DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING PSG COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, COIMBATORE – 641 004.

08E701 - Electric Drives and Control Continuous Assessment Test - 1 Class: BE (SW) - EEE Semester: 08 Date: 06.01.2014 Marks: 20

Part - A (Answer all the questions) 1. 2. 3. 4. List down any four advantages of electric drives. Distinguish between active and passive load torques with examples. Draw the mechanical load characteristics for i) Water pump and ii) Coiler. Draw the heating and cooling curve for a motor with intermittent periodic duty.

4x2=8

Part - B (Answer any two questions)

2 x 6 = 12

5. Explain the major elements of an electric drive with a block diagram. 6. A motor has a heating time constant of 90 minutes. If the temperature rise of the motor is 100°C when it is continuously loaded with its rated load, determine the temperature rise of the motor after 2 hours of its rated load. If the temperature after 2 hours reaches the maximum permissible temperature (final steady-state temperature with rated load applied continuously) after it is overloaded, determine the permissible overloading. Assume constant losses = 0.5 of full load copper losses. 7. i) A motor has a cyclic loading as given below: 250 Nm for 15 minutes 350 Nm for 20 minutes 100 Nm for 15 minutes No load for 10 minutes The motor runs at a constant speed of 500 rpm. Determine the power rating of a suitable motor. ii) A motor is continuously rated at 50 kW. It has a heating time constant of 100 minutes. Determine the 1 hour rating of the motor. The motor losses can be expressed as 0.6 full load copper losses + x2 full load copper losses where x is load as a fraction of full load.

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