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Design Parameters Calculation of a Novel Driveline for Electric Vehicles

Division for Electricity, Dep. of Eng. Sciences, Uppsala University P.O. Box 534, SE-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden
Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Defence & Security, Systems and Technology SE-147 25 Tumba, Sweden
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World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3(2), 225-232;
Published: 26 June 2009
A driveline for electric vehicles is presented. The propulsion system is operated at a higher voltage than the primary energy source. The batteries selected as the primary energy source deliver power to the vehicle through a motor-generator wounded with two electrically isolated sets of windings, named Two Voltage Level Machine (TVLM). The dynamic behaviour of a vehicle operating according to a standard drive cycle is studied. Parameters of the driveline such as power rates and size of the flywheel are obtained by optimization. A description of the performance of a TVLM is also presented through its equivalent circuit and the control of the machine. Special attention to the system losses is presented. A scale prototype has been constructed and tested under a drive cycle, demonstrating the system performance of the system.
Keywords: Flywheel; Electric driveline; Regenerative braking; Simulation Flywheel; Electric driveline; Regenerative braking; Simulation
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Santiago, J.; Oliveira, J.G.; Lundin, J.; Abrahamsson, J.; Larsson, A.; Bernhoff, H. Design Parameters Calculation of a Novel Driveline for Electric Vehicles. World Electr. Veh. J. 2009, 3, 225-232.

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