Both fuel economy and launching/towing performance are important for pick-up trucks. All-wheel-drive (AWD) and multimode operations are important to ensure efficient operations in a wide range of speeds and road loads. In this paper, a systematic methodology is developed and applied to the screening and evaluation of AWD multi-mode hybrid trucks. It is a four-step design process that uses automated modeling techniques, exhaustive search, and a near-optimal control strategy to obtain optimal designs. A case study was conducted to identify superior designs for an imagined hybrid electric Ford F-150 light truck.
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Optimal Design of All-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Pick-Up Trucks
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Pan, Z, Zhang, X, Silvas, E, Peng, H, & Ravi, N. "Optimal Design of All-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Pick-Up Trucks." Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Volume 1: Adaptive and Intelligent Systems Control; Advances in Control Design Methods; Advances in Non-Linear and Optimal Control; Advances in Robotics; Advances in Wind Energy Systems; Aerospace Applications; Aerospace Power Optimization; Assistive Robotics; Automotive 2: Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Automotive 3: Internal Combustion Engines; Automotive Engine Control; Battery Management; Bio Engineering Applications; Biomed and Neural Systems; Connected Vehicles; Control of Robotic Systems. Columbus, Ohio, USA. October 28–30, 2015. V001T10A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2015-9701
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