The price of oil has been increasing since the oil crisis of 1970. Indeed oil, often imported, lies at the heart of the transportation industries of the richest countries in the world (this earth). In the transportation industry there are vehicles (cars and trucks), which use large quantities of fuel (oil), which in turn produce pollutants (CO, CO2
...). These pollutants constitute an additive problem of environmental pollution, which today is reaching a level, which threatens the climate of the planet. This document will focus on the hybrid electrical vehicle (HEV), in particular a four-wheel drive vehicle. The work carried out in this research is essentially power-train control, with the development of a power-train controller platform. This platform can be ’plugged’ into different HEV power-trains. The outcome of the simulation results shows that the developed platform needs to be re-configured properly for each power-train for satisfactory simulation results of the flow of the power and the vehicle handling. The main topics in this thesis are HEV, design, modelling and control.
|Date of Award||2011|
|Sponsors||Jaguar Land Rover|
|Supervisor||Keith Burnham (Supervisor)|
- Hybrid electric vehicles