Influence of the final drive ratio, electric motor size and battery capacity on fuel consumption of a parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

The purpose of this paper is to study the influence of the electric motor (EM) size, final drive ratio (FD) and the battery capacity (BAT) of a parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) regarding fuel consumption. The energy efficiency of a certain vehicle drivetrain depends on the size of the components. For this reason and for cost reasons it is necessary to study the optimal dimensions of the components that minimize the fuel consumption for a given driving cycle. In this publication the influence of the size of the electric motor, final drive ratio and also the battery capacity are analysed using the Response Surface Methodology (RSM) of the Design of Experiments (DoE) technique. A parallel PHEV has been parameterized and simulated to obtain the fuel consumption over NEDC driving cycle using Modelica/Dymola. This paper contains an introduction, a brief explanation of the modelled parallel HEV, a description of the all electric range operating strategy based on rules, an explanation of the RSM method, the simulation results, and finally the conclusions of this study.


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  • Accession Number: 01494770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781845647162
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2013 1:59PM