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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles TECHNOLOGIES AND APPROACHES TO REDUCING THE FUEL CONSUMPTION OF MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES Committee to Assess Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Board on Energy and Environmental Systems Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences Transportation Research Board NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS Washington, D.C. www.nap.edu
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This study was supported by Contract DTNH22-08-H-00222 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project. International Standard Book Number-13: 978-0-309-14982-2 International Standard Book Number-10: 0-309-14982-7 Copies of this report are available in limited supply, free of charge, from: Board on Energy and Environmental Systems National Research Council 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Keck W934 Washington, DC 20001 202-334-3344 Additional copies of this report are available for sale from: The National Academies Press 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Lockbox 285 Washington, DC 20055 (800) 624-6242 or (202) 334-3313 (in the Washington metropolitan area) Internet: http://www.nap.edu Copyright 2010 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles COMMITTEE TO ASSESS FUEL ECONOMY TECHNOLOGIES FOR MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES ANDREW BROWN, JR., Chair, NAE, Delphi Corporation DENNIS N. ASSANIS, NAE, University of Michigan ROGER BEZDEK, Management Information Services, Inc. NIGEL N. CLARK, West Virginia University THOMAS M. CORSI, University of Maryland DUKE DRINKARD, Southeastern Freight Lines DAVID E. FOSTER, University of Wisconsin ROGER D. FRUECHTE, Consultant RON GRAVES, Oak Ridge National Laboratory GARRICK HU, Consultant JOHN H. JOHNSON, Michigan Technological University DREW KODJAK, International Council on Clean Transportation DAVID F. MERRION, Detroit Diesel (retired) THOMAS E. REINHART, Southwest Research Institute AYMERIC P. ROUSSEAU, Argonne National Laboratory CHARLES K. SALTER, Consultant JAMES J. WINEBRAKE, Rochester Institute of Technology JOHN WOODROOFFE, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute MARTIN B. ZIMMERMAN, University of Michigan Staff DUNCAN BROWN, Study Director DANA CAINES, Financial Associate LANITA JONES, Administrative Coordinator JOSEPH MORRIS, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board JASON ORTEGO, Senior Program Assistant (until December 2009) MADELINE WOODRUFF, Senior Program Officer E. JONATHAN YANGER, Senior Project Assistant JAMES J. ZUCCHETTO, Director, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS DOUGLAS CHAPIN, Chair, NAE,1 MPR Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia RAKESH AGRAWAL, NAE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana WILLIAM BANHOLZER, NAE, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan ANDREW BROWN, JR., NAE, Delphi Technologies, Troy, Michigan MARILYN BROWN, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia MICHAEL CORRADINI, NAE, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin PAUL DECOTIS, Long Island Power Authority, Long Island, NY E. LINN DRAPER, JR., NAE, American Electric Power, Lampasas, Texas CHRISTINE EHLIG-ECONOMIDES, NAE, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas WILLIAM FRIEND, NAE, University of California Presidents Council on National Laboratories, Washington, DC SHERRI GOODMAN, CNA, Alexandria, Virginia NARAIN HINGORANI, NAE, Independent Consultant, Los Altos Hills, California MICHAEL OPPENHEIMER, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey MICHAEL RAMAGE, NAE, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (retired), Moorestown, New Jersey DAN REICHER, Google.org, Warren, Vermont BERNARD ROBERTSON, NAE, Daimler-Chrysler (retired), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan MAXINE SAVITZ, NAE, Honeywell, Inc. (retired), Los Angeles, California MARK THIEMENS, NAS,2 University of California, San Diego RICHARD WHITE, Oppenheimer’s Private Equity & Special Products, New York, NY Staff JAMES J. ZUCCHETTO, Director, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems DUNCAN BROWN, Senior Program Officer DANA CAINES, Financial Associate ALAN CRANE, Senior Program Officer K. JOHN HOLMES, Senior Program Officer LANITA JONES, Administrative Coordinator MADELINE WOODRUFF, Senior Program Officer E. JONATHAN YANGER, Senior Project Assistant 1 National Academy of Engineering. 2 National Acaedemy of Science.
