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Performance of Switched Reluctance Motor for Small Electric Vehicle in Urban Mobility

ARAI-Yogesh Krishan Bhateshavar
ARAI Academy-Vignesh S, Mohammad Rafiq Agrewale, Kamalkishore Vora
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2501
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Small electric vehicles are challenging in nature while designing the power train and especially the mounting of batteries within the volume available. In this research, power train of small electric vehicle is designed and it is compared with the electric vehicles. The designed vehicle should meet the requirements of urban car so that it can be preferred in urban mobility. Emphasis is given on studying performance parameters such as motor speed, torque for different urban driving cycles by altering the motor and its no. of poles. Battery pack is designed to fit under the front hood of the vehicle whereas motor is fitted at the rear. Range is estimated using Simulink and it is validated with mathematical calculation using Peukert method performed in MATLAB. It is concluded that the designed vehicle with Switched Reluctance Motor 6/4 configuration of 15 kW, 110 Nm is sufficient to meet the urban car in 2020 targets. NCA battery is preferred for range improvement. Retro fitment is given higher priority while designing battery pack.
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Low Voltage Powertrain in Light Electric Vehicles

DEKI ELECTRONICS-Shubham Rai
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2467
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Engineering objective Light Electric Vehicles (LEV) with Li-ion batteries suffer from short battery life and poor efficiency, due to low grade electronics. Battery management systems (BMS) cannot always keep the pack in balance, and after cell voltages drift, capacity of the pack diminishes and some cells may destruct, causing a fire. The paper describes a novel approach to LEV powertrains using parallel connected battery cells & control methodology that keep cells in balance naturally, thereby eliminating BMS and hence safer to use. Li-Ion cells with different chemistries can be used and superior thermal management reduces temperature rise, resulting in longer battery life. Methodology Based on the original invention by the author, the system circuit schematics was designed and simulated using OrCAD PSpice. After obtaining results from the simulation, the first prototype device was constructed and tested in laboratory. Heat mapping and thermo couples were used to find hot spots and improve the efficiency, at the same time creating a thermal pattern that was easy to cool. Different components were tested to find the most efficient…
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EV Cell Chemistry for the Indian Market

Robert Bosch Engg. & Buss. Soln. Ltd.-Prabhakar G, Tarang Garg
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2479
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Chemical reaction inside a cell, converts chemical energy into electrical energy and causes electric current to flow. If electric current passes backwards in a cell, it charges the cell. In a Li-Ion battery Lithium ions move from negative electrode to positive electrode during discharge and backwards when charging. The characteristics of a good Li-Ion Battery are: - High no of Cycle Times (Recharge) - High C Rating (Charging & Discharging), causing no degradation to performance - High Energy Density - Low Heat dissipation - Safe during operation against hazards - No impact of Overcharging or Undercharging - Reasonable cost For the EV Space in Indian region, top 3 most important requirements are as follows: - much higher cycle times than available in the most popular NMC cell chemistry - battery performance not impacted by charging or discharging at higher temperatures - Lowest cost that can drive the market adoption In this paper we will detail our the proposed solution for the Cell Chemistry which is suitable for Indian Market and also can be adopted by…
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Performance & efficiency Improvement of Electric Vehicle Power train

International Centre For Automotive Tech.-Devesh Pareek
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2483
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Introduction: The advent of electric mobility is changing the conventional mobility techniques and their application in automobiles across all segments. This development comes with challenges ranging across varied sub -systems in a vehicle including Power Train, HVAC, Accessories, etc. Objective: This paper would concentrate on the Power train related sub systems & improvement of the same both in terms of Efficiency & Performance. Methodology: The electric power train consists of three major sub parts: 1. Motor Unit 2. Controller with Power electronics 3. Battery Pack with BMS We would concentrate on improving the overall efficiency and performance of all these subsystems while they perform in vehicle environment and work in tandem by deploying following techniques: a. Improved Regenerative Braking for converting vehicles Kinetic energy into electrical energy using specific algorithms and control techniques b. Optimization of Design Specs and duty cycle based on real world driving cycles. c. Innovative Heat dissipation techniques to minimize energy loss to heat. d. Efficient Electrical to Chemical Energy conversion and vice versa through use of optimization techniques based on…
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Thermal Management of Li-Ion Battery Pack using GT-SUITE

Indian Institute of Technology Madras-Sushant Mutagekar
NoonRay Energy Pvt. Ltd.-Kaushal Kumar Jha
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2500
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Objective It is very important to simulate the battery pack being built to understand its behavior when used in applications especially Electric vehicles (EV). All Li-Ion cells are not the same. They need to be characterized before building any battery pack. Hence modeling the battery pack to simulated its performance in the actual conditions becomes important. Methodology To understand the behavior of cells in the on-field environment, they are tested at various conditions like different rates of charging/discharging, various depth of discharge (DOD), ambient temperature, etc. HPPC test is also performed on cells to derive its RC model equivalent model. GT Suite simulation software is used to model the Li-Ion cell using the testing data. Depending on the pack configuration, the modeled cell is connected in the required series and parallel configuration, to study the battery pack with respect to aging, performance and cooling requirements. Results The performance and aging of the battery pack are studied using the cell model. Cooling is designed in such a way that there are no hotspots in the battery…
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Development of PCX Electric

