Simulation, design, and verification of an electrified bicycle energy model

Matt Barnes, Sean Brennan

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Abstract

Vehicle electrification is an increasingly popular design strategy for improving efficiency and reducing operating costs. This study uses an experimental and model-based approach to quickly and easily predict and optimize the efficiency of an electric bicycle system based on selection of critical parameters, including motor efficiency curves, rider behavior, mass, aerodynamics, and tire performance. The model is used to guide the construction of an electrified bicycle system to achieve the highest energy consumption performance among design alternatives. Tests of power consumption in actual usage show good agreement between the design predictions and measured performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012
Pages875-880
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012 - Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2012Oct 19 2012

Publication series

NameASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityFort Lauderdale, FL
Period10/17/1210/19/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Barnes, M., & Brennan, S. (2012). Simulation, design, and verification of an electrified bicycle energy model. In ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012 (pp. 875-880). (ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Joint with the JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, DSCC 2012-MOVIC 2012; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8766