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Electric Vehicle Powertrain Sizing and Optimization for Student Competitions

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3 Apr 2023, 10:00 AM EDT 3 Apr 2023, 11:00 AM EDT


In this webinar, we will provide an overview of some of the new and advanced electric vehicle powertrain solutions for student competitions. We will start the session with an introduction to the Simscape Battery to design battery systems. Further, we will build a simple electric powertrain using Simscape Electrical and Simscape Fluids to select electric motors and size cooling systems. Finally, we will provide an overview of the Powertrain Blockset that can be used for tradeoff analysis and component sizing, control parameter optimization, and hardware-in-the-loop testing.


  • Battery modeling and BMS
  • Formula Student electric vehicle simulation
  • Motor cooling system design

About the Presenters

Sam Reinsel joined MathWorks in 2018 as in the engineering development group and has been on the Student Competition team since 2020. He primarily supports automotive student competitions in the US and Europe. Sam holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, where he worked on EcoCAR for 5 years.

Veer Alakshendra is a Senior Team Lead at MathWorks. He focuses on working with student teams in the adoption of MATLAB and Simulink in automotive and robotics competitions. While pursuing his Ph.D. from VNIT Nagpur in robotics, he primarily focused on kinematics, dynamics, control design, vibration, and optimization. Veer holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Aeronautical Society of India and a master's degree in mechatronics from NITK Surathkal.

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