Design and Use of Digitally Controlled Electric Motors for Purpose of Engineering Education

  • Milan MatijevicEmail author
  • Milos S. Nedeljkovic
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)


This paper describes some pedagogical approaches of using electrical motors within engineering study programs. We are discussing the education of students who are without any electrical engineering background, and who only aim to use motors within different engineering applications like robots, hydro-mechanical or control engineering application. Laboratory support is typically expensive, especially for countries like Serbia, but laboratories are necessary for engineering education. The paper promotes problem-based learning approach which is based on affordable or as cheap as possible laboratory experiments.


Problem based learning DC motor Laboratory models 



This work has been partly funded by the SCOPES project IZ74Z0_160454/1 “Enabling Web-based Remote Laboratory Community and Infrastructure” of Swiss National Science Foundation and partly by projects TR 35046 and TR33047 Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development Republic of Serbia, what is gratefully acknowledged. Courtesy of the Department for Mechanics of Adaptive Systems at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany and its Chair, Prof. Tamara Nestorović is gratefully acknowledged for providing the access to laboratory facilities and insight in experimental student education activities through collaboration supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering at University of KragujevacKragujevacSerbia
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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