. Using Sierra 2500 pickup trucks donated by GM, 24 teams of college and university engineers from the US and Canada participated in the event. A gasoline-powered control testing as a reference vehicle. This paper discusses the results of the event, summarizes the technologies employed, and makes observations on the state of natural gas vehicle technology.

Larsen, R.; Rimkus, W. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Davies, J. (General Motors of Canada Ltd., Toronto, ON (Canada)); Zammit, M. (AC Rochester, NY (United States)); Patterson, P. (USDOE, Washington, DC (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 1991 natural gas vehicle challenge: Developing dedicated natural gas vehicle technology  

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An engineering research and design competition to develop and demonstrate dedicated natural gas-powered light-duty trucks, the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Challenge, was held June 6--11, 1191, in Oklahoma. Sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Energy, Mines, and Resources -- Canada (EMR), the Society of Automative Engineers (SAE), and General Motors Corporation (GM), the competition consisted of rigorous vehicle testing of exhaust emissions, fuel economy, performance parameters, and vehicle design. Using Sierra 2500 pickup trucks donated by GM, 24 teams of college and university engineers from the US and Canada participated in the event. A gasoline-powered control testing as a reference vehicle. This paper discusses the results of the event, summarizes the technologies employed, and makes observations on the state of natural gas vehicle technology.

Larsen, R.; Rimkus, W. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Davies, J. [General Motors of Canada Ltd., Toronto, ON (Canada); Zammit, M. [AC Rochester, NY (United States); Patterson, P. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program: Battery Test Manual For Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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This battery test procedure manual was prepared for the United States Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office. It is based on technical targets for commercial viability established for energy storage development projects aimed at meeting system level DOE goals for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). The specific procedures defined in this manual support the performance and life characterization of advanced battery devices under development for PHEVs. However, it does share some methods described in the previously published battery test manual for power-assist hybrid electric vehicles. Due to the complexity of some of the procedures and supporting analysis, future revisions including some modifications and clarifications of these procedures are expected. As in previous battery and capacitor test manuals, this version of the manual defines testing methods for full-size battery systems, along with provisions for scaling these tests for modules, cells or other subscale level devices. The DOE-United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) supported the development of the manual. Technical Team points of contact responsible for its development and revision are Renata M. Arsenault of Ford Motor Company and Jon P. Christophersen of the Idaho National Laboratory. The development of this manual was funded by the Unites States Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office. Technical direction from DOE was provided by David Howell, Energy Storage R&D Manager and Hybrid Electric Systems Team Leader. Comments and questions regarding the manual should be directed to Jon P. Christophersen at the Idaho National Laboratory (jon.christophersen@inl.gov).

Jon P. Christophersen

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center Agency/Company /Organization: United States Department of Energy Sector: Energy Focus Area: Fuels & Efficiency, Biomass, Hydrogen, Transportation Phase: Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Prepare a Plan Topics: Datasets, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Dataset, Guide/manual User Interface: Website Website: www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/ Cost: Free References: Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center[1] The Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center provides a wide range of information and resources to enable the use of alternative fuels, in addition to other petroleum reduction options such as advanced vehicles,

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Integral energy performance characterization of semi-transparent photovoltaic elements for building integration under real operation conditions  

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Abstract In this paper, a methodology for the integral energy performance characterization (thermal, daylighting and electrical behavior) of semi-transparent photovoltaic modules (STPV) under real operation conditions is presented. An outdoor testing facility to analyze simultaneously thermal, luminous and electrical performance of the devices has been designed, constructed and validated. The system, composed of three independent measurement subsystems, has been operated in Madrid with four prototypes of a-Si STPV modules, each one corresponding to a specific degree of transparency. The extensive experimental campaign, continued for a whole year rotating the modules under test, has validated the reliability of the testing facility under varying environmental conditions. The thermal analyses show that both the solar protection and insulating properties of the laminated prototypes are lower than those achieved by a reference glazing whose characteristics are in accordance with the Spanish Technical Building Code. Daylighting analysis shows that STPV elements have an important lighting energy saving potential that could be exploited through their integration with strategies focused to reduce illuminance values in sunny conditions. Finally, the electrical tests show that the degree of transparency is not the most determining factor that affects the conversion efficiency.

L. Olivieri; E. Caamao-Martin; F .Olivieri; J. Neila

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Hydraulic Hybrid Fleet Vehicle...  

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Hydraulic Hybrid Fleet Vehicle Testing How Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles Work Hydraulic hybrid systems can capture up to 70% of the kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost during...

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Challenges in Electric Vehicle Adoption and Vehicle-Grid Integration.  

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??With rapid innovation in vehicle and battery technology and strong support from governmental bodies and regulators, electric vehicles (EV) sales are poised to rise. While (more)

Xi, Xiaomin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Market Report  

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· Diesel comprised 73% of the class 3-8 trucks sold in 2010, down from 84% in 2006 · Class 8 combination 2011 · There are more than 4,400 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the nation · Single wide stop sites across the country to reduce truck idling time Policy · Plug-in hybrids and electric vehicle

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> 070131-073Vehicle  

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-how developed with the design ofthe ROAZ ASV [3] [4]. Power is provided by electric batteries. The computer> 070131-073Vehicle for Network Centric Operations H. Ferreira-The design and development of the Swordfish Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) system is discussed. Swordfish

Marques, Eduardo R. B.

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Executive Fleet Vehicles DOE HQ 2011  

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Motor Vehicle Management Report Motor Vehicle Management Report U.S. Department of Energy - HQ Pursuant to Federal Management Regulation 102-34.50 (41 CFR 102-34.50) November 14, 2011 Background: On May 24, 2011, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum on Federal Fleet Performance. In accordance with Section 1 (b) of the Presidential Memorandum and pursuant to Federal Management Regulation 102-34.50 (41 CFR 102-34.50), executive fleets are required to achieve maximum fuel efficiency; be limited in motor vehicle body size, engine size, and optional equipment to what is essential to meet agency mission; and be midsize or smaller sedans, except where larger sedans are essential to the agency mission. Within 180 days of the date of the Presidential Memorandum, any executive fleet vehicles that are larger than a midsize sedan or do not comply with alternative fueled

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research Home Page  

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NREL helps industry partners develop the next generation of energy efficient, high performance vehicles and fuels. NREL's transportation research spans from the materials to the systems level. NREL conducts research on the full range of vehicle types, from light-duty passenger cars to heavy-duty freight trucks. NREL's credible transportation research is grounded in real-world data. NREL's integrated approach links automotive technology advances to the full spectrum of renewable energy solutions. NREL researchers examine infrastructure, market conditions and driver behavior, as well as fuels and vehicles. NREL helps put fuel-efficient, low-emission cars and trucks on the road through research and innovation in electric vehicle, biofuel, and conventional automotive technologies. Researchers collaborate with industry

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Fuel efficient power trains and vehicles  

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The pressure on the automotive industry to improve fuel economy has already resulted in major developments in power train technology, as well as highlighting the need to treat the vehicle as a total system. In addition emissions legislation has resulted in further integration of the total vehicle engineering requirement. This volume discusses subject of fuel efficiency in the context of vehicle performance. The contents include: energy and the vehicle; the interaction of fuel economy and emission control in Europe-a literature study; comparison of a turbocharger to a supercharger on a spark ignited engine; knock protection - future fuel and engines; the unomatic transmission; passenger car diesel engines charged by different systems for improved fuel economy.

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1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Which Vehicles Are Tested  

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Which Vehicles Are Tested Which Vehicles Are Tested Popular Vehicles Exempt from Federal Fuel Economy Standards Prior to 2011 Pickups SUVs Vans Manufacturer Model Chevrolet Avalanche 2500 Series ¾ Ton Silverado 2500/3500 Series Dodge RAM 2500/3500 Series Ford F-250/350 Series GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Series Manufacturer Model Chevrolet Suburban ¾ Ton* Ford Excursion§ GMC Yukon XL ¾ Ton* Hummer H1§ and H2§ Manufacturer Model Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger* Express 3500 Cargo Ford E Series Passenger (w/ 6.8L Triton or 6.0L Diesel Engine)* E Series Cargo (w/ 6.8L Triton or 6.0L Diesel Engine) GMC Savanna 2500/3500 Passenger* Savanna 3500 Cargo Note: These vehicles are given as examples. This is not a comprehensive list. * No longer exempt as of 2011 § No longer made Manufacturers do not test every new vehicle offered for sale. They are only

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Vehicle Technologies FY14 Budget At-a-Glance  

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VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES FY14 BUDGET AT-A-GLANCE Transportation accounts for 2/3 of U.S. petroleum use, and on-road vehicles are responsible for 80 percent of this amount. This dependence affects the national economy and our wallets. Vehicle Technologies develops and deploys advanced highway transportation technologies that reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions while meeting or exceeding vehicle performance expectations. What We Do Vehicle Technologies uses an integrated portfolio approach and relies on strategic partnerships to accelerate the movement of technologies from lab to showroom and onto the road:  Research and Development (R&D) seeks to reduce the cost and improve the performance of a mix of near-

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #651: November 29, 2010 Hybrid Vehicles  

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1: November 29, 1: November 29, 2010 Hybrid Vehicles Dominate EPA's Top Ten Fuel Sippers List for 2011 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #651: November 29, 2010 Hybrid Vehicles Dominate EPA's Top Ten Fuel Sippers List for 2011 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #651: November 29, 2010 Hybrid Vehicles Dominate EPA's Top Ten Fuel Sippers List for 2011 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #651: November 29, 2010 Hybrid Vehicles Dominate EPA's Top Ten Fuel Sippers List for 2011 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #651: November 29, 2010 Hybrid Vehicles Dominate EPA's Top Ten Fuel Sippers List for 2011 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #651: November 29, 2010 Hybrid Vehicles Dominate EPA's Top Ten Fuel Sippers List for 2011 on Digg

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Basics  

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Basics Basics Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), which include both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles, use electricity as either their primary fuel or to improve efficiency. Commonly Used PEV Terms All-electric vehicle (AEV) - A vehicle with plug-in capability; driving energy comes entirely from its battery. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) - A vehicle with plug-in capability; driving energy can come from either its battery or a liquid fuel like gasoline, diesel, or biofuels. Plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) - Any vehicle with plug-in capability. This includes AEVs and PHEVs. Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) - A vehicle that has an electric drive system and battery but does not have plug-in capability; driving energy comes only from liquid fuel.

