In recent years, clutches have been used to create multi-mode power-split hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Designing an HEV for optimal performance is computationally intensive because of the enormous design space. For single planetary gear (PG) or a double-PG hybrid powertrains, the design with the best fuel economy and launching performance can be identified through exhaustive search. Exhaustive search for a hybrid powertrain with 3PGs is computationally expensive, because of the astronomical number of design candidates. To address the design problem with extremely large design space, a rapid structure optimization method is proposed, which is based on combining different operating modes. A case study compares several different schemes against the results of the exhaustive search. The results show that the proposed mode combination method can identify almost 90% of the best designs. The proposed method shows great potential when applied to hybrid systems with three or more PGs.
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Rapid Optimization of Multiple-Planetary-Gear Power-Split Hybrid Powertrains
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Zhuang, W, Zhang, X, Peng, H, & Wang, L. "Rapid Optimization of Multiple-Planetary-Gear Power-Split Hybrid Powertrains." Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Volume 3: Multiagent Network Systems; Natural Gas and Heat Exchangers; Path Planning and Motion Control; Powertrain Systems; Rehab Robotics; Robot Manipulators; Rollover Prevention (AVS); Sensors and Actuators; Time Delay Systems; Tracking Control Systems; Uncertain Systems and Robustness; Unmanned, Ground and Surface Robotics; Vehicle Dynamics Control; Vibration and Control of Smart Structures/Mech Systems; Vibration Issues in Mechanical Systems. Columbus, Ohio, USA. October 28–30, 2015. V003T41A004. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2015-9977
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