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Syllabus for

Academic year
TME095 - Hybrid vehicles and control
Syllabus adopted 2008-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAUT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   10 Mar 2009 pm V,  Contact examiner

In programs

MPAUT AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR - Powertrain specialization, Year 1 (compulsory)
MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR - Control specialization, Year 1 (elective)
MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR - Mechatronics specialization, Year 1 (elective)


Bitr professor  Sven B Andersson

Course evaluation:


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Control theory


The course should provide the students with knowledge about different powertrains and their simulation and control, ranging from full hybrid vehicles to traditional powertrains.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

describe the components of an arbitrary powertrain (hybrid and conventional) explain the advantages and disadvantages of a given powertrain explain the influence of powertrain design and its control on powertrain efficiency and emissions derive a control strategy for an arbitrary powertrain and to use this for optimization


The course includes the following: - A thorough description of different powertrain concepts - Components like electrical machines, batteries, alternative combustion engines and mechanical transmission used in a driveline and their properties - General principles of static, quasi-static and dynamic modelling - Model based estimation and control - Methodology for control of energy flows in hybrid vehicles


The course is mainly organized as a lecture based course with guest lectures on selected topics. There are assignments where simulations of different powertrains are carried out.


Guzzella & Sciaretta, Vehicle Propulsion Systems, 2nd edition, Springer, 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-74691-1. Additional technical papers and classroom notes are used as supplementary text.


There is a written final exam. Completed assignments will be a pre-requisite for the exam.

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