Developing a Vehicle Thermal Management System with Fuzzy Control Method

  • Zheming TongEmail author
  • Wenjun Shi
  • Shuiguang Tong
  • Yue Li
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 576)


Vehicle thermal management system is expected to increase in-cabin thermal comfortableness in an energy-efficient way. Generally, the thermal management system operates to provide the desired comfort temperature under different driving conditions and ambient environmental conditions. In our study, the simulations of the air-conditioning system are performed to demonstrate the nonlinear dynamic process of in-vehicle temperature variation. Then, the air-conditioning system was optimized by using a fuzzy controller in order to improve its performance and energy efficiency. Results show that the air-conditioning system developed based on the fuzzy control method is an efficient method for vehicle thermal management.


Thermal comfort Energy saving Fuzzy control Cabin 



We would like to acknowledge the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51708493), National Research Program for Key Issues in Air Pollution Control (DQGG0207), Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation (LR19E050002), Zhejiang Province Key Science and Technology Project (2018C01020, 2018C01060, 2019C01057), and the Youth Funds of State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems (SKLoFP_QN_1804).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zheming Tong
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Wenjun Shi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shuiguang Tong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yue Li
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic SystemsZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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