Control of power converters and electrical drives

11 ottobre 2016
14 ottobre 2016
17 ottobre 2016
19 ottobre 2016
21 ottobre 2016
October 11th - 21st, 2016
DII - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale
via Sommarive, 9 - 38123 Povo, Trento
+39 0461 282500 - 2503
fax +39 0461 281977
  • Antonino Sferlazza, Department of Energy Information Technology Engineering and Mathematical Modelling University of Palermo

VENUE: Department of Industrial Engineering, DII Seminars Room, via Sommarive 9, Povo - Trento



09:00 - 12:00; 14:00 - 17:00


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  • Modelling and control of the main DC/DC converters (buck, boost, buck-boost).
  • Modelling and control of the DC motor with independent excitation. Speed, position and torque control.
  • Modelling and control of a DC/AC converter by means of the SV-PWM (Space Vector Pulse With Modulation) technique.
  • Modelling and control of an induction motor: V/f control,
  • field oriented control and direct torque control.
  • Modelling and control of a permanent magnet synchronous motor: field oriented control and direct torque control.
  • Brief outline on the advanced control techniques for possible research activities.


The course deals with the study of power converters and electrical drives employed in both the industrial field and the electric traction. In particular will be focused the control techniques actually used.

After a presentation of the principal converter topologies (DC/DC and DC/AC) and the related control techniques, we will study the control of different types of electrical drives based on the different types of employed motor. The type of electric machines presented in this course will be the DC machine, the permanent magnet synchronous motor and the induction machines.

Starting from the mathematical model of the electric machine under study, the main control techniques of these machines will be presented, such as the position and speed regulation both open loop and closed loop, the field oriented control, the direct torque control and so on.

The Program is on the download box.

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