Electric and Conventional Vehicles

MOOC
Language
English
Duration
2 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
What will you learn?
Formulate vehicle performance requirements
Translate vehicle requirements to powertrain requirements
Sizing powertrain components
Strengths and weaknesses of electric and conventional powertrains
Driving cycle simulation
Determine electricity- or fuel consumption of different powertrains
About the course

Electric powertrains are estimated to propel a large part of road vehicles in the future, due to their high efficiency and zero tailpipe emissions. But, the cost and weight of batteries and the time to charge them are arguments for the conventional powertrain in many vehicles. This makes it important for engineers working with vehicles to understand how both these powertrains work, and how to determine their performance and energy consumption for different type of vehicles and different ways of driving vehicles.

This course is aimed at learners with a bachelor's degree or engineers in the automotive industry who need to develop their knowledge about electric powertrains.

In this course, you will learn how electric and conventional combustion engine powertrains are built and how they work. You will learn methods to calculate their performance and energy consumption and how to simulate them in different driving cycles. You will also learn about the basic function, the main limits and the losses of:


  • Combustion engines,
  • Transmissions
  • Electric machines,
  • Power electronics
  • Batteries.

This knowledge will also be a base for understanding and analysing different types of hybrid vehicles, discussed in the course, Hybrid Vehicles.
As a result of support from MathWorks, students will be granted access to MATLAB/Simulink for the duration of the course.

Program
Electric and Conventional Vehicles
Learn how electric and conventionalpowertrains work and methods to analysetheir performance and energy consumption.
Lecturers
Sven Andersson
Sven Andersson
Associate Professor Chalmers University of Technology
Anders Grauers
Anders Grauers
Associate Professor Chalmers University of Technology
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