RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Technology

Potential for Regenerative Braking Systems as Applied to Automobiles

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D. Metz

Department of General Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill. 61801

J. Vib., Acoust., Stress, and Reliab 105(3), 300-304 (Jul 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3269104 History: Received September 29, 1981; Online November 23, 2009


Regenerative braking (RB) systems have existed in conceptual form for several years. The present work develops calculations which demonstrate the practicality of such systems. It is shown that fuel savings of from 4.3 to 8.5 percent are achievable, leading to a reduction in transportation petroleum consumption of about 8.1 × 109 l/yr in the U.S. alone.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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