Hybrid Vehicle Systems Integration
I.D. # C1125 Duration 1 Day
Integration of hybrid electric components into a vehicle can be significantly complex. Detailed modeling, analysis, design and development are required to optimize the tradeoffs and balances between energy management, torque management, vehicle performance, vehicle drivability and vehicle safety. Management of component and system controls architecture and software integration is an increasingly involved and convoluted task.

This seminar will address: how to establish essential vehicle requirements; development considerations for various vehicle systems and production/certification requirements. A strong focus will be placed on understanding the balances and tradeoffs associated with a hybrid electric system.

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Describe and identify the basic hybrid components and architectures and explain the differences from conventional vehicles
  • Identify how to define key vehicle system requirements and select and size system components that best meet those requirements
  • Identify the main hybrid/EV development considerations for various vehicle system and performance topics
  • Explain unique system validation, certification, service and manufacturing requirements.
Who Should Attend
Individuals who already have a basic understanding of hybrid system components who are seeking to increase their knowledge and understanding of hybrid vehicle system integration, including mechanical and electrical application engineers, systems integration engineers, performance managers, design and release engineers, project managers, and other individuals who are working with or transitioning to hybrid-electric powertrain development, will find this seminar particularly helpful.
Seminar Content
  • Vehicle Development Process
    • Typical VDP overview
    • Hybrid and EV unique processes
  • Establishing Vehicle System Requirements
    • Typical system requirements
    • Establishing architecture options
    • Selecting and sizing components
    • Evaluating tradeoffs
  • System Development Considerations
    • Energy/power management
    • Torque management
    • Thermal management
    • Cabin comfort
    • Chassis (braking, vehicle dynamics, powertrain to chassis dynamics, ride and handling, steering)
    • HV/LV electrical systems (efficiency, integration, EMC, thermal)
    • Displays/information
    • Safety
    • Drivability/performance
    • NVH
    • Controls integration
  • Production Certification Requirements
    • QRD and validation requirements
    • Emissions certification and diagnostic requirements
    • MVSS certification considerations
    • Service requirements
    • Manufacturing/assembly requirements
  • Summary/Conclusions
Instructor(s): Alexandra Cattelan
Alex is currently the Chief Engineer of New Energy Systems at AVL. She has extensive experience in hybrid and electric vehicle and powertrain system design, development, validation and production and has been in automotive engineering for 20 years. Prior to her current position, Alex was the Assistant Chief Engineer for the Chevrolet Volt and Vehicle Performance Manager for the Midsize Hybrids at General Motors. She also has extensive experience in natural gas and propane vehicle engineering including responsibilities in system development, software and controls engineering, calibration and validation, as well as experience in vehicle manufacturing and environmental consulting. Alex holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Fees: $755 SAE Members*: $605 - $685
* The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process.  Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%
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