Transportation & Automotive
“The Jackknife” – A Center of Gravity (CG) Steering and Leaning Vehicle with Automatic Upright and Directional Stability Control…
For decades, budget conscious police departments have depended on the police motorcycle as effective motorized transport at low cost. However, while more economical, the police motorcycle is exposed to the weather, offers no crash protection and with only 2-wheels - is inherently unstable.
Objective is to improve burning, reduce pollution and extract more power from 4 stroke IC engine which follows Carnot cycle. Following suggestions have been made.
• Currently entire Carnot cycle consisting of 4 strokes is executed in a single cylinder- may be the automobiles may have many such cylinders.
There is a growing scientific consensus that the point of ‘peak oil’ passed around 2011 and that viable global oil reserves will be severely depleted from 2030. The long term future of terrestrial surface transport is electrification but the foreseeable future must involve a cost-effective compromise,
A new class of heavily cold rolled and thermally processed (HCR-TP) sheet metals is proposed as a viable low cost alternative to producing light weight vehicles for the transportation industry. Presently,
Well-known are Atkinson and Miller cycles. These are cycles with varying compression and expansion ratios. Application of these cycles makes it possible to use working gas energy to a fuller extent.
One of the main reserves of improvement in fuel efficiency of ground vehicles is reduction of aerodynamic drag constituting (side by side with the resistance of rolling) the principal component consuming normally a bulk of vehicle’s power to overcome it.
Conventional ground vehicles (including cars, SUVs, trucks, etc.
The challenge to design the rear suspension of a rear wheel drive sports car has always been one of optimizing the position of both wheels and therefore the contact patch of the tires in order to obtain the maximum possible limit acceleration.
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