Vehicle Propulsion Systems

Introduction to Modeling and Optimization

  • Lino Guzzella
  • Antonio Sciarretta

About this book


Automobiles are responsible for a substantial part of the world's consumption of primary energy, mostly fossil liquid hydrocarbons. The reduction of the fuel consumption of these vehicles has become a top priority. Many ideas to reach that objective have been presented. In most cases these systems are more complex than the traditional approaches. For such complex systems a heuristic design approach fails. The only way to deal with this situation is to employ model-based methods. This text provides an introduction to the mathematical modeling and subsequent optimization of vehicle propulsion systems and their supervisory control algorithms.


Automotive Engineering Hybrid Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles Modeling and Simulation Motor Optimal Control Optimization Road Vehicle Propulsion Systems design modeling programming propulsion

Authors and affiliations

  • Lino Guzzella
    • 1
  • Antonio Sciarretta
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. Mess- und RegeltechnikETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74691-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74692-8
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