Syllabus

Term 1 at University of Antwerp - Core Courses 1

 

  • Module 1: Engine Technologies & Green Fuels
  • Module 2: Vehicle Dynamics
  • Module 3: Electric Power Systems in EV and HEV
  • Module 4: Communications and Entrepreneurships
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Module 1: Engine Technologies & Green Fuels (6 EC)

  • Principles of operation of modern engines and combustion in Otto and diesel engines
  • Thermodynamic and gas dynamic study of piston engines
  • Friction, lubrication and mechanical efficiency
  • Fuels: their properties and the criteria for assessing fuels
  • Biodiesel and fuels in liquid form, hydrogen and fuel cells, LPG, CNG, LNG
  • Second generation biofuels, effect on diesel engines, effect of ethanol on the ICE
  • Mechanisms of origin of exhaust components
  • New technologies and exhaust gas treatment systems for gasoline and diesel engines
  • Trends in engine technologies: downsizing, turbo charging, HCCI

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Module 2: Vehicle Dynamics (3 EC)

  • General introduction to the vehicle dynamics
  • Behavior of tires: existing theory and charts
  • Coordinates used for the modeling of a vehicle
  • Vehicle stability in both steady-state and dynamic states
  • Forces and moments that act on a vehicle
  • Geometry of different types of suspension and steering systems
  • Analysis of the forces acting on the tires

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Module 3: Electric Power Systems in EV and HEV (6 EC)

  • Power electronic components
  • Switching inductive loads and automotive switching applications
  • Power electronic converter circuits
  • Why electric power trains?
  • Electric machines in vehicles
  • Energy storage
  • Dynamic Motion Control
  • Drivetrains in Electric and Hybrid Electric vehicles
  • Auxiliary systems

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Module 4: Communications and Entrepreneurships (6 EC) 3 credits course work in Antwerp, 3 credits online -

  • Idea generation
  • Product design
  • Business Case
  • Management and intercultural aspects

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University of Antwerp

Term 2 at Loughborough - Core courses 2

 

  • Module 5: Powertrain calibration optimization
  • Module 6: Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains
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Module 5: Powertrain calibration optimization (10.5 EC)

  • Engine development
  • Engine calibration
  • Design of Experiments
  • Optimisation

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Module 6: Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains (10.5 EC)

  • Introduction to internal combustion engines and alternative powertrain technologies
  • Renewable alternative fuels
  • Advanced combustion engines
  • Introduction to battery technology
  • Hybrid vehicular powertrain integration
  • Driveline performance

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Trimester 3 at University of Deusto - Specialisation in ICT, human confort and lightweight components

 

  • Module 7: In-vehicle Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Module 8: Vibroacoustic Comfort in Electric Vehicles
  • Module 9: Lightweight Structures and Materials
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Module 7: In-vehicle Intelligent Transportation Systems (6EC)

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Vehicular Cooperative Systems
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
  • In-vehicle Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) & User Experience

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Module 8: Vibro-Acoustic Comfort in Electric Vehicles (6EC)

  • Human comfort
  • Vibroacoustic comfort in human transportation systems
  • Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor modeling
  • Viscoelastic structural systems modeling

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Module 9: Lightweight Structures (6EC)

  • Light-weight automotive materials
  • Theory and computation of advanced materials
  • Functional analysis of automotive materials
  • Manufacturing procedures and assembly

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University of Deusto

Term 3 at University of Bordeaux - Specialisation in EV & HV, and transport systems

 

  • Module 10: Design of EV/HEV Powertrain
  • Module 11: Technical system analysis and modelling
  • Module 12: Electro-mobility
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This trimester aims at developing competences relevant for engineering offices, design departments and research and development departments. In particular it focuses on analysis and modelling skills for complex integrated systems. The specific fields considered are on one hand the electric and hybrid vehicles and on the other hand city transport organisation.

Module 10: Design of EV/HEV Powertrain (6EC)

  • HEV and EV components.
  • Hybrid electric powertrains in the different types of vehicles
  • Plugin electric powertrains in the different types of vehicles
  • Pure Electric powertrains in the different types of vehicles
  • Charging modes
  • Experimentation of vehicles
  • Modelling power trains

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Module 11: Technical system analysis and modelling (6EC)

  • Complex systems analysis
  • Multi-criteria optimization and goal programming
  • Energetic systems modeling
  • Multi physics modeling of components
  • Energy flow architecture of electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Practice of a standard modeling tool for vehicles
  • Project: for a well-defined application

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Module 14: Electro-mobility (6EC)

  • Electro-mobility at large
  • Organizations and specific utilizations
  • Integration in Society
  • Future and trends
  • Actual implementations
  • Study cases/projects

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Last update : 11/10/2016