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San Jos State University

Mechanical Engineering Department


ME 199 Special Topic: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Fundamentals
Semester

Spring 2015

Instructor(s):

Dr. Fred Barez, Coordinator;

James Mokri, Lecturer;

Dr. Ji Wang, Guest Lecturer

Office:

E310C

E113;

E192A

Email:

Fred.Barez@sjsu.edu

James.mokri@sjsu.edu

Ji.Wang@sjsu.edu

Course Code:

25793

Meeting:

Lecture(E327)/Lab(E117, E133, E213)

Prerequisite:

EE 98 and ME 30 or equivalent (with a grade of 'C-' or better in each), ME 186


recommended.

Course
Website:

Copies of the course materials including the syllabus, lecture slides, homework
assignments, etc. may be found on the SJSU Canvas site for the courses. Login instructions
can be found at http://online.sjsu.edu. You must be registered in the course to receive
access.

Textbook

Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles, 2nd Edition, Mehrdad Ehsani,
CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, 2011 (ISBN 9781420053982)

Reference

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Design Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, Iqbal Husain, CRC Press,
Taylor and Francis, 2011 (ISBN-978-1-4398-1175-7)

Monday/Wednesday 18:00 -19:15

Course Description
This course covers the key technical fundamentals of hybrid and electric automotive vehicles including
propulsion system designs, controls, battery management, electric machines and power electronics. Review of
critical technologies and components used in modern hybrid and electric vehicles. Students will also gain handson experience through demonstrations, lab activities, and a term-project. Guest speakers will present technical
seminars on selected topics throughout the semester.

Course Learning Objectives


Course Goals:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Learn of basic electrical and mechanical theory and principles involved in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.
Learn how to apply engineering principles to design of hybrid and electric vehicle components.
Learn of simulation studies of Hybrid and Electric vehicle mechanical and electrical systems.
Learn of Hybrid and Electric vehicle communication and control systems.

Learning Objectives:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Ability to describe types of hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion systems and identify components.
Ability to describe automotive vehicle operating modes and load profiles.
Ability to generally understand design and analysis of electrical machines, controls, and power electronics.
Ability to describe safety practices when working on or around the vehicle and high-voltage components.

COURSE TOPICS AND ACTIVITIES


DATE
1/26
1/28
2/2
2/4
2/9
2/11
2/16
2/18
2/23
2/25
3/2
3/4
3/9
3/11
3/16
3/18

DAY
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed

TOPIC
Course description, HEV/EV history, market, economic
Mileage, powertrain architectures, components
Vehicle Dynamics, road loads, accel power, energy
Laboratory Activities Overview
Industry perspective guest lecture
Field Trip: Electric Vehicle
Motors/Generators
Electric machines
Motors/Generators
Chevy Volt and Tesla Model S Designs
HEV/EV component inspection and assembly
Lab #1 Rotation: Four activities listed below*
Power Electronics
Power Electronics
Component selection, sizing calculations, ICE
HEV design case study

3/30
4/1
4/6
4/8
4/13
4/15
4/20
4/22
4/27
4/29
5/4
5/6
5/11
5/13
5/18

Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon
Wed
Mon

Lab #2 Rotation: Four activities listed below*


Powertrain Simulation
Battery
Battery design and application
Battery Testing
Lab #3 Rotation: Four activities listed below*
Battery Charging
Electric Motor Modeling and Simulation
CAN
Field Trip: CAN Bus
Lab #4 Rotation: Four activities listed below*
HEV/EV review (Motor, ICE, Invert ,Bat, PSD)
Project Presentations
Project Presentations
Final Exam

ACTIVITY
Introduction Lecture
Technical Lecture, Vehicle Database
Technical Lecture, Excel model
Instructors
Guest: Don Christian
Tour: Tesla Showroom
Technical Lecture
Guest: Art Wagner
Technical Lecture
Guest: Marv Kausch
Tour: De Anza Auto Tech Dept
Lab #1
Technical Lecture
Guest: Peter Reischl, SJSU EE
Technical Lecture
Guest: Sunil Chhaya
Spring Recess
Lab #2
Guest: Dr. Ji Wang
Technical Lecture
Guest: Deepak Sirvastava
Technical Lecture
Lab #3
Guest: Mike DiNUcci
Guest: ANSYS Software Modeling
Technical Lecture
Tour: Nissan Motor Research
Lab #4
Technical Lecture
Teams
Teams
17:15 19:30

*The four Lab activities are listed below. Lab activities will repeat each Lab session with student
teams rotating between activities.
a) Dynamometer with Prius and scan tool application and component inspection,
b) Motor/Inverter energy balance using Formula E car and controller/motor setup,
c) Battery characterization and testing,
d) Computer Simulation using MatLab/Simulink.

Grading

Grade
Distribution

Homework
Speaker and Tour Summaries
Lab Activity
Term Project
Final Exam
A
B+
C+
D+

93-100
87-89
77-79
67-69

AB
C
D

25%
15%
15%
20%
25%

90-92
83-86
73-76
63-69

Due Wednesday following the week assigned


Due one week after presentation/tour
Due two weeks after the lab sessions
Due at the last two sessions of the semester
Monday May 18, 2015, 17:15 t0 19:30

B- 80-82
C- 70-72
D- 60-62

F < 60

Homework

Homework problems will be assigned weekly and due on Wednesday following the week
assigned. It is your responsibility to learn the material and to seek help. Your work should
be presented in a professional and be easy to follow. Collaboration with your classmates is
encouraged but your work should be an individual effort.

Projects

A term project will be required of all students working in 3 to 4-person teams due prior to
the end of the semester. Possible project topics will be provided in a list by the instructors
and mutually agreed to by the team. The topics may be survey type technical papers in
ASME format, preparing YouTube educational videos on HEV and EV technology, testing
battery characteristics, testing Prius on dynamometer, using scan tool, energy balance of
Formula-E car, creating simulation program to size HEV components, and other possible
topics.

Level of
Effort

The expectation for the class is that each student should apply 45 hours per unit over the 15
week semester. That works out to 3 hours per week per unit or 9 hours per week for this
class. Typical breakdown is 2.5 hours in class, 2 hours reading text material, 2 hours
homework, and 2 hours on project. The project team, will have 100 to 120 hours, and the
term project should result in projects with lasting value. Project presentations are made at
the last two sessions of the semester.

Final Exam

Monday May 18, 2015, 17:15 t0 19:30

Dropping and Adding


Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc.
Refer to the current semesters Catalog Policies section at http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html.
Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic calendar web page located at
http://www.sjsu.edu/academic_programs/calendars/academic_calendar/. The Late Drop Policy is available at
http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and
penalties for dropping classes.
Last Day to Drop: February 3, 2015
Last Day to Add: February 10, 2015
Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/.

University Policies
Academic integrity

Your commitment as a student to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The
Universitys Academic Integrity policy, located at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/S07-2.htm, requires you to be
honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of

Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available
at http://www.sjsu.edu/studentconduct/.
Instances of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Cheating on exams or plagiarism (presenting the work of
another as your own, or the use of another persons ideas without giving proper credit) will result in a failing
grade and sanctions by the University. For this class, all assignments are to be completed by the individual
student unless otherwise specified. If you would like to include your assignment or any material you have
submitted, or plan to submit for another class, please note that SJSUs Academic Policy S07-2 requires approval
of instructors.
Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special
arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible,
or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 requires that students with disabilities requesting
accommodations must register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at http://www.drc.sjsu.edu/ to
establish a record of their disability.