Course Name: Electrical Machines - II

Course abstract

The course will begin with explaining basic underlying principles of working of various types of electrical rotating machines. The conditions to be fulfilled for the steady production of electromagnetic torque (Te). Motoring and generating mode of operation. Primary focus will be on the operation of 3-phase induction machine, single phase induction motor, and synchronous machines. A fair knowledge of distributed windings is essential in order to understand the working of rotating machines more effectively – few lectures will be devoted on this topic. Concept of electrical and mechanical angles will be explained. Nature of magnetic flux distribution along the air-gap of a rotating machine will be discussed. Clear concept of Rotating magnetic field is so important in understanding the operation of induction and synchronous machines. For each of this machine equivalent circuit will be derived and then used to derive expression for the torque. Starting, speed control and electrical braking of the motors will be discussed. Although main focus will be on the steady state performance analysis, few cases of important transient analysis will be discussed. Students will be motivated to solvenumerical problems logically and efficiently.

Course Instructor

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Tapas Kumar Bhattacharya has over thirty years of teaching experince at IIT Kharagpur. Area of research interest is in the field of electrical machines and special electrical machines.
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 Course Duration : Jan-Apr 2019

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 Enrollment : 15-Nov-2018 to 28-Jan-2019

 Exam registration : 28-Jan-2019 to 19-Apr-2019

 Exam Date : 27-Apr-2019, 27-Apr-2019