Torque-leveling threshold-changing rule-based control for parallel hybrid electric vehicles

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Title: Torque-leveling threshold-changing rule-based control for parallel hybrid electric vehicles
Authors: Li, X
Evangelou, S
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: A novel rule-based control strategy is proposed for the energy management of parallel hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs): the torque-leveling threshold-changing strategy (TTS). In contrast to the most commonly used heuristic electric assist control strategy (EACS) that is designed based on the load following approach, the TTS proposes and applies the new fundamental concept of torque leveling. This mechanism operates the engine with a constant torque when the engine is active, thus ensuring the engine works at an efficient operating point. The TTS additionally extends and uses a design concept that has previously been proposed in the context of series HEVs, the threshold-changing mechanism, to operate the HEV in a chargesustaining manner. By exploiting this new set of design principles for parallel HEVs, the TTS realizes energy source control sharing behavior that is reminiscent to optimization-based methods. To show its effectiveness, the TTS is implemented to a through-theroad (TTR) HEV and benchmarked against two conventional control strategies: Dynamic Programming (DP) and the EACS. The results show that the TTS, despite its simplicity, is able to deliver comparable fuel economy as the global optimization approach DP and thus achieve significant improvement compared to the EACS. In addition, to facilitate real-time application, a simplified version of the TTS (STTS) is also developed, which is able to deliver similar performance as the TTS but is more simple to implement in practice.
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2019
Date of Acceptance: 8-May-2019
ISSN: 0018-9545
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Journal / Book Title: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Copyright Statement: © 2019 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Funder's Grant Number: 515769103 (EP/N022262/1)
515769103 (EP/N022262/1)
Keywords: 09 Engineering
08 Information and Computing Sciences
10 Technology
Automobile Design & Engineering
Publication Status: Published online
Online Publication Date: 2019-05-14
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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