Seminar on Electrical Actuators

Module number: EI8016

Duration: 1 semester

Recurrence: winter and summer semester

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 5


Professor in charge: Hans-Georg Herzog

Amount of work

Class attendance: 30

Private study: 120

Total: 150

Course work and exam formalities

The module exam consists of:

- Written report on the results as term paper (40%)

- Regular discussion with the assigned tutor (research assistant) about the work progress and concept (40%)

- A presentation of 10 minutes of the results and a colloquium of 10 minutes afterwards (20%)


Varying primary subject matters on

- numerical simulation of electrical machines and power electronics

- full vehicle simulation of hybrid-electric and battery-electric vehicles,

- energy and power management in future on-board power systems,

- driven train design and general aspects of electrical actuators.

Participants independently develop relevant scientific articles, prepare a written report and present their results. Their topics are discussed intensivley.

Learning outcome

- By taking part in the module courses, students acquire knowledge of numerical simulation and of fields of application of power engineering simulations.

- At the end of the module, students are able to approach tasks independently in a current topical area in energy conversion technology in a scientific manner and to prepare written reports.

- Moreover, students are able to present their acquired knowledge to an expert audience.


Basic knowledge of electrical actuators


The following media are used:

- Presentations

Teaching and studying methods

- Each participant prepares an individual technical task which is mainly carried out by each student independently.

- Depending on their individual topic, participants are assigned to an individual tutor.

- The tutors assist students - especially in the beginning - by introducing the topic to them, providing appropriate literature and helpful hints regarding the technical task, the written report, and the oral presentation.