Vehicle Propulsion Systems

Introduction to Modeling and Optimization

  • Lino Guzzella
  • Antonio Sciarretta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Lino Guzzella, Antonio Sciarretta
    Pages 1-12
  3. Lino Guzzella, Antonio Sciarretta
    Pages 13-46
  4. Lino Guzzella, Antonio Sciarretta
    Pages 47-66
  5. Lino Guzzella, Antonio Sciarretta
    Pages 67-162
  6. Lino Guzzella, Antonio Sciarretta
    Pages 163-199
  7. Lino Guzzella, Antonio Sciarretta
    Pages 201-242
  8. Lino Guzzella, Antonio Sciarretta
    Pages 243-276
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


This text provides an introduction to the mathematical modeling and subsequent optimization of vehicle propulsion systems and their supervisory control algorithms.

Automobiles are responsible for a substantial part of the world's consumption of primary energy, mostly fossil liquid hydrocarbons and the reduction of the fuel consumption of these vehicles has become a top priority. Increasing concerns over fossil fuel consumption and the associated environmental impacts have motivated many groups in industry and academia to propose new propulsion systems and to explore new optimization methodologies. This third edition has been prepared to include many of these developments.

In the third edition, exercises are included at the end of each chapter and the solutions are available on the web.


Automotive Engineering Energy Consumption Minimization Fuel Consumption Minimization Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Electric Vehicles Optimal Control Road Vehicle Propulsion Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Lino Guzzella
    • 1
  • Antonio Sciarretta
    • 2
  1. 1.MLK, Institute for Dynamic Systems & ControlETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.IFP Energies NouvellesRueil-MalmaisonFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35912-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35913-2
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