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What you will learn

  • U​nderstand how lithium-ion battery cells work

  • U​nderstand the requirements of a battery-management system

Skills you will gain

Understand the requirements of a battery-management systemUnderstand how lithium-ion battery cells work

Learner Career Outcomes

29%

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30%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 24 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Battery boot camp

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 150 min), 12 readings, 7 quizzes
8 videos
1.1.1: Welcome to the course!26m
1.1.2: Introducing important battery terminology18m
1.1.3: What are the parts of an electrochemical cell?21m
1.1.4: How does an electrochemical cell store and release energy?20m
1.1.5: What are the best materials to use in an electrochemical cell?22m
1.1.6: Example electrochemical (incl. PbA and NiMH) cells25m
1.1.7 Summary of "Battery boot camp" module plus next steps3m
12 readings
Notes for lesson 1.01m
Frequently asked questions5m
Course resources5m
How to use discussion forums5m
Earn a course certificate5m
Notes for lesson 1.1.11m
Notes for lesson 1.1.21m
Notes for lesson 1.1.31m
Notes for lesson 1.1.410m
Notes for lesson 1.1.51m
Notes for lesson 1.1.61m
Notes for lesson 1.1.71m
7 practice exercises
Specialization prerequisite quiz30m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.1.110m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.1.215m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.1.310m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.1.410m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.1.510m
Quiz for week 130m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

How lithium-ion cells work

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 106 min), 7 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
1.2.2: What makes lithium-ion cells different from electrochemical cells?18m
1.2.3: Negative electrodes for lithium-ion cells23m
1.2.4: Positive electrodes for lithium-ion cells20m
1.2.5: Electrolytes and separators for lithium-ion cells14m
1.2.6: Is lithium going to run out?12m
1.2.7: Summary of "How lithium-ion cells work" module plus next steps4m
7 readings
Notes for lesson 1.2.11m
Notes for lesson 1.2.21m
Notes for lesson 1.2.31m
Notes for lesson 1.2.41m
Notes for lesson 1.2.51m
Notes for lesson 1.2.61m
Notes for lesson 1.2.71m
7 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 1.2.130m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.2.230m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.2.330m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.2.430m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.2.530m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.2.630m
Quiz for week 230m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

BMS sensing and high-voltage control

6 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 161 min), 9 readings, 8 quizzes
9 videos
1.3.2: What are some reasons for modular design?32m
1.3.3: How to sense all cell voltages in a BMS?25m
1.3.4: How to sense module temperature in a BMS?16m
1.3.5: How to sense battery-pack current in a BMS?16m
1.3.6: How to control contactors with a BMS?14m
1.3.7: How to sense electrical isolation in a BMS?15m
1.3.8: How to control battery-pack temperature with a BMS?13m
1.3.9: Summary of "BMS sensing and high-voltage control" module plus next steps2m
9 readings
Notes for lesson 1.3.11m
Notes for lesson 1.3.21m
Notes for lesson 1.3.31m
Notes for lesson 1.3.41m
Notes for lesson 1.3.51m
Notes for lesson 1.3.61m
Notes for lesson 1.3.71m
Notes for lesson 1.3.81m
Notes for lesson 1.3.91m
8 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 1.3.130m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.3.230m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.3.330m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.3.412m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.3.530m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.3.630m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.3.712m
Quiz for week 345m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

BMS design requirements 2-5

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 108 min), 8 readings, 8 quizzes
8 videos
1.4.2: How must a BMS interface with other system components?17m
1.4.3: Why must a BMS estimate SOC and SOH?11m
1.4.4: What are cell SOC and battery-pack SOC?19m
1.4.5: How do I compute cell available energy and power?17m
1.4.6: How do I compute battery-pack available energy and power?15m
1.4.7: What kinds of diagnostics must a BMS report?6m
1.4.8: Summary of "BMS Design Requirements 2-5" module plus next steps5m
8 readings
Notes for lesson 1.4.11m
Notes for lesson 1.4.21m
Notes for lesson 1.4.31m
Notes for lesson 1.4.41m
Notes for lesson 1.4.51m
Notes for lesson 1.4.61m
Notes for lesson 1.4.71m
Notes for lesson 1.4.81m
8 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 1.4.130m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.4.28m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.4.330m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.4.410m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.4.515m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.4.630m
Practice quiz for lesson 1.4.730m
Quiz for week 445m

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About the Algorithms for Battery Management Systems Specialization

In this specialization, you will learn the major functions that must be performed by a battery management system, how lithium-ion battery cells work and how to model their behaviors mathematically, and how to write algorithms (computer methods) to estimate state-of-charge, state-of-health, remaining energy, and available power, and how to balance cells in a battery pack....
Algorithms for Battery Management Systems

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