A Modern Electric Bus Fleet: Improving Public Transit with System-Level Modeling

Available On-Demand until October 12, 2018

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As cities across the world continue to increase in both population and density, public transportation plays a critical role in creating liveable cities. The current adoption of electrified transportation, however, presents a wide array of new challenges that must be carefully considered before these systems are implemented.

In order to ensure an optimized implementation of electrified bus fleets, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) worked with Maplesoft to develop system-level models of bus dynamics. These models allowed the NRC to determine optimal locations for charging stations, energy efficiency of buses, and a range of other factors when considering implementation for a particular community. By working with system-level models, the NRC could make well-informed decisions without the need for large-scale testing on physical buses.

In this Webinar, learn how the NRC adopted a model-based approach to answer design questions early and deliver optimized strategies before the need for physical testing.


Dr. Orang Vahid-Araghi, Director, Application Engineering

Dr. Orang Vahid-Araghi leads the Application Engineering group at Maplesoft. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has over 14 years of experience in industry covering advanced dynamical systems, friction-induced vibration and control, automotive noise and vibration, and mechanical engineering design. He is a frequent invited speaker and has published numerous papers on various topics in engineering design.

David Holt, Lead Simulation Technician, National Research Council of Canada

David Holt works as the Lead Simulation Technician within the Design Office of the Automotive Surface Transportation Portfolio at the National Research Council of Canada. He has held this position since 2015, after graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science, speciality Electrical Engineering, from the University of Waterloo in 2014. While studying, David held internship positions within Hydro Quebec and Natural Resources Canada, focusing on the simulation of geomagnetically-induced Currents within Transmission Networks.

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