Advanced Electromechanical Systems and Control Applications

Module number: EI80001

Duration: 1 Semester

Recurrence: Only in summer semester 2019, Guest Professor

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 5


Professor in charge: Dr. Mehmet Dal

Description of achievement and assessment methods

To reinforce the theoretical knowledge given in the course, students must submit 4 Lab reports regarding DC/ACmachine dynamic modeling, analysis, and simulation; as well as 2 project reports regarding AC machine control design and implementation. The students deliver reports answering specific questions regarding the design of closed loop control of AC machine drive systems and its dynamic and steady-state performance. In the written examination students answer questionsunder time pressure and without helping material to demonstrate theoretical knowledge of control system designmethods as well as of the design tools and parameters. Homework contains both written and/or computer simulationsusing MATLAB/Simulink. Lab sessions scheduled in advance are carried outpartially in the classroom. But ACmachine drive control should be performed in Lab. While the lab session is carried out in a group, the lab reports areindividual assignment.

Grading: Theory 40% ( Mid-term Exam 15% Final Exam 25%), Laboratory 60% ( 4 Lab with post-lab report: 30%, 2 Projects with formal report: 30%)

(Recommended) requirements

Linear system theory and control design

Laplace transform

Differential equation

Electrical circuits

DC and AC machines


DC Motor Dynamic Performance and Speed Control, DC motor dynamic model and transfer function, H-BridgeDC/DC converter (Thyristor (SCR) rectifiers optional), DC Motor Speed Control; Simulation and DSP basedimplementation, Reference Frame Theory, Equations of phase and coordinate transformation, Theory of InductionMachines (IM), Modeling of IM in commonly used reference frames, simulation of IM dynamic performance, and steady state operation, Induction Motor Speed Control, Simulation of Voltage Source Inverters (VSI), Pulse WidthModulation (PWM) Techniques, Sinusoidal PWM, TH-PWM, and Space vector PWM simulation and implementation,scalar, vector and direct torque control schemes for IM, Simulation and DSP based implementation. Theory ofPermanent Magnet Synchronous Machines (PMSM), Modeling and simulation of PMSM, Dynamic Performance,Steady State Operation, Speed control of PMSM, vector control of PMSM.

Study goals

After successfully completing the course, students are able to grasp the basic background on Linear FeedbackControl Systems of DC/AC machine drives, apply analytic and computer based feedback control design methodssuch as Root Locus, Frequency response, as well as state variable systems and digital design for DC/AC motor,understand basic analysis and design of casade-loop feedback control systems, become familiar with the use ofMATLAB/Simulink for design and simulation. In the lab sessions, students are able to gain good practical experiencesin implementing well-known design methods with the use of a small real physical industrial plant (which is a DSPbased PMDC motor drive system, equipped with RCP tools which allow to be programmed with Simulink). Moreover,students become familiar with experimental implementation of motor drive control system integrated with RapidControl Prototyping (RCP) tools.

Teaching and learning methods

An innovative method based on creative classroom, following applied theory and student-centered learningapproaches is applied. An intuitive way will be used to simplify the conceptual understanding of control subject bygradually building the required knowledge on real life examples that students are familiar with. A flexible DC motordrive system, which is combined with digital controller and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) tools, will be used todemonstrate implementation of designed control systems in classroom. Therefore, with the use of the experimentalsystem, simulation and real-implementations can be conducted in parallel. This opportunity facilitates quick learningand more practical understanding of the most common control methodologies to reflect about the problems.

Media formats

overhead projector

presentation slides

white-/black board

simulations experiments



1) F.L. Lewis, Course notes, Spring 2012,, EE 4314 Homepage Systems and Controls

2) Bill Messner and Dawn Tilbury, ""Control Tutorials for MATLAB and Simulink,"" University of Michigan.

3) R.C. Dorf,R.H. Bishop, ""Modern Control Systems, 10th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN: 0131457330Other materials (on library reserve)