HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Page 1/3  >  >>
William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: START-STOP
William K.   10/25/2013 8:37:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Charles, if the windows are closed the drop in temperature during two or 3 minutes waiting for a light to change would not be noticable. And if it were ever found to be a problem a layer of urethane insulation sprayed on the inside of the body sheetmetal would drop heat loss by at least an order of magnitude, but it might add a dollar to the cost of building the car, so they could make it a $50 option. My point is that in a reasonably closed vehicle temperature change is not that fast. And of course there should be a means of inhibiting the automatic part of the stopstart system, since a computer is never able to handle unanticipated exceptions correctly.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: START-STOP
Charles Murray   10/22/2013 7:04:47 PM
NO RATINGS
Another good point, William K. If you live in the north, interior heating could also be a problem when the engine is shut down. Suppliers are talking about using an electric pump to circulate coolant to a heat exchanger in order to keep drivers and passengers from freezing during cold January nights.  

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: START-STOP
William K.   10/22/2013 8:04:07 AM
NO RATINGS
Charles, that is why a constantly engaged system like the E-Assist woulld be such  a logical choice. But if it could be done with a 12 volts only system instead of needing the higher voltage batteries then it could be much simpler. And store the excess regenerated power in a supercapacitor, since a regular battery is not able to accept charge at such a high rate. 

And don't forget the  challenge of running things with the engine off. That will be the limiting  factor for stop-start operation.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: START-STOP
Charles Murray   10/21/2013 6:07:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Good points, William K. As I understand it, it's also quite a challenge to synchronize the starter motor to the powertrain's spinning ring gear during deceleration.

lcormier
User Rank
Bronze
Re: Reduce the number of start/stops through engineering
lcormier   10/21/2013 3:16:53 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree thta smart lights could save more energy. Here in NC, it seems that more than 50% of many of the light cycle time is spent with no movement through the intersection, while many cars are waiting.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: START-STOP
William K.   10/18/2013 12:56:03 AM
NO RATINGS
First, this is indeed an interesting posting, and informative as well.

But stop-start can save a lotmore than the fuel burned waithing stopped for the light to change. Start stop can easily provide a 15% reduction in fuel consumption if coasting is added to the operation. Just consider how much more fuel can be saved if the engine switches off for coasting as well as when stopped. BUT that would require steering that did not get harder with the engine switched off, as well as brakes that did not need engine power for the boost. Solving those two problems would allow a real improvement.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Reduce the number of start/stops through engineering
Charles Murray   10/17/2013 6:22:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, start-stop makes a big difference, g-whiz. By itself, it's probably 5%; with regenerative braking, about 15%. In the din of all the electric car and hybrid news, start-stop often gets forgotten. Even so, it's still going to be big.

g-whiz
User Rank
Gold
Reduce the number of start/stops through engineering
g-whiz   10/17/2013 11:03:25 AM
NO RATINGS
    "Up to 15% fuel savings"? I always knew all those start/stops are killing fuel economy, thus the reason for different city/hwy mpg ratings. Why is there never any discussion on engineering our cities to reduce start/stops? All we seem to do is add traffic lights and traffic engineers are lazy and allow each traffic light operate independently as if they all were the only traffic light in town. Not all towns, but most. In my CA town, its takes 20 minutes to go 4 miles, due to the ridiculous number of start/stop/wait traffic lights.

    Years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting Grants Pass, OR where all the traffic lights on the main drag are synchronized so that if you go the speed limit, you can drive all the way through town without ever stopping. Think of the fuel savings we could capture as a country if traffic engineers gave some thought on how to keep people moving through the system instead of adding start/stops.

etmax
User Rank
Gold
Re: Micro-Hybrid market
etmax   10/17/2013 2:51:19 AM
NO RATINGS
Nice article Chuck, the CSIRO pioneered using lead acid batteries in conjunction with super capacitors to get around the problem, I wonder which path will win in the long term? Certainly the weight savings in Lithium will save some small amount of fuel as well.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Oil, Lithium, and EV hysteria
Charles Murray   10/16/2013 6:47:11 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree with you that start-stop makes some engineering sense, ockham, especially give the looming 54.5-mpg mandate. Even though 2025 sounds like a long way off, it's not that far away when you consider the development cycle of a vehicle, and the even longer development cycle of new technologies.

Page 1/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Tesla Motors might be planning to boost the driving range of its two-seat Roadster to 400 miles.
RFID offers visibility into the plant. What inventory is being consumed? What stuff is being built? What's done and out the door?
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Take a look at the top 20 US undergraduate engineering programs. Then tell us -- did your school make the cut?
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 8 - 12, Get Ready for the New Internet: IPv6
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service