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Fuel Cell Optimization

About the Laboratory

The automotive industry is facing major challenges due to increasingly strict CO2 regulations across the world, and the trends towards electrification and alternative propulsion systems as well as autonomous and connected vehicles are increasing the demand for new and alternative development methodologies.

Upcoming real driving emission tests will require the vehicles to be clean under all operating conditions. While tremendous efforts are currently being made in extending and augmenting existing traditional control units, model-based control approaches constitute a more systematic and scalable solution for engine and powertrain control. In the proposed CDL, advanced nonlinear and predictive control concepts will be investigated. To systematically deal with the increasing complexity of future powertrains, another focus is on a seamless connection of simulation models and powertrain testbeds in order to assure reliability of real driving emission tests on hardware-in-the-loop testbeds.

Upcoming real driving emission tests will require the vehicles to be clean under all operating conditions. While tremendous efforts are currently being made in extending and augmenting existing traditional control units, model-based control approaches constitute a more systematic and scalable solution for engine and powertrain control. In the proposed CDL, advanced nonlinear and predictive control concepts will be investigated. To systematically deal with the increasing complexity of future powertrains, another focus is on a seamless connection of simulation models and powertrain testbeds in order to assure reliability of real driving emission tests on hardware-in-the-loop testbeds.

The focus on basic research on a high level in combination with the expert knowledge available at the industrial partner and the long-term nature of the collaboration are important prerequisites to generate innovative and sustainable results. This will ultimately strengthen the position of the industrial partner in the market. Advanced control and monitoring strategies together with hybridisation and electrification will contribute to significant efficiency improvements in future vehicles.

Contact

TU Wien

Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics

Research Unit of Control and Process Automation

Getreidemarkt 9 / E325-04 / 6th floor

1060 Vienna

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