Improving Fuel Efficiency and Vehicle Dynamics with Energy Harvesting

Improving Fuel Efficiency and Vehicle Dynamics with Energy Harvesting

Presenter

  • Lei Zuo, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univerisity, Blacksburg
August 23, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Abstract 

Fuel efficiency and vehicle dynamics are main concerns in the automotive industry. Considering that fact that less than 20% of fuel energy is used to overcome the road resistance and aerodynamic drag, there are huge opportunities to improve the vehicle performance by harvesting the energy traditionally being wasted. In this talk the speaker will give a brief review on the general energy-harvesting technologies and then present the past and ongoing research on vehicle energy harvesting and control, including the regenerative suspensions, regenerative retarders, and thermoelectric waste heat recovery.

Sponsoring Organization 

NTRC Vehicle Systems Research Group

Location

  • Building: National Transportation Research Center
  • Room: L-115

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