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Author Morchin, William C., 1936-

Title Electric bicycles : a guide to design and use / William C. Morchin, Henry Oman.

Published Hoboken, N.J. : IEEE Press : Wiley-Interscience, [2006]
©2006

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 UniM ERC  629.2272 MORC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Electric Bicycles-History, Characteristics, and Uses 1 -- 1.2 History of Bicycles 2 -- 1.3 History of Electric Bicycles 3 -- 1.4 Some Uses for the Electric-Powered Bicycle 6 -- 1.5 Examples of Electric Bicycles 7 -- 1.6 Future of Electric Bicycles 19 -- 1.7 Laws and Regulations Governing Electric Bicycles 20 -- 2 Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion 23 -- 2.2 Mathematical Model of Bicycle Performance: Power Required 23 -- 2.3 Estimating Required Motor Power 30 -- 2.4 Selecting a Battery for Minimum Life-Cycle Cost 35 -- 2.5 Unique New Two-Wheeled Vehicles 38 -- 3 Sources of Electric Power for Bicycles 43 -- 3.2 Requirements of Batteries for Powering Electric Bicycles 45 -- 3.3 Characteristics of Batteries Suitable for Electric Bicycle Propulsion 48 -- 3.4 Fuel Cells for Powering Electric Bicycles 71 -- 3.5 Best New Electric Power Sources for Bicycle Propulsion 76 -- 3.6 Bicycle Propulsion Power Sources to Watch 81 -- 4 Battery Charging 85 -- 4.1 History of Battery-Charging Technology 85 -- 4.2 Basic Functions of Battery Chargers 86 -- 4.3 Battery Characteristics Pertinent in Charging 86 -- 4.4 Lead-Acid Battery Charging 87 -- 4.5 Charger Design for Long Battery Life 89 -- 4.6 Smart Chargers for New Nickel-Cadmium, Nickel-Metal Hydride, and Lithium Batteries 89 -- 4.7 Smart Batteries for Smart Chargers 100 -- 4.8 Self-Discharge Rate of Nickel and Lithium Cells 102 -- 4.9 Recoverable Energy 103 -- 4.10 Solar Panel Battery Chargers 106 -- 5 Motors and Motor Controllers 109 -- 5.1 Fundamental Principles of Electric Motors 110 -- 5.2 Motor Characteristics for Electric Bicycle Propulsion 118 -- 5.3 Gear Ratio Determination 122 -- 5.4 Motor Control 127 -- 6 System Design 139 -- 6.2 Setting up the Electric Bicycle Systems Design 140 -- 6.3 Some Examples of Bicycle-System Trades 145 -- 6.4 System Design Example 149 -- 7 Measurement of Performance 161 -- 7.1 Measuring Propulsion Power to Determine Propulsion Efficiency 161 -- 7.2 Measuring Motor Efficiency Includes Measurement of Motor Power 164 -- 7.3 Measuring Battery Characteristics 167 -- 8 Developments to Watch 171 -- 8.1 Bicycle Systems 172 -- 8.2 Energy Sources 175 -- 8.3 Solar Charging Systems 177 -- 8.4 High-Efficiency Motors 179 -- 8.5 Controllers 179 -- Appendix Table of Conversion Factors for Units of Measure 181.
Other author Oman, Henry, 1918-
Subject Bicycles.
Bicycles -- Design and construction.
Electric vehicles.
Electric vehicles -- Design and construction.
ISBN 9780471674191 (paperback: acid-free paper)
0471674192 (paperback: acid-free paper)