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Annex IV - Integrated Surface Technology for Friction Reduction in Engines
Within the moving parts of an engine, frictional losses consume significant amount of the input energy, depending on engine design. While some frictional resistance is needed for the operation, the parasitic energy losses can be reduced to increase fuel efficiency. The Annex focuses on research activities to develop surface textures, coatings, and ultralow viscosity lubricants to reduce friction and enhance durability.
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Annex VIII - Development of Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery
The objective of the Annex is to develop standard test methods and precision data for the accurate measurement of thermoelectric materials and devices enabling the development of more effective thermoelectric materials.
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Annex IX - Model-based Design of Tribological Coating Systems
The othe objective is to integrate modeling and coating testing to guide the development of next generation of advanced coatings for energy efficiency and durability in engines.
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Annex X - Multi-Material Vehicle Lightweight Structures, Materials Joining Technology
This Annex was approved by the IEA AMT Executive Committee meeting in London, UK on June 4 2013. The objective of this Annex is to develop joining methods of various lightweight materials to enable the assembly of an optimum light weight vehicle with high energy efficiency
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