Checking date: 17/06/2016

Course: 2019/2020

Electromechanical Actuators
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: CASTRONUOVO , EDGARDO DANIEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
electrical Machines Control Engineering Power electronics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
It is intended that the student can analyze the performance characteristics of electric machines from the point of view of their use, the selection criteria used to specify the actuator type best suited for a particular application. The student must justify their decisions based on the principle of operation and performance characteristics of electric machines. The student will be able to gauge the right motor for every industrial application. They should learn the basics of electrical machines and control its main applications, both theoretical and practical laboratory simulations).
Description of contents: programme
Mechanical Systems. Equation of motion. Selection and specification of components drives. General control of electrical machines. Operating principle of DC machine. Control of DC machines. Principle of operation of the ac machine. Scalar control of induction motor. Vector control of induction motor. Permanent magnet synchronous machines. Vector control of synchronous motors. Stepper motors. Applications for control of speed and position.
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures: based on the student's previous work on text or other materials provided in class or through Global Classroom. It will develop the fundamental concepts of the subject, the student must have studied previously. It resolved the doubts that arise on these concepts, supporting them in examples when necessary. - Types of simulation in the computer classroom: they learn MATLAB management, and SimPowerSystems Simlunik or some alternative tool as Octave or MISP. These programs will be used to perform dynamic simulations on the various aspects of the control of electrical machines. - Labs: labs will be three, to control dc machines, induction motors and permanent magnet synchronous motors.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Chiasson. Modeling and high performance control of electrical machines. IEEE. 2005
  • Fraile Mora. Máquinas Eléctricas. McGrawHill. 1995
  • Leonhard. Control of Electrical Drives. Springer. 1996

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.