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dc.contributor.authorde Fluiter, Travisen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-14T09:57:48Z
dc.date.available2008-08-07T09:12:25Z
dc.date.issued2008en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationde Fluiter, T. (2008). Design of lightweigh electric vehicles (Thesis, Master of Engineering (ME)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2438en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2438
dc.description.abstractThe design and manufacture of lightweight electric vehicles is becoming increasingly important with the rising cost of petrol, and the effects emissions from petrol powered vehicles are having on our environment. The University of Waikato and HybridAuto's Ultracommuter electric vehicle was designed, manufactured, and tested. The vehicle has been driven over 1800km with only a small reliability issue, indicating that the Ultracommuter was well designed and could potentially be manufactured as a solution to ongoing transportation issues. The use of titanium aluminide components in the automotive industry was researched. While it only has half the density of alloy steel, titanium aluminides have the same strength and stiffness as steel, along with good corrosion resistance, making them suitable as a lightweight replacement for steel components. Automotive applications identified that could benefit from the use of TiAl include brake callipers, brake rotors and electric motor components.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectEVen_NZ
dc.subjectBEVen_NZ
dc.subjectbattery electric vehicleen_NZ
dc.subjectvehicleen_NZ
dc.subjectcaren_NZ
dc.subjectfutureen_NZ
dc.subjectli-ionen_NZ
dc.subjectbatteryen_NZ
dc.subjectaerodynamicsen_NZ
dc.subjectbodyen_NZ
dc.subjectsuspensionen_NZ
dc.subjectlightweight vehicle designen_NZ
dc.subjectlightweighten_NZ
dc.subjectvirtual engineeringen_NZ
dc.subjectCAEen_NZ
dc.subjectCADen_NZ
dc.subjectCAMen_NZ
dc.subjecttitanium aluminideen_NZ
dc.subjecttitaniumen_NZ
dc.subjectTiAlen_NZ
dc.subjectgammaen_NZ
dc.subjectUltracommuteren_NZ
dc.subjectwheel motoren_NZ
dc.subjectmotor controlleren_NZ
dc.subjectaluminium chassisen_NZ
dc.titleDesign of lightweigh electric vehiclesen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineScience and Engineeringen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Engineering (ME)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2008-03-14T09:57:48Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2008-08-07T09:12:25Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20080314.095748en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-09T23:30:25Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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