MARVEL: A PC-BASED INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE PACKAGE FOR LIFE-CYCLE EVALUATIONS OF HYBRID/ELECTRIC VEHICLES

As a life-cycle analysis tool, MARVEL has been developed for the evaluation of hybrid/electric vehicle systems. It can identify the optimal combination of battery and heat engine characteristics for different vehicle types and performance requirements, on the basis of either life-cycle cost or fuel efficiency. Battery models that allow trade-offs between specific power and specific energy, between cycle life and depth of discharge, between peak power and depth of discharge, and between other parameters, are included on the software. A parallel hybrid configuration, using an internal combustion engine and a battery as the power sources, can be simulated with a user-specified energy management strategy. The PC-based software package can also be used for cost or fuel efficiency comparisons among conventional, electric, and hybrid vehicles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439
  • Authors:
    • MARR, W W
    • He, Jianxun
  • Publication Date: 1995-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ANL-ES-CP-87322,, CONF-9510282-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM