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Vehicle Propulsion Systems

Introduction to Modeling and Optimization

Guzzella, Lino, Sciarretta, Antonio

3rd ed. 2013, XVI, 412 p.

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  • New edition include new developments for propulsion systems and optimization methodologies
  • Focuses on the minimization of fuel and energy consumption
  • Numerous case studies illustrate the theory, making this a highly practical text
  • Exercises are included at the end of each chapter and the solutions are available on the web

This text provides an introduction to the mathematical modeling and subsequent optimization of vehicle propulsion systems and their supervisory control algorithms.

Automobiles are responsible for a substantial part of the world's consumption of primary energy, mostly fossil liquid hydrocarbons and the reduction of the fuel consumption of these vehicles has become a top priority. Increasing concerns over fossil fuel consumption and the associated environmental impacts have motivated many groups in industry and academia to propose new propulsion systems and to explore new optimization methodologies. This third edition has been prepared to include many of these developments.

In the third edition, exercises are included at the end of each chapter and the solutions are available on the web.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Automotive Engineering - Energy Consumption Minimization - Fuel Consumption Minimization - Fuel-Cell Vehicles - Hybrid Electric Vehicles - Optimal Control - Road Vehicle Propulsion Systems

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Mechanical Engineering - Policy, Economics, Management & Transport - Robotics

Table of contents 

Vehicle Energy and Fuel Consumption - Basic Concepts.- IC-Engine-Based Propulsion Systems.- Electric and Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Systems.- Non-electric Hybrid Propulsion Systems.- Fuel-Cell Propulsion Systems.- Supervisory Control Algorithms.

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