Electrical and Fluid Power Servomechanisms


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge gained on 1st Semester of the MSc programme in Electro-Mechanical System Design.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained knowledge and understanding of design of a power transmission system featuring a poly phase AC motor
  • Be able to, on a scientific basis, to understand and apply advanced model based analysis tools for evaluating the performance of a power transmission system


  • Be able to set up the governing equations for a poly phase AC machine.
  • Be able to understand the function of a frequency converter
  • Be able to master the conventional control strategies for control of a poly phase AC machine
  • Be able to understand the interaction between motor, frequency converter and the actuated plant
  • Be able to apply advanced analysis theory and tools for optimising the performance of a power transmission system
  • Be able to implement control strategies digitally


  • Be able to design a power transmission system involving control of a poly phase AC machine taking into account the dynamic properties of the actuated system
  • Be able to handle a multidisciplinary problem of high complexity that requires use of both the understanding of the innovative process of mechatronic design methodology and new design methods

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



Name of examElectrical and Fluid Power Servomechanisms
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign and Control of Power Transmission Systems
Module codeM-EMS-K2-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science