ECE 51018 - Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:
CMPE Special Content Elective
EE Elective

Normally Offered: Each Spring

ECE 32100 and ECE 43300, and [(MA 26500 and MA 26600) or MA 26200]

Requisites by Topic:
Familiarity with matrix algebra, MATLAB, Elementary differential equations.

Catalog Description:
Introduction to architectures and technologies associated with electric and hybrid electric vehicles including their constituent components. Specific topics include electric and hybrid electric drive trains, energy storage (batteries/ ultracapacitors, fuel cells), electromechanical energy conversion (induction and permanent magnet motors and generators), power electronics, vehicle-level modeling and control, and optimization

Required Text(s):
  1. Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Practical Perspectives, C. Mi, A. Masrur, D. W. Gao, IEEE/Wiley, 2011, ISBN No. 13-9780470747735.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. Understanding of the principal architectures of electric and hybrid electric vehicles. [1,2]
  2. Ability to analyze performance characteristics and understand limitations of each architecture. [1,6]
  3. Understanding of the principal components of an HEV including the power/energy storage, conversion, transmission, and control subsystems. [1,5]
  4. Ability to integrate disparate subsystem models to form end-to-end vehicle model. [1]

Lecture Outline:

Lectures Major Topics
3 Introduction to architectures (series, parallel, split torque)
5 Powertrain fundamentals
5 Battery characteristics, limitations, and management
3 Ultra capacitors and fuel cells
6 Power train electronics
6 Motor drives (induction, permanent magnet)
6 Vehicular control and overall energy management
3 Sizing and optimization
3 Regenerative braking
3 Advanced modeling and simulation tools
1 Midterm exam

Engineering Design Content:

Establishment of Objectives and Criteria

Engineering Design Consideration(s):