II-Automotive Engineering

Course Code :2307FTIMAE
Study domain:Electromechanics
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:36
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Raf Catthoor

3. Course contents *

Power electronic components (Diode, Schottky diode, MOSFET, IGBT, cooling aspects) 
Switching inductive loads and automotive switching applications
Power electronic converter circuits (rectifiers, choppers, DC-DC converters, inverters) 
Why electric drivetrains?
Electric machines in vehicles: Brushless DC motors, Permanent Magnet Synchronous motors Switched Reluctance Motors, Asynchronous motors. 
Energy storage: Batteries and supercapacitors, fuel cells, superflywheels.
Drivetrains in Electric and Hybrid Electric vehicles.
Chargers, wireless energy transfer
Implementation of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles  (+ cases by car manufacturers)
Auxiliary systems including starter motor, on board power supply, lighting and environmental sensing.