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Fundamentals of Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Related Technologies C1234

Driven by high fuel prices, environmental regulations, and consumer demand, the market for hybrid electric vehicles has experienced rapid growth. Every major automotive company produces a HEV with approximately fifty different HEV models on the market and over five million HEVs having already been sold. To meet current and future demands in the HEV and PHEV markets, success will depend on engineering and support personnel having and maintaining a thorough understanding of HEV related technologies.

This two-day seminar will cover the fundamentals of HEV in an easy-to-understand format. This seminar will explain how HEVs save fuel, how they are classified in terms of powertrain system architecture and an in-depth look at the hybrid powertrain architectures of Power-split and P2 HEV. Also explained will be the design, modeling, and control of HEVs and component selection. Existing HEV models, such as the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, GM Volt, AUDI Q5, and VW Touareg will be used as case studies throughout the seminar.

Please note this seminar will be presented in Mandarin Chinese. The hand-out materials will also be in Manadarin Chinese.

Learning Objectives
By attending this training program you will be able to:

  • Explain the major resources and regulatory drivers of hybrid electric vehicle development
  • Identify the system architectures of hybrid electric vehicles that have been commercialized from 1997 to the present
  • Describe and identify basic hybrid components and architectures and explain HEVs' differences from conventional vehicles
  • Identify the main HEV development considerations for various vehicle systems
  • Recognize basic layouts of light, medium, and full hybrid vehicle powertrains
  • Compare advantages and disadvantages of different hybrid architectures
  • Identify and understand how HEV drive systems of the Prius and P2s work and the challenges they meet
  • Describe and evaluate HEV emerging technologies, engineering challenges, and development trends

Who Should Attend
This seminar is designed for individuals working in engineering, marketing, and manufacturing of powertrain systems along with other electrical and mechanical aspects of HEVs, including PHEVs and REEVs. Information presented in this seminar may also be of value to those working with renewable energy and transportation systems.

An undergraduate degree in engineering or a strong technical background is highly recommended. Attendees should have taken an undergraduate or graduate course in basic mechanics and basic electronics.

  • Introduction to HEV/PHEV/BEV
    • The foundations of HEV/PHEV/BEV
    • Why are HEVs needed?
    • How do HEVs save fuel?

  • HEV/EV/PHEV Classification -Mixed Degree
    • Hybrid overview
    • Micro HEV
    • Mild HEV
    • Full HEV
    • BEV

  • Classification of HEV/PHEV Powertrain

    • Series HEV Powertrain
    • Powersplit HEV Powertrain
    • Parallel HEV Powertrain
    • Two mode HEV Powertrain

  • HEV: Technological Trends
    • Overview
    • Powersplit, the leading HEV technology
    • The rise of P2 machines
    • The major automotive corporation"s hybrid technology
    • The applications of hybrids

  • HEV/PHEV: Engines and Transmissions
    • Fuel-efficient engines for HEVs/PHEVs
    • Transmissions for HEVs/PHEVs
    • Optimizing the powertrain"s fuel efficiency


  • Theory and Analysis of Powersplit
    • Planetary gear unit
    • Kinematics and Dynamics of Planetary Gear Unit
    • Powersplit and e-CVT
    • Functionalities of Powersplit
    • Applications
  • Theory and analysis of P2s
    • P2 machines
    • P2s principle
    • Challenges of developing P2 Machines
    • P2"s technology application and analysis
  • Related Technologies of HEV/PHEV/BEV
    • Electric motor and Power Electronics
    • Battery Systems and BCU
    • HEV/PHEV/BEV control technology
    • Regenerative braking system
    • Others
Zhihui Duan

Mr. Duan is currently Chief Engineer, Hybrid Electric Vehicles at Chery Automotive. Previously, Mr. Duan served as Technical Director of Hybrid Electric Powertrains at Changan New Energy Automobile Inc. China, where he was involved with developing full hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. He led a program to develop new generation HEVs and works on power system architecture design, product development, powertrain control, and energy management. He was also involved with developing an Atkinson cycle engine, which improves fuel efficient significantly. Mr. Duan also previously worked with the Sustainable Mobility Technologies at Ford Motor Co., where he was involved in developing new generation hybrid transaxles. He led the effort to fix the transaxle problems that Escape Hybrid vehicles had in the field and to improve quality and reliability. As a result, he was awarded Ford's Current Model Quality Award: Best in Ford Transmission Warranty Performance. Mr. Duan received his B.S. Aerospace Engineering from Beijing Institute of Aeronautics, a M.S. Aerospace Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, and his M.S. Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland.

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Fees: $1275.00
SAE Members: $1020.00 - $1148.00

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

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Duration: 2 Days
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