Object Oriented Plant Models for HEV Controller Development 2009-01-0148
With the increased interest in hybrid vehicle technology there is a need to investigate vast amounts of different hybrid vehicle topologies. Modelling and simulation plays an important role in this investigation process. In particular, modelling for controller development can quickly lead to model management and maintenance issues due to the variety of models required. The use of object oriented modelling languages can aid in plant model management by providing flexibility to different levels of users as well as reducing the number of separate plant models required for controller development. Two case studies are presented that illustrate some of the benefits gained from the object oriented modelling approach.