Advanced Engines in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)

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A module containing a PowerPoint presentation, two lab sheets, and a syllabus for modifying automotive engine courses to include HEV technologies. This resource was developed through seed funding from the CAAT.


The following module consists of a PowerPoint presentation, two lab sheets, and a syllabus for modifying automotive engine courses to include HEV technologies and was developed through a seed grant from the CAAT. The PowerPoint discusses the application of variable valve timing (VVT) and Atkinson cycle principals to HEVs, and the extra hydrocarbon capturing devices added to HEVs due to the use VVT and Atkinson principles. The lab "Compression Testing VVT systems" reinforces the ideas of the presentation illustrating engine malfunctions caused by a faulty VVT system. For additional insight on HEV engine service procedures, an oil change lab sheet for HEVs is included. For educators looking to modify current courses, the syllabus has highlighted fields where HEV technologies were incorporated to an engines course at Lewis and Clark Community College.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1003032. 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Advanced Combustion Engine Technology
HEV/EV System Technologies (HEV, EV, and Plug-in HEV)
Product Lifecycle:
Post-production: Service, Reuse, and Recycling
Resource Type:
Lab Activity
Lewis and Clark Community College
Author & Title:
Christopher E. Reynolds Sr. - Automotive Technology Instructor
Date Developed:
Friday, December 14, 2012
Atkinson,Compression Test,Hydrocarbon Reversion,Oil Change,Service,VVT
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (13-14)