Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicle Powertrain

Design and Development

This course has been developed by the Centre for Mechatronics and Hybrid Technologies (CMHT) at McMaster University. The purpose of this course is to provide you with knowledge of the key aspects of the design and development of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
The course provides a fundamental understanding of electric vehicles powertrain design, key powertrain components and subsystems, power flow management, system integration, and propulsion system modeling. It is geared towards mechatronic systems design; starting from conceptual system-level requirements, followed by powertrain components design, system integration, and ending in verification and validation.
Funding support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) under the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program is gratefully acknowledged.

Course Objectives

Module 1: Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Module 2: Battery Construction, Operation and Electrochemistry (Cell-Level)

Module 3: Battery Pack Modeling and Control

Module 4: Battery Modeling and Control-Part 2- MathWorks

Module 5: Battery Pack Design Overview

Module 6: Power Electronics

Module 7: State Estimation

Module 8: Electric Motor Manufacturing

Module 9: Electric Motor Controls

Module 10: HEV Simulations, Optimization and Controls-MathWorks

Module 11: Powertrain Testing

Module 12: HESS