Course Details

ELE615 - Electric Motor Drive Systems

2023-2024 Spring term information
The course is not open this term
ELE615 - Electric Motor Drive Systems
Program Theoretýcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
MS 3 0 3 8
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : -
Concurrent courses : -
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Question and Answer, Experiment, Problem Solving
Course objective : This course is designed to equip seniors with knowledge about operation principles and design of modern, static AC and DC motor drives, and to give them an ability to choose such systems for various industrial applications.
Learning outcomes : A student completing the course will successfully Recognise and classify various types of electric motor drives, Choose and design such systems for a given application, Know the advantages and disadvantages of various schemes for a given application, Apply the techniques and algorithms learnt in the class to real-life applications, Have the adequate knowledge to follow and understand advanced up-to-date technologies in the field of electric motor drives.
Course content : Introduction - Basic definitions for static dc and ac drives, classifications, and four-quadrant operation, The mechanical system, Mechanical load characteristics, Four quadrant drive characteristics - definition of the speed control problem, Solid State DC Motor Speed Control, Solid State AC Motor Speed Control, Electric braking, Electric Motor Starting, Selection of Drives, Intermittent Loads.
References : Dewman, Slemon and Straughen, Power Semiconductor Drives, John Wiley and Sons; Kusko, Solid State DC Motor Drives, The MIT Press; Murphy, Thyristor Control of AC Motors, Pergamon Press; Krishnan, Electric Motor Drives: Modeling, Analysis, and Control, Prentice Hall; Bose, Power Electronics and AC Drives, Prentice Hall; Subrahmanyam, Thyristor Control of Electric Drives, Mc Graw-Hill; Rashid, Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices and Applications, Prentice Hall Power Electronics. Mohan, Undeland and Robbins, Converters, Applications and Design, 2nd Ed., John Wiley and Sons; Bose, Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives, IEEE Press; Lander, Power Electronics, 3rd. Ed., Mc Graw Hill.
Course Outline Weekly
Weeks Topics
1 Introduction - Basic definitions for static dc and ac drives, classifications, and four-quadrant operation
2 The mechanical system
3 Mechanical load characteristics
4 Four quadrant drive characteristics
5 Definition of the speed control problem
6 Solid State DC Motor Speed Control : Single-phase drives
7 Solid State DC Motor Speed Control : Three-phase drives
8 Midterm Exam
9 Solid State AC Motor Speed Control : Voltage Control
10 Solid State AC Motor Speed Control : Frequency Control
11 Electric Braking, Electric Motor Starting
12 Selection of Drives, Intermittent Loads
13 Practical applications in the laboratory - DC Drives
14 Practical applications in the laboratory - AC Drives
15 Final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 4 20
Presentation 0 0
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 1 30
Final exam 1 50
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 50
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 50
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 1 30 30
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 14 5 70
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 4 5 20
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study duration) 1 25 25
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 25 25
Total workload 35 93 212
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Has general and detailed knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in addition to the required fundamental knowledge.
2. Solves complex engineering problems which require high level of analysis and synthesis skills using theoretical and experimental knowledge in mathematics, sciences and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3. Follows and interprets scientific literature and uses them efficiently for the solution of engineering problems.
4. Designs and runs research projects, analyzes and interprets the results.
5. Designs, plans, and manages high level research projects; leads multidiciplinary projects.
6. Produces novel solutions for problems.
7. Can analyze and interpret complex or missing data and use this skill in multidiciplinary projects.
8. Follows technological developments, improves him/herself , easily adapts to new conditions.
9. Is aware of ethical, social and environmental impacts of his/her work.
10. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral form effectively; uses English effectively.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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