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VEHICLE DRIVETRAIN MODELING AND ANALYSIS FOR AN ADVANCED DRIVETRAIN OF A CITY CONCEPTCAR

Shummugham, Suntharesar (2013) VEHICLE DRIVETRAIN MODELING AND ANALYSIS FOR AN ADVANCED DRIVETRAIN OF A CITY CONCEPTCAR. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Drivetrain is one of the most important systems in every vehicle operations. Due to the increase of fuel prices and stricter regulation on vehicle emission, the need for a better efficient drivetrain had arisen. This research paper presents about the modeling, and analysis of an advance drivetrain system for a small city car concept. This research is conducted by developing a drivetrain model that consists of advanced features such as cylinder deactivation and thermoelectric energy recovery (TEG) module. The model is developed by using ‘Forward Looking Model’ concept in Matlab and simulation is conducted in Simulink by using selected urban drive cycle profiles (UDDS). Analysis of the simulation result is based on two performance evaluations. A) The amount of fuel consumed by the vehicle (best fuel consumption). b) The amount of emission released by the vehicle (low emission figures). In conclusion, it is postulated that this research could offer a mean of information and ideas on developing a better fuel efficient drivetrain for vehicle in the future.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Petroleum
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2014 10:24
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:38
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/13636

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