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dc.contributor.supervisorBibeau, Eric (Mechanical Engineering)en_US
dc.contributor.authorSerhal, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-26T20:59:10Z
dc.date.available2014-02-26T20:59:10Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/23320
dc.description.abstractThe majority of vehicles over the near term will rely on petroleum, with electric vehicles poised to take over a significant market share of new light duty vehicles in the near future. The proposed Auxiliary Drive Device (ADD) instantly provides hybridization and electrification of an existing fossil fuel vehicle. The purpose is to contribute torque to increase fuel economy and to compensate for the load born by a towing vehicle to reduce the engine size. The ADD is simulated, built and tested for the first time in a towing vehicle configuration. A sensor integrated mechanism is used to measure the force of the trailer load onto the towing vehicle. A test bench platform verifies controls on a push plate in a force sensor feedback control loop configuration. In addition, a scaled prototype provides experimental data to verify mathematical models developed for the ADD. It is found that this new concept provides performance gains and fuel economy savings in a towing configuration.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectelectricen_US
dc.subjectvehicleen_US
dc.subjectconversionen_US
dc.subjecthybriden_US
dc.titleVehicle electrification using an electric auxiliary plug-in drive deviceen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineMechanical and Manufacturing Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeKuhn, David (Mechanical Engineering) Rajapakse, Athula (Electrical Engineering)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2014en_US


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