Why take this course?
Electric land transport started more than a century ago but lost its momentum due to low battery performance and the competition from the combustion engine. About 20 years ago electric traction started reentering vehicle drivetrains to assist in reducing fuel consumption and about 10 years ago full electric vehicles with very competitive performance entered the market.
Today almost every transport mode is subject to electrification, Cars, Buses, Trucks, Off road vehicles, even aircrafts. On a political level many countries are setting up goals for a fossil free transport system within a short time, like 2030...2050. It is fair to say that we right now live a paradigm shift regarding transfer of most modes of transportation to full electrification. This paradigm shift also put a lot of strain on technology development, not only on electric drive trains but also on energy storage technologies, charging technologies, energy supply and more.
This course is given to provide a deep understanding of the technologies involved, the requirements and limitations, the opportunities and to give the understanding and tools to help those who want to contribute to the development.
The course is built on lectures, two home assignments and a study tour. The home assigments are made within the Matlab/Simulink environment and is a deep dive in system design and optimisation for a selected topic of current relevance.
The course is given by Professor Mats Alaküla. Mats has a long experience from electro mobility and is since 13 years working part time in the automotive industry as a scientific advisor. He has a strong link to the industrial challenges and opportunities.
The course is assisted by Meng Lu, a PhD student within electro mobility.
Assignment_2_2019. Corrected electricity price, updated specifications and Instructions for presentation at Borg Warner!
Course Plan - Updated with changed study tour date!
The Student adminstration office is open weekdays 11:00-12:30 on the second floow in the M-building. Other times by agreement.
NOTE that the course starts on Tuesday September 3'rd in M:D at 15:15.
- It is enough to make the simulations on a car model!
The STUDY TOUR date is set:
- It will be on Wednesday October 9th and we will visit with Borg Warner in Landskrona. It is a development and manufacturing plant of 4-wheel drive systems, hybrid drive train components and electric traction machines.
Location: Instrumentgatan 15, Box 505, 261 51 Landskrona
The agenda is:
9:00 – 9:45 Welcome and introduction to “why electromobility” – Alexandra.
9:45 – 10:30 Electrified vehicle architectures – Gabriel.
10:30 – 12:00 Course challenge – Students present in groups 10 min e/a.
12:00 – 12:45 Light lunch on the conference room + Winners
12:15 – 12:30 Winner announced – BW + Mats to decide.
13:00 – 14:00 Lab and factory tour – TBA
The transport can be done
by Train or by your own car. Train ticket cost or travel costs will be
compensated if presented to IEA secretary (Carina Lindström). You need
to be at Borg Warner at 09:00 sharp. It takes about 15 minutes to walk
there from Landskrona station.
You need to sign up for participation on: