Credits: 5

Schedule: 30.10.2017 - 12.12.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The student
1) can recognise the mechatronic systems in mobile machines, heavy duty, and light vehicles.
2) can design and simulate vehicle mechatronic systems such as lift systems, electrical power transmission, brake control systems.
3) can break down a selected vehicle mechatronic system, study its functionalities, and present it.
4) can work in a team designing and analysing a selected mechatronic system for a vehicle.
5) can evaluate, compare different realisations of mechatronic systems, and compare own results to scientific results.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Week) Lecture, Exercise, Other
1) Introduction to the vehicle mechatronics, electro-hybrid powertrain and energy storages
2) Vehicle power transmission systems: power production and usage, vehicle dynamics models, Release of project work
3) Energy storages, power conversion (e.g. energy storages), powertrain models
4) Powertrain design and control: robust methods with case examples
5) Vehicle design with the case example, visiting lecturer. Project work deadline
6) Summary of the course. Students’ reflections: what we learnt? Mutual feedback Project work gala

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Grade from lecture quiz: weight 20 %
2. Grade from exercises: weight 50 %
3. Grade from project work: weight 30 %
To pass the course, collect min 50 % of the points in 1, 2, and 3. The final grade is the sum of the points collected in 1, 2, and 3 (the points are scaled according to the weights given above)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Learning activity: Workload calculation (hours), Remarks
Lectures: 6x2
Directed computer exercises: 4x1,5 h, Matlab exercises
Home assignments: 4x7 h, Based on contact teaching exercises
Group work (project): 60 h, Produce summary & slides
Learning portfolio (learning diary..): 6x0,5 h, Quiz after lectures
Wrap up (project gala) 3 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes, exercise material, scientific articles. Supporting background book:  Mehrdad Ehsani, Yimin Gao, Ali Emadi. Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles. CRC Press

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Required: Proven good command of Matlab (e.g. a course or project completed using Matlab). For mechanical engineering students, MEC-E5001 strongly recommended.

A multidisciplinary background gives a solid foundation for the course. Recommended courses are (not all, but some):
- MEC-E5001 Mechatronic Machine Design 5 cr
- ELEC-E8405 Electric Drives 5 cr
- KON-C2004 Mechatronics Basics 5 cr
- ELEC-C1230 Säätötekniikka 5 op
- CSE-A1141 Tietorakenteet ja algoritmit Y, 5 op
- ELEC-C1320 Robotics 5 cr

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


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