Permanent-magnet synchronous machines (PMSM) are a preferred actuator for many demanding applications due to their compact design and high power density. For the control of the drives, a power electronics and a complex controller structure is necessary whose design can vary greatly depending on the application. The control of PMSM is thus an important and steadily growing field within drive technology. On this test bench, a powerful real-time target enables the intervention and analysis of various sections of the drive control. Thus, well-known control methods can be analyzed, but also new algorithms for controlling of PMSM can be tested and evaluated.

Im dritten Semester des Maschinenbaustudiums müssen die Studentinnen und Studenten eine Übung aus dem Bereich Maschinenelemente absolvieren. Diese Übung setzt sich aus zwei Teilen, der Getriebmontageübung und der Kettensägenübung, zusammen.

In the laboratory for micro-CHP units technical possibilities for the scalability of mobile micro-CHP units are investigated. CHP units generate thermal and electrical power with high efficiency through the principle of combined heat and power. Based on a trade fair model of a Power Conditioning Unit (PCU) from the company IAV, functional models on the basis of modeling are to be set up and tested in the laboratory for micro-CHP units. The results are to be transferred to a new portable prototype - theoretically, constructively and practicality exemplified for the automotive industry. In addition to determining the limits of use of different drive technologies a suitable alignment of the components of the prototype should be found.

In the laboratory for micro electro mobility different test benches are available in order to examine pedelecs, electric scooters and other micro electric vehicles. As a basis for comparison, defined velocity profiles are being given for the examination. In this way, it is possible to draw conclusions about range, efficiency, energy consumption and carbon emissions. An individual velocity profile can be recorded via data logger, which is installed on the vehicle to be examined.

The project area practical electro mobility is being used for work activities regarding the electrification of vehicles. In 2015 a former indoor swimming pool was converted to a vehicle workshop with an ergonomically accessible working level. The location and size of the room are ideal for small student groups as well as practical team projects with real test vehicles. Students working in this project area have the possibility of solving practical problems with content from different courses in an industry-like environment.