Hybrid Electric Vehicle Simulation Using GT-SUITE

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Simulation Using GT Power

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A Quick Overview

Vehicles with IC engines have become a staple for everyday life. There are more vehicles on the roads than ever before. As common as these vehicles are, they have one primary downside - Harmful emissions. According to the EPA or the Environment Protection Agency, the global transportation industry contributes almost 14% of the greenhouse emissions. Due to this, a huge amount of research is being done on refining IC Engines in making them more fuel-efficient. But, IC Engines have reached a certain stagnation point where any more research or development isn't possible. In fact, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes Benz has claimed that it has stopped any further development of IC Engines. The company wants to focus on developing electric vehicles. But, electric vehicles are not without their own demerits. With these in mind, the Hybrid electric vehicles were developed. The Hybrid Vehicles are a culmination of the best of both worlds. These vehicles have an IC engine drivetrain and an Electric drivetrain.

The course work is designed to touch all the fundamental knowledge that one is expected to know before going deep into HEV development.

In this course, you will be learning about 

  • Introduction to HEVs- This is an introductory video that aims at setting you in pace with HEVs. We’ll answer the question- What are HEVs? Why do we use HEVs? and What are the classifications of HEVs?
  • Introduction to Battery Electric Vehicles and batteries- In this video, we will explain the classifications of Electric Vehicles. We will then proceed to discuss what Battery Electric Vehicles are, and the need to develop BEVs. We will discuss the concept of Degree Of Hybridisation or DOH and proceed to explain how lithium-ion batteries work.
  • Understanding series, parallel and series-parallel HEVs- Here, we will explain what a power train is and have an in-depth explanation of the classification of HEVs based on Powertrain.
  • Objectives of modelling and simulation- We will have a brief discussion on what modeling and simulation are. We will then proceed on to talk about the various types of simulations.
  • Introduction to GT-SUITE - In this video, we will give you an introduction to the  GT-SUITE GUI.
  • Development of P0P4 hybrid electric vehicle simulation model- In this video, we will discuss the various templates that are used in the model. We will then explain the parameters used to define the templates. In the end, we will change the drive cycle conditions for the model and set it for simulation.
  • Analysis of simulation results and conclusion- In this video, we will run the simulation of the 1D model and have a discussion on the results we obtain.


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1Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle

In this video we will touch upon the topic- What is a Hybrid Electric Vehicle?. It is vital that a student have knowledge on this topic before proceeding on with the course. In this video we will be covering-

● Introduction to BEVs

● Requirement of HEVs

● Classification of HEVs

○ Classification based on powertrain

○ Classification based on degree of hybridisation


2Introduction to Battery Electric Vehicles and Batteries.

Once we have a fair understanding of what a HEV is, we will move on to BEVs or Battery Electric Vehicles. Since most HEVs have a battery powertrain, it is vital that a student familiarises this topic. In this video we will be covering-

What are BEVs?

Degree of hybridisation

Components of BEVs

What are batteries?

Construction and Working of Lithium ion batteries

3Understanding Series, Parallel and Series-Parallel HEVs.

There are many classifications of HEVs. Since, the classification based on Powertrain is the most widely used, we will be covering it in depth.

● What is a powertrain?

● Classification of HEV based on powertrain.

● Explanation of Series HEV

● Explanation of Parallel HEV

● Explanation of Series-Parallel HEV

4Objectives of Modelling and Simulation

The course is oriented towards “Simulation” of an HEV model. Most of us know what a 3D or 2D model/ simulation is. But,  GT-SUITE is primarily a 1D modelling/simulation software suite. So, in this video, we will be having a discussion on the many types of simulation and the specifics behind it. We will be covering-

● What is modeling? What is the importance of modeling?

● What is simulation?

● Importance and examples of simulation

● Types of simulation

● What is the Navier-Stoke equation and how does  GT-SUITE solve it?

5Introduction to GT-SUITE

In this session, we will be showing you how to open  GT-SUITE and explain the various features of the software. We will be covering-

What are the applications of  GT-SUITE?

Softwares provided in  GT-SUITE

Resources available in  GT-SUITE

Templates. Models, and Examples in GT-SUITE,

6Development of P0P4 HEV model.

During this week, we will be importing an HEV model in  GT-SUITE and explain the templates used in the model. 

● The basic theory behind IC engines and electric motors. 

● How to import a P0P4 model into  GT-SUITE

● What are the various templates used in the P0P4 model?

● What are the parameters used to define the templates?

● Changing of the vehicle drive cycle.

● Case setup


7Analysis of simulation results and conclusion

This is the final chapter of the course. Here, we will take a look at the results we have obtained from the simulation.  In this chapter, we will be covering-

● Modifications that can be done in case setup

● “Maximum Simulation Duration Time” option


● How to access simulation graphs and results

● Report generation

● How to study and correlate simulation graphs.

● Vehicle state and supervisory controls.



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  • The course is designed for beginners. All Mechanical & Electrical Engineering students and freshers can take this course
  • Third and final year engineering students, Master’s students or even Phd students who are willing to use analysis tools in their projects can opt for this course.



 GT-SUITE is the industry-standard engine performance simulation, used by all major engine manufacturers and vehicle OEMs.  GT-SUITE is used to predict engine performance quantities such as power, torque, airflow, volumetric efficiency, fuel consumption, turbocharger performance, and matching, and pumping losses, to name just a few.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who can take your course?

Undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students and freshers from Mechanical, Automobile, Electrical and Electronics engineering disciplines can enroll for this course.

2What is included in your course?

This short course covers the fundamentals of hybrid electric vehicles, their types, and modeling using  GT-SUITE. The learners will get a very basic idea about hybrid powertrain architecture and 1D simulation of P0P4 hybrid configuration.

3What will the student gain from your course?

 The students will know the technological developments in the automobile industry and know how to start learning using modeling and simulation. The students will gain knowledge related to both theory and  GT-SUITE software tool. 

4What software skills are you teaching and how well are these tools used in the industry?

In this short course,  GT-SUITE is selected to demonstrate the operation of a hybrid electric vehicle.  GT-SUITE is one of the most popular software tools for vehicle level modeling and simulation.

5What is the real world application for the tools and techniques will you teach in this course?

Students can apply the fundamentals learned during this short course to make the first step to get into the automotive electrification domain. Modeling and simulation of hybrid electric vehicle is essential step for the design and development of various subsystems and components of powertrain.

6Which companies use these techniques and for what?

All automotive OEM and Tier 1 & Tier 2 companies apply their efforts for modeling and simulation from the beginning of the product life cycle. 

7How is your course going to help me in my path to MS or PhD?

This short course can give you basic ideas about challenges involved in the hybrid electric vehicle and therefore it can help you to define problem statements in higher studies. 

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