Thesis / Dissertation

A study of the performance of hydrogen fueled internal combustion engines and vehicles

P Dennis, MJ Brear (ed.), H Watson (ed.)

Published : 2015

Abstract

Hydrogen's most likely role as a potential alternative to fossil fuels is that of a transport fuel, and conversion of hydrogen's chemical energy into mechanical or electrical work in vehicles will almost certainly make use of either a hydrogen fuel cell or a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine. While fuel cells generally offer higher peak efficiencies, hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines are in many ways better suited for integration into vehicles, particularly as hybridisation becomes more widespread. This work thus investigates the performance of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines, by looking in turn at vehicle performance, engine performance, and finally fundamenta..

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