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Experimental characterization of a supercapacitor-based electrical torque-boost system for downsized ICE vehicles

Wang, J.B., Taylor, B., Sun, Z.G. and Howe, D. (2007) Experimental characterization of a supercapacitor-based electrical torque-boost system for downsized ICE vehicles. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 56 (6 (par). pp. 3674-3681. ISSN 0018 9545

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The need to improve fuel economy and reduce the emission of CO2 and other harmful pollution from internal-combustion-engine vehicles has led to engine downsizing. However, downsized turbocharged engines exhibit a relatively low torque capability at low engine speeds. To overcome this problem, an electrical torque boost may be employed while accelerating and changing gear and to facilitate energy recovery during regenerative braking. This paper describes the operational requirements of a supercapacitor-based torque-boost system, outlines the design and sizing of the electrical drive-train components, and presents experimental characterization of a demonstrator system.

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Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2008 14:41
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 02:57
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2007.901885
Status: Published
Publisher: IEEE-INST Electrical Electronics Engineers INC
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/TVT.2007.901885
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3564

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