Refrigerated Transport Vehicles

A special issue of Vehicles (ISSN 2624-8921).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2021)

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
Construction Technology Institute, National Research Council, 20098 Milano, MI, Italy
Interests: hydro mechanical transmission; refrigerated transport; CFD and experimental fluid dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The reduction of the carbon footprint and the improvement of the air quality in urban and sub-urban areas are amongst the main challenges of the logistic sector. In this scenario, refrigerated transport occupies a unique position. On one side, the reduction of the pollutant is forcing the optimization and the redesign of the trucks fuels, engines, drivelines and power management. On the other hand, regulations and protocols aiming at reducing the direct impact of refrigerant emissions in the atmosphere the F-gas regulation are stimulating a deep revision of heating and cooling systems, which will finally also innovate the transport sector. A holistic approach seems to be required to develop integrated solutions able to face these challenges in an organic way and improve the overall performance of these special vehicles.

For this Special Issue of Vehicles entitled “Refrigerated transport vehicles,” we are seeking original contributions within this research area. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • new transport cooling systems
  • insulation materials
  • innovation in the refrigerated box, its structure and interaction with the vehicle dynamic and fluid-dynamic
  • management of power of the prime engine between the driveline and the cooling system
  • energy recovery and energy storage
  • overall efficiency increase and emissions reduction

Dr. Rossetti Antonio
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Engine
  • Emissions
  • Global Efficiency
  • Integrated solutions
  • Optimization
  • Cooling unit
  • Refrigerated box
  • Insulation materials
  • Vehicle aerodynamic
  • Vehicle dynamic

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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