Special Issues

Sustainable energy for transport

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2021 (closed) View: 7

Guest Editors

Prof. Hao Chen, Chang’an University, China
Prof. Hongming Xu, University of Birmingham, UK
Prof. Xuan Zhao, Chang’an University, China
Assoc.Prof. Peng Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Assoc.Prof. Yanju Wei, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Assoc.Prof. Han Wu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Assoc.Prof. Ningfei Jiao, Northwest Polytechnical University, China


Under the background of green and low carbon development in transport sector, energy diversification is important and sustainable energy receives much attention world widely. Electric and biofuels automobiles are the most significant substitutes to the traditional ones.

The application of electric automobiles and biofuels is effective to decrease the consumption of fossil fuels, reduce the emission of pollutants, and achieve the sustainable development for transport. Advanced technologies and innovative methods for electric automobiles are crucial. Issues on security, stability and reliability of electric automobiles and components are particularly important. The most common biofuels include plant oils, biodiesels, alcohols, ethers, etc. Highly efficient utilization of these fuels is the key technology issue. Specifically, issues on improving the spray and atomization quality, optimizing the combustion process, and reducing emission pollution are particularly important. 

“Sustainable energy for transport” is a Special Issue for those who would like to publish original papers presenting important results of work in the field. The works can be applied research, development of new algorithms or components, original application of existing knowledge, etc. 

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

• Electric vehicle and parts safety

• Advanced electric vehicle control

• Power battery and energy management

• Motor and electric drive technology

• Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

• pray and atomization characteristics of biofuels

• Combustion and emission characteristics of biofuels  

• Optimizing the structure and parameters of power systems with biofuels

• Development policy and strategy for biofuels


sustainable energy; renewable fuels; transport

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Kalman Filter Estimation of Lithium Battery SOC Based on Model Capacity Updating

    Min Deng, Quan Min, Ge Yang, Man Yu
    Energy Engineering, Vol.119, No.2, pp. 739-754, 2022, DOI:10.32604/ee.2022.018025
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Sustainable energy for transport)
    Abstract High-precision estimation of lithium battery SOC can effectively optimize vehicle energy management, improve lithium battery safety protection, extend lithium battery cycle life, and reduce new energy vehicle costs. Based on the forgetting factor recursive least square method (FFRLS), Thevenin equivalent circuit model and Singular Value Decomposition-Unscented Kalman Filter (SVD-UKF), the SVD-UKF combined lithium battery SOC estimation algorithm with model capacity update is proposed, aiming at further improving the SOC estimation accuracy of lithium battery. The parameter identification of Thevenin model is studied by using the forgetting factor recursive least square method. To overcoming the shortcomings… More >

  • Open Access


    Research on Direct Yaw Moment Control Strategy of Distributed-Drive Electric Vehicle Based on Joint Observer

    Quan Min, Min Deng, Zichen Zheng, Shu Wang, Xianyong Gui, Haichuan Zhang
    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 853-874, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014515
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Sustainable energy for transport)
    Abstract Combined with the characteristics of the distributed-drive electric vehicle and direct yaw moment control, a double-layer structure direct yaw moment controller is designed. The upper additional yaw moment controller is constructed based on model predictive control. Aiming at minimizing the utilization rate of tire adhesion and constrained by the working characteristics of motor system and brake system, a quadratic programming active set was designed to optimize the distribution of additional yaw moments. The road surface adhesion coefficient has a great impact on the reliability of direct yaw moment control, for which joint observer of vehicle… More >

  • Open Access


    Diffusion of a Nonvolatile Fuel Spray in Swirl Flow

    Yanju Wei, Jie Zhang, Shengcai Deng, Yajie Zhang, Yajing Yang, Hao Chen
    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.1, pp. 73-87, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2020.012482
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Sustainable energy for transport)
    Abstract The diffusion of fuel spray in swirl flow is vital for the combustion of diesel engine, however, the researches on this is still mysterious due to the obstacles on direct investigations on a real engine. The research of intake swirl in engine at present normally use CFD simulation or based on data analysis of combustion and exhaust emission, the specific mixing process of fuel in swirl flow still not very clear. In this paper, a rapid compression machine (RCM) with an optical combustion chamber was established with the mean compression velocity of 7.55 m/s. Three… More >

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