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Modeling of Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle in Modelica: Architecture and Drive Cycle Simulation

Sara Sigfridsson
Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden

Lixiang Li
Modelon Inc, USA

Håkan Runvik
Modelon SE, Sweden

Jesse Gohl
Modelon Inc, USA

Antonin Joly
Modelon KK, Japan

Kristian Soltesz
Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden

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Published in: Proceedings of the 2nd Japanese Modelica Conference, Tokyo, Japan, May 17-18, 2018

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 148:13, p. 91-98

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Published: 2019-02-21

ISBN: 978-91-7685-266-8

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


This paper highlights recent development of fuel cell hybrid vehicle (FCHV) models using the Fuel Cell Library (FCL), the Vehicle Dynamics Library (VDL), and Electrification Library (EL) from Modelon. A flexible model architecture is implemented to support physical modeling of such large scale, multi-domain vehicle system. The top-level model consists of a hydrogen fuel cell subsystem with detailed power characteristics and humidification, a hybrid powertrain including battery, converter and electric motor, a vehicle model with chassis and brakes, and a driver model. Drive cycle simulations are performed using these models to analyze system dynamics under different operating conditions.


fuel cell, hybrid vehicle, vehicle modeling, drive cycle simulation


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