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FASTSim Publications

These publications provide examples of how FASTSim can be used to evaluate real-world vehicle efficiency, compare powertrains, assess component improvements, or conduct other types of vehicle analyses.

  1. Modelling Energy Consumption of Electric Freight Vehicles in Urban Pickup/Delivery Operations: Analysis and Estimation on a Real-World Dataset
    Authors: C. Fiori and V. Marzano
    Journal: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (December 2018)

  2. Impact of Battery Performance on Total Cost of Ownership for Electric Drive Vehicle
    Authors: P. Prevedouros and L. Mitropoulos
    Conference: International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (November 2018)

  3. Navigation Application Programming Interface Route Fuel Saving Opportunity Assessment on Large-Scale Real-World Travel Data for Conventional Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
    Authors: L. Zhu, J. Holden, and J. Gonder
    Journal: Transportation Research Record (October 2018)

  4. A Study on Opportune Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions via Adoption of Electric Drive Vehicles in Light-Duty Vehicle Fleets
    Authors: K. Laberteaux and K. Hamza
    Journal: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (August 2018)

  5. Microscopic Series Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Consumption Model: Model Development and Validation
    Authors: C. Fioria, K. Ahnb, and H. Rakhac
    Journal: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (August 2018)

  6. Future Automotive Systems Technology Simulator (FASTSim) Validation Report
    Authors: J. Gonder, A. Brooker, E. Wood, and M. Moniot
    Report: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (July 2018)

  7. Light-Duty Vehicle Attribute Projections (Years 2015–2030)
    Authors: E. Kontou, M. Melaina, and A. Brooker
    Report: California Energy Commission report prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (July 2018)

  8. Quantifying the Mobility and Energy Benefits of Automated Mobility Districts Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation
    Authors: L. Zhu, V. Garikapati, Y. Chen, Y. Hou, H. Abdul Aziz, and S. Young
    Conference: International Conference on Transportation and Development: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Safety (July 2018)

  9. Modeling and Simulation of Automated Mobility Districts
    Authors: V. Garikapati
    Conference: U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review (June 2018)

  10. EVLibSim: A Tool for the Simulation of Electric Vehicles' Charging Stations Using the EVLib Library
    Authors: E. Rigas, S. Karapostolakis, N. Bassiliades, and S. Ramchurn
    Journal: Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (June 2018)

  11. Total Thermal Management of Battery Electric Vehicles
    Authors: S. Chowdhury, L. Leitzel, M. Zima, M. Santacesaria, G. Titov, J. Lustbader, J. Rugh, J. Winkler, A. Khawaja, and M. Govindarajalu
    Conference: CO2 Reduction for Transportation Systems Conference (June 2018)

  12. Forecasting the Value of Battery Electric Vehicles Compared to Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles: the Influence of Driving Range and Battery Technology
    Authors: J. Woo and C. Magee
    Report: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (May 2018)

  13. Electric Drive Technologies Development
    Author: C. Zhu
    Report: FY 2017 Annual Progress Report, Electric Drive Technologies Development, High-Efficiency High-Density GaN-Based 6.6 kW Bidirectional On-Board Charger for PEVs (May 2018)

  14. A Study on Optimal Powertrain Sizing of Plugin Hybrid Vehicles for Minimizing Criteria Emissions Associated with Cold Starts
    Author: K. Hamza and K. Laberteaux
    Conference: SAE World Congress (April 2018)

  15. Determining Off-Cycle Fuel Economy Benefits of Two-Layer HVAC Technology
    Authors: F. Jehlik, N. Chevers, M. Moniot, and Y. Song
    Technical Paper: SAE International (April 2018)

