Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Author: James D. Halderman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132784849

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 319

View: 4158

This fully updated text brings covers all topics needed to teach a modern service technician's course on hybrid electric vehicles. HYBRID AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES, 3/e combines all essential background information, as well as up-to-date vehicle specific information on the latest makes. Now in full color throughout, this edition offers over 140 new color line drawings and photographs. It adds new coverage of the Chevrolet Volt, Tesla, and Nissan Leaf; the Buick LaCrosse mild hybrid; two-mode operation and transmission operation; high-voltage and auxiliary battery locations; the SAE J1772 electric vehicle plug; Level 1, 2 and 3 charging stations; and the latest alternative fuels. It also covers both engine performance (ASE A8 content) and advanced engine performance (ASE L1 content), enabling instructors to teach both ASE areas without requiring separate texts.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology

Author: Jonathan F. Gosse,Automotive Research and Design

Publisher: Amer Technical Pub

ISBN: 9780826900661

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 7231

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology provides foundational information about vehicles that use more than one propulsion technology to power a drive system. This textbook is filled with technical illustrations and concise descriptions of the different configurations and vehicle platforms, the operation of various systems and the technologies involved, and the maintenance of hybrid electric vehicles. Safety precautions required used when working around high-voltage vehicle systems, especially in emergencies, are highlighted.
Posted in Education

Modern Diesel Technology: Light Duty Diesels

Author: Sean Bennett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133715303

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 1871

MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: LIGHT DUTY DIESELS provides a thorough introduction to the light-duty diesel engine, now the power plant of choice in pickup trucks and automobiles to optimize fuel efficiency and longevity. While the major emphasis is on highway usage, best-selling author Sean Bennett also covers small stationary and mobile off-highway diesels. Using a modularized structure, Bennett helps the reader achieve a conceptual grounding in diesel engine technology. After exploring the tools required to achieve hands-on technical competency, the text explores major engine subsystems and fuel management systems used over the past decade, including the common rail fuel systems that manage almost all current light duty diesel engines. In addition, this text covers engine management systems, computer controls, multiplexing electronics, diesel emissions and the means used to control them. All generations of CAN-bus technology are examined, including the latest automotive CAN-C multiplexing and the basics of network bus troubleshooting. ASE A-9 certification learning objectives are addressed in detail. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Fundamentals of Automotive Technology

Author: Vangelder

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284143635

Category: Medical

Page: 1900

View: 8500

Automotive technicians must learn how to safely and effectively maintain, diagnose, and repair every system on the automobile. Fundamentals of Automotive Technology provides students with the critical knowledge and essential skills to master these tasks successfully. With a focus on clarity and accuracy, the Second Edition offers students and instructors a single source of unparalleled coverage for every task from MLR through MAST. Fully updated and reorganized, the revised format enhances student comprehension and encourages critical thinking.
Posted in Medical

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Author: Tom Denton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317552512

Category: Transportation

Page: 198

View: 3512

The first book on electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) written specifically for automotive students and vehicle owners Clear diagrams, photos and flow charts outline the charging infrastructure, how EV technology works, and how to repair and maintain hybrid and electric vehicles Optional IMI online eLearning materials enable students to study the subject further and test their knowledge Full coverage of IMI Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance, IMI Level 3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement, IMI Accreditation, C&G and other EV/Hybrid courses. The first book on electric and hybrid vehicles (endorsed by the IMI) starts with an introduction to the market, covering the different types of electric vehicle, costs and emissions, and the charging infrastructure, before moving on to explain how hybrid and electric vehicles work. A chapter on electrical technology introduces learners to subjects such as batteries, control systems and charging which are then covered in more detail within their own chapters. The book also covers the maintenance and repair procedures of these vehicles, including fault finding, servicing, repair and first-responder information. Case studies are used throughout to illustrate different technologies.
Posted in Transportation

Auto Upkeep

Basic Car Care

Author: Michael E. Gray

Publisher: Rolling Hills Publishing

ISBN: 0974079200

Category: Education

Page: 106

View: 4961

If you own a car or are in the market for one, Auto Upkeep is the book for you! From choosing an insurance policy to performing basic maintenance and repair, Auto Upkeep present the information you need in an easy-to-follow format with detailed pictures and drawings. An accompanying CD provides review questions and hands-on activities to help you apply concepts from the text.
Posted in Education

Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems

Author: Tom Denton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136073817

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 928

View: 7743

This textbook will help you learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 vehicle electrical and electronic systems courses or related modules from City and Guilds, IMI and BTEC, and is also ideal for higher level ASE, AUR and other qualifications. As electrical and electronic systems become increasingly more complex and fundamental to the workings of modern vehicles, understanding these systems is essential for automotive technicians. For students new to the subject, this book will help to develop this knowledge, but will also assist experienced mechanics in keeping up with recent technological advances. This new edition includes information on developments in hybrid car technology, GPS, multiplexing, and electronic stability/vehicle dynamics control. In full colour and covering the latest course specifications, this is the guide that no student enrolled on an automotive maintenance and repair course should be without. Also by Tom Denton: Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems ISBN: 978-0-08-096945-9 Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis, Third Edition ISBN: 978-0-08-096955-8
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Hybrid Electric Power Train Engineering and Technology: Modeling, Control, and Simulation

Modeling, Control, and Simulation

Author: Szumanowski, Antoni

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 146664043X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

View: 5322

Hybridization is an increasingly popular paradigm in the auto industry, but one that is not fully understood by car manufacturers. In general, hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) are designed without regard to the mechanics of the power train, which is developed similarly to its counterparts in internal combustion engines. Hybrid Electric Power Train Engineering and Technology: Modeling, Control, and Simulation provides readers with an academic investigation into HEV power train design using mathematical modeling and simulation of various hybrid electric motors and control systems. This book explores the construction of the most energy efficient power trains, which is of importance to designers, manufacturers, and students of mechanical engineering. This book is part of the Research Essentials collection.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis

Author: James D. Halderman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133515346

Category: Transportation

Page: 528

View: 5543

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis, 6/e combines topics in engine performance (ASE A8 content area) and topics covered in the advanced engine performance (L1) ASE test content area into one practical, comprehensive textbook, making it easier for the instructor to teach these topics, while remaining cost effective for the student. A hands-on introduction to the diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive engine control systems, it serves students as a single source for information on digital storage, oscilloscopes, fuel injection and ignition system diagnoses, five-gas exhaust analysis, emission testing, and more, all presented in a technical, but easy-to-read and understand presentation. The book is formatted to appeal to today's technical trade students, and the author uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they'll use on the job. To keep your course current, all of the content is correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas; all of the chapters are updated with the latest technology; and new chapters are included on immobilizer and anti-theft system operation and diagnosis, variable valve timing systems, and automatic transmission electronic controls. Two new appendixes include a sample ASE certification test and NATEF correlation chart. This book is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series, which features full-color, media-integrated solutions for today’s students and instructors covering all eight areas of ASE certification, plus additional titles covering common courses. Peer reviewed for technical accuracy, the series and the books in it represent the future of automotive textbooks.
Posted in Transportation

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Design Fundamentals, Second Edition

Author: Iqbal Husain

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439811784

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 523

View: 1983

Thoroughly updated to encompass the significant technological advances since the publication of the first edition, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals, Second Edition presents the design fundamentals, component sizing, and systems interactions of alternative vehicles. This new edition of a widely praised, bestselling textbook maintains the comprehensive, systems-level perspective of electric and hybrid vehicles while covering the hybrid architectures and components of the vehicle in much greater detail. The author emphasizes technical details, mathematical relationships, and design guidelines throughout the text. New to the Second Edition New chapters on sizing and design guidelines for various hybrid architectures, control strategies for hybrid vehicles, powertrain component cooling systems, and in-vehicle communication methods New sections on modeling of energy storage components, tire-road force mechanics, compressed air-storage, DC/DC converters, emission control systems, electromechanical brakes, and vehicle fuel economy Reorganization of power electronics, electric machines, and motor drives sections Enhanced sections on mechanical components that now include more technical descriptions and example problems An emphasis on the integration of mechanical and electrical components, taking into account the interdisciplinary nature of automotive engineering As an advisor to the University of Akron’s team in the Challenge X: Crossover to Sustainable Mobility, Dr. Husain knows first-hand how to teach students both the fundamentals and cutting-edge technologies of the next generation of automotives. This text shows students how electrical and mechanical engineers must work together to complete an alternative vehicle system. It empowers them to carry on state-of-the-art research and development in automotive engineering in order to meet today’s needs of clean, efficient, and sustainable vehicles.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

