Electric Drives

Lecture + Exercise + Laboratories

The lecture offers an introduction into electric drives which, as a mechatronic system, consist of actuators, sensors, control electronics and power electronic control elements. Based on the electromagnetical actuators introduced in the lecture "Basics of Electromagnetical Power Conversion", knowledge of the design and different types of electric drives is provided for various fields of application. Different drive solutions are presented and their features are compared using specific examples, as they appear in practice. At the same time, a brief overview of the control of electric drives is given.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Mertens