Design electric is a term used to describe the design and development of electrical systems. These can be as simple as a flashlight battery or as involved as the Space Shuttle.
What is Electrical Design?
EVs pose new challenges for engineers and designers, requiring a new approach to their development. Among the most important issues are battery design, range and energy efficiencies.
The electric vehicle’s battery is designed to provide a power source for all of the electric components inside an EV. This includes on-board electronics, lighting equipment, electric amplifiers, actuators and compressors.
This system is a major component of the overall electrical system, so designers need to take great care to ensure it is properly designed and functioning at all times. This is especially true as EVs become more common in the market.
Batteries are also a challenge for engineers to design and test because of the limitations they impose on the vehicle’s performance, according to Sovani. These include reduced efficiency, limited driving range and poor power density.
Other engineering challenges faced by EV designers include the need to simulate the performance of battery systems under varying conditions, as well as thermal analysis of batteries and motors as they are pushed to higher power densities. These are essential to achieving the high levels of safety, reliability and performance demanded by the industry.
Despite these challenges, the market for electric vehicles is expanding. And EVs are critical to the future of the automotive industry and the environment. They offer cleaner fuels, less air and noise pollution and lower emissions.