Topology Optimization of Hybrid Power Trains

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Abstract

Topology optimization methods for continuum systems (structural topology, shape, material) are well-established. However, these methods do not apply to non-continuum or dynamic systems with discrete components with unique characteristics as with hybrid vehicles. This chapter examines the power train topology and control design optimization problem at vehicle system level. The design space related to power train and control system optimization level is rapidly increasing with new developments in power train, auxiliary technologies, system architectures (topologies) and cyber-physical systems. The multi-objective, mixed or hybrid (continuous/discrete time) character on both coupled levels of the problem requires relative long computation time. Therefore, it requires a bi-level (nested) or simultaneous system design approach. Since, sequential or iterative design procedures fail to prove system-level optimality. In this chapter, some illustrative examples are discussed related to nested control and design optimization problems related to continuous/stepped-gear transmission shifting, power split control and/or in combination with topology optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptimization and Optimal Control in Automotive Systems
EditorsHarald Waschl, Ilya Kolmanovky, Maarten Steinbuch, Luigi del Re
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages181-198
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-05371-4
ISBN (Print)9783319053707
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventOptimization and Optimal Control in Automotive Systems: workshop organized by the Austrian Center of Competence in Mechatronics, ACCM 2013 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 15 Jul 201316 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
Volume455
ISSN (Print)01708643

Conference

ConferenceOptimization and Optimal Control in Automotive Systems: workshop organized by the Austrian Center of Competence in Mechatronics, ACCM 2013
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period15/07/1316/07/13

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    Hofman, T., & Steinbuch, M. (2014). Topology Optimization of Hybrid Power Trains. In H. Waschl, I. Kolmanovky, M. Steinbuch, & L. del Re (Eds.), Optimization and Optimal Control in Automotive Systems (pp. 181-198). (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences; Vol. 455). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05371-4_11