Reduction of load performance characteristics to the motor shaft. Electromechanical energy conversion. Acceleration and deceleration time. Construction of load diagram. Choice of motor type and size for different duty cycles. Four quadrant operation. Basics of Direct-Current and Induction motor drives. Permanent magnet and synchronous drives. Electrical braking. Conventional and modern speed control of DC and AC drives. Also included are many worked examples taken from practical electric drive systems.
Prerequisites: Graduate status and EL 5613 or equivalent.