You are a BSc/BE student enrolled at a renowned university, have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying mechanical engineering or a related field.
Ideally, you should have taken classes that address the following areas and thus already have basic knowledge in the following areas: mathematics, mechanics, physics, fluids, energy conversion machines, thermodynamics, automotive engineering.
The minimum age to participate is 18. Students should have completed the first year of their studies.
The Summer School explores modern automotive technologies and concepts of mobility. Key areas of study cover the following topics:
- Fundamentals of vehicle physics, including successful vehicle models of automotive history and driving resistances, enabling students to determine the energy demand for a vehicle in a given driving situation which, in turn, enables one to select and design the appropriate powertrain
- Alternative concepts for the powertrain of vehicles, introducing unconventional types of combustion engines with the consideration of alternative fuels (alcohol, natural gas, hydrogen), gas turbines, Stirling engines, and fuel cells as well as electric drives
- Energy storage systems in vehicles with the subjects CO2, cell chemistry and design, formats of lithium ion, pack design, personal and public applications, and public perception as well as market barriers
- Grid integration of electric vehicles covering the areas charging process, charging concepts and charging management
The Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) and the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) conduct the academic content. Research areas include innovative concepts for components and systems, vehicle prototypes, the development of innovative components, controls and system concepts in traction and automotive technologies, and energy supply (ISEA).