Optimal Distributed Propulsion

Research Motivating Problem:

Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) are transport and energy efficient. But, if not cleverly designed, they can have limited motion performance, e.g. grade-ability, off-tracking, rear-ward amplification.


Envisioned product/solution:

Optimal Distribution (over axles) of propulsion for LCVs


Research questions:

  • Which axle/axles is/are best to propel with respect to productivity (incl. energy and other performance and economy)?
  • How should such propulsion be designed, including conceptual control?


Deliverables:

  • Proposal of distributed propulsion, generally and for some specific LCVs.
  • One VehDyn PhD

Participants

Bengt J H Jacobson (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Toheed Ghandriz

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Manjurul Islam

Forskare vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Leo Laine

Gästforskare vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems

Collaborations

Volvo Trucks

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2019

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2019

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

ReVeRe (Research Vehicle Resource)

Infrastructure

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Latest update

2016-09-16