A three-day course intended for those who already have an overview understanding of HEVs and who now wish to develop their knowledge in HEV powertrain integration and the key subsystem technologies. The course will consist of a mix of lectures and case studies from both academic and industrial specialists in HEV technology and will be supported by the latest modelling and simulation tools and experimental work.
- An overview of the simulation methods and control techniques required for energy management and vehicle driveability.
- A critical review of the HEV electrical architecture options and subsystems, including the latest energy storage options, electrical machines and associated power electronics.
- A comprehensive review of advances within the mechanical HEV powertrain subsystems including; the alternative engine options and the use of novel transmission systems.
- A review of regenerative braking systems, including energy availability assessment, vehicle integration options, legislative requirements and its potential impact on vehicle handling.
- An introduction to the safety requirements of high voltage working for those involved in the design and maintenance of HEVs.
Systems Modelling and Simulation
- Modelling methodologies for HEV energy management.
- Control strategies for energy management and driveability.
Electrical System Design
- High voltage architecture options within HEVs and component selection.
- Power electronics, including DC-DC converters (unidirectional and bidirectional) and machine drives.
- Electrical machine designs, performance prediction, ancillary requirements, and manufacturability.
- Battery and ultra-capacitor technologies, vehicle integration, and performance characteristics (materials, performance, reliability, safety, recycling).
- Real-world energy storage requirements and driver behaviour assessment.
- Brake feel and customer acceptance.
Mechanical System Design
- New transmission options including split path design approaches and systems (planetary, CVT, dual clutch).
- Engine calibration and optimisation.
- New engine cycles and fuelling options.
- Mechanical energy storage systems such as flywheels and hydraulic accumulators.
Laboratory Based HEV Powertrain Performance Evaluation
- Assessment of HEV powertrain performance within laboratory.