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Control Strategy for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Based on Online Driving Pattern Classification

SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains

University of Alabama, USA-Zhengyu Yao, Hwan-Sik Yoon
  • Journal Article
  • 08-08-02-0006
Published 2019-12-04 by SAE International in United States
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) are gaining popularity these days mainly due to their high fuel economy. While conventional HEV controllers can be classified into rule-based control and optimization-based control, most of the production vehicles employ rule-based control due to their reliability. However, once the rule is optimized for a given driving pattern, it is not necessarily optimal for other driving patterns. In order to further improve fuel economy for HEVs, this article investigates the feasibility of optimizing control algorithm for different driving patterns so that the vehicle maintains a high level of optimality regardless of the driving patterns. For this purpose, a two-level supervisory control algorithm is developed where the top-level algorithm classifies the current driving pattern to select optimal control parameters, and the lower level algorithm controls the vehicle power flow using the selected control parameters in a similar way to conventional supervisory controllers. To study the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, a HEV model with a rule-based control algorithm is modified such that the control parameters are optimized for different driving patterns, and…
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Engine Fuel Economy Optimization for Different Hybrid Architectures Using 1-D Simulation Technique

Tafe Motors and Tractors Limited-Ajay Nain, Devendra Nene
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2496
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Hybridization of off road vehicles is in its early phase but it is likely to increase in coming years. In order to improve fuel economy and overall emission of the 3.3 litre tractor model, various kinds of engine hybridization is studied. This paper presents a methodology to predict vehicle fuel consumption and emission using 1-D software by coupling Ricardo Wave and Ricardo Ignite. Initially, An acceptable agreement within 5% deviation between simulation and experimental is established for engine steady state points, both for engine performance and NOx emission parameters. Engine fuel consumption and emission maps are predicted using Ricardo WAVE model. These maps are used as an input to IGNITE model for predicting cumulative fuel consumption. Same calibrated model is used further for studying idle start stop and fully hybrid P0 type hybrid architecture. The hybrid P0 type involves idle start stop, e-boost and regeneration. Model predicts overall significant reduction in cumulative fuel consumption and NOx, HC and CO emission.
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Next Generation Power Distribution Unit in Wiring Harness

Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd.-Boobala Krishnan D, Himanshi Dua, T Vijayan, Apurbo Kirty
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2571
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
With the exponential advancement in technological features of automobile’s EE architecture, designing of power distribution unit becomes complex and challenging. Due to the increase in the number of features, the overall weight of power distribution unit increases and thereby affecting the overall system cost and fuel economy. The scope of this document is to scale down the weight and space of the power distribution unit without compromising with the current performance.The concept of next generation power distribution unit in automobiles is achieved using miniaturization of its sub-components which involves replacing the mini fuses and JCASE fuses with LP mini and LP JCASE fuses respectively. The transition doesn’t involve any tooling modification and hence saves the tooling cost. Furthermore, to address stringent weight and space targets, LP mini fuses and LP JCASE fuses were further replaced with micro-2 fuse and M-case fuse respectively. Similarly, Micro relay and Mini relay were replaced with Ultra micro and high current micro relay respectively.We took MPV segment vehicle for our initial testing and validation and it has been observed to…
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Review of architecture and control strategies of Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Technology for Automotive Application

ARAI Academy-Rakesh Vilasrao Mulik
VIT Universtity-Senthil Kumar Senthilkumar
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2509
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Well-functioning and efficient transport sector is a requirement for economic and social development in the 21st century. Another side of this transport sector is responsible for a many negative social and environmental effects, like a significant contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and reduction in fossil fuels resources. It is need of time to shift to a greener and low carbon economy and for that it is necessary to improve the ways in which energy is produced and used. Other energy sources like battery, fuel cells (FC), supercapacitors (SC) and photovoltaic cells (PV) are the alternative solutions to the conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) for automobiles. Development of Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) along with other cleaner vehicle technologies like Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCV), battery electric vehicles are continuously increasing in the list of green energy options. This paper presents a comprehensive review on various control strategies and Energy Management Systems (EMS) proposed and developed for HEVs. This paper revisits architecture of HEVs and different types of HEVs. An optimum control strategy for…
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Effect of variable payload on Vehicle dynamics of Passenger buses in Indian usage conditions

VE Commercial Vehicles, Ltd.-Abhoy Chandra, Abhishek Pyasi
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2411
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
A high impetus from Government on road infrastructure development, is giving a fillip to passenger CV space. This has resulted in making the passenger CV segment lucrative enough, thereby pulling in many operators in the business. The quality of road has immensely improved over a decade, as a result of which the average speed and hence the quantum of distance covered by passenger buses has increased significantly. People are preferring to travel in buses over trains, owing to at par ticket cost, high availability, reduced travel time and also improved level of comfort. Aligned to the market need and the trend, OEM's are offering buses with capable powertrains to cater the need of speed, reduced trip time as well as a lot of attention is also being paid to tune in the comfort level for long hauls. A big chunk of passenger travel is catered by the bus operators especially during major festivals in India. However, the passenger demand is not so consistent in this industry due to seasonality and hence is the operator earnings,…
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Effect of Gasoline-Ethanol Blends on GDI Engine to Reduce Cost of Vehicle Ownership

Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd.-Kartick Ramakrishnan, Padmavathi Ramadandi, Karthikeyan N Krishnan
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2379
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
A major challenge for combustion engine development is to optimize the engine for improved fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gases. Stringent CAFÉ and emission norms require the customer to pay higher capital on vehicles. To offset the cost of ownership- cheaper and alternative energy sources are being explored. Ethanol blend with regular Gasoline, and CNG are such alternative fuels. Reducing the consumption of Gasoline also helps India’s dependence on import of crude oil.The study was carried on turbo-charged gasoline direct injection engine. The effect of ethanol on engine and vehicle performance is estimated and simulated numerically. The work is split into three stages: first the base 1D engine performance model was calibrated to match the experimental data. In parallel, vehicle level Simulink model was built and calibrated to match the NEDC cycle performance. Second, the thermal efficiency of the ethanol blend is calculated as a linear function of theoretical Otto cycle efficiency. The engine performance for varying compression ratio & ethanol gasoline blend is studied for vehicle level using a MATLAB code. Third, 1D code was…
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Replacing Twin Electric Fan Radiator with Single Fan Radiator

Engine Design & Testing-Tushar Warkhade
Tata Technologies, Ltd.-Aashish Bhargava, Gaurav Soni
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2381
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Downsizing is one of the crucial activities being performed by every automotive engineering organization. The main aim is to reduce - Weight, CO2 emissions and achieve cost benefit. All this is done without any compromise on performance requirement or rather with optimization of system performance.This paper evaluate one such optimization, where-in radiator assembly with two electric fan is targeted for downsizing for small commercial vehicle application. The present two fan radiator is redesigned with thinner core and use of single fan motor assembly. The performance of the heat exchanger is tested for similar conditions back to back on vehicle and optimized to get the balanced benefit in terms of weight, cooling performance and importantly cost. This all is done without any modification in vehicle interface components except electrical connector for fan. The side members and brackets design is also simplified to achieve maximum weight reduction.Further Cooling system performance of engine is evaluated along with Fuel efficiency; results are compared with present configuration.
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Design & Development of Advanced 48 V Electrified Powertrain for Meeting Future CO2 Emission Requirements

Mercedes-Benz R&D India Pvt Ltd.-Chandrakant Palve, Pushkaraj Tilak
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2487
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study indicates that a typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. ICCT (International Council on Clean Transportation) establishing fleet-average emissions targets of 95 g & 175 g CO2 per kilometer for passenger cars & light commercial vehicles respectively. In view of the same, extensive work has been executed for implementation of 48 V electrified drivetrain technology, which plays an important role to meet stringent CO2 emission norms. A 3-phase permeant magnet Electric Motor and associated inverter, including the Packaging of the battery, for a P3 hybrid rear drive vehicle was developed. The requirements, relating to design of 48 V drivetrain technology, power and duty cycle has been extensively addressed in the paper. The Objective of paper to propose low cost, lightweight & compact solution to Global Automotive industry, which will play an important role to mitigate stringent CO2 emission norms defined by EPA agency. The permanent magnet compact size Electric motor having rated capacity of 28 kW & torque of 74 Nm supplied by a…
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Equivalent Radiated Power driven optimization for driveline housings using simulation tools to cut-down the project time

VE Commercial Vehicles, Ltd.-Suresh Kumar Kandreegula, Hemant Nishad, Dheeraj Singh, Kunal Kamal
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2533
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
In the field of Automotive industry, being competitive makes you succeed. Industry is moving towards advancement day by day. New technologies to improve fuel efficiency, crash resistance, vehicle noise levels have been trending. At VECV, we have traditionally worked on CAE of driveline housings (clutch housing & transmission housing) based on static, dynamic and transient loadings. Currently, weight optimization technique depends on the structural and dynamic loading conditions, but do not consider acoustic concerns. Powertrain housings are highly prone to vibrations and leads to high level of noise. Noise has been constant issue in the casting components associated to driveline. There have been lot of research going on to reduce the level of noise and vibrations in the vehicle driveline, which ultimately leads to fuel efficiency and ergonomic benefits. Low noise generation can also lead to saving of lot of resources deployed to dampen the noises. In order to capture the acoustic responses of the system and to improve the design based on acoustic responses, a comprehensive analysis of newly developed driveline housings (clutch housing…
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Optimization of Compression Ratio for DI Diesel Engines for Better Fuel Economy

Tata Technologies, Ltd.-Sujit Gavade, Aashish Bhargava, Gaurav Soni, Chandrakant Deshmukh
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2431
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Fuel economy is becoming one of the key parameter as it does not only account for the profitability of commercial vehicle owner but also has impact on environment. Fuel economy gets affected from several parameters of engine such as Peak firing pressure, reduction in parasitic losses, volumetric efficiency and thermal efficiency. Compression ratio is one of key design criteria which affects most of the above mentioned parameters, which not only improve fuel efficiency but also results in improvement of emission levels.This paper evaluates the optimization of Compression ratio and study its effect on Engine performance.The parameters investigated in this paper include combustion bowl volume in Piston and Cylinder head gasket thickness as these are major contributing factors affecting clearance volume and in turn the compression ratio of engine. Based on the calculation results, an optimum Compression Ratio for the engine is selected. Further Engine testing carried out with selected Compression ratios and parameters such as Fuel efficiency, In-cylinder pressure, and Brake thermal efficiency and Ignition delay were compared.
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