The overall aim of this credit course is to provide an understanding of the design, modeling and assessments of electric drive systems, primarily for a hybrid or electric vehicle application. The course will provide a deep understanding of electric machines: steady-state, and (for the dc-induction and the permanent magnet synchronous machine) dynamic performance with speed and current control including relevant theory. The dc motor drive is used as a model example for other drives.
Power electronics converters and control theory relevant to the electric drive systems in hybrid or electric vehicles are also treated. Further, an electric vehicle propulsion drive system is introduced and modeled, using field vector control, including vehicle dynamics, and performing simulations after a given drive cycle.
The participant is encouraged to consider environmental aspects, such as energy-efficient drive systems.