Automotive Engineering

Advanced Drive and Propulsion Technology

Integrated course, 4.00 ECTS


Course content

The lecture consists of 3 parts: a) Insights into internal combustion engines with the chapters such as charging, mixture formation for diesel and gasoline engines (including injection systems), ignition, combustion, emission and aftertreatment systems. b) Alternative powertrain systems: electric vehicles, hybrids and fuel cell vehicles, featuring components, system architectures, packaging aspects, safety concerns, prototype vehicles and current series models, evaluation of alternative powertrains in terms of sustainability) c) Battery systems: battery fundamentals, brief introduction to various cell chemistries, comparison of cell types, system architecture, battery packaging and control systems; advantages/disadvantages; safety and cost issues; future systems.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Jurgen, K: Electric and Hybrid-Electric Vehicles, SAE Nr. PT-85

Mode of delivery

Integrated course: lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Propulsion technology (IC engines and drive-train), thermodynamics, vehicle dynamics, design of synchronous- and asynchronous machines, characteristics and performance of electric storage systems

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam