Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
To attempt to bring rigor and analysis to the design process, accurate simulation programs are crucial. Most hybrid electric vehicle hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) simulation programs are written for very specific component configurations and only allow changes in component sizes. These programs prove helpful only if one designs a component configuration similar to the one already simulated. A modular based program such as the one developed here allows simpler reconfiguration of the components for an accurate simulation of almost any component configuration design. This HEV simulation program allows for simulation of all three types of hybrids, with several engine types and configurations, and several transmissions. Vehicle efficiency and performance can be predicted with the Federal Test Procedure, the Highway Fuel Efficiency Test, the US06 and the Japanese 10--15 Mode driving cycles. Comparisons are made with published results for several conventional vehicles and those HEVs tested and reported to date. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Kellermeyer, William Frederick III, "Development and validation of a modular hybrid electric vehicle simulation model" (1998). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 918.