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Modeling, simulation and experimental verification of an electric bicycle with regenerative braking

2012, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University, Fenn College of Engineering.
Electric bicycles are widely available in user markets. However their use as a daily
commuting vehicle is limited due to the need for frequent recharging. This thesis focuses
on the mathematical modeling of electrical bicycle with regenerative breaking. Basic bond
graphs methods are discussed here to develop state space models for mechatronic systems. A
bond graph based mathematical model of an electric bicycle with regeneration is developed in
this thesis. Mathematical models are tested in simulation, generating different road scenarios.
Parameters required for the simulation are calculated using an experimental setup. The
thesis shows the capability of bond graphs to assist in calculations for regenerative charging.
The main focus of this thesis is to evaluate simulation models against a prototype. Simulation
results and road testing of the prototype indicate the regenerative braking is not only feasible,
but an advantage to implement in an electric bicycle. It is shown that the distance between
battery recharge is improved by as much as 10% depending on riding conditions.
Hanz Richter (Committee Chair)
Daniel Simon (Committee Member)
Ana Stankovic (Committee Member)
145 p.

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