13E013EMP - Electrical Drives

Course specification
Course title Electrical Drives
Acronym 13E013EMP
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Power Engineering
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 5.0 Status mandatory
    Condition None
    The goal Students are introduced to the function and importance of electric drives, types and structures, methods of analysis, synthesis and design of electrical drives. Attention is given to control of drives, and protection of people and equipment, an important issue in design, production and application of drives. Energy efficiency and environment protection in aspect of application and use of drives.
    The outcome Students capable of independent: • Analysis of drive operation in stationary and transient regimes • Modeling of drives • Selection of components for drives • Design of drives • Application of drives
    URL to the subject page
    Contents of lectures Introduction. Selection of motors for electrical drives. Drive as a dynamic system. Drives with DC motors: mathematical model; control; static characteristics, braking of the drive; dynamics. Actuators for DC drives. Drives with induction motors: mathematical model; static characteristics, braking, dynamics, control, vector control, direct torque control; Actuators for drives with induction motor.
    Contents of exercises Stability of drive. Heating and cooling. Mathematical model of drive with the DC and AC motor: block diagram; control; static characteristics; braking. Computer methods for analysis and simulation of transients in drives. Vector control and direct torque control of AC motor. Lab exercises 1. Analysis of operation of drive with DC motor 2. Analysis of operation of drive with AC motor
    1. Vladan Vučković, "Electrical Drives, Akademska Misao, 2002
    2. Electrical Drives - Course notes in electronic format, avaliable on
    3. B.Jeftenić, "Electrical Drives-worked examples", Akademska Misao, 2003
    4. B.Jeftenić. M.Bebić, L.Ristić, "Elelctrical Drives - Laboratory exercises" - in electronic format, available on
    5. W. Leonhard: "Control of Electrical Drives", Springer-Verlag Berlin, 2001.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 1.5 0.5
    Methods of teaching Consultations, discussions, demonstrations, presentations, design project
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
    Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 20
    Colloquia 10
    Seminars 0