Alternative Propulsion for Automobiles

Alternative Propulsion for Automobiles

by Cornel Stan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319811574
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Professor Cornel Stan is Chairman of the Research and Technology Association at the West Saxon University of Zwickau, Germany, since 1994. He received the Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Bucharest, Romania in 1976, the Ph.D. in Internal Combustion Engines in 1984 from the University of Zwickau, Germany and the Doctor of Sciences in Automotive Engineering from the same University in 1989.
He gives lectures in Applied Thermodynamics, Internal Combustion Engines and Alternative Propulsion Systems at the West Saxon University of Zwickau, Germany as well as in the Universities of Paris (F), Pisa (I), Perugia (I), Kronstadt (Ro), Berkeley (USA). His research fields comprise the Automotive Propulsion Systems, the Direct Injection Systems, the Simulation of Thermodynamic Processes, Combustion Processes, Alternative Fuels and the Energy Management on Board of Automobiles. He is author or co-author of 27 books in Germany and in the USA as well as of 150 technical papers and 40 patents (Stand 2014). Cornel Stan is Honorary Professor and Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Transilvania of Brasov, Romania; Russel Severance Springer Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Berkeley University of California, USA and Fellow of SAE International.

Table of Contents

Mobility: conditions, requirements and scenarios.- Combustion engines: processes, potentials, trends, alternative configurations.- Alternative fuels: energy sources, CNG, LPG, alcohols, hydrogen, oils, synthetic fuels.- Electric propulsion: electro mobility, motors batteries, fuel cells, automobiles with electric propulsion.- Combinations of propulsion systems, energy storage on board, energy conversion on board, range extender, hybrid configurations, plug-in solutions.- Energy management in the development and production of automobiles as a complex system.

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