The department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore organized a National Workshop on "Power Electronics Applications and Control of Modern Electric Drives" from February 11-12, 2016.

Power electronics is the technology for associated with efficient conversion, control and conditioning of electric power from its available input form into the desired electric output form. One of the major areas of applications of power electronics is the control of electric motors. At the high power end are very large motors for industrial and traction applications (with power measured in megawatts) down to small electric motors in consumer electronic equipment. Across this range there is a requirement for accurate control of speed torque and position of armature. Power electronic control circuits play a vital role in controlling these motors.

This workshop, planned as a series in three phases, saw experts in advanced fields of application of power electronics and drives including power quality studies, electric vehicles, distributed generation and storage. In the first phase, emphasis was given to Power Electronic Drives and Control, Power quality issues in the second phase and distributed generation and storage in the third phase. A hands-on simulation and experimental demonstration was also conducted for selected topics.

Course Content

  • Development of an Electric Drive system
  • Control of Induction generators in islanded micro-grids
  • Front End Converter for Induction motor drives
  • Design and Simulation of active filter and its performance analysis
  • Thyristor Switched Capacitor (Rlload)
  • Four quadrant operation of DC motor using DC choppe
  • Tutorial: "PM Motor Drives for Automotive Applications" by Tomy Sebastian, President Elect, IEEE Industry Applications Society Director of Motor Drive Systems, Halla Mechatronics, Michigan.



Dr. Isha T. B.
Professor, Dept. EEE, ASE

Praveenkumar N.
Assistant Professor, Dept. EEE, ASE

Balakrishnan P.
Assistant Professor, Dept. EEE, ASE

Soumya U.
Assistant Professor, Dept. EEE, ASE

Event Details
2016-02-11 08:45 to 2016-02-12 16:45
Electrical and Electronics
School of Engineering
Contact Person: 

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Amrita School of Engineering,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Amrita Nagar P.O.,
Coimbatore - 641 112.
Phone: 0 422-2685756, 0 422-2685757
Email: 9894683123, 9894035910