Innovative electromechanical converter with multiple electrical and mechanical ports for hybrid electric vehicles

01 January 2013 → 31 December 2018
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Modelling
    • Multimedia processing
    • Automotive engineering
electrical machine electromechanical converter hybrid electric vehicle
Project description

The project deals with an electromechanical converter for an electric continuously variable transmission (EVT) in a hybrid electric vehicle. This electromechanical converter consists of several electrical machines that are coupled in a mechanical and electromagnetic way. It has two mechanical ports (MP’s) and two electrical ports (EP’s). In the EVT in a hybrid electric vehicle, the two MP’s are the combustion engine on the one hand and the wheels on the other hand. The two EP’s are connected, via two power electronic converters (PECs), to the battery of the vehicle. The EVT replaces the gearbox, the clutch, the alternator and the starter motor used in a conventional vehicle.