Investigation on the energy management strategy for hydraulic hybrid wheel loaders

Feng Wang, Mohd Azrin Mohd Zulkefli, Zongxuan Sun, Kim A Stelson

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Abstract

Energy management strategies for a hydraulic hybrid wheel loader are studied in this paper. The architecture of the hydraulic hybrid wheel loader is first presented and the differences of the powertrain and the energy management system between on-road vehicles and wheel loaders are identified. Unlike the on-road vehicles where the engine only powers the drivetrain, the engine in a wheel loader powers both the drivetrain and the working hydraulic system. In a non-hybrid wheel loader, the two sub-systems interfere with each other since they share the same engine shaft. By using a power split drivetrain, it not only allows for optimal engine operation and regenerative braking, but also eliminates interferences between driving and working functions, which improve the productivity, fuel efficiency and operability of the wheel loader. An energy management strategy (EMS) based on dynamic programming (DP) is designed to optimize the operation of both the power split drivetrain and the working hydraulic system. A short loading cycle is selected as the duty cycle. The EMS based on DP is compared with a rule-based strategy through simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAerial Vehicles; Aerospace Control; Alternative Energy; Automotive Control Systems; Battery Systems; Beams and Flexible Structures; Biologically-Inspired Control and its Applications;
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791856123
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2013 - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2013Oct 23 2013

Publication series

NameASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2013
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA
Period10/21/1310/23/13

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