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Title: FASTSim: A Model to Estimate Vehicle Efficiency, Cost and Performance

Abstract

The Future Automotive Systems Technology Simulator (FASTSim) is a high-level advanced vehicle powertrain systems analysis tool supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office. FASTSim provides a quick and simple approach to compare powertrains and estimate the impact of technology improvements on light- and heavy-duty vehicle efficiency, performance, cost, and battery batches of real-world drive cycles. FASTSim’s calculation framework and balance among detail, accuracy, and speed enable it to simulate thousands of driven miles in minutes. The key components and vehicle outputs have been validated by comparing the model outputs to test data for many different vehicles to provide confidence in the results. A graphical user interface makes FASTSim easy and efficient to use. FASTSim is freely available for download from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s website (see www.nrel.gov/fastsim).

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1215111
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5400-63623
Journal ID: ISSN 0148--7191
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 1; Conference: SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition, 21-23 April 2015, Detroit, Michigan; Related Information: Posted with permission
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; FASTSIM; FUTURE AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY SIMULATOR; POWERTRAIN ANALYSIS; ANALYSIS TOOL; TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENT

Citation Formats

Brooker, A., Gonder, J., Wang, L., Wood, E., Lopp, S., and Ramroth, L. FASTSim: A Model to Estimate Vehicle Efficiency, Cost and Performance. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.4271/2015-01-0973.
Brooker, A., Gonder, J., Wang, L., Wood, E., Lopp, S., & Ramroth, L. FASTSim: A Model to Estimate Vehicle Efficiency, Cost and Performance. United States. doi:10.4271/2015-01-0973.
Brooker, A., Gonder, J., Wang, L., Wood, E., Lopp, S., and Ramroth, L. Mon . "FASTSim: A Model to Estimate Vehicle Efficiency, Cost and Performance". United States. doi:10.4271/2015-01-0973. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1215111.
@article{osti_1215111,
title = {FASTSim: A Model to Estimate Vehicle Efficiency, Cost and Performance},
author = {Brooker, A. and Gonder, J. and Wang, L. and Wood, E. and Lopp, S. and Ramroth, L.},
abstractNote = {The Future Automotive Systems Technology Simulator (FASTSim) is a high-level advanced vehicle powertrain systems analysis tool supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office. FASTSim provides a quick and simple approach to compare powertrains and estimate the impact of technology improvements on light- and heavy-duty vehicle efficiency, performance, cost, and battery batches of real-world drive cycles. FASTSim’s calculation framework and balance among detail, accuracy, and speed enable it to simulate thousands of driven miles in minutes. The key components and vehicle outputs have been validated by comparing the model outputs to test data for many different vehicles to provide confidence in the results. A graphical user interface makes FASTSim easy and efficient to use. FASTSim is freely available for download from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s website (see www.nrel.gov/fastsim).},
doi = {10.4271/2015-01-0973},
journal = {},
issn = {0148--7191},
number = ,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}

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