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International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

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International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (15 papers in press)

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  •   Free full-text access Open AccessTracked vehicle physics-based energy modelling and series hybrid system optimisation for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle
    ( Free Full-text Access ) CC-BY-NC-ND
    by Travis McWhirter, Torrey Wagner, John Stubbs, Denise Rizzo, Jada Williams 
    Abstract: A hybrid electric tracked ground vehicle (HETGV) can reduce military fuel usage, however a review of current tools determined they are not suitable to estimate HEGTV performance. Based on topographic data and vehicle attributes, this research developed an estimation tool by creating a model to determine tracked vehicle energy and fuel requirements, and using these requirements, created a HEGTV cost and performance optimisation for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle energy system. The optimised design reduced fuel consumption 15%, and met the vehicles peak power requirement of 365 kW, with a recommended configuration of a 135 kW generator and 100 kWh battery, and an estimated drivetrain and fuel cost of $155,000. This analysis concludes by articulating the operational and tactical impacts of increased fuel efficiency.
    Keywords: EVs; conventional HEVs; series hybrid electric vehicle; energy transmission; battery technology; Department of Defense; tracked vehicle.

  • PMSM control for electric vehicles based on fuzzy PI   Order a copy of this article
    by Qiping Chen, Sheng Kang, Liping Zeng, Qiang Xiao, Conghui Zhou, Minming Wu 
    Abstract: A fuzzy PI speed controller based on fuzzy control theory is proposed, which makes the drive control system of electric vehicles insensitive to disturbance and parameter change. The mathematical model of PMSM in d-q reference frame is established, the fuzzy PI speed controller is designed based on fuzzy control theory, and a simulation model of PMSM based on fuzzy PI control theory and sliding mode control theory is built. Two simulation models are simulated and analysed by Simulink, and simulation results show that fuzzy PI control has faster dynamic response speed, better dynamic performance and better anti-jamming ability than sliding mode control. Therefore, fuzzy PI control is an ideal control method, which has a certain reference value in vector control of PMSM for electric vehicles.
    Keywords: electric vehicle; PMSM; fuzzy PI; vector control; simulation analysis.

  • Analysis of performance improvement in energy storage system for electric vehicles: a review   Order a copy of this article
    by V.M. Dileepan, J. Jayakumar 
    Abstract: The selection of the energy storage system is crucial for electric vehicles. It should have good energy density and considerable power density, and also it must be light weight. So a battery with considerably high energy density must be used in electric vehicles. Lithium ion batteries are very much preferred as electric vehicle batteries. They have high energy density, high life cycle and smooth operation. But the problem related to lithium batteries are they have high temperature sensitivity, and their operation will be affected by over-current charging and over-current discharging beyond their maximum rated values and also be influenced by driving conditions and performance of motors used. So a battery management, control and optimisation system is essential in electric vehicle battery packs. This paper is a review of the design of a novel battery management and control system for lithium ion batteries for performance improvement in electric vehicles.
    Keywords: battery; battery management system; control of energy storage system; driving pattern; energy storage system optimisation; electric vehicles; lithium ion battery; motor selection for electric vehicles; performance improvement; vehicle range.

  • Analysis and optimisation of electromagnetic interference in motor drive system   Order a copy of this article
    by Xiaoshan Wu, Xiaohui Shi, Xu Li 
    Abstract: The Integrated Power Unit (IPU) is an important source of electromagnetic interference in hybrid electrical vehicles. In this paper, applying pulse width modulation technology (PWM), the IPU converts the high-voltage DC power from power battery into three-phase AC power with adjustable voltage amplitude and frequency through the switching device IGBT to drive the permanent magnet synchronous motor. Owing to the large di/dt and du/dt during the IGBT switching process, the spectra of switching voltage and current waveforms have rich high-frequency components, which generate electromagnetic interference through the circuit connection or space radiation, affecting the normal operation of electrical systems inside and around the car. Therefore, this paper analyses the electromagnetic interference mechanism and coupling propagation paths of motor drive system. The test bench of the IPU was built, and the EMI characteristics of the IPU were analysed based on the measured results. Finally, in order to suppress IPU electromagnetic interference, the corresponding methods are proposed to meet the electromagnetic compatibility requirements of the vehicle.
    Keywords: hybrid electrical vehicle; motor drive system; integrated power unit; electromagnetic interference.

  • A novel diagnostic technique to detect the failure mode operating states of an air breathing fuel cell used in fuel cell vehicles   Order a copy of this article
    by Rakada Vijay Babu Attuluri, Manoj Kumar Panthalingal, Srinivasa Rao Gorantla 
    Abstract: The world is at a cusp of major transition to fuel cell technology. Water management is of prime importance in air breathing fuel cells (ABFC). Adequate water management leads to dehydration and flooding, which affects the performance of fuel cell. The paper addresses the issues of water management in ABFC by a novel method. Understanding of flooding and dehydration states is presented through experimental investigations. Experiments are conducted at various operating conditions to identify dehydration, normal or flooding states using easily measurable parameters such as cell temperature, voltage and current. Preliminarily, by considering iR drop as a distinguishing parameter, dehydration and flooding operating states are distinguished.
    Keywords: air breathing fuel cell; water management; dehydration; flooding.

