IDEATE

Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles

ECEN 5017 Fall 2013


Announcements

  • (12/09) Final exam is posted on D2L at 9am MT on Monday, Dec 9. The exam is due via D2L by 7pm MT on Monday, December 16. This is a take-home, open-notes, open hw solutions, open course website exam. Absolutely no collaboration is allowed in any form. You may not discuss exam problems or use anyone else's solutions in any form.You may use the blog to ask for any clarifications or corrections to exam problem statements, but blog posts related to solutions or solution approaches are not allowed. Instructors will not answer any questions related to exam solutions. Submit a single pdf file containing all relevant work and results via D2L, and separately submit simulation files as requested. No late work will be accepted.
  • (12/01) Homework 11 has been posted. HW11 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, December 9 via D2L.
  • (12/01) Guest lecture on Electric Drives by Prof. Steve Pekarek, Purdue University: lecture slides have been posted on D2L in on the contents/Guest lectures page; lecture videos (part 1-5) have been posted on the CAETE site.
  • (11/18) Homework 10 has been posted. HW10 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, December 2 via D2L.
  • (11/11) Homework 9 has been posted. HW9 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, November 18 via D2L.
  • (11/08) In Midterm exam Problem 2 the gear ratio is not specified: you may assume a reasonable gear ratio of your choice, e.g. a value that has been used in the examples provided earlier. Clearly state the value you assumed in your solution. .
  • (11/04) Midterm exam is available on D2L. The exam is due by Monday, November 11 9am MT via D2L. This is a take-home, open-notes, open hw solutions, open course website one-week exam. Absolutely no collaboration is allowed in any form. You may not discuss exam problems or use anyone else's solutions in any form.You may use the blog to ask for any clarifications or corrections to exam problem statements, but blog posts related to solutions or solution approaches are not allowed. Instructors will not answer any questions related to exam solutions. Submit a single pdf file containing all relevant work and results via D2L, and separately submit simulation files if instructed to do so in individual problems. No late work will be accepted.
  • (11/04) HW8 solutions have been posted on D2L
  • (10/28) Homework 8 has been posted. HW8 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, November 4 via D2L. Please submit a single, easily readable pdf file containing all relevant work and results.
  • (10/26) HW6 solutions have been posted on D2L
  • (10/25) CU-Boulder lectures 26 and 27 have been recorded on Friday, Oct.25. The class will not meet on Monday, October 28.
  • (10/20) Homework 7 has been posted. HW7 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, October 28 via D2L. Please submit a single, easily readable pdf file containing all relevant work and results.
  • (10/11) Homework 6 has been posted. HW6 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, October 21 via D2L. Please submit a single, easily readable pdf file containing all relevant work and results. Also submit your simulation files, but do not assume the graders will run or review your simulations. Only the contents of the pdf file will be graded.
  • (10/10) HW6 due date has been postponed to Oct.21. The assignment will be posted soon.
  • (10/04) There will be no class meeting and no office hours on Monday, October 7.
  • (10/01) Lectures 17 and 18 are the guest lectures given by Dr. Kandler Smith (NREL) and Prof. Greg Plett (UCCS) in Fall 2012. The lecture slides are available on the calendar page. The lecture recordings are available in the Content on D2L.
  • (09/29) Homework 5 has been posted. HW5 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, October 7 via D2L. Please submit a single, easily readable pdf file containing all relevant work and results. Also submit your simulation files, but do not assume the graders will run or review your simulations. Only the contents of the pdf file will be graded.
  • (09/25) FYI, Prof. Erickson is offering Introduction to Power Electronics as an open course through Coursera. This course starts on Monday, September 30. It is highly recommended for all students, especially those who are taking ECEN5017 but have not taken our on-campus Intro to Power Electronics ECEN5797.
  • (09/24) Homework 4 has been posted. HW4 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, September 30 via D2L. Please submit a single, easily readable pdf file containing all relevant work and results. Also submit your simulation files, but do not assume the graders will run or review your simulations. Only the contents of the pdf file will be graded.
  • (09/13) Homework 3 has been posted. HW3 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, September 23 via D2L. Please submit a single, easily readable pdf file containing all relevant work and results. Also submit your simulation files, but do not assume the graders will run or review your simulations. Only the contents of the pdf file will be graded.
  • (09/13) Class meeting on Friday 9/13 canceled due to campus closure. Class meeting on Monday 9/16 canceled - instructor D.Maksimovic is away at a conference. Please view the lectures posted on-line, and lecture slides posted on the schedule page. Class meetings will resume Wednesday 9/18.
  • (09/09) Homework solutions are posted on D2L.
  • (09/07) Homework 2 has been posted. HW2 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, September 16 via D2L. Please submit a single, easily readable pdf file containing all relevant work and results. Also submit your simulation files, but do not assume the graders will run or review your simulations. Only the contents of the pdf file will be graded.
  • (09/04) A supplementary Introduction to MATLAB/Simulink lecture using these MATLAB/Simulink files has been posted on the CAETE site.
  • (08/30) Homework 1 has been posted. HW1 is due by 9am MDT on Monday, September 9 via D2L. Please submit a single, easily readable pdf file containing all relevant work and results.
  • (08/27) Reading assignment for lectures 3 and 4: Chapter 2 of Emadi at El, Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles. On-line access is open from CU network. Off-campus you must use CU VPN.
  • (08/27) Lecture 1 recorded by Prof. Maksimovic at CU-Boulder, and the Introduction and Transporation Electrification lecture recorded by Prof. Zane at USU, are already available on the CAETE site. In the class on Wednesday 8/28 we will go over the lecture recorded at USU, which will provide opportunities for in-class questions and comments.
  • (08/27) In this semester we will be using a piazza blog for on-line discussions. You should have received an email invitation to join the blog, and you are strongly encouraged to do so.
  • (08/20) This course is developed, offered and taught jointly by Prof. Dragan Maksimovic at CU Boulder and Prof. Regan Zane at Utah State University (USU). The lectures recorded at USU will be used in most of the course meeting times at CU-Boulder: 9-9:50am MWF in ECCS 1B28 and will be available on-line to all students on the CAETE site. All support for CU Boudler students, including office hours, grading, etc. will be done by Prof. Maksimovic.
  • (08/20) ECEN5017 is one of the four courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Electric Drivetrain Technology, offered by UCCS and CU-Boulder through the Department-of-Energy sponsored “GATE Center of Excellence in Innovative Drivetrains in Electric Automotive Technology Education” (IDEATE)

The course is developed, taught and offered jointly by Prof. Dragan Maksimovic at CU Boulder and Prof. Regan Zane at Utah State University (USU).

This course considers the design and control of power converters in electric drive vehicles. The course includes an overview of system architectures and covers system-level dynamic modeling and control using MATLAB/Simulink at levels appropriate to determine requirements and validate the performance of switched-mode power converters in the vehicle system. Analysis, modeling and design of switched-mode power converters in electric-drive vehicle systems are then covered, including battery DC-DC converters, battery management electronics, motor drive inverters and battery chargers. This is one of the four courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Electric Drivetrain Technology, offered by UCCS and CU-Boulder through the Department-of-Energy sponsored “GATE Center of Excellence in Innovative Drivetrains in Electric Automotive Technology Education” (IDEATE).

The course is offered both to regular on-campus students and also to off-campus students via CU-Boulder online distance education program CAETE. Students registered through CAETE can receive lectures via web-based streaming video, or other media.  GATE Fellowships are available to qualified students to help defray the registration costs. Further details of the course policies, including procedures for off-campus students, are listed on the course vitals page.