Title: Investigation of the energy management and powertrain systems effects on hybrid vehicle performance

Authors: Morteza Montazeri-Gh; Mehdi Mahmoodi-k

Addresses: Systems Simulation and Control Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16846-13114, Tehran, Iran ' Systems Simulation and Control Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 16846-13114, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Reduction of greenhouse gas emission and fuel consumption is one of the main goals of automotive industry leading to the development of hybrid vehicles. Energy management, energy storage and transmission systems are the significant factors that affect hybrid vehicle performance. In this paper different powertrain system component combinations effects are investigated on fuel consumption, air pollution and performance of hybrid vehicles in various driving cycles. Results are compared in different traffic conditions, such as a newly established Teh-car, NEDC and FTP driving cycles. Hybrid vehicle simulation results are compared for various transmission and energy storage systems by using ADVISOR. Results indicate the effectiveness of proposed controller over real world driving cycles. Also, the optimal powertrain configuration which improves fuel and emissions efficiency is proposed for each driving condition. Finally, the effects of batteries' initial state of charge are investigated on hybrid vehicle performance to evaluate fuel consumption and emissions.

Keywords: hybrid vehicles; energy management; powertrain systems; hybrid electric vehicles; HEVs; vehicle transmission; energy storage system; fuzzy logic controllers; FLCs; fuzzy control; fuel consumption; vehicle emissions; greenhouse gases; GHG emissions; air pollution; vehicle performance; simulation; initial SoC; battery state of charge.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEHV.2015.068938

International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, 2015 Vol.7 No.1, pp.40 - 61

Received: 25 Jul 2014
Accepted: 09 Oct 2014

Published online: 18 Apr 2015 *

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