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An Optimal Electrical Drive System for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Funding: 2012: $135,000
2013: $135,000
2014: $110,000

Project Member(s): Zhu, J.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (Other funds for ARC projects)

Start year: 2012

Summary: Compared to a conventional hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), the plug-in HEV (PHEV) relies on a greater degree of electrical propulsion to achieve higher efficiency and lower CO2 emission. This project aims to develop an optimal electrical drive system for a PHEV with a novel hybrid powertrain architecture. Through comprehensive theoretical analysis, numerical simulation, design optimization, and experimental construction and testing, new models, design methods, control schemes, and guidelines for developing optimal PHEV drives will be established and validated, and high quality PhD students will be trained. The outcomes will provide an innovative clean and efficient transport solution and greatly strengthen the Australian automotive industry.

Publications:

Liu, C, Wang, Y, Lei, G, Guo, Y & Zhu, J 2017, 'Design and analysis of a 3D-flux flux-switching permanent magnet machine with SMC cores and ferrite magnets', AIP Advances, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1-7.
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Liu, C, Wang, Y, Lei, G, Guo, Y & Zhu, J 2017, 'Performance analysis of a new radial-axial flux machine with SMC cores and ferrite magnets', AIP ADVANCES, vol. 7, no. 5.
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Lei, G, Zhu, JG & Guo, Y 2016, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Methods for Electrical Machines and Drive Systems, Springer, Berlin, Germany.
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Teng, QF, Li, GF, Zhu, JG, Guo, YG & Li, SY 2016, 'ADRC-based model predictive torque control for PMSMs fed by three-phase four-switch inverters', Proceedings of the 2016 35th Chinese Control Conference, Chinese Control Conference, IEEE, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, pp. 4550-4555.
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Sui, Y, Zheng, P, Wu, F, Wang, P, Cheng, L & Zhu, J 2015, 'A novel five-phase fault-tolerant modular in-wheel permanent-magnet synchronous machine for electric vehicles', JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, vol. 117, no. 17.
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Lei, G, Liu, C, Zhu, J & Guo, Y 2015, 'Multidisciplinary Design Analysis for PM Motors with Soft Magnetic Composite Cores.', 2015 IEEE MAGNETICS CONFERENCE (INTERMAG), IEEE International Magnetics Conference (Intermag), IEEE, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA.
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Lei, G, Zhu, J, Guo, Y, Shao, K & Xu, W 2014, 'Multiobjective Sequential Design Optimization of PM-SMC Motors for Six Sigma Quality Manufacturing', IEEE Transactions On Magnetics, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 1-4.
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Lei, G, Zhu, J, Guo, Y & Zou, Y 2014, 'State of art of sequential optimization strategies for the design of electromagnetic devices', Proceedings of the 2014 17th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, ICEMS 2014, International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems,, IEEE, Hangzhou, China, pp. 706-709.
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Keywords: hybrid electric vehicleelectrical driveelectric machine

FOR Codes: Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power), Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Transport