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Course EIT-MEA-201-K-7

Variable Speed Drives (2V, 3.0 LP, ANL)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [EIT-MEA] Mechatronics and Electrical Drives
Livecycle-State [ANL] Start-Up Period


  • Components of variable speed drives
  • Classification of drives
  • Operation and behaviour of main and servo drives
  • Circuits and electronics technology for variable-speed DC and AC drives
  • Position-controlled DC and AC drives
  • Dynamical description of servo and main motors through differential equations
  • Stator and rotor coordinate systems
  • Block commutation
  • Field-oriented control approaches for AC drives
  • Functionality of key sensors for speed and position detection
  • Direct drives


  • N. Mohan: Advanced Electric Drives, Wiley
  • S. Vukosavic: Electrical Machines, Springer
  • P. Sen: Principles of electric machines and power electronics, Wiley
  • R. De Doncker: Advanced electrical drives, Springer


Script, problem sets

References to Course [EIT-MEA-201-K-7]

Module Name Context
[EIT-MEA-201-M-7] Variable Speed Drives P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP, ANL