Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-20-2019

Abstract

A hybrid electric tracked ground vehicle (HETGV) can reduce military fuel usage, however a review of current tools determined they are not suitable to estimate HEGTV performance. Based on topographic data and vehicle attributes, this research developed an estimation tool by creating a model to determine tracked vehicle energy and fuel requirements, and using these requirements, created a HEGTV cost and performance optimisation for the Bradley fighting vehicle energy system. The optimised design reduced fuel consumption by 15%, and met the vehicle's peak power requirement of 365 kW, with a recommended configuration of a 135 kW generator and 100 kWh battery, and an estimated drivetrain and fuel cost of $155,000. This analysis concludes by articulating the operational and tactical impacts of increased fuel efficiency.

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The publisher version of record for this article is available at InderscienceOnline:
McWhirter, T. E., Wagner, T. J., Stubbs, J. E., Rizzo, D. M., & Williams, J. B. (2020). Tracked vehicle physics-based energy modelling and series hybrid system optimisation for the Bradley fighting vehicle. International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, 12(1), 1. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEHV.2020.104271

Published by Inderscience Publishers Ltd. This is an Open Access Article distributed under the CC BY license. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

DOI

10.1504/IJEHV.2020.104271

Source Publication

International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

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