Welcome to Modern Electrical Machine and Drive Systems


This is a special course combining closely the electrical machine theory with advanced control technologies for different types of electrical machines. The understanding of an electrical machine for many engineers is still a simple mathematical model represented in e.g. a dq-reference frame. This course uses several step-by-step Finite Element models to visualize the working principle and evaluate the performance of electrical machines. The link between the electromagnetic behaviors inside a machine to the well-known mathematical model can then be made straight forward. This will provide a firm understating of the electrical machine theory, and get the participants prepared for more advanced topics and various applications of electrical machines.

Based on a good understanding of electrical machines, advanced control technologies will be presented and analyzed. One of the lecturers has pure control engineering research background and will discuss how classical and modern control theory may be adopted for electrical machine control. Practical issues like nonlinear behavior of the electrical machine caused by e.g. saturation effects, and inverter voltage error effects in low-speed operation range will be well evaluated and treated properly, enabling more precise control performance. Dedicated lab facilities using dSPACE systems will be provided for the participants to implement, test, and analyze various (mainly sensorless) control technologies. The emphasis on the practical lab exercise of this course will guarantee that the participants will gain solid experience that will benefit their own work. The permanent magnet machine and synchronous reluctance machine will be the main types of machines to be discussed in this course.

It is required that the participants have basic knowledge about electromagnetic theory, dynamic modelling of electrical machines as well as classical control theory.

Electrical machine and machine control will share equally the 5 ECTS for this course.

Organizer: Associate Professor Kaiyuan Lu, e-mail: klu@et.aau.dk
Lecturers: Associate Professor Kaiyuan Lu, Associate Professor Peter O. Rasmussen, Associate Professor Zhenyu Yang

ECTS: 5.0

Time: 21-25 November 2016

Place: Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg East

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 31 October 2016

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.