Simulation of a hydrogen fueled hybrid vehicle using powertrain system analysis toolkit
Jean, B. Jacob
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With shrinking energy reserves, and the rising concerns for the environmental status, the need for fuel efficient and low emission vehicles is increasing day by day. The EcoCAR Challenge is a three-year competition that builds on the 19-year history of Department of Energy [DOE] advanced vehicle technology competition. DOE has joined with General Motors (GM), Natural Resources Canada, and other sponsors for this new competition series. EcoCAR will challenge university engineering students across North America to re-engineer a GM vehicle to achieve improved fuel economy and reduce emissions while retaining the vehicleâ€™s performance and consumer appeal. The team from Texas Tech University is planning to modify a conventional Saturn VUE into a Hydrogen Fuel Cell propelled vehicle. Powertrain System Analysis Toolkit is used to create a simulation model of the fuel cell vehicle and to conduct performance and fuel economy tests so as to analyze the characteristics of the vehicle before actually designing it. This thesis describes the creation of the simulation model in PSAT and analyzes the performance and fuel economy characteristics of the vehicle for various parameters and conditions.