Utilization of Electrical Enenrgy and Traction - [2160907]


Teaching Scheme

Tutorial Practical Total
3 0 0 3

Examination Scheme

Theory Examination Practical Examination Total
ESE (E) PA (M) ESE Viva (V) PA (I)
70 30 - - 100

    ESE = End Semester Examination, PA = Progressive Assessment

Course Type   

Syllabus Content

Advantages of electric drives, Characteristics of different mechanical loads, Types of motors used in electric drive, Electric braking, Plugging, Rheostat braking, Regenerative braking, Methods of power transfer by direct coupling by using devices like belt drive, gears, pulley drives etc
Nature of light, visibility spectrum curve of relative sensitivity of human eye and wave length of light, ? Different type of lamps, construction and working of incandescent and discharge lamps – their characteristics, fittings required for filament lamp, mercury vapour lamp, fluorescent lamp, metal halide lamp, neon lamp ? General ideas bout street lighting, flood lighting, monument lighting and decorative lighting, light characteristics etc.,LED Lighting
? Advantages of electrical heating, Heating methods Resistance heating – direct and indirect resistance heating, electric ovens, their temperature range, properties of resistance heating elements, domestic water heaters and other heating appliances and thermostat control circuit
Advantages of electric welding ? Welding methods, Principles of resistance welding, types – spot, projection seam and butt, welding and welding equipment used ? Principle of arc production, electric arc welding, characteristics of arc,carbon arc, metal arc, hydrogen arc welding and their applications
Need of electro-deposition, Laws of electrolysis, process of electrodeposition - clearing, operation, deposition of metals, polishing, buffing ? Equipment and accessories for electroplating, Factors affecting electrodeposition
Principle of air conditioning, vapour pressure, refrigeration cycle, ecofriendly refrigerants ? Description of Electrical circuit used in refrigerator, air conditioner and water cooler
Electric traction, Advantages of electric traction ? Different systems of electric traction, DC and AC systems, diesel electric system, types of services – urban, sub-urban, and main lines and their speedtime curves

Reference Books

SrTitleAuthorPublicationAmazon Link
1Generation and Utilization of Electrical EnergyS. SivanagarujuPearson   
2Art and Science of Utilization of Electrical EnergyH.PartapDhanpat Rai & Sons
3Utilization of Electrical EnergyJ. B. GuptaKataria   
4AText Book of Electrical PowerDr. S. L. UppalKhanna Publications   

Course Outcome

After learning the course the students should be able to:

  • Understand the power electronics technology in efficient utilization of electrical power
  • Apply power electronics technology in efficient utilization of electrical power
  • Analyze effective utilization of Power Electronic Technologies in Electrical Traction.
  • Evaluate the use of Power Electronic Technologies in various process control.
  • Create lighting system using LED Technologies.