Analog simulation of a hybrid gasoline-electric vehicle

Gilmore D.B. (1982) Analog simulation of a hybrid gasoline-electric vehicle. Simulation, 38 3: 85-92. doi:10.1177/003754978203800304

Author Gilmore D.B.
Title Analog simulation of a hybrid gasoline-electric vehicle
Journal name Simulation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-3133
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/003754978203800304
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 38
Issue 3
Start page 85
End page 92
Total pages 8
Language eng
Subject 1712 Software
2611 Modelling and Simulation
1704 Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
1703 Computational Theory and Mathematics
1706 Computer Science Applications
2213 Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Abstract Hybrid vehicles using both internal combustion en gines and electric motors represent one way to reduce fuel consumption. Our demonstration project envi sioned more than halving the fuel consumption of a passenger vehicle by reducing greatly the capacity of its engine and adding regenerative braking and an all-electric range. We also envisaged maintaining the same performance as current passenger vehicles. A 0–6 000 rpm gasoline-driven internal combustion engine, two 0–7800 rpm electric motors, a 0–7800 rpm flywheel, and lead-acid batteries are the major com ponents assembled using a mechanical epicyclic gear box. An EAI 681 analog computer allowed us to examine quickly the effects of engine capacity, fly wheel size, battery voltage, gear ratios, and mode of operation. An external potentiometer control on the computer allowed the operator to drive the vehicle through any acceleration cycle on level ground. We have shown that a 1.3 litre gasoline engine, two 13 kW separately excited direct current electric motors, a 38 kg flywheel, and a 48-volt battery pack will provide the same maximum performance as a conventional 4.1 litre internal combustion engine with automatic transmission at vehicle speeds below 60 km/h, and lower but satisfactory highway performance up to a top speed of 130 km/h. The transmission has under gone laboratory tests; it is to be road-tested in the first half of 1982.
Keyword analog computers
computer-aided design
control systems
mechanical engi neering
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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