SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Tuesday, April 8

Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (Part 1 of 2)
(Session Code: PFL760)

Room 140 A  9:30 a.m.

The EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future student vehicle competition, sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy, tasks university teams with designing, implementing and refining advanced powertrains into a conventional midsize sedan. This session presents yearly results from teams in the competition, highlighting the entire EcoCAR vehicle development process.

Organizers - Steven Boyd, US Dept. of Energy; Patrick M. Walsh, Brian Benoy, Robert Jesse Alley, Argonne National Laboratory
Chairpersons - Patrick Walsh, Argonne National Laboratory

Time Paper No. Title
9:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Patrick M. Walsh, Argonne National Laboratory
9:50 a.m. 2014-01-1917
Powertrain Integration and Controls Development Process for a Parallel Through the Road Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Trevor Crain, Joshua Wilke, Brendan Boyer, Trevor Fayer, Brian Fabien, Per Reinhall, University of Washington
10:10 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Hybrid Transaxle for a Torque-Coupled Parallel PHEV
Matthew Doude, G.Marshall Molen, Mississippi State University; Joshua Hoop, AVL Powertrain Engineering
10:30 a.m. 2014-01-1915
Powertrain Design to Meet Performance and Energy Consumption Goals for EcoCAR 3
David Ord, Eli White, P. Christopher Manning, Abhijit Khare, Lucas Shoults, Douglas Nelson, Virginia Tech
Development of a Dynamic Driveline Model for a Parallel-Series PHEV (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Amanda Hyde, Shawn Midlam-Mohler, Giorgio Rizzoni, The Ohio State Univ.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Architecture Comparison for Strong Hybridization of A Mid-Size Sedan as Part of EcoCAR2: Plugging Into the Future (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Brian Harries, Townsend Hyatt, Kenneth Leslie, Brandon Smith, Marc Compere, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Developing Modeling and Simulation Tools in Class to Prepare Engineering Students for the Automotive Industry (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Idan Kovent, Jerry Ku, Wayne State University
Advanced Vehicle Powertrain Design, Validation, and Integration for the EcoCAR 2 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
John P. Utley, David K. Irick, University of Tennessee
Designing a Rear Suspension Cradle for Usage in a Parallel-Through-the-Road Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Adam Fogarty, Kevin Oswald, Purdue Univ.

The papers in this session are available in SAE Technical Paper Collection, COLL-GTL-00001 and COLL-TP-00400, and also individually. To purchase visit

Planned by Hybrid and Electric Powertrains Committee / Powertrain Fuels and Lubricants Activity