JIE Seminar: Development and Evaluation of Intelligent Energy Management

Updated : October 28, 2015
Press release by Yingneng Gu

Date

October 29(Thursday), 2015

Time

06:00 – 07:40 pm

Venue

  Rm. 214, JIE Building

Presenter

Guoyuan Wu, Ph.D., College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology, University of California, Riverside

Host

Dr. Orkun Karabasoglu from JIE Intelligent Vehicles and Energy Systems Laboratory

Topic

Development and Evaluation of Intelligent Energy Management

Strategies for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Abstract

There has been significant interest in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) as a means to decrease dependence on imported oil and to reduce greenhouse gases as well as other pollutant emissions. One of the critical considerations in PHEV development is the design of its energy management strategy, which determines how energy in a hybrid powertrain should be produced and utilized as a function of various vehicle parameters. In this presentation, we propose several intelligent energy management strategy for PHEVs. Such energy management is conducted at both the trip level and tour level (including battery recharging opportunities at intermediate stops). The effectiveness of the proposed strategies is evaluated and compared via numerical simulation using real-world traffic data in Southern California. The evaluation results show promising results of the proposed strategies in terms of fuel savings.

Introduction of Guoyuan Wu, Ph.D.

Dr. Guoyuan Wu received his B.S. degree in Energy Engineering in 2001 from Zhejiang University, P. R. China, and completed his M.S. degree in Thermal Engineering at Tsinghua University, P. R. China, in 2004. Then, he earned M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 and 2010, respectively. During the pursuit of his Ph.D., Dr. Wu had been employed as a graduate student researcher at the California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) for about five years. Upon graduation, Dr. Wu joined the Transportation Systems Research (TSR) group at CE-CERT as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Since July 2012, he has been working as an Assistant Research Faculty and conducting research on evaluation and development of intelligent and sustainable transportation systems, optimization and control of transportation systems, traffic modeling and simulation, vehicle emissions modeling. Dr. Wu is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and Chinese Overseas Transportation Association (COTA).