Hybrid-Electric Vehicles – Power Electronics & Electric Machines

Course Description

The Hybrid-Electric Vehicles – Power Electronics & Electric Machines course will introduce students to operating principles and fundamental parameters of electrical and electromechanical power conversion systems suitable for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Students will Learn:

  • About static and dynamic (switching) characteristics and device ratings for Diode, MOSFET and IGBT devices
  • To characterize steady state relationships between input and output voltages and currents and quantify losses/efficiency for DC-DC converters and six-step inverter
  • To characterize steady state and dynamic relationships between input and output voltages and currents of two-winding transformer and to quantify losses/efficiency for magnetics
  • About fundamental operating principles, device parameters and operating limitations utilizing equivalent circuits of each device for electromechanical energy conversion and to quantify losses/efficiency

Course Modules:

Module 1 – Devices and Dc/Dc Converters

  • Learning Objective: Develop a basic understanding of static and dynamic (switching) characteristics and device ratings, characterize steady state relationships between input and output voltages and currents, and explain how to quantify losses/efficiency.

Module 2 – Six Step Inverter

  • Learning Objective: Characterize steady state and dynamic relationships between input and output voltages and currents and demonstrate how to quantify losses/efficiency.

Module 3 – Review of Basic Physics

  • Learning Objective: Analyze a simple electromechanical system and express the resulting equations in terms of current and position, relating the applied voltage in the resulting currents through the applications of Ohm’s and Faraday’s Law.

Module 4 – Permanent Magnet AC Machines

  • Learning Objective: Briefly review and analyze relevant physics of permanent magnet machines, describe the basic geometry of our machine, and explain the voltage in flux linkage equations and physical variables.

Module 5 – Permanent Magnet AC Drives | Induction and Switched Reluctance Drives

  • Learning Objective: Characterize steady-state relationships between input and output voltages and currents of two-winding transformers and demonstrate how to quantify losses/efficiency.

Recommended Background:

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

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