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Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using Ansys

A short course which deals with the basics of electric vehicle simulations that can be performed using the software ANSYS. Note: The course is free for Indian Residents only.

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Rohit Mali

William O'Neil India


Dhiraj Satghare

RD Civil Solution

Acharya Shrimannarayan Polytechnic

Namrata Rao

Piaggio & C. S.p.A.

Rajeev Gandhi College of Engg and Research Institute

Siddhi Parab

C.C Engineers

lokmanya tilak college of engineering

Anil Katarkar

3D engineering


Bhavesh Kumbhare

Dar Al-Handasah Engineering company

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Akash Bhadkumbe


Dr. D Y Patil College of Engineering & Innovation, Varale

Madhura Joshi


Government Polytechnic Ratnagiri


This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Syllabus

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Week 01 - Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations

  • In the first video, we will explain the course curriculum and learning objectives in detail. We will explain what you will learn across the following modules.
    • Why Electric Vehicles (EVs)?
    • What are the components of an Electric Vehicle?
    • How are EV components engineered?
    • Need for simulations
    • Simulation use cases

Week 02 - Why Electric Vehicles

  • In this video, we will focus on why there is a strong preference to Electric Vehicles as of 2020. We will take the logical approach of comparing key performance aspects of Electric Vehicles and Internal Combustion Engines-powered Vehicles.
    • Comparing Internal Combustion Engine-powered Vehicles and Electric Vehicles from an emissions and performance stand-point
    • To understand how the energy for propulsion originates
    • Key emissions and how they are regulated

Week 03 - Vehicle Architecture

  • In this video, we will focus on the functions of key components that are unique to electric vehicles.
  • We will do this by taking you through the following concepts
    • Differences in Vehicle Architecture between IC Engine Vehicles and Electric Vehicles
    • Functions of the key components of an Electric Vehicle
    • Common Configuration of Battery Packs
    • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Week 04 - Fundamentals of Batteries for EV Applications

  • In this video, we will focus on the fundamentals of Batteries.
  • To be specific, the following concepts are covered
    • How does a Battery work?
    • Choosing Materials for Cathode and Anode
    • Key Performance Criteria
    • Temperature Sensitivity
    • Source of Heat Generation in a Battery
    • Approach to design a cooling system

Week 05 - Heat Transfer Modelling for Batteries

  • In this video, we will focus on pen and paper calculations to estimate the temperature distribution inside a battery.
    • Analytical Measurement of Temperature Distribution
    • Energy Balance on a Control Volume
    • Deriving a governing equation
    • Analytical Solution
    • GSheets Calculator
    • Drawbacks of Analytical Method
    • Solution to overcome the drawbacks

Week 06 - Simulating a BTMS

  • In this video, we will explain how a basic Battery Thermal Management System can be simulated using ANSYS Fluent. You will be learning the following
    • How to setup a case using ANSYS Fluent
    • BTMS problem definition
    • Boundary Conditions
    • Initial Conditions
    • Setting up Material Properties
    • Activating Key Physical Models
    • Case Setup Walkthrough
    • Results and Discussion

Week 07 - EV Motor Sizing and Motor Drive Analysis - Introduction

  • In this session ,you will learn
    • Motor power estimation for on-road Electric Vehicle,
    • Forces acting on vehicle – Rolling resistance & aerodynamic drag
    • Acceleration and hill climbing
    • Quick calculations in Excel
    • Driving cycle
    • Classification of electric motors
    • Factors affecting the choice of an EV motor

Week 08 - Motor Power Estimation, Motor Sizing

  • In this session,you will learn
    • Fundamentals of Brushed DC and BLDC motor operation and construction
    • Fundamental equations for PMSM sizing
    • Basics of power converter operation
    • Analytical design of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine (PMSM) with Ansys RMxprt and Maxwell (2D)

Week 09 -External Aerodynamics

  • In this module, we discuss the basics of external Aerodynamics.
  • We will touch upon the key concepts of fluid mechanics and then teach you the 2 most fundamental forces in Aerodynamics.
  • We also delve into how to perform external flow simulation using Ansys Fluent.

