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Fundamentals of Electric Drives

  • Course level: Beginner

Description

The Fundamentals of Electric Drives course aims at giving a broad overview of Electrical Drive Systems. It is assumed that the students have prior exposure to Electrical Machines and Power Electronics. The control principles of various DC and AC motors using solid-state converters are discussed. Principles of selection of Electric Motors are introduced. Some of the applications of Electrical Drives are also highlighted.

 

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Introduction to Electrical Drives Dynamics of Electrical Drives Review of Torque-Speed Characteristics of DC Motor Drives

Week 2: Solid-state Control of DC Motor Drives Controlled Rectifier-fed DC Drives
Week 3: Chopper Controlled DC Drives
Week 4: Induction Motor Drives Operation of Induction Motor with Unbalanced Source Voltages Analysis of Induction Motor from non-sinusoidal Voltage Supply Starting and Braking of Induction Motor
Week 5: Variable Voltage/ Current, Variable Frequency Control of Induction Motor Fed from VSI, and CSI Control of Slip-ring Induction Motor
Week 6: Synchronous and Brushless DC Motor Drives
Week 7: Traction Drives
Week 8: Stepper Motor and Switched Reluctance Motor Drives

INTENDED AUDIENCE for Fundamentals of Electric Drives: Senior UG and PG students in Electrical Engg

What Will I Learn?

  • Introduction to Electrical Drives Dynamics of Electrical Drives Review of Torque-Speed Characteristics of DC Motor Drives.
  • Solid-state Control of DC Motor Drives Controlled Rectifier-fed DC Drives
  • Chopper Controlled DC Drives
  • Variable Voltage/ Current, Variable Frequency Control of Induction Motor Fed from VSI and CSI Control of Slip-ring Induction Motor
  • Traction Drives
  • Stepper Motor and Switched Reluctance Motor Drives

Topics for this course

40 Lessons

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Fundamentals of Electric Drives
Free

Enrolment validity: Lifetime

Requirements

  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Electronics