Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle using MATLAB and Simulink

Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle using MATLAB and Simulink

Introduction to HEV using MATLAB & Simulink

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  • Pre-requisites : Basic knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink
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A Quick Overview

The design and development of automobiles is not carried in a single day. The present automobiles that are on roads are a culmination of several departments coming together.
HEV or a Hybrid Electric Vehicle has the power trains of both the internal combustion engine propulsion system and the electric motor propulsion system. The Hybrid Electric Vehicle can play an important part by realizing the future and immediate improvement through conventional technologies.
The course contents are focused on technical fundamentals of electrical machines, power electronics, control theory and embedded systems applied to electric powertrain. A quick review of theories and first step towards simulating vehicle power systems also discussed in the course.
MATLAB simulation platform is chosen for this course because it is widely accepted by designers and manufacturing companies. Most automotive companies and electric powertrain R&D organizations use the tools and techniques stated in the course. You can enhance your knowledge on analysis and simulation of motor drive systems for electric vehicles after completing this course.


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1Traction Power Equations, Driving Cycle & Importance of Modelling

The fundamentals of vehicle design involve the basic principles of physics. The vehicle motion can be completely determined by analysing the forces acting on it in the direction of motion.The response of the vehicle for different drive cycle patterns along with wide-open throttle calculations are discussed in this session.

  • Vehicle power requirement calculations: Rolling resistance, air drag, hill climbing and acceleration forces
  • Driving patterns and vehicle testing standards, important terms and definitions related to driving cycle, Energy expenditure calculation

2Hybrid Electric Vehicle Architectures

The General EV and HEV configuration is proposed unequivocally. The generic concept of a hybrid drivetrain and possible energy flow route helps to understand the challenges of battery charging and power consumption. The advanced simulator tool (ADVISOR tool) gives an idea of a detailed profile for vehicle modeling and reasoning.

  • Different configurations of power train components: Battery Electric Vehicle, Hybrid Electric Vehicle: Series, Parallel and Series-Parallel 
  • MATLAB Simulation: ADVISOR and Powertrain block set
  • Various modelling options, Control strategies 

3Electric Motors & Power Converters for Propulsion

In a motor vehicle, the powertrain or powerplant comprises the main components that generate power and deliver that power to the road. In hybrid powertrains, the torque generated by the combustion engine and the electric motor has to be brought together and distributed to the wheels. The control of this power flow is discussed along with the working of electric motors.

Electrical engineering terminologies, Fundamentals of DC and AC motors: working principle, characteristics, and control.

  • Understanding power electronics, basic DC converter circuit operation, power devices, switching losses 
  • Power electronic control of PMDC, PMBLDC and induction motor
  • Inverter operation, Sine PWM, Variable frequency control
  • Review of induction motor controller, connections and features, limitations of variable frequency control, introduction to vector control 

4Braking of Electrical Motors & Motor Efficiency Plots

Moving vehicles have a lot of kinetic energy, and when brakes are applied to slow a vehicle, all of that kinetic energy has to go somewhere. Regenerative braking uses an electric vehicle’s motor as a generator to convert much of the kinetic energy lost when decelerating back into stored energy in the vehicle’s battery. To evaluate regenerative braking, we really need to look at two different parameters, efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Braking requirements of vehicle, Methods of braking of DC & Induction motors: regenerative braking and dynamic braking  
  • Coordinating electrical and mechanical brakes, braking control strategies

Projects Overview

Electric Powertrain


  •  Estimate the duty cycle range to control the aircraft speed from zero to highest.
  • Make all required assumptions. Prepare a table of assumed parameters.
  • Draw a block diagram of a power train.
  • Search and list out the total weight of various types of aircraft.
  • Is there any difference between ground speed and airspeed?
  • Why is it not recommended to use aircraft engine power to move it on the ground at the Airport?
  • How does an aircraft get pushed to the runway when it's ready to take off? 
  • Learn about take-off power, tyre design, rolling resistance, tyre pressure, brake forces when landing.
  • With necessary assumptions, calculate the force and power required to push/pull an aircraft by a towing vehicle.
The project objective is to design an electric powertrain that is capable of towing an aircraft. The project delineates the take-off power, tyre specifications, and forces acting on aircraft. The procedure of taxing of aircraft is thought- through. The duty cycle range should be assumed for a minimum to maximum operating region and powertrain blocks ets should be designed accordingly. The assumptions of motor and controller parameters should be documented too

MATLAB model


 Choose suitable blocks from the Powertrain block set. Prepare a report about your model including the following:

  •  System-level configurations:    Understanding the global structure of the model 
  •  Model parameters: Model the tires, brakes, wheels, model the battery, model the motor
  •  Results: Run the simulation with a specific drive cycle
  •  Conclusion: Analyze the results and document
The full car drivetrain simulation encompasses all the basic methods of driveline modeling and many key Simscape™ Driveline™ features. It includes motor and transmission models and a model of the drivetrain-wheel-road coupling. The transmission feeds its output torque to the final drive subsystem, Vehicle Body. The subsystem can represent the vehicle inertia (the load on the transmission), the wheels, the brakes, the driving conditions, and the wheel contact with the road. Modeling of lithium-ion battery can be represented as a subsystem with its Soc and temperature-dependent blocks

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You will also learn about analysis and simulation of motor drive systems for electric vehicles.

6What is the real world application for the tools and techniques will you teach in this course?

Technical fundamentals of electrical machines, power electronics, control theory and embedded systems applied to electric powertrain. Quick review of theories and first step towards simulating vehicle power systems. 

7What software skills are you teaching and how well are these tools used in the industry?

MATLAB simulation platform is chosen for this course. It’s widely accepted by designers and manufacturing companies. 

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