Test Bench for Emulating Electric-Drive Vehicle Systems Using Equivalent Vehicle Rotational Inertia


In this paper, a new approach for emulating an electric-drive vehicle (EDV) system on a test bench setup consisting of a dynamometer, flywheel, and an electric propulsion unit is investigated. The equivalent rotational inertia of a vehicle is used to obtain a suitable control method based on vehicle and test bench dynamics. MATLAB/Simulink is used to model the test bench and simulate the control scheme for a standard driving schedule. Moreover, the effect of eliminating the large flywheel from the test model is investigated and changes to the control scheme are discussed. Simulation results of both cases are presented and compared. The results obtained from MATLAB/Simulink are validated using the ADVISOR software and found to be almost the same with minor deviations.

Meeting Name

IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (2013: Feb. 22-23, Champaign, IL)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

ADVISOR Software; Control Methods; Control Schemes; Electric-Drive Vehicles; MATLAB/Simulink; New Approaches; Rotational Inertia; Test Benches; Electric Propulsion; Flywheels; Wheels; Vehicles; Torque; Mathematical Model; Vehicle Dynamcs; Actuators; Software Packages; Dynamometers; Electric Drives; Electric Vehicles

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1467356022; 978-1467356015

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Feb 2013