The Hybrid Electric Vehicles – Introduction to Battery Technology will cover basic electrochemistry that occurs in batteries. This course will provide an introduction to batteries that are used in energy storage devices in a wide variety of engineering devices.
Students will Learn:
- About the chemistry in the traditional battery systems of dry cells, wet cells and lead acid as well as Li-ion that is used for both consumer electronic and in large format applications like EV and PHEV automobiles
- About the manufacturing process for Li-ion batteries
Module 1 – Introduction to Electrochemistry and Batteries
- Learning Objective: Define electrochemistry and identify and explain various aspects of battery cells, battery systems, and battery manufacturing.
Module 2 – Overview and Walkthrough of Autonomie
- Learning Objective: Engage with Autonomie, software that is used to simulate Hybrid-Electric vehicles.
Module 3 – Basic Electrochemistry and the Theory of Electrochemistry
- Learning Objective: Explain how a battery works, describe the basic principles of battery chemistry, and analyze oxidation, reduction, and various losses.
Module 4 – Overview of Various Types of Batteries
- Learning Objective: List and explain the various types of batteries, and evaluate dry cells, lean acid, and nickel metal hydride more in depth.
Module 5 – Batteries: Lithium Ion, Manufacturing, and Management System
- Learning Objective: Analyze lithium ion batteries specifically, explain the manufacturing of batteries, and assess how the battery management system’s goal is to optimize the life cycle and safety of batteries.
- Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in chemical engineering
- Chemical engineers looking for a technical refresh of the material