Caizhen Cheng


Caizhen Cheng, PhD
Research Fellow

School of Engineering,
University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)24 76575440
Fax: +44 (0)24 76575366

Caizhen Cheng received his BSc in Automotive Engineering and MSc in
Vehicle Engineering at Jilin University, China. Then he worked as
Project Engineer at DaimlerChrysler SIM Technology, Shanghai for two
years. After that, he studied his PhD degree at the University of
Cambridge on the heavy vehicle dynamics and control from 2004 to 2008.
Then he worked as Development Engineer in Ricardo on the development
of hybrid vehicle supervisory control. Currently, he is working as a
Research Fellow at the University of Warwick on the project of
Sustainable Action on Vehicle Energy (SAVE) to develop a comprehensive
forward dynamic hybrid vehicle powertrain simulation tool, WARPSTAR2
(WARwick Powertrain Simulation Tool for ARchitectures 2) using Dymola
and MATLAB/Simulink. The tool can be used for architecture selection,
component selection, control strategy development and refinement, fuel
economy predictions and electric range predictions. It can also be
used to study the influence of real world driver behaviour on hybrid
vehicles in terms of fuel consumption, emissions and driveability.

Research Areas of Interest:
- Powertrain modelling of Hybrid Electric Vehicles(HEVs);
- Supervisory control strategy development of HEVs;
- Parameter identification and state estimation of heavy vehicles;
- Active trailer steering of articulated heavy vehicles;
- Vehicle dynamics, simulation and control