Dr Simos Evangelou's research focuses on the analysis and optimal control of a range of complex dynamical systems, mainly from the automotive and energy area, to improve their stability, safety, efficiency and performance. Specific examples are:
Hybrid Electric Vehicle energy management control: This research is involved with developing control algorithms that make the optimal power allocation among the multiple sources in a hybrid powertrain, such as internal combustion engines and batteries, to improve the overall system efficiency and reduce carbon and other pollutant emissions.
Mechatronic suspension for road vehicles: This research is involved with the development of a new family of electro-mechanical active suspensions that offers significant performance improvement with respect to passive and semi-active suspensions, while at the same time avoiding well-known disadvantages of alternative active solutions, namely high power consumption, excessive weight and other disadvantages.
Two-wheeled vehicle stability and safety: This research is involved with the investigation of complex dynamics associated with two-wheeled vehicles, such as burst oscillations at high speeds and firm acceleration, and the influence of road camber on the stability of the important oscillatory modes associated with single-track vehicles, while also looking into the development of passive and active compensation schemes that can improve vehicle stability and safety.
Lap-time optimisation for conventional and hybrid electric sports and racing vehicles: This research is involved with the development of computationally fast and accurate lap-time prediction algorithms that can be used in vehicle design and setup, and powertrain component sizing.
Energy and transport systems: Semiconductor Devices Loss Minimisation in Energy and Transport Systems; Efficient Electrified Vehicles and Full-Scale Automated Road Transport.
Jaguar Land Rover, Green adaptive control for future interconnected vehicles
SJ Dhinagar, Vice President, Advanced Engineering Group, TVS Motor Company, India, Optimal Control of Motor Integrated Powertrain Transmission for Two-Wheeled Vehicle
Maria Tomas-Rodriguez, School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University, London, Motorcycle dynamics and control
Jerome Meisel, Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta , Georgia, USA, Architecture and Control of Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Powertrains
Roberto Lot, Professor of Automotive Engineering, Co-founder of the technical consultant company Dynamotion, Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Vehicle dynamics and control
Daniele Dini, Reader in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, London, Active Variable Geometry Suspension for Road Vehicles
Research Student Supervision
Arana Remirez,C, Active variable geometry suspension for road vehicles
Shabbir,W, Control of hybrid electric vehicles