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Development Concept for Non Conventional Hybrid Engine

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Harsh Purohit, Ankit Shah, Nishant Parekh, Akash Pandey

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, GJ, India

Paper No. IMECE2010-39960, pp. 817-828; 12 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2010-39960
From:
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 11: New Developments in Simulation Methods and Software for Engineering Applications; Safety Engineering, Risk Analysis and Reliability Methods; Transportation Systems
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4448-9
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

Environmental issues and the need for environment-friendly transport have always been a priority for the world due to ever increasing demand of modes of transport. So developing quick and eco friendly vehicle is the trend as of now with most manufacturers globally. There are numerous ways in which manufacturers have tackled these issues. Some of the common approaches undertaken are refinements of existing internal combustion engines. Like developing technologies such as direct injection, VVT (variable valve time), VTEC (variable valve time electronic lift), VGT (variable geometry turbines), reducing engine friction and weight, cam less engines, micro hybrids, etc But the best/optimum compromise between eco friendliness and urge to develop more power with good fuel economy and reduced emission is best met by the development of hybrid engines. Thermal and electric engines both have advantages and disadvantages that are often complementary. Combustion engines offer better range, power and ‘lunge’, but give out exhaust gas, although the current Euro IV norm place strict limits on these. Electric engines are zero-emission and offer very quick pick-up from a stopped position, but the batteries have low range and limited speed. So this complementation of both power trains is exploited in hybrid engines. Now conventional hybrids have many disadvantages such as being bulky with additional weight of battery packs and motors and other auxiliary transmission components, complex and dangerous electric systems, etc. So it is proposed to develop a non conventional hybrid engine which produces power at par with the conventional one and releases emission which is compatible with the stringent emission norms set for the conventional hybrids with considerably lucrative fuel economy comparable with the currently available hybrids in market and yet overcome the drawbacks of the conventional hybrid engines. Also the compact size of the hybrid engine that we propose makes it quite viable to fitted in small vehicles (like bikes, compact cars, etc) which further makes it a more promising technology that can be made available to common people across the globe and there by lead to a better transportation system for people of all class and need. The conceptualization basically includes modification of an inline twin cylinder or a v-twin 4-stroke gasoline engine as a preliminary step towards achieving the above proposed objectives.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME
Topics: Hybrid engines

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