Sustainable vehicle technologies : driving the green agenda : 14-15 November 2012, Gaydon, Warwickshire

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Sustainable vehicle technologies : driving the green agenda : 14-15 November 2012, Gaydon, Warwickshire

Woodhead Pub., c2012

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"... Sustainable Vehicle Technologies Conference, held in Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK, 14-15 November 2012 ... organised by the Automobile Division of the IMechE"--back cover

Includes bibliographical references and author index

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This book contains the papers from the IMechE's Sustainable Vehicle Technologies 2012 conference. An innovative technical conference organised by the Automobile Division of the IMechE, it follows on from the 2009 Low Carbon Vehicle conference, which established a high standard with presentations primarily focussed on powertrain technology. The conference examines the latest advances in technology with a view towards understanding the consequences of carbon dioxide reduction over the entire vehicle lifecycle. Papers cover all aspects of the finite resources available for vehicle production, operation and recycling.

Table of Contents

  • LCA Chapter 1: Energy demand assessment of electrified drivetrains in material extraction and system manufacturing Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Methodological approach 3 State of the art of electric and hybrid vehicles 4 Analysis of the material composition 5 Analysis of the material extraction phase 6 Analysis of the manufacturing phase 7 Summary and sensitivity analysis 8 Strategic opportunities and implications Chapter 2: Evaluating and prioritising sustainable vehicle technologies: compliance, competition, conservation and context Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Multiple Perspectives 3 Value 4 SVT Evaluation Process 5 SVT Evaluation Frameworks 6 Conclusion Chapter 3: A life cycle assessment comparison of rapeseed biodiesel and conventional diesel 1 Abstract 2 Background 3 Introduction to LCA 4 LCA of biodiesel 5 Results and discussion 6 Concluding remarks Chapter 4: Improving the sustainability of aluminium sheet Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Aluminium materials strategy 3 Aluminium vehicle weight 4 Sustainability - recycling benefits 5 Sustainability - sources of recycled alumnium 6 Sustainability - 5XXX sheet alloy developments 7 Sustainability - brunel university 'twin roll casting' 8 Sustainability - recycling promotion 9 Conclusions 10 Acknowledgements Appendix 1 Chapter 5: Advanced phase powertrain design attribute and technology value mapping Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Product development costs 3 Value engineering 4 Consumer driven product 5 What is an attribute and why is it important? 6 The importance of systems engineering in practice 7 Product value - innovation 8 Product architecture 9 Design for six sigma 10 Proposed new methodology framework 11 Conclusion 12 Future development Acknowledgement Fuels Chapter 6: Ammonia as a hydrogen energy carrier and its application to internal combustion engines Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Energy expended in transporting fuel to consumers 3 Energy storage in vehicles 4 Engine combustion 5 Practicality of heavy duty applications 6 Conclusion Chapter 7: Evolutionary decarbonization of transport: a contiguous roadmap to affordable mobility using sustainable organic fuels for transport 1 Introduction: methanol as a transport fuel 2 Methanol and higher hydrocarbon fuels from fully-sustainable sources 3 Introducing methanol into the transport fuel system by using ternary blends in existing flex-fuel vehicles 4 Experiments into engine load control and efficiency improvements utilizing pure methanol 5 The role of taxation in realizing a carbon-free future 6 A roadmap to a completely fossil-decarbonized future 7 Conclusions Chapter 8: High pressure grid CNG: the low CO2 option for HGVs Abstract 1 Executive summary 2 Introduction 3 Cng station design 4 UK GAS GRID 5 Energy used in compression to make cng from different gas grids pressure tiers 6 Total CO2 Impact of compression 7 Energy used for gas drying and link to pressure tiers 8 Well-to-tank emissions of cng compared to diesel and gasoline 9 Tank-to-wheel emissions for cng dual fuel compared to diesel 10 Conclusions Chapter 9: Materials handling vehicles
  • an early market sector for hydrogen fuel cells within Europe Abstract 1 Material handling vehicles 2 Policy approach 3 European material handling projects 4 Conclusions Acknowledgement Duty Cycle Chapter 10: Electric vehicle efficiency mapping Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Description of technology 3 Ev passenger car drive cycle range performance 4 Ev range and efficiency mapping 5 Drive cycle efficiency 6 Charging and battery efficiencies 7 Overall ev efficiency 8 Summary and conclusions 9 Acknowledgements Chapter 11: Dependence on technology, drivers, roads, and congestion of real-world vehicle fuel consumption Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Covering the corners of vehicle emissions 3 Fuel consumption as the lumped sum 4 Conclusions Energy Usage Reduction Chapter 12: The environmental case for bespoke double deck trailers Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Definition of a double-deck trailer 3 The bulk collection, retail delivery trailer 4 Other styles of bespoke double-deck trailer 5 Future development potential Chapter 13: Aerodynamic drag reduction for low carbon vehicles Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Vista EVX 3 LCVTP 4 Discussion 5 Conclusions Chapter 14: Vehicle light weighting using a new CAE tool for predicting thin film defects in high strength castings Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Technical challenge 3 CAE Modelling 4 Conclusion Chapter 15: Vehicle optimisation for regenerative brake energy maximisation Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Simulation environment 3 Verification 4 Parametric studies 5 Conclusion Propulsion (Energy Efficiency) Chapter 16: Direct heat recovery from the ICE exhaust gas Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Model Description and Validation 3 Direct Heat Recovery Technologies 4 Simulation over ESC-13 5 Conclusions Chapter 17: HyBoost aEURO" An intelligently electrified optimised downsized gasoline engine concept Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Hyboost Concept 3 Results and Discussion Acknowledgement Propulsion Chapter 18: Development of a range extended electric vehicle demonstrator Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Mahle Range Extender Engine 3 Reev Demonstrator 4 Reev Fuel Consumption Assessment 5 Conclusions Chapter 19: Modelling and simulation of a fuel cell powered medium duty vehicle platform Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Subject Platform 3 Propulsion Architectures 4 Vehicle Model 5 Drive Cycle 6 Data Analysis 7 Discussion 8 Conclusions 9 Acknowledgements Chapter 20: Auxiliary power units for range extended electric vehicles Abstract 1 Introduction 2 Apu Requirements 3 APU Options 4 Engine Technology for APU Application 5 Apu Technology Demonstrator 6 Conclusions Author Index

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