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Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion from WIT Press

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  • Remy C
    If you want to see how other parts of the world think about the environment and sustainable development, try this link: http://www.witpress.com WIT Press
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 25, 2002
      If you want to see how other parts of the world think about the environment
      and sustainable development, try this link:
      http://www.witpress.com

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      I only just discovered WIT Press a few weeks ago, they are the publishers of
      The End of Time, a best seller in Italy for two decades, and an otherwise
      still mass market book at its hefty $75 price tag.

      Most of their titles are generally academically priced in the $80+ range,
      which is probably why you'd be hard pressed to discover them outside college
      or technical libraries and specialized bookstores.

      I suggest you run carefully through all their online pages. You'll certainly
      find something to perk your professional interest and once again challenge
      your public reference librarian to get for you through interlibrary loan...

      This is their Tranportation Engineering selection:
      http://www.witpress.com/acatalog/subject_transport_engineering.html
      in which this is a newly released example:

      Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion
      C.M. JEFFERSON, University of the West of England, United Kingdom and R.H.
      BARNARD, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
      Series: Advances in Transport Vol 10
      ISBN: 1-85312-887-2
      Published: 2002
      Pages: 176pp
      $107.00 (ouch!)

      The development of hybrid vehicles, prompted by the pressing requirement for
      the reduction in the environmental impact of land transport, is probably one
      of the most significant recent advances in automotive technology. The hybrid
      vehicle is just coming of age, and the first generation of hybrid cars is
      now available to the general public. Hybrid buses and trolleybuses have
      already entered regular service.

      In this timely book, the authors review recent progress in the development
      of a range of hybrid vehicles, from small cars to buses and light rail
      vehicles, and describe the results of field trials and operational
      experience. Numerous tables, graphs and black-and-white photographs are
      included while clear references are also featured to aid further
      investigation.

      The volume will be of great interest to engineering and technical staff
      working in the road and rail vehicle industries, final year undergraduates
      and postgraduates studying mechanical and automotive engineering, transport
      planning personnel, and technically literate readers who wish to find out
      more about this subject.

      Contents:

      Chapter 1 WHY HYBRID?
      The hybrid vehicle concept; Hybrid vehicles and the environment; Emissions
      and pollution in the urban environment due to transportation: an historical
      perspective; The global climatic problem; Vehicle emissions legislation;
      Emission reduction and fuel saving measures; Improvements to current vehicle
      technologies; New technologies; So why hybrid? The case for hybrid vehicle
      technology

      Chapter 2 HYBRID PROPULSION CONFIGURATIONS
      Configuration of hybrid power trains; The basic components of a hybrid
      system; Series hybrid arrangements; Parallel hybrid arrangements; Hydraulic
      systems; The evolutionary process

      Chapter 3 ENERGY STORAGE OPTIONS
      The requirement for energy storage; The advantages of energy storage;
      Characteristics of energy storage devices; Batteries; Types of battery and
      their suitability for hybrid applications; Summary of battery performance;
      Other forms of energy storage; Preferred storage options

      Chapter 4 CHOICE OF PRIME MOVER
      Meeting the emission requirements; The spark ignition petrol (gasoline)
      engine; The diesel engine; Gas turbines; Stirling engines; Steam and other
      Rankine cycle engines; Fuel cells; Prime-mover choices: summary and
      conclusions

      Chapter 5 PERFORMANCE: POWER AND ENERGY REQUIREMENTS
      Types of hybrid vehicle and their performance criteria; Tractive force,
      power and energy requirements; Performance factors in the various elements
      of the journey; Rail vehicle performance; The high storage capacity hybrid

      Chapter 6 CONTROL STRATEGIES
      Modelling and simulation of hybrid vehicle performance; Full performance
      analysis and assessment; Control systems; Control strategies; The management
      of battery hybrid systems; Control strategy and route dependence

      Chapter 7 CASE ILLUSTRATIONS
      Categories of hybrid vehicle covered; Hybrid domestic cars; Hybrid buses;
      Flywheel hybrid vehicles; Trams and light rail vehicles; In conclusion
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