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2014-10-22
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The new Bosch Automotive Handbook, now in its 9th English edition, has been completely revised and enhanced to include the most recent developments in automotive technology. About 200 specialist authors contributed to this new version of every engineer’s must-have reference. The book's format has been revised: it is now 20 percent longer and wider, as this allows for a larger font size. This makes the texts and graphics easier to read. The index has been strongly expanded to make looking up technical terms easier. The Bosch Automotive Handbook is a best-seller, with a broad global readership. Students of engineering programs consult it, as do researchers and engineers in the automotive industry. Mechanics who are studying to become master craftsmen also use it as a reference work. Experts trust the well-founded and extensive expertise that can be found in the classic. The Bosch Automotive Handbook is widely regarded around the world as a standard work for automotive technology.
2014-09-22
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Mehrdad Zangeneh
Legislative requirements to reduce CO2 emissions by 2020 have resulted in significant efforts by car manufacturers to explore various methods of pollution abatement. One of the most effective ways found so far is by shortening the cylinder stroke and downsizing the engine. This new engine then needs to be boosted, or turbocharged, to create the full and original load torque. Turbocharging has been and will continue to be a key component to the new technologies that will make a positive difference in the next-generation engines of years to come. Concepts in Turbocharging for Improved Efficiency and Emissions Reduction explores the many ways that turbocharging will deliver concrete results in meeting the new realities of sustainable, green transportation.
2014-08-06
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Daniel Vallero
This thoroughly revised fifth edition of Fundamentals of Air Pollution has been updated throughout and remains the most complete text available, offering a stronger systems perspective and more coverage of international issues relating to air pollution. Sections on pollution control have been reorganized and updated to demonstrate the move from regulation and control approaches to green and sustainable engineering approaches. This edition maintains a strong interdisciplinary approach to the study of air pollution, covering such topics as chemistry, physics, meteorology, engineering, toxicology, policy, and regulation. New material includes near-road air pollution, new risk assessment approaches, indoor air quality, the impact of biofuels and fuel additives, mercury emissions, forecasting techniques, and the most recent results from the National Air Toxics Assessment. Main topics covered are: • Systems approach, emphasizing the impact of air pollution on ecosystems and human health • Risks, measures, models, and control of air pollution • International issues, including coverage of European initiatives and discussions of the impact of emerging economies like India and China • Updated references, standards, and methods
2014-07-21
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This popular report begins by examining transmission development drivers along with transmission development changes. It goes on to examine transmissions technology, with particular attention to Manual Transmissions (MT), Dual Clutch Automated Manual Transmissions (DCT), Automatic Transmissions, Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT), Hybrid Transmissions and Electric Vehicle Transmissions. The Automotive Transmissions sector is now a critical technology that can deliver much needed benefits to a vehicle in a relatively cost-effective fashion. Transmission technology is critical to future powertrain development in terms of its ability to deliver both drivability and the emissions-reducing performance being demanded. As OEMs strive to differentiate their product offerings, transmission choice and performance have become an essential element of the ‘DNA’ of the vehicle. The new edition Automotive Transmissions Supplier Report looks at: • Transmission Development Drivers • Changes in Transmission Characteristics and Features • Transmissions Technologies (Manual Transmissions (MT), Dual Clutch Automated Manual Transmissions (DCT), Automatic Transmissions, Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT), Hybrid Transmissions and Electric Vehicle Transmissions • In-depth profiles of 11 leading transmission suppliers
2014-06-11
Book
Ronald M. Dell, David A J Rand, Patrick T. Moseley
Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport in developing countries, together with environmental concerns, are leading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiency of all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, or entirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries, before looking forward to possible new forms of energy to substitute for petroleum. It also discusses the political and socio-economic drivers for change, investigates barriers to their broad implementation, and outlines the state-of-the-art of candidate power sources, advanced vehicle design, and associated infrastructure. Written by an expert author team, Towards Sustainable Road Transport provides readers with a clear understanding of the progress in this field and its challenges.
2014-05-20
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This is the electronic format of the Journal.
2014-05-20
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This is the electronic format of the Journal.
2014-05-14
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This is the electronic format of the Journal.
