Special Issue "Energy Storage and Management for Electric Vehicles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2019
Dr. Stefano Longo
Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre, Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, UK
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Interests: autonomous systems computing, simulation, and modelling; electric and hybrid vehicles; instrumentation and sensors; mechatronics and advanced controls; on-road vehicle dynamics; systems engineering
Within the automotive and road transport sector, one of the main drivers for technological development and innovation is the need to reduce the vehicle’s fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, while concurrently exceeding consumer expectations for quality, driveability, refinement, and range. To meet this challenge, vehicle manufacturers, subsystem suppliers, and academic institutions are working together to design, integrate, and validate the different technologies that will underpin future powertrain technologies for the next generation of hybridised and fully electric vehicles (e.g. HEV, EV). Within the context of many electrified vehicle applications, the energy storage system will be comprise of many hundreds of individual cells, safety devices, control electronics, and a thermal management subsystem. The aim of this Special Issue of Energies is to explore research innovation within the systems engineering challenge that incorporates mathematical modelling, control engineering, thermal management, mechanical design, packaging, and safety engineering—both at an energy storage system level and within the context of the complete vehicle and end-use application. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited too:
- New concepts in vehicle energy storage design, including the use of hybrid or mixed technology systems (e.g. battery and ultracapacitor) within both first-life and second-life applications.
- New concepts in energy management optimisation and energy storage system design within electrified vehicles with greater levels of autonomy and connectivity.
- The design, verification, and implementation of enhanced algorithms and models for battery control and monitoring, including new methods in state of charge estimation, state of health estimation, fast charge management, and active balancing.
- Novel methods of thermal management, including the creation of new models, the use of new materials, and their integration within the broader thermal management requirements of the vehicle.
- New techniques in battery system manufacture, including novel methods for cell interconnection, assembly, disassembly, and repurposing, both within the context of first-life and second-life applications.
- Improved integration of the electrified vehicle within the energy system network including opportunities for optimised charging and vehicle-to-grid operation.
- Telematics, big data mining, and machine learning for the performance analysis, diagnosis, and management of energy storage and integrated systems.
Dr. James Marco
Dr. Dinh Quang Truong
Dr. Stefano Longo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- energy management optmisation
- mechatronics and advanced controls
- systems modelling
- battery management systems
- drive-cycle creation
- thermal management
- energy storage ageing and degrdation
- system testing and verification
- vehicle charging
- life-cycle assessment
- second-life energy storage applications