My long-lasting fascination for cars has taught me that the quality and comfort of the automobile is paramount. As a customer and an engineer who has worked on cars before, I have great respect for General Motors for its attention to detail. While optimizing vehicle performance is essential, prioritizing customer experience should be one of the goals of automakers, especially in countries where roads are rid of potholes. I’m currently working in collaboration with General Motors for my Capstone Project for my MEng in Berkeley. I am developing an electrified simulation model on MATLAB/Simulink and designing the control system to dampen the vibrations generated due to high speed motor. The project is not only making the system safer and sustainable but also pushing the limits of transportation and technology towards improved human comfort.
The following are the project objectives:
Creating dynamic physics model to accurately represent a vehicle driveline driven by electric motors
Conduct in-vehicle testing to characterize the dynamics of the vehicle so the model can be tuned to match
Designing feedback controls to provide damping to the system while being robust to system parameter variations.
Exploring new technologies and approaches to control strategies in automotive drivelines to overcome system limitations
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