Compact Car Regenerative Drive Systems: Electrical or Hydraulic

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dc.contributor.author Lai, Quinn
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-28T19:55:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-28T19:55:03Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/39402
dc.description The Tower is an official publication of the Georgia Tech Board of Student Publications and is sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the Price Gilbert Memorial Library System. This article is from Volume 2. en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of the research is to address the power density issue of electric hybrids and energy density issue of hydraulic hybrids by designing a drive system. The drive system will utilize new enabling technologies such as the INNAS Floating Cup pump/pump motors and the Toshiba Super Charge Ion Batteries (SCiB). The proposed architecture initially included a hydraulic-electric system, where the high power braking power is absorbed by the hydraulic system while energy is slowly transferred from both the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) drive train and the hydraulic drive train to the electric accumulator for storage. Simulations were performed to demonstrate the control method for the hydraulic system with in-hub pump motors. Upon preliminary analysis it is concluded that the electric system alone is sufficient. The final design is an electric system that consists of four in-hub motors. Analysis is performed on the system and MATLAB Simulink is used to simulate the full system. It is concluded that the electric system has no need for a frictional braking system if the Toshiba SCiBs were used. The regenerative braking system will be able to provide an energy saving from 25% to 30% under the simulated conditions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program ; Price Gilbert Memorial Library System. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Tower. Volume 2 en_US
dc.subject Regenerative braking en_US
dc.subject Electric cars en_US
dc.subject Drive systems en_US
dc.title Compact Car Regenerative Drive Systems: Electrical or Hydraulic en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.advisor Wayne J. Book, School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


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