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   Diesel-electric vehicles with energy storage  evaluated  
Modern energy storage devices permit the storage of braking energy on-board for use in the subsequent acceleration phase. This offers the possibility of an effective brake energy recovery in diesel-electric vehicles. Furthermore the peak demands on the diesel engines are reduced allowing for both downsizing of engine layout and better load management of diesel engines.
Technology field: Regenerative braking and energy management
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References / Links:  Hentschel et al. 2000;  Hesse et al. 1997;  Witthuhn, Hoerl 2001
Related projects:  Flytrain
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 date created: 2002-10-09
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