Optimization and Optimal Control in Automotive Systems

  • Harald Waschl
  • Ilya Kolmanovsky
  • Maarten Steinbuch
  • Luigi del Re

Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 455)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Optimization Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anil V. Rao
      Pages 3-21
    3. Chris Manzie, Will Moase, Rohan Shekhar, Alireza Mohammadi, Dragan Nesic, Ying Tan
      Pages 23-39
    4. Mario Zanon, Janick V. Frasch, Milan Vukov, Sebastian Sager, Moritz Diehl
      Pages 41-57
  3. Inter and Intra Vehicle System Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Rodrigo H. Ordóñez-Hurtado, Wynita M. Griggs, Kay Massow, Robert N. Shorten
      Pages 77-92
    3. Panagiotis Tsiotras, Ricardo Sanz Diaz
      Pages 109-129
    4. Joško Deur, Mirko Corić, Josip Kasać, Francis Assadian, Davor Hrovat
      Pages 131-146
    5. Kevin McDonough, Ilya Kolmanovsky, Dimitar Filev, Steve Szwabowski, Diana Yanakiev, John Michelini
      Pages 147-162
    6. Dominik Lang, Thomas Stanger, Roman Schmied, Luigi del Re
      Pages 163-178
  4. Powertrain Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Theo Hofman, Maarten Steinbuch
      Pages 181-198
    3. Antonio Sciarretta, Domenico di Domenico, Philippe Pognant-Gros, Gianluca Zito
      Pages 219-236
    4. Frank Willems, M. C. F. Donkers, Frank Kupper
      Pages 237-253
  5. Optimization of the Engine Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Dimitar Filev, Yan Wang, Ilya Kolmanovsky
      Pages 257-272
    3. Nico Didcock, Andreas Rainer, Stefan Jakubek
      Pages 273-289
    4. Per Tunestål
      Pages 291-300
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-326

About this book


This book demonstrates the use of the optimization techniques that are becoming essential to meet the increasing stringency and variety of requirements for automotive systems. It shows the reader how to move away from earlier  approaches, based on some degree of heuristics, to the use of  more and more common systematic methods. Even systematic methods can be developed and applied in a large number of forms so the text collects contributions from across the theory, methods and real-world automotive applications of optimization.
Greater fuel economy, significant reductions in permissible emissions, new drivability requirements and the generally increasing complexity of automotive systems are among the criteria that the contributing authors set themselves to meet. In many cases multiple and often conflicting requirements give rise to multi-objective constrained optimization problems which are also considered. Some of these problems fall into the domain of the traditional multi-disciplinary optimization applied to system, sub-system or component design parameters and is performed based on system models; others require applications of optimization directly to experimental systems to determine either optimal calibration or the optimal control trajectory/control law.
Optimization and Optimal Control in Automotive Systems reflects the state-of-the-art in and promotes a comprehensive approach to optimization in automotive systems by addressing its different facets, by discussing basic methods and showing practical approaches and specific applications of optimization to design and control problems for automotive systems. The book will be of interest both to academic researchers, either studying optimization or who have links with the automotive industry and to industrially-based engineers and automotive designers.


Applied Optimization Automotive Systems Battery Control Control System Design Emissions Reduction Optimal Control Powertrain Optimization Vehicle Dynamics Wasteheat Recovery

Editors and affiliations

  • Harald Waschl
    • 1
  • Ilya Kolmanovsky
    • 2
  • Maarten Steinbuch
    • 3
  • Luigi del Re
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Design and Control of Mechatronical SystemsJohannes Kepler, University LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Institute for Design and Control of Mechatronical SystemsJohannes Kepler University LinzLinzAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05370-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05371-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-7411
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