OBD-II: Functions, Monitors and Diagnostic Techniques

Author: Al Santini

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428390006

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 3737

OBD II: FUNCTIONS, MONITORS, AND DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES is a resource that offers complete coverage of OBD II and tells your students what they need to know to succeed as field technicians. This exciting new book combines coverage of OBD II design, its role in state emission testing failures, diagnosis and repair, and the setting of readiness monitors. It provides your students with a solid working knowledge of the purpose and functions of the OBD II by beginning with an overview of the technology and its role in on-the-job tasks. Using this as a foundation, the author then addresses more advanced topics, including the extremely high-powered diagnostic abilities involving the various scanner modes, as well as the hows and whys of setting readiness monitors. With numerous practical examples and an emphasis on world-wide vehicle coverage that does not limit explanations to specific manufacturers, OBD II: FUNCTIONS, MONITORS, AND DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES, will prepare your students for success in the industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications

Author: B. K. Hodge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111910923X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 8570

The comprehensive guide to engineering alternative and renewable energy systems and applications—updated for the latest trends and technologies This book was designed tohelp engineers develop new solutions for the current energy economy. To that end it provides technical discussions, along with numerous real-world examples of virtually all existing alternative energy sources, applications, systems and system components. All chapters focus on first-order engineering calculations, and consider alternative uses of existing and renewable energy resources. Just as important, the author describes how to apply these concepts to the development of new energy solutions. Since the publication of the critically acclaimed first edition of this book, the alternative, renewable and sustainable energy industries have witnessed significant evolution and growth. Hydraulic fracturing, fossil fuel reserve increases, the increasing popularity of hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and the decreasing cost of solar power already have had a significant impact on energy usage patterns worldwide. Updated and revised to reflect those and other key developments, this new edition features expanded coverage of topics covered in the first edition, as well as entirely new chapters on hydraulic fracturing and fossil fuels, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and more. Begins with a fascinating look at the changing face of global energy economy Features chapters devoted to virtually all sources of alternative energy and energy systems Offers technical discussions of hydropower, wind, passive solar and solar-thermal, photovoltaics, fuel cells, CHP systems, geothermal, ocean energy, biomass, and nuclear Contains updated chapter review questions, homework problems, and a thoroughly revised solutions manual, available on the companion website While Alternative Energy Systems and Applications, Second Edition is an ideal textbook/reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses in energy-related subjects, it is also an indispensable professional resource for engineers and technicians working in areas related to the development of alternative/renewable energy systems.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles

Fundamentals, Theory, and Design, Second Edition

Author: Mehrdad Ehsani,Yimin Gao,Ali Emadi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351835297

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 557

View: 5749

Air pollution, global warming, and the steady decrease in petroleum resources continue to stimulate interest in the development of safe, clean, and highly efficient transportation. Building on the foundation of the bestselling first edition, Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Fundamentals, Theory, and Design, Second Edition updates and expands its detailed coverage of the vehicle technologies that offer the most promising solutions to these issues affecting the automotive industry. Proven as a useful in-depth resource and comprehensive reference for modern automotive systems engineers, students, and researchers, this book speaks from the perspective of the overall drive train system and not just its individual components. New to the second edition: A case study appendix that breaks down the Toyota Prius hybrid system Corrections and updates of the material in the first edition Three new chapters on drive train design methodology and control principles A completely rewritten chapter on Fundamentals of Regenerative Braking Employing sufficient mathematical rigor, the authors comprehensively cover vehicle performance characteristics, EV and HEV configurations, control strategies, modeling, and simulations for modern vehicles. They also cover topics including: Drive train architecture analysis and design methodologies Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)-based drive trains Electric propulsion systems Energy storage systems Regenerative braking Fuel cell applications in vehicles Hybrid-electric drive train design The first edition of this book gave practicing engineers and students a systematic reference to fully understand the essentials of this new technology. This edition introduces newer topics and offers deeper treatments than those included in the first. Revised many times over many years, it will greatly aid engineers, students, researchers, and other professionals who are working in automotive-related industries, as well as those in government and academia.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems

Author: James D. Halderman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133799840

