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Design and energy analysis of a hybrid electric natural gas vehicle


Design and energy analysis of a hybrid electric natural gas vehicle

Nikopoulos, Achilles (1997) Design and energy analysis of a hybrid electric natural gas vehicle. Masters thesis, Concordia University.



The main goals of this thesis research were to provide a simple concept and to simulate the energy requirements of a hybrid electric vehicle, i.e. to design a very efficient power assist hybrid electric natural gas vehicle without compromising the vehicle space, weight, and comforts. It is recognized that HEV's represent new areas of research, where demonstration projects are also required to find out which modes of energy conversion would best suit the society. A simple simulation procedure is introduced that is practical, can be used as an initial analytical approach for hybrid vehicle energy analysis, and can be easily validated. Two scenarios consisting of a 0-60-0 km/h and a 0-100-0 km/h cycle were established to demonstrate the highway and city mode driving situations. The energy efficiency and equivalent fuel consumption were determined for the specific hybrid powertrains. A comparison with established SAE drive cycles was effected to illustrate the feasibility of the proposed simulation processes. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Nikopoulos, Achilles
Pagination:xviii, 216 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.Sc.)
Program:Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Thesis Supervisor(s):Krepec, T
ID Code:326
Deposited By: Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:11
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 15:13
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