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Acknowledgments The Committee to Assess Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles is grateful to all of the company, agency, industry, association, and national laboratory representatives who contributed significantly of their time and efforts to this National Research Council (NRC) study, either by giving presentations at meetings or by responding to committee requests for information. We acknowledge the valuable contributions of individuals and organizations that provided information and made presentations at our meetings, as listed in Appendix B. We especially recognize the organizations that hosted site visits for the committee’s work as outlined in Chapter 1. The committee was aided by consultants in various roles who provided analyses to the committee, which it used in addition to other sources of information. Special recognition is afforded the TIAX team of Michael Jackson, Matthew Kromer, and Wendy Bockholt; and the Argonne National Laboratory team of Aymeric Rousseau, Antoine Delorme, Dominik Karbowski, and Ram Vijayagopal. We wish to recognize the committee members for taking on this daunting charter and accomplishing it on schedule within tight budget requirements. The staff of the NRC Board on Energy and Environmental Systems has been exceptional in organizing and planning meetings, gathering information, and drafting sections of the report. Duncan Brown, Dana Caines, LaNita Jones, Joseph Morris, Jason Ortego, Jonathan Yanger, and James Zucchetto have done an outstanding job of facilitating the work of the committee and providing their knowledge and experience to help the committee in its deliberations. Lastly, the committee chair expresses his personal appreciation to Lori Motley, Delphi executive assistant, for her administrative support provided to this overall effort. This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Paul Blumberg, Consultant Fred Browand, University of Southern California Douglas Chapin, MPR Associates, Inc. Robert Clarke, Truck Manufacturers Association Coralie Cooper, Northeast States for Coordinated Air Management Joe Fleming, Consultant Winston Harrington, Resources for the Future John Heywood, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Larry Howell, General Motors (retired) Thomas Jahns, University of Wisconsin James Kirtley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Priyaranjan Prasad, Ford Motor Company (retired) Mike Roeth, Consultant Russell Truemner, AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Elisabeth Drake, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (retired). Appointed by the NRC, she was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution. Andrew Brown, Jr., Chair Committee to Assess Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Contents SUMMARY 1 1 INTRODUCTION 9 Origin of Study and Statement of Task, 9 Policy Motivation, 10 Weight Classes and Use Categories, 12 Energy Consumption Trends and Trucking Industry Activity, 13 Factors Affecting Improvements in Fuel Consumption, 14 Task Organization and Execution, 14 Report Structure, 15 Bibliography, 15 2 VEHICLE FUNDAMENTALS, FUEL CONSUMPTION, AND EMISSIONS 17 Truck and Bus Types and Their Applications, 17 Sales of Vehicles by Class and Manufacturer, 17 Industry Structure, 19 Metrics to Determine the Fuel Efficiency of Vehicles, 20 Truck Tractive Forces and Energy Inventory, 28 Test Protocols, 28 Test-Cycle Development and Characteristics, 31 Findings and Recommendations, 39 Bibliography, 39 3 REVIEW OF CURRENT REGULATORY APPROACHES FOR TRUCKS AND CARS 41 European Approach, 41 Japanese Approach, 42 U.S. Approach: EPA Smartway Voluntary Certification Program, 43 California Regulation Based on EPA Smartway Program, 45 Light-Duty-Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards, 45 Heavy-Duty-Engine Emissions Regulations, 45 Regulatory Example from Truck Safety Brake Test and Equipment, 49 Findings, 50 References, 50 4 POWER TRAIN TECHNOLOGIES FOR REDUCING LOAD-SPECIFIC FUEL CONSUMPTION 51 Diesel Engine Technologies, 51 Gasoline Engine Technologies, 57 Diesel Engines versus Gasoline Engines, 63 Transmission and Driveline Technologies, 65 Hybrid Power Trains, 68
