Browse Publications Technical Papers 2020-01-0857
2020-04-14

FCEV Performance Assessment - Electrochemical Fuel Cell and Battery Modelling on Vehicle Level 2020-01-0857

Fuel cell electric vehicles are a promising technology to create CO2- neutral mobility. Model-based development approaches are key to reduce costs and to raise efficiencies. A model on vehicle system level is discussed that balances the need of physical depth and computational performance. The vehicle model comprises the domains of mechanics, electrics, thermodynamics, cooling and controls. Detailed models of the fuel cell and battery are presented as a part of the system model. The models apply electrochemical approaches and spatial resolutions up to 3D. The models of both components are validated via 3D reference simulations showing a seamless parameter transfer between system level and CFD-based simulations. The validity of the vehicle model, including the electrochemical components, is demonstrated by simulating the Toyota Mirai vehicle. Simulation results of an NEDC are compared to measurements. The added value of the high-resolved fuel and battery models is shown by insights gathered from selected WLTP driving phases.

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