University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota


Vector Control of Drives

Course Learning Objectives 

  • Understand the applications for accurate torque, speed and position control
  • Understand the requirement on electromagnetic torque produced by ac machines
  • Understand Induction Machines in Phase Quantities
  • Understand Dynamic Analysis and Modeling of Induction Machines using d-q Axes Theory
  • Understand Qualitatively the Vector Control and modeling of Induction Motor Drives
  • Understand the Mathematical Description Vector Control and modeling of Induction Motor Drives
  • Understand the Effects of Errors in Motor Parameter Estimation
  • Understand Doubly-Fed Induction Generators and how to control them
  • Understand Voltage Vector Pulse-Width Modulation
  • Understand Direct-Torque Control and Sensor-less Drives
  • Understand Permanent-Magnet and Synchronous Drives
  • Understand Switched-Reluctance Drives

Course Description 

Each session covers the following topics: Note: Some topics have one or more modules

  1. Introduction and Applications
  2. Induction Machine Equations in Phase Quantities
  3. Dynamic Analysis of Induction Machines in Terms of dq-Windings
  4. Vector Control of Induction Motor Drives
  5. Mathematical Description of Vector Control
  6. Detuning Effects in Induction Motor Vector Control
  7. Dynamic Analysis of Doubly-Fed Induction Generators and their Vector Control
  8. Space-Vector Pulse-Width Modulated Inverters
  9. Direct Torque Control and Encoder-Less Operation of Induction Motors
  10. Vector Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous-Motor Drives
  11. Switched-Reluctance Motor Drives

Slides for Video Clips 

Course Video Clips 


Advanced Electric Drives: Analysis, Control, and Modeling Using MATLAB/Simulink
Author: Mohan
ISBN: 978-1-118-48548-4
Publisher: Wiley

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