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Propulsion Systems  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Vehicle Technologies Office research focuses much of its effort on improving vehicle fuel economy while meeting increasingly stringent emissions standards. Achieving these goals requires a...

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Electric vehicles | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

vehicles Jump to: navigation, search TODO: add content Electric vehicles first came into existence in the mid-19th century, when electricity was among the preferred methods for...

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Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle  

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

Principal Investigator 13MY11 2011 DOE Vehicle Technologies Review Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle ACE064 "This presentation does not contain any proprietary,...

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Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

homes, pickup trucks, and jeeps or similar vehicles. See Vehicle. Average Household Energy Expenditures: A ratio estimate defined as the total household energy expenditures for...

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Characterization, propagation and analysis of aleatory and epistemic uncertainty in the 2008 performance assessment for the proposed repository for radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.  

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The 2008 performance assessment (PA) for the proposed repository for high-level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain (YM), Nevada, illustrates the conceptual structure of risk assessments for complex systems. The 2008 YM PA is based on the following three conceptual entities: a probability space that characterizes aleatory uncertainty; a function that predicts consequences for individual elements of the sample space for aleatory uncertainty; and a probability space that characterizes epistemic uncertainty. These entities and their use in the characterization, propagation and analysis of aleatory and epistemic uncertainty are described and illustrated with results from the 2008 YM PA.

Helton, Jon Craig; Sallaberry, Cedric M.; Hansen, Clifford W.

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Future Vehicle Transportation Options and their Impact on the Electric Grid  

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Future Vehicle Transportation Future Vehicle Transportation Options and Their Impact on the Electric Grid January 10, 2010 New Analysis of Alternative Transportation Technologies 3 What's New? * Additional Alternative Transportation Vehicles - Compressed Air Vehicles (CAVs) * Use electricity from the grid to power air compressor that stores compressed air - Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) * Connection to grid is in competing demand for fuel * Still an internal combustion engine (ICE) - Hydrogen Vehicles * Use fuel cell technology, no connection to electricity grid 4 General Takeaways * CAVs - Unproven technology - Poor environmental performance - High cost * NGVs - Poor environmental performance - Lack of refueling infrastructure - Cheaper fuel cost than ICEs - No direct impact on electric power grid * Hydrogen - Unproven technology

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Vehicle Technologies Office FY 2015 Budget At-A-Glance  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Transportation accounts for two-thirds of U.S. petroleum use, and on-road vehicles are responsible for 80% of this amount. Our dependence on petroleum creates significant national security and environmental challenges, limits our potential for economic growth, and hits our individual wallets making it a high-value opportunity for change. The Vehicle Technologies Office develops and deploys advanced highway transportation technologies that reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while meeting or exceeding vehicle performance expectations.

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Use of a thermophotovoltaic generator in a hybrid electric vehicle  

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Viking 29 is the Worlds first thermophotovoltaic (TPV) powered automobile. The prototype was funded by the Department of Energy and designed and built by students and faculty at the Vehicle Research Institute (VRI) at Western Washington University. Viking 29 is a series hybrid electric vehicle that utilizes TPV generators to charge its battery pack. Acceleration speed and handling compare to modern high performance sports cars while emissions are cleaner than current internal combustion engine vehicles.

Orion Morrison; Michael Seal; Edward West; William Connelly

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Vehicle Electrification and Transportation Sector Electrifica...  

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

More Documents & Publications Advanced Vehicle Electrification and Transportation Sector Electrification Advanced Vehicle Electrification & Transportation Sector...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector Electrification  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presentation given by Smith Electric Vehicles at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about Smith Electric...

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CLEERS Activities: Diesel Soot Filter Characterization & NOx...  

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

Control Fundamentals CLEERS Activities: Diesel Soot Filter Characterization & NOx Control Fundamentals 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit...

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Recycling of Flue Gas Desulfurization residues in gneiss based hot mix asphalt: Materials characterization and performances evaluation  

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Abstract On the one hand, huge amount of Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) residues, produced during scrubbing flue gas, is discarded as solid waste. Such solid waste would cause serious environmental problems. One the other hand, high quality aggregates, such as limestone and basalt, are running out due to the rapid development of highway construction. Ungraded aggregates such as gneiss are therefore considered in China to replace the high quality aggregates. The application of FGD residues as a filler in gneiss based asphalt mixturehas benefits both in environmental and economic sides. The main objective of this research was to visualize the raw materials characterization and evaluate the effect of FGD residues on the performance of gneiss based asphalt mixture. X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Differential Scanning Calorimetric & Thermal gravimetric (DSCTG) were used to investigate the features of raw materials. The performance of gneiss based asphalt mixture including high-temperature deformation resistance, low-temperature crack resistance and moisture-induced damage resistance were evaluated. Dynamic creep test, three-point bending test, Retained Marshall Stability (RMS), Tensile Strength Ratio (TSR), Indirect Tensile (IDT) strength and Resilient Modulus (MR) test were conducted and analyzed. Dissipated Creep Strain Energy to fracture (DCSEf) ratio, fracture energy and model analysis were also used to evaluate moisture resistance, crack resistance and deformation resistance of asphalt mixture respectively. Research results indicate that FGD residues can partly improve the moisture resistance and crack resistance of gneiss asphalt mixture, while it might worse the high-temperature deformation resistance.

Zongwu Chen; Shaopeng Wu; Fuzhou Li; Juyong Chen; Zhehuan Qin; Ling Pang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VEHICLE ACCESS PORTALS  

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East Jemez Road (Map 1) East Jemez Road (Map 1) VEHICLE ACCESS PORTALS Traffic Lane 1: Closed except for emergencies and maintenance operations. Traffic Lanes 2-7: Drivers required to stop and present LANL badges or other form of valid identification to Protective Force officers. Drivers may proceed upon direction of the officers. Note: Commercial delivery vehicle drivers must also pres- ent their inspection passes from Post 10. More Information: spp-questions@lanl.gov Non-work Hours Vehicles entering LANL at the East Jemez VAPs during non-work hours (between 7

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Ambassadors  

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Ambassadors Ambassadors Workplace Charging Challenge Clean Cities Coalitions Clean Cities logo. Clean Cities National: A network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions, supported by the Vehicle Technologies Office, brings together public and private stakeholders to deploy plug-in electric vehicles, alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and other petroleum reduction strategies. Clean Cities coordinators are knowledgeable about local incentives and policies for workplace charging as well as other aspects of plug-in electric vehicle community readiness. Workplace Charging Challenge Ambassadors The Workplace Charging Challenge enlists stakeholder organizations as Ambassadors to promote and support workplace charging. The directory below highlights Workplace Charging Challenge Ambassadors across the country.

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Blast resistant vehicle seat  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed are various seats for vehicles particularly military vehicles that are susceptible to attack by road-bed explosive devices such as land mines or improvised explosive devices. The seats often have rigid seat shells and may include rigid bracing for rigidly securing the seat to the chassis of the vehicle. Typically embodiments include channels and particulate media such as sand disposed in the channels. A gas distribution system is generally employed to pump a gas through the channels and in some embodiments the gas is provided at a pressure sufficient to fluidize the particulate media when an occupant is sitting on the seat.

Ripley, Edward B

2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle  

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DOE Hydrogen DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle  

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DOE Hydrogen DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 DOE Hydrogen Program and

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle  

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1 DOE Hydrogen 1 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 DOE Hydrogen Program and

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per  

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3: September 9, 3: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per Thousand People: United States Compared with Other Countries to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per Thousand People: United States Compared with Other Countries on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per Thousand People: United States Compared with Other Countries on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per Thousand People: United States Compared with Other Countries on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002 Vehicles per Thousand People: United States Compared with Other Countries on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #233: September 9, 2002

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle  

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0: October 22, 0: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012 Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements for Combined City/Highway Driving on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #750: October 22, 2012

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AVTA Federal Fleet PEV Readiness Data Logging and Characterization Study for the National Park Service: Golden Gate National Recreation Area  

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Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, managing and operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory, is the lead laboratory for U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Testing. Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC contracted with Intertek Testing Services, North America (ITSNA) to collect data on federal fleet operations as part of the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity's Federal Fleet Vehicle Data Logging and Characterization study. The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity study seeks to collect data to validate the utilization of advanced electric drive vehicle transportation. This report focuses on the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) fleet to identify daily operational characteristics of select vehicles and report findings on vehicle and mission characterizations to support the successful introduction of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) into the agencies' fleets. Individual observations of these selected vehicles provide the basis for recommendations related to electric vehicle adoption and whether a battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) (collectively PEVs) can fulfill the mission requirements. GGNRA identified 182 vehicles in its fleet, which are under the management of the U.S. General Services Administration. Fleet vehicle mission categories are defined in Section 4, and while the GGNRA vehicles conduct many different missions, only two (i.e., support and law enforcement missions) were selected by agency management to be part of this fleet evaluation. The selected vehicles included sedans, trucks, and sport-utility vehicles. This report will show that battery electric vehicles and/or PHEVs are capable of performing the required missions and providing an alternative vehicle for support vehicles and PHEVs provide the same for law enforcement, because each has a sufficient range for individual trips and time is available each day for charging to accommodate multiple trips per day. These charging events could occur at the vehicle home base, high-use work areas, or intermediately along routes that the vehicles frequently travel. Replacement of vehicles in the current fleet would result in significant reductions in the emission of greenhouse gases and petroleum use, while also reducing fuel costs. The San Francisco Bay Area is a leader in the adoption of PEVs in the United States. PEV charging stations, or more appropriately identified as electric vehicle supply equipment, located on the GGNRA facility would be a benefit for both GGNRA fleets and general public use. Fleet drivers and park visitors operating privately owned PEVs benefit by using the charging infrastructure. ITSNA recommends location analysis of the GGNRA site to identify the optimal placement of the electric vehicle supply equipment station. ITSNA recognizes the support of Idaho National Laboratory and ICF International for their efforts to initiate communication with the National Parks Service and GGNRA for participation in the study. ITSNA is pleased to provide this report and is encouraged by the high interest and support from the National Park Service and GGNRA personnel.

