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Procedure for the Design of a Hybrid-Series Vehicle and the Hybridization Degree Choice
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
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Received: 4 January 2010; Accepted: 5 February 2010 / Published: 15 March 2010
Abstract: For years, the interest of the UDR1 research group has focused on the development of a Hybrid Series (HS) vehicle, different from the standard one thanks to the use of a Gas Turbine set (GT) as a thermal engine. The reason for this choice resides in the opportunity to reduce weight and dimensions, in comparison to a traditional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). It is not possible to use the GT engine set directly for the vehicle traction, therefore the UDR1 HS configuration shows the GT set connected with the electric generator only. The result is that the traction is purely electric. The resulting engine configuration is a commonly defined Hybrid Series. Many efforts are spent in the definition of a generic scientific method to define the correct ratio (Degree of Hybridization) between the installed power of the battery pack and that of the GT electric generator, which simultaneously guarantees the life of the battery pack and the capacity of the vehicle to complete a common mission without lack of energy or stopping. This article reports a method to define the power ratio between battery pack and GT generator, applied to a recent commission for the development of a mini city bus.
Keywords: hybrid series vehicles; GT set; degree of hybridization; mission analysis; code development
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Capata, R.; Coccia, A. Procedure for the Design of a Hybrid-Series Vehicle and the Hybridization Degree Choice. Energies 2010, 3, 450-461.
Capata R, Coccia A. Procedure for the Design of a Hybrid-Series Vehicle and the Hybridization Degree Choice. Energies. 2010; 3(3):450-461.
Capata, Roberto; Coccia, Antonino. 2010. "Procedure for the Design of a Hybrid-Series Vehicle and the Hybridization Degree Choice." Energies 3, no. 3: 450-461.