Vehicle Power Flow Simulations based on trajectories with inductive charging systems

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Abstract

In this study, the energy flows within an electric bus equipped with an inductive powering system are investigated.
Usually an electric vehicle (EV) is either charging when it is parked for a while or discharging when the vehicle is driving. In this case of 'Continuous Electric Drive' (CED), the vehicle is mainly being charged either on the move while driving (dynamic charging), or at specific stop locations along the trajectory (static charging). In general there is replenishment of the on-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) while the vehicle is being driven along a specified track.
With the help of simulation tools, the power and energy demands for given vehicles and specified drive cycles are investigated and an understanding of their distribution along the track is acquired.
The objective of this study is to aid in the design of an electric city bus for public transport, being powered inductively - with the help of an on-board 'Power Pick-Up Element' (PPUE) - and having an on-board RESS capacity.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFlanders Drive
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Inductive charging
  • Contactless power transfer
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Public transport
  • Bus
  • Modeling and simulation

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