CMP - Center for Mobile Propulsion

 

Topic

Networked system development for hybrid drive systems

Research Goals

The Center for Mobile Propulsion is researching hybrid drive systems for mobile applications. The core objectives are to increase the efficiency in the operation of mobile drives and to reduce their environmental impact. To achieve this, a new generation of electrified drives is needed whose development requires a networked and interdisciplinary development environment.

To this end, important questions in the fields of:

  • Real-time modeling of technical systems
  • Co-simulation of different models
  • Coupling of virtual and real systems
  • Control and regulation of complex systems and improvement of operational management

for various components and system structures.

Professorships Involved

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - Faculty 4

Chair and Institute of Control Engineering (IRT)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel
www.irt.rwth-aachen.de

Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein
www.ika.rwth-aachen.de

Institute for Machine Elements and System Engineering (iMSE)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Jacobs
www.imse.rwth-aachen.de

Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
www.vka.rwth-aachen.de

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Kontaktmechanik
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roger A. Sauer
www.aices.rwth-aachen.de

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - Faculty 6

Lehrstuhl und Institut für Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische Antriebe (ISEA)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr. ir. Dr. h. c. Rik W. De Doncker
www.isea.rwth-aachen.de

Chair of Electromagnetic Energy Conversion and Institute of Electrical Machines (IEM)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c. dr hab. Kay Hameyer
www.iem.rwth-aachen.de

Institute for High Voltage Technology (ifht)
Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Schnettler
www.ifht.rwth-aachen.de

Existing Infrastructure

19 test benches:

  • 1 Commissioning test bench
  • 2 Transmission test benches (2 wheel drive)
  • 8 Combustion engine test benches up to 300 kW
  • 4 Combustion engine test benches up to 600 kW
  • 1 Battery test stand
  • 2 Powertrain test benches
  • 1 E-motor test stand

Workshop areas:

  • Mechanical workshop
  • Motor assembly
  • Construction workshop
  • Electrics and Electronics
  • Measuring technology and exhaust gas measuring technology
  • Chemistry Lab

Supply Infrastructure

  • Fuel Supply
    • with approx. 160000L and 20 different liquid fuels
    • Supply lines on 4 test benches for natural gas
  • Heating and cooling supply
  • Conditioning systems for air, fuel, oil and coolants

Projects

DUETT

  • Diesel hybrid vehicles for eco-friendly mobility
  • EFRE NRW (mobility and logistics)

HyNet

  • Efficient hybrid drives through vehicle communication
  • ERDF NRW

HIFI ELEMENTS

  • High Fidelity Electric Modeling and Testing
  • - H2020

Acosar

  • Advanced Co-Simulation Open System Architecture
  • ITEA3, FFG, BMBF

Contact

Website

www.vka.rwth-aachen.de