Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Road Vehicles [electronic resource] / by Pasquale Corbo, Fortunato Migliardini, Ottorino Veneri.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Green Energy and Technology: Publisher: London : Springer London, 2011Description: X, 246 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780857291363Subject(s): Engineering | Renewable energy sources | Engineering | Automotive Engineering | Renewable and Green Energy | TransportationAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.2 LOC classification: TL1-483Online resources: Click here to access online
1. Possible Routes Towards Carbon-free Vehicles -- 2. Hydrogen as Fuel Energy Carrier -- 3. Fuel Cells for Automotive Applications -- 4. Design of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems for Road Vehicles -- 5. Electric Vehicles in Hybrid Configuration -- 6. Case Study A: Fuel Cell Power Train for Mopeds -- 7. Case Study B: Fuel Cell Power Train for Cars.
Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Road Vehicles addresses the main issues related to the application of hydrogen fuel cell technology in the road transportation sector. A preliminary treatment is given on fuel resources and atmospheric pollution concerns which are closely related to the current technology (internal combustion engine) used for moving people and goods. The authors deal, in particular, with the problems that can hinder a widespread hydrogen market (production, storage and distribution), as well as giving an analysis of fuel cell technologies available for utilization of this energy carrier in the automotive field. Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Road Vehicles also examines the concerns faced during the design and realization of a PEM fuel cell system with optimal size and efficiency, evidencing the impact of the individual auxiliary components on energy losses and dynamic stack performance. The book ends with the analysis of two practical case studies on fuel cell propulsion systems. Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Road Vehicles is a useful text for researchers, professionals and advanced students in the fields of automotive and environmental engineering.