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Vehicle Propulsion Systems

Introduction to Modeling and Optimization

Guzzella, Lino, Sciarretta, Antonio

2nd ed. 2007, XII, 338 p. 202 illus.

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  • Focuses on the minimization of fuel and energy consumption
  • Numerous case studies illustrate the theory, making this a highly practical text

Automobiles are responsible for a substantial part of the world's consumption of primary energy, mostly fossil liquid hydrocarbons. The reduction of the fuel consumption of these vehicles has become a top priority. Many ideas to reach that objective have been presented. In most cases these systems are more complex than the traditional approaches. For such complex systems a heuristic design approach fails. The only way to deal with this situation is to employ model-based methods. This text provides an introduction to the mathematical modeling and subsequent optimization of vehicle propulsion systems and their supervisory control algorithms.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Automotive Engineering - Hybrid Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles - Modeling and Simulation - Motor - Optimal Control - Optimization - Road Vehicle Propulsion Systems - design - modeling - programming - propulsion

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Mechanical Engineering - Policy, Economics, Management & Transport - Robotics

Table of contents 

Vehicle Energy and Fuel Consumption — Basic Concepts.- IC-Engine-Based Propulsion Systems.- Electric and Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Systems.- Non-electric Hybrid Propulsion Systems.- Fuel-Cell Propulsion Systems.- Supervisory Control Algorithms.- Appendix I — Case Studies.- Appendix II — Optimal Control Theory.- Appendix III — Dynamic Programming.

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