A Novel 4WD Electric Vehicle Control Strategy Based on Direct Torque Control Space Vector Modulation Technique


Four-Wheels-Drive (4WD) electric Vehicle (EV) controlled with Direct Torque Control based Space Vector Modulation (DTC-SVM) is presented, where the electrical traction chain was well analyzed and studied from the lithium battery, the buck boost to the mechanical load behavior. The speed of four wheels is calculated independently during the turning with the electronic differential system computations which distributes torque and power to each in-wheel motor according to the requirements, adapts the speed of each motor to the driving conditions. The basic idea of this work is to maintain the initial battery state of charge (SOC) equal to 70% and the prototype was tested in several topology conditions and under speed. The simulations carried in Matlab/Simulink verified the efficiency of the proposed DTC-SVM controller, and show that the system has more favorable dynamic performance. Results also indicate that this strategy can be successfully implemented into the traction drive of the modern 4WD electric vehicles.

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B. Gasbaoui and A. Nasri, "A Novel 4WD Electric Vehicle Control Strategy Based on Direct Torque Control Space Vector Modulation Technique," Intelligent Control and Automation, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2012, pp. 236-242. doi: 10.4236/ica.2012.33027.

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