Challenge Yourself—Become part of the Future of Hybrid Technologies

The light vehicle industry is facing a shortage of engineering talent needed to retool for the use of electric drives as the primary source of motive power. Help fill that gap with Michigan Tech’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) curriculum. The coursework provides advanced knowledge and hands-on labs in the design, analysis, control, calibration, and operating characteristics of HEVs. Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, you can integrate any number of these courses into your degree. Another flexible option:  simply take courses as a non-degree seeking student.

This course will provide you with a broad technical knowledge and practical expertise of hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV) technologies, analysis, design, component selection and sizing at both system and vehicle level.

Course structure

This five-day course will consist of a mix of lectures, case studies and some very unique practical (hands-on) sessions from both academic and industry specialists, to develop proficiency in a broad range of HEV (and its sub-systems) technologies. All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyse the different powertrain architecture options and select the appropriate solutions within realistic performance and commercial constraints.
  • Evaluate various technology options for (electrical and mechanical) energy generation, storage, transmission, and management for a HEV, and be able to select between different technologies relative to a given vehicle application and overall system design.
  • Size various HEV sub-systems, within the context of various vehicle constraints, such as performance, fuel economy and packaging.
  • Employ and experiment rapid control prototyping techniques to design and validate HEV high-level and low-level control systems.
  • Carry out performance evaluations of a HEV and its sub-systems, using offline simulations and real-time HiL testing.

Core content

Introduction to hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs)

  • Electrification and hybridisation concepts
  • HEV architectures and classifications
  • Technological trends

Principles of electric machines (EM)

  • EM fundamentals and characteristics
  • EM selection criteria for HEVs
  • EM modelling and analysis

Principles of power electronics and EM control

  • Power electronic fundamentals
  • Electric drives for HEVs
  • Electric motors control systems

Battery energy storage systems

  • Battery chemistry fundamentals
  • Battery modelling, form cell to pack
  • Battery pack sizing and design issues
  • Battery management systems
  • Battery charging infrastructure
  • Battery testing practical session

Fuel cell vehicles 

  • Fuel cell fundamentals
  • The fuel cell electric vehicle technology
  • Hydrogen generation and storage systems

HEV transmission and alternative energy storage systems

  • HEV transmission systems (converted, dedicated)
  • Hydraulic hybrid systems
  • Flywheel systems

Hybrid and electric vehicle dynamics

  • Hybrid and electric vehicle dynamics
  • Regenerative braking

Energy Management in HEVs

  • Energy flow modelling and calculation
  • Energy optimisation techniques
  • HEV supervisory control

Model-based development of HEVs

  • Modelling of a HEV and its subsystems
  • HEV performance measurements and system analysis, design, and sizing
  • Control system architecture and design of HEVs
  • HiL simulation, testing and validation of HEVs

Who should attend

This course is aimed at system and/or component design engineers, working in the automotive industry, that are responsible for HEV design, development and validation.

It is also suitable for engineering directors and managers, and vehicle technology enthusiasts, who wish to obtain more in-depth knowledge of HEV technologies.

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