Special Issue "Integrated Thermal Management Architecture, Modeling and Simulation for Control of EVs"

A special issue of World Electric Vehicle Journal (ISSN 2032-6653).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 June 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Theo Hofman
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: Developing integrated system design methods for complex dynamical engineering systems over multiple system levels and disciplines using model-based approaches; Automated computational design synthesis for discrete topology design using platform-based methods and constraint programming techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced electric drive systems are being developed to realize higher efficient powertrain systems, reducing systems operation costs and yielding higher a lifetime of future transportation systems. New research is required in understand how these new systems are being optimized, being subject to balancing design tradeoffs between zero emission driving ranges, providing auxiliary loads, thermal demands (cooling, heating, etc.), optimal component efficiencies, heat regeneration, battery fast/slow charging/discharging, etc., in strong electrified systems. For example, studying active versus passive cooling concepts for e-machines, power electronics, battery and transmission systems in understanding the benefits of controlled cooling, heat recuperation, cost reduction or how to further improve the life time of electric storage systems. These developments require advanced system design methods for integrated designs of electrical, mechanical and thermal architecture, specifying subsystems, components, and control systems.

This Special Issue is proposed to focus on the state-of-the-art research and development, as well as future trends, in “Integrated Thermal Management Architecture, Modeling and Simulation for Control of EVs”.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Modeling, simulation and design of heat recuperation systems, architectures, powertrains, components and systems
  • Integrated energy management strategies and vehicle control systems
  • Electric components, thermal control, batteries, power electronics
  • HVAC system designs, cabin thermal control, heat pumps, battery pack design
  • Waste heat recovery systems, modeling, simulation, design
  • Automotive, buses, coaches, trucks, passenger cars applications

Potential authors are invited to submit their original contributions for consideration to be published in this Special Issue. A thorough peer review will be conducted to select top papers to be included in this Special Issue.

Dr. Theo Hofman
Guest Editor

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Sensitivity Analysis of the Battery Model for Model Predictive Control: Implementable to a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
World Electr. Veh. J. 2018, 9(4), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj9040045 - 06 Nov 2018
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Developing an efficient online predictive modeling system (PMS) is a major issue in the field of electrified vehicles as it can help reduce fuel consumption, greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission, but also the aging of power-train components, such as the battery. For this manuscript, [...] Read more.
Developing an efficient online predictive modeling system (PMS) is a major issue in the field of electrified vehicles as it can help reduce fuel consumption, greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission, but also the aging of power-train components, such as the battery. For this manuscript, a model predictive control (MPC) has been considered as PMS. This control design has been defined as an optimization problem that uses the projected system behaviors over a finite prediction horizon to determine the optimal control solution for the current time instant. In this manuscript, the MPC controller intents to diminish simultaneously the battery aging and the equivalent fuel consumption. The main contribution of this manuscript is to evaluate numerically the impacts of the vehicle battery model on the MPC optimal control solution when the plug hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is in the battery charge sustaining mode. Results show that the higher fidelity model improves the capability of accurately predicting the battery aging. Full article
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