VEHICLES SUITABLE FOR CITY TRAFFIC. SAFETY - COMBUSTION ENGINES - ELECTRIC PROPULSION. PART A: RESEARCH RESULTS

STADTGERECHTE KRAFTFAHRZEUGE. SICHERHEIT -VERBRENNUNGSMOTOR - ELEKTROANTRIEB. TELL A: ERGEBNISBAND.

The problems of moving and stationary traffic cannot be solved by improvements in vehicle technology alone. In contrast, noise emissions can be lessened by vehicle modifications. Furthermore, exhaust emission problems can be reduced by implementation of existing and planned (vehicle) requirements. Four separately discussed problem areas are important in relation to active safety. For the experimental study of structural deformations in connection with the protection of (vehicle) occupants, a test facility was developed for the quasi-statistical simulation of progressive deformation in a collision. In addition, the behaviour of electric and hybrid propulsion units arranged in series was investigated by computer simulation. Other chapters deal with: the possibilities of parallel arrangements of combustion motors and electric drives with lead/acid batteries; the development of methods for predicting the nox emissions of combustion motors, with a view to reducing these harmful substances; problems of carburation and combustion in hybrid motors; problems of electric propulsion for road vehicles. The final chapter deals with the total concept of vehicles suitable for city traffic - passenger cars, goods vehicles and taxis - taking account of the results of the above investigations. The advantages and disadvantages of different types of motive power are compared. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Technical University of Braunschweig, West Germany

    Pockelstrasse 14
    D-3300 Braunschweig,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 360 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM