Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-2538
2001-08-20

Honda Insight Validation Using PSAT 2001-01-2538

Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), working with the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV), maintains hybrid vehicle simulation software: the PNGV System Analysis Toolkit (PSAT). The importance of component models and the complexity involved in setting up optimized control strategies require validation of the models and controls developed in PSAT. Using ANL's Advanced Powertrain Test Facilities (APTF), more than 50 tests on the Honda Insight were used to validate the PSAT drivetrain configuration. Extensive instrumentation, including the half-shaft torque sensor, provides the data needed for through comparison of model results and test data. In this paper, we will first describe the process and the type of test used to validate the models. Then we will explain the tuning of the simulated vehicle control strategy, based on the analysis of the differences between test and simulation. Finally, we will demonstrate the validation of the PSAT Insight component models and control strategy using Hybrid Electrical Vehicles (HEV) test data. (AUTHOR: Define HEV?)

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