Alternative Vehicle Propulsion Systems
At first there is an introduction about the motivation to look into unconventional power engines. Afterwards the energy carrier and its characteristics are presented. The focus will be on the analysis of energy conversion processes and their implementation. Initially it will be responded to the thermodynamic energy conversion. After a first insight in the individual work processes, the respective engines are compared and rated regarding their kinematics and execution.
The electrochemical energy conversion in form of the fuel cell is in the focus of public interest and also part of extensive research as a possible future power engine. That is why in the context of the lecture the topic will be dealt with extensively. After a classification and derivation of the fundamentals of the fuel cell and stack, the complete system and the layout of fuel cells for power engines will be addressed. The lecture “Alternative and Electrified Powertrains” will be held in cooperation with the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika).
The following topics are dealt with:
- Definition and Motivation for AVPS
- Energy Carriers and Properties
- Energy Conversion Processes and Implementation
- Structures of AVPS
- Vehicle Parameters
- Storage of Alternative Energy Carriers
- Energy Converter
- Torque Converter
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