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Electric Drives

  • Course Code :
    EPR 551
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

Enable the students to identify the main components of modern electric drives systems. Help the students comprehend the relation between the electric motor characteristics and the load characteristics Help the students to analyze different methods that can be used to control the speed of DC and AC motors

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Characteristics of Motors & Loads, Equation of Motion, Four quadrants for drives systems, Speed control of DC motors: armature voltage control - armature resistance control - flux control, Braking of DC motors: plugging – regenerative braking – dynamic braking, Speed control of DC motors using rectifiers and DC choppers, Speed control of induction motors: voltage control - frequency control - V/f control - rotor resistance - slip power recovery, Braking of induction motors, Speed control of special motors.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define the main components of modern electric systems
2- Identify the relation between the motor and load characteristics
3- Explain speed control methods for DC drives
4- Identify speed control methods for AC drives

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze the performance of DC drives under different operating conditions
2- Select suitable methods for speed control of DC drives
3- Assess the performance of speed control methods for AC drive systems
4- Select suitable methods for speed control of AC drives

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Use computational facilities and techniques, measuring instruments, workshops and laboratory equipment to design experiments, collect, analyze and interpret results.
2- Apply safe systems at work and observe the appropriate steps to manage risks
3- Perform experiments related to electric drives under different loading conditions.
4- Prepare technical reports.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team.
2- Work in stressful environment and within constraints.
3- Communicate effectively.
4- Effectively manage tasks, time, and resources.


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Characteristics of Motors & Loads, Equation of Motion 5
Review of DC motors 5
Classical speed control and braking of DC motors 20
Introduction 5
Speed control of DC motor using power electronic converters 15
Review of AC motors 5
Speed control and braking of AC motors 20

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive lectures
Problem-based learning
Experiential learning
Report writing

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignment 5.00
Final Exam 40.00
Lab Exper. 10.00
Mid- Exam I 15.00
Mid- Exam II 15.00
Participation 5.00
Quizzes 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Course notes :

No course notes are required

Recommended books :

1) M. H. Rashid. Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices, and Applications, 4th ed. Pearson Education Inc., 2013. 2) Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi, Fundamentals of Electric Drives, Cengage Learning, 2000 3) Syed A. Nasar and Ion Boldea, Electric Drives, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, 2016

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