13E013UPE - Control of Electrical Drives

Course specification
Course title Control of Electrical Drives
Acronym 13E013UPE
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Signals and Systems
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition None
The goal Students are introduced to the function and importance of electric drives, types and structures, methods of analysis, and control. Attention is given protection of people and equipment, an important issue in design and application of drives.
The outcome Students capable of independent: • Analysis of drive operation in stationary and transient regimes • Modeling of drives • Selection of control principle for drives • Commissioning of drives • Use and maintenance of drives
URL to the subject page
URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Introduction. separately excited DC motors: operating principle, static characteristics, dyn. model. Torque control. Actuators in electrical drives. Drives with AC motors: operating principle of induction and synchronous motor. Influence of characteristic variables and parameters, dyn. model. Scalar control, vector control, direct torque control; Control of speed, position and process variables
Contents of exercises Auditory exercises cover numerical examples Lab. exercises: 1) Operating regimes and control of DC drive 2) Application of industrial rectifier for control of DC drive 3) Operating regimes and control of IM drive 4) Commissioning of a scalar controlled IM drive 5) Vector controlled IM drive 6) DTC of IM 7) Position control 8) Pressure control in hydraulic system by a variable speed pump
  1. Electrical drives - Script in electronic format available to students on the website
  2. Vladan Vučković, "Electrical drives", Academic mind, 2002.
  3. B. Jeftenić, "ELECTRICAL DRIVES - Solved problems", Academic Mind, 2003
  4. M. Bebić, L. Ristić, B. Jeftenić, "ELECTRICAL DRIVES Laboratory Tests" auxiliary textbook available to students on the website
  5. W. Leonhard: "Control of Electrical Drives", Springer-Verlag Berlin, 2001., W. Leonhard: "Control of Electrical Drives", Springer-Verlag Berlin, 2001 (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching 45 classes of lectures, 14 classes of auditory exercises, 7 * 2 = 14 classes of laboratory exercises. Independent homework (estimated at 20 hours)
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 40
Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 40
Seminars 0