ELECTRICAL DRIVES FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
Stampa
Enrollment year
2020/2021
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
ING-IND/32 (POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTERS, ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND DRIVES)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL,COMPUTER AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Course
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Curriculum
Energetica
Year of study
Period
1st semester (27/09/2021 - 21/01/2022)
ECTS
9
Lesson hours
80 lesson hours
Language
English
Activity type
ORAL TEST
Teacher
BASSI EZIO (titolare) - 12 ECTS
Prerequisites
Principles of electrical engineering and mechanics, analysis of periodic waveforms, vector diagrams, basic elements of electrical machines and power electronics.
Learning outcomes
The course reviews the basic concepts concerning functional characteristics, design and applications of electrical variable speed drives at steady state, with a few hints on their control and transient behavior. In the second part are addressed items concerning the dynamical behavior of electrical drives: various regulation schemes are introduced, principally with induction and brushless motors, with different solutions as to the controlled variables and the regulation algorithms.
Course contents
This course is attended by the 2nd year students of the Laurea Magistrale degree in Ingegneria Elettrica-curriculum Sistemi Elettrici. Industrial Automation Engineering and Computer Engineering (Embedded Systems).

In the following are resumed the main topics of this course (the list is not in cronological order, but grouped according to the argument).

Dynamic Mechanical equation: reflected torque and inertias, torque/speed load and actuators curves, stability of an operating point, jerk, optimal transmission ratio, motor-load elastic coupling, constant torque/power operating regions.

Inverter-fed Induction machine
Dynamic model of the IM and instantaneous torque; different reference system and transformation matrices; vector representation of three-phase variables; Field Oriented Control: direct and indirect implementaion, reconstruction of flux and torque variables, field weakening operation.
Doubly Fed Induction Machine: rotor current limit and torque control.
Direct Torque Control: selection of the inverter configuration & modulation strategies; Direct Self Control: hexagonal stator flux path.

A.C. current control
Control of the currents of a three-phase system (i.e. motor) in different reference systems (abc, αβ, dq); PI regulators; Hysteresis regulators; predictive control; compensation of dq coupling terms.
Control of an Induction machine fed from Current Source Inverter.

Space Vector PWM and a.c. current control
Inverter configurations, voltage reference and basic principles of the method, limit voltage exagon and overmodulation, optimal sequence of inverter states, switching frequency and current ripple; effect of dead-times and common mode voltage.
Active Front-End Converter: block diagram and basic operation.
Open- and closed-loop control; current control on different reference frames with linear (PI) and hystereisi regulators, voltage saturation, decoupled current control.


Electrical Drives with dc machines fed from SCR rectifiers and choppers; voltage and current waveforms, continuous and discontinuous operation, transfer functions, steady-state and dynamic
behavior.

Brushless Drives
Use of Permanent magnets, different types of rotor design and rotor saliency, elctromagnetic force induced on the stator windings (d.c. and a.c. BL), effect of saliency on torque; cogging; regulation schemes; steady-state operation and geometrical loci in the field-weakening region.
Teaching methods
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 62
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 48
Practicals / Workshops /Seminars (hours/year in lecture theatre): 4
Reccomended or required readings
In the following a list of taxtbooks free downloadable and related to EDs is presented. Additional material (notes, books, links, technical papers, hanbooks and so on) will be given during lectures; please also refer to KIRO Portal.

N. Mohan, T.M. Undeland, W.P. Robbins – Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design – John Wiley &Sons, 2003

Bimal K. BOSE – Power Electronics & Motor Drives – Elsevier, 2006

Austin HUGHES – Electric Motors and Drives – Elsevier, 2006

T.J.E. MILLER - Brushless Permanent-Magnet and Reluctance Motor Drives-Clarendon Press, 1989

P.C. SEN – Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics – Wiley, 2014

Piotr WACH – Dynamics and Control of Electrical Drives – Springer, 2011

Murphy, Turnbull. A.C. current control. Pergamon Press,1988
(NOT downloadable).

W. Leonhard. Control of Electrical Drives. Springer Verlag, 2003.

A. M. Trzynadlowski: Control of Induction Motors. ‎ Academic Press; 1st edition 2000.

The recordings of the online lectures of the academic year 2020/21 are also available.
Assessment methods
Generally oral exam during which the students can be required to solve a simple written exercise on the very basic contents of the course. A written report on specific topics could be required; the interest displayed during the lectures can contribute to the evaluation.

Written exam sessions can also be scheduled in presence, with a list of questions to be answered.

According to external circumstances, online exams (e.g. via Skype), or online written exams could also be considered.
Further information
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030
4, 10, 12, 17.
The goals