Modeling Mechanical Subsystems of the Hybrid Electric Transmission

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A mechatronics lab derived from the course “Intro to Mechatronics” at Lawrence Technological University introducing students to hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) planetary gearsets through Matlab software. This resource was developed through seed funding from the CAAT.


This lab is part of the course "Intro to Mechatronics" at Lawrence Technological University and was developed through seed funding from the CAAT. In the lab students are introduced to the use of planetary gearsets and their application to hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) transmissions. Students are first familiarized with the planetary gearset equation and then use MAT Lab software to visualize the relationship between input data and the resulting output torque and speed through the gear set. All MAT Lab files are included.

Please visit LTU's other modules for Introduction to Mechatronics and their complete course "Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineering" ( Link ).


  • Developing a Control Algorithm Based on Vehicle Motion Requirements - Link  
  • Major Concepts of Hybrid Electric Powertrain Systems - Link  
  • Sensors and Actuators - Link  

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.

HEV/EV System Technologies (HEV, EV, and Plug-in HEV)
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Resource Type:
Lab Activity
Lawrence Technological University
Author & Title:
Dr. Vladimir V. Vantsevich- Professor Mechanical Engineering Department, Director Master of Science in Mechatronic Engineering, Laboratory of Mechatronic Systems, Associate Director Automotive Engineering Institute; Jesse Paldan- Graduate Research Assistant; Wei Yao- Student Assistant
Date Developed:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
MAT Lab,Planetary Gearset,Speed,Torque
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (13-14)

Resource Files: