PhD position on Complete Vehicle Energy Management for Long-Haul Coaches
Control Systems group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology
Vehicle energy management aims at improving the energy efficiency of vehicles by controlling the power flows within the vehicle’s powertrain and auxiliaries (HVAC, etc). For traditional vehicles, a better energy efficiency leads to lower fuel cost and lower emissions, while for electric vehicles, it leads to an extension of the vehicle’s driving range. Vehicle energy management problems are solved by solving optimal (model predictive) control problems. This PhD position aims at advancing the optimal control algorithms for vehicle energy management by focusing on scalability and computational efficiency. The algorithms will be implemented on a demonstrator vehicle of hybrid long-haul coach.
The PhD position is funded by and part of the EU H2020 project LONGRUN (Development of efficient and environmental friendly LONG distance powertrain for heavy dUty trucks aNd coaches). The LONGRUN project focusses on developing different engines, drivelines and demonstrator vehicles with 10% energy saving, 30% lower exhaust emissions and involves several OEMs of trucks and coaches (DAF, VDL, etc) and research institutes (VUB, IFPEN, etc). The project also includes concepts for connected and digitalised fleet management, predictive maintenance and operation in relation to electrification where appropriate to maximise the emissions reduction potential.
We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:
We offer a challenging job at a dynamic and ambitious university through a fixed-term appointment for the period of 4 years. As an employee of the university, you will receive a gross salary according to the collective labour agreements of the Dutch universities increasing from € 2,325 per month initially, to € 2,972 in the fourth year. The university offers an attractive package of fringe benefits such as excellent technical infrastructure, child care, holiday savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities. Assistance for finding accommodation can also be given.
More information on employment conditions can be found here: https://www.tue.nl/en/working-at-tue/why-tue/compensation-and-benefits/
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