Dr. Andrej Ivanco to Give Innovation Talk at TARDEC

Dr. Ivanco, photo credit to Clemson UniversityOn June 29th 2015, Dr. Andrej Ivanco, Research Assistant Professor from ARC partner school Clemson University, will be giving an Innovation Seminar talk titled "Vehicle System Level Electric Machine Design to Maximize Performance and Efficiency" at U.S. Army TARDEC in Warren, MI.

The TARDEC Innovation Seminar is a weekly event where TARDECians hear about new reasearch, technologies and approaches to solving Army problems. The talks may be given by researchers from within TARDEC or from outside institutions.

Abstract: Modern military vehicles have to fulfill challenges of wide range of operations. In order to maintain the tactical edge, performance, payload and protection has to be carefully balanced. Therefore, new modeling approaches has to be employed, often ranging multiple physical domains. In this talk we will focus on bringing the newly developed high fidelity models of electrical machine into the design of hybrid electric vehicle. In this design approach the Finite Element Analysis is used to shape the electric machine efficiency map and match the actual vehicle duty cycles. The methodology will be demonstrated on two cases: (i) design of the in wheel motor to increase the efficiency while fulfilling the gradeability and maximum speed constraints. (ii) The powerpack design, which supplies electrical power to the vehicle power bus. A notional militarized engine is matched with tailored generator design to fulfill power requirements and maximize the fuel efficiency. Results show that such a multi-physics approach can bring significant benefit in the vehicle efficiency and support the selection of the final component design.