System Design Optimization of xEV-Axle Drives with Package Restrictions

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This research project aims at the holistic optimal design and parametrization of efficient electric drive systems for passenger vehicles. The electric powertrain consists of one electric motor, a gearbox and the power electronics. The specific powertrain configuration is dedicated to axle drives in electrified vehicles (xEVs). The possibilities of the applications are purely electric drives, as in battery electric vehicles (BEVs) resp. fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and axle drives for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) resp. plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).
The importance of packaging-related aspects is pointed out and a concept is proposed to integrate package metrics into the multi-objective optimization in the area of conflicts between efficiency, performance, costs and package. This approach offers engineers and decision makers a quantitative basis to process specific product characteristics with respect to individual requirements and priorities. Development time and effort are reduced by integrating component-specific expert tools into one comprehensive development platform.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the FISITA 2016 World Automotive Congress
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2016
Event36th FISITA World Automotive Congress: FISITA 2016 - BEXCO, Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 26 Sept 201630 Sept 2016


Conference36th FISITA World Automotive Congress
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • electric axle
  • e-drive
  • optimal system design
  • package optimization
  • multi-objective optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production

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