Electromechanical subsystems of traction vehicles

Course Description

The course provides an overview of electric drives used in traction applications. A detailed overview of induction and DC motors including their structure, types and construction is given. For both types of motors the various characteristics and control methods are provided. The topologies and functions of power converters used as a power supply for the main and auxiliary drives of traction vehicles are studied in detail. The influence of the converter on the contact grid, and safety and communication systems is considered. The measuring subsystems in traction vehicles and functional aspects of vehicle control are analyzed.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate spec. study


Ned Mohan (2000.), Electric Drives, University of Minnesota Printing services
Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins (2003.), Power electronics, Wiley
Jeffrey Keljik (2008.), Electricity 4: AC/DC Motors, Controls, and Maintenance, Cengage Learning
A Fitzgerald, Arthur Eugene Fitzgerald, Charles Kingsley, Stephen Umans (2003.), Electric Machinery, McGraw-Hill Professional

For students


ID 155012
  Summer semester
L1 English Level