Fundamentals of Powertrain Design for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

This seminar is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese).

Driven by high fuel prices, environmental regulations, and consumer demand, the market for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) has experienced rapid growth. Every major automotive company produces an HEV. There are approximately fifty different HEV models on the market and over eight million HEVs already sold. In order to meet current and future demands in the HEV and PHEV markets, success will depend on engineering personnel knowing how to develop and manufacture HEV powertrains.

This two day seminar will cover the fundamentals of HEV powertrain design. The typical architecture of HEVs and the basic functions and modes of a hybrid electric powertrain will be discussed. The seminar will also explain both powertrain design for (P)HEVs as well hybrid transmissions. HEV models such as Prius, Volt, Jeely, Infinity M35h, Jetta, Qin, and BMW i8 will be discussed in case studies.

What Will You Learn

By attending this training program, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the basic layouts of different powertrain architectures for HEVs
  • Explain the functions a powertrain should provide to a HEV
  • Understand what modes an HEV powertrain may work in and shift among
  • Identify the main HEV development considerations for a HEV powertrain
  • Evaluate a powertrain architecture for a certain HEV
  • Recognize an engine or electric motor for an HEV considering the power, torque and efficiency
  • Define a basic transmission for a hybrid transmission
  • Understand how a power coupling mechanism works to switch power flow
  • Identify engineering challenges for developing a HEV transmission
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of designing a hybrid transmission and its components

Is This Course For You

An undergraduate degree in engineering is highly recommended. Attendees should have some knowledge/experience either in integrating a powertrain into a vehicle, in engineering and manufacturing powertrain for vehicles, or in engineering or manufacturing of transmission/engine/e-motor and the components.

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