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Project Agr - Transmission for Plug-in Electric Vehicles (AutoCRC)

Project Member(s): Zhang, N., Walker, P., Ji, J., Luo, Z.

Funding or Partner Organisation: AutoCRC Ltd
Recruitment Program of Global Experts Changzhou New Energy Vehicles Research Academy Co Ltd (Recruitment Program of Global Experts Changzhou New Energy Vehicles Reserach Academcy Co Ltd)

Start year: 2013

Summary: The primary intent of this research is to thoroughly develop a conceptual whole powertrain system for Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) and Range Extended Electric Vehicles (REEV) through the development of efficient multi-speed transmissions, and integral design with electric machine and energy storage system (ESS). Particular focus will be placed on novel transmission actuation methods, whole system design and optimal control, and extensive evaluation of energy storage systems (ESS). The project objectives are: 1. Develop of multi-speed dual clutch transmission concepts for PEV/REEV designs 2. Design and develop novel control systems and methods for multi-speed PEV transmissions 3. Integrated powertrain design for PEV including transmission, motor/generator, and hybrid energy storage system 4. Optimal energy management strategies for PEV/HEV/REEV 5. Develop a PEV test facility to evaluate and confirm the obtained analytical findings by physical experiment. The major outcomes of this project will include the increased knowledge relating to integral design of multi-speed PEV powertrains, the development of novel actuation methods for DCTs, and enhanced understanding of integral h-ESS development for PEV applications. 1. The design of efficient and flexible automotive transmissions for EV/REEV applications. 2. The development of novel control mechanisms and methods for these transmissions. 3. Thorough development of integrated powertrain design for PEVs/REEVs 4. Enhanced understanding of how to integrate hybrid energy storage systems for both PEV and REEVs 5. Extensive testing capability of ESS and transmission control system

Publications:

Yin, S, Dejie, Y, Luo, Z & Xia, B 2018, 'Unified polynomial expansion for interval and random response analysis of uncertain structure-acoustic system with arbitrary probability distribution', Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 336, pp. 260-285.
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Walker, PD, Zhu, B & Zhang, N 2017, 'Powertrain dynamics and control of a two speed dual clutch transmission for electric vehicles', Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 85, pp. 1-15.
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Wu, J, Luo, Z, Zhang, N & Walker, P 2017, 'Uncertain dynamic analysis for rigid-flexible mechanisms with random geometry and material properties', Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 85, no. 15, pp. 487-511.
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Huang, ZL, Jiang, C, Zhou, YS, Luo, Z & Zhang, Z 2016, 'An incremental shifting vector approach for reliability-based design optimization', Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 523-543.
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Liang, J, Wu, J, Zhang, N, Luo, Z & Zhu, S 2016, 'Interval uncertain analysis of active hydraulically interconnected suspension system', Advances in Mechanical Engineering, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 1-14.
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Wu, J, Gao, J, Luo, Z & Brown, T 2016, 'Robust topology optimization for structures under interval uncertainty', Advances in Engineering Software, vol. 99, pp. 36-48.

Wu, J, Luo, Z, Zhang, N & Zhang, Y 2016, 'Dynamic computation of flexible multibody system with uncertain material properties', Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 85, no. 2, pp. 1231-1254.
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Wu, J, Luo, Z, Zheng, J & Jiang, C 2016, 'Incremental modeling of a new high-order polynomial surrogate model', Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 40, no. 7-8, pp. 4681-4699.
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Awadallah, M, Tawadros, P, Walker, P & Zhang, N 2016, 'Eliminating the Torque Hole: Using a Mild Hybrid EV Architecture to Deliver Better Driveability', 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific, ITEC Asia-Pacific 2016, IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC Asia-Pacific), IEEE, Busan, South Korea, pp. 173-179.
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Ji, JC 2015, 'Two families of super-harmonic resonances in a time-delayed nonlinear oscillator', JOURNAL OF SOUND AND VIBRATION, vol. 349, pp. 299-314.
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Walker, PD, Salisa, AR, Zhu, B & Zhang, N 2015, 'Modelling and optimisation of pure electric vehicle powertrains: a comparison of single and two speed transmissions', International Journal of Vehicle Performance, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 85-102.
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Wu, J, Luo, Z, Zhang, N & Zhang, Y 2015, 'A new uncertain analysis method and its application in vehicle dynamics', MECHANICAL SYSTEMS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, vol. 50-51, pp. 659-675.
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Walker, PD, Roser, H, Zhang, N & Fang, Y 2015, 'Comparison of Powertrain System Configurations for Electric Passenger Vehicles', Proceedings of the SAE Technical Papers, Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference, Society of Automotive Engineers, Melbourne; Australia.
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Wu, J, Luo, Z, Zhang, Y, Zhang, N & Chen, L 2013, 'Interval uncertain method for multibody mechanical systems using Chebyshev inclusion functions', International Journal For Numerical Methods In Engineering, vol. 95, no. 7, pp. 608-630.
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Wu, J, Zhang, Y, Chen, L & Luo, Z 2013, 'A Chebyshev interval method for nonlinear dynamic systems under uncertainty', Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 4578-4591.
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Keywords: electric vehicle, dual clutch transmission, powetrain modelling and control, hybrid energy storage system

FOR Codes: Hybrid Vehicles and Powertrains, Automotive Equipment