Title: Development and experimental validation of a low-frequency dynamic model for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Authors: Kerem Koprubasi; Giorgio Rizzoni; Enrico Galvagno; Mauro Velardocchia
Addresses: Center for Automotive Research, The Ohio State University, 930 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212, USA ' Center for Automotive Research, The Ohio State University, 930 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212, USA ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica ed Aerospaziale, Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, Torino 10129, Italy ' Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica ed Aerospaziale, Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, Torino 10129, Italy
Abstract: This paper describes the development and experimental validation of a high-fidelity Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) simulator that enables testing and calibration of energy management and driveline control strategies. The model is capable of predicting longitudinal vehicle responses that affect energy consumption and drivability in the low-to-mid frequency region (up to 10 Hz). The simulator focuses primarily on the drivetrain dynamics, while the dynamics of the actuators are represented by simplified models. The vehicle simulator is validated by a number of experiments that include electric only, engine only and hybrid operating conditions. The test vehicle has a through-the-road parallel hybrid architecture that utilises a dual electric machine configuration. Experimental results confirm that important driveline phenomena such as shunt, shuffle, torque holes and other transient disturbances related to operating mode changes are accurately predicted.
Keywords: HEVs; hybrid electric vehicles; powertrain modelling; powertrain control; driveline modelling; vehicle dynamics drivability; experimental validation; dynamic modelling; HEV simulation; energy management; driveline control; drivetrain dynamics.
International Journal of Powertrains, 2012 Vol.1 No.3, pp.304 - 333
Accepted: 10 Feb 2012
Published online: 05 Dec 2014 *