System level validation of an Electrical Bus Fleet Simulator

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates the potential of a developed simulation tool for electric vehicle systems to replicate the real life operational activity of a bus line using techno-economic studies. The system level concept represents holistic view of the bus operation and charging infrastructure, including different operational conditions such as current traffic, stop frequencies and stopping times. The proposed simulation tool is built in a modular way, including modules for vehicle dynamics, routes, charging infrastructure and related conditions. The modules interact with various parameters in a simulation loop to illustrate the operation of electric vehicle systems. To evaluate the performance of the designed system tool a test simulation example of an actual bus line running in Helsinki, Finland is employed. The obtained results show that the simulated transient energy consumptions and powertrain power, as well as actualised bus schedules, are very close to the empirical measurements, which prove the efficiency of the tool and its great potential to simulate complex road transportation scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventIEEE VPPC, Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference 2019 - Hanoi, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 14 Oct 201917 Oct 2019
https://vppc2019.org/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE VPPC, Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleVPPC 19
CountryViet Nam
CityHanoi
Period14/10/1917/10/19
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Simulators
Electric vehicles
Powertrains
Energy utilization
Economics

Keywords

  • vehicle simulation
  • transportation
  • electric bus
  • system-level validation

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Anttila, J., Todorov, Y., Ranta, M., & Pihlatie, M. (Accepted/In press). System level validation of an Electrical Bus Fleet Simulator. Paper presented at IEEE VPPC, Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference 2019, Hanoi, Viet Nam.
Anttila, Joel ; Todorov, Yancho ; Ranta, Mikaela ; Pihlatie, Mikko. / System level validation of an Electrical Bus Fleet Simulator. Paper presented at IEEE VPPC, Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference 2019, Hanoi, Viet Nam.
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Anttila, J, Todorov, Y, Ranta, M & Pihlatie, M 2019, 'System level validation of an Electrical Bus Fleet Simulator' Paper presented at IEEE VPPC, Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference 2019, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 14/10/19 - 17/10/19, .

System level validation of an Electrical Bus Fleet Simulator. / Anttila, Joel; Todorov, Yancho; Ranta, Mikaela; Pihlatie, Mikko.

2019. Paper presented at IEEE VPPC, Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference 2019, Hanoi, Viet Nam.

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Anttila J, Todorov Y, Ranta M, Pihlatie M. System level validation of an Electrical Bus Fleet Simulator. 2019. Paper presented at IEEE VPPC, Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference 2019, Hanoi, Viet Nam.