430-2324/02 – Electrical Drives of Automotive Systems (EPAS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ElectronicsCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Brandštetter, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Pavel Brandštetter, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, FEIIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BRA30 prof. Ing. Pavel Brandštetter, CSc.
HAV278 Ing. Aleš Havel, Ph.D.
MRO061 Ing. Tomáš Mrověc, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main aim of the subject is to obtain theoretical knowledge in the area of electrical drives and practial skills with their applications. The obtained information creates the knowledge base of bachelor, who applies the electrical drives in the area of automotive systems.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject is focused on the understanding of the basic principles, design and operations of electrical drives for the utilization in automotive systems. The content of this subject is based on knowledge of electronics, electrical machines, mechatronic systems and cybernetics. Learning outcomes: Students acquire knowledge on the basic principles, structure and properties of important electrical drives used in automobiles. Acquired skills: Acquired skills forms general knowledge of the bachelor that is focused on automotive systems.

Compulsory literature:

BRANDSTETTER, Pavel. Electrical controlled drives III. Study textbook, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 2012. BRANDSTETTER, Pavel. Microcomputer control systems II. Study textbook, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 2012. LEONHARD, Werner. Control of Electrical Drives. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, 1997, ISBN 3-540-59380-2.

Recommended literature:

BOLDEA, Ion, NASAR, Syed A. Electric Drives. CRC Press, 3rd Edition, 2016, 650 s., ISBN 978-1498748209. NOVOTNY, Donald W., LIPO, Thomas A. Vector control and dynamics of AC drives. Clarendon Press, 1996, ISBN 0-19-856439-2.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous study control: Tests - Test No.1, Test No.2 (see Exercises). Conditions for credit: Obligatory participation in laboratory exercises. In general 5 laboratory tasks are assessed max. 4 points, total max. 20 points. Laboratory reports delivery in regular term = 1 week after laboratory measurement. Obligatory passing 2 tests in regular terms. Test is assessed max. 10 points, i.e. max. 20 points from 2 tests. In the case of different term, there will be confirmed just only 80 % of obtained points. In the case of the correction test, there will be confirmed just only 80 % of obtained points. It is possible to obtain from exercises max. 40 points. For the credit, it is necessary to obtain min. 25 points.


Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for students.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1. Overview of basic types and structures of electric drives of automotive systems. 2. Electric motors for drives of automotive systems. DC motors. BLDC motors. Stepper motors. Switched reluctance motors. Basic overview and properties. 3. Permanent magnet synchronous motors. Induction motors. Basic overview and properties. 4. Power semiconductor converters for electric drives of automotive systems. Structures and properties. 5. Kinematics and mechanics of electrical drives. 6. Warming and dimensioning of electric drives. 7. Basics of control theory. Controlled system. Controllers. Control quality. Methods of analysis and synthesis. 8. Drive units of electric vehicles. The basic control structures of the induction motor and permanent magnet synchronous motor. Speed control. Torque control. Electronic differential. 9. Vector control of the induction motor and permanent magnet synchronous motor. 10. Direct torque control of the induction motor and permanent magnet synchronous motor. 11. Electrical drives with stepper motors. Basic structures and properties. 12. Microcomputer control systems of electrical drives. Basic requirements and structures. 13. Sensors. Current and voltage sensors. Position sensors. Speed sensors. 14. Signal processing for microcomputer control systems of electrical drives. Analog circuits and digital circuits for signal processing. Exercises: The safety for working in laboratories, content of exercises, conditions for credits. Mechanics of electrical drives - examples. Warming and dimensioning electrical drives - examples Control theory - examples. Test No.1 - Lecture topics 1 - 6. Vector control of the permanent magnet synchronous motor - examples. Frequency converter dimensioning at frequency control of induction motor - examples. Test No.2 - Lecture topics 7 - 12. Repetition, consultations, repair of the control tests, the replacement of the laboratory exercises. Laboratories: Laboratory task No.1 - DC servodrive with the MAXON motor. Laboratory task No.2 - DC drive with the BLDC motor. Laboratory task No.3 - Electrical drive with the stepper motor. Laboratory task No.4 - Permanent magnet synchronous motor drive with the vector control. Laboratory task No.5 - Induction motor drive with the direct torque control.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  25
        Examination Examination 60  20
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0713A060008) Automotive Electronic Systems P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B3973) Automotive Electronic Systems P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B3973) Automotive Electronic Systems P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B3973) Automotive Electronic Systems P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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