Short Course # PD-9

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems:

Custom designed in-depth instruction material for professional development and advancement of select Mechanical and Electrical Engineers.

This short course helps the engineers acquire in-depth knowledge of Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Systems and Applications. Several Emerging Technologies, Bio Fuels and other Alternate

Fuels are also covered. The Course is offered in (3) Full-days version as well as (5) Full-days

version with more in depth content and hands-on class involvement.

Topics covered

  1. Introduction and Hybrid Technology Survey
    1. What are Hybrid Vehicle Systems?
    2. Why Hybrids?
    3. energy Availability and Energy Sources and Sustainability
    4. Recyclability and Environment
    5. Survey of Hybrid Vehicle Systems in Industry

  2. Hybrid Technology and Application to Civilian and Military Vehicles
    1. Hybrid Technology Drivers
    2. Mild and Full Hybrids
    3. Parallel Hybrids, Series Hybrids
    4. Series-Parallel Hybrids
    5. Application Requirements for Civilian and Military Vehicles
    6. Technology Selection for Civilian and Military Vehicles

  3. Hybrid Drive Systems
    1. Plug-in Drive Systems
    2. Pure Electric Drive Systems
    3. Range Extending Drive Systems
    4. Non Plug-in Hybrid Systems
    5. Ford/Toyota Series-Parallel Drive System
    6. Dual Mode Drive Systems

  4. Power-Split Hybrid CVT Planetary Operation
    1. Fundamentals of Planetary Gearing
    2. Lever Diagram Methodology Fundamentals
    3. Step-Gear Transmissions (Non-Hybrid)
    4. Chain Drive CVT
    5. Power-Split Operation (In-depth)
    6. Nine Operating Modes
    7. Class Exercises

  5. Regenerative Braking System
    1. Background and Definition
    2. Energy Loss in Conventional Vehicles
    3. Regenerative Braking Function Review
    4. System Interactions
    5. Control Strategies
    6. Control Considerations and Final Remarks
    7. Class Exercise

  6. Electrical Machines (EM) for Hybrid Drive Systems
    1. Integrated Starter/ Generator (ISG)
    2. ISG 42 V Generator
    3. Crank vs. Belt ISG
    4. Basic Principles of EM Drives
    5. High Voltage Generator and Traction Motors

  7. Hybrid Vehicle Controls
    1. Definition of Hybrid Vehicle Controls
    2. What Needs to be Controlled in a Hybrid
    3. Starting
    4. Electric vs. Fuel
    5. Vehicle Acceleration and Starting
    6. Vehicle Deceleration and Stopping
    7. Shutting Down and Vehicle Safety

  8. High Voltage Batteries
    1. Definition and Types of High Voltage and Battery
    2. Battery Capacity and Operating Principles
    3. Battery State of Charge (SOC)
    4. Depth of Discharge (DOD)
    5. Available Energy
    6. Battery State of Health (SOH)
    7. Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS)

  9. Fuel Cell Systems
    1. Definition and Fuel Cell Operatiion Fundamentals
    2. Fuel Cell Vehicle Potential
    3. Types of Fuel Cells
    4. Battery and Fuel Cell Interaction
    5. Application Examples
    6. Fuel Cell Operation Video
    7. Fuel Cell Challenges and Outlook

  10. Hydrogen Economy
    1. Freedom CAR
    2. Hydrogen Fuel and Storage
    3. Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine

  11. Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
    1. Why Plug-in Hybrid?
    2. Commercialization Challenges
    3. Industry Trends

  12. Vehicle Charging Interface/Infrastructure/Smart Grid
    1. Battery Charging Systems
    2. Charging Methods and Electrical Ratings (Level-1, Level-2 Charging)
    3. Home Charging, Smart Charging, Fast Charging
    4. Grid Interface
    5. Safety Procedures
    6. Challenges

  13. Alternative Fuel Vehicles
    1. Ethanol
    2. Methanol
    3. LPG and NG (Natural Gas)
    4. Bio-Fuels

  14. Bio-Diesel from Algae
  15. Materials for Light Weight Vehicle Design
    1. Why Light Weight Materials in Hybrids?
    2. Opportunities
    3. Challenges

  16. Bio Materials for Re-cyclability
  17. Future of Technology for Next Generation Vehicles
  18. Review Exercises