Nov
30
2017

Kurs registrering: System Development of Electric and Hybrid Powertrains

Swedish Electromobility Centre will give a course on System Development of Electric and Hybrid Powertrains, with emphasis on building your understanding of the overall function of an electric and hybrid powertrain and to analyse the pros and cons of different powertrain solutions for different vehicles and users.
The course is intended for PhD students in the field of e-mobility and will also be open for industry participants from Electromobility Centre’s partner companies. Electromobility Centre reserves the right to prioritize participation in the event of too many registrations.

Content
The course will focus mainly on how to analyse and understand the complete powertrain in relation to the vehicle and how it is used. In order to be able to discuss the whole powertrain the course will also introduce simple models and explanations about the key components in the powertrain.
The course is based on a project task to be solved in groups. In the project the participants will go through the steps in designing, analysing and improving the customer value of a hybrid powertrain, for a vehicle the group and examiner have agreed upon.

Learning Outcomes
After the course the participants shall be able to:

  • Understand the main challenges of designing an electric or hybrid power train and how to provide valuable functionality at low cost.
  • Describe how the powertrain is working in different scenarios.
  • Analyse Performance – Energy/Fuel consumption – Cost effectiveness
  • Select type of powertrain and size its components, to meet vehicle requirements and user preferences.

It is also a goal that each participant who work with some of the main components or functions in a powertrain shall have the possibility to better understand how that component or function contribute to strengths and weaknesses of the total powertrain.

Prerequisites
It is necessary to have a master of science in engineering, or corresponding experience, and to have a basic understanding of vehicles. Necessary basic physics and mechanics equations will be introduced in the lectures, but it is expected that the participants have some earlier experience on newton-mechanics and analysis of losses and efficiencies.

Detailed knowledge about one or many of the powertrain components or the controllers will be very useful, but is not required. If necessary the project tasks can be somewhat adjusted to fit participants from different backgrounds.

Examination and Credits 
The course will be graded “pass”/”fail”. The grade “pass” requires all individual tasks to be solved satisfactory and that each participant has presented and been able to “defend” a part of the project task. Participation in three full day meetings is mandatory.
Proposed credits is 5 hp. To have these credits within your PhD course curriculum you need an approval from your examiner.

Course location and timing
The course will run approximately between early January until beginning of April 2018. Exact dates are determined after asking the persons who have registered before 20 Nov for their preferences. See the preliminary schedule for activities and their approximate times.

Place for the three full day meetings will be planned when we know who has registered. Most likely the three day meetings will be in Göteborg and in Stockholm and perhaps some third city.

To make it easier to follow the course, without too much travel, most of the work will be done in groups, and the groups can jointly decide the time for that work. Supervising time is agreed between groups and examiner and will be held over skype. Some parts of the course is done individually as it is based on video lectures and individual tasks. The only activities which are fixed in time and place are three full day meetings and one or two lectures via skype or similar system.

We look forward to a course where you all contribute to interesting analysis and discussion of what makes different types of powertrain better or worse for different vehicles!


REGISTRATION:
 At the latest 30 Nov 2017. Please register to the course through our registration form.
Register before 20 Nov if you want to influence the selection dates for the three full day meeting.

COST: The course is free of charge but all traveling, meals and living costs are paid by the participant.

QUESTIONS: Any questions regarding the course should be directed to Anders Grauers, anders.grauers@chalmers.se