Optimizing the efficiency of electro-hydraulic powertrains

Alexander J. Montgomery, Andrew G. Alleyne

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The evolution of the hydrostatic transmission system from mechanical systems to electronically controlled systems creates opportunity for improvements in efficiency through the use of intelligent control algorithms. In systems for which the prime mover is an internal combustion (IC) engine, overall system efficiency depends greatly on the prime mover's operating conditions. The use of variable displacement pumps can add a degree of freedom and allow engine operation to be optimized. However, this strategy requires a desired engine power value based on operating states and load references. This paper proposes a novel solution to this problem by using a dynamic engine power demand estimate to meet steady-state load demands using minimal engine power.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Fluid Power Systems and Technology Division
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)0791837904, 9780791837900
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2006Nov 10 2006

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Fluid Power and Systems Technology Division, FPST
ISSN (Print)1071-6947

Other

Other2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/5/0611/10/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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