The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 1st semester on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering on the Mechatronic Control Engineering specialisation or similar.
Problem based project organised work in groups. The project can be made in cooperation with external partners and the project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or a part of a multi-disciplinary project, where several groups from the department do different parts of a larger project. Finally, the project can also be a part of a so-called MEGA project also in cooperation with industry, where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.
The project takes its base in an electric actuator that is used to drive a mechanical load. The actuator may be a poly-phase AC machine or another kind of electro-mechanical device. The actuator must be fed from a hard or soft-switched power electronic converter and closed-loop control principles must be adopted. The whole power transmission system must be analysed. Selected parts of the system may be developed and realized in the project. This may also include development of a power electronic converter, a digital control system or interfacing circuitry. Requirements to control strategies for the converter and the actuator must be formulated. Suitable modulation methods and controllers must be analysed, designed, simulated and evaluated.
Laboratory implementation and tests of the whole system or selected parts of it must be conducted and evaluated.
A workshop “PBL competence profile” to make an individual PBL competence profile is offered during the semester. More information can be found at www.ucpbl.net/education-courses/.
Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student
|Name of exam||Advanced Control of Electrical Machines|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
Project on 2nd semester Mechatronic Control Engineering.
|Danish title||Avanceret styring af elektriske maskiner|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Time allocation for external examiners||B|
|Study Board||Study Board of Energy|
|Department||Department of Energy|
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Science|