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SAE International Launches New Scholarly Journal on Alternative Powertrains


WARRENDALE, PA--July 23, 2012:  Automotive alternative powertrains is the focus of a new scholarly journal available from SAE International.

The SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains provides a forum for scholarly publication of original research and review papers that address challenges and present opportunities in alternative and electric powertrains and propulsion technology. The editorial scope of the Journal includes all technical aspects of alternative propulsion technologies including but not limited to electric drives and electromobility systems, hybrid technology, battery and super-capacitor technology, power electronics, hydraulic drives, energy storage systems for automotive applications, fuel cell technology, and charging and Smart Grid infrastructures.

In addition, the Journal facilitates discussion among researchers, engineers, academic faculty and students, and industry practitioners working with systems as well as components, and the technological aspects and functions of powertrains and propulsion systems alternative to the traditional combination of internal combustion engine and mechanical transmission.

Two issues of the Journal will be published in 2012 (July and December). The first issue will feature technical papers from the SAE 2012 World Congress; the second issue will feature technical papers from other events sponsored by SAE International and other organizations.

Editor-in-chief of the Journal is Zoran Filipi, who is the current Timken Endowed Chair in Vehicle Design and Development at Clemson University. Prior that that, he served as a research professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Filipi's research interests are in advanced IC engine combustion concepts, alternative powertrains, and the impact of transportation on energy supply and climate change. His work on internal combustion engines includes the Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engine, analysis of diesel engine transients, methodologies for optimizing high degree-of-freedom powertrains, and alternative fuels.

For more information about the SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains, email or call 1-724-772-8522.

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.