The Performance Analysis and Cost Modeling technology area is devoted to understanding the effect of vehicle wide system architectures and the impact that proposed hydrogen storage systems have on vehicle performance, including the ability to meet drive cycle requirements. This team utilizes a design of experiment and robust optimization strategy to identify system architectures and various hybridization schemes to meet the demanding fuel requirements based on standard drive cycles.
Customized vehicle system models as well as cost and forecourt analysis models are employed to reflect vehicle performance, cost and fuel requirements for real-world operating scenarios. This team also utilized existing DOE hydrogen production, distribution models and greenhouse gas models to gain an understanding of the life cycle impacts of various storage system designs and is currently developing system architectures and various hybridization schemes to meet the demanding fuel requirements based on standard drive cycles.
H2SE includes both the automotive OEMs General Motors and Ford along with a fuel cell system manufacturer and integrator United Technologies to identify acceptable system platforms and layouts that will yield realistic outcomes in system performance and manufacturing cost analysis.