WIT Press


Hybrid-series Vehicle Mathematical Simulation Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030171

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

475.49 kb

Author(s)

A. Pini Prato, M. Repetto & G. Vandelli

Abstract

Hybrid-series vehicle mathematical simulation model A. Pini Prato, M. Repetto & G. Vandelli Department DIMSET, Genoa University, Italy Abstract The hybrid-series technology applied to road vehicles is not very widespread. Relevant technical and economical factors presently make it more suited for applications on heavy means of transport running at low average speed, such as vehicles for local public transport service, or anyhow for application in specialized sectors, thus limiting the development of this technology. Numeric model and simulations are therefore very useful for choosing on component size, construction solutions and applicable service for the vehicles, reducing experimental costs as far as possible. A simulation model has been worked out to be used both as an instrument for examining existing systems and as a basic design tool, applicable for all versions of the standard model, to optimize component dimensions, performances, diagnostics and to evaluate energy conversion efficiency

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