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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Docente Tarsitano Davide
Cfu 6.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course gives the students an overview of the hybrid/electric powertrain used in the automotive sector. The main objective is to analyze the hybrid/electric vehicle at system level, therefore analyzing how different solutions in the powertrain component sizing affects the whole vehicle performances. Scenarios and perspectives for the electrification will be discussed considering especially the European market before detailing the main important technical aspects: vehicle architecture, electrical motor/converter, on board storage system, energy management algorithms and charging infrastructures.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Lectures will provide the basis for basic knowledge to understand all the key aspect involved in the design of a hybrid / electric powertrain (Knowledge and understanding). Furthermore, in order to give the student an industrial picture of electrification, seminars given by engineers from automotive companies will be organized. In this way students will understand both the research and the industrial approach to the electric/hybrid vehicle.

Some practical exercises will be proposed in order to let the student to acquire the knowlodge to face some engineering problem as the sizing of hybrid powertrain, of battery or hybrid storage system. At last students will be asked to prepare a work project during the course in small group (3-4 person) in order to apply the acquired knowledge on a specific vehicle to be analyzed, proposing a hybridization/electrification solution. During the course the project development will be discussed with the lecturer/tutors. This project will be presented during the final exam.

Argomenti trattati

The main topics of the course are listed in the following bullets.

  • Scenarios and perspectives for the electrification in road transport: market prenetration of hybrid and electric vehicles, requirements for mass production, forecasts especially considering the European market;
  • Hybrid and electric vehicles’ architectures: overview of the different mechanical layouts of hybrid and electric powertrains, influence on the powertrain performance and complexity, evaluation of the overall efficiency and the related pollutant emissions;
  • Electric motors and power converters: basic working principles and fundamental equations of the principal electric machines (Permanent Magnet brushless DC, PM brushless AC, axial flux synchronous motors, …) used in battery/hybrid electric vehicles, sizing and thermal issues, overview on power electronic technologies used for on board power converters (Mosfets, IGBTs, ...);
  • On board storage systems: different battery chemistries and technologies, overview of other on board storage systems, forecast of future battery performances, Battery Management System, hybrid storage systems, battery testing;
  • Hybrid and electric vehicles’ layout: effect of mass distribution on vehicle performances, effect of suspended and non-suspended mass on vehicle performances, most effective layouts;
  • Energy management algorithms: overview of energy management algorithms, optimization algorithms;
  • Electric Vehicles Battery Charging Systems: different kinds of charging modes, standards for BEV charging infrastructure, connector typologies for quick/fast/ultrafast charging, communication protocols between vehicle and charging infrastructures, impact of charging infrastructures on electric distribution grids;
  • Laboratory visits and company presentations.


Who is going to attend the course is expected to have bases of electrical engineering.

Modalità di valutazione

The final assessment of the course consists in an oral test.

The aim of the oral discussion is to verify that students:

  • have acquired a sufficient level of knowledge and understanding of the course topics;
  • are able to apply knowledge in solving engineering problem with specific reference to the project the student worked on during the course;

are able to communicate with a proper technical language.

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMehrdad Ehsani, Yimin Gao, Stefano Longo, Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles, Editore: Taylor & Francis Ltd, Anno edizione: 2018, ISBN: 9781138330498
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaSheldon S. Williamson, Energy Management Strategies for Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Editore: Springer, ISBN: 978-1-4614-7710-5

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Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 60:00 90:00

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