A SURVEY OF ELECTRIC AND HYBRID VEHICLE SIMULATION PROGRAMS
Results of a survey conducted within the United States to determine the extent of development and capabilities of automotive performance simulation programs suitable for electric and hybrid vehicle studies are summarized. Altogether, 111 programs were identified as being in a usable state. The complexity of the existing programs spans a range from a page of simple desktop calculator instructions to 300,000 lines of a high-level programming language. The capability to simulate electric vehicles was most common, heat-engines second, and hybrid vehicles least common. Batch-operated programs are slightly more common than interactive ones, and one-third can be operated in either mode. The most commonly used language was FORTRAN, the language typically used by engineers. The higher-level simulation languages (e.g. SIMSCRIPT, GPSS, SIMULA) used by "model builders" were conspicuously lacking.
Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA USA 91103
- BEVAN, J
- Heimburger, D A
- Metcalfe, M A
- Publication Date: 1978-11
- Pagination: 110 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programming; Computer programs; Electric vehicles; Hybrid automobiles; Hybrid vehicles; Information processing; Mixing plants; Simulation; Surveys; Vehicle power plants
- Identifier Terms: FORTRAN (Computer program language)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Batch processing
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00312640
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-162457 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: EC-77-A-31-1011
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM