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Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
Design Fundamentals, Second Edition

ISBN 9781439811757
Published August 9, 2010 by CRC Press
524 Pages 285 B/W Illustrations

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Thoroughly updated to encompass the significant technological advances since the publication of the first edition, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals, Second Edition presents the design fundamentals, component sizing, and systems interactions of alternative vehicles. This new edition of a widely praised, bestselling textbook maintains the comprehensive, systems-level perspective of electric and hybrid vehicles while covering the hybrid architectures and components of the vehicle in much greater detail. The author emphasizes technical details, mathematical relationships, and design guidelines throughout the text.

New to the Second Edition

  • New chapters on sizing and design guidelines for various hybrid architectures, control strategies for hybrid vehicles, powertrain component cooling systems, and in-vehicle communication methods
  • New sections on modeling of energy storage components, tire-road force mechanics, compressed air-storage, DC/DC converters, emission control systems, electromechanical brakes, and vehicle fuel economy
  • Reorganization of power electronics, electric machines, and motor drives sections
  • Enhanced sections on mechanical components that now include more technical descriptions and example problems
  • An emphasis on the integration of mechanical and electrical components, taking into account the interdisciplinary nature of automotive engineering

As an advisor to the University of Akron’s team in the Challenge X: Crossover to Sustainable Mobility, Dr. Husain knows first-hand how to teach students both the fundamentals and cutting-edge technologies of the next generation of automotives. This text shows students how electrical and mechanical engineers must work together to complete an alternative vehicle system. It empowers them to carry on state-of-the-art research and development in automotive engineering in order to meet today’s needs of clean, efficient, and sustainable vehicles.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Alternative Vehicles
Electric Vehicles
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Components
Vehicle Mass and Performance
Electric Motor and Engine Ratings
Electric and Hybrid Vehicle History
Well-to-Wheel Analysis
EV/ICEV Comparison
Electric Vehicle Market

Vehicle Mechanics
Roadway Fundamentals
Laws of Motion
Vehicle Kinetics
Dynamics of Vehicle Motion
Propulsion Power
Velocity and Acceleration
Tire–Road Force Mechanics
Propulsion System Design

Alternative Vehicle Architectures
Electric Vehicles
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Powertrain Component Sizing
Mass Analysis and Packaging
Vehicle Simulation

Battery Energy Storage
Batteries in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
Battery Basics
Battery Parameters
Electrochemical Cell Fundamentals
Battery Modeling
Traction Batteries
Battery Pack Management

Alternative Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Compressed Air Storage

Electric Machines
Simple Electric Machines
DC Machines
Three-Phase AC Machines
Induction Machines
Permanent Magnet Machines
Switched Reluctance Machines

Power Electronic Converters
Power Electronic Switches
DC/DC Converters
Cell Balancing Converters

Electric Motor Drives
Electric Drive Components
DC Drives
Operating Point Analysis
AC Drives
SRM Drives

Control of AC Machines
Vector Control of AC Motors
dq Modeling
Induction Machine Vector Control
PM Machine Vector Control

Internal Combustion Engines
Internal Combustion Engines
Vehicle Fuel Economy
Emission Control System

Powertrain Components and Brakes
Powertrain Components
Vehicle Brakes

Cooling Systems
Climate Control System
Powertrain Component Cooling System

Hybrid Vehicle Control Strategy
Vehicle Supervisory Controller
Mode Selection Strategy
Modal Control Strategies

Vehicle Communications
OSI Seven-Layer Model
In-Vehicle Communications
Controller Area Network


References appear at the end of each chapter. Problems are included at the end of most chapters.

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Iqbal Husain is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Akron in Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. Dr. Husain is the founder of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Program at the University of Akron, which encompasses graduate and undergraduate courses, research on electric drives for electric and hybrid vehicles, and collegiate-level competitions on alternative vehicles. An IEEE Fellow, he is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the IEEE-IAS Outstanding Young Member award, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award, and the Society of Automotive Engineers Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award.


Dr. Iqbal Husain takes his new edition of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals to the next level, adding substantial depth to the coverage of vehicle architectures and components while maintaining a comprehensive systems-level approach. The book presents a thorough and well-organized multidisciplinary perspective, excellent for undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses, and as a resource for practicing engineers interested in the latest developments in electric and hybrid vehicles. The technical content, examples, and case studies are laced with the author’s significant hands-on design experience.
—Annette von Jouanne, Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

…it seems that the author has covered all materials related to hybrid vehicles. More specifically, various components used in an HEV are described. … This book is well written and is appropriate for adoption as a textbook for a senior undergraduate/graduate course. In fact, the solved problems and end-of-chapter problems make it a very good textbook. … it can also be used a reference book. … There are a few books on the subject of hybrid vehicles in the market today. However, I rank this book among the best on the subject matter. Based on the table of contents and the two chapters that I have reviewed, the book does an excellent job in defining the problem and analyzing all its components.
—Hamid A. Toliyat, Raytheon Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

Praise for the First Edition:

…represents a systems-level perspective on electric and hybrid vehicles technical aspects, basic mathematical relationships and fundamental design guidelines. … The author has chosen to write a book on the basics of EHV, directed mainly to engineering students. …proceeds with remarkable consistence to detail this goal over the 10 chapters if the book … The book is concise and clear, its mathematics are kept to a necessary minimum, but fully representative of the scope and the content is well balanced in general. … a new and timely contribution to the field … warmly recommend it to academia…
—Ion Boldea, Journal of Electrical Engineering

Through a balanced blend of traditional and relatively new topics, Iqbal Husain’s Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals introduces students to the ‘big picture’ of EVs and HEVs. This book significantly exposes students to nearly every aspect of electric and hybrid vehicles without overemphasizing only one topic. The basic aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles are discussed well — from overall concepts to more detailed design — and reinforced through good examples, illustrations, and exercise problems. Dr. Husain’s well-paced coverage and an easy-to-follow writing style are key to students’ understanding and success. My students will have no problem reading this material regardless of his/her electrical or mechanical engineering background. Being a faculty member in a major university with a strong research EV and HEV program, I feel this book truly provides quite enough materials for my needs and will be a big hit with college students and faculty.
—Longya Xu, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University

… a thorough and insightful introduction to the interdisciplinary topic of traction design for road vehicles. The necessary requirements of energy storage, conversion and processing are presented as the means to providing vehicular performance in a logical progression that students will find readily understandable and practicing engineers will appreciate as a useful reference source. Overall the practical importance of systems engineering and its control are made evident. Salient features are emphasized by worked examples with realistic parameters.
—late Alan K. Wallace, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

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