Engineering and design

Electrical Drive Systems

Module code: H6097
Level 6
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.