Design and testing of inertia dynamometer for prototype fuel cell electric vehicle

Mohd Hadi Anuar Mohd Fakharuzi*, Syed Mohd Harussani Syed Omar, Thomas Arthur Ward, Ow Chee Sheng, Suhadiyana Hanapi, Khairul Imran Sainan

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This paper describes and demonstrates the construction and the validation of a customized inertia dynamometer particularly designed for the UiTM urban fuel cell electric vehicle. The inertia dynamometer is designed to simulate real values of vehicle kinetic energy, acceleration resistance, rolling resistance and aerodynamic drag. Parameters used for calibration are taken from the actual road testing and calculated results. This dynamometer is equipped with two data loggers that are able to log voltage, current, speed and time which complement with graphic user interface software for calculating torque and power. As final results, efficiency and energy consumption of the power train system can be calculated and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7416-7422
Number of pages7
JournalARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015


  • Data logger
  • Direct current (DC) motor
  • Dynamometer calibration
  • Fuel cell electric vehicle
  • Inertia dynamometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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