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author = {von, Srbik MT and Martinez-Botas, R},
title = {Vehicle Optimisation for Regenerative Brake Energy Maximisation},
url = {},
year = {2012}

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AB - Regenerative braking is an effective method to increase the driving range of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and to reduce overall vehicle fuel consumption. This paper presents the potential savings due to regenerative braking and the resulting driving range extension. A Cooperative Regenerative Braking Strategy (CRBS) Matlab/Simulink environment has been developed. The regenerative energy and efficiency are evaluated for given driving cycle time-trace and vehicle component configuration in a flexible simulation platform architecture containing reduced-order component models.The paper focuses on vehicle configuration comparison and quantification including economic considerations. A sensitivity study yielded the isolated dependency of regeneration efficiency performance on several parameters, in decreasing order of impact: electric machine efficiency, drive type, power train configuration, brake torque application, shifting strategy, air resistance and vehicle mass. The resulting significance to improvements of the overall vehicle includes the likelihood of advances in the respective technologies.Optimum configurations for specific vehicle types and driving scenarios have been devised and potential savings due to CRBS implementation quantified; pointing towards the great significance of vehicle configuration optimisation for a particular application rather than the broadest customer base possible.Future projections in terms of Carbon Dioxide emission reduction due to regenerative braking and component optimisation (up to 40%) were made. The likelihood of technology advances and acceleration of innovation market diffusion following consumption trends were taken into account.Barriers to quick market implementation were explored, including initial capital investment, consumer reluctance to change, and marketing difficulties. Future development challenges in the Hybrid vehicle industry are discussed.
AU - von,Srbik MT
AU - Martinez-Botas,R
PY - 2012///
TI - Vehicle Optimisation for Regenerative Brake Energy Maximisation
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ER -