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African J. of Accounting, Auditing and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African J. of Economic and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.195, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Asian J. of Management Science and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Atoms for Peace: an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Electronic Government, an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.424, CiteScore: 1)
EuroMed J. of Management     Hybrid Journal  
European J. of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European J. of Industrial Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Intl. Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 1)
Global Business and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.154, CiteScore: 0)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Abrasive Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.21, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Adaptive and Innovative Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Advanced Mechatronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.132, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.124, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Advanced Operations Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.163, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Agile and Extreme Software Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Agile Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.878, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Alternative Propulsion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Applied Cryptography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.455, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Applied Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.275, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.229, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Applied Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Pattern Recognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Applied Systemic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Arts and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Auditing Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automation and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.189, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automotive Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Automotive Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.374, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Autonomic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.137, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Big Data Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Intl. J. of Bio-Inspired Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.721, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Bioinformatics Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.269, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Bonds and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Business and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Business Competition and Growth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Business Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Business Excellence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.274, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Business Governance and Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.171, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Innovation and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.28, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Data Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Business Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.197, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Process Integration and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.149, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Chinese Culture and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Circuits and Architecture Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Performance Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Enterprise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.177, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Comparative Management     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Intl. J. of Computational Biology and Drug Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.231, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computational Economics and Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.135, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Computational Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.373, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Computer Applications in Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Computing Science and Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.196, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Convergence Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Corporate Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Creative Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Critical Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Critical Computer-Based Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.127, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Critical Infrastructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Data Mining and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.217, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Data Mining, Modelling and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Design Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Digital Enterprise Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Digital Signals and Smart Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Earthquake and Impact Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.134, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Education Economics and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Electronic Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.24, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Customer Relationship Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.148, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Governance     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.142, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.254, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Marketing and Retailing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.137, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Transport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.48, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Emergency Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.185, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Energy Technology and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Engineering Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Enterprise Network Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Venturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.308, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.255, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Environment and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.181, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.215, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.132, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environment and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environment, Workplace and Employment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.117, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Environmental Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.141, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Exergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.396, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Export Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Engineering and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Financial Innovation in Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Markets and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Financial Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Foresight and Innovation Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Fuzzy Computation and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Gender Studies in Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.199, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Global Environmental Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.153, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Global Warming     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.233, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Governance and Financial Intermediation     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Green Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Grid and Utility Computing     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.341, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Happiness and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of High Performance Computing and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.428, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of High Performance Systems Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Higher Education and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.117, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Human Resources Development and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Humanitarian Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Hydrology Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.43, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Hydromechatronics     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Image Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Immunological Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Indian Culture and Business Management     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.34, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Industrial Electronics and Drives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Information and Coding Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Information and Communication Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Information and Computer Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.141, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.233, CiteScore: 1)

