Task and Mark distribution:

You are asked to design and engineer a fully battery electric powertrain in order to meet some specific design criteria using model based design approach. The specification of the vehicle is as follows:

Mass : 1000kg + [the last 3 digits of your SID]

Total aerodynamic drag coefficient: 0.3

Tire size: 185/65R14

The rolling resistance is 0.015

The typical efficiency maps for different types of electromotors are given as attached files in AULA.

The vehicle is required to have an acceleration of 8 s for 0-100km/h in horizontal road.

In the following brief MD is Motor-Drive and VD is Vehicle Dynamics.

According to the serial hybrid architecture, evaluate the required specification for the motor(S), transmission, generator and battery. For each section, take in to the account the followings:

1)Motor-drive(s): (10%)

Calculate the required rating power for motor-drive based on the required acceleration time, find the transmission ratio and also the number and the type of the connection of motor to the wheels.

For the selected motor-drive, your report should comprised:

The calculation (procedure of selection)

Brand of selected moror

Type (IM, SMPM, IMPM,…)

Required DC voltage supply

Rated power

Rated torque

Maximum speed

Base speed

Maximum current

Hint: You need to calculate the required power based on the formulas given in lectures.

2)Battery: (20%)

Based on the required DC voltage and power requirements of the selected motor-drive(s), design the battery pack. The final design of the battery pack should comprise the following items:

The calculation process for battery selection (Relevant to each of the following items)

The type of battery cells used in the battery pack

The number of battery cells in parallel and series configuration

The capacity of the whole battery in Ah

Show the characteristic maps of cell and battery ( and )

Calculate the maximum attainable current of battery

Hint: The voltage of battery pack is dictated by the MD requirement, also the battery should be able to provide at least the maximum current (and power) needed by the electro motor.

3)Powertrain model development : (40%)

Based on the selected items (motor-drive and battery) and other technical properties of vehicle, develop a proper model in MATLAB/Simulink comprising MD/VD. Your model should comprises of the followings block/considerations:

Motor-drive block based on efficiency map modelling approach, use the scaling method to fit the typical efficiency maps to the selected MD

Battey model (Use a simple R-int modelling approach), assume that initial SoC of battery is 90%

Tire model and vehicle dynamics block

Take into the account the efficiency of transmission (between engine and generator/between MD and tyres, if needed)

After developing the model, you should test the developed model based on the following conditions; Apply maximum torque command to the MD, plot the desired diagrams and find the characteristics based on model result.

Plot the V-t plot

Plot the SoC-t plot

Plot the i-t plot (Battery current vs. time)

The maximum attainable speed

The 0-100km/h acceleration

Hint: For each model block, discuss the modelling approach and support your modelling report by the proper governing equations. Also, discuss the results and try to support your discussion by proper sensitivity analysis i.e., how changing in different parameters can affect the final results (max speed and acceleration).

4)Model simulation under driving cycle (30%)

Considering the vehicle is utilized just with a regenerative brake, use a proper PI or PID controller and tune the parameters to control the vehicle longitude speed to track a predefined speed profile (Driver model).

Using the FTP-75 (Federal Test Procedure) as the setpoint for vehicle speed, report the followings:

Plot the generated torque of motor as a function of time

Plot the MD current as a function of time

Plot the level of SoC as a function of time

Calculate the energy consumption (kWh/100 km) based on the cycle result.

Calculate the milage of vehicle based on the driving cycle. (You may need to expand the cycle so that the charge in the battery reaches 0%)

You need to describe each plot and discuss the result.

Modelling considerations:

The software to be used is MATLAB/Simulink

The starting capacity of the battery for the drive cycle is 90%

Report considerations

This is an engineering report requiring adequate formatting.

Marks will be allocated for referenced material and appropriate discussion. Estimations of fuel consumption and acceleration results according to literature will not be accepted. The motor/generator efficiency maps should be considered based on the maps provided in AULA. ALL results must be referenced from your submitted models. Battery SOC must be demonstrated how it is changing during the drive cycle as without it the model is considered incomplete. Every objective component must be clearly identified in the report. All relevant data must be in the report for marking.

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