Special Issue "Vehicle Dynamics and Control 2021"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Electric Vehicles".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Daniel Chindamo

Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, 25123 Brescia, Italy
Interests: vehicle dynamics; active vehicle control strategies; active yaw control; hybrid and electric vehicles, driving simulatos; vehicle side-slip estimation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The evolution of the automotive world towards electrification means that a variety of hybrid and electric cars with different powertrain architectures can be found on the market. In electric vehicles with a multiple-motor powertrain, a torque vectoring strategy, for instance, can be achieved with individual wheel torque control. This feature can significantly enhance the cornering response, stability, performance and active safety, whilst improving the vehicle dynamic properties of the car. Torque vectoring can also increase energy efficiency through the appropriate design of the target reference to calculate the wheel torque distribution. Moreover, typical active vehicle dynamic control strategies and active safety systems rely on the real-time monitoring of the vehicle sideslip angle (VSA), which is generally not directly measured for impracticality. VSA estimation has been a big challenge since the introduction of the very first on-board active systems, and it is still a hot research topic.

This Special Issue will focus on vehicle dynamic control strategies, aiming to increase vehicle performance/response and active safety, together with VSA estimation methods and all the vehicle models involved with them. Papers are invited in all these different areas (but are not limited to them), as they are multidisciplinary topics involving economic and environmental aspects as well. Both theoretical and experimental works are welcome, especially those including validation with real-world data or experiments. Recently, interest in driving simulators and the so-called human-in-the-loop simulations has been raised; therefore, papers exploring the utility of such a tool in developing vehicle dynamic control strategies are also encouraged.

Dr. Daniel Chindamo
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • vehicle dynamics control strategies
  • active yaw control
  • torque vectoring
  • vehicle side-slip angle estimation
  • driving simulator
  • vehicle models
  • hybrid and electric vehicles

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Longitudinal Dynamics Simulation Tool for Hybrid APU and Full Electric Vehicle
Energies 2021, 14(4), 1207; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14041207 - 23 Feb 2021
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Due to problems related to environmental pollution and fossil fuels consumption that have not infinite availability, the automotive sector is increasingly moving towards electric powertrains. The most limiting aspect of this category of vehicles is certainly the battery pack, regarding the difficulty in [...] Read more.
Due to problems related to environmental pollution and fossil fuels consumption that have not infinite availability, the automotive sector is increasingly moving towards electric powertrains. The most limiting aspect of this category of vehicles is certainly the battery pack, regarding the difficulty in obtaining high range with good performance and low weights. The aim of this work is to provide a simulation tool, which allows for the analysis of the performance of different types of electric and hybrid powertrains, concerning both mechanical and electrical aspects. Through this model it is possible to test different vehicle configurations before prototype realization or to investigate the impact that subsystems’ modifications may have on a vehicle under development. This will allow to speed-up the model-based design process typical for fully electric and hybrid vehicles. The model aims to be at the same time complete but simple enough to lower the simulation time and computational burden so that it can be used in real-time applications, such as driving simulators. All this reduces the time and costs of vehicle design. Validation is also provided, based on a real vehicle and comparison with another consolidated simulation tool. Maximum error on mechanical quantities is proved to be within 5% while on electrical quantities it is always lower than 10%. Full article
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