Stephen Schey; Jim Francfort

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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vehicle | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

vehicle vehicle Dataset Summary Description Supplemental Tables 48-56 of EIA AEO 2011 Early Release Source EIA Date Released December 08th, 2010 (4 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords AEO Annual Energy Outlook EIA Energy Information Administration light-duty sales TEF Transportation Energy Futures vehicle Data text/csv icon Light-Duty_Vehicle_Sales_by_Technology_Type.csv (csv, 1.1 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Annually Time Period 2008-2035 License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata Average vote Your vote Usefulness of the dataset Average vote Your vote Ease of access Average vote Your vote Overall rating Average vote Your vote

372

Vehicle Technologies Office: Benchmarking  

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

Benchmarking Benchmarking Research funded by the Vehicle Technologies Office produces a great deal of valuable data, but it is important to compare those research results with similar work done elsewhere in the world. Through laboratory testing, researchers can compare vehicles and components to validate models, support technical target-setting, and provide data to help guide technology development tasks. Benchmarking activities fall into two primary areas: Vehicle and component testing, in which researchers test and analyze emerging technologies obtained from sources throughout the world. The results are used to continually assess program efforts. Model validation, in which researchers use test data to validate the accuracy of vehicle and component computer models including: overall measures such as fuel economy, state-of-charge energy storage across the driving cycle, and transient component behavior, such as fuel rate and torque.

373

Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation  

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

Toyota Prius Plug-in 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid 2013 Ford C-Max Energi 2013 Ford Fusion Energi 2014 VW Jetta Hybrid 2013 FLEET TEST VEHICLES 2 Honda CR-Z HEV 2...

374

Vehicle Cost Calculator  

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

Annual GHG Emissions (lbs of CO2) Vehicle Cost Calculator See Assumptions and Methodology Back Next U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Get Widget Code...

375

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Fuels Performance  

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about related NREL biomass research projects that focus on converting renewable biomass feedstocks into transportation fuels, chemicals, and products. Facilities NREL conducts...

376

Thermoelectric Generator Performance for Passenger Vehicles  

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

modeling and architecture evaluation * Phase 2: Subsystem design, build and bench test * Phase 3: System integration. Planar configuration TEG with primary HEX and secondary...

377

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Fuels Performance  

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

about related NREL biomass research projects that focus on converting renewable biomass feedstocks into transportation fuels, chemicals, and products. For more information, see...

378

Natural gas as a fuel for road vehicles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The operation of light duty and heavy duty vehicles on natural gas for vehicles (NGV) is discussed in terms of the fuel combustion differences compared with conventional fuels, and engine design changes needed to match the fuel characteristics of NGV. Engine management system requirements are discussed, emissions performance of NGV-fuelled engines is described and fuel storage and supply issues are considered.

E.E. Milkins; J.D. Edsell

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics  

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Power Electronics to Power Electronics to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Power Electronics Electrical Machines Thermal Control & System Integration Advanced Combustion Engines Fuels & Lubricants Materials Technologies Power Electronics The power electronics activity focuses on research and development (R&D)

380

Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines  

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Electrical Machines to Electrical Machines to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Electrical Machines on AddThis.com... Just the Basics Hybrid & Vehicle Systems Energy Storage Advanced Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Power Electronics Electrical Machines Thermal Control & System Integration Advanced Combustion Engines Fuels & Lubricants Materials Technologies Electrical Machines Emphasis in the electrical machines activity is on advanced motor

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381

Vehicle Technologies Office: Deployment  

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Deployment Deployment Our nation's energy security depends on the efficiency of our transportation system and on which fuels we use. Transportation in the United States already consumes much more oil than we produce here at home and the situation is getting worse. Domestic oil production has been dropping steadily for over 20 years, and experts predict that by 2025, about 70% of our oil will be imported. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Vehicle Technologies Office supports research and development (R&D) that will lead to new technologies that reduce our nation's dependence on imported oil, further decrease vehicle emissions, and serve as a bridge from today's conventional powertrains and fuels to tomorrow's hydrogen-powered hybrid fuel cell vehicles. The Vehicle Technologies Office also supports implementation programs that help to transition alternative fuels and vehicles into the marketplace, as well as collegiate educational activities to help encourage engineering and science students to pursue careers in the transportation sector. Following are some of the activities that complement the Vehicle Technologies Office's mission.

382

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Smith Electric...  

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

Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector Electrification Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced...

383

Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure), Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Describes the basics of electric-drive vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles, and the various charging options.

384

Improving Vehicle Efficiency, Reducing Dependence on Foreign Oil (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This fact sheet provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Today, the United States spends about $400 billion each year on imported oil. To realize a secure energy future, America must break its dependence on imported oil and its volatile costs. The transportation sector accounts for about 70% of U.S. oil demand and holds tremendous opportunity to increase America's energy security by reducing oil consumption. That's why the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducts research and development (R and D) on vehicle technologies which can stem America's dependence on oil, strengthen the economy, and protect the environment. Hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles can significantly improve fuel economy, displacing petroleum. Researchers are making batteries more affordable and recyclable, while enhancing battery range, performance, and life. This research supports President Obama's goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. The program is also working with businesses to develop domestic battery and electric-drive component plants to improve America's economic competitiveness globally. The program facilitates deployment of alternative fuels (ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, electricity, propane, and natural gas) and fuel infrastructures by partnering with state and local governments, universities, and industry. Reducing vehicle weight directly improves vehicle efficiency and fuel economy, and can potentially reduce vehicle operating costs. Cost-effective, lightweight, high-strength materials can significantly reduce vehicle weight without compromising safety. Improved combustion technologies and optimized fuel systems can improve near-and mid-term fuel economy by 25% for passenger vehicles and 20% for commercial vehicles by 2015, compared to 2009 vehicles. Reducing the use of oil-based fuels and lubricants in vehicles has more potential to improve the nation's energy security than any other action; even a 1% improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency would save consumers more than $4 billion annually.

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2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Method and system for reducing errors in vehicle weighing systems  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method and system (10, 23) for determining vehicle weight to a precision of <0.1%, uses a plurality of weight sensing elements (23), a computer (10) for reading in weighing data for a vehicle (25) and produces a dataset representing the total weight of a vehicle via programming (40-53) that is executable by the computer (10) for (a) providing a plurality of mode parameters that characterize each oscillatory mode in the data due to movement of the vehicle during weighing, (b) by determining the oscillatory mode at which there is a minimum error in the weighing data; (c) processing the weighing data to remove that dynamical oscillation from the weighing data; and (d) repeating steps (a)-(c) until the error in the set of weighing data is <0.1% in the vehicle weight.

Hively, Lee M. (Philadelphia, TN); Abercrombie, Robert K. (Knoxville, TN)

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

386

Heavy Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing (HOVBT)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Heavy Overweight Vehicle Brake Testing (HOVBT) Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT for a real-time on-board brake assessment tool. Test Overview A combination tractor-trailer will be given a complete brake rebuild prior to several tests performed at fully -laden and several overweight loading

387

Effect of Intake Air Filter Condition on Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Proper maintenance can help vehicles perform as designed, positively affecting fuel economy, emissions, and the overall drivability. This effort investigates the effect of one maintenance factor, intake air filter replacement, with primary focus on vehicle fuel economy, but also examining emissions and performance. Older studies, dealing with carbureted gasoline vehicles, have indicated that replacing a clogged or dirty air filter can improve vehicle fuel economy and conversely that a dirty air filter can be significantly detrimental to fuel economy. The effect of clogged air filters on the fuel economy, acceleration and emissions of five gasoline fueled vehicles is examined. Four of these were modern vehicles, featuring closed-loop control and ranging in model year from 2003 to 2007. Three vehicles were powered by naturally aspirated, port fuel injection (PFI) engines of differing size and cylinder configuration: an inline 4, a V6 and a V8. A turbocharged inline 4-cylinder gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine powered vehicle was the fourth modern gasoline vehicle tested. A vintage 1972 vehicle equipped with a carburetor (open-loop control) was also examined. Results reveal insignificant fuel economy and emissions sensitivity of modern vehicles to air filter condition, but measureable effects on the 1972 vehicle. All vehicles experienced a measured acceleration performance penalty with clogged intake air filters.

Thomas, John F [ORNL] [ORNL; Huff, Shean P [ORNL] [ORNL; West, Brian H [ORNL] [ORNL; Norman, Kevin M [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: Paving the  

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Vehicles: Paving the Way to Commercial Success Vehicles: Paving the Way to Commercial Success August 22, 2013 As nations around the world pursue sustainable transportation solutions, the hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) presents a promising opportunity for consumers and automakers alike. Automakers have made steady progress reducing the cost and increasing the performance of fuel cell propulsion systems, and most major vehicle manufacturers are geared to launch FCEVs in the U.S. market between 2015 and 2020. Although fuel cell technologies are proven and effective, deployment challenges persist-particularly in terms of further reducing the cost and increasing the durability of fuel cells and getting sufficient infrastructure in place to support widespread consumer use. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are collaborating with industry

389

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #630: July 5, 2010 Fuel Economy vs.  

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0: July 5, 2010 0: July 5, 2010 Fuel Economy vs. Weight and Performance to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #630: July 5, 2010 Fuel Economy vs. Weight and Performance on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #630: July 5, 2010 Fuel Economy vs. Weight and Performance on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #630: July 5, 2010 Fuel Economy vs. Weight and Performance on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #630: July 5, 2010 Fuel Economy vs. Weight and Performance on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #630: July 5, 2010 Fuel Economy vs. Weight and Performance on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #630: July 5, 2010 Fuel Economy vs. Weight and Performance on AddThis.com...

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Thermal Characterization and Analysis of A123 Systems Battery Cells, Modules and Packs: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-243  

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In support of the A123 Systems battery development program with USABC/DOE, NREL provided technical support in thermal characterization, analysis and management of batteries. NREL's effort was part of Energy Storage Project funded by DOE Vehicle Technologies Program. The purpose of this work was for NREL to perform thermal characterization and analysis of A123 Systems cells and modules with the aim for Al23 Systems to improve the thermal performance of their battery cells, modules and packs.

Pesaran, A.

