Accumulator Design

Main Task

The accupack is the container that houses the battery cells and the corresponding electronics to monitor them. The battery container is one of the heaviest components in the car. The position of designing this container is a structural design task. Here you will have a lot of potential to save weight for the team. With clever design and curiosity you can explore the option of building a composite or aluminum container as well as how to mount this to the car in an easy and light way.

Your Profile

You are confident with using CAD and doing FEM analysis. The battery is a very dangerous item, both in regards to electrical shock and fire risk. You possess the trait of being meticulous and have high respect for safety. The electronics and battery cells will not be your direct responsibility, however good knowledge of high power electronics is a merit but not required. Your design choices will in large terms decide the design and packaging in the car, you are therefore a good communicator with your intentions, ideas and decisions to the rest of the team. Likewise you will need to be responsive to accommodate the people responsible for the cells and electronics within your container. Ideally you have a good balance of experience in electronics and mechanics.

Recommended Courses

Here is a list of recommended courses which are good to have read before applying for this position. Notice that this is not a requirement.

FHLF15, Solid Mechanics, Basic Course ( Hållfasthetslära, allmän kurs)
MMTF25, Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing, (CAD/CAM/CAE)
MMEF05, Transmissions (Transmissioner)
FHLF20, Finite Element Method (Finita elementmetoden)
MMKA25, CAD (Ritteknik/Datorstödd ritning)
FMEN30, Fatigue (Utmattning)
MMKN46, Computer Based Engineering, Design Analysis 1 (Datorbaserad kosntruktionsanalys 1)
MMTF15, Workshop Practice (Verkstadsteknik)


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