Week 10 - DC-DC Converter

  • An overview of EV power system
  • Propulsion system and auxiliary system of an EV
  • Basics of EV battery system and choice of system voltage
  • Types of DC-DC converter for an EV application
  • Ansys tools at various stages of design
  • Template-based design of full bridge converter using Ansys PExprt
  • Circuit simulation of power converter using Ansys Twin builder
  • Magnetic analysis of high frequency transformer with Ansys PEmag
  • Electrothermal analysis of PCB with Ansys SIwave
  • Thermal considerations of PCB using Ansys Icepak

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Expand your skillsets with our Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using the Ansys course

The Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using Ansys is a 10-week online course. This Electric Vehicles online course covers the Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations and its vehicle architecture. This course will also teach about batteries used in Electric Vehicles and Heat Transfer Modelling of Batteries.

Skill-Lync is a leading e-learning engineering platform that has specially designed Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using Ansys course to cater to the industry’s growing demands. 

Who Should Take This Course?

Students interested in Electric Vehicles design and analysis can pursue the Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using the Ansys course. Industry experts designed this Electric Vehicle online course for mechanical, automotive, and electrical engineering students and graduates.

If you have a keen interest in the automotive industry, this course is for you. Professionals who want to switch their careers to the EV domain can also pursue this Electric Vehicle design course.

What Will You Learn?

This course will teach you industry-relevant concepts and tools used in top OEMs. Through this ANSYS course, you will learn the following,

  • You will learn about the need for Electric Vehicles simulations and their use cases.
  • A brief comparison between conventional vehicles and Electric Vehicles regarding emissions, performance and vehicle architecture.
  • You will learn how to simulate Battery Thermal Management System using ANSYS FLUENT.
  • You will learn different motors and motor power estimation for on-road Electric Vehicles.
  • You will learn the basics of external Aerodynamics and different types of DC-DC converters used for EV applications.

Skills You Will Gain

  • You will be proficient with all the basic concepts of an Electric Vehicle.
  • You will gain skills in choosing material for a battery system for an EV application.
  • You will gain hands-on experience in a key technology tool, ANSYS FLUENT.

Key Highlights of the Program

  • This is a 12-week course.
  • Besides the course completion certificate for all participants, the top 5% of learners get a merit certificate.
  • You will get email support and forum support to clear your queries and doubts.
  • Real-time industry-relevant projects will make your learning purposeful.

Career Opportunities after Taking the Course

After completing the Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using the Ansys course, several career opportunities will open up for you. Some positions that you can work for include,

  • ANSYS Simulation Engineer
  • Electric Vehicle Engineer
  • Power Electronics Assosciate

FAQs on Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using Ansys

  1. Who can take up the Electric Vehicles course?

Students and graduates of mechanical, automotive and electrical engineering can take up the Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using the Ansys course. If your area of interest lies in designing and analysing an Electric Vehicle, you can pursue this ANSYS online course.

  1. Is this ANSYS course an online program?

Yes, the Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using Ansys is a 100% online course.

  1. What is the duration of the Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using Ansys?

This Electric Vehicles online course is a 10-week course covering all the basic concepts of Motors, BTMS and DC-DC convertors used for an EV application.

  1. What are the plans available for this Electric Vehicles course?

The basic plan would give you two months of access, the pro plan would give you four months of access, and the premium plan would provide you with lifetime access. You can choose a plan based on your requirements.

  1. How much can a Simulation Engineer earn?

According to Glassdoor, the average salary of a Simulation Engineer is around ₹7 lakhs per annum. However, it primarily depends on your experience and expertise.

  1. Is there any certificate for completing this Electric Vehicle course?

Yes, After completing the Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using the Ansys course, you shall be given a course completion certificate. The top 5% of the scorers will be given a merit certificate alongside the course completion certificate.

  1. How can I clear my queries if got a doubt while pursuing this ANSYS online course?

You can clear your queries with email and forum support.

  1. Who has designed this Electric Vehicle design course?

Industry experts in this domain have designed Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using the Ansys course to make this course industry-relevant.

  1. Do I need to work on projects for completing this ANSYS online course?

Yes, You have to work on projects for completing the Basics of Electric Vehicle Simulations using Ansys.

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