Category: Transportation

Page: 480

View: 8456

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. With an emphasis on diagnosing and troubleshooting–and featuring numerous tech tips and diagnostic examples throughout–this comprehensive, full-color book covers all aspects of automotive fuel and emissions. Designed specifically to correlate with the NATEF program, and updated throughout to correlate to the latest NATEF and ASE tasks, Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems, 4/e combines topics in engine performance (ASE A8 content area) with topics covered in the advanced engine performance (L1) ASE test content area. The result is cost-efficient, easy-to-learn-from resource for students and beginning technicians alike. This book is part of the Pearson Automotive Professional Technician Series, which features full-color, media-integrated solutions for today’s students and instructors covering all eight areas of ASE certification, plus additional titles covering common courses. Peer reviewed for technical accuracy, the series and the books in it represent the future of automotive textbooks.
Posted in Transportation

Advanced Automotive Electricity and Electronics

Author: James D. Halderman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132542623

Category: Transportation

Page: 455

View: 4081

For courses in Advanced Automotive Electricity and Electronics. Advanced Automotive Electricity and Electronics is specifically designed for the second semester of an automotive electrical systems course. The first 12 chapters offer solid review of foundational automotive electronics service and repair procedures, with the subsequent 17 chapters covering advanced topics, such as chassis systems, HVAC, and hybrid electric vehicles. The text's short chapters focus on a specific system or topic, making it easier for instructors to assign reading and easier for students to master the material.
Posted in Transportation

Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis

Author: Tom Denton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136074139

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 444

View: 8500

This textbook will help you learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 and 4 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair courses from City and Guilds, IMI and BTEC, and is also ideal for higher level ASE, AUR and other qualifications. Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis covers the fundamentals of vehicle systems and components and explains the latest diagnostic techniques employed in effective vehicle maintenance and repair. Diagnostics, or fault finding, is an essential part of an automotive technician’s work, and as automotive systems become increasingly complex there is a greater need for good diagnostics skills. For students new to the subject, this book will help to develop these skills, but will also assist experienced technicians in further improving their performance and keeping up with recent industry developments. In full colour and including examples of the latest technology, this is the guide that no student enrolled on an automotive maintenance and repair course should be without. Also by Tom Denton: Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems Tom Denton ISBN: 978-0-08-096945-9 Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems, Fourth Edition Tom Denton ISBN: 978-0-08-096942-8
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels

Author: Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Committee on Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309268524

Category: Science

Page: 170

View: 1748

For a century, almost all light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have been powered by internal combustion engines operating on petroleum fuels. Energy security concerns about petroleum imports and the effect of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on global climate are driving interest in alternatives. Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels assesses the potential for reducing petroleum consumption and GHG emissions by 80 percent across the U.S. LDV fleet by 2050, relative to 2005. This report examines the current capability and estimated future performance and costs for each vehicle type and non-petroleum-based fuel technology as options that could significantly contribute to these goals. By analyzing scenarios that combine various fuel and vehicle pathways, the report also identifies barriers to implementation of these technologies and suggests policies to achieve the desired reductions. Several scenarios are promising, but strong, and effective policies such as research and development, subsidies, energy taxes, or regulations will be necessary to overcome barriers, such as cost and consumer choice.
Posted in Science

Alternative Propulsion for Automobiles

Author: Cornel Stan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319319302

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 3480

The book presents – based on the most recent research and development results worldwide - the perspectives of new propulsion concepts such as electric cars with batteries and fuel cells, and furthermore plug in hybrids with conventional and alternative fuels. The propulsion concepts are evaluated based on specific power, torque characteristic, acceleration behaviour, specific fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. The alternative fuels are discussed in terms of availability, production, technical complexity of the storage on board, costs, safety and infrastructure. The book presents summarized data about vehicles with electric and hybrid propulsion. The propulsion of future cars will be marked by diversity – from compact electric city cars and range extender vehicles for suburban and rural areas up to hybrid or plug in SUV ́s, Pick up ́s and luxury class automobiles.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Analytical Fleet Maintenance Management

Author: John Dolce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780768016840

Category: Motor vehicle fleets

Page: 518

View: 7171

This new edition, updated for the first time in more than a decade, details state of the art technologies that can benefit fleet managers, and reviews the latest best practices in fleet maintenance management. Contains new chapters on fleet management leadership, and facility design and maintenance.
Posted in Motor vehicle fleets

Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology

Author: Victor Albert Walter Hillier

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748705313

Category: Automobiles

Page: 486

View: 1058

This is the fourth edition of a textbook which aims to cover the construction of motor vehicles and their components in a manner simple enough to be understood by young apprentices beginning their training as mechanics, and detailed enough to serve as a solid foundation for later work.
Posted in Automobiles