By the end of this course, you should be able to:

1. Describe the operating principles of various HEV/PHEV/BEV powertrain components including batteries, chargers, DC-DC converters, diesel and gasoline engines, inverters and e-motors.

2. Explain the fundamental of electrochemistry as applied to battery operation and performance in HEV/PHEV/BEV applications.

3. Illustrate the energy flow/conversion processes through various HEVs/PHEVs/BEVs architectures.

4. Interpret battery, DC-DC converters and electric motors technical terminologies.

5. Apply state-of-the-art powertrain component testing techniques currently used in the automotive industry to batteries and e-motors.

6. Compute the voltage response/ state of charge of battery cell/ pack assemblies using empirical and equivalent circuit-based models.

7. Estimate the size of battery cells to meet desired energy/power requirements.

8. Extract battery/e-motor model parameters from experimental data using optimization techniques.

9. Apply advanced vehicle simulation and optimization tools to optimize sub-components performance and correlate results with experimental data.

10. Implement control and state estimation strategies to predict critical EV parameters such as state of charge and state of health.

11. Apply programming skills to develop advanced code scripts related to HEV powertrain components modeling, optimization and stat/parameters estimation.

12. Size battery modules, packs, e-motors, converters, and inverters for HEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs applications.

13. Design advanced condition monitoring, fault detection and prognosis techniques to HEV/PHEV/BEV components.

14. Design and size thermal management systems for hybrid propulsion system.

15. Simulate Hybrid Electric Vehicle models in MATLAB/Simulink/SimScape environment.

16. Illustrate the torque-speed curves for electric motors used in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

17. Demonstrate DC-DC converters operations such as buck and boost conversion.

18. Demonstrate the fundamentals of electric traction motor operation and design.