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Fuzzy control enerygy efficient hybrid engine for small scale vehicle

Rahman, Mohammed Ataur and Hossain, Altab and Rashid, Muhammad Mahbubur (2013) Fuzzy control enerygy efficient hybrid engine for small scale vehicle. Research Journal of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology. ISSN 2040-7467 (In Press)

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Abstract

This study describes a fuel efficient and low emission cost effective hybrid engine for small scale vehicle. The main focus of this study is to downsize engine and improve the fuel consumption and reduce the emission. The proposed engine has been developed with integrating a 4 stroke 70 cc engines, a 12 volt generator, two supercapacitors of 2 Farad and a 12 volt DC battery for operating a 2.26 kN vehicle in the speed range of 30-45 km/h. It is estimated that the DC motor needs power in the range of 360-400 watt to propel the car with speed of 35-45 km/h. Test result shows that the hybrid engine able to produce the desired power for propelling the car with speed of 35-45 km/h. A vehicle of 2.26 kN including 0.69 kN driver’s weight was tested by using 100 ml fuel both in laboratory and road experiment. It was found that the vehicle has travelled 84.225 km for equivalent of 1 L fuel without any problem of the proposed engine. But the engine was stuck at the speed of 7000 rpm which was mainly due to the safety features in the rectification circuit which cut off the current supply for exceeding the predetermine current of 70A at 7000 rpm.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5264/29453
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engine downsizing, engine performance, fuzzy controller, hybrid engine
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 > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ataur Rahman
Date Deposited: 14 May 2013 09:24
Last Modified: 14 May 2013 09:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29453

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