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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Passive balancing methods for battery packs

In previous courses, you learned how to write algorithms to satisfy the estimation requirements of a battery management system. Now, you will learn how to write algorithms for two primary control tasks: balancing and power-limits computations. This week, you will learn why battery packs naturally become unbalanced, some balancing strategies, and how passive circuits can be used to balance battery packs....
Reading
11 readings, 6 quizzes
Reading11 readings
Notes for lesson 5.1.11m
Frequently Asked Questions5m
Course Resources5m
How to Use Discussion Forums5m
Earn A Certificate5m
Notes for lesson 5.1.21m
Notes for lesson 5.1.31m
Notes for lesson 5.1.41m
Notes for lesson 5.1.51m
Notes for lesson 5.1.61m
Notes for lesson 5.1.71m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 5.1.29m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.1.39m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.1.49m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.1.59m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.1.69m
Quiz for week 130m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Active balancing methods for battery packs

Passive balancing can be effective, but wastes energy. Active balancing methods attempt to conserve energy and have other advantages as well. This week, you will learn about active-balancing circuitry and methods, and will learn how to write Octave code to determine how quickly a battery pack can become out of balance. This is useful for determining the dominant factors leading to imbalance, and for estimating how quickly the pack must be balanced to maintain it in proper operational condition....
Reading
6 readings, 6 quizzes
Reading6 readings
Notes for lesson 5.2.11m
Notes for lesson 5.2.21m
Notes for lesson 5.2.31m
Notes for lesson 5.2.41m
Notes for lesson 5.2.51m
Notes for lesson 5.2.61m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 5.2.19m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.2.29m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.2.39m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.2.49m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.2.515m
Quiz for week 230m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

How to find available battery power using a simplified cell model

This week, we begin by reviewing the HPPC power-limit method from course 1. Then, you will learn how to extend the method to satisfy limits on SOC, load power, and electronics current. You will learn how to implement the power-limits computation methods in Octave code, and will see results for a representative scenario....
Reading
5 readings, 5 quizzes
Reading5 readings
Notes for lesson 5.3.11m
Notes for lesson 5.3.21m
Notes for lesson 5.3.31m
Notes for lesson 5.3.41m
Notes for lesson 5.3.51m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 5.3.19m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.3.29m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.3.39m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.3.415m
Quiz for week 330m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

How to find available battery power using a comprehensive cell model

The HPPC method, even as extended last week, makes some simplifying assumptions that are not met in practice. This week, we explore a more accurate method that uses full state information from an xKF as its input, along with a full ESC cell model to find power limits. You will learn how to implement this method in Octave code and will compare its computations to those from the HPPC method you learned about last week....
Reading
6 readings, 6 quizzes
Reading6 readings
Notes for lesson 5.4.11m
Notes for lesson 5.4.21m
Notes for lesson 5.4.31m
Notes for lesson 5.4.41m
Notes for lesson 5.4.51m
Notes for lesson 5.4.61m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Practice quiz for lesson 5.4.19m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.4.215m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.4.315m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.4.420m
Practice quiz for lesson 5.4.520m
Quiz for week 440m

Instructor

Gregory Plett

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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