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Renewable Energies and the Electric Vehicle

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.

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UPC School

This postgraduate course can be attended as part of the master's degree Enertronics.

Nobody could question that among the major challenges facing humanity is the challenge of providing a solution to energy systems. Our future largely depends on our ability to identify and manage future energy techniques. Electronic, IT and communication technologies must be included in the design of the energy systems of the coming years. This innovative concept, which enables integrated solutions to be identified, has been termed Enertronics.

This is a concept which brings together different technologies in topics such as power electronics, communications automation, electrical systems energy, and programming and microprocessor technologies, all of which are aspects which companies require from their professionals. Nowadays organisations require the figure of the enertronic engineer who, when thinking of a solution to an energy system, also takes the electrical part or the bit microprocessor programming into account.

This postgraduate course in Renewable Energies and the Electric Vehicle, which is part of the Masters programme, covers fundamental knowledge on electrical engineering and electricity generation, enabling the analysis and understanding of circuits and electric motors, and also the applications of renewable wind and photovoltaic energies and the various technologies related to electrical mobility.

Aims

  • To learn about the operating principles of the various sources of conventional and renewable energies.
  • To design, analyse and control energy equipment based on renewable energies.
  • To design, analyse and control the various concepts of electric vehicles.

Who is it for

  • Recent engineer graduates who wish to steer their career towards the energy sector.
  • Experienced professionals who are seeking an overview of energy systems and to learn about enertronics .
  • Industrial engineers from various specialisations.

Content

Subjects

Renewable Energies and the Electric Vehicle
12 ECTS.
This postgraduate course covers fundamental knowledge on electrical engineering and electricity generation, enabling the analysis and understanding of circuits and electric motors, and also the applications of renewable wind and photovoltaic energies and the various technologies related to electrical mobility.

The basics of electrical engineering
- Electrical system (BT, MT, AT)
- Kirchhoff's Laws
- Ohm's Law
- Steady-state operation
- Transient operation
- Sinusoidal steady-state operation
- Alternating current electricity
- Series and parallel resonance
- Triphasic systems
- Ideal transformers
- Voltage, current and impedance conversion

Power generation
- Components of a power plant
- Synchronous generator modelling
- Connexion to a network of infinite short-circuit power
- Conventional synchronous generator simulation
- Using a PMSM as a generator
- Power generation with an induction machine
- Winding rotor generator simulation

Photovoltaic solar energy
- Introduction to solar energy
- Grid-connected solar inverters
- Clarke & Park Transforms
- Introduction to system and system control dynamics
- Grid control link
- Photovoltaic plants
- Photovoltaic hybrid systems

Wind energy
- Introduction to wind energy system simulation
- Electrical machines used for wind-power generation
- Static converters used for wind-power generation
- Static converter modelling and simulation
- Control applied to wind-power generation
- Simulation of wind-power generation systems

Electric mobility
- Electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. History, market and current status
- Electric vehicle dynamics
- Energy storage and sources
- Electric traction. Motors and converters
- Electric traction. Control, modelling and simulation
- Hybrid electric systems
Final Project
3 ECTS.
With the final project, students worked for a reminder of the agenda for the postgraduate and demonstrates that it has acquired the necessary knowledge.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Sumper, Andreas

Teaching staff

  • Bergas Jané, Joan Gabriel
  • Chillón Antón, Cristian
  • Egea Àlvarez, Agustí
  • Ferrer Villabí, Pere
  • Galceran Arellano, Samuel
    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Assistant Professor University and deputy director of CITCEA-UPC.
  • Heredero Peris, Daniel
  • Montesinos Miracle, Daniel
    PhD, Electrical Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the UPC.
  • Pagès Giménez, Marc
  • Pi i Palomés, Xavier
  • Rull Duran, Joan
  • Sudrià Andreu, Antoni
    Doctor in Electrical Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Director of the Centre for Technological Innovation in Static Converters and Drives of the UPC. Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering at the UPC.

General information

Credits
15 ECTS (108 teaching hours)
Start date
Start date:10/10/2016End date:27/02/2017
Timetable
Monday  18:00 to 21:30Wednesday  18:00 to 21:30
Taught at
CITCEA-UPC
Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona (UPC)
Av. Diagonal, 647. Planta 2. Aula Schneider
Barcelona
Contact
Telephone: (34) 93 114 80 23
Degree
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Postgraduate course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
2.100 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.

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Language of instruction
Catalan

Related entities

Collaborators

  • Alstom Wind, S.L.U.
  • Campus Energía. Campus de Excelencia Internacional.UPC
  • EFFILOGICS
  • Estabanell
  • Festo Pneumatic
  • IGrid
  • REXROTH
  • Schneider Electric España, S.A.
  • SMA Ibérica Tecnología Solar, SL
  • National Instruments