  • Augmentation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicle growth in India   Order a copy of this article
    by Rajeev Goswami, Gireesh C. Tripathi 
    Abstract: India, one of the fastest growing economies, has been a front-runner in fulfilling its commitments towards a cleaner Earth. In this pursuit, it intends to adopt electric vehicles (EVs) to the tune of 30% by 2030. Central and state governments of India have launched several financial incentives to encourage adoption of EVs. While considering various adoption rates of EVs from 5-30%, the requirements of additional electricity and various types of charging stations to feed power to EVs are estimated. At 30% adoption rate, about 140 million EVs (include different categories of vehicles studied in this paper) may become part of transportation system and correspondingly need about 24,600 MWh of electricity daily. In the high density areas of EVs, such as bus depots, residential complexes, malls etc., large amounts of power will be needed at a single point. Thus, it may require sufficient receiving substation capacity and equivalent high-voltage distribution network.
    Keywords: charging stations; distribution network; electric vehicles; EV adoption rates.

  • Dynamic modelling and parametric optimisation of vibro-acoustic responses for power-split hybrid transmission   Order a copy of this article
    by Han Guo, Jianwu Zhang, Haisheng Yu 
    Abstract: In this paper, vibro-impact induced gear whine radiated by full hybrid transmission equipped with a multi-mesh gear train is investigated. For accurate simulations of the reducer gear vibrations, an integrated dynamic model of the transmission is established using professional software MASTA, on which compliance effects of gear pairs, bearings, transmission shafts and gearbox housing are accounted for. Numerical analyses are carried out for dynamic responses of the hybrid transmission. Bench tests are also conducted for the present model validation. Computational effort is made to recognise parametrically resonant patterns that cause gear whine in experiment. An optimal tooth modification design is presented for the real multi-mesh gear train. It is shown by test results using the optimised reducer that gear whine responses of the gearboxes are considerably improved.
    Keywords: multi-mesh gear train; transmission error; power-split hybrid transmission; vibro-acoustics; component mode synthesis.

  • Brake blending and torque vectoring of road electric vehicles: a flexible approach based on smart torque allocation   Order a copy of this article
    by Luca Pugi, Tommaso Favilli, Lorenzo Berzi, Edoardo Locorotondo, Marco Pierini 
    Abstract: Application of regenerative braking on electric vehicles has a large impact on several aspects of design, implemented functionalities and overall performance of road vehicles. In particular, multi-quadrant capabilities and improved control performances of modern electric drives can be fully exploited to improve vehicle efficiency, stability and overall environmental impact. Conventional mechanical friction brakes are currently devoted not only to stop the vehicle but also to the actuation of safety related mechatronics systems such as EBD (Electronic Braking Distribution), ABS (AntiBlockierSystem) and ESC/ESP (Electronic Stability Control/Program). The result is an over-actuated system of electrical (electric motors) and mechanical actuators (friction brakes), whose mixed, blended application has to be carefully optimised. This work proposes a simplified approach in which a concept transferred from previous studies on high speed trains and autonomous vehicles is re-proposed and adapted in an innovative way to electric road vehicles
    Keywords: vehicle dynamics; regenerative braking; mechatronics; optimal thrust; torque allocation.

  • Developed operation of inverter-fed induction motor to drive electric vehicles   Order a copy of this article
    by Basem Elhady, Hamed A. Ibrahim, Shereen A. Elsayed, Fathy Abd-Elkader 
    Abstract: This paper focuses on increasing the operating efficiency of the inverter drive induction motor for electric vehicles. The vehicle speed control is achieved by changing the frequency from 5 Hz to 100 Hz. In this work, the characteristics of inverter control for induction motor drive for electric vehicles are established. The mathematical analysis is computed by computer programs. The computed characteristic curves are obtained. Owing to the difficulty of obtaining an actual electric vehicle in the lap, a fan load equivalent to the electric vehicle is used. The load characteristics are measured at different motor applied voltages for energy saving.
    Keywords: three phase induction motor; control indication motor; traction application.

  • Graphene: the future of high power density electrical machines for electric vehicle applications   Order a copy of this article
    by Ramesh Pandiyarajan, Lenin Natesan Chokkalingam 
    Abstract: The key challenges faced by many of the industries in the present scenario is to develop a high power density electrical machine. The advances in material technology help the industries to enhance the power density as well as the efficiency of an electrical machine to a greater extent. Conductors play a major role in improving the machines performance. In this paper, the role of conducting materials in high power density electrical machines is discussed. Graphene is an advanced nanomaterial that exhibits excellent conductivity with low mass density. Using graphene-coated windings, the weight and volume of the machine can be reduced significantly. In order to understand the prominent features of the nanomaterial-based conductors, a case study has been carried in different electric vehicles, such as Toyota Prius (2017), Nissan Leaf and BMW i3. Moreover, a major constraint in high power density machine is the temperature rise, which is discussed at the end.
    Keywords: electrical machine; graphene; high power density.

