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Modelling of new vehicle suspension concept with integrated electric drive

Jakub Tobolar
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Germany

Jakob Müller
BMW Group Forschung und Technik, Munich, Germany

Alfred Pruckner
BMW Group Forschung und Technik, Munich, Germany

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Published in: Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 76:90, p. 877-882

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Published: 2012-11-19

ISBN: 978-91-7519-826-2

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


In the last decade an electrification of the powertrain became the significant trend in the passenger cars’ development. Beside hybrid electric powertrains there is also a variety of solutions for pure electric cars. The presented paper introduces a Modelica model of an electric vehicle solution with rear driven wheels. The suspension model containing an individual electric drive placed close to the wheel will be discussed with focus on different modelling aspects. Moreover; some typical characteristics of suspension will be presented.


Modelica; vehicle suspension; planetary gerbox; electric car; connecting multibody with one-dimensional


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