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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Fundamentals Of Electric Drives

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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The 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. INTENDED AUDIENCE: Senior UG and PG students in Electrical Engg PREREQUISITES: Electrical Machines, Power Electronics INDUSTRY SUPPORT: 1. GE Global Research, Bangalore 2. Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt Ltd, Gandhinagar 3. Amtech Electronics (India) Ltd., Gandhinagar



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

Taught by

Prof. Shyama Prasad Das



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