The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, MVJCE, organized Three Day Faculty Development Program on ‘Design, Construction and Control of Switched Reluctance Motor’ from 23rd July 2019 to 25th July 2019 at Seminar Hall 4, MVJCE.
The FDP was attended by 12 faculty members, from the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, MVJCE and two Design & Development Engineers form IFB Industries Ltd.
An overview of the FDP, in brief
Inaugural function of the FDP was held at 9.00 am on 23rd July at Seminar Hall 4, as scheduled. The Guest Speaker Mr. Soundararajan, Dr. Nagaraj Sitaram, Principal MVJCE, Dr. R Prabhu, Dean R&D and Prof. P Premalatha ,Head Of Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering were present on the occasion of the inaugural function. All the faculty members, participants from industries were present in the inaugural Session at 9.30 am on 23.07.2019.
Principal, Dr. Nagaraj Sitaram addressed the gathering. In his speech he stressed on the importance of reducing pollution from automobiles and inspired the faculty members to explore possibilities for the same. He also advised the faculty to bring out publications on various aspects of Switched Reluctance Motor. Dr. R. Prabhu, Dean R&D motivated the faculty members to involve in research activities utilizing the knowledge gained from the FDP. Prof. P Premalatha, Head of the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department, MVJCE introduced the chief guest Mr. Soundararajan. The inaugural function concluded at 9.30 am.
In the forenoon session, Mr. Soundararajan, briefed the relevance, significance and applications of SRM. He highlighted the advantages of SRM over other types of motors and mentioned its various applications in the field of fluid pumps, vacuum blowers, process control industries, hybrid/electric vehicles, electromechanical brake system, electric power steering, starter generator system, fuel pump operation etc. Further he explained the theoretical approach for design of SRM.
In the afternoon, hands on session was conducted on design of SRM using FEMM. Finite Element Method Magnetics (FEMM) is an open source finite element analysis software package for solving electromagnetic problems. He demonstrated the design of SRM using FEMM tool.
During the forenoon session he explained the various aspects to be taken care while manufacturing SRM. Further he explained the control of SRM with and without using sensors. In the afternoon session, control of SRM was demonstrated using Arduino board.
Using a prototype kit, the working of a fractional hp SRM was demonstrated under various operating conditions. The participants were highly motivated with the hands on training session which went up to lunch break. A dynamic interactive session was conducted after the lunch break in which the participants discussed on the various research possibilities using SRM. The FDP successfully ended at 3.30 pm.
Outcome of the Event:
The three day FDP stimulated the participants to explore new research areas in the field of ‘Design and Development of SRM’. The participants discussed the various design and control aspects of SRM in depth. The participants were also exposed to different strategies that could be adopted for the efficient control and operation of SRM.