School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Research

ECO Driveline - An Increased Efficiency Driveline

ECO Driveline - An Increased Efficiency Driveline

This research creates the understanding to enable the development of high efficiency off highway drivelines. This will lower machine operating costs and significantly reduce the machinery’s environmental impact.

Our Aim

This research improves the efficiency and reduces the environmental impact of off high way machinery such as: construction, mining and agricultural equipment. To do this a team of engineers was assembled from Loughborough University, JCB and Lubrizol. The team worked together to develop technologies and strategies to reduce parasitic loss form the driveline.

Our Research

A combination of numerical and analytical simulation techniques were employed in parallel to experimental measurements. The experimental measurements were for both the full vehicle and subsystem and component level.

Our Outcomes

The project was highly successful. The design changes outlined were shown to lead to a potential Equivalent CO2 Saving of between 500 and 3,820 kg / year depending of machine type.

 

Athena Swan Bronze award

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The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Loughborough University
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3TU