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EVLibSim: a tool for the simulation of electric vehicles’ charging stations using the EVLib library

EVLibSim: a tool for the simulation of electric vehicles’ charging stations using the EVLib library
EVLibSim: a tool for the simulation of electric vehicles’ charging stations using the EVLib library

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are considered an efficient alternative to internal combustion engined ones, aiming to reduce global CO2 emissions. In the last years, EVs are entering the market in an increasing pace. In contrast to conventional cars, EVs have a more complicated recharging procedure. Thus, the development of tools for the efficient simulation of the charging of large numbers of EVs is critical. In this vein, EVLibSim is a tool for the simulation of EV activities at a charging station level. EVLibSim unifies EVLib's primary functions such as the charging and dis-charging of batteries, battery swapping, as well as parking/inductive charging. EVLib is a Java library that provides a simple, yet efficient framework for the management of a number of Electric Vehicle (EV) activities, at a charging station level, within a Smart Grid. EVLibSim provides a great variety of configuration options such as the types and number of chargers, the available energy, the waiting queues, etc. Furthermore, through plots and overview dashboards each user can supervise the operation of the tool in real time. Both EVLib's and EVLibSim's efficiency and scalability have been tested in realistic scenarios, while the correctness and safety of the code have been verified using state of the art tools. Finally, the user experience of the EVLibSim has been evaluated and improved through a detailed user evaluation.

Battery swap, Charging, Dis-charging, Electric vehicle, Java library, Parking, Simulation, Smart grid
1569-190X
99-119
Rigas, Emmanouil S.
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Karapostolakis, Sotiris
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Bassiliades, Nick
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Ramchurn, Sarvapali D.
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Rigas, Emmanouil S.
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Karapostolakis, Sotiris
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Bassiliades, Nick
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Ramchurn, Sarvapali D.
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Rigas, Emmanouil S., Karapostolakis, Sotiris, Bassiliades, Nick and Ramchurn, Sarvapali D. (2018) EVLibSim: a tool for the simulation of electric vehicles’ charging stations using the EVLib library. Simulation Modelling Practice & Theory, 87, 99-119. (doi:10.1016/j.simpat.2018.06.007).

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Abstract

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are considered an efficient alternative to internal combustion engined ones, aiming to reduce global CO2 emissions. In the last years, EVs are entering the market in an increasing pace. In contrast to conventional cars, EVs have a more complicated recharging procedure. Thus, the development of tools for the efficient simulation of the charging of large numbers of EVs is critical. In this vein, EVLibSim is a tool for the simulation of EV activities at a charging station level. EVLibSim unifies EVLib's primary functions such as the charging and dis-charging of batteries, battery swapping, as well as parking/inductive charging. EVLib is a Java library that provides a simple, yet efficient framework for the management of a number of Electric Vehicle (EV) activities, at a charging station level, within a Smart Grid. EVLibSim provides a great variety of configuration options such as the types and number of chargers, the available energy, the waiting queues, etc. Furthermore, through plots and overview dashboards each user can supervise the operation of the tool in real time. Both EVLib's and EVLibSim's efficiency and scalability have been tested in realistic scenarios, while the correctness and safety of the code have been verified using state of the art tools. Finally, the user experience of the EVLibSim has been evaluated and improved through a detailed user evaluation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 29 June 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 30 June 2018
Published date: 1 September 2018
Keywords: Battery swap, Charging, Dis-charging, Electric vehicle, Java library, Parking, Simulation, Smart grid

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Local EPrints ID: 424818
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424818
ISSN: 1569-190X
PURE UUID: 586bc6d9-bde7-4d5e-8ade-e1b14a436faa
ORCID for Sarvapali D. Ramchurn: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9686-4302

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2018 11:48
Last modified: 06 Oct 2018 00:35

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