Date of Award
Open Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS)
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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Darrell Lee Robinette
Committee Member 1
This report is focused on the development of Chevy Volt Gen II powertrain supervisory controller modeling for charge sustaining operation of the vehicle. The modeling process incorporated vehicle parameters and maps provided. The overall powertrain model along with the supervisory controller is developed in MAT- LAB/SIMULINK programming platform. The powertrain model includes all components which are the IC engine, two electric motors & associated TPIM, Battery, transmission auxiliary pump and spin-losses. The supervisory controller includes the vehicle drive mode selection model, the torque blending logic for charge sustaining along with friction brake modeling. The model has been developed to perform energy analysis and comparison based on on-road vehicle experimental data. The overall model validation is done using the three standard FTP driving schedules and a driving schedule developed by MTU. The model successfully predicts total energy consumption within 5% of the experimental data.
Bhasme, Saurabh, "MODELING CHEVY VOLT GEN II SUPERVISORY CONTROLLER IN CHARGE SUSTAINING OPERATION", Open Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2019.
Available for download on Wednesday, April 22, 2020