Control of Electrical Drives (EN)


E-Mobility has formed a main field in the automotive industry Main technological fields of expertise are pushing the application of
electric drive systems ahead:

  • Machine design
  • Power electronics
  • Control of electric drives


Learning Objectives and Qualification Goals

Basic knowledge of state-of-the-art inverter & machine control
In-depth knowledge of operating strategies and energy efficient control
Deepening of practical and nonlinear aspects

Ability of designing and implementing the complete control structure for an automotive alternating current drive


1 Fundamentals of electric motors
  • Fundamental operating principle of electric motors
  • Requirements for continuous torque production
  • Mechanical load system
  • Components of an electric drive system
  • Control of direct current motors
  • Alternating current motors  synchronous and induction motors

2 Modeling of alternating current motors and reference-frame theory
  • Modeling of induction motors
  • Modeling of permanent magnet synchronous motors
  • Reference-frame transformations
  • Linear d-q-axis model of permanent magnet synchronous motors
  • Nonlinear d-q-axis model of permanent magnet synchronous motors
3 Current regulators of alternating current motors
  • d-q-axis current regulators for induction and synchronous motors
  • Feed-forward control and d-q-axis decoupling
  • Advanced control concepts
  • Basics of pulse width modulation inverters
4 Energy optimal torque control of permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM)
  • Torque equations of surface mounted and interior PMSMs
  • Linear maximum torque per ampere control
  • Nonlinear maximum torque per ampere control
5 High-speed operation of PMSMs
  • Field weakening control
  • Maximum torque per ux control
6 Matlab/Simulink simulation excercises
  • Control of a PMSM for low and high speeds
  • Energy optimal coordination of operating points



Sprache Englisch
Dozent Tristan Braun
Fakultät EI
Technisch / Wirtschaftlich Technisch
Studiengänge Elektrische Systeme (EIM)
International Project Engineering (IPE)
Plätze -
Semester WS 2024/25