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Findings and Recommendations, 86 Bibliography, 87 5 VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR REDUCING LOAD-SPECIFIC FUEL CONSUMPTION 91 Vehicle Energy Balances, 91 Aerodynamics, 92 Auxiliary Loads, 110 Rolling Resistance, 111 Vehicle Mass (Weight), 116 Idle Reduction, 120 Intelligent Vehicle Technologies, 124 Finding and Recommendations, 128 Bibliography, 129 6 COSTS AND BENEFITS OF INTEGRATING FUEL CONSUMPTION REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES INTO MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES 131 Direct Costs and Benefits, 132 Summary of Fuel Consumption and Cost Data, 146 Operating and Maintenance Costs, 149 Indirect Effects and Externalities, 149 Findings and Recommendations, 155 Bibliography, 157 7 ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO REDUCING FUEL CONSUMPTION IN MEDIUM- AND HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES 159 Overview, 159 Changing Fuel Price Signals, 159 Technology-Specific Mandates and Subsidies, 161 Alternative and Complementary Regulations, 163 Other Complementary Approaches, 168 Findings and Recommendations, 176 References, 177 8 APPROACHES TO FUEL ECONOMY AND REGULATIONS 179 Purpose and Objectives of a Regulatory Program, 179 Regulated Vehicle Types, 180 Regulated Parties, 182 Metrics for Fuel Consumption, 183 Methods for Certification and Compliance, 184 Findings and Recommendations, 189 Bibliography, 191 Annex 8-1, 192 Annex 8-2, 195 APPENDIXES A Statement of Task 199 B Presentations and Committee Meetings 201 C Committee Biographical Sketches 204 D Abbreviations and Acronyms 211 E Fuel Economy and Fuel Consumption as Metrics to Judge the Fuel Efficiency of Vehicles 214 F Details of Aerodynamic Trailer Device Technology 219 G Vehicle Simulation 221 H Model-Based Design 227
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Tables and Figures TABLES S-1 Range of Fuel Consumption Reduction Potential, 2015-2020, for Power Train Technologies, 4 S-2 Range of Fuel Consumption Reduction Potential, 2015-2020, for Vehicle Technologies, 4 S-3 Fuel Consumption Reduction Potential for Typical New Vehicles, 2015-2020, and Cost-Effectiveness Comparisons for Seven Vehicle Configurations, 5 2-1 Comparing Light-Duty Vehicles with Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, 18 2-2 Product Ranges of U.S. Heavy-Duty Vehicle Manufacturers, 20 2-3 Top 10 Commercial Fleets in North America, 21 2-4 Top 10 Transit Bus Fleets in the United States and Canada, 21 2-5 Top 10 Motor Coach Operators, 2008, United States and Canada, 22 2-6 Medium- and Heavy-Duty-Vehicle Sales by Calendar Year, 22 2-7 Truck Sales, by Manufacturer, 2004-2008, 23 2-8 Engines Manufactured for Class 2b Through Class 8 Trucks, 2004-2008, 23 2-9 Vehicle, Engine, and Cycle Variables, 27 2-10 Validation, Accuracy, and Precision, 30 2-11 Characteristics of Selected Cycles, 33 3-1 Fuel Economy Vehicle Testing, 47 3-2 Stopping Distance Requirements by FMCSS 121 Regulation, 49 4-1 Diesel Engine Fuel Consumption (percentage) by Years and Applications, 59 4-2 Technologies for Fuel Consumption Reduction Applicable to Gasoline-Powered Engines for the Medium-Duty Vehicle Class and the Estimated Fuel Consumption Reduction and Incremental Costs, 63 4-3 Diesel Truck Sales as a Percentage of Total Truck Sales, 64 4-4 TIAX Summary of Transmission and Driveline Potential