Engineering and design
Electrical Drive Systems
Module code: H6097
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework
Topics will normally include the following:
- electrical drive systems: fundamentals (translational and rotational motion, power rating and classes of duty, 4-quadrant operation, torque/power limits, a note on closed-loop control of drives, electrical and mechanical transformers)
- DC drives: brushed and brushless, and introduction to their control issues
- AC motors: examples of motor drives (e.g. induction motors), and introduction to their control issues (emphasise model-based control characteristics, involving nonlinearity)
- servomotors and stepper motors: principles and their control
- examples of modern electrical drives in engineering applications.
Module learning outcomes
- Have an appreciation of the wider multidisciplinary engineering context and its underlying principles.
- Apply appropriate quantitative science and engineering tools to the analysis of problems.
- Demonstrate creative and innovative ability in the synthesis of solutions and in formulating design.
- Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of their engineering discipline, and its underpinning science and mathematics.