Downsizing and Turbocharging in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Optimizing Control Strategy and Component Sizes (2006-2009)
PhD-Student: Olle Sundström
Supervisor: Dr. Patrik Soltic
Reducing fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions is a major competitive advantage of automotive manufacturers today. The CLEVER-Project aims to optimize a turbocharged direct injection CNG electric hybrid powertrain and reduce the carbon dioxide emission by 40% in comparison to a conventional gasoline engine based powertrain with the similar performance.
Optimizing such powertrains include turbocharger sizing, combustion engine sizing, and electric path dimensioning. This will be done using an integrated design method of control system and component sizes. Optimizing vehicle powertrains can provide insight into what configuration lowers the fuel consumption without increasing powertrain cost and complexity.
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