Convex Modeling and Sizing of Electrically Supercharged Internal Combustion Engine Powertrain

This paper investigates a concept of an electrically supercharged internal combustion engine (ICE) powertrain. A supercharger consists of an electric motor and a compressor. It draws its power from an electric energy buffer (e.g., a battery) and helps the engine during short-duration high-power demands. Both the engine and the buffer are sized to reduce the sum of the vehicle operational (fuel) and component (engine and buffer) costs. For this purpose, a convex driving cycle-based vehicle model is derived, enabling the formulation of an underlying optimization problem as a second-order cone program (SOCP). Such a program can be efficiently solved using dedicated numerical tools (for a given gear selection strategy), which provides not only the optimal engine/buffer sizes but optimal vehicle control and state trajectories (e.g., compressor power and buffer energy) as well. Finally, the results obtained from a representative numerical case study are discussed in detail.

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  • Accession Number: 01602766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2016 4:19PM