Title: A hybrid electric vehicle hardware-in-the-loop simulator as a development platform for energy management algorithms

Authors: Ahu Ece Hartavi; İsmail Meriç Can Uygan; Levent Güvenç

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, İstanbul Medeniyet University, İstanbul, 34730, Turkey ' Tübitak Bilgem, Gebze, Kocaeli, 41470, Turkey ' Center for Automotive Research, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

Abstract: The aim of an effective hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) energy management strategy is to reduce fuel consumption and undesired pollutant emission levels while maintaining drivability and battery state of charge (SOC). A high-fidelity laboratory test platform that enables verification, validation and testing of the strategy developed in the shortest possible time is essential for the demanded quality and performance levels. This paper presents a hardware-in-the-loop simulator developed for the evaluation of HEV energy management algorithms (EMAs). The hardware in the loop (HiL) simulation model of a front and rear wheel electric motor driven hybrid electric commercial van with an internal combustion engine powering the front wheels is presented. The EMA used in the platform is also introduced. Finally, HiL simulation results are compared with road test results to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Keywords: HiL simulation; hardware in the loop; PHEV; parallel HEVs; hybrid electric vehicles; energy management; FWD; four wheel drive; hybrid vehicles; commercial vans; commercial vehicles; fuel consumption; vehicle emissions; drivability; battery state of charge; battery SoC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2016.078803

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2016 Vol.71 No.1/2/3/4, pp.410 - 429

Accepted: 22 Apr 2016
Published online: 02 Sep 2016 *

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