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Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals, Second Edition Hardcover – August 9, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1439811757 ISBN-10: 143981175X Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 523 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 2 edition (August 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143981175X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439811757
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6.5 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #556,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Iqbal Husain takes his new edition of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals to the next level, adding substantial depth to the coverage of vehicle architectures and components while maintaining a comprehensive systems-level approach. The book presents a thorough and well-organized multidisciplinary perspective, excellent for undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses, and as a resource for practicing engineers interested in the latest developments in electric and hybrid vehicles. The technical content, examples, and case studies are laced with the author’s significant hands-on design experience.
—Annette von Jouanne, Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

…it seems that the author has covered all materials related to hybrid vehicles. More specifically, various components used in an HEV are described. … This book is well written and is appropriate for adoption as a textbook for a senior undergraduate/graduate course. In fact, the solved problems and end-of-chapter problems make it a very good textbook. … it can also be used a reference book. … There are a few books on the subject of hybrid vehicles in the market today. However, I rank this book among the best on the subject matter. Based on the table of contents and the two chapters that I have reviewed, the book does an excellent job in defining the problem and analyzing all its components.
—Hamid A. Toliyat, Raytheon Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Praise for the First Edition:

…represents a systems-level perspective on electric and hybrid vehicles technical aspects, basic mathematical relationships and fundamental design guidelines. … The author has chosen to write a book on the basics of EHV, directed mainly to engineering students. …proceeds with remarkable consistence to detail this goal over the 10 chapters if the book … The book is concise and clear, its mathematics are kept to a necessary minimum, but fully representative of the scope and the content is well balanced in general. … a new and timely contribution to the field … warmly recommend it to academia…
—Ion Boldea, Journal of Electrical Engineering

Through a balanced blend of traditional and relatively new topics, Iqbal Husain’s Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals introduces students to the ‘big picture’ of EVs and HEVs. This book significantly exposes students to nearly every aspect of electric and hybrid vehicles without overemphasizing only one topic. The basic aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles are discussed well — from overall concepts to more detailed design — and reinforced through good examples, illustrations, and exercise problems. Dr. Husain’s well-paced coverage and an easy-to-follow writing style are key to students’ understanding and success. My students will have no problem reading this material regardless of his/her electrical or mechanical engineering background. Being a faculty member in a major university with a strong research EV and HEV program, I feel this book truly provides quite enough materials for my needs and will be a big hit with college students and faculty.
—Longya Xu, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University

… a thorough and insightful introduction to the interdisciplinary topic of traction design for road vehicles. The necessary requirements of energy storage, conversion and processing are presented as the means to providing vehicular performance in a logical progression that students will find readily understandable and practicing engineers will appreciate as a useful reference source. Overall the practical importance of systems engineering and its control are made evident. Salient features are emphasized by worked examples with realistic parameters.
—late Alan K. Wallace, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

About the Author

Iqbal Husain is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Akron in Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. Dr. Husain is the founder of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Program at the University of Akron, which encompasses graduate and undergraduate courses, research on electric drives for electric and hybrid vehicles, and collegiate-level competitions on alternative vehicles. An IEEE Fellow, he is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the IEEE-IAS Outstanding Young Member award, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award, and the Society of Automotive Engineers Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Envoy on September 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Husain is an Electrical Engineer, therefore his book focuses primarily on the electrical, magnetic, electromagnetic & electromechanical aspects of EV & HEV vehicle design. From this perspective, his book is very solid on fundamental EV & HEV design considerations and component analyses. However, the continuously variable transmission (CVT)... including planetary gearsets (used in CVTs to combine/split torque) is a key HEV component. Consequently, I view omitting their discussion as dissapointing. On the other hand, Dr. Husain's text is very well written/edited and his style of explaining technical details is conversational, yet professional. I recommend this book without hessitation.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joan C. Frank on March 21, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book is very hard to follow. The author presents examples (and sometimes answers) without outlining how to solve the problems. This is very frustrating! Most of the work in the book is calculus-based which would not be a problem if the steps for deriving the equations were more explicit. The information is very theoretical with little practical relevance to electric car design. The author starts out by explaining generic vehicle mechanics and then jumps right into battery chemistry and motors. Very little effort is spent on the interrelationships between these elements. The author does a decent job describing motor fundamentals, but he does not spend much time discussing the practical limitations of the technology. The hybrid discussion is relegated to the last chapter of the book, and then only a few pages are devoted to explaining this technology. Most of the chapter is spent describing various thermodynamic cycles such as the Otto cycle and Rankine cycle. Curiously,at this point the author resorts to a very high level discussion of these cycles, using very little math to show the effects of the electric motor on the function and efficiency of the traditional ICE vehicle.
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By John V. on January 16, 2014
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I bought this before it was sold out. Ended up sharing it with my classmates. Great book for the subject.
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If you are a student, buy regular book since you won't be able to print anything...not even one page. I was hoping to print out pages with formulas, graphs, etc.
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