Hybrid & Electric Powertrains

E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • This course provides knowledge on the new directions engine manufacturers are taking for individual cars’ motion.
Public :
  • Engineers and technical staff wishing to increase their knowledge of electric hybrid automotive powertrains.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • Electric hybrid powertrains

      • Factors leading to such technologies emergence (interest and stakes).
      • Two categories of hybrid architectures: serial, parallel.
      • Parallel architectures.
      • Single shaft, reversible starter generator in the accessories drive (STT + Adex), full hybrid.
      • Dual shafts, hybrid wheels, power shunt (DR), n mode power shunt (DRnM).
      • Consumption improvement functions: Stop and Start, regenerative braking, energy optimization, consumption measurement method, performances comparison, pollution.
      • New units: combustion engine, electrical machine, inverter, converter, booster, battery.
      • Overview, technico-economic balance and conclusions.
      • Electric vehicles.
  • On-board energy storage systems

      • 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.
      • How it is inserted into the vehicle.
  • Power electronics

      • Power components: Mosfet, IGBT, …
      • Power electronics structures: DC-DC, DC-AC converters, …
      • Power characteristics, installation restrictions, thermal and vibratory aspects. Electro-magnetic compatibility.
  • Electric motor

      • Electric motor different technologies: operating principles, characteristics, performances, evolution.
      • Installation restrictions: compactness, cooling.
      • Examples of applications to vehicles.
  • System operation - Management principles

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

      • 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.
      • Application examples to vehicles.
  • Thermal management

      • Thermal management of electrical main components. Installation restrictions.
  • Vehicle installation

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

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.

Ways & Means

  • One of our best-sellers.
  • Interactive talks, based on real examples and components.
  • It covers all main technical fields of hybrid powertrains.
  • Orders of magnitude are clearly given.
  • Our training MOT/SIMHY-E can be added to MOT/GMPH-E as an optional 5th day.
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