Mechatronics

 
Research group leader: ​Professor Jonas Sjöberg  
All researchers in the Mechatronics research group are listed below.

About the Mechatronics research area

Nowadays, skills in several traditional engineering disciplines are necessary to design a technical system or a product. Mechanical hardware together with control algorithms incorporated into the system by means of built-in processors present new, interesting possibilities but also challenges. The engineer needs to master all these disciplines. At the same time the products can be more flexible and adaptable, since some of its properties are put into the software, which more easily can be modified.

Simulation and modelling are key components in all our projects. By using computer simulations more possibilities can be investigated than if real prototypes are built. The validity of simulation results and techniques for simulation and modelling are also key questions that are being considered. Our projects concern the automotive industry and the engineering industry in general.

Research projects

This project takes a holistic view where the effects on road safety are studied regardless of if errors arise from poor HMI or technical malfunctions. Failures of the technical systems may at times be controlled by the driver, but will in other cases be uncontrollable...
 
The objective of the ID4EV project is to develop energy efficient and safe brake and chassis systems for the needs of fully electric vehicles and the improvement of active safety and comfort for a faster introduction of fully electric vehicles (FEV). These systems will be optimized to the requirements for FEV...
 
The objective of this project is to investigate a test method for heavy-duty hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) using hardware-in-the-loop simulations (HILS) for type-approval-tests. Traditionally, certification of fuel consumption and exhaust emissions for heavy-duty trucks are performed on chassis dynamometer using standardized driving cycles...
 
This project aims at developing CAE methods, models and tools to enable more efficient verification and analysis processes of future active safety functions...
 
The aim of the project is to develop a tactical framework for decision-making regarding how to interact with surrounding traffic. The objective of the tactical framework is thus to provide a generic model that captures how relevant cues in the traffic environment can be interpreted into a traffic situation, and subsequently determines an appropriate course of action in that situation...
 
This project investigates the use of information from crankshaft torque and ion current measurements for closed-loop diesel engine control. A large portion of the work therefore consists of developing methods for extracting combustion information from the measured signals...
 
 

Published: Wed 05 Sep 2012. Modified: Tue 21 Jun 2016