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International Journal of Powertrains
International Journal of Powertrains


Special issue on: "Energy and Propulsion Systems for Electrified Powertrains"

Guest Editors:
Hong Yang, Chrysler Group LLC, USA
Bin Wu, Mercedes Benz Research and Development, USA
Zoran Filipi, Clemson University, USA

Advanced energy storage systems, electric motors, power electronics and associated control and diagnostic technologies are integral parts of vehicle electrification. Despite the advancements in recent years in vehicle level design and integration, major technological and economical hurdles still need to be overcome at component and key technological areas, in order to promote sustainable growth and market penetration for electrified vehicles, including EV, HEV, PHEV and FCEV applications.

The primary objective of this special issue is to compile state of the art research and development efforts in design, optimisation, controls, functional safety, diagnostics and prognostics technologies of advanced power and propulsion subsystems for electrified powertrains, with focus on electric machines and drive systems, power electronics, advanced energy storage systems and battery management systems (BMS).

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Advanced energy storage systems
    • Design, integration and future market perspectives of high voltage batteries
    • Active battery cooling and thermal management systems
    • Hybrid energy storage systems (Li-Ion batteries, NiMH batteries, super capacitors, etc.)
    • Modelling and simulation of multi-cell batteries and battery packs
    • Advances in testing methodologies of high voltage batteries
    • Low voltage advanced batteries for micro hybrid vehicles
  • Battery management systems
    • Advanced battery management systems (functions, requirements, topology and design)
    • Battery SOC , SOH and SOP and battery usage monitoring
    • Cell monitoring/cell balancing and battery charging management
    • Fault management, diagnostics and prognostics of battery and high voltage system
    • Functional safety of battery management systems
  • Electric machine and drive systems
    • High power density electrical machines for propulsion applications
    • Novel magnetic materials to reduce the usage of rare earth materials
    • Advanced motor control technologies
    • Control and diagnostics of motor and power electronics
    • Electric motor and power electronics thermal analysis and cooling design
  • Electrified propulsion system design and integration
    • Onboard diagnostics, prognostic and fail-safe strategies and system safety mechanisms
    • Advances in electrified powertrain architecture and control methodologies
    • Power grid and renewable energy resource interfacing
    • Advanced charging systems and infrastructure
    • Electric power management and load control
    • Functional safety of electrified powertrains

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Manuscript submission deadline: 31 March, 2013

Reviewers' reports and decisions: 31 May, 2013

Revised manuscript submission: 31 July, 2013