Design and control of static power converters and electric drives
Bovisa Campus, Building B23
via La Masa, 1 20156 Milano - Italy

Description

The laboratory of electric drives and power electronics can test electric motors, power converters and control systems both for industrial application, automotive applications and renewable energy sources (hybrid and full electric vehicles).
Thanks to two different test rigs, electric drive of a power up to 100 kW and torque up to 1500 Nm can be tested. In the laboratory, battery cell life test and identifcation test can also be performed.

References

ABB, Siemens, Ansaldo, HSD, CIFA, OEMER, Nice, Bosch Rexroth, Ferrari, Piusi, Whirpool, Skema, Menci, RFI.

Instrumentation & Facilities

  • Development system for Embedded hardware and software (Microchip, Freescale/NXP, TI) and Static Converters.
  • 100 kW Motor test bench (2500 Nm/6500 rpm).
  • 7 kW Motor Test Bench (35Nm/7500 rpm) with PC based Data Acquisition and Control system and Power Analyzer Yokogawa PZ4000.
  • Power Supply Units (1500W): 600 V-2.5 A; 300 V-15 A, 12,5 V-360 A, 80 V 500A.
  • E4360A Modular Solar Array Simulator Mainframe, E4362A Solar Array Simulator DC Module, 130V, 5A, 600W.
  • dSpace Real-Time board for electrical drives prototyping.
  • Electrolyzer for Hydrogen production.
  • Active load for battery cells testing.
  • Scopes, Current probes, Insulated Voltage probes, Industrial Electrical Drives.

Activities

HSD AC motors High efficiency Electric Motor Testing

  • No load test and magnetizing curve.
  • Parameters identification test.
  • Load test, efficiency measurement and thermal behavior.
  • Full speed test in field weakening condition.
  • Test on ac induction and ac permanent magnet synchronous motor.

Electric drive test for household application

  • Parameters identification test.
  • Load test, efficiency measurement and thermal behavior.
  • Full speed test in field weakening condition.
  • Test on ac permanent magnet synchronous motor with vector sensorless control.

Battery life cicle test

  • Rated current charge/discharge test for cell capacity identification.
  • Life test under rated condition.
  • Life test under variable current and temperature condition.
  • Equivalent Electric circuit identification test.

Battery Power Electric drive for hybrid electric vehicle test

  • Traction curve identification.
  • Regenerative Braking test.
  • Drive cycle test.
  • Overall efficiency measurment.

Small PEM Fuel Cell (<1.5 kW) Test bench

  • Equivalent Electric circuit identification test.
  • Load test, efficiency measurement and thermal behavior.

Solar Simulator

  • MPP (Maximum Power Point)Validation.
  • Solar Inverter Tests-Rig.

 

Lab Brochure