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

GASOLINE VEHICLE EXHAUST PARTICLE SAMPLING STUDY  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The University of Minnesota collaborated with the Paul Scherrer Institute, the University of Wisconsin (UWI) and Ricardo, Inc to physically and chemically characterize the exhaust plume from recruited gasoline spark ignition (SI) vehicles. The project objectives were: (1) Measure representative particle size distributions from a set of on-road SI vehicles and compare these data to similar data collected on a small subset of light-duty gasoline vehicles tested on a chassis dynamometer with a dilution tunnel using the Unified Drive Cycle, at both room temperature (cold start) and 0 C (cold-cold start). (2) Compare data collected from SI vehicles to similar data collected from Diesel engines during the Coordinating Research Council E-43 project. (3) Characterize on-road aerosol during mixed midweek traffic and Sunday midday periods and determine fleet-specific emission rates. (4) Characterize bulk- and size-segregated chemical composition of the particulate matter (PM) emitted in the exhaust from the gasoline vehicles. Particle number concentrations and size distributions are strongly influenced by dilution and sampling conditions. Laboratory methods were evaluated to dilute SI exhaust in a way that would produce size distributions that were similar to those measured during laboratory experiments. Size fractionated samples were collected for chemical analysis using a nano-microorifice uniform deposit impactor (nano-MOUDI). In addition, bulk samples were collected and analyzed. A mixture of low, mid and high mileage vehicles were recruited for testing during the study. Under steady highway cruise conditions a significant particle signature above background was not measured, but during hard accelerations number size distributions for the test fleet were similar to modern heavy-duty Diesel vehicles. Number emissions were much higher at high speed and during cold-cold starts. Fuel specific number emissions range from 1012 to 3 x 1016 particles/kg fuel. A simple relationship between number and mass emissions was not observed. Data were collected on-road to compare weekday with weekend air quality around the Twin Cities area. This portion of the study resulted in the development of a method to apportion the Diesel and SI contribution to on-road aerosol.

Kittelson, D; Watts, W; Johnson, J; Zarling, D Schauer,J Kasper, K; Baltensperger, U; Burtscher, H

2003-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

392

AVTA: 2010 Electric Vehicles International Neighborhood Electric Vehicle 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 testing results of the 2010 Electric Vehicles International neighborhood electric vehicle. Neighborhood electric vehicles reach speeds of no more than 35 miles per hour and are only allowed on roads with speed limits of up to 35 miles per hour. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

393

Battery systems performance studies - HIL components testing...  

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

systems performance studies - HIL components testing Battery systems performance studies - HIL components testing 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual...

394

Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration ...  

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

Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

395

Vehicle Technologies Office: Energy Storage  

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

Energy Storage Energy Storage Improving the batteries for electric drive vehicles, including hybrid electric (HEV) and plug-in electric (PEV) vehicles, is key to improving vehicles' economic, social, and environmental sustainability. In fact, transitioning to a light-duty fleet of HEVs and PEVs could reduce U.S. foreign oil dependence by 30-60% and greenhouse gas emissions by 30-45%, depending on the exact mix of technologies. For a general overview of electric drive vehicles, see the DOE's Alternative Fuel Data Center's pages on Hybrid and Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Vehicle Batteries. While a number of electric drive vehicles are available on the market, further improvements in batteries could make them more affordable and convenient to consumers. In addition to light-duty vehicles, some heavy-duty manufacturers are also pursuing hybridization of medium and heavy-duty vehicles to improve fuel economy and reduce idling.

396

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive  

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3 Archive to someone 3 Archive to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Archive on AddThis.com... 2013 Archive #810 Leasing on the Rise December 30, 2013 #809 What Do We Pay for in a Gallon of Gasoline? December 23, 2013 #808 Declining Use of Six- and Eight-Cylinder Engines December 16, 2013 #807 Light Vehicle Weights Leveling Off December 9, 2013 #806 Light Vehicle Market Shares, Model Years 1975-2012 December 2, 2013 #805 Vehicle Technology Penetration November 25, 2013

397

Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview  

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

Overview to Overview to someone by E-mail Share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on Facebook Tweet about Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on Twitter Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on Google Bookmark Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on Delicious Rank Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on Digg Find More places to share Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: Overview on AddThis.com... Home Overview Light-Duty Vehicles Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Publications Overview The marketplace for advanced transportation technologies and the focus, direction, and funding of transportation programs are continually changing. The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity's "2005 Overview of Advanced Technology Transportation" (PDF 736 KB) gives the latest information about

398

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Archive  

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9 Archive to someone 9 Archive to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Archive on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Archive on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Archive on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Archive on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Archive on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Archive on AddThis.com... 2009 Archive #603 Where Does Lithium Come From? December 28, 2009 #602 Freight Statistics by Mode, 2007 Commodity Flow Survey December 21, 2009 #601 World Motor Vehicle Production December 14, 2009 #600 China Produced More Vehicles than the U.S. in 2008 December 7, 2009 #599 Historical Trend for Light Vehicle Sales November 30, 2009

399

FC/Battery Power Management for Electric Vehicle Based Interleaved dc-dc Boost Converter Topology  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

FC/Battery Power Management for Electric Vehicle Based Interleaved dc- dc Boost Converter Topology power systems in electric vehicle application, in order to decrease the FC current ripple. Therefore the performance of the FC system during transient and instantaneous peak power demands in electric vehicle

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

400

DSP-Based Sensor Fault-Tolerant Control of Electric Vehicle Powertrains  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

DSP-Based Sensor Fault-Tolerant Control of Electric Vehicle Powertrains Bekheïra Tabbache, Mohamed-tolerant control for a high performance induction motor drive that propels an electrical vehicle. The proposed and simulations on an electric vehicle are carried-out using a European urban and extra urban driving cycle

Brest, Université de

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401

Design and Control of the Induction Motor Propulsion of an Electric Vehicle  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Design and Control of the Induction Motor Propulsion of an Electric Vehicle B. Tabbache1,2 , A for presizing the induction motor propulsion of an Electric Vehicle (EV). Based on the EV desired performances for different induction motor-based EVs using a siding mode control technique. Index Terms--Electric Vehicle (EV

Brest, Université de

402

S/EV 91: Solar and electric vehicle symposium, car and trade show. Proceedings  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

These proceedings cover the fundamentals of electric vehicles. Papers on the design, testing and performance of the power supplies, drive trains, and bodies of solar and non-solar powered electric vehicles are presented. Results from demonstrations and races are described. Public policy on the economics and environmental impacts of using electric powered vehicles is also presented.

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1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

403

Optimal Fleet Management Plan Excerpt from the Vehicle Allocation Methodology (VAM) required by  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

's Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/locator/stations/ which by Presidential Memorandum ­ Federal Fleet Performance, 24 May 2011 Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV): A) USACE has to AFV fueling stations during vehicle acquisitions beyond 31 DEC 2015; the Transportation Division

US Army Corps of Engineers

404

VEHICLE RECOGNITION WITH LOCAL-FEATURE BASED ALGORITHM USING PARALLEL VISION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, performing an outdoor experiment. Our system is good at detecting locations of vehicles, hence it will be useful for not only vehicle detection but also such application, ETC, DSRC or so, that system needs, 676-8686, Japan ABSTRACT This paper describes a robust method for recognizing vehicles. Our system

Ikeuchi, Katsushi

405

Local-feature Based Vehicle Recognition System Using Parallel Vision Board  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, performing two outdoor experiments. Our system is good at detecting locations of vehicles, hence it will be useful for not only vehicle detection but also such application, ETC, DSRC or so, that system needsLocal-feature Based Vehicle Recognition System Using Parallel Vision Board YOSHIDA Tatsuya

Ikeuchi, Katsushi

406

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-use  

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Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-use Model (AVCEM) Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-use Model (AVCEM) Project Summary Full Title: Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-use Model (AVCEM) Project ID: 123 Principal Investigator: Mark Delucchi Brief Description: AVCEM is an electric and gasoline vehicle energy-use and lifetime-cost model. AVCEM designs a motor vehicle to meet range and performance requirements specified by the modeler, and then calculates the initial retail cost and total private and social lifetime cost of the designed vehicle. Purpose AVCEM designs a motor vehicle to meet range and performance requirements specified by the modeler, and then calculates the initial retail cost and total private and social lifetime cost of the designed vehicle. It can be used to investigate the relationship between the lifetime cost -- the total

407

Vehicles | Department of Energy  

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

Vehicles Vehicles Vehicles In the first half of 2013, Americans doubled the number of PEVs they purchased compared to the same period in 2012, and this summer, PEV sales reached a new record high. More than 11,000 PEVs were sold in August 2013 -- that's a 29 percent improvement in sales over the previous monthly record. Learn now about the clean technology revolution that is here today. In the first half of 2013, Americans doubled the number of PEVs they purchased compared to the same period in 2012, and this summer, PEV sales reached a new record high. More than 11,000 PEVs were sold in August 2013 -- that's a 29 percent improvement in sales over the previous monthly record. Learn now about the clean technology revolution that is here today.

408

US Ethanol Vehicle Coalition | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Ethanol Vehicle Coalition Jump to: navigation, search Name: US Ethanol Vehicle Coalition Place: Jefferson City, Missouri Zip: 65109 Product: The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition...

409

Renewable Fuel Vehicles | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Vehicles Jump to: navigation, search TODO: Add description List of Renewable Fuel Vehicles Incentives Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleRenewableFuelVehicles...

410

The Evolution of Sustainable Personal Vehicles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

energy resource conversion (NREL, 2004). Sustainable Vehicle Energy StorageEnergy, Fuel, & Vehicle Technologies.41 Introduction41 Sustainable Energy Resources..42 Sustainable Vehicle Energy Storage..43 Sustainable

Jungers, Bryan D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

American Electric Vehicles Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name: American Electric Vehicles Inc Place: Palmer Lake, Colorado Zip: 80133 Sector: Vehicles Product: American Electric Vehicles (AEV) builds high...

412

Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program | Department...  

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

Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer...

413

Miles Electric Vehicles | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Miles Electric Vehicles Jump to: navigation, search Name: Miles Electric Vehicles Place: Santa Monica, California Zip: 90405 Sector: Vehicles Product: California-based developer of...

414

Specialty Vehicles and Material Handling Equipment  

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

fuel cell vehicles Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have no GHG emissions have no GHG emissions have no GHG emissions have no GHG emissions GHG...

415

Vehicle & Systems Simulation & Testing | Department of Energy  

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

Vehicle & Systems Simulation & Testing Vehicle & Systems Simulation & Testing 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and...

