The characteristics of importance are: torque/speed relation, efficiency, reactive power, voltage control, frequency control, starting current/power, methods to control starting current

The treated machines are:

  • Induction machines (asynchronous electric motors)
  • Synchronous machines (as motor and generator)

Understand principles and explain main characteristics of the following electronic conversion:

  • DC/DC converters (choppers)
  • DC/AC converters (inverters)
  • AC/DC converters (rectifiers)
  • AC/AC converters

The characteristics of importance are: input/output characteristics, control inputs, voltage/frequency control; cos phi
Understand, explain and specify electric drive systém of a hybrid car, with the use of the components mentioned.

After this course the student can:

  • Understand mechanical system requirements for Electric Drive
  • Understand and apply passive network elements (R, L, C), laws of Kirchhof, Lorentz, Faraday
  • Understand and apply: phasors for simple R,L,C circuits
  • Understand and apply real and reactive power, rms, active and reactive current, cos phi
  • Describe direct current (DC), (single phase) alternating current (AC) and (three phase) alternating current systems, star-delta connection
  • Understand the principle of switch mode power electronic converters, pole as a two quadrant and four quadrant converter
  • Understand principles of magnetic circuits, inductances and transformers
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