SHS Web of Conf.
Volume 44, 2018IV International Scientific Conference “The Convergence of Digital and Physical Worlds: Technological, Economic and Social Challenges” (CC-TESC2018)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||05 June 2018|
On the way to driverless road-train: Digital technologies in modeling of movement, calculation and design of a road-train with hybrid propulsion unit
Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University, Institute of Energy and Transport Systems, 195251 Polytechnicheskaya st. 29, Russian Federation
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Today, road-trains are one of the most widely-spread and multi-tonnage transport vehicles on road arteries interconnecting countries and cities. The concept of hybrid road-trains mostly meets the widely-spread policy for stepping up the rates of exhaust gas emissions and reducing specific hydrocarbon fuel costs but only an intermediate link in the development of more significant and important design – a driverless road-train. This article considers active trailers and their models with different design options for heavy tractor truck propulsion unit drive. The influence of trailer link drive on turning has been studied in “Universal gear” software. Special attention has been given to an electrical drive of active semi-trailer wheels as the most advanced one at the present moment. We have obtained the data intended to be used in design of active trailer chassis and identified the weight and size characteristics of energy accumulators required for movement of a road-train with active trailer. The efficiency factor for different semitrailer drives has been analyzed and calculated, in particular: Low EF of electrical drive. The relevancy of active trailer concept including that for driverless road-trains has been determined on the basis of received data.
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