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Hybrid & Electric Powertrains - Modelings, Simulations, Measurements & Analysis

Hybrid & Electric Powertrains - Modelings, Simulations, Measurements & Analysis

5 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Engineers and technical staff wishing to increase their knowledge of electric hybrid automotive powertrains.


  • Foundation
  • This course provides a deeper knowledge on modeling and simulation of hybrid vehicles and powertrain. Reinforce knowledge by experimenting measurements and analyses on a Toyota Prius.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand the general situation of current hybridization, the different hybridization forms of road vehicles,
  • know the different types of batteries and electric motors adapted to hybrid vehicles,
  • know the issues of on-board hydrogen,
  • simulate a hybrid drive chain operation,
  • identify the main components of the drive chain,
  • describe how they work and to describe the operating modes of a hybrid vehicle.
Course Content

Electric hybrid powertrains

1 day

  • Two categories of hybrid architectures: serial, parallel. Parallel architectures. Single shaft, reversible starter generator in the accessories drive, full hybrid. Dual shafts, hybrid wheels, power shunt, n mode power shunt. Consumption improvement functions.
  • Overview, technico-economic balance and conclusions.
  • Electric vehicles.

On-board energy storage systems

0.5 day

  • Electrochemical battery: operating principle, characteristics and performances of the different technologies (lead-acid, cadmium-nickel, hydrogen-nickel, lithium-ion, lithium-polymer).
  • Ultra capacitor: principles, performances.

Power electronics

0.5 day

  • Power components. Power electronics structures. Power characteristics, installation restrictions, thermal and vibratory aspects. Electromagnetic compatibility.

Electric motor

0.5 day

  • Electric motor different technologies: operating principles, characteristics, performances, evolution.
  • Installation restrictions: compactness, cooling.

System operation - Management principles

0.5 day

  • How to manage electric motors and converters? Which physical principles for which result?
  • Main functions, secondary functions.

Hybrid propellers & energy management

0.5 day

  • Energy flux and energy supervision. Meaning for serial, parallel and serial/parallel hybrids.
  • Objectives and restrictions: consumption, pollution, state of charge management, regenerative braking, stop/start functions, thermal engine boost, drive approval.
  • Techniques: empirical controls, application to a series vehicle, improvements offered to empirical controllers, optimum controllers.
  • Synthesis and controllers validation: use of system models, off-line optimization methods and adaptation and optimization online.

Thermal management

0.5 day

  • Thermal management of electrical main components.

Vehicle installation

0.25 day

  • Manufacturing process of a complete system: storage system and drive chain dimensioning.
  • Installation restrictions, passenger compartment cooling.

Identification of powertrain components

0.25 day

  • Directly on the vehicle mock-up. Description of the vehicle.
  • Thermal engine. Electromotors MG1 et MG2.
  • ECU. AC/DC and DC/DC converters.
  • Understanding of the vehicle architecture and drive train.

Operating modes demonstration

0.25 day

  • Stabilized drive. Electric drive. Soft acceleration.
  • Deceleration. Braking. Other functionalities: climatization, power assisted steering, … Other modes.

View of energy flows

0.25 day

  • Measuring the main electric characteristics in the main branches. View of energy flows. Simulation of various use situation.

Computerized simulation

0.25 day

  • Several operating points. Energy optimization.
  • Various management strategies and compared CO2 efficiency.
  • With AMESIM software and data input measured on the mock-up.
  • Various operating points. Energy optimization.
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