Title: Hybrid component specification optimisation for a medium-duty hybrid electric truck

Authors: Theo Hofman, M. Steinbuch, R.M. Van Druten, A.F.A. Serrarens

Addresses: Faculty of Dynamics and Control Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Control Systems Technology, P.O. Box 513, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. ' Faculty of Dynamics and Control Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Control Systems Technology, P.O. Box 513, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. ' CEO of Drivetrain Innovations (DTI), Drivetrain Innovations B.V., Croy 46, 5653 LD Eindhoven, The Netherlands. ' CEO of Drivetrain Innovations (DTI), Drivetrain Innovations B.V., Croy 46, 5653 LD Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract: This paper presents a modelling and simulation approach for determining the optimal degree-of-hybridisation for the drive train (engine, electric machine size) and the energy storage system (battery, ultra capacitor) for a medium-duty truck. The results show that the degree-of-hybridisation of known medium-duty hybrid electric trucks is close to the optimal degree-of-hybridisation using the methods as described in this paper. Furthermore, it is found that the Li-ion battery is from an energy and power density as well as cost point of view the most preferable energy storage system.

Keywords: automotive control; energy management strategy; optimisation; hybrid power systems; hybrid electric vehicles; HEVs; hybrid vehicles; vehicle modelling; vehicle simulation; drivetrain; energy storage; medium-duty trucks; heavy vehicles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2008.022249

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2008 Vol.15 No.2/3/4, pp.356 - 392

Available online: 24 Dec 2008 *

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