Events at Department of Energy Technology

Industrial/PhD Course: Modelling and Control of Voltage Source Converters and AC Drives


14.03.2016 kl. 08.30 - 17.03.2016 kl. 16.00



Professor Frede Blaabjerg,, Aalborg University and Assistant Professor Xiongfei Wang,, Aalborg University


Professor of Power Electronics KTH Lennart Harnefors and Assistant Professor Xiongfei Wang,, Aalborg University




Voltage Source Converters (VSCs) have commonly been used with renewable power sources, flexible ac and dc power transmission or distribution systems, energy-efficient power loads, and transportation electrification. As their ever increasing penetration level in electrical grids, dynamic characterizations of VSCs are playing a critical role in building a stable and resilient power-electronic-based power system.

This course thus devotes to cover the fundamentals and state-of-the-art of modeling and control topics for VSCs in both grid-connected applications and variable speed drives.   

Fundamentals of vector control and current control of VSCs
Dynamic models of induction motors and permanent-magnet synchronous motors
Fundamentals of sensor-less control of ac drives
Impedance-based modeling and stability analysis of VSCs
Advanced modeling techniques of VSCs for harmonic interaction and stability analysis
Active stabilizing techniques for VSC-fed systems

Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of power electronics basics, pulse width modulation, and three-phase systems is preferred.



6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.


Department of Energy Technology


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 101, room 19, 9220 Aalborg East