Credits: 3

Semesters Offered

Fall 2018, Fall 2019

Learning Objectives

  • Training on the design specifications for an electric racing car.
  • Training on the fundamentals of electric machines.
  • Gain system level knowledge on applications of power electronics.
  • Gain design experience on inverter drive operation.
  • Training on sensors and encoders.
  • Gain design experience on the selection of proper components for desired specifications.
  • Gain experience on how to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Gain experience on project management.
  • Develop written and oral communication skills.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the electric vehicles
  • Power electronics
  • Electric machines
  • Charging systems
  • Battery and battery management system
  • Drive and propulsion systems
  • Simulation of electric cars in Autonomie software

Learning Outcomes

Coverage of ABET Oucomes

 

Outcome

Coverage

ABET (a):  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

S

ABET (b):  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data

S

ABET (c):  An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

S

ABET (d):  Ability to function on a multi-disciplinary team

S

ABET (e):  Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

S

ABET (f):  Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities

M

ABET (g):  Ability to communicate effectively

S

ABET (h):  The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

 

ABET (i):  Recognition of need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning

L

ABET (j):  Knowledge of contemporary issues

 

ABET (k):  Techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for practice

S

Coverage: Significant (S) – Moderate (M) – Little (L) – None (blank)