23. Internationales Stuttgarter Symposium

Automobil- und Motorentechnik

4. - 5. Juli 2023

Session: FVV | | 14:30 - 15:00

HyFlex-ICE: Highly-Flexbile Internal Combustion Engines for Hybrid Vehicles

Jannik Kexel, tme, RWTH Aachen University

In the development of future passenger cars, the statutory regulations on decarbonization of the exhaust emissions must be reconciled with customer requirements. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the complex interactions within powertrain systems at the earliest possible stage of development, to exploit their full potential. Thus, this paper presents a holistic methodology for optimizing the operation of all powertrain components exemplified by a hybrid powertrain. The methodology enables the full potential of all powertrain components to be exploited. For this purpose, a requirements catalog focused on the powertrain was derived using a top-down systems engineering approach. This requirements catalog is necessary for the identification of all limiting factors of the powertrain system. The development and application of the methodology and the system optimization were carried out via extensive simulation studies. Thereby, an optimal design of the hybrid powertrain was derived for a defined target application. Based on this, the system limitations were identified in Real-World Driving Scenarios, considering all relevant requirements. These limitations were significantly minimized and optimized by predictive control strategies, sophisticated hardware adaptations and innovative technologies. Finally, the scalability and transferability of this holistic approach is demonstrated by developing and optimizing a P2-Hybrid and a BEV powertrain for the same requirements.