SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2022 3:59:38 PMAUTO 196 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 196Title:  ELECTRIC VEHICLES  
Full Title:  Electric Vehicles
Last Reviewed:5/7/2012

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course covers the fundamentals of electric vehicle (EV) theory, EV conversion, and EV maintenance. Also provides training for technicians interested in expanding their repair skills to include multiple EV platforms emerging as a viable alternative to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course covers the fundamentals of electric vehicle (EV) theory, EV conversion,  and EV maintenance. Also provides training for technicians interested in expanding their repair skills to include multiple EV platforms emerging as a viable alternative to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
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CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Select an appropriate vehicle for conversion from ICE to (electric vehicle) EV.
2. Match the selected vehicle to the appropriate conversion strategy.
3. Make informed decisions about costly battery purchases based on
knowledge of battery chemical platforms and characteristics.
4. Describe the importance of re-gearing conventional drive systems to
better fit the EV drive platform.
5. Discuss applications of electrical and electronic theory to EV vehicle conversion,
construction, restoration, and maintenance.
6. Utilize a variety of metal forming strategies in the fabrication of EV
components.
7. Locate and utilize current information on EV research, invention, and
innovation.

Topics and Scope
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I.      The theory of building and fabricating in a safe manner in a safe environment
       A.   Respect for high voltage when working around batteries
       B.   Eye and ear protection when working with metal fabrication
            tools
II.     Making the transition from an ICE vehicle to an (electric vehicle) EV
       A.   Evaluating driving range
       B.   Alternate municipal and private recharge/refuel sites
       C.   Evaluating up front cost vs. motivation for making transition
            to EV
       D.   Researching the latest EV breakthroughs
            1. Where the innovative work is being done
            2. Sources of information
       E.   Considering environmental impact in the building and the
            disassembly of an EV
III.    Choosing a vehicle
       A.   Vehicle weight vs. energy capacity demand
       B.   Vehicle weight vs. range demand
       C.   Vehicle weight vs. payload demand
       D.   Vehicle weight vs. horse power demand
IV.     Matching vehicle to EV conversion strategy
       A.   Acceleration parameters
       B.   Range parameters
       C.   Alternating Current (A.C.) drive systems
       D.   Direct Current (D.C.) drive systems
       E.   Conversion cost and limitations
       F.   Choosing a prefab EV kit vs. making your own kit
       G.   Retailers
V.      Building a safe product
       A.   Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)
       B.   Weight distribution /vehicular balance
       C.   Suspension requirements, limitations, modifications
       D.   Braking requirements, limitations, modifications
       E.   Incorporating regenerative braking into braking strategy
       F.   Maintaining the integrity of factory designed crumple zones
       G.   Modern safety equipment
VI.     Proactive planning and ICE vehicle disassembly strategies
       A.   Preemptive research
       B.   Having a well thought out plan before start
       C.   Having a well thought out budget before start
       D.   Reading the instructions and performing all measurements
            before disassembly
       E.   Verifying availability of all parts and replacement parts
            before start
       F.   Verifying component integrity
       G.   Verifying component support and warranty
       H.   Verifying product history and company history
VII.   Choosing a battery
       A.   Battery evolution, technology, innovation
       B.   Slow charging vs. high speed pulse charging
       C.   Battery cost vs. expected life, stability, durability,
            watt/hour capacity
       D.   One hour discharge rate vs. 12 hour discharge rate
       E.   Battery chemical platforms
       F.   Battery management systems: care, rebuilding/reincarnation,
            and protection
       G.   Charging from regenerative braking
VIII     EV Component placement
       A.   Battery placement
       B.   Motor geometry
       C.   Vehicular balance - 50/50 weight ratio
       D.   Crumple zones
       E.   Component cooling
       F.   Ease of serviceability
       G.   Weather, moisture, heat sealed
       H.   Shock proof
       I.   Proper clearance from road, moving parts, suspension, steering, and passengers
       J.   Suspension load and modification
IX.      Braking
       A.   Regenerative braking from AC drive systems
       B.   Lack of regenerative braking from DC drive systems
       C.   Removal of the compression braking characteristics
       D.   High demand racing and off road braking update kits
       E.   Brake Fade
X.     Ideal parameters for EV drive system vs. conventional gearing
       A.   Transmission choice, automatic, manual, single drive
       B.   Final drive, reworking ring and pinion
       C.   Relatively flat torque curve of an electric motor
       D.   Wasted mechanical energy transmitting through flywheel, clutch, and driveline differential
       E.   Reaching the ideal RPM for an electric motor vs. the stock transmission
       F.   Keep or disregard the clutch
       G.   Adaptor plate
XI.    EV electrical componentry
       A.   Modern single piece motor controls
       B.   DC to DC converter
       C.   On board chargers
       D.   Pot box
       E.   Relay systems
       F.   Battery cable and resistance
       G.   Battery Management
       H.   Auto shut down, shunts, overload protection
       I.   Heat sinks and electronic overheating protection
       J.   Electron flow
XII.   Electron flow/electricity
       A.   Magnetic fields being manipulated into mechanical energy
       B.   Alternating current
       C.   Direct current
       D.   Electro-magnetic fields (EMF) and canceling EMF noise
       E.   Meshing the different voltage parameters of OEM manufacturing with the aftermarket componentry of a kit

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Readings (approximately 5-10 pages per week)
2. Weekly worksheets
3. Group research presentation (oral)
4. Individual short essay
5. Midterm and final exam
6. 8 chapter quizzes

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 20%
Essay
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Worksheets; group research
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
35 - 50%
Quizzes and exams: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation; oral presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Electric Vehicle Technology Explained. Larminie, James and Lowry, John, Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated, 2003 (Classic)
Build Your Own Electric Vehicle. Leitman, Seth. 2008
Instructor prepared materials.

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