Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780857092137, 9780857095879

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780857095879
Paperback ISBN: 9780857092137
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 19th October 2011
Page Count: 240
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This book presents the papers from the Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport conference, held in Pune, India, 8-9 November, 2011. Papers examine advances in powertrain, alternative fuels, lightweight vehicles, electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. An international assembly of senior industry representatives provide insight into research and technological advances in low carbon technology sustainability for road transport, helping towards achieving stringent emissions standards and continual improvements in fuel economy efficiency, all in an expanding Indian market. These technical papers from industry and academia discuss the developments and research of leading organisations.

Key Features

  • Discusses maximising powertrain performance for a low carbon agenda
  • Provides readers with an understanding of the latest developments in alternative fuels
  • Examines the future landscape for the implementation and development of electric vehicles


Automotive engineers, design engineers, automotive manufacturers, low carbon specialists, academics and students.

Table of Contents

Hybrid and electric vehicles

Chapter 1: Meeting the global challenges for hybrid and electric vehicles


1 Meeting the Challenge

2 The Business Model

3 Core Values

4 Technology Leadership

4.2 Advanced range extender technology

4.3 Advanced machine technology

5 Summary

Chapter 2: Lithium-ion pack thermal modeling and evaluation of indirect liquid cooling for electric vehicle battery thermal management

1 Introduction

2 Li-Ion Battery Pack Configuration

3 Battery Thermal Management Development Tools

4 Cell Electro-Thermal Simulation and Validation

5 Vehicle Level Duty Cycle Simulations

6 Conclusion

Chapter 3: Premium luxury hybrid vehicles


1 Introduction

2 Types of and Benefits from Hybrids

3 Hybrid Vehicle Operation

4 Luxury Vehicle Propulsion

5 JLR Hybrid Research Projects

6 Conclusions

7 Acknowledgements

Chapter 4: Performance of an electric vehicle conversion at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia


1 Introduction

2 Electric Vehicle Conversion

3 Data Acquisition and Testing

4 Discussion and Conclusion

Chapter 5: A Tata Motors perspective for sustainable transportation and the development of the Tata Vista EV


1 Introduction

2 Tata Motors’ Perspective on Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Transportation

3 The Development of the Tata Vista EV

4 The Tata Vista EVX

5 Actual EV Usage Patterns

6 Summary and Conclusions

Chapter 6: Powertrain cooling concept selection process for hybrid electric vehicles


1 Introduction

2 Selection of an Optimized Cooling Circuit

3 1D Modelling

4 Results And Recommendations

5 Conclusion

6 Acknowledgements

Chapter 7: Regenerative braking system evaluation on a full electric vehicle


1 Introduction

2 Existing Test Data

3 Test Procedure

4 Results

5 Discussion

6 Acknowledgements


Chapter 8: Demonstrating the fuel economy potential of passenger car motor oils


1 Introduction

2 Engine and Vehicle Simulation

3 Fuel & Lubricant

4 Results and Discussion

5 Conclusions


Chapter 9: Biohydro-fined diesel (BHD) and biodiesel (BOD) production process and property review


1 Introduction

2 Bio-Hydrofining Process

3 Comparison of Property

4 LCA Evaluation of Hydrofining

5 Hydrogenation Reactivity

6 BHD for Sustainable Road Transport

7 Conclusion

Chapter 10: Comparative study of NOx formation from biodiesel and diesel


1 Introduction

2 Experimental Approach

3 Results and Discussion

4 Conclusions

Light weight vehicles

Chapter 11: Validation of a virtual method for fracture prediction in the automotive body structure: a key enabler for light weight vehicles


1 Introduction

2 Experimental Method

3 Discussion

4 Conclusion

Advances in powertrain

Chapter 12: Extreme engine downsizing


1 Introduction

2 Project Objective and Targets

3 The Ultraboost Engine

4 Simulation Results

5 Discussion

6 Conclusion

7 Acknowledgements

Chapter 13: Use of bio-diesel as an alternative fuel for sustainable development of transport in Gulbarga bus depots


1 Introduction

2 Benefits of Bio-Diesel

3 Emissions from Diesel Vehicles

4 Motivation for Present Study

5 Objectives of Study

6 Methodology

7 Collection of Data

8 Calculation of Pollution Loads

9 Conclusion

Chapter 14: Performance simulation of CIDI engine fuelled with alternate oxygenated fuel (DME) and oxygenated (Diglyme) diesel blend by generic approach with universal oxygenate correction factor




1 Introduction

2 Universal Correction Factors

3 Combustion Model

4 Experimental Validation

5 Results And Discussion

6 Conclusion

Fuels and emissions

Chapter 15: Low cost electronic fuel injection for 2 and 3 wheeled motorcycles


1 Introduction

2 Application of PCI on 125 cc 4-Stroke Motorcycle

3 Application of the PCI to a 50 cc 2-Stroke Scooter

4 System Integration and Cost Reduction


Chapter 16: The latest trend of turbocharging technologies for emissions compliance and fuel economy


1 Turbo Charging Requirements for Next Generation Engines

2 Turbocharger

3 Longer Term Turbocharging Trends

4 Conclusions

Chapter 17: Application of fuel additives for maintenance of fuel efficiency in modern vehicles


1 Introduction

2 Fuel Additives

3 ‘Real World’ Performance Demonstration


Chapter 18: Experimental study on two-cylinder direct injection diesel engine for BS-III emission compliant


1 Introduction

2 Design Modification

3 Experimental System and Method

4 Result and Discussion

5 Conclusion

Author Index


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