2014-05-01
Book
David Saddington
The increasingly stringent emissions regulations faced by vehicle manufacturers have been driving the growth of more fuel-efficient conventionally powered vehicles. The ability of stop-start systems to improve vehicle carbon emissions by between 5% and 15% at very low additional cost has seen a dramatic increase in the proportion of vehicles being fitted with such systems. And this growth in demand for stop-start systems is set to increase substantially, especially in Europe, North America, China and Japan. The exclusive new report from ABOUT Automotive reviews the key market drivers for stop-start engine technology for the ‘micro hybrid’ segment and conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle applications. It sets out the market drivers and forecasts for the global stop-start systems market through to 2020 and reviews the technical advances made in stop-start technology, including the competing technologies, and the latest developments. It also profiles a number of major suppliers of stop-start systems.
2014-04-01
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Honda's April 2014 R&D Technical Review features cutting-edge developments from Honda's worldwide R&D teams. This edition brings 23 original papers on the introduction of new technologies covering motorcycle, power products, aircraft engine, among others. They cover advancements in the following areas: • Development of 7-speed dual clutch transmission SPORT HYBRID i-DCD • Research on engine control to make effective use of bioethanol-blend fuels • Optimization of driving force distribution control in all-wheel drive based on wheel rotation speed difference between front and rear • Robust optimization for windmill airfoil design under variable wind conditions
2014-03-11
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Timothy George Thoppil
Unwinding Electric Motors: Strategic Perspectives and Insights for Automotive Powertrain Applications provides an in-depth assessment of the most important technology, manufacturing, and supply chain aspects of the fast-paced world of electric motors. A joint effort that brings together the technology and product strategy experience of the P3 Group and the focused reach of SAE International, Unwinding Electric Motors: Strategic Perspectives and Insights for Automotive Powertrain Applications lends clarity combined with solid data to those interested in understanding the fundamental factors shaping this industry in the next five years. Authored by Timothy G. Thoppil, from the P3 Group, this market study draws on extensive industry experience and is supported by surveys and interviews with industry professionals from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, research institutions, and universities. Unwinding Electric Motors: Strategic Perspectives and Insights for Automotive Powertrain Applications offers reliable market intelligence and discernment to the technical and business professionals in search of valuable input to support good decision making.
2014-01-31
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Pasquale M. Sforza
Commercial Airplane Design Principles is a succinct, focused text covering all the information required at the preliminary stage of aircraft design: initial sizing and weight estimation, fuselage design, engine selection, aerodynamic analysis, stability and control, drag estimation, performance analysis, and economic analysis. The text places emphasis on making informed choices from an array of competing options, and developing the confidence to do so. It also shows the use of standard, empirical, and classical methods in support of the design process and explains the preparation of a professional quality design report, including a sample outline.
2014-01-01
Book
The SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains backfile includes online access to all published papers from 2008 through last year. The SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains is dedicated to providing a forum for scholarly publication of original research and review papers that address challenges and present opportunities in alternative and electric powertrains and propulsion technology. The Journal strives to facilitate discussion between researchers, engineers, academic faculty and students, and industry practitioners working with systems as well as components, and the technological aspects and functions of powertrains and propulsion systems alternative to the traditional combination of internal combustion engine and mechanical transmission. The editorial scope of the Journal will include all technical aspects of alternative propulsion technologies including but not limited to: electric drives electromobility systems hybrid technology battery and super-capacitor technology power electronics hydraulic drives energy storage systems fuel cell technology charging and Smart Grid infrastructures
2013-11-01
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Harry Zervos, Peter Harrop
The electric vehicle industry - land, water and air - is rapidly rising to become a huge market of over $290 billion by 2024. Some run entirely on harvested energy as with solar lake boats. Others recycle energy as with regenerative braking of cars, buses and military vehicles harvesting kinetic energy. Others use different forms of harvesting either to charge the traction batteries or to drive autonomous devices as we progress to the wireless vehicle. In some cases, harvesting is making completely new forms of electric vehicle possible such as "glider" Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) that stay at sea for years and surface to gain electricity from both wave power and sunshine whenever necessary. Indeed, multiple forms of energy harvesting on one vehicle is becoming much more common from cars to superyachts. This report is the first to provide technical and marketing analysis of the rapidly growing market for energy harvesting in electric vehicles - land, water and air - with forecasts.
