Description: Advanced electric drives, focuses on the dynamic control of dc and ac motor from solid state converters for better torque and speed response. Initially, the dynamic models of the dc and ac motors are developed that will be useful in understanding the dynamic control. Advanced control techniques are applied to optimize the performance of ac motor drives. Since majority of modern drives are ac motor drives, the course centers around the control of ac motor drives. Finally, control aspects of some special motors, such as permanent magnet synchronous motor, brushless dc motor, switched reluctance motor, etc. are presented.
Resources: OpenCourseware from NPTEL (India), Sheridan College, MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford & many other of the World's finest University's.
Professors: Michael Williams