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Development of a fuel efficient hybrid engine towards green technology

Rahman, Mohammed Ataur and Asrar, Waqar and Ihsan, Sany Izan and Hossain, Altab and Abdullah, Kassim (2010) Development of a fuel efficient hybrid engine towards green technology. In: International Conference on Sustainable Mobility 2010, 1-3 December 2010, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The main focused of this study is to develop a fuel efficient and zero tail pipe emission hybrid engine to operate the designed and developed Urban car of weight 1.42 kN. The hybrid engine is developed by coupling a high efficient 12 volt generator with a 33.5 cc engine of power 1.18 kW @7000 rpm. The generator is activated from the battery power before start the engine in order to turn the armature into an electromagnet. Once start the engine, the battery is disconnected from the generator. The generator starts to power the DC motor to propel the car as soon as started the engine. The engine optimum speed is considered to be 4000 rpm to operate the generator to power the DC motor for propelling the car on 0% slope. While, it is operated at 6000 rpm to power the vehicle on 33% slope. Two supercapacitors each of 2 Farad are equipped in parallel with the generator in order to maintain the constant power supply to the DC motors for propelling the car with speed of 35 km/h. The hybrid engine was run at 65% efficiency which is 118% more than the conventional IC engine.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5264/18412
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ataur Rahman
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 14:21
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2012 14:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18412

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