Since electronic control was introduced to vehicular engines in the 1970s for substantial emissions reduction, modern cars are increasingly likely to be equipped with electronics in their engines, transmission, braking, etc. With the rapidly increasing complexity of vehicular powertrain systems, control technology becomes an enabling factor in the development of powertrain systems.
Model-based control was introduced and rapidly developed in recent years. Compared with traditional controller development, which is normally based on tunable PID or rule-based feed-forward control, model-based control holds the potential to dramatically reduce the calibration effort, and to meet increasingly stringent performance requirements.
This special issue is aimed at addressing the application of model-based control theory and technology in the field of automotive powertrains.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Linear and non-linear controller design in automotive powertrain applications
- Linear and non-linear observer design in automotive powertrain applications
- Application of model predictive control and moving horizon estimation
- Model-based design in engine control systems, including EGR, VCT, VGT, GDI and HCCI
- Application of model-based design in fuel reduction and emission after treatment
- Model-based design for control systems of clutches, transmissions and brakes
- Model-based control in electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles, including the electric hybrid, hydraulic hybrid, and mechanical hybrid
Submission deadline: (before) 31 January, 2012
Completion of first review: 30 April, 2012 (tentative)
Submission of revised paper: 31 May, 2012 (tentative)
Completion of final review: 31 July, 2012 (tentative)
Final manuscript submission: 31 August, 2012 (tentative)