The overall goal is that the student should be able to use digital and microprocessor based technology in the design of a product. The student should also be able to dimension the drive and the size of a motor in a application.
Choose semester and course offering
Choose semester and course offering to see current information and more about the course, such as course syllabus, study period, and application information.
Content and learning outcomes
Electrical circuits: DC, AC and transients. Analogy between electrical and mechanical quantities.
Electrical measurements and analog circuits: Measureing with multimeter and oscilloscope. Use of LabVIEW.
Digital electronics and microcontrollers: Transistors in switched and applications. The functionality of a microprocessor and a microcontroller. Use of microcontrollers in simple applications. Examples of sensors such as encoders and strain gauges.
Electrical motordrives: Single- and three- phase systems. Theory and properties of DC machines. Principles for speedcontrol of electrical machines. Mechanical and thermal transients in electrical machines. Choice of machine size for time varying mechanical loads. Power electronics and drive units for machines. calculation of the required voltage and current for a DC-motordrive.
Sustainable development: Electric and hybrid cars. Calculation of quantities such as e.g. energy, power, force, velocity, acceleration, current and voltage in different parts of a electric or hybrid car under different conditions such as acceleration or regenerative braking. Dimension of energystorages such as batteries and capacitors (ultracap).
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student should be able to:
- Analyze, dimension and use systems that have an electrotechnical part. Examples are electromechanical and / or electrochemical systems.
- Connect circuits, perform measurements and discuss measurement results.
- Design the control of a system of the kind referred to in paragraph 1 above.
Literature and preparations
Following courses: SF1624 Algebra and Geometry, SF1626 Calculus in Several Variable and SD1120 Noise and Vibration Control, or similar.
Students are expected to have courses in mathematics compulsory for the T programme
Will be announced at the beginning of the course.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL2 - Assignments, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- LAB2 - Laboratory work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN2 - Written exam, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
The examiner decides, in consultation with KTH's coordinator for disabilities (Funka), about possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities. The examiner may permit other examination format for re-examination of individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web MF1017
Main field of study
MF2030 Mechatronics basic course and track Mechatronics
Compulsory for CFATE3