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ProjectIntegrated Vehicle Design and Control (IVDC)

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Integrated Vehicle Design and Control (IVDC)

The purpose with this project is to develop a methodology for design and energy-management control of hybrid power trains that use conventional combustion engines to mitigate carbon dioxide pollution. Efforts are focused on methods related to recent advances in convex optimization, which today have reached the potential to be successfully applied within the Automotive industry; see the list of related publications.

This focus implies a close collaboration with the Department of Signals and Systems at Chalmers, where they have studied methods for energy management in hybrid power trains since 2005.

This project is supported by the Swedish Energy Agency through the FFI Electromobility program.

Related publications:

  • Nikolce Murgovski et al., "Component sizing of a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain via convex optimization", Journal of Mechatronics, 22 (2012) 106-120
  • Lars Johannesson, Stefan Pettersson, Bo Egardt, "Predictive energy management of a 4QT series-parallel hybrid electric bus", Control Engineering Practice, Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 1440-1453
  • N. Murgovski, M. Grahn, L. Johannesson, T. McKelvey, “Optimal engine calibration and energy management of hybrid electric vehicles”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Submitted.
  • P. Elbert, T. Nüesch, A. Ritter, N. Murgovski, L. Guzzella, “Engine on/off control for the energy management of a serial hybrid electric bus via convex optimization”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Accepted with minor revisions.
  • X. Hu, N. Murgovski, L. Johannesson, B. Egardt, “Comparison of three electrochemical energy buffers applied to a hybrid bus powertrain with simultaneous optimal sizing and energy management”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Accepted for publication.
  • N. Murgovski, L. Johannesson, B. Egardt, “Optimal battery dimensioning and control of a CVT PHEV powertrain”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Accepted for publication.
  • B. Egardt, N. Murgovski, M. Pourabdollah, L. Johannesson, “Electromobility studies based on convex optimization”, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Accepted with minor revisions.
  • X. Hu, N. Murgovski, L. Johannesson, B. Egardt, “Energy efficiency analysis of a series plug-in hybrid electric bus with different energy management strategies and battery sizes”, Applied Energy, vol. 111, pp. 1001-1009, 2013.
  • N. Murgovski, L. Johannesson, J. Sjöberg, “Engine on/off control for dimensioning hybrid electric powertrains via convex optimization”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 62, no. 7, pp. 2949-2962, 2013.
  • N. Murgovski, X. Hu, L. Johannesson, B. Egardt, “Combined design and control optimization of hybrid vehicles”, Book Chapter in Handbook of Clean Energy Systems, Returned for minor revision.
  • N. Murgovski, X. Hu, B. Egardt, “Time-efficient energy management of a planetary gear hybrid electric vehicle”, IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2014, Submitted to an invited session on energy management of XEVs.
  • L. Johannesson, N. Murgovski, S. Ebbessen, B. Egardt, E. Gelso, J. Hellgren, “Including a battery state of health model in the HEV component sizing and optimal control problem”, 7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control, Tokyo, Japan, 2013.
  • M. Nilsson, L. Johannesson, M. Askerdal, "Assessing the potential of prediction in energy management for ancillaries in heavy-duty trucks", Proceedings of the 13th European Control Conference, Submitted.