The purpose of this thesis is to provide a concise, detailed compilation of currently-marketed idle-reduction technologies, propose methodologies for evaluation and comparison, develop transient energy system simulations of the most prominent idling alternatives the most suitable commercially available software, create a simple, flexible cost-comparison program, propose future developments and applications, and conduct a critical assessment from the parameters considered which technology has the greatest relative advantage.3.3.3 Nomenclature The following variables were used in cost-comparison calculations. ... AD Annual Distance AE Alternator Efficiency ALE Alternator Load on Engine AOD Annual Operating Days AP ... CC Capital Cost (including component replacement) CVC Cumulative Variable Cost (idle-reduction technology) DBOanbsp;...
|Title||:||System-level Analysis and Comparison of Long-haul Truck Idle-reduction Technologies|
|Author||:||Ethan Edward Lust|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|