Doctoral Dissertations


Andrew Meintz

Keywords and Phrases

Supervisory control


"This dissertation offers a description of the development of a fuel cell plug-in hybrid electric vehicle focusing on the propulsion architecture selection, propulsion system control, and high-level energy management. Two energy management techniques have been developed and implemented for real-time control of the vehicle. The first method is a heuristic method that relies on a short-term moving average of the vehicle power requirements. The second method utilizes an affine function of the short-term and long-term moving average vehicle power requirements. The development process of these methods has required the creation of a vehicle simulator capable of estimating the effect of changes to the energy management control techniques on the overall vehicle energy efficiency. Furthermore, the simulator has allowed for the refinement of the energy management methods and for the stability of the method to be analyzed prior to on-road testing. This simulator has been verified through on-road testing of a constructed prototype vehicle under both highway and city driving schedules for each energy management method. The results of the finalized vehicle control strategies are compared with the simulator predictions and an assessment of the effectiveness of both strategies is discussed. The methods have been evaluated for energy consumption in the form of both hydrogen fuel and stored electricity from grid charging"--Abstract, page iii.


Ferdowsi, Mehdi

Committee Member(s)

Acar, Levent
Crow, Mariesa
Grasman, Scott E. (Scott Erwin)
Kimball, Jonathan W.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


General Motors Corporation
United States. Department of Education


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date



xii, 158 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-157).


© 2011 Andrew Lee Meintz, All rights reserved.

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Dissertation - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Hybrid electric vehicles -- Design and construction
Fuel cell vehicles -- Technology
Electric automobiles -- Energy consumption
Real-time control

Thesis Number

T 10169

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