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Hybrid & Electric Powertrains

Hybrid & Electric Powertrains

4 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 knowledge on the new directions engine manufacturers are taking for individual cars’ motion.
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.
Course Content

Electric hybrid powertrains

1 day

  • 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

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.
  • How it is inserted into the vehicle.

Power electronics

0.5 day

  • 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

0.5 day

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

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.
  • Application examples to vehicles.

Thermal management

0.5 day

  • Thermal management of electrical main components. Installation restrictions.

Vehicle installation

0.25 day

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