Elektrifiering

 

Electrification – Electrical Systems
Electric and Conventional Vehicles (offered by Chalmers)
Learn how electric and conventional powertrains work and methods to analyse their performance and energy consumption.

Electric powertrains are estimated to propel a large part of road vehicles in the future, due to their high efficiency and zero tailpipe emissions. But, the cost and weight of batteries and the time to charge them are arguments for the conventional powertrain in many vehicles. This makes it important for engineers working with vehicles to understand how both these powertrains work, and how to determine their performance and energy consumption for different type of vehicles and different ways of driving vehicles.

In this course, you will learn how electric and conventional combustion engine powertrains are built and how they work. You will learn methods to calculate their performance and energy consumption and how to simulate them in different driving cycles. You will also learn about the basic function, the main limits and the losses of:

  • Combustion engines
  • Transmissions
  • Electric machines
  • Power electronics
  • Batteries

This knowledge will also be a base for understanding and analysing different types of hybrid vehicles, discussed in the course, Hybrid Vehicles.

För vem: Advanced level. This course is aimed at learners with a bachelor's degree or engineers in the automotive industry who need to develop their knowledge about electric powertrains.
Längd: 6 veckor (Föreslaget: 10-20 timmar/vecka)
Start: 8 september
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis


Electrification – eMobility
Hybrid Vehicles (offered by Chalmers)
Learn how electric and conventional powertrains work and methods to analyse their performance and energy consumption.

Electric powertrains are estimated to propel a large part of road vehicles in the future, due to their high efficiency and zero tailpipe emissions. But, the cost and weight of batteries and the time to charge them are arguments for the conventional powertrain in many vehicles. This makes it important for engineers working with vehicles to understand how both these powertrains work, and how to determine their performance and energy consumption for different type of vehicles and different ways of driving vehicles.

In this course, you will learn how electric and conventional combustion engine powertrains are built and how they work. You will learn methods to calculate their performance and energy consumption and how to simulate them in different driving cycles. You will also learn about the basic function, the main limits and the losses of:

  • Combustion engines
  • Transmissions
  • Electric machines
  • Power electronics
  • Batteries

This knowledge will also be a base for understanding and analysing different types of hybrid vehicles, discussed in the course, Hybrid Vehicles.

För vem: Advanced level. This course is aimed at learners with a bachelor's degree or engineers in the automotive industry who need to develop their knowledge about electric powertrains.
Längd: 6 veckor (Föreslaget: 10-20 timmar/vecka)
Start: 8 september
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis


Electrification – Batteries
Course 1: Introduction to battery-management systems (offered by University of Colorado Boulder)

This course will provide you with a firm foundation in lithium-ion cell terminology and function and in battery-management-system requirements as needed by the remainder of the specialization. After completing this course, you will be able to:

- List the major functions provided by a battery-management system and state their purpose
- Match battery terminology to a list of definitions
- Identify the major components of a lithium-ion cell and their purpose
- Understand how a battery-management system “measures” current, temperature, and isolation, and how it controls contactors
- Identify electronic components that can provide protection and specify a minimum set of protections needed
- Compute stored energy in a battery pack
- List the manufacturing steps of different types of lithium-ion cells and possible failure modes

För vem: Intermediate level.
Längd: Ca 19 timmar (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studier, 3-5 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska 
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Electrification – Batteries
Course 2: Equivalent Circuit Cell Model Simulation (offered by University of Colorado Boulder)

In this course, you will learn the purpose of each component in an equivalent-circuit model of a lithium-ion battery cell, how to determine their parameter values from lab-test data, and how to use them to simulate cell behaviors under different load profiles. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

- State the purpose for each component in an equivalent-circuit model
- Compute approximate parameter values for a circuit model using data from a simple lab test
- Determine coulombic efficiency of a cell from lab-test data
- Use provided Octave/MATLAB script to compute open-circuit-voltage relationship for a cell from lab-test data
- Use provided Octave/MATLAB script to compute optimized values for dynamic parameters in model
- Simulate an electric vehicle to yield estimates of range and to specify drivetrain components
- Simulate battery packs to understand and predict behaviors when there is cell-to-cell variation in parameter values

För vem: Intermediate level
Längd: Ca 27 timmar (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studer, 4-5 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Electrification – Batteries
Course 3: Battery State-of-Charge (SOC) Estimation (offered by University of Colorado Boulder)

In this course, you will learn how to implement different state-of-charge estimation methods and to evaluate their relative merits. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

