The automotive industry is waking up to the fact that hybrid electric vehicles could provide an answer to the ever-increasing need for lower-polluting and more fuel-efficient forms of personal transport. This is the first book to give comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the hybrid vehicle design, from its power plant and energy storage systems, to supporting chassis subsystems necessary for realising hybrid modes of operation. Key topics covered include hybrid propulsion system architectures, propulsion system sizing, electric traction system sizing and design, loss mechanisms, system simulation and vehicle certification. Offering in-depth coverage of hybrid propulsion topics, energy storage systems and modelling, and supporting electrical systems, this book will be an invaluable resource for practising engineers and managers involved in all aspects of hybrid vehicle development, modelling, simulation and testing. It will also be of interest to postgraduate students in the field.
- Chapter 2: Hybrid architectures
- Chapter 3: Hybrid power plant specifications
- Chapter 4: Sizing the drive system
- Chapter 5: Electric drive system technologies
- Chapter 6: Power electronics for ac drives
- Chapter 7: Drive system control
- Chapter 8: Drive system efficiency
- Chapter 9: Hybrid vehicle characterisation
- Chapter 10: Energy storage technologies
- Chapter 11: Hybrid vehicle test and validation
Dr John M. Miller is founder of the company J-N-J Miller Design Services PLC, where he is principal engineer. Previously he was a member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments, Dallas, from 1976 to 1980. He later joined Ford Motor Company Research in 1983 to work on electric and hybrid vehicle programs. Dr Miller became an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University in 1998 and an Adjunct Professor at Texas AandM University in 2002. He is currently outside representative on the MIT-Industry Consortium on Advanced Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems and Components. He is the holder of 39 US patents and has authored more than 100 publications on automotive electrical and electronic systems. He received best paper awards from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and most outstanding paper from IEEE and SAE Convergence 2000. Dr Miller is a Fellow of IEEE and is the recipient of the Henry Ford Technology Award for the development of the starteralternator system for hybrid vehicles, and recipient of IEEE's Third Millenium Medal. He has been a registered professional engineer in Michigan since 1980.