Francis Assadian

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The adoption of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) is widely seen as an interim solution for the decarbonization of the transport sector. Within a PHEV, determining the required energy storage capacity of the battery remains one of the primary concerns for vehicle manufacturers and system integrators. This fact is particularly pertinent since the(More)
The paper presents a gradient-based algorithm for optimal control of nonlinear multivariable systems with control and state vectors constraints. The algorithm has a backward-in-time recurrent structure similar to the backpropagation-through-time algorithm, which is mostly used as a learning algorithm for dynamic neural networks. Other main features of the(More)
This paper presents a Li-ion cell model parameterization technique for hybrid electric and electric vehicle control applications. The proposed method is based on an equivalent electrical circuit (EEC) model of the Li-ion cell and combines the advantages of the two main strategies employed for cell model parameterization, namely, the offline and online(More)
With a myriad of alternative vehicle powertrain architectures emerging in the industry, such as electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, it is beneficial that the most appropriate system is chosen for the desired vehicle class and duty cycle, and to minimize a given cost function. This paper investigates this issue, by proposing a novel framework(More)
The paper presents a global chassis control (GCC) optimization approach using a gradient-based optimal control algorithm. The goal is to find optimal actions of various actuators such as active steering and active differential, which ensure satisfying the optimization criterion (e.g. trajectory following error minimization) subject to different equality and(More)
The performance of estimation algorithms is vital for the correct functioning of batteries in electric vehicles, as poor estimates will inevitably jeopardize the operations that rely on un-measurable quantities, such as State of Charge and State of Health. This paper compares the performance of three nonlinear estimation algorithms: the Extended Kalman(More)
An electric vehicle’s battery is its most expensive component, and it cannot be charged and discharged indefinitely. This affects a consumer vehicle’s end-user value. Ageing is tolerated as an unwanted operational side-effect; manufacturers have little control over it. Recent publications have considered trade-offs between efficiency and ageing in plug-in(More)
The paper presents an overview of the bond graph models of advanced automotive transmission and driveline systems. This includes one-mode and two-mode series-parallel hybrid electric vehicle transmissions, a continuous variable transmission, active-limited slip and torque vectoring differentials in 2WD and 4WD configurations, and electromechanical(More)