2013-11-01
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Peter Harrop
All electric vehicles have at least one traction motor, so the market for electric vehicle traction motors is one of the largest markets for electric vehicle parts and a primary determinant of the performance and affordability of a given vehicle. Indeed, IDTechEx Research finds that in 2013 44.6 million electric motors will be needed for vehicles, rising to 147.7 million in 2023. Today, the motors that propel electric vehicles on land, through water and in the air are mainly brushless because brushed commutator motors are on the way out. Most of the number and the value of those brushless traction motors lies in permanent magnet synchronous ones, notably Brushless DC "BLDC", a form with trapezoidal waveform, and Permanent Magnet AC "PMAC", a type with a sinusoidal waveform. No matter: they both have excellent performance including simple provision of reverse and regenerative braking. However, that dominance is about to change. The main reason is not those well publicized but elusive in-wheel motors coming in at two to six per vehicle but simply the move to much larger vehicles and therefore motors.
2013-10-17
Book
The exhaust and after-treatment market is set for considerable growth. The tightening regulatory environment has led to considerably increased revenues per vehicle and this is set to improve globally as emerging high-growth markets catch up with Europe and Northern America in terms of the level of equipment needed to meet regulations. The costly situation where different national and regional regulation and testing regimes that have required different emissions technologies and systems is being steadily eroded by the harmonization of emissions regulations. Having initially endured the difficult situation of meeting environmental regulations developed across different markets, OEMs and suppliers have found that emerging markets have largely been able to pick their regulation ’off the shelf’. This has meant that those suppliers that have successfully developed technology to meet those regulations enjoy a competitive advantage in the emerging markets. This fourth edition examines the key drivers in this sector including fuel economy and CO2 emissions, noxious emissions and health concerns and platinum group metal trends.
2013-10-08
Book
Gautam Kalghatgi
Conventional fossil fuels will constitute the majority of automotive fuels for the foreseeable future but will have to adapt to changes in engine technology. Unconventional transport fuels such as biofuels, gas-to-liquid fuels, compressed natural gas, and liquid petroleum gas will also play a role. Hydrogen might be a viable transport fuel if it overcomes barriers in production, transport, storage, and safety and/or if fuel cells become viable. This book opens by considering these issues and then introduces practical transport fuels. A chapter on engine deposits follows, which is an important practical topic about how fuels affect engines that is not usually considered in other books. The next three chapters discuss auto-ignition phenomena in engines. The auto-ignition resistance of fuels is the most important fuel property since it limits the efficiency of spark ignition engines and determines the performance of compression ignition engines.
2013-08-06
Book
This report looks at the market drivers currently affecting the advanced powertrain sector, in particular fuel economy, CO2 emissions, and fuel prices. Furthermore, the report provides detailed analysis of spark-ignition, compression-ignition and combined spark and compression ignition engines technologies. Powertrain has always been perhaps the single most critical aspect of the automotive engineering; the decision taken in the early years of the 20th century to concentrate on internal combustion engines (ICE) rather than electric traction or sterling cycle heat engines has meant that throughout the last century development of ICE was absolutely critical, not only for the competitive aspects of the automotive and commercial vehicle industries, but also in terms of much of the military and civilian aircraft sectors, marine and stationary engines. As one well-known commentator on technology once said, “if as much research and development resource had been devoted to the sterling cycle engine as has been invested in the ICE, we would all be driving around in vehicles powered by external heat engines”.
2013-06-01
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David Saddington
In the six years since the last edition of this report, the use of pressure charging techniques has expanded dramatically, and the number of applications has continued to grow. What we have seen in recent years is the ascendancy of the turbocharger and its use by almost every major manufacturer, as well as the adoption of new arrangements that combine turbocharger and supercharger technologies to deliver characteristics superior to what either technology could deliver individually. The global demand for turbochargers is rising fast; there are a number of key market drivers fuelling this growth, namely tightening regulation governing emissions and fuel efficiency, the high price of fuel, and the popularity of direct injection petrol and diesel-powered cars. The trend towards engine downsizing for improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions continues to gain pace, leading to increasing demand for turbocharging for petrol engines. The changing regulatory environment is challenging automakers across the globe to create cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles that are also able to satisfy the performance requirements of demanding consumers.
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