Comparative system dynamic modeling of a conventional and hybrid electric powertrain

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Conference Proceeding
Power Transmissions - Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Transmissions, ICPT 2016, 2016, 0 (191039), pp. 231 - 238
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© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, London. Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) provide many known benefits over conventional vehicles, including reduced emissions, increased fuel economy, and performance. The high cost of HEVs has somewhat limited their widespread adoption, especially in developing countries. Conversely, it is these countries that would benefit most from the environmental benefits of HEV technology. As part of our ongoing project to develop a cost-effective and viable mild HEV for these markets, dynamic simulations are required to ensure that the proposed designs are to achieve their desired targets. In this paper, mathematical models of the powertrain are used to analyze and compare the dynamics of both a conventional power train and one with the addition of components required for the Mild Hybrid system. Using Matlab and Simulink, simulations of both powertrains under particular driving conditions are performed to observe the advantages of the MHEV over conventional drivetrains. These benefits include torque-hole filling between gear changes, increased fuel efficiency and performance.
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