Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems     


I.D.# C1504Printable Description
Duration: 2 Days
September 14-15, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:03 p.m. ) - Troy, Michigan  

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) technology model offerings and production volumes continue to accelerate with each model year. Advanced technology vehicle populations are significantly increasing throughout the world, making it vital for engineers, technicians, and educators to have a thorough understanding of these technologies and systems. This two-day practical and applications based course will concentrate on architectures, operation, functions, and design considerations of the safety, power electronics, energy systems, and failure modes associated with HEV and BEV vehicles, providing an environment in which participants can acquire a solid systems and integration foundation for applying this content to vehicle/systems design.

Learning Objectives
By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV) architectures
  • Follow a procedure for safe interaction with high voltage
  • Identify the components of HEV safety systems, controls, and diagnostics
  • Consider the architectural options for controls and diagnostics
  • Identify energy management components and functions
  • Identify electric motor components and functions

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for engineers, scientists, and technicians who are involved with the design, development, manufacturing, or service of electrified vehicles or subsystems.

An engineering degree is highly recommended, but not required. This course does not cover basic electrical concepts and assumes that the attendee already understands such concepts (voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, semiconductors, and software control strategies). In order to best understand concepts discussed, all participants are encouraged to have driven an HEV prior to attending the course.

Topical Outline
HEV/BEV Systems Operation Modes, Torque Production and Component Contributions

  • HEV
  • BEV
High Voltage Safety – Personal Protection Equipment
  • High Voltage Safety Gloves
  • High Voltage Systems and Test Equipment
HEV/BEV – Vehicle Safety Systems, Controls and Diagnostics
  • Battery Pack Manual Disconnect Systems
  • High Voltage Interlock Circuits
  • High Voltage Bus Active and Passive Discharge Circuits
  • Isolation Fault Detection Circuits
Rechargeable Energy Management (Battery Pack) Systems, Controls and Diagnostics
  • Hardware Components
  • Overview of NiMH and Li-Ion Battery Technologies
    • Module/cell sensing systems (voltage, temp, air, etc.)
    • Experiences of field failures
    • Battery systems service considerations
  • Thermal Management Systems – Active and Passive Systems
  • Battery Pack/Module Testing
HEV/BEV – Permanent Magnet (PM) and Induction Machine (IM) Electric Machine and Power Inverter Technologies
  • PM and IM Technologies
    • Electric machine construction and operation
    • Rotor position and speed sensing
    • PM-IM failure modes
    • On/off-board electric machine testing
  • Power Inverter Technology and Electric Machine Control
    • Power electronics devices
    • Sensing circuits
    • Electric machine controls - torque and speed controls, wave shaping (sine wave, six-step), current regulation
    • Failure modes
    • Testing
  • dc-dc Converter Systems
    • Buck converter
    • Buck/Boost converter
    • Failure modes
    • Testing

Instructor(s): Mark Quarto
Dr. Mark Quarto is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Automotive Research and Design, LLC where he is responsible for the design/development of diagnostic test equipment and software, technical education and training programs, and technology innovations focused on hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion and energy management systems. Dr. Quarto previously worked within the General Motors Company as an Engineer and Engineering Group Manager in Advanced Powertrain Technology Systems / Global Aftermarket Engineering where he was responsible for the management and development of control and diagnostics systems and service solutions for the Chevrolet Volt, Fuel Cell, Two-Mode Hybrid, Parallel Hybrid Truck (PHT), EV1 Electric Vehicle, S10 Electric Truck, and Alternative Fuel Systems Programs. He also served as the Service Training Development Manager and Resident Service School Instructor. Mark began his automotive career as a technician at both dealership and aftermarket facilities. In addition to his accomplishments and experiences while working at General Motors, Mark has served as a Chief Engineer, Senior Consultant, Author, and Subject Matter expert in Hybrid, Electric, and Fuel Cell Technologies. Dr. Quarto has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from LaSalle University specializing in Power Electronics; a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Technology from Ferris State University; Master’s Degree in Technical Education from Ferris State University specializing in electric and hybrid propulsion systems; and a Doctorate in Technical Education from Nova Southeastern University, specializing in designing and developing learning systems for hybrid/electric vehicles and high voltage energy and propulsion systems.

Fees: $1370.00 ; SAE Members: $1096.00 - $1233.00

1.3 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

To register, click Register button at the top of this page and submit the online form, or contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.