Emilia Silvas



Junior Scientist Innovator @ TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research)
Visiting Reseacher @ Control Systems Technology Group, Eindhoven University of Technology
Email: emilia.silvas@tno.nl | e.silvas@tue.nl | Tel: +31 40 247 3174

PhD Thesis

Optimal Design of Hybrid Electric Vehicles [PDF]
Emilia Silvas, Eindhoven University of Technology, November 2015

Journal Articles

  • Synthesis of Realistic Driving Cycles with High Accuracy and Computational Speed, Including Slope Information [BibTeX] [PDF] [DOI URL]
    Emilia Silvas, Kobus Hereijgers, Huei Peng, Theo Hofman and Maarten Steinbuch
    IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2016.

  • Review of Optimization Strategies for System-Level Design in Hybrid Electric Vehicles [BibTeX] [PDF] [DOI URL]
    Emilia Silvas, Theo Hofman, Nikolce Murgovski, Pascal Etman and Maarten Steinbuch
    IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2016.

  • Functional and Cost-Based Automatic Generator for Hybrid Vehicles Topologies [BibTeX] [PDF] [DOI URL]
    Emilia Silvas, Theo Hofman, Alexander Serebrenik, Maarten Steinbuch
    IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 2015.

  • A control benchmark on the energy management of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle [BibTeX] [DOI URL]
    Sciarretta, A., Serrao, L., Dewangan, P.C., Tona, P., Bergshoeff, N.D., Bordons, C., Charmpa, L., Elbert, Ph., Eriksson, L., Hofman, T., Hubacher, M., Isenegger, P., Lacandia, F., Laveau, A., Li, H., Marcos, D., NĂ¼esch, T., Onori, S., Pisu, P., Rios, J., Silvas, E., Sivertsson, M., Tribioli, L., Hoeven, A.-J. van der & Wu, M. Control Engineering Practice - Elsevier 2014.

Conference papers (peer reviewed)

  • Modeling and Optimization of All-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Powertrain for Pick-up Trucks
    Pan, Z., Zhang, X., Silvas, E., Peng, H. and Ravi, N.
    ASME 8th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2015

  • Optimal Sizing of a Series PHEV: Comparison between Convex Optimization and Particle Swarm Optimization
    Pourabdollah, M., Silvas, E., Murgovski, N., Steinbuch, M., Egardt, B.
    4th IFAC Workshop on Engine and Powertrain Control, Simulation and Modeling (E-CoSM) 2015

  • Design of Power Steering Systems for Heavy-Duty Long-Haul Vehicles [BibTeX] [DOI URL]

    Silvas, E., Backx, E.A., Hofman, T., Voets, H. & Steinbuch, M.
    19th IFAC World Congress 2014

  • Topology Design and Size Optimization of Auxiliary Units : A Case Study for Steering Systems [BibTeX]
    Silvas, E., Backx, E.A., Voets, H., Hofman, T. & Steinbuch, M.
    FISITA World Automotive Congress 2014

  • Comparison of Bi-level Optimization Frameworks for Sizing and Control of a Hybrid Electric Vehicle [BibTeX] [Slides]
    Silvas, E., Bergshoeff, N.D., Hofman, T. & Steinbuch, M.
    IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Coimbra, Portugal 2014

  • Modeling for control and optimal design of a power steering pump and an air conditioning compressor used in heavy duty trucks [BibTeX] [DOI URL]
    Silvas, E., Turan, O., Hofman, T. & Steinbuch, M.
    IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) 2013, Beijing, China

  • Review of optimal design strategies for hybrid electric vehicles [PDF] [BibTeX] [DOI]
    Silvas, E., Hofman, T. & Steinbuch, M.
    IFAC Workshop on Engine and Powertrain Control, Simulation and Modeling (E-CoSM), 2012, Rueil-Malmaison, France
  • Others

  • Integrated System Design Optimisation: Combining Powertrain and Control Design [Slides]
    Silvas, E. and Hofman, T.
    Electrical and hybrid Marine World Expo, 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • A multi-level optimization approach applied to hybrid vehicles design [Abstract PDF]
    Silvas, E., Hofman, T. & Steinbuch, M.
    33rd Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, 2014, Heijen, The Netherlands

  • Optimal Design for Hybrid Electric Heavy-Duty Vehicles [Poster PDF]
    Silvas, E.
    CST 24h Meeting, 2013, The Netherlands

  • Towards Integrated Vehicle System Design: Electrification of Components [Abstract PDF]
    Silvas, E., Hofman, T. & Steinbuch, M.
    Engineering Mechanics Symposium, 2012, Lunteren, The Netherlands