Optimal Distributed Propulsion

Research Motivating Problem:

Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) are transport and energy efficient. But, if not cleverly designed, they can have limited motion performance, e.g. grade-ability, off-tracking, rear-ward amplification.

Envisioned product/solution:

Optimal Distribution (over axles) of propulsion for LCVs

Research questions:

  • Which axle/axles is/are best to propel with respect to productivity (incl. energy and other performance and economy)?
  • How should such propulsion be designed, including conceptual control?


  • Proposal of distributed propulsion, generally and for some specific LCVs.
  • One VehDyn PhD

Partner organizations

  • Volvo Group (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/10/2015
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2019

Page manager Published: Thu 31 May 2018.