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Vehicle Electrification

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Improve performance and reduce the cost of 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.

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

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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LEARNING SCHEDULE

Mon-Wed 8:30AM – 4:30PM ET

Day 1

  • Switchmode Circuit Designs
    • Power Electronic Transistors
    • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Loss, efficiency estimation
    • Conduction Losses
    • Switching Losses
  • Thermal Design
  • AC-DC conversion
    • Power factor correction
  • DC-DC conversion
    • Wireless power transfer
  • Battery charging profiles
  • 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

Day 2

  • 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
  • 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

Day 3

  • Torque/power density
  • Efficiency
  • Cost
  • Noise vibration harshness (NVH)
  • Battery systems overview
  • Materials cell construction
  • Sensors and connectors
  • Thermal considerations
  • Safety issues
  • Degradation

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

Al-Thaddeus Avestruz, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering
Heath Hofmann

Heath Hofmann, PhD

  • Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering

Jason Siegel, PhD

  • Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

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