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A new vehicle concept based on Ideal Final Result

Noel Leon (*)
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Avenida Eugenio Garza Sada
2501 Sur, 64849, Monterrey, N.L., MEXICO, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(*) The project leader writes and present this paper to which a long list of assistants and collaborators have contributed

This paper gives an overview of a new concept for using solar thermal energy in vehicles following the concept of Ideal Final Result for overcoming existing mental inertia. The concept is based on very high temperatures reached by concentration of solar energy, Stirling engines, which convert thermal energy into mechanical energy and, finally, energy storage using phase changing materials. First, a short review of past research is given and the new vehicle structure is described: Solar energy is gathered by Fresnel lens and stored in a thermal tank. Once charged, the tank is placed in the car and connected to a heat exchanger, which transfers thermal energy to the hot side of the Stirling engine. A generator converts the mechanical output of the Stirling engine into electric energy for being used in hybrid vehicles.

This way 100% renewable energy is used, which may be obtained everywhere solar radiation, is available. This concept releases the vehicles from dependency on oil. Vehicles work without contaminating exhausts and make less noise than conventional cars with internal combustion engines. Using a serial hybrid configuration, the Stirling engine can always work on its best operation point and a smaller engine charge the batteries while the car is driven by more potent electric motors. This technology can be applied to all types of vehicles, from small cars to trucks or trains. First simulations are used to forecast the power of the engine and sizes of the energy storages.

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Case Studies From A Breakthrough Innovation

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Photo of Darrell MannMarch 2012
 
Darrell Mann
 
Case Studies From A Breakthrough Innovation
 
"Starting in August 2004, the Hong Kong government began sponsoring a deployment of TRIZ to a cluster of eight local companies. Over the course of the next 15 months, each company was invited to assemble a team of between 5 and 8 engineers and designers each of whom would be exposed to a series of six three-day TRIZ education and utilization sessions. The aims of the program were for each company to realize new products, patents and tangible financial benefits, and to measure the extent to which TRIZ allowed companies to accelerate their rate of innovation. This paper describes a collection of some of the success stories emerging from the program."
 
 

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Alexander Selutsky

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Alexander Selyutsky - a key figure in the history of TRIZ!

Alexander Selyutsky

Selyutsky Alexander Borisovich was born April 6, 1933 to an intelligent Jewish family residing in Leningrad. During the World War II the plant where his father was working was evacuated to the Urals, and the family (the parents and Alexander) moved to Chelyabinsk. Here, Alexander graduated from high school. He wanted to go to a military school, but didn’t pass vision test and entered the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute. In his first year he was forced to learn boxing (because of frequent anti-Semitic attacks) and became a Komsomol activist.

After graduation, he was sent to Petrozavodsk Onega tractor plant, where he worked as a designer. He continued leading a very active social life, organized and led voluntary militia patrolling the streets of the city because the situation was very criminal. In the search for more satisfying work he became interested in patenting, completed appropriate courses and became a patent agent.

In 1960, Alexander married Dolly Naumovna Audleys, and had a daughter Alla in 1961. The same year G.S Altshuller published a book " “Learn how to invent"[1] . After reading this book in 1965 Selyutsky wrote a letter to Altshuller. This letter started their acquaintance by correspondence. Since then, Alexander became one of the most dedicated Altshuller’s disciples and an active promoter of the emerging new science.

They finally met in 1968 in Dzintary (near Riga), at the seminar organized by the Central Board of VOIR (state leading inventors’ and innovators’ society) that invited Altshuller and several of his associates. It was the first time that Alexander and others got a chance to work under the direct guidance of Altshuller and to learn from him. Later, in 1983, Alexander participated as one of the instructors in the seminar conducted by G.S. Altshuller in Moscow at the Institute for continuous education for chemical and petroleum industries.

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