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School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Applied Studies


Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Course code: 317112 | 8 ECTS credits

Basic information
Level of Studies: Master applied studies
Year of Study: 2
Semester: 3
Goal: To learn and understand the fundamentals of hybrid and electric vehicles theory. To understand the design and implementation of basic electrical and mechanical systems and to observe some practical issues.
Outcome: Students will be able to test and service basic electrical and mechanical systems of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Contents of the course
Theoretical instruction:
  1. Hybrid and electric vehicles introduction (environment impacts, CO2 emission, economical issues).
  2. Hybrid and electric vehicles architecture (series, parallel; full, mild, plug-in, light el. vehicles)
  3. Vehicle mechanics and dynamics. HEV power control strategies.
  4. Plug-in vehicles, micro-grid concept.
  5. Battery energy storage (battery basics, types, parameters, some cell fundamentals, power management).
  6. Battery energy storage (economical aspects, power density and energy density, low temperature characteristics)
  7. Alternative energy storage. Fuel cells, ultra-capacitors, flywheels, compressed air storage.
  8. Eletric machines. Mmotor types (DC, AC, PMS, SRM), control basics, torque control, field weakening.
  9. Power electronic converters (power electronic components, IGBT, MOSFET modules, inverters, choppers, DC/DC converters).
  10. AC, PMS and SRM control basics. U/f control, coordinate transformation, vector control, DTC
  11. Microcontrollers and communications in HEV (microcontroller families used in HEV, software elements, CAN and LIN communication standard, higher layers of communication.
  12. Internal combustion engines and powertrain fundamentals. Toyota-Prius CVT (continuously variable transmission) as an example.
  13. Brake system (regenerative braking, electromechanical brake system)
  14. Hybrid and electric vehicles perspectives – challenges and unresolved problems.
Practical instruction (Problem solving sessions/Lab work/Practical training):
  1. In the laboratory and/or in the specialized service companies, students individually take part in hybrid and electrical vehicle service and maintenance by solving real practical problems. Practical problems are defined and explained in the Lab manual.
Textbooks and References
  1. Iqubal H. “Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Design Fundamentals”, CRC Press 2011. ISBN 978-1-4389-1175-7
  2. Ronald K.Jurgen (editor): Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles, SET, ISBN 978-0-7680-3439-4
  3. BOSCH: Hybrid Drives – Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuels, First Edition July 2008
Number of active classes (weekly)
Lectures: 4
Practical classes: 3
Other types of classes: 0
Grading (maximum number of points: 100)
Pre-exam obligations
activities during lectures
activities on practial excersises
seminary work
Final exam
Written exam
Oral exam