Dynamics and Control for Electrified Automotive Systems

  • Groene Loper 19, Flux

    5612 AP Eindhoven


  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

The research covers several aspects of optimization and control for automotive systems.

Organisational profile

In particular, the group performs research in the area of vehicle energy management, where distributed optimization and (model predictive) control are used to control the energy flows inside a vehicle with the objective to minimize the overall energy consumption. This leads to a higher fuel economy of a conventional vehicle or a larger driving range of an electric vehicle. Furthermore, the group covers several aspects of modelling and control of batteries, such as optimal charging, cell balancing and state estimation.

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Research Output 2009 2019

A distributed optimization approach for complete vehicle energy management

Romijn, T. C. J., Donkers, M. C. F., Kessels, J. T. B. A. & Weiland, S., May 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 27, 3, p. 964-980

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Energy management
Climate control
Convex optimization
Fuel consumption

A modified pseudo-steady-state analytical expression for battery modeling

Chayambuka, K., Mulder, G., Danilov, D. L. & Notten, P. H. L., 1 Jul 2019, In : Solid State Communications. 296, p. 49-53 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
electric batteries
solid state
time constant
Current density

A shrinking horizon approach to eco-driving for electric city buses: implementation and experimental results

Flores Paredes, J. C., Padilla Cazar, G. P. & Donkers, M. C. F., 2019, IFAC International Symposium on Advances on Automotive Control. 5 ed. Elsevier, Vol. 52, p. 556-561 (IFAC Papers Online)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Energy utilization

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition

4th or 5th (????) International Workshop on Power Supply on Chip, October 6-8, 2014, Boston, MA, USA or October 3-5, 2016, Madrid, Spain????????????????????????????????????

Henk jan Bergveld (Participant)
3 Oct 20145 Oct 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Student theses

Control-oriented modeling of an electric bus HVAC system

Author: Digumoorthi, R., 6 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Donkers, T. (Supervisor 1) & Hol, A. A. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Energy efficient control of the pneumatic system in an electric bus

Author: Sekar, A., 31 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Donkers, T. (Supervisor 1), Padilla Cazar, P. (Supervisor 2) & Digumoorthi, R. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Hierarchical MPC for optimal active cell balancing of a multi-module battery system

Author: van de Ven, B., 2018

Supervisor: Bergveld, H. J. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master