Lecture: Basics of Electrical Engineering for Mechatronic Systems

Key Info

Basic Information

Degree:
Bachelor
Semesters:
Summersemester
Organizational Unit:
Teaching and Research Area Mechatronics in Mobile Propulsion
Lecturer:
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jakob Andert
Language:
German

Further Information

 

The course "Basics of Electrical Engineering for Mechatronic Systems" will be offered by theTeaching and Research Area Mechatronics in Mobile Propulsion starting in summer semester 2022. It is addressed to students of Mechanical Engineering and Machine Technology (Teacher Training) in the 2nd semester (Bachelor) as well as students of Computer Science as an elective subject. The course is also addressed to students of Automation Engineering in the 2nd semester (Master). In addition to the lecture, we will offer a global exercise and a small group exercise to strengthen the knowledge acquired.

 

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+49 241 80 48071

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Tobias Brinkmann

Research Associate

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+49 241 80 48106

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Max Faßbender

Research Associate

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+49 241 80 48042

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Björn Krautwig

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Lucas Mödder

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+49 241 80 24224

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Florian Tidau

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+49 241 80 48158

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Mechanical engineering thrives on the moving equipment, stationary - machine tools or robots - and mobile - driverless transport systems or automobiles. These systems are based on the three pillars of mechanics, electronics and software. The electric drives and their control serve as the "red thread" for the representation of the basic of physical principles and lead over from the electrotechnical basics to the electrodynamic energy converters for electronic control engineering, which are used together with measurement technology is an important prerequisite for automation technology. The lecture is intended to provide students of mechanical engineering with fundamental, well-founded knowledge of electrical engineering. Furthermore, the interfaces to mechanics and software will be presented and clarified.

 

Lecture

  • In the first lectures, the topics of voltage, current and energy are taught in order to build a foundation for understanding direct current networks. Subsequently, electrical phenomena such as magnetic field, Lorenz force, induction, etc. are dealt with in order to be able to explain switching operations and electrical machines with the help of these concepts. The lecture concludes with the consideration of alternating current networks and the associated electric motors, as well as basics of signal processing.
  • The lecture is divided into two blocks (90 min. and 45 min.).
  • The lecture is supervised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jakob Andert.
 

Global Exercise

  • To reinforce the contents of our lectures, global exercises are offered, where computational problems are calculated or theoretical questions are discussed under guidance of scientific staff. The exercise sheets are uploaded into the RWTHmoodle learning room prior to the corresponding exercise dates.
  • The global exercise will be held as a 90 min. event and will take place 1x per week.
  • Currently the global exercise is supervised by Florian Tidau.
 

Small Group Exercises

  • In order to further intensify the contents taught in the lecture, small group exercises are offered in addition to the global exercises. This involves working on computational problems with the students, whereby specific questions can be discussed with tutors from our institute.
  • The small group exercises will take place several times during the week.
 

Dates

  • The module is offered in the summer semester.
  • The dates, time frame and location of the lectures/exercises/small group exercises can be found in RWTHonline and in the respective learning room in RWTHmoodle.
  • The exam dates are published on this website and in the RWTHmoodle learning room.
 

Lecture Topics

  • Electrical energy, voltage and current
  • DC Networks
  • Electric field and capacitor
  • Magnetic field, Lorentz force and induction
  • Transient and periodic processes
  • AC networks and transformers
  • Polyphase systems
  • Electrical machines
  • Technical switches
  • Electrical components
  • Electrical filters and operational amplifiers