Regenerative Intelligent Brake Control for Electric Motorcycles
AbstractVehicle models whose propulsion system is based on electric motors are increasing in number within the automobile industry. They will soon become a reliable alternative to vehicles with conventional propulsion systems. The main advantages of this type of vehicles are the non-emission of polluting gases and noise and the effectiveness of electric motors compared to combustion engines. Some of the disadvantages that electric vehicle manufacturers still have to solve are their low autonomy due to inefficient energy storage systems, vehicle cost, which is still too high, and reducing the recharging time. Current regenerative systems in motorcycles are designed with a low fixed maximum regeneration rate in order not to cause the rear wheel to slip when braking with the regenerative brake no matter what the road condition is. These types of systems do not make use of all the available regeneration power, since more importance is placed on safety when braking. An optimized regenerative braking strategy for two-wheeled vehicles is described is this work. This system is designed to recover the maximum energy in braking processes while maintaining the vehicle’s stability. In order to develop the previously described regenerative control, tyre forces, vehicle speed and road adhesion are obtained by means of an estimation algorithm. A based-on-fuzzy-logic algorithm is programmed to carry out an optimized control with this information. This system recuperates maximum braking power without compromising the rear wheel slip and safety. Simulations show that the system optimizes energy regeneration on every surface compared to a constant regeneration strategy. View Full-Text
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Castillo Aguilar, J.J.; Pérez Fernández, J.; Velasco García, J.M.; Cabrera Carrillo, J.A. Regenerative Intelligent Brake Control for Electric Motorcycles. Energies 2017, 10, 1648.
Castillo Aguilar JJ, Pérez Fernández J, Velasco García JM, Cabrera Carrillo JA. Regenerative Intelligent Brake Control for Electric Motorcycles. Energies. 2017; 10(10):1648.Chicago/Turabian Style
Castillo Aguilar, Juan J.; Pérez Fernández, Javier; Velasco García, Juan M.; Cabrera Carrillo, Juan A. 2017. "Regenerative Intelligent Brake Control for Electric Motorcycles." Energies 10, no. 10: 1648.
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