Next Article in Journal
Impact of passenger thermal comfort and electric devices temperature on range: a system simulation approach
Previous Article in Journal
Electric Vehicle, Why Spain?
World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
Open AccessArticle

Virtual Integrated Development Environment for the Components Design of Eco-friendly Vehicle

School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon-Si, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5(4), 1074-1081; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj5041074
Published: 28 December 2012
PDF [605 KB, uploaded 18 May 2018]

Abstract

Recently, the global automobile market is rapidly changing in the paradigm to next-generation automobiles with high-efficiency and eco-friendliness due to rising oil prices and strengthened environment regulations. Accordingly, the automobile vendors around the world are competing in development of hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, electric vehicles and such various vehicles. Before developing the components that such vehicles are comprised of, however, it is very important to predict/assess the performance of the components when used to construct such vehicles using the components to be developed. Yet, it is very difficult to design considering the operational characteristics at the vehicle level during the design stage of the components, or conduct testing/evaluation considering vehicle characteristics. To resolve such issues, this study involved using MATLAB/Simulink, one of the simulation programs widely used by system engineers to construct performance evaluation environment for eco-friendly vehicles, and using 3D rendering tool of Multigen Creator to construct virtual driving environment so as to construct the performance evaluation environment for components of the vehicles. The constructed virtual driving simulator could be utilized for designing core components for Eco-friendly Vehicles, and verifying the performance per vehicle unit.
Keywords: VIDE(Virtual Integrated development Environment); Eco-friendly vehicle; Component Design; Virtual Simulation; Performance Evaluation VIDE(Virtual Integrated development Environment); Eco-friendly vehicle; Component Design; Virtual Simulation; Performance Evaluation
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Park, J.; Jeong, C.-M.; Ma, C.; Suh, M.-W.; Kim, H.; Hwang, S.-H. Virtual Integrated Development Environment for the Components Design of Eco-friendly Vehicle. World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5, 1074-1081.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
World Electr. Veh. J. EISSN 2032-6653 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top