A model predictive control approach for a parallel hydraulic hybrid powertrain

Timothy O. Deppen, Andrew G. Alleyne, Kim A Stelson, Jonathan Meyer

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In this paper, a model predictive control (MPC) approach is presented for solving the energy management problem in a parallel hydraulic hybrid vehicle. The hydraulic hybrid vehicle uses a variable displacement pump/motor combination to transfer energy between the mechanical and hydraulic domains and a high pressure accumulator for energy storage. The proposed controller observes the gas and brake pedal positions to estimate the desired wheel torque. It regulates the engine throttle command, pump/motor displacement, and applied brake force to track this desired torque while optimizing the powertrain efficiency. Simulation studies were conducted to evaluate the effects of engine dwell time and accumulator capacity versus on the overall vehicle fuel economy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781457700804
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


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