  16. Cooperative and Integrated Vehicle and Intersection Control for Energy Efficiency (CIVIC-E²)
    Authors: Y. Hou, S. Seliman, E. Wang, J. Gonder, E. Wood, Q. He, A. Sadek, L. Su, and C. Qiao
    Journal: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (February 2018)
  17. Modelling the Effect of Driving Events on Electrical Vehicles Energy Consumption Using Inertial Sensors in Smartphones
    Authors: D. Jiménez, S. Hernández, J. Fraile-Ardanuy, J. Serrano, R. Fernández, and F. &Aactue;lvarez
    Journal: Energies (February 2018)
  18. Increasing the Fuel Economy of Connected and Autonomous Lithium-Ion Electrified Vehicles
    Authors: Z. Asher, D. Trinko, and T. Bradley
    Book: Behaviour of Lithium-Ion Batteries in Electric Vehicle (February 2018)
  1. Technology Comparison for Spark Ignition Engines of New Generation
    Authors: M. De Cesare, N. Cavina, and L. Paiano
    Journal: SAE International Journal of Engines (September 2017)
  2. In-Use Energy and CO2 Emissions Impact of a Plug-In Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicle Based on Real-World Driving
    Authors: Y. Chen, K. Hu, J. Zhao, G. Li, J. Johnson, and J. Zietsman
    Journal: International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (August 2017)
  3. Green Routing Fuel Saving Opportunity Assessment: A Case Study on California Large-Scale Real-World Travel Data
    Authors: L. Zhu, J. Holden, E. Wood, and J. Gonder
    Conference: IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (June 2017)
  4. Plug-in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: A California Case Study
    Authors: B. Lane, B.  Shaffer, and G. Samuelsen
    Journal: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (May 2017)
  5. Highlighting the Differential Benefit in Greenhouse Gas Reduction via Adoption of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles for Different Patterns of Real Driving
    Authors: K. Laberteaux and K. Hamza
    Conference: SAE World Conference (April 2017)
  6. A Study of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Opportunity in Light-Duty Vehicles by Analyzing Real Driving Patterns
    Authors: K. Laberteaux and K. Hamza 
    Conference: SAE World Conference (April 2017)
  7. On-Road Validation of a Simplified Model for Estimating Real-World Fuel Economy
    Authors: E. Wood, J. Gonder, and F. Jehlik
    Journal: SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants (March 2017)
  8. Modeling Control Strategies and Range Impacts for Electric Vehicle Integrated Thermal Management Systems with MATLAB/Simulink
    Authors: G. Titov and J. Lustbader
    Conference: SAE World Congress (March 2017)
  9. A Computationally Efficient Simulation Model for Estimating Energy Consumption of Electric Vehicles in the Context of Route Planning Applications
    Authors: K. Genikomsakis and G. Mitrentsis
    Journal: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (January 2017)
  1. Charging a Renewable Future: The Impact of Electric Vehicle Charging Intelligence on Energy Storage Requirements to Meet Renewable Portfolio Standards
    Authors: K. Forrest, B. Tarroja, L. Zhang, B. Shaffer, and S. Samuelsen
    Journal: Journal of Power Sources (December 2016)
  2. Analysis of Electric Vehicle Powertrain Simulators for Fuel Consumption Calculations
    Authors: K. Davis and J. Hayes
    Conference: International Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion, and Road Vehicles and International Transportation Electrification Conference (November 2016)
  3. Analysis of In-Route Wireless Charging for the Shuttle System at Zion National Park
    Authors: A. Meintz, R. Prohaska, A. Konan, A. Ragatz, T. Markel, and K. Kelly
    Conference: IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power Transfer (October 2016)
  4. The Evaluation of the Impact of New Technologies for Different Powertrain Medium-Duty Trucks on Fuel Consumption
    Authors: L. Wang, A. Duran, K. Kelly, A. Konan, M. Lammert, and R. Prohaska
    Conference: SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (October 2016)
  5. Aerodynamic Drag Reduction Technologies Testing of Heavy-Duty Vocational Vehicles and a Dry Van Trailer
    Authors: A. Ragatz and M. Thornton
    Report: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (October 2016)
  6. Regression Based Emission Models for Vehicle Contribution to Climate Change
    Authors: A. Pijoan, I. Oribe-Garcia, O. Kamara-Esteban, K. Genikomsakis, C. Borges, and A. Alonso-Vicario
    Conference: Transport Systems, Theory and Practice (September 2016)
