Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Boot Camp

The Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Boot Camp is aimed at advancing engineers' knowledge in various power conversion technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles.

June 21, 2016
June 23, 2016

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Boot Camp is an advanced course for engineers involved in designing, developing, specifying and testing hybrid and electric vehicle systems. Attendees will learn about architectures, electric machines, power electronics and energy storage technologies, and how to apply them within various vehicle designs.

Credit hours can be earned by attending this course, which will be taught by four instructors who have several years' experience working in the hybrid and electric vehicle sector.

Upon completing this course, attendees will understand:

  • Hybridization levels and types (micro, mild, full, plug-in, and extended range hybrid vehicles, and battery electric vehicle)
  • Driving cycles and fuel economy test methods
  • Traction motor and generator choices and pro’s and con’s
  • Critical concepts such as field weakening and fault tolerance
  • Traction drive power electronics and dc/dc converters
  • Batteries and supercapacitors for traction applications
  • Battery management and battery-charging systems including wireless charging
  • Vehicle dynamics, driving cycles, and torque and power performance requirements
  • Subjects such as new wide bandgap switching devices (SiC and GaN) for traction applications 
  • Turbo and super charging using electric motors

Topics to be covered include:

  • An introduction to electrified on- and off-road vehicles
  • Vehicle dynamics and performance requirements
  • Traction motor choices
  • Batteries and battery chargers
  • Power electronics for EV/HEVs

A full agenda and further information on the course and its instructors can be found online.

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