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.-Atsuo Ota
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2470
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
We developed the electric motorcycle model “PCX ELECTRIC” that satisfies usability under the traffic environment in apan and ASEAN’s motorcycle sales major countries. The PCX ELECTRIC features easily removable battery packs, which practically helps eliminate the waiting time associated with charging the battery. The compactly designed EV system, which is efficiently packaged in the vehicle, uses two removable 48 V battery packs connected in series to realize a 96 V system suitable for driving the electric motorcycle. The EV system mounted on the body of the 2018 PCX achieves a motor power of 4.2 kW, top speed of 60 km/h, and cruising range of 41 km (at a steady 60 km/h). In addition, we developed a highly-convenient battery attaching system that enables fixing of the battery to the vehicle body and engaging of the connectors with a single action operation.
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Coupled Electro-Chemical and Thermal Modeling for Cylindrical Lithium-ion Batteries

Automotive Research Association of India-Ravindra Kumar, Prashant Pathare, Shantanu Waman, Gargi Moharil
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2488
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
The shift over of the automobile sector from the ICE to the electric drives is imminent due to arising global issues of pollution and ever rising pressure on the demand of the natural resources due to lower efficiency of the ICE drives. This has led to uprising of the Lithium-ion batteries, with addition of the burden of living to expectation of clean energy and higher efficiencies. Alongside, with limitation in the availability of the lithium-ion batteries they carry a hefty price tag with them, hence causing huddles in the research. Lack of research leads to failure of batteries and may cause life threatening situations when operating in the vehicle. In order to insight the working of the cylindrical lithium-ion batteries under different driving and environmental conditions a methodology is developed for the coupled electro-chemical and thermal phenomenon. This allows anticipating the behaviour of the battery under different conditions that influence its performance. The 18650 battery with three different chemistries i.e. Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminium Oxide (NCA), Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) and Lithium Iron…
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Simultaneous Optimization of Real-Time Control Strategies and Powertrain Design for Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles

University of Salerno, Italy-Marco Sorrentino, Dario Capaldo
Published 2019-09-09 by SAE International in United States
The successful introduction of low-carbon footprint and highly efficient fuel cell vehicles represents nowadays a key action to achieve sustainable mobility worldwide. The main technological barriers (i.e., market price, lifetime and performance) to be overcome justifies an increasing attention towards the development of mathematical tools featuring co-optimization capabilities, so as to adequately account for the strong interactions and mutual influence between design criteria and selected control strategies. This paper thus presents and discusses the integration of a comprehensive model of a generic FCHV architecture with a specifications independent control strategy within a modular constrained optimization algorithm, the latter conceived in such a way to simultaneously find the optimal FCHV powertrain design and real-time applicable control strategies. Suitable design and energy management criteria, accounting for also the impact of driving mission on proper management of available power sources, were selected. The proposed co-optimization procedure aims at determining the main powertrain design parameters (i.e., nominal fuel cell system power and battery pack energy density), as well as some key driving cycle-related information (i.e., power prediction time horizon),…
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Design of a Hybrid Power Unit for Formula SAE Application: Packaging Optimization and Thermomechanical Design of the Electric Motor Case

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia-Valerio Mangeruga, Matteo Giacopini, Saverio Giulio Barbieri, Fabio Berni, Enrico Mattarelli, Carlo Rinaldini
Published 2019-09-09 by SAE International in United States
This paper presents the development of a parallel hybrid power unit for Formula SAE application. In particular, the system is made up of a brand new, single-cylinder 480 cc internal combustion engine developed on the basis of the Ducati “959 Superquadro” V90 2-cylinders engine. The thermal engine is assisted by a custom electric motor (30 kW), powered by a Li-Ion battery pack. The performance of the ICE has been optimized through CFD-1D simulation (a review of this activity is reported in a parallel paper). The main design goal is to get the maximum amount of mechanical energy from the fuel, considering the car typical usage: racing on a windy track. The Ducati “959 Superquadro” engine is chosen because of its high power-to-weight ratio, as well as for its V90 2-cylinder layout. In fact, the vertical engine head is removed and it is subsequently replaced by the electric motor directly engaged to the crankshaft using the original valvetrain transmission chain, thus achieving a very compact package. The mechanical behaviour of the original chain is investigated for…
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A Coupled Lattice Boltzmann-Finite Volume Method for the Thermal Transient Modeling of an Air-Cooled Li-Ion Battery Cell for Electric Vehicles

Univ. Tor Vergata-Gino Bella
Univ. di Roma Niccolo Cusano-Daniele Chiappini, Laura Tribioli
Published 2019-09-09 by SAE International in United States
Due to their ability to store higher electrical energy, lithium ion batteries are the most promising candidates for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, whose market share is growing fast. Heat generation during charge and discharge processes, frequently undergone by these batteries, causes temperature increase and thermal management is indispensable to keep temperature in an appropriate level. In this paper, a coupled Lattice Boltzmann-Finite Volume model for the three-dimensional transient thermal analysis of an air-cooled Li-ion battery module is presented. As it has already been successfully used to deal with several fluid-dynamics problems, the Lattice Boltzmann method is selected for its simpler boundary condition implementation and complete parallel computing, which make this approach promising for such applications. The standard Lattice Boltzmann method, here used only for the fluid-dynamic evolution, is coupled with a Finite Volume approach for solving the energy equation and recovering the temperature field throughout the whole domain (air, aluminum and battery). This coupled approach allows having a fully reliable control of the transients in conjugate heat transfer problems without introducing any simplification on…
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