Front End Auxiliary Drive (FEAD) configurations focusing on CO2 benefits

S. Akehurst, J. G. Hawley, I. Pegg, M. Piddock

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Abstract

An experimental investigation, using a Design of Experiments approach, has sought to quantify the potential CO2 savings that could be made by the electrification of certain mechanical devices as part of the Front End Auxiliary Drive (FEAD) on a 2.4 litre DI diesel engine. The experiments considered the electrification of the cooling fan; power assisted steering system, and the vacuum pump. A number of different build configurations have been evaluated on a dynamic testbed over the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC). The overall conclusion is that the move towards electrification of the devices listed would result in a 6-7% saving in CO2 over the NEDC. These benefits however, need to be considered alongside other issues such as increased on-cost, more control complexity and reliability implications of adopting electrically driven devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 SAE World Congress
PublisherSAE International
ISBN (Print)0768013194, 9780768013191
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2004
Event2004 SAE World Congress - Detroit, MI, USA United States
Duration: 8 Mar 200411 Mar 2004

Conference

Conference2004 SAE World Congress
CountryUSA United States
CityDetroit, MI
Period8/03/0411/03/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Cite this

Akehurst, S., Hawley, J. G., Pegg, I., & Piddock, M. (2004). Front End Auxiliary Drive (FEAD) configurations focusing on CO2 benefits. In 2004 SAE World Congress [2004-01-0596] SAE International. https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-0596