- Implement simple voltage-based and current-based state-of-charge estimators and understand their limitations
- Explain the purpose of each step in the sequential-probabilistic-inference solution
- Execute provided Octave/MATLAB script for a linear Kalman filter and evaluate results
- Execute provided Octave/MATLAB script for state-of-charge estimation using an extended Kalman filter on lab-test data and evaluate results
- Execute provided Octave/MATLAB script for state-of-charge estimation using an sigma-point Kalman filter on lab-test data and evaluate results
- Implement method to detect and discard faulty voltage-sensor measurements

För vem: Intermediate level
Längd: Ca 27 timmar (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studier, 3-5 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Electrification – Batteries
Course 4: Battery State-of-Health (SOH) Estimation (offered by University of Colorado Boulder)

In this course, you will learn how to implement different state-of-health estimation methods and to evaluate their relative merits. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

- Identify the primary degradation mechanisms that occur in lithium-ion cells and understand how they work
- Execute provided Octave/MATLAB script to estimate total capacity using WLS, WTLS, and AWTLS methods and lab-test data, and to evaluate results
- Compute confidence intervals on total-capacity estimates
- Compute estimates of a cell’s equivalent-series resistance using lab-test data
- Specify the tradeoffs between joint and dual estimation of state and parameters, and steps that must be taken to ensure robust estimates (honors)

För vem: Intermediate level
Längd: Ca 23 timmars (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studier, 3-5 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis


Electrification – Batteries
Course 5: Battery Pack Balancing and Power Estimation (offered by University of Colorado Boulder)

In this course, you will learn how to design balancing systems and to compute remaining energy and available power for a battery pack. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

- Evaluate different design choices for cell balancing and articulate their relative merits
- Design component values for a simple passive balancing circuit
- Use provided Octave/MATLAB simulation tools to evaluate how quickly a battery pack must be balanced
- Compute remaining energy and available power using a simple cell model
- Use provided Octave/MATLAB script to compute available power using a comprehensive equivalent-circuit cell model

För vem: Intermediate level
Längd: Ca 22 timmar (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studier, 2-5 timmar/vecka)
Start: Any time
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Electrification – Batteries, Fuel Cells
Batteries Fuel Cells, and their Role in Modern Society (offered by Ural Federal University)

This course is an introduction to batteries and fuel cells - the cornerstones of electromobility and renewable energy.

This course is an elementary introduction to batteries and fuel cell, the cornerstone of electromobility and renewable energy, the main drivers of sustainable development. Learning the lessons of history, understanding the main driving forces, and gaining the basic knowledge of the key technologies will build your basic all-around comprehension of the subject.

This course aims to bridge science and society. For students focused on science, it will help illustrate the demands of society and industry. For learners from industry, business, or from generalist backgrounds, it will be the lucid introduction to the subject.

The short course will not make you an expert in batteries, fuels cells, and electric vehicles, but will help you in communicating with scientists and engineers and make your further education (or self-education) more productive. The main focus of the course is on batteries - namely, lithium-ion batteries - and electric vehicles as the key market.

För vem: Beginner level
Längd: Ca 18 timmar (Föreslaget: 6 veckors studie, 2-4 timmar/vecka).
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis


Electrification - engineering
Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering (offered by Tokyo Tech)

This course introduces fundamental topics in electrical and electronic engineering including a broad range of examples. Topics covered are solar cells (batteries) and portable cell phones, applications from Japanese companies, including the high speed railway, etc., plus advanced research being performed at high-tech laboratories in Japan.

By taking this course, you will gain knowledge about general aspects of electrical and electronic engineering from Tokyo Tech instructors and engineers working in Japanese industry. The topics covered flow from introductory materials, to fundamental research and their practical applications. The lecture videos in this course are spoken in Japanese with English transcripts and all materials (slides, quizzes and report) are provided in both Japanese and English.

För vem: Beginners level
Längd: 4 veckor, 2-3 timmar/vecka
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis


Electrification
Engineering Literacy Online (offered by ELIC)

The Engineering Literacy (ELIC) MOOC is an open educational resource (OER) aimed at secondary school teachers of science,technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

This MOOC provides a didactical and content toolbox for teachers which should help them to develop an engineering mindset amongst pupils aged 15-18 and increase their interest in engineering professions. Examples and experiments taken from automotive engineering are linked to content from different STEM subjects to show how knowledge of natural and technical sciences can be applied to real-world engineering problems.  

This course consists of 6 modules and will run over a 6-week period. Each week, the facilitators will provide learning materials and tasks (e-tivities). The moderators or conveners will monitor the online learning process and actively support learners.

