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QUESTION PAPER CODE : 87051

M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY/JUNE 2016

First Semester

Power System Engineering

PS 7102-ANALYSIS OF POWER CONVERTERS


(Common to M.E. Power Electronics & Drives )

(Regulation 2013)

Time : Three Hours Maximum: 100Marks

Answer ALL questions.

PART – A (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)

1. Mention two advantages of GTO over SCR.

2. Define distortion factor.


3. What are the advantages of 3phase converter over single phase converter ?

4. Write down the expression for average output voltage of phase full converter.

5. Write down the expression for average output voltage for step down and step up chopper.

6. What are the differences between Buck-Boost and Cuk converters ?

7. Give an expression for the RMS output voltage of single phase full wave ac voltage controller with
RL load.
8. What are the applications of ac voltage controller ?

9. Draw the circuit diagram of three phases to single phase cycloconverter.


10. What is cycloconverter ?

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PART –B (5×13=65Marks)

11. (a) Discuss the effect of source inductance on the performance of single phase (13)
fully controlled converter and also derive an expression for output voltage.
OR
(b) A 1phase fully controlled bridge is operated with a resistive load R=10Ω, (13)
the input voltage to the bridge is 230 V. Calculate the following (i) Average
load voltage (ii) RMS load voltage (iii) From factor and ripple factor (iv)
Average load current.

12. (a) With necessary circuit and waveforms, explain the principle of operation of (13)
3phase fully controlled bridge converter feeding RL load and also write the
expression for the average output voltage.
OR
(b) Three phase fully controlled coverter is connected to a supply voltage of (13)
230 volt per phase and frequency is 50Hz.The source inductance is
4mH.The load current on dc side is constant at 20 A. If the load consists of
a dc source voltage of 400V an internal resistance of 1ohm,compute the
following : (i) Firing angle (ii) Overlap angle

13. (a) With necessary circuit and waveforms, explain the principle of operation of (13)
step down DC to DC converter with RL load.
OR
(b) Draw the circuit of CUK converter and explain its working principle with (13)
necessary waveforms in detail.

14. (a) Explain the operation of single phase ac voltage controller with inductive (13)
load and also derive an expression for output voltage.
OR
(b) Explain the principle of ON-OFF control. Derive the expression for RMS (13)
value of output voltage.

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15 (a) Describe the operating principle of 3phase -1 phase cycloconverter with (13)
appropriate circuit and waveform.
OR
(b) With neat sketches, explain the operation of single phase dual converter in (13)
circulating current mode.

PART-C(1×15=15Marks)

16 (a) A three phase fully controlled bridge converter with 415V supply, 0.04Ω (15)
resistance per phase and 0.25Ω reactance per phase is operating in the
inverting mode at a firing angle of 35̊ .Calculate the mean generator voltage
when the current is level at 80A. The thyristor voltage drop is 1.5 V.
OR
(b) For type-A chopper feeding an RLE load, obtain maximum value of (15)
average current rating for the thyristor in case load current remains
constant.