A control strategy for the power system of a hybrid vehicle

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. J. Meyer; Mr. F. du Plessis en_US
dc.contributor.author Furrutter, Marco Klaus
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-24T07:15:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-24T07:15:51Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-24
dc.date.submitted 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7895
dc.description M.Ing. en_US
dc.description.abstract The increase in awareness of the environmental problems resulting from emissions released from vehicles have forced governments and car manufactures to invest more time in to the designing a vehicle that is an alternative to petrol driven vehicles. This dissertation aims to introduce a control strategy to manage the flow of energy of different power sources that may be found on a vehicle. Hybrid vehicles are a possible solution to reducing carbon emissions that play a part in global warming. In this dissertation, di erent hybrid vehicles are de ned and their components discussed in detail. The possibility of more than one energy source to power the vehicle introduces more exibility in terms of the drivetrain but this increases the complexity of the energy control management. The goal is to optimize the energy control management to reduce fuel consumption and therefore reduce emissions. Operating procedures for the various hybrid con gurations are discussed. Simulations of the Energy Management System of the hybrid electric vehicle are used to develop the control optimization algorithm. Various control optimization procedures are discussed. Satisfactory results from the simulations allow the implementation of the hybrid onto a platform entered into the South African Solar Challenge 2010, which covered a distance of 4000 km. The Energy Management system selected for the parallel hybrid electric vehicle demonstrated fuel savings, which meant a reduction in emissions, which is the goal of any hybrid vehicle. Further investigations include more intelligent controllers to adjust the parameters of the energy management controller to allow for adaptation to various driving conditions, e.g. urban and motorway driving. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Hybrid electric vehicles en_US
dc.subject Automobiles - Power trains
dc.subject Automobiles - Skidding
dc.subject Automobiles - Design and construction
dc.subject Electric power systems - Control
dc.title A control strategy for the power system of a hybrid vehicle en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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