416

Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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

Evaluation vss029karner2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Vehicle and Systems Simulation and...

417

Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation | Department of Energy  

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

Vehicle Testing & Evaluation Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

418

Vehicle Technologies Office: National Laboratories | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Technology R&D Center at Argonne National Laboratory Vehicles Home About Vehicle Technologies Office Plug-in Electric Vehicles & Batteries Fuel Efficiency & Emissions...

419

Large Scale Tracked Vehicle Concurrent Engineering Environment  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this paper, a fully integrated Tracked Vehicle Concurrent Engineering environment that exploits CAD and CAE technologies in ... vehicles is presented. The Tracked Vehicle Concurrent Engineering environment com...

Kyung K. Choi; J. Kirk Wu; Kuang-Hua Chang; Jun Tang

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Hydrogen Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation...  

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

Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Hydrogen Vehicle and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

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421

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Thermoelectric...  

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Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles...

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Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance More Documents & Publications North American Standard Level VI Inspection...

423

Vehicle Technologies Office: Active Solicitations  

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Active Solicitations to Active Solicitations to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Active Solicitations on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Active Solicitations on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Active Solicitations on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Active Solicitations on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Active Solicitations on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Active Solicitations on AddThis.com... Active Solicitations To explore current financial opportunity solicitations, click on the opportunity titles in the table below. To sort the list, click on the arrows in the column headings. Technology Solicitation Title Open Date Close Date Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research and Development for Hydrogen Storage

424

AVTA Federal Fleet PEV Readiness Data Logging and Characterization Study for the National Park Service: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site  

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Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, managing and operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energys Idaho National Laboratory, is the lead laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing. Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC contracted with Intertek Testing Services, North America (ITSNA) to collect data on federal fleet operations as part of the Advanced Vehicle Testing Activitys Federal Fleet Vehicle Data Logging and Characterization study. The Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity study seeks to collect data to validate the use of advanced electric drive vehicle transportation. This report focuses on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (FVNHS) fleet to identify daily operational characteristics of select vehicles and report findings on vehicle and mission characterizations to support the successful introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) into the agencies fleet. Individual observations of the selected vehicles provided the basis for recommendations related to EV adoption and whether a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) (collectively plug-in electric vehicles) could fulfill the mission requirements. FVNHS identified three vehicles in its fleet for consideration. While the FVNHS vehicles conduct many different missions, only two (i.e., support and pool missions) were selected by agency management to be part of this fleet evaluation. The logged vehicles included a pickup truck and a minivan. This report will show that BEVs and PHEVs are capable of performing the required missions and providing an alternative vehicle for both mission categories, because each has sufficient range for individual trips and time available each day for charging to accommodate multiple trips per day. These charging events could occur at the vehicles home base, high-use work areas, or in intermediate areas along routes that the vehicles frequently travel. Replacement of vehicles in the current fleet would result in significant reductions in emission of greenhouse gases and petroleum use, while also reducing fuel costs. The Vancouver, Washington area and neighboring Portland, Oregon are leaders in adoption of PEVs in the United States1. PEV charging stations, or more appropriately identified as electric vehicle supply equipment, located on the FVNHS facility would be a benefit for both FVNHS fleets and general public use. Fleet drivers and park visitors operating privately owned plug-in electric vehicles benefit by using the charging infrastructure. ITSNA recommends location analysis of the FVNHS site to identify the optimal station placement for electric vehicle supply equipment. ITSNA recognizes the support of Idaho National Laboratory and ICF International for their efforts to initiate communication with the National Parks Service and FVNHS for participation in this study. ITSNA is pleased to provide this report and is encouraged by the high interest and support from the National Park Service and FVNHS personnel

Stephen Schey; Jim Francfort

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

A diagnostic system for air brakes in commercial vehicles  

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

Coimbatore Subramanian, Shankar Ram

2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

426

Heavy Vehicle Propulsion System Materials Program Semiannual Progress Report for October 1998 Through March 1999  

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The purpose of the Heavy Vehicle Propulsion System Materials Program is the development of materials: ceramics, intermetallics, metal alloys, and metal and ceramic coatings, to support the dieselization of class 1-3 trucks to realize a 35% fuel-economy improvement over current gasoline-fueled trucks and to support commercialization of fuel-flexible LE-55 low-emissions, high-efficiency diesel engines for class 7-8 trucks. The Office of Transportation Technologies, Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OIT OHVT) has an active program to develop the technology for advanced LE-55 diesel engines with 55% efficiency and low emissions levels of 2.0 g/bhp-h NOX and 0.05 g/bhp-h particulate. The goal is also for the LE-55 engine to run on natural gas with efficiency approaching that of diesel fuel. The LE-55 program is being completed in FY 1997 and, after approximately 10 years of effort, has largely met the program goals of 55% efficiency and low emissions. However, the commercialization of the LE-55 technology requires more durable materials than those that have been used to demonstrate the goals. Heavy Vehicle Propulsion System Materials will, in concert with the heavy duty diesel engine companies, develop the durable materials required to commercialize the LE-55 technologies. OIT OHVT also recognizes a significant opportunity for reduction in petroleum consumption by dieselization of pickup trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles. Application of the diesel engine to class 1,2, and 3 trucks is expected to yield a 35% increase in fuel economy per vehicle. The foremost barrier to diesel use in this market is emission control. Once an engine is made certifiable, subsequent challenges will be in cost; noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH); and performance. The design of advanced components for high-efficiency diesel engines has, in some cases, pushed the performance envelope for materials of construction past the point of reliable operation. Higher mechanical and tribological stresses and higher temperatures of advanced designs limit the engine designer; advanced materials allow the design of components that may operate reliably at higher stresses and temperatures, thus enabling more efficient engine designs. Advanced materials also offer the opportunity to improve the emissions, NVH, and performance of diesel engines for pickup trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles. The principal areas of research are: (1) Cost Effective High Performance Materials and Processing; (2) Advanced Manufacturing Technology; (3)Testing and Characterization; and (4) Materials and Testing Standards.

Johnson, R.D.

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Electric Vehicle Grid Integration  

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Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Project Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Project Plug-in electric vehicle charging at NREL. PEV charging in the VTIF. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL/PIX 19758 The Electric Vehicle Grid Integration Project supports the development and implementation of electrified transportation systems, particularly those that integrate renewable-based vehicle charging systems. Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)-including all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)-provide a new opportunity to reduce oil consumption by drawing on power from the electric grid. To maximize the benefits of PEVs, the emerging PEV infrastructure must provide access to clean electricity generated from renewable sources, satisfy driver expectations, and ensure safety. Value creation from systems

428

P1.2 -- Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Lithium Polymer NEV Testing  

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The U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity tests hybrid electric, pure electric, and other advanced technology vehicles. As part of this testing, 28 hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) are being tested in fleet, dynamometer, and closed track environments. This paper discusses some of the HEV test results, with an emphasis on the battery performance of the HEVs. It also discusses the testing results for a small electric vehicle with a lithium polymer traction battery.

J. Francfort

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

430

Vehicle Mass Impact on Vehicle Losses and Fuel Economy  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

431

Vehicle Mass Impact on Vehicle Losses and Fuel Economy  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

432

Electric Drive Vehicle Demonstration and Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

433

Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector Electrification  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

434

Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector Electrification  

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2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation

435

Smith Electric Vehicles: Advanced Vehicle Electrification + Transportation Sector Electrification  

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2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

436

Control device for vehicle speed  

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This patent describes a control device for vehicle speed comprising: a throttle driving means operatively coupled to a throttle valve of a vehicle; a set switch means for commanding memorization of the vehicle speed; a resume switch means for commanding read of the vehicle speed; a vehicle speed detecting means for generating a signal in accordance with the vehicle speed; a vehicle speed memory; an electronical control means for memorizing in the vehicle speed memory vehicle speed information corresponding to the signal obtained from the vehicle speed detecting means in response to actuation of the set switch means. The control means is also for reading out the content of the vehicle speed memory in response to actuation of the resume switch means to control the throttle driving means in accordance with the read-out content; a power supply means for supplying power to the electronical control means; and a power supply control switch means for controlling supply of power to the electronical control means in response to the state of at least one of the set switch means and the resume switch means and the state of the electronical control means. The improvement described here comprises the electronical control means sets the power supply control switch means into such a state that supply of power to the electronical control means is turned OFF, when vehicle speed information is not memorized in the vehicle speed memory.

Kawata, S.; Hyodo, H.

1987-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

437

NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Fleet Test and Evaluation  

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Research Research Search More Search Options Site Map The Fleet Test and Evaluation Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory works in partnership with commercial and government fleets and industry groups to evaluate the performance of alternative fuels and advanced technologies in medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles. The team's project areas include: Fleet DNA: Vehicle Drive Cycle Analysis Hybrid Electric Drive Systems Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Drive Systems Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Systems Truck Stop Electrification Alternative Fuels Truck Efficiency Key aspects of this work involve meeting with industry stakeholders to understand market factors and customer requirements, evaluating the performance of advanced technology vehicles versus their conventional

438

Thermal evaluation and performance of high-power Lithium-ion cells  

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Under the sponsorship of the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) and the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV), Saft has developed high-power lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). These high-power Li-Ion batteries are being evaluated for the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion Program. As part of this program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) characterized the thermal performance of the Saft (6-Ah) Li-Ion cells. The characterization included (1) obtaining thermal images of cells under a specified cycle, (2) measuring heat generation from the cells at various temperatures and under various charge/discharge profiles, and (3) determining the cells' capabilities for following a simulated power profile (driving cycle) at various initial states of charge and temperatures.

Keyser, M.; Pesaran, A.; Oweis, S.; Chagnon, G.; Ashtiani, C.

2000-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

439

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #621: May 3, 2010 Gross Vehicle Weight  

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1: May 3, 2010 1: May 3, 2010 Gross Vehicle Weight vs. Empty Vehicle Weight to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #621: May 3, 2010 Gross Vehicle Weight vs. Empty Vehicle Weight on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #621: May 3, 2010 Gross Vehicle Weight vs. Empty Vehicle Weight on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #621: May 3, 2010 Gross Vehicle Weight vs. Empty Vehicle Weight on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #621: May 3, 2010 Gross Vehicle Weight vs. Empty Vehicle Weight on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #621: May 3, 2010 Gross Vehicle Weight vs. Empty Vehicle Weight on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #621: May 3, 2010 Gross Vehicle Weight vs. Empty Vehicle Weight on AddThis.com...