Fuel Consumption Reduction (percentage) by Range of Years and by Application, 68 4-5 Different Vehicle Architectures, Their Status as of Today and Primary Applications, 77 4-6 Production-Intent Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty HEV Systems, No ePTO, 77 4-7 Hybrid Technology, Benefits and Added Weight for Class 3 to Class 6 Box Trucks, 77 4-8 Hybrid Technology, Benefits and Added Weight for Class 3 to Class 6 Bucket Trucks, 77 4-9 Hybrid Technology, Benefits and Added Weight for Refuse Haulers, 77 4-10 Hybrid Technology, Benefits and Added Weight for Transit Buses, 78 4-11 Characteristics of Primary Drive Cycles, 79 4-12 Profiles of Primary Drive Cycles, 79
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles 4-13 Fuel Economy and Exhaust Emissions of Hybrid Electric Transit Bus with Various Control Strategies, Taipei City Bus Cycle, 84 4-14 Predicted Fuel Consumption Comparison: Conventional (non-hybrid), Dynamic Programming (DP), Rule-Based (RB), 85 4-15 Hybrid Fuel Consumption Reduction Potential (percentage) Compared to a Baseline Vehicle Without a Hybrid Power Train, by Range of Years and Application, 86 4-16 Estimated Fuel Consumption Reduction Potential for Hybrid Power Trains, 86 5-1 Energy Balance for a Fully Loaded Class 8 Vehicle Operating on a Level Road at 65 mph for One Hour, 92 5-2 Energy Balance for a Fully Loaded Class 3 to Class 6 Medium-Duty Truck (26,000 lb) Operating on a Level Road at 40 mph for One Hour, 92 5-3 Energy Balance for a 40-ft Transit Bus Operating over the Central Business District Cycle for One Hour, 92 5-4 Operational Losses from Class 8 Tractor with Sleeper Cab-Van Trailer at 65 mph and GVW of 80,000 lb, 92 5-5 Class 8 Tractor Aerodynamics Technologies, Considering the 2012 Time Frame, 98 5-6 Current Van Trailer Aero-Component Performance, 99 5-7 Florida Trailer Population by Body Style, 105 5-8 Motor Coach—Applicable Aerodynamic Technologies, 109 5-9 Class 2b Van and Pickup—Applicable Aerodynamic Technologies, 109 5-10 Aerodynamic-Related Fuel Consumption Reduction Packages by Sector and by Time Frame, 110 5-11 Examples of Power Requirement for Selected Auxiliary Loads, 110 5-12 Auxiliary Use for Line-Haul Duty Cycles, 110 5-13 Results of Truck Model Showing Effect of Coefficient of Rolling Resistance, Crr, on Fuel Economy for Several Drive Cycles, 113 5-14 Rolling Resistance Fuel Consumption Reduction Potential by Class, 115 5-15 Typical Weights of Trucks, Empty Versus Gross Weight, 116 5-16 Summary of Impacts of Weight on Fuel Consumption of Trucks by Class, 120 5-17 Summary of Weight-Reduction Estimates and Weight-Increase Offsets, 121 5-18 Weight-Reduction-Related Fuel Consumption Reduction Potential (percentage) by Class, 122 5-19 Comparison of Automatic Shutdown/Startup Systems, 122 5-20 Idling-Reduction Technologies, 123 5-21 Comparison of Fuel-Operated Heaters, 123 5-22 Comparison of Auxiliary Power Units, 124 5-23 Comparison of Truck Stop Electrification Systems, 124 5-24 Comparison of Idle Reduction Systems, 125 6-1 Technologies and Vehicle Classes Likely to See Benefits, 132 6-2 Fuel Consumption Reduction (percentage) by Application and Vehicle Type, 133 6-3 Idle-Reduction Packages, 135 6-4 Technology for Class 8 Tractor Trailers in the 2015-2020 Time Frame, 135 6-5 Tractor Trailers Benefit from Advances in Every Technology Category, 135 6-6 Straight Box Truck Aerodynamic Technologies, 137 6-7 Class 3 to Class 6 Straight Box Truck with 2015-2020 Technology Package, 139 6-8 Class 3 to Class 6 Bucket Truck with 2015-2020 Technology Package, 139 6-9 Class 2b Pickups and Vans with 2015-2020 Technology Package, 141 6-10 Class 8 Refuse Packer with a Hydraulic Hybrid System, 2015-2020, 142 6-11 Transit Bus Tire and Wheel Technologies, 143 6-12 Driveline and Transmission Strategies for Transit Buses, 143 6-13 Weight Reduction Cost and Benefit for Transit Buses, 143 6-14 Results for Urban Transit Buses—Selected Sources, 144 6-15 Hybrid Technology Cost and Benefits for Transit Buses, 144
