Kokotovic, V. and Buckman, C., "Electric Water Cooling Pump Sensitivity Based Adaptive Control," SAE Int. J. Commer. Veh. 10(1):331-339, 2017, doi:10.4271/2017-01-0602.
With the trending electrification of vehicle accessory drives brings new control concepts useful in many cases to optimize energy management within the powertrain system. Considering that direct engine drives do not have as much flexibility as independent electric drives, it is apparent that several advantages are to be expected from electric drives. New developed high efficient electric drives can be implemented when considering many vehicle sub-systems. Combinations of continuous varying and discrete flow control devices offer thermal management opportunities across several vehicle attributes including fuel economy, drivability, performance, and cabin comfort. Often new technologies are integrated with legacy systems to deliver maximum value. Leveraging both electrical and mechanical actuators in some cases presents control challenges in optimizing energy management while delivering robust system operation. In this paper Electrification of Water Cooling Pump has been considered where Sensitivity Based Adaptive Control has been investigated because of the simplicity of this methodology resulting in lower computational burdens and its applicability to many engineering projects. Sensitivity Based Adaptive Control has lead us to opinion that Renaissance of this method may soon come.