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International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.23
Number of Followers: 7  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1744-232X - ISSN (Online) 1741-5152
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  • Computational modelling and simulation of commercial truck with road-tyre
           interactions to evaluate ride comfort
    • Authors: Ashish Gupta, Vikas Rastogi
      Pages: 133 - 150
      Abstract: This paper deals with a bond graph (BG) model of road truck, which includes roll and pitch motions. The vehicle system comprises cab, cargo, base frame, suspension system and pneumatic tyres. The dynamic behaviour of the truck has also been presented, which incorporates the wheel/tyres, axle/suspension and frame of the vehicle. The potential usefulness of the integrated BG model of vehicle may be used for the evaluation of the ride comfort. Another focus of the paper is the dynamic and thermal analysis of tyre system, which demonstrates its behaviour at different temperature conditions. The simulation of the model is carried out to obtain the vertical accelerations of the cab, cargo and base frame at various operating speeds. The ride comfort of the cab is evaluated using the FFT analysis at various speeds and the analysis is corroborated with the standard ISO 2631.
      Keywords: over the road truck; comfort evaluation; bond graph modelling; ride comfort
      Citation: International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018) pp. 133 - 150
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2018.091000
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Determination of coefficient of restitution in impact of railway wagons
    • Authors: Dragan Petrovi?, Milan Biži?
      Pages: 151 - 162
      Abstract: Experimental testing of the impact of railway wagons has shown that same test conditions with different types of cargo obtained different results. A theoretical model established in this paper enables determination of energy that is lost during the impact and coefficient of restitution. If inappropriate cargo is used, then it is possible to register forces that are more than 50% less than the actual values. It is necessary to determine limit values of coefficient of restitution for every type of wagon and cargo. The results of this paper may be important for improving the international regulations relating to the experimental testing of wagons.
      Keywords: determination; coefficient of restitution; testing; impact; railway wagons
      Citation: International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018) pp. 151 - 162
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2018.091002
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Analysis of results obtained on vehicle technical inspection using fBRAKE
           in Spain and development of a new model for semi-trailers based on
           Regulation No. 13
    • Authors: Álvaro Barba Nieto, José Luis San Román García, Vicente Díaz López, Susana Sanz Sánchez
      Pages: 163 - 188
      Abstract: Determination of braking efficiency in heavy vehicles is not a trivial issue. Following the entry into force of Directive 2010/48/EU, and with this ISO-21069, Spanish Periodic Technical Inspection sector has had to tackle difficulties. Developing procedures to inspect vehicles in fully laden condition, with methods of pressure measurement or with equivalent methods have been the main difficulties. This paper explains briefly methods proposed by ISO-21069 and methods used in Spain. Then, Spanish inspection results on heavy vehicles are statistically analysed, including the autonomous community in which fBRAKE is in use, in order to compare results against each other. This analysis takes into account percentage of braking deficiencies detected in periodic technical inspection on each autonomous community. Finally, a new model for fBRAKE alternative method is presented in this paper in order to obtain more accurate results during inspection using this method.
      Keywords: braking efficiency determination; vehicle technical inspection; directive 2012/48/EU; ISO-21069; regulation no. 13; heavy vehicles; braking system pressure; Spain; vehicle brakes; simulation; modelling
      Citation: International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018) pp. 163 - 188
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2018.091001
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Performance and an optimisation control scheme of a heavy-duty diesel
           engine fuelled with LNG-diesel dual-fuel
    • Authors: Jiantong Song, Jvbiao Yao, Jiangyi Lv
      Pages: 189 - 202
      Abstract: Natural gas is one of the most promising alternative fuels owing to the abundant sources, low price, environment friendly and high octane number. Compared with compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas (LNG) is more suitable for heavy-duty vehicles because of the high energy density. In order to study the performance and exhaust emissions of LNG-diesel dual-fuel heavy-duty engine equipped with a common rail injection system, the brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC), smoke density, HC, CO, CO<SUB align="right">2 and NO<SUB align="right">x emissions of the dual-fuel and diesel are compared and analysed based on bench tests of a diesel engine. Experimental results show that, the BSFC, HC and CO emissions of dual-fuel increase sharply compared with diesel under light loads. In order to improve the performance and exhaust emissions under light loads, an optimisation control scheme, in which the dual-fuel engine runs in the original diesel mode under light loads and in dual-fuel mode under medium and heavy loads, is proposed and analysed.
      Keywords: LNG-diesel dual-fuel; common rail; heavy-duty diesel engine; performance; exhaust emissions; optimisation control scheme
      Citation: International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018) pp. 189 - 202
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2018.091008
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Development of hybrid electric heavy-duty truck with
           self-propelled trailer
    • Authors: Fereydoon Diba, Ebrahim Esmailzadeh
      Pages: 203 - 222
      Abstract: A new architecture of hybrid drivetrain for tractors and semi-trailers is proposed. The goal is to utilise the maximum capability of the hybrid electric tractor and semi-trailer and to enhance the traction and fuel consumption efficiencies. This drivetrain architecture employs a self-propelled trailer so that the tractive effort is shared between the tractor and the semi-trailer. A comprehensive model of the vehicle, including the drivetrain model, is developed and a fuzzy logic controller (FLC) is used to design the power management system (PMS). Simulation runs of the computer model are performed on two standard driving cycles to evaluate both the traction efficiency and fuel consumption of the proposed hybrid drivetrain architecture. The comprehensive results obtained indicate that the proposed self-propelled trailer drivetrain presents a superior advantage over the non-hybrid drivetrains and also the typical hybrid drivetrain for heavy vehicles.
      Keywords: hybrid electric truck; tractor and semi-trailer; PMS; power management system; self-propelled trailer; fuzzy logic control
      Citation: International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018) pp. 203 - 222
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2018.090993
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Assessment of the vertical load applied to the pavement on pothole events
           by a commercial truck
    • Authors: Pablo Kubo, Arthur Larocca, Joshua Dawson
      Pages: 223 - 234
      Abstract: Given the importance of the road transportation and its correct maintenance, the assessment of the real loads applied to the pavement proved to be a relevant subject. On the basis of an experimental methodology and a statistical analysis, this work quantified and evaluated the vertical loads applied to the pavement by the wheels of a commercial vehicle during pothole events. As a first experimental approach, the main objective of this study is to investigate the isolated influence of the vehicle's speed and the pothole's depth on the vertical load. The results suggested that the pothole's depth is a parameter that directly influences the vertical load, while the vehicle's speed is more likely to impact in the contrasts at low velocities. Although further studies are necessary, the obtained results emphasise the importance of considering the loads imposed by transient events (such as potholes) on the project of pavement roads and heavy vehicles.
      Keywords: pothole; speed; pothole's depth; vertical load; pavement; roads; roadway; commercial vehicle; truck; suspension; damage
      Citation: International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018) pp. 223 - 234
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2018.090999
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Evaluation of advanced steel usage on seat construction to reduce bus
           weight in compliance with FMVSS and APTA regulations
    • Authors: Mustafa Ozcanli, Gonca Dede
      Pages: 235 - 247
      Abstract: In this study, advanced steel usage on seat construction was studied to obtain weight reduction, and structural analysis was done by using finite-element analysis (FEA) method. Two different seat frames were used. Different loading conditions were applied. One of the seat frames were made of mild steel which is conventional seat frame material and used as a reference for comparison. The other was made of advanced steel to obtain a weight reduction by optimising thickness and improving the design. The results show that the maximum displacement and maximum stress are decreased for four tests when advanced steel is used. In addition, using advanced steel can provide significant weight reduction for seat frame. Thus, using advanced steel can provide fuel efficiency over the vehicle's operating life and also reduce CO<SUB align="right">2 emissions. Besides comparison of the structural safety and weight reduction, this study researches a lightweight seat concept for future electric/hybrid buses.
      Keywords: advanced steel; automotive seat frame; FEA; finite-element analysis; structural analysis; vehicle weight reduction
      Citation: International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018) pp. 235 - 247
      PubDate: 2018-04-06T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2018.091009
      Issue No: Vol. 25, No. 2 (2018)
       
 
 
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