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Electrical Drives of Automotive Systems

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Course Unit Code430-2324/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Third Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
BRA30prof. Ing. Pavel Brandštetter, CSc.
HAV278Ing. Aleš Havel, Ph.D.
MRO061Ing. Tomáš Mrověc, Ph.D.
The subject is focused on the understanding of the basic principles, design and operations of electrical drives for the utilization in automotive systems. The content of this subject is based on knowledge of electronics, electrical machines, mechatronic systems and cybernetics.
Learning outcomes:
Students acquire knowledge on the basic principles, structure and properties of important electrical drives used in automobiles.
Acquired skills:
Acquired skills forms general knowledge of the bachelor that is focused on automotive systems.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The main aim of the subject is to obtain theoretical knowledge in the area of electrical drives and practial skills with their applications.
The obtained information creates the knowledge base of bachelor, who applies the electrical drives in the area of automotive systems.
Course Contents
Overview of basic types and structures of electric drives of automotive systems.
Electric motors for drives of automotive systems. DC motors. BLDC motors.
Stepper motors. Switched reluctance motors. Basic overview and properties.
Permanent magnet synchronous motors. Induction motors. Basic overview and properties.
Power semiconductor converters for electric drives of automotive systems. Structures and properties.
Kinematics and mechanics of electrical drives.
Warming and dimensioning of electric drives.
Basics of control theory. Controlled system. Controllers. Control quality. Methods of analysis and synthesis.
Drive units of electric vehicles. The basic control structures of the induction motor and permanent magnet synchronous motor. Speed control. Torque control. Electronic differential.
Vector control of the induction motor and permanent magnet synchronous motor.
Direct torque control of the induction motor and permanent magnet synchronous motor.
Electrical drives with stepper motors. Basic structures and properties.
Microcomputer control systems of electrical drives. Basic requirements and structures.
Sensors. Current and voltage sensors. Position sensors. Speed sensors.
Signal processing for microcomputer control systems of electrical drives. Analog circuits and digital circuits for signal processing.

The safety for working in laboratories, content of exercises, conditions for credits.
Mechanics of electrical drives - examples.
Warming and dimensioning electrical drives - examples
Control theory - examples.
Test No.1 - Lecture topics 1 - 6.
Vector control of the permanent magnet synchronous motor - examples.
Frequency converter dimensioning at frequency control of induction motor - examples.
Test No.2 - Lecture topics 7 - 12.
Repetition, consultations, repair of the control tests, the replacement of the laboratory exercises.

Laboratory task No.1 - DC servodrive with the MAXON motor.
Laboratory task No.2 - DC drive with the BLDC motor.
Laboratory task No.3 - Electrical drive with the stepper motor.
Laboratory task No.4 - Permanent magnet synchronous motor drive with the vector control.
Laboratory task No.5 - Induction motor drive with the direct torque control.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Brandstetter, P.: Electrical controlled drives III. Study textbook, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 2012.
Brandstetter, P.: Microcomputer control systems II. Study textbook, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 2012.
Leonhard, W.: Control of Electrical Drives. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, 1997, ISBN 3-540-59380-2.
Brandštetter, P.: Elektrické regulované pohony III. Učební texty pro kombinované a distanční studium, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2012.
Brandštetter, P.: Mikropočítačové řídicí systémy II. Učební texty pro kombinované a distanční studium. VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2012.
Neborák, I., Sládeček, V.: Elektrické pohony. Učební texty pro kombinované a distanční studium. VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2007.
Recommended Reading:
Boldea, I., Nasar, S. A.: Electric Drives, CRC Press LLC, 1999.
Novotny, D. W. - Lipo, T. A.: Vector control and dynamics of AC drives. Clarendon Press, 1996, ISBN 0-19-856439-2.
Neborák, I., Vrána, V. : Elektrické pohony - sbírka řešených příkladů. Skriptum VŠB Ostrava, 1990.
Čermák, T.: Elektrické pohony. Skriptum VŠB Ostrava, 1982.
Flajtingr, J., Kule, L.: Elektrické pohony se střídavými motory a polovodičovými měniči. Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, 142 s., 2002, ISBN 80-7082-919-2.
Javůrek, J.: Regulace moderních elektrických pohonů. GRADA PUBLISHING, a.s., Praha, 264 s., 2003, ISBN 80-247-0507-9.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit40 (40)25
                Test No.1Written test10 5
                Test No.2Written test10 5
                Laboratory reportsLaboratory work20 10
        ExaminationExamination60 (60)20
                Written examWritten examination40 15
                Oral examOral examination20 5