Simulation and Commissioning of Electrical Actuators

Module Number: EI78022

Duration. 1 Semester

Recurrence. Winter and Summer Semester

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 5


Professor in charge: Hans-Georg Herzog

Description of achievement and assessment methods:

"Laborleistung". Modul examniation includes the following parts: - Execution: during the lab course, the ability to practically apply the acquired theory is evaluated by interposed questions and by the level of participation. Short presentations are also part of the evaluation. (70 % of the grade) - Documentation: after the lab course, a report has to be submitted by each group concluding the main measurement results and the comparison work. This report evaluates the ability to write a technical documentation and to critically discuss the results. (30 % of the grade)

(Recommended) requirements

Fundamentals on electrical machines, simulation, and control of electrical actuators The following modules are recommended to be successfully passed: - Electrical Machines [EI8028] or Elektrische Maschinen [EI7326]


Fundamentals on electrical actuators and their operation on a test bench. The following topics are mainly included: 1. Simulation (simulation, parametrization)

2. Control

3. Commissioning of the test bench

4. Comparison between simulation and measurements

Study goals

After successfully passing the module, the students understand the theory and practical application of simulation and commissioning of electrical actuators. The students are able to read and understand wiring diagrams. The students understand contents of models and their theory of operation. Furthermore, the students are able to analyze and to critically question the simulation results and to transfer them to a practical context. Finally, students can compare permanent magnet synchronous machines and induction machines, and know their differences. Indisciplinary, students are able to solve complicated problems in a group, to conclude the results out of different groups, and to analyze and present them appropriately.

Teaching and learning methods

The following teaching/learning methods are applied: - individual supervision of students during lab course - Advance organizer - short lecture units - self-studying of theory - discussions between students during lab course - short presentations by students

Media formats

The following media are used: - documentation and data sheets for the preparation of the different lab course contents - computers for the control and measurements on the test bench


- Juha Pyrhönen et al."Design fo Rotating Electrical Machines", 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2014.

- Germar Müller, Bernd Ponick. "Grundlagen elektrischer Maschinen", 10. Auflage, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 2014.