A New wave for Diesel
2011 (English)In: Technology and the Global Challenges: Security, Energy Water and the Environment, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
Rapidly increasing demand from emerging economies, depletion of existing crude oil resources, the discovery rate of new resources, climate change issues and more will affect future oil prices. Will this mean an end to the usage of internal combustion engines (ICE) in heavy-duty vehicle configurations or will these engines see new improvements along their trajectory? This report is an analysis of lessons from the development of ICE efficiency during past oil crises. Based on the analysis conclusions are drawn on the possible development of ICEs assuming a future scenario of higher oil prices. More specific the new policy scenario from IEAs world energy outlook 2010 is used. By analyzing the braked specific fuel consumption (BSFC) contra the oil price over time, important findings indicates the span for future possible development regarding energy efficiency. History shows that manufacturer continuously have improved energy efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles. As such the main finding from this study raises the question: Will we see a new wave of development in the future scenario?
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-60863ISBN: 0-9715817-4-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-60863DiVA: diva2:478039
The 20th International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT, Florida, USA, 2011
QC 201201312012-01-152012-01-152012-03-21Bibliographically approved