SAE releases book on hybrid powertrain commercial vehicles

SAE International’s a new book, Advanced Hybrid Powertrain for Commercial Vehicles, is designed for vehicle and component engineers and developers, researchers, students, policymakers and business executives in the commercial vehicle and transportation industries to help them understand the fundamentals of hybrid powertrain technologies and market requirements for commercial vehicles

The begins with the fundamentals of hybrid powertrain systems, government regulations and driving cycles, then provides design guidelines and key components of hybrid powertrains for commercial vehicles.

Individual chapters of the book cover:

  • Introduction of Hybrid Powertrains for Commercial Vehicles
  • Internal Combustion Engines for Commercial Vehicles
  • Introduction of Clutches and Transmissions for Commercial Vehicles
  • Energy Storage Systems: Battery, Ultracapacitor, Accumulator, and Flywheel
  • Hybrid System Design and Optimization
  • Hybrid-electric Power Conversion Systems
  • Hydraulic Hybrid Powertrain System Design
  • Hydraulic Components and Controls
  • Fuel Cell Hybrid Powertrain Systems
  • Commercial Vehicle Electrification
  • Hybrid Powertrain System Modeling, Simulation, Validation, and Certification
  • Sustainable Transportation and Future Powertrain Technologies

The book is authored by Haoran Hu, Simon Baseley and Rudolph M. Smiling

Dr. Hu is the Chief Scientist at Eaton Corporation. Baseley recently retired from Bosch Rexroth Corporation after more than 25 years of working in leadership positions on automotive pumps and hydraulic systems, including vehicle hybrid systems. He now works part time at the University of Michigan as a Visiting Research Investigator. Dr. Smaling serves as executive director of systems engineering at Cummins, responsible for implementation of systems engineering principles and processes across the corporation.

For more information, including free front and back matter, or to order Advanced Hybrid Powertrains for Commercial Vehicles, visit:

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