Vehicle Propulsion Systems [electronic resource] : Introduction to Modeling and Optimization / by Lino Guzzella, Antonio Sciarretta.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2005Description: X, 291 p., 176 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540288534Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering | Automotive and Aerospace Engineering, Traffic | Engineering Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena | Control Engineering | Power EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.2 LOC classification: TL1-483Online resources: Click here to access online
Vehicle Energy and Fuel Consumption — Basic Concepts -- IC-Engine-Based Propulsion Systems -- Models of Electric and Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Systems -- Models of Hybrid-Inertial and Hybrid-Hydraulic Propulsion Systems -- Models of Fuel-Cell Propulsion Systems -- Supervisory Control Algorithms -- Appendix I — Case Studies -- Appendix II — Optimal Control Theory.
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.