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Hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles

Author: James D Halderman; Tony Martin
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2008.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James D Halderman; Tony Martin
ISBN: 9780131747609 0131747606
OCLC Number: 78070839
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: 1. Carbon-based fuels and the environment --
Objectives --
Key terms --
The purpose of hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles --
Carbon-based society --
Chemical fundamentals of carbon-based society --
The Clean Air Act establishes the framework --
Emission standards in the United States --
European standards --
Ozone --
Ultraviolet radiation absorption --
Kyoto protocol --
Health effects of air pollution --
Acid rain --
Carbon footprint --
Global warming --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
2. Introduction to hybrid vehicles --
Objectives --
Key terms --
What is a hybrid? --
What is an HEV? --
Types of hybrid vehicles --
Belt alternator starter systems --
Levels of hybrid vehicles --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
3. Internal combustion engine systems --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Hybrid internal combustion engines (ICE) --
Engine fundamentals --
Atkinson cycle --
Engine specifications --
Torque, work, and power --
Hybrid engine design features --
Hybrid engine lubrication system --
Engine oil --
Synthetic oil --
Oil change intervals --
Hybrid engine ignition system --
Oxygen sensors --
Wide-band oxygen sensors --
Speed density fuel-injection systems --
Mass airflow fuel-injection systems --
Gasoline direct injection --
Mechanical returnless fuel system --
Electronic returnless fuel system --
Demand delivery system (DDS) --
Fuel injectors --
Electronic throttle control --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz. 4. Gasoline and alternative fuels --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Automotive fuel refining --
Gasoline --
Volatility --
Distillation curve --
Driveability index --
Normal and abnormal combustion --
Octane rating --
Gasoline grades and octane number --
Octane improvers --
Oxygenated fuels --
Alcohol additives, advantages and disadvantages --
Testing gasoline for alcohol content --
Combustion chemistry --
Air-fuel ratios --
High-altitude octane requirements --
Reformulated gasoline --
General gasoline recommendations --
Alternative fuels --
P-series fuels --
Diesel fuel --
Biodiesel --
E-diesel fuel --
Synthetic fuels --
Safety procedures when working with alternative-fuel vehicles --
Testing for alcohol content in gasoline step-by-step --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
5. Hybrid batteries and battery service --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Introduction --
Evolution of battery technology --
Role of the HV battery in the hybrid system --
Nickel-metal hydride technology --
Role of the auxiliary battery in the hybrid system --
Lead-acid technology --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
6. Electric motors, generators, and controls --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Fundamentals of magnetism --
Electromagnetism --
Electromagnetic induction --
Electric motors --
Brushless motors --
Motor control --
Capacitors in hybrid controllers --
Converters and inverters --
Electric power steering --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz. 7. Regenerative braking systems --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Principles of regenerative braking --
Regenerative braking --
How the regeneration system works --
Deceleration rates --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
8. Hybrid vehicle transmissions and transaxles --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Introduction --
Manual versus automatic --
Why a transmission is necessary --
Manual transaxles --
Conventional automatic transmissions --
Continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
9. Hybrid vehicle heating and air conditioning --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Introduction --
Hybrid ICE cooling and cabin heating --
Hybrid electrical system cooling --
Hybrid air-conditioning systems --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
10. First responder and safety procedures --
Objectives --
Key terms --
High-voltage safety equipment --
First responder procedures --
Electric shock potential --
Vehicle fire --
Submerged or partially submerged vehicle --
Preventing current flow through high-voltage cables --
Emergency response --
Collision and repair industry issues --
Moving and towing a hybrid --
Insulation tester --
HV glove use step-by-step --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
11. Honda hybrid vehicles --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Background --
Body/interior features --
Powertrain features --
Safety procedures --
Service features --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz. 12. Toyota/Lexus hybrid vehicles --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Toyota Prius --
Cold-start emission controls --
Fuel system components --
High-voltage battery pack --
The Toyota hybrid system --
Lexus RX400h/Toyota Highlander hybrid --
Toyota Camry hybrid --
Lexus GS450h --
Maintenance and service procedures --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
13. Ford/Mercury hybrid vehicles --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Introduction --
Full hybrid --
Electric traction motor --
Generator motor --
High-voltage battery pack --
Electronic controller --
Electric power assist steering (EPAS) --
Regenerative braking system (RBS) --
Service procedures --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
14. General Motors hybrid vehicles --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Introduction --
Chevrolet/GMC parallel hybrid truck --
Saturn VUE and Chevrolet Malibu hybrids --
General Motors two-mode hybrid --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
15. Fuel cells and advanced technologies --
Objectives --
Key terms --
Fuel cell technology --
PEM fuel cells --
Fuel cell vehicle systems --
Hydraulic storage system --
HCCI --
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles --
The future for electric vehicles --
Wind power --
Hydroelectric power --
Summary --
Review questions --
Chapter quiz --
Appendix. Hybrid vehicle diagnostic trouble codes --
English glossary --
Spanish glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: James D. Halderman, Tony Martin.
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