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Analysis of data from electric and hybrid electric vehicle student competitions  

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The US Department of Energy sponsored several student engineering competitions in 1993 that provided useful information on electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The electrical energy usage from these competitions has been recorded with a custom-built digital meter installed in every vehicle and used under controlled conditions. When combined with other factors, such as vehicle mass, speed, distance traveled, battery type, and type of components, this information provides useful insight into the performance characteristics of electrics and hybrids. All the vehicles tested were either electric vehicles or hybrid vehicles in electric-only mode, and had an average energy economy of 7.0 km/kwh. Based on the performance of the ``ground-up`` hybrid electric vehicles in the 1993 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Challenge, data revealed a I km/kwh energy economy benefit for every 133 kg decrease in vehicle mass. By running all the electric vehicles at a competition in Atlanta at several different constant speeds, the effects of rolling resistance and aerodynamic drag were evaluated. On average, these vehicles were 32% more energy efficient at 40 km/h than at 72 km/h. The results of the competition data analysis confirm that these engineering competitions not only provide an educational experience for the students, but also show technology performance and improvements in electric and hybrid vehicles by setting benchmarks and revealing trends.

Wipke, K.B. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Hill, N.; Larsen, R.P. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Archive  

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0 Archive to someone 0 Archive to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Archive on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Archive on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Archive on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Archive on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Archive on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Archive on AddThis.com... 2010 Archive #655 New Freight Analysis Tool December 27, 2010 #654 New Light Vehicle Leasing is Big in 2010 December 20, 2010 #653 Import Cars and Trucks Gaining Ground December 13, 2010 #652 U.S. Crude Oil Production Rises December 6, 2010 #651 Hybrid Vehicles Dominate EPA's Top Ten Fuel Sippers List for 2011 November 29, 2010 #650 Diesel Fuel Prices hit a Two-Year High November 22, 2010

442

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2006 Archive  

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6 Archive to someone 6 Archive to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2006 Archive on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2006 Archive on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2006 Archive on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2006 Archive on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2006 Archive on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2006 Archive on AddThis.com... 2006 Archive #449 Biodiesel to Conventional Diesel: An Emissions Comparison December 25, 2006 #448 Fuel Purchasing Habits December 18, 2006 #447 World Ethanol Production December 11, 2006 #446 More Likely to Buy a Hybrid or Other More Fuel Efficient Vehicle? December 4, 2006 #445 U.S. Population Growth and Light Vehicle Sales November 27, 2006

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Archive  

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1 Archive to someone 1 Archive to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Archive on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Archive on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Archive on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Archive on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Archive on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Archive on AddThis.com... 2011 Archive #707 Illustration of Truck Classes December 26, 2011 #706 Vocational Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards December 19, 2011 #705 Fuel Consumption Standards for Combination Tractors December 12, 2011 #704 Fuel Consumption Standards for New Heavy Pickups and Vans December 5, 2011 #703 Hybrid Vehicles Lose Market Share in 2010 November 28, 2011

444

Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Infrastructure  

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Vehicles on the US Power Grid." The 25th World Battery,infrastructure assignment and power grid impacts assessmentfrom the vehicle to the power grid and overcome its current

Chung, Ching-Yen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Household vehicles energy consumption 1991  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of this report is to provide information on the use of energy in residential vehicles in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Included are data about: the number and type of vehicles in the residential sector, the characteristics of those vehicles, the total annual Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), the per household and per vehicle VMT, the vehicle fuel consumption and expenditures, and vehicle fuel efficiencies. The data for this report are based on the household telephone interviews from the 1991 RTECS, conducted during 1991 and early 1992. The 1991 RTECS represents 94.6 million households, of which 84.6 million own or have access to 151.2 million household motor vehicles in the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

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1993-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

446

Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Aggregate Aggregate Ratio: See Mean and Ratio Estimate. AMPD: Average miles driven per day. See Appendix B, "Estimation Methodologies." Annual Vehicle Miles Traveled: See Vehicle Miles Traveled. Automobile: Includes standard passenger car, 2-seater car and station wagons; excludes passenger vans, cargo vans, motor homes, pickup trucks, and jeeps or similar vehicles. See Vehicle. Average Household Energy Expenditures: A ratio estimate defined as the total household energy expenditures for all RTECS households divided by the total number of households. See Ratio Estimate, and Combined Household Energy Expenditures. Average Number of Vehicles per Household: The average number of vehicles used by a household for personal transportation during 1991. For this report, the average number of vehicles per household is computed as the ratio of the total number of vehicles to the

447

VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Electric Vehicle Preparedness  

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2: Identification 2: Identification of Joint Base Lewis McChord Vehicles for Installation of Data Loggers June 2013 Prepared for: Joint Base Lewis McChord Prepared by: Idaho National Laboratory and ECOtality North America DISCLAIMER This information was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the U.S. Government. Neither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. References herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer, or otherwise,

448

Supporting Multidisciplinary Vehicle Analysis Using a Vehicle Reference Architecture Model in SysML  

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To develop competitive vehicles with ever increasing complexity, automotive designers need to improve their ability to explore a broad range of system architectures efficiently and effectively. Whereas traditional vehicle systems are based on internal combustion (IC) engines, today's environmentally conscious vehicle manufacturers must consider alternatives to the IC engine- only systems such as hybrid or electric systems. To design a good vehicle, it is necessary to analyze each of these system architectures from a variety of perspectives including performance, fuel economy, or even thermal behavior. Creating all the necessary analysis models for all possible system architectures manually is very time-consuming, expensive, and error-prone. To overcome such challenges, a novel approach has been developed for partly automatically generating subsystem model templates to support the integration of analysis models in a consistent and convenient fashion. The approach starts from a Vehicle Reference Architecture (VRA) model defined in the Systems Modeling Language (OMG SysMLTM). After specialization of this VRA into a specific vehicle program model, this SysML model is automatically transformed into Modelica and Simulink templates for the corresponding analysis models. These templates embody interfaces that fit into a system-level integrated model so that individual subsystem experts can focus on modeling the physical or controls behavior of their particular subsystem without having to worry about subsequent integration issues. The subsystem template models guarantee consistency in the integration phase. The entire approach introduced in this paper is called the Vehicle Architecture Modeling Framework (VAMF), which includes the SysML VRA model, the corresponding analysis templates, and the transformation tools developed to support the approach. Throughout this paper, a specific (realistic but sanitized) vehicle program and a full pedal acceleration analysis test scenario are used as demonstration examples.

Jaclyn M. Branscomb; Christiaan J.J. Paredis; Judy Che; Mark J. Jennings

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Advancing Next-Generation Vehicles  

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the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) lead laboratory for researching advanced vehicle technologies, including hy- the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) lead laboratory for researching advanced vehicle technologies, including hy- brid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and alternative fuel vehicles, Argonne provides transportation research critical to advancing the development of next-generation vehicles. Central to this effort is the Lab's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility (APRF), an integrated four-wheel drive chassis dynamometer and component test facility.

450

Gasoline Ultra Fuel Efficient Vehicle  

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2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting

451

The Role of Human-Automation Consensus in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling  

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Objective: This study examined the impact of increasing automation replanning rates on operator performance and workload when supervising a decentralized network of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. Background: Futuristic ...

Cummings, M.L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

The Role of Human-Automation Consensus in Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Scheduling  

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Objective: This study examined the impact of increasing automation replanning rates on operator performance and workload when supervising a decentralized network of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. Background: Futuristic ...

Cummings, M. L.

453

Electric-Drive Vehicle engineering  

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Electric-Drive Vehicle engineering COLLEGE of ENGINEERING Electric-drive engineers for 80 years t Home to nation's first electric-drive vehicle engineering program and alternative-credit EDGE Engineering Entrepreneur Certificate Program is a great addition to an electric-drive vehicle

Berdichevsky, Victor

454

Advanced Vehicle Electrification & Transportation Sector Electrificati...  

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

& Transportation Sector Electrification Advanced Vehicle Electrification & Transportation Sector Electrification 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies...

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Advanced Vehicle Electrification and Transportation Sector Electrifica...  

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

More Documents & Publications Advanced Vehicle Electrification and Transportation Sector Electrification Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Vehicle Technology Advancement and...

456

Comparing the Performance of SunDiesel and Conventional Diesel...  

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

the Performance of SunDiesel and Conventional Diesel in a Light-Duty Vehicle and Engines Comparing the Performance of SunDiesel and Conventional Diesel in a Light-Duty Vehicle and...

457

T. J. Brukilacchio, Ph.D. Thesis 2003 Characterization and Noise Performance of a Time-Domain Breast  

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.1 Characterization First, the spectral response of both the laser system and the camera system are determined. The spectral data was collected at the output of one of the probe's source fibers which was coupled to an Ocean at 850 nm, resulting in proportionally lower power when the intensity is integrated over wavelength

458

NREL: Vehicle Systems Analysis - Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles NREL's vehicle systems analysts work to advance the technology of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), also known as grid-connected or grid-charged hybrids. Technology Targets and Metrics Analysis We use our Technical Targets Tool to determine pathways for maximizing the potential national impact of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. This assessment includes consideration of how consumers will value the new vehicle technology based on attributes such as: Acceleration Fuel economy and consumption Cargo capacity Cost. We use the resulting competitiveness index to predict the vehicle's market penetration rate. Then, we can create a total national benefits picture after adding in other factors such as: Existing fleet turnover

459

Vehicle System Impacts of Fuel Cell System Power Response Capability  

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- 01 - 1959 - 01 - 1959 Vehicle System Impacts of Fuel Cell System Power Response Capability Tony Markel and Keith Wipke National Renewable Energy Laboratory Doug Nelson Virginia Polytechnic University and State Institute Copyright © 2002 Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. ABSTRACT The impacts of fuel cell system power response capability on optimal hybrid and neat fuel cell vehicle configurations have been explored. Vehicle system optimization was performed with the goal of maximizing fuel economy over a drive cycle. Optimal hybrid vehicle design scenarios were derived for fuel cell systems with 10 to 90% power transient response times of 0, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 40 seconds. Optimal neat fuel cell vehicles where generated for responses times of 0, 2, 5, and 7

460

AVTA: Ford Escape PHEV Advanced Research Vehicle 2010 Testing Results  

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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 plug-in hybrid electric Ford Escape Advanced Research Vehicle, an experimental model not currently for sale. The baseline performance testing provides a point of comparison for the other test results. Taken together, these reports give an overall view of how this vehicle functions under extensive testing. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

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461

Household vehicles energy consumption 1994  

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Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1994 reports on the results of the 1994 Residential Transportation Energy Consumption Survey (RTECS). The RTECS is a national sample survey that has been conducted every 3 years since 1985. For the 1994 survey, more than 3,000 households that own or use some 6,000 vehicles provided information to describe vehicle stock, vehicle-miles traveled, energy end-use consumption, and energy expenditures for personal vehicles. The survey results represent the characteristics of the 84.9 million households that used or had access to vehicles in 1994 nationwide. (An additional 12 million households neither owned or had access to vehicles during the survey year.) To be included in then RTECS survey, vehicles must be either owned or used by household members on a regular basis for personal transportation, or owned by a company rather than a household, but kept at home, regularly available for the use of household members. Most vehicles included in the RTECS are classified as {open_quotes}light-duty vehicles{close_quotes} (weighing less than 8,500 pounds). However, the RTECS also includes a very small number of {open_quotes}other{close_quotes} vehicles, such as motor homes and larger trucks that are available for personal use.

NONE

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Vehicles News | Department of Energy  

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July 14, 2010 July 14, 2010 Department of Energy Releases New Report on Economic Impact of Recovery Act Advanced Vehicle Investments Report Finds Recovery Act Advanced Vehicle Projects Are Creating Jobs, Spurring Private Capital Investment and Cutting Electric Vehicle Cost May 26, 2010 Deputy Secretary Poneman Attends Ground Breaking at Tennessee Advanced Vehicle Battery Plant Smyrna Electric Vehicle Project Expected to provide up to 1,500 Jobs in Tennessee March 31, 2010 GSA Doubles the Federal Hybrid Fleet, DOE Takes the Lead in Updating to Hybrids Agencies Move to Increase Energy Security and Fuel Efficiency January 11, 2010 Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles October 15, 2009 2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

463

Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

. . Vehicle Fuel Efficiency and Consumption Fuel consumption is estimated from RTECS data on the vehicle stock (Chapter 2) and miles traveled (Chapter 3), in combination with vehicle fuel efficiency ratings, adjusted to account for individual driving circumstances. The first two sections of this chapter present estimates of household vehicle fuel efficiency and household fuel consumption calculated from these fuel efficiency estimates. These sections also discuss variations in fuel efficiency and consumption based on differences in household and vehicle characteristics. The third section presents EIA estimates of the potential savings from replacing the oldest (and least fuel-efficient) household vehicles with new (and more fuel-efficient) vehicles. The final section of this chapter focuses on households receiving (or eligible to receive) supplemental income under

464

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Archive  

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7 Archive to someone 7 Archive to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Archive on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Archive on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Archive on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Archive on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Archive on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2007 Archive on AddThis.com... 2007 Archive #499 Alternative Fuel Models: Gains and Losses December 10, 2007 #498 New Light Vehicle Fuel Economy December 3, 2007 #497 Fuel Drops to Third Place in the Trucking Industry Top Ten Concerns November 26, 2007 #496 Diesel Prices in the U.S. and Selected Countries: Cost and Taxes November 19, 2007 #495 Oil Price and Economic Growth, 1971-2006 November 12, 2007

465

Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive  

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2 Archive to someone 2 Archive to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Archive on AddThis.com... 2012 Archive #760 Commuting to Work, 1960-2010 December 31, 2012 #759 Rural vs. Urban Driving Differences December 24, 2012 #758 U.S. Production of Crude Oil by State, 2011 December 17, 2012 #757 The U.S. Manufactures More Light Trucks than Cars December 10, 2012 #756 Midwest Produces Two-Thirds of All Light Vehicles December 3, 2012

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Household Vehicles Energy Consumption 1991  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

1. 1. Introduction The purpose of this report is to provide information on the use of energy in residential vehicles in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. Included are data about: the number and type of vehicles in the residential sector, the characteristics of those vehicles, the total annual Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), the per household and per vehicle VMT, the vehicle fuel consumption and expenditures, and vehicle fuel efficiencies. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is mandated by Congress to collect, analyze, and disseminate impartial, comprehensive data about energy--how much is produced, who uses it, and the purposes for which it is used. To comply with this mandate, EIA collects energy data from a variety of sources covering a range of topics 1 . Background The data for this report are based on the household telephone interviews from the 1991 RTECS, conducted

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities  

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Deployment Deployment Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Educational Activities on AddThis.com... Energy Policy Act (EPAct) Clean Cities Educational Activities Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Educational Activities EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future is the successor to EcoCAR: The NeXt

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Blog Feed: Vehicles  

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feed-vehicles 1000 Independence Ave. SW Washington feed-vehicles 1000 Independence Ave. SW Washington DC 20585 202-586-5000 en Our Best Energy Videos of 2013 http://energy.gov/articles/our-best-energy-videos-2013 Our Best Energy Videos of 2013

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Vehicle Technologies Office: News  

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December 18, 2013 December 18, 2013 USDA Offers $118 Million for Renewable Energy, Smart Grid Projects The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $73 million in funding for renewable energy projects and $45 million for smart grid technology as part of more than $1.8 billion in funding for electric utility infrastructure projects in 25 states and one territory. More December 18, 2013 2012 Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sets Record High: EPA The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that model year 2012 vehicles achieved an all-time high fuel economy average of 23.6 miles per gallon. More December 18, 2013 Energy Department Releases Grid Energy Storage Report The Energy Department released its Grid Energy Storage report to the members of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, identifying the benefits and challenges of grid energy storage that must be addressed to enable broader use. More

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Vehicle rear suspension mechanism  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A vehicle rear suspension mechanism is described which consists of: a suspension member connected with a vehicle body; wheel hub means supporting a rear wheel having a wheel center plane for rotation about a rotating axis; and connecting means for connecting the wheel hub means with the suspension member. The connecting means include ball joint means having a pivot center located forwardly of and below the rotating axis of the rear wheel and connecting the wheel hub means to the suspension member pivotably about the pivot center, first resilient means located between the wheel hub means and the suspension member rearwardly of and above the rotating axis of the rear wheel, and second resilient means located between the wheel hub means and the suspension member forwardly of and above the rotating axis of the rear wheel.

Kijima, T.; Maebayashi, J.

1986-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

471

Rapid road repair vehicle  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed is a rapid road repair vehicle capable of moving over a surface to be repaired at near normal posted traffic speeds to scan for and find at the high rate of speed, imperfections in the pavement surface, prepare the surface imperfection for repair by air pressure and vacuum cleaning, applying a correct amount of the correct patching material to effect the repair, smooth the resulting repaired surface, and catalog the location and quality of the repairs for maintenance records of the road surface. The rapid road repair vehicle can repair surface imperfections at lower cost, improved quality, at a higher rate of speed than was not heretofor possible, with significantly reduced exposure to safety and health hazards associated with this kind of road repair activities in the past. 2 figs.

Mara, L.M.

1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid road repair vehicle  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Disclosed is a rapid road repair vehicle capable of moving over a surface to be repaired at near normal posted traffic speeds to scan for and find an the high rate of speed, imperfections in the pavement surface, prepare the surface imperfection for repair by air pressure and vacuum cleaning, applying a correct amount of the correct patching material to effect the repair, smooth the resulting repaired surface, and catalog the location and quality of the repairs for maintenance records of the road surface. The rapid road repair vehicle can repair surface imperfections at lower cost, improved quality, at a higher rate of speed than was was heretofor possible, with significantly reduced exposure to safety and health hazards associated with this kind of road repair activities in the past.

Mara, Leo M. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Joint NEA-IAEA International Peer Review of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project's Total System Performance Assessment Supporting the Site  

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NEA-IAEA International Peer Review of the NEA-IAEA International Peer Review of the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project's Total System Performance Assessment Supporting the Site Recommendation Process Final Report December 2001 This document is not an official copy and is for informational purposes only. CONTENTS Summary Objectives International perspective Recommendations for future assessments 1 Introduction 1.1 Background to the Yucca Mountain Project 1.2 Terms of reference, objectives and scope of the review 1.3 Conduct of the review 1.4 Organisation of this report 2 General Considerations 2.1 Regulatory perspective 2.2 Performance assessment rationale 2.3 General approach to performance assessment 2.4 Documentation 3 Sub-system methodology 3.1 Repository design

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Heat-pipe-coupled planar thermionic converter: Performance characterization, nondestructive testing, and evaluation. Final report, 1 Aug 90-30 Nov 91  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report provides the technical details on the research activities conducted by Wright Laboratory and UES, Inc. personnel during the period of August 1990 to November 1991. The performance of two heat pipe coupled, planar thermionic energy converters was characterized using experimental and analytical methods. Nondestructive failure analysis was performed to evaluate the causes for the failure of a molybdenum-rhenium converter. The experimentation was carded out at the thermionic facilities at the USAF Wright Laboratory while the computer simulations were performed at Wright Laboratory and the University of Central Florida. A maximum current density of 10.1 amps/cm[sup 2] and a peak power density of 7.7 watts/cm[sup 2] were obtained from the rhenium-rhenium diode operating in the ignited mode.

Young, T.J.; Lamp, T.R.; Tsao, B.H.; Ramalingam, M.L.

1992-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle Workshop  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (UAV) Workshop concentrated on reviewing and refining the science experiments planned for the UAV Demonstration Flights (UDF) scheduled at the Oklahoma Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) in April 1994. These experiments were focused around the following sets of parameters: Clear sky, daylight; Clear-sky, night-to-day transition; Clear sky - improve/validate the accuracy of radiative fluxes derived from satellite-based measurements; Daylight, clouds of opportunity; and, Daylight, broken clouds.

