Authors: James Marco, Nicholas D. Vaughan
Addresses: Department of Automotive Engineering, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK. ' Department of Automotive Engineering, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK
Abstract: One means of reducing the risk associated with the development of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and Electric Vehicles (EVs) would be the ability to more easily interchange control functions between the different vehicle concepts. A possible solution to this challenge is to integrate the traditional Computer Aided and Control System Development (CACSD) process with a framework for architectural modelling and the use of systems engineering tools such as the SysML. This paper discusses the application of this approach to an existing energy management control system. It is shown that the more abstract SysML models complement the detailed design of the algorithms within established CACSD environments.
Keywords: architectural design; control architecture; system engineering; SysML; UML; energy management; electric vehicles; HEV; hybrid electric vehicles; CACSD; interchange control functions; vehicle design.
International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2011 Vol.55 No.1, pp.1 - 22
Received: 05 Feb 2010
Accepted: 04 Jul 2010
Published online: 14 Jan 2011 *