Reproducibility and repeatability of hybrid propulsion systems operation indexes in test conditions
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Publication date: 2016-05-01
Combustion Engines 2016,165(2), 21–32
The analysis of driving tests repeatability is an important issue in terms of measuring the parameters determining operating conditions of the engine and the vehicle. Most of the typical tests apply to powertrains systems or entire vehicles. This paper undertakes the issue of practical evaluation of the tests repeatability on test stands equipped with a hybrid drive system. A high reproducibility of driving tests using only the accelerator pedal settings was obtained. Also a significant battery charge level influence on the repeatability of selected parameters of the hybrid drive system in driving tests was proved. Such dependence on the level of battery charge was demonstrated for the vehicle speed, combustion engine speed and the degree of the combustion engine utilization, affecting at the same time the operating conditions of the electric motor.