Hybrid and Electric VehiclesCourse code: 317112 | 8 ECTS credits
Level of Studies:Master applied studies
Year of Study:2
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
Hybrid and electric vehicles introduction (environment impacts, CO2 emission, economical issues).
Hybrid and electric vehicles architecture (series, parallel; full, mild, plug-in, light el. vehicles)
Vehicle mechanics and dynamics. HEV power control strategies.
Plug-in vehicles, micro-grid concept.
Battery energy storage (battery basics, types, parameters, some cell fundamentals, power management).
Battery energy storage (economical aspects, power density and energy density, low temperature characteristics)
Alternative energy storage. Fuel cells, ultra-capacitors, flywheels, compressed air storage.
Eletric machines. Mmotor types (DC, AC, PMS, SRM), control basics, torque control, field weakening.
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
Iqubal H. “Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Design Fundamentals”, CRC Press 2011. ISBN 978-1-4389-1175-7
Ronald K.Jurgen (editor): Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles, SET, ISBN 978-0-7680-3439-4
BOSCH: Hybrid Drives – Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuels, First Edition July 2008