// Elec­tri­fied Drive Systems

The Future of Mobi­li­ty Starts Now!

Elec­tri­fy­ing drive systems achie­ves two major goals: compli­an­ce with current emis­si­on legis­la­ti­on by mini­mi­zing CO2 release and a simul­ta­ne­ous incre­a­se in driving comfort. APL has crea­ted a complex chain of methods to deve­lop opera­ting stra­te­gies and compon­ents for ener­gy-effi­ci­ent, emis­si­on-opti­mi­sed real driving.

Deve­lo­p­ment of Elec­tri­fied-Drive Concepts

Toge­ther with its custo­mers, APL is deve­lo­ping elec­tri­fied drives for hybrid, fuel cell and batte­ry-electric vehicles.

The focus is on deve­lo­p­ment of system compon­ents, in addi­ti­on to the over­all drive system and soft­ware deve­lo­p­ment & calibration.

Power­train electrification

Opti­mi­sa­ti­on of electric motors

Analy­sis of ther­mal manage­ment and faults in the inverter

Batte­ry inspec­tion and opimi­sa­ti­on consi­de­ring electri­cal, ther­mal and mecha­ni­cal impacts

Measu­re­ments and simu­la­ti­ons from the batte­ry cell to the comple­te system
Deve­lo­p­ment of System Components
In the deve­lo­p­ment and opti­mi­sa­ti­on of system compon­ents, functio­n­al safe­ty and opera­tio­nal stabi­li­ty are the most crucial objec­ti­ves of all. APL uses state-of-the-art calcu­la­ti­on and simu­la­ti­on tools to achie­ve these objec­ti­ves. In addi­ti­on to our real-time measu­re­ment tech­no­lo­gies, accu­ra­te compo­nent measu­re­ment befo­re and after testing is essen­ti­al for detail­ed func­tio­n­al analy­sis and dama­ge assessment.
Batte­ry Deve­lo­p­ment Through Test and Simulation
To opti­mi­se deve­lo­p­ment of the trac­tion batte­ry, APL offers a compre­hen­si­ve port­fo­lio of testing and simu­la­ti­on. In order to demons­tra­te the decisi­ve syner­gies from the batte­ry pack down to the cell level and their rele­van­ce in drive­train deve­lo­p­ment, various simu­la­ti­on methods, in-house models and commer­cial soft­ware packa­ges are utili­sed. These range from CFD calcu­la­ti­ons to ther­mal-electri­cal and chemi­cal-physi­cal batte­ry models to comple­te vehi­cle simu­la­ti­ons. The know­ledge gained from simu­la­ti­ons is combi­ned to form a comple­te system over­view and further corre­la­ted with measu­re­ment results. This approach allows the design and opti­mi­sa­ti­on of batte­ry systems in a holistic approach. The input para­me­ters can be deter­mi­ned and the models vali­da­ted by means of tests on APL’s in-house high-volta­ge test benches and the measu­re­ment of batte­ry perfor­mance data during real operation.
Electric Motor Development
The deve­lo­p­ment of electric motors inclu­des both basic design and testing. Calcu­la­ti­on models, such as magne­tic circuit simu­la­ti­on, are an essen­ti­al part of deve­lo­p­ment. The mecha­ni­cal deve­lo­p­ment of electric motors focu­ses on the design of the rotor, lami­na­ti­on stack and housing as well as cooling concept and tribo­lo­gi­cal bounda­ry conditions.
Basic Data Input and Func­tio­n­al Development
APL uses modern test systems and HiL networks for basis data programming of system compon­ents. The batte­ry, power elec­tro­nics and electric motor can be inte­gra­ted into the test envi­ron­ment with the goal of achie­ving best possi­ble effi­ci­en­cy, taking system limi­ta­ti­ons into account.

Using simu­la­ti­on models in a Matlab/Simulink envi­ron­ment and appli­ca­ti­on tools such as INCA Flow or AVL Cameo, data for basic func­tions, or more complex func­tions such as the rotor tempe­ra­tu­re model, can be input based on models and (parti­al­ly) auto­ma­ted. High deman­ds with respect to precise torque control and repro­du­ci­ble mapping of tempe­ra­tu­re beha­viour can be met on APL test benches.

Compe­ti­ti­ve analy­ses of hybri­di­sed and elec­tri­fied drives, inclu­ding equip­ping vehi­cles with special measu­re­ment tech­no­lo­gies, can be carri­ed out inde­pendent­ly and using the enti­re infra­st­ruc­tu­re (such as chas­sis dyna­mo­me­ter test benches or measu­re­ment and diagnostic labo­ra­to­ries) at APL.
In addi­ti­on to tech­ni­cal exper­ti­se, APL has resour­ces for testing and deve­lo­ping elec­tri­fied drive systems and their compon­ents. Plea­se conta­ct us if you requi­re further information.

Further Infor­ma­tio­nen

Arti­cle: Requi­re­ments for Opera­ting Mate­ri­als Applied in Hybrid Powertrains

März 2020

Rela­ted Topics:

Testing of Elec­tri­fied Drives

Deve­lo­p­ment of fuel cell drive

Chemi­cal and Physi­cal Laboratory

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