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.


Motor automotive engineering complexity control control theory design energy energy consumption integrated circuit modeling optimal control optimization propulsion simulation supervisory control

Authors and affiliations

  • Lino Guzzella
    • 1
  • Antonio Sciarretta
    • 1
  1. 1.ETH ZürichInstitut für Mess- und RegeltechnikZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25195-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-28853-4
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