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World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
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Heat Recovery for next Generation of Hybrid Vehicles: Simulation and Design of a Rankine Cycle System

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World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(3), 440-456;
Published: 25 September 2009
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Improvement of vehicle effectiveness thanks to hybridisation are limited by the engine efficiency. In this way, the use of additional energy converters pave the way to a next generation of hybird vehicles.
After taking stock of the main sources of recoverable energy of a IC engine, this paper focuses on the Rankine cycle solution. This parametric study relies on a dedicated 0D/1D simulation tool to emphasize the effect of design and operating parameters on heat recovery potential and limitations. So, interactions between working fluid properties, pressure level in boiler and condenser, flow rate, component arrangement and engine operating conditions are discussed.
Keywords: energy recovery; passenger car; simulation energy recovery; passenger car; simulation
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Duparchy, A.; Leduc, P.; Bourhis, G.; Ternel, C. Heat Recovery for next Generation of Hybrid Vehicles: Simulation and Design of a Rankine Cycle System. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 440-456.

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