Hybrid-series technology applied to road vehicles is still not common. Relevant technical and economic factors currently make it more suited for applications on heavy means of transport running at low average speed, such as local public transit vehicles, thus limiting the development of this technology. Mathematical models and simulations are therefore very useful for selecting by component size, construction solutions, and applicable service for the vehicles, helping to reduce costs. A simulation model was 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. Results obtained from simulation processes on a local public transport hybrid vehicle were compared with experimental data taken from measurements on the Altrobus hybrid vehicle. The comparison demonstrated the model's accuracy and reliability.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 161-170
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  • Accession Number: 00960643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853129615
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2003 12:00AM