Course Details

ELE715 - Electric Motor Drive Systems

2023-2024 Summer term information
The course is not open this term
ELE715 - Electric Motor Drive Systems
Program Theoretýcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
PhD 3 0 3 10
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 on DC Drives
14 Practical applications in the laboratory on 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 7 98
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 35 35
Total workload 35 105 250
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Has highest level of knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
2. Has knowledge, skills and and competence to develop novel approaches in science and technology.
3. Follows the scientific literature, and the developments in his/her field, critically analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply them effectively in his/her research.
4. Can independently carry out all stages of a novel research project.
5. Designs, plans and manages novel research projects; can lead multidisiplinary projects.
6. Contributes to the science and technology literature.
7. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral forms effectively; in Turkish or English.
8. Is aware of his/her social responsibilities, evaluates scientific and technological developments with impartiality and ethical responsibility and disseminates them.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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