PhD summer school: Components and Systems for Electromobility, Jönköping 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

This year’s summer school resulted in a very intensive week in Jönköping packed with activities, mixing both theory and practical work. The participants have worked with different tools for the analysis and optimisation of electromobility systems, as well as the design and modelling of the most relevant components in electric vehicles: electrical machines, power converters and batteries. Additionally, various charging systems have been studied for the supply of electricity to vehicles.

As a practical exercise, the participants have been given the task of optimising the power system of a model electric vehicle to operate on a track equipped with an Electric Road System. During the first evening, the task was presented to the students, together with the necessary theory and models, and the teams were formed. The second evening was  practice session, so the teams could try different practical configurations. Finally, on the third evening all the teams competed in three different categories: fastest in 3 laps, fastest in 15 laps, and “last on the track”.
See the film where both students and teachers tell about 2019 summer school and join us next year!