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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 929701, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/929701
Research Article

Research and Simulation of the Electrical Vehicle Based Dynamical System

Department of Applied Geoinformatics, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science, Tainan 717, Taiwan

Received 1 June 2014; Accepted 4 September 2014

Academic Editor: Teen-Hang Meen

Copyright © 2015 Ko-Chun Chen and Hsin-Yi Shih. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study developed a dynamic model of electric vehicle system by using the MATLAB/Simulink tool. The vehicle model comprises two system components: an electrical system and a suspension system. This study also designed various road conditions for simulating the motion of vehicle traveling along a road. The results show that the electrical and suspension system parameters can be adjusted immediately to enhance passenger comfort. The findings of this research have practical teaching applications. Students can modify the vehicle model parameters byes using the MATLAB graphical user interface, allowing them to observe the motion of vehicle under various road conditions.