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles 6-16 Urban Transit Buses Can Benefit from Hybridization and from Weight Reduction, 144 6-17 Motor Coaches Benefit from Aerodynamics and from Engine Improvements, including Waste-Heat Recovery, 145 6-18 Fuel Consumption Improvement, Cost, and CCPPR, 2015-2020 Vehicle Technology, 146 6-19 Fuel Consumption Improvement, Cost, and Cost-Effectiveness, 2013-2015 Vehicle Technology, 147 6-20 Fuel Consumption Reduction Potential for Typical New Vehicles, 2015-2020, and Cost-Effectiveness Comparisons for Seven Vehicle Configurations, 148 6-21 Motor Carrier Marginal Expenses, 149 6-22 Incremental Operations and Maintenance Costs, 149 6-23 Fuel Efficiency Technology Versus NOx Emissions Trade-off, 153 6-24 Estimated Costs for Crashes Involving Truck Tractor with One Trailer, 2006, 154 6-25 Summary of Potential Fuel Consumption Reduction, Cost, and Cost-Benefit, 156 7-1 Some Illustrative Projections of Fuel Consumption Savings, 165 8-1 Mileage and Fuel Consumption by Vehicle Weight Class, 180 8-2 Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Choice of Regulated Party, 183 8-3 Options for Certification of Heavy-Duty Vehicles to a Standard, 185 E-1 Gross Vehicle Weight Groups, 216 E-2 Average Payload (lb) by Commodities and Gross Vehicle Weight Group VIUS—National, 217 E-3 Vehicle Groups and National Average Payload (lb), 218 F-1 Trailer Skirt Information from Manufacturers, 219 F-2 Trailer Base Device Information from Manufacturers, 220 F-3 Trailer Face Device Information from Manufacturers, 220 G-1 Main Vectors for Component Models, 221 FIGURES S-1 Comparison of 2015-2020 new-vehicle potential fuel-saving technologies for seven vehicle types, 4 1-1 Energy consumption by major source end-use sector, 1949-2008, 10 1-2 Motor vehicle mileage, fuel consumption, and fuel rates, 11 1-3 U.S average payload-specific fuel consumption, 12 1-4 Illustrations of typical vehicle weight classes, 13 1-5 Total revenue of for-hire transportation services compared with total revenue of other sectors of the transportation industry, 2002, 14 2-1 The 25 largest private and for-hire fleets, 19 2-2 Fuel consumption (FC) versus fuel economy (FE), showing the effect of a 50 percent decrease in FC and a 100 percent increase in FE for various values of FE, including fuel saved over 10,000 miles, 24 2-3 Percentage fuel consumption (FC) decrease versus percentage fuel economy (FE) increase, 25 2-4 Fuel economy versus payload, 26 2-5 Fuel consumption versus payload, 26 2-6 Load-specific fuel consumption versus payload, 27 2-7 Energy “loss” range of vehicle attributes as impacted by duty cycle, on a level road, 29 2-8 The Heavy-Duty Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule, 31 2-9 The creep (top) and cruise (bottom) modes of the HHDDT Schedule, 32
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles 2-10 Central Business District segment of SAE Recommended Practice J1376, 33 2-11 Orange County Transit Authority cycle derived from transit bus activity data, 33 2-12 PSAT simulation results for steady-state operation and for selected transient test cycles for a Class 8 truck (top) and a Class 6 truck (bottom), 34 2-13 Standard deviation of speed changes (coefficient of variance rises) as the average speed drops for typical bus activity, 35 2-14 Percentage of time spent idling rises and there are more stops per unit distance as the average speed drops for typical bus activity, 35 2-15 Curves based on chassis dynamometer for fuel economy versus average speed for conventional and hybrid buses, 36 2-16 “V” diagram for software development, 38 3-1 Overview of simulation