High-Performance 2E Hybrid Powertrain Test Cell

Millbrook's 'Cell 18'  is ideally suited to testing high-performance high-speed engines and complex hybrid powertrain development testing.

Cell 18 has two wheel-mounted, ultra-high dynamic AC dynamometers and a 300kW battery simulator. It is large, allowing for additional equipment to be added as required, and self-contained, including its own control room. The 40,000L fuel tank is split into two bulk volumes.

Hybrid Powertrain Facility:

  • System nominal power absorption 700kW
  • Dyno inertia 0.84 kgm²
  • 2x ultra-dynamic synchronous motors; 350kW, 3500Nm (+20% overload). Maximum speed 3000 min-1
  • Dynamic torque changes performed at minimum 0.13ms
  • 300kW Battery Simulator (1000V/600A)
  • ETAS Inca ECU calibration tools with iLinkRT real-time interface
  • Modelling and Simulation realised through Mathworks and dSPACE software integration
  • Cell and engine intake air control between 20°C to 35°C +/- 2°C
  • Engine coolant control to +/- 1°C
  • Test bench intercooler temperature control to +/-1°C
  • AVL Fuel Exact measurement with temperature conditioning to +/-0.02°C
  • Measurement of 70 temperatures and 32 pressures
  • Additional analogue and digital input/output channels available

Contact us now for more information on the new high-performance hybrid powertrain test cell. 

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