Fundamentals of Electric Drives


Prof. Shyama Prasad Das

IIT Kanpur

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The course aims at giving a broad overview of Electrical Drive Systems. It is assumed that the students have prior exposure to Electrical Machines and Power Electronics. The control principles of various DC and AC motors using solid state converters are discussed. Principles of selection of Electric Motors are introduced. Some of the applications of Electrical Drives are also highlighted.


Senior UG and PG students in Electrical Engineering.


Electrical Machines, Power Electronics


1. GE Global Research, Bangalore

2. Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt Ltd, Gandhinagar

3. Amtech Electronics (India) Ltd., Gandhinagar


Prof. S. P. Das received the B.Tech. (with honors) degree in Electrical Engineering, the M.Tech. degree in ‘Machine Drive and Power Electronics’ and the Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1990, 1992, and 1997, respectively. He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur since 1997. He has guided about 7 PhD theses and over 50 MTech theses. His research interests include power electronics, high performance industrial drives, power quality conditioners, and microprocessor-based control and instrumentation. He is a Senior Member of IEEE (USA) and a Fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecom Engineers (IETE), India.

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Course Details

Week 1: Introduction to Electrical Drives Dynamics of Electrical Drives Review of Torque-Speed Characteristics of DC Motor Drives

Week 2: Solid-state Control of DC Motor Drives Controlled Rectifier-fed DC Drives

Week 3: Chopper Controlled DC Drives

Week 4: Induction Motor Drives Operation of Induction Motor with Unbalanced Source Voltages Analysis of Induction Motor from Non-sinusoidal Voltage Supply Starting and Braking of Induction Motor

Week 5: Variable Voltage/ Current, Variable Frequency Control of Induction Motor Fed from VSI and CSI Control of Slip-ring Induction Motor

Week 6: Synchronous and Brushless DC Motor Drives

Week 7: Traction Drives

Week 8: Stepper Motor and Switched Reluctance Motor Drives

Books and References

  • “Fundamentals of Electric Drives”, Gopal K Dubey, Narosa
  • “Electric Motor Drives – Modeling, Analysis and Control,” R. Krishnan, Prentice-Hall of India.
  • “Electric Drives – Concepts and Applications”, Vedam Subrahmanyam, Tata McGraw Hill


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