Hardware-in-the-loop evaluation of electric vehicle drives

J. M. Apsley, E. Varrone, N. Schofield

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    There is an increasing demand for electric vehicles, because of the need to reduce exhaust gas pollutants and carbon emissions. The electric motor technology for the drive motor has prompted considerable debate, since the optimum solution depends both on motor properties but also on technology readiness. The hardware-in-the loop emulator mimics the behaviour of the vehicle, providing a test environment to evaluate potential drive motors experimentally. Because the vehicle efficiency depends on how it is driven, standard vehicle drive cycles are used to provide benchmark comparisons. Vehicle kinematics are represented by a vehicle model, using a mechanically coupled load machine to apply the calculated model torque to the motor under test. The principles of operation of the test rig are demonstrated by comparing an industrial induction machine and permanent magnet motor in terms of energy consumption and controllability; experimental results are presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications|IET Conf Publ
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
    ISBN (Print)9781849192316
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event5th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2010 - Brighton
    Duration: 1 Jul 2010 → …


    Conference5th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, PEMD 2010
    Period1/07/10 → …


    • CAN
    • Electric vehicle emulation
    • Hardware-in-the-loop


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