  • A parameter matching study for power system of electric sweeping vehicle based on AVL CRUISE   Order a copy of this article
    by Jianwei Ma 
    Abstract: The electric sweeper is a hot spot of research and development at present, and parameter matching design of power transmission system is one of the key technologies. In this paper, the practical significance of developing the electric sweeper is introduced, the parameters of power system are designed based on the energy transfer of the whole vehicle, the parameters of the motor and power battery are designed and selected to meet the performance design target, and the final drive and the second gear ratio are determined. The whole vehicle model is established and dynamic analysis is carried out using AVL CRUISE software. The simulation results show that the parameters designed for the power system meet the design requirements. This provides a reference for the design and research of the power system of the electric sweeper.
    Keywords: power system; parameter matching; AVL CRUISE; electric sweeper.

  • Increasing fuel economy of commercial transport by using a hybrid power train   Order a copy of this article
    by Anastasiia Markina, Evgeny Meltsyn 
    Abstract: Undoubtedly, the issue of increasing the fuel economy of passenger commercial vehicles is of the utmost importance, since the annual increase in the cost of fuel leads to an increase in the fixed costs of not only transport companies, but also small and medium-sized businesses. Using a hybrid power train (HPT) can reduce fuel consumption in the urban cycle, which is important for commercial vehicles used to deliver goods and passengers within the city, especially when it comes to megacities where traffic is difficult and average speeds are not high. Unfortunately, the cost of cars with a hybrid power train, such as Toyota Prius, Lexus RX 450H, Ford Fusion Hybrid and others, remains quite high and cannot be fully compensated just at the expense of fuel economy.
    Keywords: hybrid electric vehicle; hybrid power train; fuel consumption; fuel economy; mild hybrid.

  • Experimental study of lithium-ion battery cooling using mixture of phase change materials   Order a copy of this article
    by Pradeep Ramu, Venugopal Thangavel 
    Abstract: Phase change materials are of attractive interest in electricity storage and power management applications because of their excessive heat energy and extraordinary athletics stability. In this paper, phase transition materials (PCM) are used for thermal management of an electric battery pack. An industrial paraffin with a melting temperature of 58 deg.C, commercially accessible phase transition material OM35 with melting temperature of 35 deg.C, two PCMs (paraffin wax and OM35) are used for the study, as mixtures at two different ratios (50:50 and 60:40). Computations and experiments are allotted to estimate the heat transfer, solidifying and melting characteristics of the PCM used in the lithium ion cell battery module. A strip heater is used to emulate the heat generation from the electric battery throughout charging and discharging, with managed close temperatures and strength inputs. Each battery temperature and therefore the housing wall temperature are measured throughout transient heating conditions. Since PCM has low thermal conduction, thermal improvement techniques are investigated by inserting a copper plate into the PCM mixtures to boost the thermal conduction. The PCM combination with 50:50 quantitative relation is more capable of holding battery running temperature compared with PCM combination 60:40. PCM combination 50:50 evidences to be ideal and lowered the operating temperature of the battery pack by up to 47 deg.C.
    Keywords: lithium ion cell; battery thermal management; PCM; CFD.

  • Electric vehicles in India: current trends and future forecasts   Order a copy of this article
    by Vishal Shukla 
    Abstract: As globalisation is increasing, so is the demand for oil-based energy which is ultimately resulting in the rapid fluctuation of the market prices of the crude oil due to the basic principle of economics Law of Demand. This volatility and uncertainty in crude oil's demand and prices create pressure on governments and policymakers to look at new alternatives, one of them being the adaptation of green technologies. Green alternatives seem to be the trend of the future business and markets. Many business giants are compelled to spend heavily on their R & D and come up with innovative technologies focusing mainly on green technologies. In line with the developed countries, India, as a developing economy, is all set to plunge into this new innovative market of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and aims to become a major producer of the EVs for the Indian market as well as the globally. So, this research article aims to explore the expected demand for EVs, the market share, and the contribution of the EVs and associated technologies to foreign trade.
    Keywords: disruption; Electric Vehicle; Green Technology; Indian Economy; Innovation; Market Demand.

  • Research on Equivalent Fuel Consumption Minimization Strategy Design and Optimization for a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
    by Huan Guo, Weishun Deng, Fan Yu 
    Abstract: In this paper, Equivalent fuel Consumption Minimization Strategy (ECMS) based on the optimal fuel economy is proposed and optimized for the Charge Sustaining (CS) period of a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). To overcome the disadvantages of low convergence rate and insufficient of population evolution, the crossover probability and mutation probability of the Standard Genetic Algorithm (SGA) are improved to be varied along with the iteration and fitness value. Meanwhile, Elite Retention Strategy is adopted to avoid the population degradation. Fuel equivalent factor is then optimized by Improved Genetic Algorithm (IGA) to obtain the optimal fuel economy. Corresponding Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulations are carried out to verify the effectiveness and rationality of the strategy optimized by IGA. The results indicate that within allowable deviation of the State of Charge (SOC), the PHEV can obtain better fuel economy combining the proposed method.
    Keywords: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle; Charge Sustaining; energy management strategy; Improved Genetic Algorithm; fuel economy.