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Fuel efficient intelligent control of heavy trucks

Ahmed, H and Faris, Waleed Fekry and Akmeliawati, Rini (2016) Fuel efficient intelligent control of heavy trucks. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (6). pp. 4164-4171. ISSN 1819-6608

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This work answers the need for improvement in fuel Economy in heavy duty vehicles (HDV’s), in a manner simple enough to be used in open road missions. A lookahead anticipatory control (LA) method is designed to adjust longitudinal motion (signified by velocity of the vehicle system) using knowledge of fluctuations in road grade. The prediction of driving behaviour is done using a fuzzy logic function based on a predefined rule-base. Control action of the brake and throttle positions are implemented by taking the state-dependent riccati Equation approach. The results of the proposed controller are compared against those of a standard PI cruise controller. Moreover, results of simulations on a 40 ton vehicle show the proposed method capable of increasing fuel economy.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5806/50582
Uncontrolled Keywords: fuzzy forecasting, dynamic programming, state dependent riccati equation
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ212 Control engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Rini Akmeliawati
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 12:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50582

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