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E-Learning Electrified Powertrain

E-Learning Introduction (45 min)

  • Mega Trends
  • Use Cases and TCO
  • Disruptive Market

E-Learning EV Charging Basics (25 min)

  • Charging Basics
  • Charging Dependency and Bidirectional Charging

E-Learning Power Electronics (90 min)

  • Basics of Power Electronics
  • Components of Power Electronics
  • Principle of Half Bridge
  • Thermal Design and Assembly

E-Learning Electrical Machines (120 min)

  • Basics of Electrical Machines
  • Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine
  • DC & Brushless DC Machine
  • Synchronous Machine
  • Induction Machine

E-Learning Control of Electrical Machines - An Introduction (90 min)

  • Basics of Control Systems
  • Field Orientation as the Principal Tool of Control
  • Control Design
  • Strategy of Control

E-Learning Battery and BMS (55 min)

  • Battery System
  • Battery Cell
  • Battery Management System (BMS)

E-Learning Electric Vehicle System (70 min)

  • System Powertrain
  • Electric Drive System Design
  • Functional Safety
  • System Energy Management

This course is intended for anyone who want to further educate themselves on the topic of electrified powertrain and e-mobility. In particular for engineers who want to gain knowledge about the electrical motor as well as programmers who develop motor controls and want to learn more about the physical and electrotechnical basics.

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What Is an Electrified Powertrain?

In modern vehicles the electric powertrain is now replacing the combustion engine. The electrified powertrain is composed of many different system components for providing electric energy and torque, such as the battery, power electronics and an electric motor.

When talking about electric vehicles, also called EVs, we can differentiate between different types of electrified powertrains. There are the ones which purely run on electric energy and where a battery supplies the electric motor, but there are also the hybrid models which combine a combustion engine and an electric motor.

Why Is an Electrified Powertrain Needed?

In general, electrical energy has an enormous economic and environmental impact as it enables us to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. With regard to electrical machines, one can benefit from the aforementioned aspects of electrical energy, but also an improved efficiency and control.

How Is an Electrified Powertrain Related to Embedded Systems?

All electronic control units, short ECUs, in a vehicle are embedded systems composed of embedded hardware and the embedded software dedicated to the device. Within an electrified powertrain ECUs are used to handle the battery management, take care of the charging and the electrical machine control. The battery management system (BMS) is taking care of all battery related functions. The charging communication between vehicle and charging station (EVSE) is also handled by an embedded system. This also applies to power electronics devices which are used for communication, control and management functions.

What Do You Learn About Electrified Powertrains in the Embedded Academy E-Learning?

The e-learnings introduce the user to different topics relevant for the field of the electrified powertrain.

First of all, you can start with our introductory course on the electrified powertrain. In this course, you get a first impression why the topic of electric mobility is becoming increasingly relevant for our every-day lives and our industries. Moreover, the right terminology as well as first models for any analysis of this topic are presented to you.

Then the e-learning on the basics on EV charging offers an overview on charging basics, charging standards and modes as well as charging dependency on the state-of-charge (SOC) and bidirectional charging.

The unit on power electronics will introduce the main elements of an electric circuit, their pros and cons and other semiconductor devices. We will focus on the half-bridge as a central element in power electronics before giving an outlook on thermal design and assembly.

Next, a course on electrical machines introduces you to the different types of electrical machines and approaches their application in practice.

In addition to the course on electrical machines, there is an introductory course on the control of electrical machines available, which shortly explains some basics of control systems (system theory, time domain / frequency domain, transfer functions) as well as some basic principles of AC and DC machines. It closes by discussing some elements of control design and strategy.

In the e-learning “Battery and BMS”, we center on the battery with a focus on electric vehicle application. This includes an introduction into the anatomy of the battery (chemistry, classification, pack structure) as well as a discussion of battery management systems, short BMS.

The unit on „Electric Vehicle Systems” concentrates on the system architecture and elements of the system powertrain. This includes discussing basic electric drive system design, considering aspects of functional safety and highlighting various elements of the system energy management.

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