This paper reports the planning efforts on reducing fuel consumption rate in the current fleet of medium-duty tactical truck. A strategic plan was developed through investigation of current and future technology offerings from original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. Research efforts consisted of an initial phase where a broad range of integration candidates were collected and a secondary phase where in-depth analysis was conducted to target those to consider for inclusion in the strategic plan. Each product was evaluated on its technical merits with consideration given to the needs and strategic goals of government agencies. The strategic plan lays out the integrated technologies in the near-term including hydrogen injection and auxiliary electrification of engine cooling fan. For the mid-term timeframe, the plan involves implementing an engine stop/start system and electrifying other auxiliaries. The final step in the plan is the development and implementation of a full (strong) hybrid population.
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Fuel Efficiency Strategic Plan of Medium-Duty Tactical Truck
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Quail, AM, Jr., Liao, YG, Gonzalez, R, O’Malley, M, Duong, TH, & Skalny, PF. "Fuel Efficiency Strategic Plan of Medium-Duty Tactical Truck." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 6: ASME Power Transmission and Gearing Conference; 3rd International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; 11th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies. San Diego, California, USA. August 30–September 2, 2009. pp. 931-941. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2009-86101
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