tool and methodology proposed for use in the European Union, 42 3-2 Japanese fuel economy targets for heavy-duty vehicles by weight class, 43 3-3 Japanese simulation method incorporating urban and interurban driving modes, 43 3-4 Japanese simulation method overview, 44 3-5 Japanese hardware-in-the-loop simulation (HILS) testing of hybrid vehicles, 3-6 EPA’s SmartWay logos, 45 3-7 Some of the aerodynamic technologies included in the SmartWay certification program, 45 3-8 FTP speed (top) and torque (bottom) from a specific engine following the transient FTP on a dynamometer, 48 4-1 Energy audit for a typical diesel engine, 52 4-2 Historical trend of heavy-duty truck engine fuel consumption as a function of NOx requirement, 55 4-3 Research roadmap for 49.1 percent thermal efficiency by 2016, 58 4-4 Research roadmap for 52.9 percent thermal efficiency by 2019, 59 4-5 Partitioning of the fuel energy in a gasoline-fueled engine, 60 4-6 Power density versus energy density of various technologies, 70 4-7 Series hybrid electric vehicle, 70 4-8 Series engine hybrid hydraulic vehicle, 71 4-9 Parallel hybrid electric vehicle, 72 4-10 Example of integrated starter generator configuration coupled through a belt, 72 4-11 Example of pre-transmission parallel configuration, 72 4-12 Example of post-transmission configuration, 73 4-13 Parallel hydraulic launch assist hybrid architecture, 73 4-14 Power-split hybrid electric vehicle, 73 4-15 Battery type versus specific power and energy, 75 4-16 Li-ion status versus targets (for power-assist HEV), 76 4-17 Hybrid configurations considered in ANL study, 79 4-18 Fuel savings with respect to conventional cycles on standard drive cycles under (left) a 50 percent load and (right) a 100 percent load, 80 4-19 Percentage of braking energy recovered at the wheels under (left) a 50 percent load and (right) a 100 percent load, 80 4-20 Percentage average engine efficiency of conventional and hybrid trucks for (left) a 50 percent load and (right) a 100 percent load on standard cycles, 80 4-21 HHDDT 65 cycle repeated five times with stops (left) and without stops (right), 81 4-22 Fuel consumption reduction due to stop removal, with respect to conventional vehicles without stops, and with respect to conventional vehicles with stops (50 percent load on the left, 100 percent load on the right), 81 4-23 Representation of the grades considered, 82 4-24 Fuel savings of hybrid trucks with respect to conventional trucks as a function of maximum grade for various hill periods; (left) 50 percent load and (right) 100 percent load, 82
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles 4-25 Dynamic programming process and rule extraction from the result, 85 4-26 Implementing dynamic programming as a rule-based algorithm in SIMULINK, 85 5-1 Energy balance of a fully loaded Class 8 tractor-trailer on a level road at 65 mph, representing the losses shown in Table 5-1, 91 5-2 University of Maryland, streamlined tractor, closed gap, three-quarter trailer skirt, full boat tail, 93 5-3 National Research Council of Canada: smoke pictures, cab with deflector (right), 93 5-4 Kenworth 1985 T600 aerodynamic tractor, 94 5-5 Aerodynamic sleeper tractor aerodynamic feature identification, 94 5-6 2009 model year Mack Pinnacle (left) and Freightliner Cascadia (right) SmartWay specification trucks, 96 5-7 Aerodynamic and tire power losses for tractor-van trailer combination, 96 5-8 Tractor-trailer combination truck showing aerodynamic losses and areas of energy-saving opportunities, 97 5-9 Volvo full sleeper cab (left) and day cab (right), 97 5-10 Peterbilt Traditional Model 389 (left) and Aerodynamic Model 387 2 (right) (SmartWay), 99 5-11 ATDynamics trailer tail (left) and FreightWing trailer skirt (right), 101 5-12 Nose cone trailer “eyebrow,” 101 5-13 Laydon vortex stabilizer (left) and