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Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Improve performance and reduce the cost of hybrid electric vehicles

Learn research-based techniques from a multidisciplinary team at University of Michigan Engineering. Through interactive classroom sessions, you will gain advanced knowledge and learn practical applications in the modeling, design, analysis, and development of hybrid and electric vehicles — with a special focus on electric machines/drives and battery modeling, management, and control.


Key Information

Course Dates

Dec 01-03, 2020
Ann Arbor, MI
$2450

GO BLUE Discounts
Limited-time refund policy through July 2020

Time Commitment

3 days

Format

Remote Delivery
In-person/Live

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

2.4

Program Overview

HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

  • Main hybrid architectures
  • Current market and technology trends of hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Key technologies and challenges for light-duty hybrids

MODELING OF LIGHT-DUTY HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES

  • Vehicle modeling fundamentals: vehicle longitudinal dynamics
  • Torque converter and transmission
  • Driving cycles
  • Engine models
  • Traction, braking
  • Driver
  • Battery and electric drive
  • Hydraulic elements
  • Model examples

MODELING AND CONTROL OF SERIES AND PARALLEL HYBRID VEHICLES

  • Key control challenges
  • Rule-based
  • Equivalent consumption minimization strategy (ECMS)
  • Dynamic programming
  • Design case study

MODELING AND CONTROL OF POWER SPLIT HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES

  • Working principles of power split hybrids and why they dominate the market
  • Kinematic model
  • Torque and speed analysis
  • Dynamic model
  • Power management algorithm

DESIGN CASE STUDIES: BEYOND PASSENGER CARS

  • Ford F-150
  • 4WD Ford F-150
ELECTRIC MACHINERY AND DRIVES

POWER ELECTRONIC FUNDAMENTALS

  • Switchmode circuit designs
  • Power electronic transistors
  • Pulse width modulation
  • Loss, efficiency estimation
  • Conduction losses
  • Switching losses

BATTERY CHARGER CIRCUITRY

  • AC-DC conversion
  • Power factor correction
  • DC-DC conversion
  • Wireless power transfer
  • Battery charging profiles

ELECTRIC MACHINE FUNDAMENTALS

  • DC machines
  • Permanent magnet
  • Field winding
  • AC machines
  • Permanent magnet machines
  • Surface mount permanent magnet machines
  • Brushless DC machines
  • Interior permanent magnet machines
  • Induction machines
  • Reluctance machines
  • Synchronous reluctance machines
  • Switched reluctance machines

ELECTRIC DRIVES

  • DC-AC conversion
  • Control of electric drives
  • Torque regulation in DC machines
  • Torque regulation in AC machines
  • Field-Oriented control of AC machines
  • Control of brushless DC machines
  • Field weakening
  • Speed control
ELECTRIC MACHINE DESIGN

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS IN ELECTRIC MACHINES

  • Electrical loss mechanisms
  • Conduction losses
  • Core losses
  • Magnet losses
  • Permanent magnet types, properties
  • Core materials
  • Winding structures
  • Concentrated vs. distributed windings
  • High-voltage hairpin windings
  • Sources of vibration in electric machines and their mitigation
  • Rotor dynamics
  • Thermal issues
  • Cooling (air/oil/glycol)
  • Thermal design
  • Failure modes

ELECTRIC MACHINE SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Torque/power density
  • Efficiency
  • Cost
  • Constant power over a wide speed range (CPWSR)
  • Noise vibration harshness (NVH)

LITHIUM-ION BATTERY MODELING

  • Introduction to energy storage
  • Equivalent circuit battery models; series and parallel connected cells in a pack
  • Electrochemical and reduced order physics based models
  • Thermal modeling and parameter coupling
  • Data collection and model parameter identification

BATTERY MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

  • BMS functionality/safety
  • State of charge (SOC) estimation
  • Cell balancing and charging
  • State of power (SOP) estimation; voltage, SOC, and temperature limits
  • State of health (SOH)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the major components of electrified vehicles—principle, current status, technology outlook
  • Become familiar with vehicle control hierarchy and power management algorithms
  • Practice concepts with an example case study on the control and design of power-split hybrid electric vehicle
  • Understand basic operation of electric machines, power electronic inverters, and their control systems
  • Compare/contrast performance of different electric machine types
  • Understand the main functions of the Battery Management System (BMS)
  • Apply electrochemical and equivalent circuit battery modeling techniques
  • Evaluate requirements and specifications for battery systems"

Who Should Attend

Engineers and managers who are involved in the design and development of hybrid and electric vehicles, and/or their key components.

instructional team

Al-Thaddeus Avestruz, PhD
Al-Thaddeus Avestruz, PhD
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
Heath Hofmann
Heath Hofmann
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
Huei Peng, PhD
Huei Peng, PhD
Director, Mcity, U-M Office of Research
Roger L. McCarthy Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Jason Siegel
Jason Siegel
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

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“The case studies, simulations, and videos helped bring the material to life.”

- Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Participant