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EE6601 Solid State Drives
Class: III - EEE Date & Session: 00.03.2017 &FN
Maximum marks: 80 Time: 9.15 AM 11.15 AM

Answer all the questions

PART A (10x2=20)

1. State the principle of vector control in induction motor.

2. List down the advantages of vector control over scalar control technique?

3. Define slip power recovery scheme.

4. What are the various control strategies for varying duty cycle of the chopper?

5. Draw the torque-slip characteristics of a 3-phase induction motor.

6. Write down the torque equation for slip speed control.

7. Name the methods of speed control applicable on the rotor side of a three phase induction motor.

8. Mention the applications of chopper fed dc drive.

9. Show the regenerative braking characteristics of a separately excited motor.

10. Frequency control is not normally used. Why?

PART B (3x20=60)

11. (a) Explain the operation of chopper for forward motoring and braking control of separately (20)
excited dc motor with aid of diagram, waveforms and speed torque curves.
(b) Discuss the regenerative braking and dynamic braking of separately excited dc motor by (20)
chopper control.

12. (a) (i) Describe the operation of voltage sources inverter fed induction motor drives. (16)
(ii) State the drawbacks of an induction motor drive fed from stepped wave inverter. (4)
(b) (i) A 3 phase, 50Hz induction motor, has the following parameters for its equivalent circuit (12)
R1=R2=0.02 and X1=X2=0.1 is to be operated at one half of its rated voltage and 25Hz
frequency. Calculate (i) The maximum torque at this reduced voltage and frequency
operation in terms of its normal value and (ii) the starting torque at this reduced frequency
and voltage in terms of its normal value.
(ii) Write short notes on energy efficient drives. (8)

13. (a) Explain with schematic diagram two methods of super synchronous speed control of slip ring (20)
induction motor under slip power recovery scheme.
(b) A static Kramer drive is used for the speed control of a 4 pole SRIM fed from 414V, 50Hz (20)
supply. The inverter is connected directly to the supply. If the motor is required to operate at
1200 rpm, Estimate the firing advance angle of the inverter. Voltage across the open-circuited
slip rings at standstill is 700.allow a voltage drop of 0.7V and 1.5V across each of the diodes
and SCRs respectively. Inductor drop is neglected.

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