Virtual Prototyping of Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrain Architecture for Design Optimization

Hybrid vehicle technology is an important and exciting area of research. This internship is with Azure Dynamics, a BC company that designs and manufactures hybrid powertrains for commercial vehicles. The intern’s research will examine state-of-the-art hybrid vehicle powertrain architectures to determine the performance capabilities of the various designs, perform performance and cost analysis and conduct system optimization to identify the optimal design. The project will lead to the optimal hybrid powertrain design for the type of commercial hybrid trucks which are to be produced by Azure Dynamics.

Jeffrey Wishart
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Zuomin Dong
British Columbia