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With advances driven by pressure from governments, environmental activists, and its associated industries, the subject of electric and hybrid vehicles is becoming increasingly important. Trends clearly suggest that we must educate the engineers of today and tomorrow in the technical details of these vehicles. While there are many books that provide narrative descriptions of electric and hybrid vehicle components, none cover the technical aspects from a mathematically derived, design point of view, and none serve well as a textbook.
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals presents a comprehensive, systems-level perspective of these vehicles that strikes an outstanding balance between technical details, design equations, numerical examples, and case studies. Starting with some historic background, the author describes the system components, the laws of physics governing vehicle motion, the mathematical relationships within and between the components, energy sources, and designing components to meet the complete vehicle specifications.
As this text illustrates, the electric vehicle is an excellent example of electro-mechanical and electro-chemical systems, one that is technically challenging as well as highly motivating to engineering students. The material presented is designed to be covered comfortably in a one-semester course. Its multidisciplinary nature and systems approach makes Electric and Hybrid Vehicles ideal for teaching electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineers all in one course.
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES EV System Components of EV EV History EV Advantages EV Market
VEHICLE MECHANICS Roadway Fundamentals Laws of Motion Vehicle Kinetics Dynamics of Vehicle Motion Propulsion Power Velocity and Acceleration Propulsion System Design
ENERGY SOURCE: BATTERY Battery Basics Lead-acid Battery Alternative Batteries Battery Parameters Technical Characteristics Targets and Properties of Batteries Battery Modeling
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES Fuel Cells Supercapacitors and Ultracapacitors Flywheels
DC AND AC ELECTRIC MACHINES Motor and Engine Ratings EV/HEV Motor Requirements Dc Machines Three-phase Ac Machines Induction Machines Regenerative Braking d-q Modeling
PM AND SR MACHINES Permanent Magnet Machines Switched Reluctance Machines
POWER ELECTRONICS AND MOTOR DRIVES Electric Drive Components Power Electronic Switches Dc Drives Operating Point Analysis
AC AND SR MOTOR DRIVES Ac Drives Vector Control of Ac Motors PM Synchronous Motor Drives SR Motor drives
ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVETRAIN EV Transmission Configuration Transmission Components Ideal Gearbox Steady State Model EV Motor Sizing
HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES Types of Hybrids Internal Combustion Engines Design of HEV