Optimal Design of All-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Pick-Up Trucks

Z. Pan, X. Zang, E. Silvas, H. Peng d, N. Ravi

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Both fuel economy and launching/towing performance are important for pick-up trucks. All-wheel-drive (AWD) and multimode operations are important to ensure efficient operations in a wide range of speeds and road loads. In this paper, a systematic methodology is developed and applied to the screening and evaluation of AWD multi-mode hybrid trucks. It is a four-step design process that uses automated modeling techniques, exhaustive search, and a near-optimal control strategy to obtain optimal designs. A case study was conducted to identify superior designs for an imagined hybrid electric Ford F-150 light truck.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2015), October 28-30 2015, Columbus, Ohio
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7918-5724-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2015) - Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, United States
Duration: 28 Oct 201530 Oct 2015


ConferenceASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC 2015)
Abbreviated titleDSCC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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