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Design of Electric Vehicles

Module MW1789

This Module is offered by Former TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

MW1789 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This module description is valid from SS 2012 to WS 2012/3.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In the course of this lecture all relevant aspects of electromobility as well as concepts, components and issues concerning elecric driven vehicles are discussed successively:

*Introduction: Status of Electromobility regarding total mobility
* Field test/data: fleet test, acquisition and processing measurement data
* Vehicle concepts: Deriving requirements from measurement data for suitable concepts
* drivetrain concepts: Components of the drivetrain, electrified drivetrain concepts, concepts of hybrid vehicles
*Impact of Electromobility on vehicle components
* Range Extender concepts: types of RE, Range of usage
* electric traction motor: principle, overview, range of usage, power electronics, efficiency
*Battery system: Types of batteries, aging, battery models, SOC, SOH, design, safety, cooling
*Heating, Air Conditioning
* Operation strategies: differences of applied strategies, hybrid-strategy
* HV-Safety: HV-components, standards, Highvoltage on-board system, EMC
* Topology of EV / Hybrids: Packaging, physics
* Weight Management: optimization, impact of materials
* Impact on power grid, charging: Types of charging, battery exchange systems, functional safety, Well to Wheel, Vehicle to grid, Vehicle to building

Learning Outcome

Having participated in this course the students have gained an overall overview of the boundaries and differences of electromobility compared to conventional solutions as well as of relevant components in electric automobiles.
Further more they have aquired certain knowledge about the develompment, packaging and topology of electric vehicles.
They are able to characterize certain components such as the eletrified drive chain or energy-storage systems and to describe their functioning. Moreover, they are in a position to assess the construction/dimensioning of, for instance, drive and battery.


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

The lectures content will be conveyed by presentations. By using a tablet PC, complex issues are derived and illustrated. Throughout the lecture, transfer questions will be asked, in order to discuss the lectures content with the students and to give them the opportunity to discuss solutions.
After each lesson the students get learning questions that cover the topic of the lesson and serve as a preparation for the exam.


Vortrag, Präsentationen, Tablet-PC und Beamer


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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a written examination the student needs to apply the content of the lecture on various problems and to assign the information on advanced tasks

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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