nose fairing (right), 101 5-14 Trailer bogie cover, 102 5-15 Summary of trailer aerodynamic device fuel consumption reduction, 102 5-16 Drag coefficient for aerodynamic tractor with single or double trailers, 104 5-17 Laydon double trailer arrangement with trailer skirts and vortex stabilizers on both trailers, 104 5-18 Refrigerated van trailer with Freight Wing skirts, 106 5-19 Freight Wing skirts on flatbed trailer, 106 5-20 New 40-ft-long container built by TRS Containers (left) and container chassis (right), 106 5-21 Container chassis with Freight Wing trailer skirt, 106 5-22 Tank trailer with Freight Wing skirts, 106 5-23 Sturdy-Lite curtain side design for flatbed trailers, 107 5-24 Walmart’s 2008 low fuel consumption tractor trailer, 107 5-25 Mack truck with aerodynamic device combination, 108 5-26 Nose Cone fairing on face of straight truck, 108 5-27 Laydon skirt on straight truck, 109 5-28 Rolling resistance technology, 1910-2002, 112 5-29 New-generation wide-base single tire (right) to reduce the rolling resistance of conventional dual tires (left), 112 5-30 Example rolling resistance coefficients for heavy-duty truck tires, 113 5-31 Tractor-trailer tandem-axle misalignment conditions, 114 5-32 Weight distribution of major component categories in Class 8 tractors, 117 5-33 Typical weights of specific components in Class 8 sleeper tractors, 117 5-34 Truck weight distribution, 118 5-35 Truck weight distribution from 2008 weigh-in-motion, 118 5-36 Truck weight versus trip frequency for six trucks of a single fleet operator, 119 5-37 Effect of weight on truck fuel economy for a monitored fleet of six trucks with combination of dual and wide single tires for a variety of drive routes, 119 5-38 Weight reduction opportunities with aluminum, 121 6-1 Comparison of 2015-2020 new-vehicle potential fuel-saving technologies for seven vehicle types, 132 6-2 New retail Class 8 truck sales, 1990-2007, 151
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Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles 7-1 Five-axle tractor-semi vehicle-miles traveled by operating weight (cumulative percentage), 165 7-2 U.S. national ITS architecture, 168 7-3 Example of truck-only lanes, 171 7-4 Concept for reducing the need for additional road right-of-way, 172 7-5 Elevated truck lanes, 172 8-1 Shared responsibility for major elements that affect heavy-duty-vehicle fuel efficiency, 180 8-2 Illustration of diversity of trailer and power unit (tractor) options, 181 8-3 Identical tractors used to pull trailers of different mass capacity but identical volume capacity, 184 8-4 CIL test of a hybrid vehicle power train to determine vehicle fuel consumption on a specific test route, 187 8-2-1 Identical GVW rated straight trucks for high- and low-density commodities, 196 8-2-2 Options for performance metrics, 196 E-1 Fuel consumption (FC) versus fuel economy (FE) (upper half of figure) and slope of FC/FE curve (lower half of figure), 215 G-1 Vehicle modeling tool requirements, 222 G-2 Different nomenclatures within each company currently make model exchange very difficult, 225 H-1 V diagram for software development, 228 H-2 Different levels of modeling required throughout the model-based design process, 228 H-3 Simulation, 229 H-4 Rapid control prototyping, 229 H-5 On-target rapid prototyping, 229 H-6 Production code generation, 229 H-7 Software-in-the-loop, 229 H-8 Processor-in-the-loop, 229 H-9 Hardware-in-the-loop, 230 H-10 Engine on dynamometer, 230 H-11 Battery connected to a DC power source, 231 H-12 Several components in the loop—MATT example, 231 H-13 Mixing components hardware and software—MATT example, 231 H-14 Example of potential process use, 232 H-15 Mean particulate matter results with two standard deviation error bars, 233 H-16 Main phases requiring standardized processes, 234