My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

     
Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Result Page: Previous Next
Can't find that book? Try BONUS+
 
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search CARM Centre Catalogue

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Cover Art
E-RESOURCE
Author Dell, Ronald, author.

Title Towards Sustainable Road Transport [electronic resource] / Dell, Ronald.

Published Academic Press, 2014.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM INTERNET resource    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st edition
Physical description 368 p.
Series Safari Books Online
Summary Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport in developing countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiency of all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, or entirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport first describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries, before looking forward to possible new forms of energy to substitute for petroleum. The book also discusses the political and socio-economic drivers for change, investigates barriers to their broad implementation, and outlines the state-of-the-art of candidate power sources, advanced vehicle design, and associated infrastructure. The comprehensive technical informationsupplied by an expert author team ensures that Towards Sustainable Road Transport will provide readers with a clear understanding of the ongoing progress in this field and the challenges still to be faced. Drivers of technological change in road transport and the infrastructure requirements Discussion of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines and fuel conversion technologies Detailed exploration of current and emerging options for vehicle propulsion, with emphasis on hybrid/ battery electric traction, hydrogen, and fuel cells Comparative analysis of vehicle design requirements, primary power source efficiency, and energy storage systems
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boston, MA : Safari, Available via World Wide Web. 2014.
System notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.
NOTES Copyright &#169: Elsevier Science & Technology 2014
Issuing body notes Made available through: Safari, an O’Reilly Media Company.
Other author Moseley, Patrick, author.
Rand, David, author.
Safari, an O’Reilly Media Company.
Subject Electronic books.
ISBN 9780124046917
9780124046160
9780124046917
Standard Number C20110075567
9780124046160