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Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering
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In this competitive era, there is an increasing demand to address the problem of powertrain matching in automobiles, one amongst the significant technologies out in the market that addresses such a problem, is cylinder deactivation technology. While this technology mitigates the part load losses in an automobile, due to its method of operation, is subjected to frictional losses from the deactivated cylinders, which hinder the additional benefit that could otherwise be capitalised on, to improve the fuel economy. For this reason, a new strategy is presented through this thesis, which eliminates the above discussed frictional losses even while addressing the part load performance of the engine.
Sadhu, Shravan Kumar, "INVESTIGATING THE FEASIBILITY OF DOWNSIZING BY HAVING TWO SMALLER ENGINES IN AN AUTOMOBILE" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5296.