Optimization of a Hybrid Electric Bus

This paper demonstrates a strategy for optimizing Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) that accommodates the complexity of the HEV problem statement, interactions among the HEV components, and the design landscape. An integrated simulation and design optimization framework is presented to find the best overall combination of engine size, battery pack, electric motor and generator for minimum fuel consumption under specified performance criteria. HEEDS Professional was successful in optimizing a series hybrid bus that substantionally outperformed the conventional version of the bus, using ADVISOR as a simulation tool. 
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