Simulation of transit bus regenerative braking systems

Vint M.K. and Gilmore D.B. (1988) Simulation of transit bus regenerative braking systems. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 30 1-2: 55-61. doi:10.1016/0378-4754(88)90104-8


Author Vint M.K.
Gilmore D.B.
Title Simulation of transit bus regenerative braking systems
Journal name Mathematics and Computers in Simulation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-4754
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0378-4754(88)90104-8
Volume 30
Issue 1-2
Start page 55
End page 61
Total pages 7
Subject 1802 Maori Law
2207 Control and Systems Engineering
2604 Applied Mathematics
2605 Computational Mathematics
2611 Modelling and Simulation
Abstract Computer simulations have played a major role in the engineering development of an innovative Regenerative Braking, Storage and Propulsion System for a Brisbane City Council public transport bus. The simulations were used to study and analyse the design and operation of various conceptual arrangements for determination of a near optimal configuration before commencing prototype design and construction. In each system a hydrostatic pump/motor was used to capture the energy normally dissipated as heat in the brake pads during vehicle retardation. The energy was then stored in either a pressurised hydraulic accumulator or by spinning up a flywheel. This paper provides a descriptive overview of the simulations and their results, thus providing an indication of the usefulness of computer simulations as an engineering tool for similar research and development projects.
Q-Index Code C1
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