Vitko, J. Jr. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of  

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7: July 29, 2002 7: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227: July 29, 2002 Vehicle Miles of Travel (VMT) and Age by Vehicle Type on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #227:

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Batteries  

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Batteries Batteries battery/cell diagram Battery/Cell Diagram Batteries are important to our everyday lives and show up in various consumer electronics and appliances, from MP3 players to laptops to our vehicles. Batteries play an important role in our vehicles and are gradually becoming more and more important as they assume energy storage responsibilities from fuel in vehicle propulsion systems. A battery is a device that stores chemical energy in its active materials and converts it, on demand, into electrical energy by means of an electrochemical reaction. An electrochemical reaction is a chemical reaction involving the transfer of electrons, and it is that reaction which creates electricity. There are three main parts of a battery: the anode, cathode, and electrolyte. The anode is the "fuel" electrode which gives up electrons to the external circuit to create the flow of electrons or electricity. The cathode is the oxidizing electrode which accepts electrons in the external circuit. Finally, the electrolyte carries the electric current, as ions, inside the cell, between the anode and cathode.

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Stabilizer for motor vehicle  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes a stabilizer for a motor vehicle comprising: a rod-shaped torsion section extending in the transverse direction of a motor vehicle; a pair of arm sections continuous with both ends of the torsion section and extending in the longitudinal direction of the motor vehicle; a first member attached to the torsion section or at least one of the arm sections and formed with an axially penetrating cylindrical bore; a columnar second member inserted in the bore of the first member; at least one coil spring disposed between the inner peripheral surface of the bore of the first member and the outer peripheral surface of the second member and wound around the second member, at least one end of the coil spring being a free end; an operating member connected to the free end of the coil spring, at least a part of the operating member being located outside the first member; and drive means coupled to the operating member and adapted to apply a force in a direction such that the diameter of the coil spring is increased or reduced.

Takadera, I.; Kuroda, S.

1986-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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List of Vehicles Incentives | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

The following contains the list of 34 Vehicles Incentives. The following contains the list of 34 Vehicles Incentives. CSV (rows 1 - 34) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active Alternative Fuel Transportation Grant Program (Indiana) State Grant Program Indiana Commercial Nonprofit Local Government Renewable Transportation Fuels Renewable Fuel Vehicles Fuel Cells No Alternative Fuel Vehicle Loan Program (Missouri) State Loan Program Missouri Schools Local Government Renewable Fuel Vehicles Other Alternative Fuel Vehicles Refueling Stations No Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate (Colorado) State Rebate Program Colorado Schools Local Government State Government Renewable Fuel Vehicles No Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit (West Virginia) Personal Tax Credit West Virginia Residential Renewable Fuel Vehicles No

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Clean Cities: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program  

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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program to someone by E-mail Share Clean Cities: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program on Facebook Tweet about Clean Cities: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program on Twitter Bookmark Clean Cities: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program on Google Bookmark Clean Cities: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program on Delicious Rank Clean Cities: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program on Digg Find More places to share Clean Cities: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program on AddThis.com... Goals & Accomplishments Partnerships National Clean Fleets Partnership National Parks Initiative Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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

Hybrid Electric Hybrid Electric Vehicles to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicles on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Hybrid Electric Vehicles on AddThis.com... More in this section... Electricity Basics Benefits & Considerations Stations Vehicles Availability Conversions Emissions Batteries Deployment Maintenance & Safety Laws & Incentives Hybrids Plug-In Hybrids All-Electric Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement  

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

Vehicle Registration Vehicle Registration Requirement to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Vehicle Registration Requirement on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Vehicle Registration Requirement Motor vehicle registration applicants must provide proof of compliance with

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Identification and Characterization of Potential Performance-Related Gut Microbiotas in Broiler Chickens across Various Feeding Trials  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...non-treatment-related microbiota), this high-resolution analysis is not always warranted...intestinal bacterial communities of the maturing boiler chicken. Appl. Environ. Microbiol...performance-related phylotypes showed high sequence identity with classified bacteria...

Valeria A. Torok; Robert J. Hughes; Lene L. Mikkelsen; Rider Perez-Maldonado; Katherine Balding; Ron MacAlpine; Nigel J. Percy; Kathy Ophel-Keller

2011-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Vehicles and Fuels Research - Energy Storage  

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Research Research Search More Search Options Site Map NREL's Energy Storage Project is leading the charge on battery thermal management, modeling, and systems solutions to enhance the performance of fuel cell, hybrid electric, and electric vehicles (FCVs, HEVs, and EVs) for a cleaner, more secure transportation future. NREL's experts work closely with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), industry, and automotive manufacturers to improve energy storage devices, such as battery modules and ultracapacitors, by enhancing their thermal performance and life-cycle cost. Activities also involve modeling and simulation to evaluate technical targets and energy storage parameters, and investigating combinations of energy storage systems to increase vehicle efficiency. Much of this research is conducted at our state-of-the-art energy storage

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Design features of a cablebollard vehicle barrier system  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The design features of the stand-alone cablebollard vehicle barrier system (Cable-Bollard VBS) developed for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant (VY) to meet the design goals of the recent 10 CFR Part 73 rule changes are discussed. The design is based on the application of fundamental engineering principles to a dynamic system, recognizing that vehicle impact on a cable system is fundamentally different from vehicle impact on a bollard or other hard barrier. As such, rigorous attention is paid to cable anchor design and performance.

Gordon S. Bjorkman; Steven P. Harris

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AVTA Federal Fleet PEV Readiness Data Logging and Characterization Study for NASA White Sands Test Facility  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report focuses on the NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) fleet to identify daily operational characteristics of select vehicles and report findings on vehicle and mission characterizations to support the successful introduction of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) into the agencies fleets. Individual observations of these selected vehicles provide the basis for recommendations related to electric vehicle adoption and whether a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) (collectively plug-in electric vehicles, or PEVs) can fulfill the mission requirements.

Stephen Schey; Jim Francfort

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Myths Regarding Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demand by Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

eet demand for alternative-fuel vehicles in California.Britain MYTHS REGARDING ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE DEMAND BYinitial market for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). We

Nesbitt, Kevin; Sperling, Daniel

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2010 Honda  

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

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VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS Vehicle Features Base Vehicle: 2010 Smart  

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

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Vehicle Technologies Office: Maximizing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Efficiency  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Vehicle Technologies Office supports research to design engines optimized for alternative fuels that increases efficiency and takes advantage of these fuels' unique properties.

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Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan  

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The REVi plan addresses the electric vehicle market in Richmond and then addresses a regional plan, policies, and analysis of the the communities readiness.

492

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation  

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Presentation given by Intertek at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about testing and evaluating advanced...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Consumer Vehicle Technology Data  

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Presentation given by National Renewable Energy Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about consumer...

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Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Vehicle & Systems...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

& Testing Presentation given by U.S. Department of Energy at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA)- Vehicle Testing and Demonstration Activities  

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2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, May 18-22, 2009 -- Washington D.C.

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Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles (Brochure), Vehicle Technologies...  

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vehicle into an electric power source. Although electricity production may contribute to air pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers EVs Hybrid and...

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Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance  

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Alliance Alliance Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance North American Standard Level VI Inspection Program Update: Ensuring Safe Transportation of Radioactive Material Carlisle Smith Director, Hazardous Materials Programs Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Email: carlisles@cvsa.org Phone: 301-830-6147 CVSA Levels of Inspections Level I Full inspection Level II Walk Around - Driver - Vehicle Level III Driver - Paperwork Level IV Special Project - Generally focus on one item CVSA Levels of Inspections Level V Vehicle Only Level VI Enhanced RAM Level VII Jurisdictional Mandated * 8 basic classes/year held in various states * Prerequisites: CVSA Level I and HAZMAT certified * Industry attends course * To date 135 classes/2268 attendees * Currently 702 certified Level VI

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US advanced battery consortium in-vehicle battery testing procedure  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This article describes test procedures to be used as part of a program to monitor the performance of batteries used in electric vehicle applications. The data will be collected as part of an electric vehicle testing program, which will include battery packs from a number of different suppliers. Most data will be collected by on-board systems or from driver logs. The paper describes the test procedure to be implemented for batteries being used in this testing.

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1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of a CNG series hybrid concept vehicle  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) has favorable characteristics as a vehicular fuel, in terms of fuel economy as well as emissions. Using CNG as a fuel in a series hybrid vehicle has the potential of resulting in very high fuel economy (between 26 and 30 km/liter, 60 to 70 mpg) and very low emissions (substantially lower than Federal Tier II or CARB ULEV). This paper uses a vehicle evaluation code and an optimizer to find a set of vehicle parameters that result in optimum vehicle fuel economy. The vehicle evaluation code used in this analysis estimates vehicle power performance, including engine efficiency and power, generator efficiency, energy storage device efficiency and state-of-charge, and motor and transmission efficiencies. Eight vehicle parameters are selected as free variables for the optimization. The optimum vehicle must also meet two perfect requirements: accelerate to 97 km/h in less than 10 s, and climb an infinitely long hill with a 6% slope at 97 km/h with a 272 kg (600 lb.) payload. The optimizer used in this work was originally developed in the magnetic fusion energy program, and has been used to optimize complex systems, such as magnetic and inertial fusion devices, neutron sources, and mil guns. The optimizer consists of two parts: an optimization package for minimizing non-linear functions of many variables subject to several non-linear equality and/or inequality constraints and a programmable shell that allows interactive configuration and execution of the optimizer. The results of the analysis indicate that the CNG series hybrid vehicle has a high efficiency and low emissions. These results emphasize the advantages of CNG as a near-term alternative fuel for vehicles.

Aceves, S.M.; Smith, J.R.; Perkins, L.J.; Haney, S.W.; Flowers, D.L.

1995-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Archive  

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1 Archive 1 Archive #707 Illustration of Truck Classes December 26, 2011 #706 Vocational Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards December 19, 2011 #705 Fuel Consumption Standards for Combination Tractors December 12, 2011 #704 Fuel Consumption Standards for New Heavy Pickups and Vans December 5, 2011 #703 Hybrid Vehicles Lose Market Share in 2010 November 28, 2011 #702 Consumer Preferences on Electric Vehicle Charging November 21, 2011 #701 How Much More Would You Pay for an Electric Vehicle? November 14, 2011 #700 Biodiesel Consumption is on the Rise for 2011 November 7, 2011 #699 Transportation Energy Use by Mode and Fuel Type, 2009 October 31, 2011 #698 Changes in the Federal Highway Administration Vehicle Travel Data October 24, 2011 #697 Comparison of Vehicles per Thousand People in Selected Countries/Regions October 17, 2011