Convex optimization methods for powertrain sizing of electrified vehicles by using different levels of modelling details
Journal article, 2017

This study investigates the impact of dierent levels of modelling details on the problem of optimizing the total cost of ownership of a fuel-cell hybrid electric vehicle. In this optimization, the objective function is a weighted sum of operational and component costs over a driving cycle. The former includes the consumed hydrogen and electrical energy, and the latter includes the sum of the battery, fuel-cell, and electric-motor costs. Three methods with dierent levels of modelling details are investigated. In the first method, the optimal power split between the two power sources is optimized together with component sizes, while assuming nonlinear loss functions for the components. In the second method, the eciencies of the components are approximated by constant values. In the third method, the problem is simplified further by considering the energy split between battery and fuel-cell over trips in a driving cycle. As shown in the paper, a more detailed model will generally give more accurate results at the price of increased computation time. However, the simplified models can give similar results as the detailed model in most cases. In some problems though, the model simplifications lead to results that dier notably from those obtained by using the detailed model

Author

Mitra Pourabdollah

Bo Egardt

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automatic Control

Nikolce Murgovski

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Mechatronics

Anders Grauers

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automatic Control

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

0018-9545 (ISSN)

Vol. PP 99 1-13

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

DOI

10.1109/TVT.2017.2767201

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Created

11/3/2017