SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Tuesday, April 8

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

Room 140 A  1:00 p.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
1:00 p.m. 2014-01-1925
Detailed Analysis of a Fuel Cell Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Demonstration
Shawn Salisbury, Thomas Bradley, Jake Bucher, Benjamin Geller, Colorado State Univ.
1:20 p.m. 2014-01-1927
Efficient Thermal Modeling and Integrated Control Strategy of Powertrain for a Parallel Hybrid EcoCAR2 Competition Vehicle
Mengjia Cao, Idan Kovent, Jerry Ku, Wayne State University
1:40 p.m. 2014-01-1919
Novel Battery Cold Plate Design for Increased Passive Cooling
Domenic Leo Barsotti, Sandra Boetcher, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2:00 p.m. 2014-01-1922
ESS Design Process Overview and Key Outcomes of Year Two of EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future
Robert Jesse Alley, Patrick Walsh, Nicole Lambiase, Brian Benoy, Kristen De La Rosa, Argonne National Laboratory; Douglas Nelson, Virginia Tech; Shawn Midlam-Mohler, The Ohio State Univ; Jerry Ku, Wayne State University; Brian Fabien, University of Washington
2:20 p.m. 2014-01-1923
Structuring a Hybrid Vehicle Supervisory Control System Simulink Model for Simpler Version Control with Multiple Software Developers
Trevor Crain; Trevor Fayer; Brian Fabien, Per Reinhall, University of Washington
2:40 p.m. 2014-01-1921
Optimization for Plug-In Vehicles - Waste Heat Recovery from the Electric Traction Motor
Kevin L. Snyder, Jerry Ku, Wayne State University

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