Model development for integrated hybrid electric vehicle dynamic stability systems

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This study expanded an existing full car dynamic model (HVOSM.VD2) to enable simulation of electric, hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles with integrated vehicle stability systems. A prototype range extending series hybrid vehicle was constructed with independent front wheel drives. A hybrid vehicle stability assist (VSA) algorithm was developed to perform proportional control of yaw rate through left/right distribution of front motor torques while simultaneously blending anti-lock braking and traction control with electric drive within hybrid system power limits. The new model, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Dynamic Environment, Virtual (HEVDEV), was used to simulate the hybrid VSA safety system in the prototype. Skid pad testing was performed to validate HEVDEV simulations of steady state turning behavior and develop hybrid VSA control parameters. Further simulations predicted successful hybrid VSA performance during step-steer and braking-in-a-turn dynamic maneuvers. Conclusions were made about hybrid VSA and vehicle component specifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-175
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2003Nov 21 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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