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Certificate in Emerging Automotive Technologies

  • Battery Management and Safety for Electric Vehicles Online Course

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    Battery Management and Safety for Electric Vehicles Short Course

    This short course covers the basics of a battery management system (BMS) and related electronics for monitoring, control, and protection of batteries in electric vehicles (EVs), and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Batteries are what makes the electric vehicle so revolutionary. However, the battery is still the most expensive and least reliable component of the vehicles system. The study and insightful understanding of this topic is of immense importance to the future of the electric vehicle industry.

    Design of BMS Sub-Units such as Electronic Control Units (ECUs)
    Cell Monitors
    Cell Balancers

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    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the basic parameters of batteries used in EV, HEV and PHEV
    • Understand the basic functions of battery management systems (BMS)
    • Learn how to monitor the basic parameters of batteries
    • Learn how to calculate the state of charge of batteries and how to calibrate them using experiment data
    • Learn the basics of battery balancing
    • Learn different battery charger–conductive, inductive and wireless charging
    • Learn different battery charging algorithms
    • Understand the basics of bidirectional power flow and vehicle to grid concepts
    • Understand the safety of high voltage systems in EV/PHEV
    • Understand the safety issues in lithium ion batteries
    • Prepare the safety prevention procedures, good practices, and first aid procedures

    Prerequisite Student Knowledge or Experience

    Bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or technical field.

  • Instructors

    Dr. Chris Mi

    Dr. Chris Mi

    Dr. Mi is an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn and Director, DTE Power Electronics Laboratory. His research interests include renewable and distributed energy systems; power electronics; electric and hybrid vehicles; plug-in HEV; electric power systems; speed-variable drives; permanent magnet machines; power systems; digital and analog electronics; finite element and analytical methods of electromagnetic fields; design, modeling, simulation, and optimization of electrical machines; and special electrical motors and generators for land, sea, air, and other industrial applications. He received his PhD degree from the University of Toronto.

  • Outline

    Session Topic
    Session 1 Introduction to Energy Storage Systems and Functions of BMS
    Session 2 Current, Voltage and Temperature Monitoring, SOC Calculation
    Session 3 Cell Balancing and Thermal Management, State of Health and Battery Chargers
    Session 4 Bidirectional Charger and V2G, and Battery Charge Algorithms, High Voltage Safety
    Session 5 Safety of Lithium Ion Batteries