  7. A Cluster Analysis Study of Opportune Adoption of Electric Drive Vehicles for Better Greenhouse Gas Reduction
    Authors: K. Hamza and K. Laberteaux
    Conference: ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (August 2016)
  8. Optimal Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of a Hybrid Solar Vehicle: Incorporating Solar Energy as an On-Board Fuel Toward Future Mobility
    Authors: M. Abdelhamid, I. Haque, R. Singh, S. Pilla, and Z. Filipi
    Conference: ASME International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies (August 2016)
  9. Assessing the Stationary Energy Storage Equivalency of Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Battery Electric Vehicles
    Authors: B. Tarroja, L. Zhang, V. Wifvat, B. Shaffer, and S. Samuelsen
    Journal: Energy (July 2016)
  10. An Opportunistic Wireless Charging System Design for an On-Demand Shuttle Service
    Authors: K. Doubleday, A. Meintz, and T. Markel
    Conference: IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (June 2016)
  11. A Review of Computer Tools for Modeling Electric Vehicle Energy Requirements and Their Impact on Power Distribution Networks
    Authors: K. Mahmud and G. Town
    Journal: Applied Energy (June 2016)
  12. Impacts of Adding Photovoltaic Solar System On-Board to Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles Toward Meeting 2025 Fuel Economy CAFE Standards
    Authors: M. Abdelhamid, I. Haque, S. Pilla, Z. Filipi, and R. Singh
    Journal: SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains (April 2016)
  13. An Energy Reallocation Model for Estimation of Equivalent Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Various Charging Behaviors of Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles
    Authors: K. Hamza and K. Laberteaux
    Journal: SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains (April 2016)
  14. Methodology to Evaluate the Operational Suitability of Electromobility Systems for Urban Logistics Operations
    Authors: T. Teoh, O. Kunze, and C. Teo
    Journal: Transportation Research Procedia (February 2016)
  15. Assessing the Energy Impact of Traffic Management and Vehicle Hybridisation
    Authors: D. Karbowski, N. Kim, J. Auld, and V. Sokolov
    Journal: International Journal of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology (2016)
  16. Design and Evaluation of Cyber Transportation Systems
    Author: Y. Hou
    Dissertation: State University of New York at Buffalo (2016)
  1. Impact of Powertrain Electrification, Vehicle Size Reduction, and Lightweight Materials Substitution on Energy Use, CO2 Emissions, and Cost of a Passenger Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet
    Authors: J. Palencia, T. Sakamaki, M. Araki, and S. Shiga
    Journal: Energy (December 2015)
  2. A Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Quasi-Static Wireless Power Transfer for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Transit Buses
    Authors: L. Wang, J. Gonder, E. Burton, A. Brooker, A. Meintz, and A. Konan
    Conference: IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (October 2015)
  3. Evaluating the Impact of Road Grade on Simulated Commercial Vehicle Fuel Economy Using Real-World Drive Cycles
    Authors: S. Lopp, E. Wood, and A. Duran
    Conference: SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (October 2015)
  4. Modeling Heavy/Medium-Duty Fuel Consumption Based on Drive Cycle Properties
    Authors: L. Wang, A. Duran, J. Gonder, and K. Kelly
    Conference: SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (October 2015)
  5. Suitability of Synthetic Driving Profiles from Traffic Micro-Simulation for Real-World Energy Analysis
    Authors: Y. Hou, E. Wood, E. Burton, and J. Gonder
    Conference: ITS World Congress (October 2015)
  6. Quantitative Effects of Vehicle Parameters on Fuel Consumption for Heavy-Duty Vehicle
    Authors: L. Wang, K. Kelly, K. Walkowicz, and A. Duran
    Conference: SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (October 2015)
  7. Electric Vehicle Cost, Emissions, and Water Footprint in the United States: Development of a Regional Optimization Model
    Authors: M. Noori, S. Gardner, and O. Tatari
    Journal: Energy (September 2015)
  8. Assessment of Alternative Fuel and Powertrain Transit Bus Options Using Real-World Operations Data: Life-Cycle Fuel and Emissions Modeling
    Authors: Y. Xu, F. Gbologah, D. Lee, H. Liu, M. Rodgers, and R.Guensler
    Journal: Applied Energy (September 2015)
