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DIPLOMA EXAMINATION, 2011


(DRIVES AND CONTROL)
(PAPER-III)
130. SOLID STATE DRIVES
December]

[Time : 3 Hours
Maximum : 100 Marks
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks

1.

2.

3.

4.

(520=100)

a)

Explain in detail the operation of three-phase fully controlled converter fed DC drive
with neat waveforms for =30 and =140.
(15)

b)

Compare circulating and non-circulating current mode of operation in dual converter.


(5)

a)

A 200V, 875rpm, 150A separately excited DC motor has an armature resistance of


0.06. It is fed from a single-phase fully controlled rectifier with an ac source of
220v, 50Hz. Assuming continous condution calculate (i) Firing angle of rated motor
torque and 750 rpm. (ii) Motor speed for =160 degree and rated torque.
(10)

b)

Explain single-phase fully controlled converter fed DC separately excited motor in


continous conduction mode with necessary waveforms.
(10)

a)

A chopper used for ON and OFF control of a DC separately excited motor has supply
voltage of 230V, TON=10ms, TOFF=15ms. Neglecting armature inductance and
assuming continuous conduction of motor current. Calculate the average load current
when the motor speed is 1500rpm, has a voltage constant k v=0.5V rad/sec. The
armature resistance is 2
(10)

b)

Explain the four quadrant operation of chopper fed DC drive.

(10)

a)

Explain the operation of type-B chopper fed dc drive.

(10)

b)

Mention the advantages of chopper fed dc drives.

c)

A DC chopper is used to control the speed of a separately excited DC motor. The DC


voltage is 230V, Ra=0.2, motor constant Ke=0.08v/rpm. The motor drives a
constant load requiring an average armature current of 35A. Determine (i) the range
of speed control (ii) range of duty cycle under continuous operation.
(5)

(5)

-25.

Explain the slip power recovery scheme with a neat diagram.

6.

a)

Constant torque loads are not suitable for AC voltage controller fed induction motor
drive? Why?
(5)

b)

Explain the operation of v/f control technique of speed control of induction motor and
list the ways to implement the voltage to frequency ratio.
(15)

a)

Explain the operation of self-controlled synchronous motor.

b)

Explain the control characteristics of an open-loop v/f controlled synchronous motor.


(10)

a)

What are the merits and demerits of load commutated CSI.

b)

With a neat power circuit diagram, explain the operation of a voltage source inverter
fed synchronous motor.
(15)

a)

Describe the operation of DC servomotor.

b)

Explain the dynamic characteristics of stepper motor.

(5)

c)

Mention the applications of servomotor and stepper motor.

(5)

a)

Explain the principle of operation, construction and working of permanent magnet


stepper motor.
(15)

b)

Compare AC and DC servomotor.

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