17 February 2007

Call for papers: Combined Energy Storage Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles


Call for papers: Combined Energy Storage Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

A special issue of the International Journal of Alternative Propulsion (IJAP)

Important Dates
Manuscripts should be submitted no later than: 1 June 2007

In recent years, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have become increasingly popular worldwide as a result of increased fossil fuel prices, environmental concerns and advances in electronic power systems. An essential part of a HEV is the energy storage system (ESS). Today (2007) NiMH batteries are the dominating technology for ESS. However, LiIon batteries and super capacitors are potential candidates. The different ESS technologies have diverging characteristics. For example, super capacitors have high power density and low energy density. On the other hand, LiIon batteries have the opposite relation between power and energy density. Another important aspect is lifetime. Super capacitors, for example, have an almost infinite lifetime.

These facts make, for some applications, the idea of constructing an ESS that combines different technologies an interesting proposition. One can for example think of integrating a super capacitor with a lead acid battery to extend the lifetime of the battery.

The aim of this special issue of the IJAP is to compile the state-of-the-art in combined ESS. In particular, its aim is to provide a forum for representing the most recent and innovative lines of research related to mathematical modelling, optimisation, construction and real world experience from combined ESS. Both technical and economic aspects are included. The application focus is on automotive but other, e.g. wind power, marine, etc, are not excluded.

For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.

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