- Fuel Cell Cars
- Fuel Cell Stacks
- Fuel Cell Testing
- Fuel Cell Components
- Hydrogen Equipment
- Power Devices
- Solar Power
- Hydro Power
- Wind Power
- Bioenergy Power
- Lab Accessories
- STEM Education
The HyDrive is a one of a kind hands-on trainer that allows students the opportunity to understand Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). Students can explore a multitude of theoretical and practical aspects of FCEV’s and experiment with construction, functionality and benefits of fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles.
Don’t be fooled by its size, the HyDrive is a replica of the FCEV’s currently being sold by major car manufactures around the world and has major functionality. Unique to this system are: the filling station, dual energy storage systems (Hydrogen and Supercapacitor), table top “Mini Dyno”, regenerative braking system, and wireless Bluetooth control.
The HyDrive covers these hybrid electric vehicle topics from standard HEV programs at an introductory to intermediate post-secondary level. Such as:
• Chemistry – Batteries, Super Capacitors, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells
• Mechanical – System Architecture, Thermal Management, Power Train, Regenerative Braking
• Electrical – Energy Conversion, Circuit Design,
• Power – Power systems, Hybrid Design, Smart Grid
• Energy Management – Basic and Advanced System Configurations, Control of Energy Flow
• Software – Modelling, Simulation, Drive Mode Simulation, Varying Load Profiles
• Complete system control
• Drive mode simulations
• Different load profiles
• Drive cycles
• As well as automatic and manual data acquisition
• Data analysis
• Data export
Simulate and visualize various drive cycles, such as Inner City - Stop-and-Go, Highway, Uphill or Downhill, Supercapacitor Charge and Discharge and Regenerative Braking. The curriculum package, combined with the software, has been designed for hands-on use of the HyDrive to give students ample opportunity learns key topics concerning HEV’s and FCEV’s.
The HyDrive includes: car chassis, mini-dyno/test bench controller, hydrogen generator/filling station, 5-cell fuel cell stack, super capacitor, on-board hydrogen gas storage tanks, control and data acquisition module, LabVIEW-based software and curriculum materials.
University, College, Vocational, and some High School STEM
- Automotive Training Programs
- Automotive Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Renewable Energy Programs
- University Outreach Programs
- Pre-Engineering Programs
- Technology (STEM) Courses and general renewable energy related courses
- Often used by Colleges and University for Outreach
- Often bundled with Professional and CET
*** Does not include lamp or fan.
***NOTE: While most often used in higher education institutes, this system can be used at the high school level. For use in senior level high school programs such as AP Chemistry/Physics, Pre-Engineering, Technology and STEM programs.
Delivery time of 2 to 3 weeks to be expected.
The one watt 5-cell air-breathing fuel cell stack uses hydrogen and oxygen to generate electrical energy. The number of cells can be varied to experiment with different levels of output.
x2 Gas Storage 30
The two 30 cm³ hydrogen storage canisters serve as a vehicle ‘gas tank’ and are being fueled using the hydrogen produced by the H2 filling station. The water absorber prevents the fuel cell from being flooded with distilled water.
The fan increases the inflow of ambient oxygen into the fuel cell stack helping to regulate or boost its performance.
Allows for the hybridization of the system using recuperated energy to power the vehicle by the capacitor only or in parallel with the fuel cell.
Hydrogen Filling Station
The H2 filling station consists of a 4 V double-membrane electrolyzer that utilizes electricity to decompose water into oxygen and hydrogen. The produced hydrogen is being stored inside the 80 cm³ hydrogen canister and is being used to fuel the electric vehicle.
Test Bench Controller
The test bench emulates the road (i.e. rolling resistance), allowing for the simulation of typical load profiles and individual drive cycles (e.g. inner city stop-and-go vs. highway).
Energy Management Board
This central control unit allows for wireless Bluetooth activated system navigation (e.g. for regulating the vehicle velocity, the electrolyzer, or the supercapacitor recuperation ratio) as well as data measurement and acquisition (e.g. individual cell voltages).
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