After the 6 weeks of the ELIC-MOOC, all learning materials (videos, presentations, e-tivities) will stay online for you.

För vem: Beginner level
Längd: 6 veckor
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Electrification - sustainable energy
Energy Systems Integration: An Introduction (offered by EIT InnoEnergy)

Discover innovative sustainable energy systems solutions and explore an integrated perspective on the energy market.

With the rising cost of energy and the threat of climate change on energy security, the world is facing critical energy challenges. On this course, you will explore sustainable energy solutions, and build skills to develop, plan and operate an integrated sustainable energy system.

You will learn how energy systems interact and how to relate your energy expertise to the wider framework of energy transition. You’ll look at the integration and regulation of energy systems as well as the impact of electromobility, the future of electric power systems, and the psychology of consumer behaviour.

För vem: This course is for anyone with an interest in sustainable development and a basic understanding of how energy markets work. This course will also benefit professionals working in the energy sector.
Längd: 4 veckor
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Electrification – Batteries
Battery Storage Technology: Opportunities and Uses (offered by EIT InnoEnergy)

Explore battery storage technology - how and why it works, and how it could revolutionise the European energy landscape.

Imbalances in power supply, combined with rising energy demands pose a growing risk. But the emerging field of ‘battery storage’ could be the solution.

On this course, you’ll discover promising battery storage technologies; exploring their workings, strengths, weaknesses, and possible place in Europe’s future. You’ll look into a range of uses; not only in the power sector - but in transportation, industry, the home and more.

You’ll leave the course with a better understanding of battery storage technology, the many opportunities it presents, and what’s slowing its adoption today.

För vem: Intermediate level. This course is for anyone interested in battery storage technology. It would be of particular use to professionals seeking to understand how the technology could work in different parts of the energy system. A basic grounding in the field would be helpful, but not essential.
Längd: Ca 9 timmar (Föreslaget: 3 veckors studier, 3 timmar/vecka). 
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Electrification – Batteries
Battery Storage: Understanding the Battery Revolution (offered by EIT InnoEnergy)

Explore the world of energy storage and understand the role of batteries.

The global rising demand for a stable energy supply requires flexible energy storage. On this course you will learn about the most promising energy storage technologies, such as batteries, and how they can affect the future of the transportation and power sectors.

You will examine the benefits of using battery energy storage for industrial products – underground mining – and in mobility. You will also discover the lithium-ion battery production supply chain and manufacturing process. In line with current advancements in battery technologies, this course mostly focuses on lithium-ion batteries.

För vem: Intermediate level. This course is for professionals and postgraduate academics with energy, business, financial, economic and engineering backgrounds, but anyone interested in developing their knowledge of energy storage and enhancing their professional development (from policy makers to management consultants) might find it useful.
Längd: Ca 12 timmar (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studier, 3 timmar/vecka).
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Electrification – eMobility
Electric Cars: Introduction (offered by TUDelft)

Get a basic understanding of electric cars and learn about leading technologies, development of profitable business models and effective policies.

Electric vehicles are the future of transportation. Electric mobility has become an essential part of the energy transition, and will imply significant changes for vehicle manufacturers, governments, companies and individuals.

If you are interested in learning about the electric vehicle technology and how it can work for your business or create societal impact, then this is the course for you.

The experts of TU Delft, together with other knowledge institutes and companies in the Netherlands, will prepare you for upcoming developments amid the transition to electric vehicles.

You'll explore the most important aspects of this new market, including state-of-the-art technology of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure; profitable business models for electric mobility; and effective policies for governmental bodies, which will accelerate the uptake of electric mobility.

För vem: Intermediate level. Affinity with the basic concepts that the different tracks (technology of electric cars, business or policy) offer is recommended.
Längd: Ca 20 timmar (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studier, 4-5 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Electrification – BEV
Electric Cars: Technology (offered by TUDelft)

Get an in-depth understanding of the technology behind electric cars.

Electric cars are more than a novel means of mobility. They have been recognized as an essential building block of the energy transition. Fulfilling their promise will imply a significant change in the technical, digital and social dimensions of transport and energy infrastructure. If you are interested in learning about the state-of-the-art technology behind electric cars, then this is the course for you!

This course focuses on the technology behind electric cars. You will explore the working principle of electric vehicles, delve into the key roles played by motors and power electronics, learn about battery technology, EV charging, smart charging and about future trends in the development of electric cars.

För vem: Intermediate level. It is recommended that learners complete the first course, Electric cars: Introduction (DelftX- eCars1x) before beginning this course to be familiar with the basic concepts.
Längd: Ca 20 timmar (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studier, 4-5 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Business/Electrification – eMobility
Electric Cars: Business (offered by TUDelft)

Get an in-depth understanding of varied profitable business models for electric cars.

Electric cars are more than a novel means of mobility. They have been recognized as an essential building block of the energy transition. Fulfilling their promise will imply a significant change in the technical, digital and social dimensions of transport and energy infrastructure. If you want to explore the business opportunities this new market offers, then this is the course for you!

This course explains how electric mobility can work for various businesses, including fleet managers, automobile manufacturers and charging infrastructure providers. The experts of TU Delft, together with other knowledge institutes and companies in the Netherlands, will provide insights into and examples of how innovations have disrupted conventional businesses and created new businesses altogether. This will be explained through various concepts and models, including total cost of ownership models, lean mass production, value chain thinking and business integration.

After completing this course, you will be able to create e-mobility business models and develop a new strategy for your company which includes transition to or incorporation of e-mobility.

För vem: Intermediate level. It is recommended that learners complete the first course, Electric cars: Introduction (DelftX- eCars1x) before beginning this course to be familiar with the basic concepts.
Längd: Ca 20 timmar (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studier, 4-5 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis


Business/Electrification – eMobility
Electric Cars: Policy (offered by TUDelft)

Learn about the role of public policy in steering technological innovation and infrastructural change toward zero-emission mobility.

Electric cars are more than a novel means of mobility. They have been recognized as an essential building block of the energy transition. Fulfilling their promise will imply a significant change in the technical, digital and social dimensions of transport and energy infrastructure. As the massive adoption of electric mobility will deeply change our society and our individual routines, government intervention is called for. If you are interested in learning about the roles of government in shaping the transition towards electric mobility and renewable energy systems, then this is the course for you.

In this course, you will explore the promise of electric mobility from different public policy perspectives and different levels of government, and learn how they interact. After completing this course, you will be able to assess a policy plan to support the introduction of electric cars and make a motivated choice between alternative policy instruments. In the final week, the course will be concluded by connecting the different track perspectives.

För vem: Intermediate level. It is recommended that learners complete the first course, Electric cars: Introduction (DelftX- eCars1x) before beginning this course to be familiar with the basic concepts.
Längd: Ca 20 timmar (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studier, 4-5 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis


Business/Electrification – eMobility
Electric Vehicles and Mobility (offered by École des Ponts, ParisTech)

The purpose of Electric Vehicles and Mobility is to help you, whatever your profile, your training or your country, find your own answers to questions such as:

- Will electric vehicles be the last to be allowed in megalopolises in the 21st century?
- Does the environmental gain from vehicle electrification justify heavy investment in charging infrastructure?
- Are electric vehicles only for wealthy people in developed countries?

This course will allow you to acquire elements from engineering science, sociology, environmental science, political science, economics, management science, in order to evaluate, analyze and implement the diffusion of electric vehicles where their use is relevant.

För vem: Beginner level
Språk: Franska, engelsk undertext
Längd: Ca 13 timmar (Föreslaget: 4 veckors studier, 2-4 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Business/Electrification – eMobility
Innovation Strategies for Electric Mobility: The StreetScooter Case (offered by RWTH Aachen University)

Help your organization develop the strategies needed to become a front-runner of innovation in electric mobility and beyond.

Learn about the tools and methods that can be employed to understand and identify customer needs as well as the processes that companies can set in place to foster and launch successful technological innovations. A special emphasis will be placed on analyzing how companies can benefit from entrepreneurial thinking to innovate more successfully and on understanding how they can build entire ecosystems around their products and services. The theoretical knowledge will be transferred and applied to a recent, highly successful technological innovation from Germany: The StreetScooter, an electric delivery vehicle of Deutsche Post DHL.

För vem: Intermediate level
Längd: Ca 18 timmar (Föreslaget: 6 veckors studier, 2-4 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis
 

Electrification – High Voltage Applications
Introduction to Power Electronics (offered by University of Colorado Boulder)

This course introduces the basic concepts of switched-mode converter circuits for controlling and converting electrical power with high efficiency. Principles of converter circuit analysis are introduced, and are developed for finding the steady state voltages, current, and efficiency of power converters. Assignments include simulation of a dc-dc converter, analysis of an inverting dc-dc converter, and modeling and efficiency analysis of an electric vehicle system and of a USB power regulator.

För vem: Intermediate level
Längd: Ca 11 timmar (Föreslaget: 3 veckors studier, 2-5 timmar/vecka)
Start: När som helst
Språk: Engelska
Kostnad: Gratis