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A new Modelica Electric and Hybrid Power Trains library

Massimo Ceraolo
DESTEC Department, University of Pisa, Italy

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Published in: Proceedings of the 11th International Modelica Conference, Versailles, France, September 21-23, 2015

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 118:84, s. 785-794

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Published: 2015-09-18

ISBN: 978-91-7685-955-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper describes a new library proposed for simulation of electric and drive vehicle power trains.

Since is a “first approach” library, it does not make usage of the Vehicle Interface Library. It does not overlap with that library, except for minor parts, since the proposed models of electric drives and battery are much more detailed than the simple examples available in the Vehicle Interfaces Library.

This library is fully compatible with both Dymola 2015 and OpenModelica 1.9.2. It is available under the Modelica License 2, and presented at the 11th Modelica International Conference.


Power Train; Electric drive; Model; Synchronous machine; Asynchronous machine; mapbased model; Electric Vehicle; Hybrid Vehicle; Powersplit device.


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