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ISSN: 2167-7670

Advances in Automobile Engineering
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Research Article

Design, Modeling and Development of a Serial Hybrid Motorcycle with HCCI Engine

Yuh-Yih Wu1, Chen Duan2, Kai-Xian Hong1, Hsien-Chi Tsai1 and Craig J Hoff2*
1Department of Vehicle Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Sec.3, Zhongxiao E.Rd., Taipei 10608, Taiwan
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kettering University, USA
*Corresponding Author : Craig J Hoff
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kettering University, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received June 18, 2013; Accepted August 29, 2013; Published September 04, 2013
Citation: Wu YY, Duan C, Hong KX, Tsai HC, Hoff CJ (2013) Design, Modeling and Development of a Serial Hybrid Motorcycle with HCCI Engine. Adv Automob Eng 2:104. doi: 10.4172/2167-7670.1000104
Copyright: © 2013 Wu YY, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

This paper discusses the design, modeling, and development of small motorcycle equipped with a HCCI engine in an series hybrid configuration. A mathematical model was developed using MATLAB/Simulink and used to size the powertrain components and to predict fuel economy. A conventional 125 cc spark ignition engine was modified to run in HCCI combustion mode and integrated into a prototype vehicle. Dual-fuel and external EGR strategies were used to upgrade the engine speed and torque capabilities of the engine to meet the requirements of the powertrain. An electrical generator, hub-motor, battery pack and other power electronics devices were used to form the electrical system for the vehicle. The advantages of the proposed design compared to the original motorcycle with SI engine and CVT transmission are: 1) a reduction in noxious emissions due to the HCCI combustion, and 2) higher fuel economy in city driving because of the HCCI engine and series hybrid powertrain. Fuel economy was measured by driving the motorcycle on a chassis dynamometer using a sequence of ECE-40 driving cycles. The overall fuel economy was measured to be 73.7km/L which represents a 139.3% increase in fuel economy over the baseline vehicle.

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