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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

IIT Bombay Power Electronics and Motors for Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via Coursera


In this program, you’ll build expertise with the state-of-the-art technologies that are reshaping the future of transportation in India and around the world.

You’ll explore how innovators and entrepreneurs are leveraging new technologies to address environmental concerns and working to reach a 30% sales share for electric vehicles by 2030. You’ll discover how EV (electric vehicle) technology is overcoming existing constraints associated with thermal design, material selection, controller design, and more, and deepen your understanding of transmission components, energy storage systems, and control and power electronics. This is an ideal opportunity to gain the necessary skills to advance your career and help determine how EV technology can improve the world. As the world continues to shift towards sustainable EVs, demand for qualified professionals with knowledge around energy storage systems, power electronics, and more continues to rise. Upon completing this program, you’ll be prepared to succeed in this vital growing field.


Course 1: Traction Motor Design
- In this course, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the various types of motors used in EVs today, including PMSM, SyncRM, IM, and SRM. You’ll learn how these motors function compared to traditional internal combustion engines, and explore potential issues associated with EVs, including heating issues, demagnetization, and more.

Course 2: Design and Fabrication of power converters
- In this course, you’ll explore the key design elements of a high-speed motor for increased power density and gain insight into the techniques required to optimize for performance. You'll also learn how inverters are utilized for motor drive applications and build familiarity with various types of inverters, gate drivers, and more.

Course 3: Motor Drives and Thermal Design
- In this course, you’ll learn about various types of motor drive controllers, controller architecture, and firmware development. You'll also work on a simulation exercise and get an introduction to available simulation platforms, and then create a simulation to test your design in real-time.


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