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Title: Model based design and optimization of a fuel cell electric vehicle
Authors: Cipollone, R
Di Battista, D
Marchionni, M
Villante, C
Keywords: hybrid;electric vehicle;fuel cell vehicle;regenerative braking system;braking modelling
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Energy Procedia, 2014, 45 pp. 71 - 80
Abstract: © 2014 The Authors. Alternative vehicle powertrains (hybrid, hydrogen, electric) are a right answer to the emissions problem in very congested urban areas. The most effective alternative choice is surely represented by fuel cell vehicles. The design and optimization of this kind of powertrain can take a great benefit from mathematical models which include auxiliary management and control strategies of the energy fluxes: the use of a virtual platform limits the expensive and time-consuming experimental activity. The Authors present a lumped parameter mathematical model of a hybrid vehicle fed by a fuel cell pack. The propulsion system (fuel cell and battery) is accurately designed according to energy balancing. The mechanical power is given by an electric machine, whose behavior as alternator allows the energy recovery during braking. This aspect is treated with particular care (inside the overall vehicle and powertrain modeling). Vehicle's stability and safety has been also verified before recovering energy, re-modulating the braking action.
ISSN: 1876-6102
Appears in Collections:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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