Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems
EP5 is a computer-based instructional module that has been designed to introduce students to hybrid and electric vehicle systems. The module incorporates hardware and curriculum materials with a sophisticated on-screen simulator.
The panel trainer provides the following features:
- Mechanical and electrical power flow mimic
- Dashboard with speed, RPM, ECO monitor and temperature displays
- Brake and accelerator pedals
- Gear shift control and park push button
- Ignition and power push buttons
- Gradient switch
- Controls to adjust external, internal, cabin and coolant temperature
- Terminals to make DC and AC circuit measurements
- Hybrid transaxle featuring a planetary gear set
- Scan tool to display diagnostic trouble codes
- Manual or automatic fault insertion
The curriculum materials provided in the module are divided into a series of on- screen, theory and practical-based assignments. The theory-based assignments provide essential knowledge of hybrid and electric vehicle systems. Some practical- based assignments direct students to carry out tasks in the laboratory using the supplied hardware.
All assignments incorporate continuous assessment through questions. When used in conjunction with a ClassAct networked management system, this provides instant feedback of student performance.
Curriculum material topics include:
- Series, parallel and series parallel systems
- Electric and plug-in vehicles
- Brake systems
- Electric motors
- Storage devices
- Hybrid engines
- Cables, connectors, protection devices and controllers
- Power control modules
- Routine maintenance and repair
The hardware is provided in the form of a computer-linked panel trainer that simulates the operation of a Series Parallel Hybrid System. Students can investigate system operation and view the results of making changes to the system.
Mechanical and electrical power flows are displayed using moving lights. Computer- inserted faults allow the student to perform troubleshooting tasks on the panel trainer. Stored faults may be recalled by pressing a button on an in-built scan tool.
Each on-screen assignment is designed around a list of performance objectives. These include academic, technical, and occupational objectives.
The assignments are written in such a way as to enable a student to attain the performance objectives, with the assessment questions linked to these in order to provide a measure of true competency.
The performance objectives are used by the ClassAct management system to generate a comprehensive portfolio of student competency reports.
Typical activities include:
- Identify the operation and components of series hybrid systems
- Identify the operation and components of parallel hybrid systems, including the Honda Insight
- Identify the operation and components of series parallel hybrid systems, including the Toyota Prius
- Identify the function of a hybrid transaxle (electronic continuous variable transmission)
- Identify the operation and components of electric and plug-in vehicles
- Identify the operation and construction of electric traction motors
- Recognize different storage devices and technologies
- Identify the function of an Atkinson cycle engine and variable valve timing
- Identify safety precautions, PPE, tools and equipment
- Investigate the operation of a series parallel system
- Use a Multimeter to investigate an hybrid electrical circuit
- Use an oscilloscope to investigate alternating current waveforms
- Troubleshoot faults in a series parallel system
- Understand towing and jump starting procedures
- Understand procedures for safe working on high voltage systems
- Understand how to ensure that a hybrid vehicle is ‘off’
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