MODULE-I (10 HOURS)
Requirements, AC and DC drives, modern trends in drives technology, Characteristics of DC,
Induction and Synchronous motor drives, (starting, running, speed control, braking), size
and rating of motors (short time, intermittent, continuous), Mechanical considerations
(enclosure, bearing transmission of drive, through chain, pulley and gears noise) .
MODULE-II (10 HOURS)
Control for drive systems, Control of D.C, Induction, and Synchronous motor drives.
Control Techniques for electric drives, Block diagram representation, transfer functions,
transient response, frequency response and stability, compensating techniques.
MODULE-III (10 HOURS)
Electric Traction: System of electric traction Mechanics of Train Movement: Speed- time,
distance- time and simplified speed-time curves, Attractive effort for acceleration and
propulsion, effective weight, train resistance, adhesive weight, specific energy output and
Traction Motors: Review of characteristics of different types of DC and AC motors used traction
and their suitability
MODULE-IV (10 HOURS)
Rating and heating of electric drives, power loss, Heating and cooling of motors, Classes and
duty and selection of motors, Drives for specific application like steel, paper, Textile Mills
control of electric drives microprocessor hardware and software for drive system.
 V.Subrahmanyam, “Electric Drives” , TMH publication
 M.H.Rashid , “Power Electronics” , P.H.I. Edition
 G.K.Dubey, “Electric Drive”, Norasa Pub. House ND
 Austin Hughes, “Electrical motors and drives, Fundamental, Types and Application” Newnes
 S.K.Pillai , “A First Course on Electrical Drives”,2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons