Hybrid-Electric Vehicles – Performance & Environment Impact

Course Description:

The Hybrid-Electric Vehicles – Performance & Environment Impact course provides a general overview of the need for hybrid-electric vehicles for transportation and focuses on the overall fuel consumption and environmental improvement possible using HEVs. 

Students will Learn:

  • About the global ground transportation sector including fuel use, emission impact, drive cycles and applications for different types of vehicles
  • Characterization of hybrid drivetrain and powertrain advantages and disadvantages
  • About hybrid architectures and control strategies, plug-in hybrid characteristics and charging infrastructure
  • How to do a well-to-wheel analysis
  • How to do a cost-benefit analysis

Course Modules:

Module 1 – Global Ground Of Well To Wheel Concept | Overview Of The Well To Wheel Concept

  • Learning Objective: Explain why Hybrid-Electric vehicles are important and develop and use the work-energy equation to analyze the change in speed of a particle or system of particles as a result of applied forces.

Module 2 – Conventional Vs. Hybrid Electric Vehicles| Definition Of Hybridization And Hybrid Vehicles

  • Learning Objective: Develop and use the linear impulse-momentum equation to analyze the change in velocity of a particle or system of particles as a result of applied forces and explain the importance of Hybrid Electric Vehicles and how they are different than conventional vehicles.

Module 3 – Vehicle Dynamics And Energy Flow

  • Learning Objective: Develop and use the set of Newton-Euler equations to analyze the change in acceleration and angular acceleration of rigid bodies as a result of applied forces and moments.

Module 4 – Hybrid Drivetrain Characterization

  • Learning Objective: Develop and use the work-energy equation to analyze change in speed and angular speed of rigid bodies as a result of applied forces.

Module 5 – Hybrid Architectures

  • Learning Objective: Develop and use the linear impulse-momentum equation to analyze the change in velocity of a particle or system of particles as a result of applied forces.

Recommended Background:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in mechanical engineering
  • Professionals looking for a technical refresh of the material

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