Ultra-Capacitor based kinetic energy recovery system for heavy goods vheicles

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Title: Ultra-Capacitor based kinetic energy recovery system for heavy goods vheicles
Authors: Ainalis, D
Achurra-Gonzalez, P
Gaudin, A
Garcia de la Cruz, JM
Angeloudis, P
Ochieng, WY
Stettler, MEJ
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: The Climate Change Act 2008 commits the UK to reduce the Greenhouse Gas emissions by 80% by 2050 relative to 1990 levels. While Heavy Goods Vehicles and buses contribute about 4% of the total Greenhouse Gas emissions in the UK, these emissions only decrease by 10% between 1990 and 2015. Urban areas are particularly susceptible to emissions and can have a significant impact upon the health of residents. For Heavy Goods Vehicles, braking losses are one of the most significant losses. A Kinetic Energy Recovery System can help reduce these emissions, and increase fuel efficiency by up to 30 %. This paper describes an InnovateUK funded project aimed at evaluating the technical and economic feasibility of a retrofitted Kinetic Energy Recovery System on Heavy Goods Vehicles through an operational trial, controlled emissions and fuel tests, and numerical modelling. A series of preliminary results using a numerical vehicle model is compared with operational data, along with simulations comparing the fuel efficiency of a Heavy Goods Vehicle with and without the KERS.
Issue Date: 2-Oct-2018
Date of Acceptance: 30-Apr-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/59771
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Author(s). This paper is embargoed until publication.
Sponsor/Funder: Innovate UK
Funder's Grant Number: 103253
Conference Name: 15th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology
Start Date: 2018-10-02
Finish Date: 2018-10-05
Conference Place: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Embargo Date: publication subject to indefinite embargo
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