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Electric Vehicles Technology

Code 11227
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Electrotechnics and Electronics
Entry requirements N/A.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements N/A.
Learning outcomes Main objectives:
1. Study and understand the different systems of electric road vehicles with battery, híbrid or with fuel cell
2. Study the actuation engineering, the control and the performance of electric transportation systems.
3. Study and understand the different systems of electric traction, with both of DC and AC feeding systems.
Syllabus INTRODUCTION
Definition of electric vehicle. Pure electric vehicle, hybrid vehicle and with fuel cell. Trends for the future
THE BATTERY
Parameters and types. Choice of battery depending on the application. Modelling.
SOURCES AND STORAGE SYSTEMS FOR ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
Photovoltaic. Wind. Flywheel. Supercapacitor. Fuel cells.
THE HYDROGEN
Properties. Storage. Security. Sources.
ELECTRIC MACHINES
The DC and AC motors. Regulation. Brushless and permanent magnets motors. The switched reluctance motor. The regenerative braking.
ELECTRONIC CONTROLLER
Power converters and drives. Control strategies.
DESIGN OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Traction force. Acceleration. Aerodynamics. Gearing. Chassis. Heating and cooling system. Design. Simulation of the vehicle behavior. Standards. System for recharging. Analysis of the pollution caused by vehicles.
Main Bibliography Main Bibliography
1. Iqbal Husain, “Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. Design Fundamentals”, CRC Press, 2003.
2. James Larminie, John Lowry, “Electric Vehicle Technology Explained”, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, England, 2003.

Recommended Bibliography
1. M. Ehsani, Y. Gao, S. Gay, A. Emadi, “Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles. Fundamentals, Theory and Design”, CRC Press, 2005.

Expertise Bibliography
1. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Xplore, Serviços de Documentação, Pesquisa on-line.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The contact hours have the objective of the theoretical knowledge transmission. The theoretical-practical contact hours are intended to be carried out by a monitoring approach, helping the students to achieve a practical knowledge, and are dedicated to the resolution of exercises.
Students will develop their learning process not only by their attendance in class, contact hours, but also in a self-sustaining learning, appealing to the pedagogical materials as books and handouts, websites, simulation and design software, and direct contacts with enterprises. Also, the student should develop a project of a concept, a technology or a system.
The students are evaluated continuously along the semester, following the model: presentation of seminars (on-line) and progress reports (CM); project (CP) The final classification (CF) is: =75% CM + 25% CP.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-05-16

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