Design and Implementation of Automated Flexible Multisource Charging System for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Nonfossil fuel-based transportation method development is a high-priority task due to fossil fuel scarcity and cost, combined with fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions. The authors propose the design and sizing of a multiple input hybrid charging system for use in hybrid electric vehicle propulsion. The system includes on-board sources, a flywheel storage system, an internal combustion engine, a solar cell charger, a fuel cell generator, and a combined energy storage system comprising a battery pack. Using vehicle speed range as a basis, multiple sources such as wind power, fuel cells, and solar energy are automatically selected for propulsion or charging purposes by using computer and interfacing circuits. A program has been developed in 'C' language to realize this logic. This logic also is helpful in controlling charging and discharging times of energy storage unit batteries.

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    • Rao, Gorantla Srinivasa
    • Rao, G K
    • Murthy, G R K
    • Swathi, D
    • Obulesu, Y
  • Publication Date: 2009


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  • Accession Number: 01150708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2010 3:55PM