The automotive industry is in transformation. New generation vehicles deploying hybrid (HEV), fully electric (EV), and fuel cell powerplants are presenting significant challenges to automotive engineers. The complexity of the automobile has increased exponentially in the past decades with higher performance components and digital control. This has triggered a design revolution in the industry which stresses detailed modeling and simulation steps prior to committing to metal and plastic. With new generation vehicles the need for advanced physical modeling solutions is considerably greater due to increasing system complexity, and the battery is becoming one of the most critical components in alternative powerplant development.

This webinar covers new approaches to modeling and simulation for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and fully electric vehicle (EV) applications with particular emphasis on the development of high fidelity physical models of automotive batteries. Developed as part of the research program for the NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft Industrial Research Chair for Mathematics-based Modeling and Design, these models will plug into comprehensive system models for HEV and EV applications. Conventional lead-acid, but also NiMH and Lithium battery models will be presented.

Additionally, Dr. McPhee and Dr. Sam Dao will discuss the use of software solutions that deploy symbolic techniques for high-fidelity physical modeling. They have found the symbolic approach to physical modeling to be an effective way to develop simulation models that have very high fidelity, compared to conventional modeling tools, and fast real-time speeds for HIL testin.
Dr. John McPhee, Professor, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, and NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft Industrial Research Chair, Mathematics-based Modeling and Design
Dr. John McPhee's main area of research is multibody system dynamics, with principal application to the analysis and design of vehicles, mechatronic devices, and biomechanical systems. He has won many awards, including a Premier's Research Excellence Award and the I.W. Smith Award from the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. McPhee completed his term in 2009 as the Executive Director of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research, spending a sabbatical year at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Dr. Derek Wright, MapleSim Product Manager, Maplesoft
Dr. Wright received a Ph.D. degree in the collaborative electrical and biomedical engineering program at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research has focused on the physics of medical imaging, and he has also worked in the areas of robotics, control, analog and digital VLSI and board-level circuit design, and CCD cameras. Derek is a sessional instructor in the ECE department at the University of Waterloo in the area of circuits.
Dr. Sam Dao, Application Engineer, Maplesoft
Dr. Dao received his PhD degree in Mechatronics from the Dept. of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is currently an Application Engineer at Maplesoft. Dr. Dao has been involved in many research projects including multiple robot networking, hybrid electric vehicle modeling, and battery modeling.