Building Simulation: An International Journal

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Modeling and matching performance of a hybrid-power gas engine heat pump system with continuously variable transmission


HPGHP, energy management strategy, continuously variable transmission, logic threshold control method


Based on the steady-state efficiency of the engine and the motor and characteristic curve of Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery, an energy management strategy is proposed for a coaxial parallel hybrid-power gas engine heat pump (HPGHP) with V-belt continuously variable transmission (CVT) by using logic threshold approach to control the dynamical transitions between the various operation modes. The torque distribution between engine and motor, and CVT ratio are regulated through predetermined optimal operation lines of hybrid powertrain system in different operations. The results demonstrate that the energy management strategy can satisfy heat pump demand performance and reduce gas consumption effectively, as well as keep battery state of charge (SOC) in reasonable range. The average thermal efficiency of driving system in three main operating modes is 3.8%, 1.9% and 2.5% higher than that of multi-stage transmission system respectively, indicating that the system has better energy saving performance.


Tsinghua University Press