  9. Thru-Life Impacts of Driver Aggression, Climate, Cabin Thermal Management, and Battery Thermal Management on Battery Electric Vehicle Utility
    Authors: J. Neubauer and E. Wood
    Journal: Journal of Power Sources (August 2015)
  10. The Importance of Grid Integration for Achievable Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions from Alternative Vehicle Technologies
    Authors: B. Tarroja, B. Shaffer, and S. Samuelsen
    Journal: Energy (July 2015)
  11. ADOPT: A Historically Validated Light-Duty Vehicle Consumer Choice Model
    Authors: A. Brooker, J. Gonder, S. Lopp, and J. Ward
    Conference: SAE World Congress and Exhibition (April 2015)
  12. Combined Fluid Loop Thermal Management for Electric Drive Vehicle Range Improvement
    Author: D. Leighton
    Conference: SAE World Congress (April 2015)
  13. Simulated Real-World Energy Impacts of a Thermally Sensitive Powertrain Considering Viscous Losses and Enrichment
    Authors: F. Jehlik, E. Wood, J, Gonder, and S. Lopp
    Journal: SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing (April 2015)
  14. Will Your Battery Survive a World with Fast Chargers?
    Authors: J. Neubauer and E. Wood
    Conference: SAE World Congress (April 2015)
  15. Measuring the Benefits of Public Chargers and Improving Infrastructure Deployments Using Advanced Simulation Tools
    Authors: E. Wood, J. Neubauer, and E. Burton
    Conference: SAE World Congress (April 2015)
  16. Quantifying the Effect of Fast Charger Deployments on Electric Vehicle Utility and Travel Patterns via Advanced Simulation
    Authors: E. Wood, J. Neubauer, and E. Burton
    Conference: SAE World Congress (April 2015)
  17. Combining Agent-Based Modeling and Life Cycle Assessment for the Evaluation of Mobility Policies
    Authors: Q. Florent and B. Enrico
    Journal: Environmental Science & Technology (January 2015)
  1. Updating United States Advanced Battery Consortium and Department of Energy Battery Technology Targets for Battery Electric Vehicles
    Authors: J. Neubauer, A. Pesaran, C. Bae, R. Elder, B. Cunningham
    Journal: Journal of Power Sources (December 2014)
  2. Optimization of Fuel Economy of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Using Set Based Dynamic Programming
    Authors: N. Ramaswamy and N. Sadegh
    Conference: ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (October 2014)
  3. Contribution of Road Grade to the Energy Use of Modern Automobiles Across Large Datasets of Real-World Drive Cycles
    Authors: E. Wood, E. Burton, A. Duran, and J. Gonder
    Conference: SAE World Congress (April 2014)
  1. Overcoming the Range Limitation of Medium-Duty Battery Electric Vehicles Through the Use of Hydrogen Fuel Cells
    Authors: E. Wood, L. Wang, J. Gonder, and M. Ulsh
    Journal: SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles (September 2013)
  2. Sensitivity of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Economics to Drive Patterns, Electric Range, Energy Management, and Charge Strategies
    Authors: J. Neubauer, A. Brooker, and E. Wood
    Journal: Journal of Power Sources (August 2013)
  3. Assessing the Battery Cost at Which Plug-In Hybrid Medium-Duty Parcel Delivery Vehicles Become Cost-Effective
    Authors: L. Ramroth, J. Gonder, and A. Brooker
    Conference: SAE World Congress (April 2013)
  4. Lightweighting Impacts on Fuel Economy, Cost, and Component Losses
    Authors: A. Brooker, J. Ward, and L. Wang
    Conference: SAE World Congress (April 2013)
  1. Sensitivity of Battery Electric Vehicle Economics to Drive Patterns, Vehicle Range, and Charge Strategies
    Authors: J. Neubauer, A. Brooker, and E. Wood
    Journal: Journal of Power Sources (July 2012)
  2. Variability of Battery Wear in Light-Duty Plug-In Electric Vehicles Subject to Ambient Temperature, Battery Size, and Consumer Usage
    Authors: E. Wood, J. Neubauer, A. Brooker, J. Gonder, and K. Smith
    Conference: International Battery, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium 26 (May 2012)
  3. Quantifying Uncertainty in Vehicle Simulation Studies
    Authors: B. Geller and T. Bradley
    Journal: SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems (April 2012)
  4. Technology Improvement Pathways to Cost-Effective Vehicle Electrification
    Authors: A. Brooker, M. Thornton, and J. Rugh
    Conference: SAE World Congress (February 2010)

For a detailed description of FASTSim, refer to this technical paper—FASTSim: A Model to Estimate Vehicle Efficiency, Cost, and Performance. For an overview, refer to the FASTSim fact sheet.