Faculty Development Programme on Power and Energy Systems: Technical Progressions and Research Opportunities
SDP Report on “Design & prototype of power electronic converters and controllers using Multisim software”
Date: 29th July 2020 to 18th August 2020
The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering had organized a Virtual Skill Development Program (SDP) on “Design & prototype of power electronic converters and controllers using Multisim software”. SDP was aimed at providing hands-on skills to the 2nd year students in the area of design, simulation and prototype of Electrical and Electronic circuits specially focusing on analog & digital circuits, power converters and controllers using multisim software. The SDP Program was held on Microsoft teams platform from 29th July 2020 to 18th August 2020 (50 Hrs).The sessions focussed on introducing the prominent features of Multisim software such as Introduction to virtual components and libraries, basics of circuit building, Simulation types, settings, analysis of circuits, Steps involved in building PCB layout and so on. All these features were demonstrated by considering examples circuits. The students downloaded evaluation version of Multisim software, performed simulation and analysis of circuits during the session. The discussions held during the sessions helped the students to understand the design in a better way. Some of the circuits simulated during the sessions were Series-parallel RLC circuits, Rectifiers, RC coupled amplifier, Colpitts oscillator, operational amplifier circuits, Full adder, Digital Counters, BCD to segmental converters, Voltage regulators, Buck-Boost converters, PI controllers using op-amps, H-bridge motor Driver circuits and so on. Few application based circuits such as flashing of LEDs, square wave generator, Motor speed control, H-Bridge driver circuit for DC motor, stop watch circuit, automatic headlight control using LDR, Battery level indicator circuits were also simulated and outputs were shown during sessions.
Students were also given an opportunity to take-up mini-projects and demonstrate the results. The titles of few mini-projects completed by students are
- Number Guessing Game by Adithya Ramesh Srinivasa
- Phase Controlled Rectifier using SCR by Pavithra S
- 555 times based Over- Current Detector by Ruchitha S U
- Door Alarm using Hall Effect Sensor by Aishwarya G P
- Infrared buzzer alarm circuit by Varsha Gowda
- Simulation of Traffic light control by S Sai Sharaj.
The SDP program was successful in training the students to acquire the knowledge on circuit simulation tools and have better understanding in the area of Design, simulation and PCB prototyping Concepts of Electrical and Electronics circuits. The response of the program was very encouraging.
Skill Development Program on “MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF ELCTRICAL SYSTEMS USINGMATLAB AND SIMULINK”
Date: 3rd to 12th February 2020
The Department has organized a skill development program on “MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF ELCTRICAL SYSTEMS USING MATLAB AND SIMULINK” in association with M/s Agimus Technologies Pvt Ltd. SDP was aimed at providing hands on skill to the students in the area of mathematical computation of electrical systems, Machine learning and Deep Learning. The SDP program was completely a hands-on session on MATLAB held during 3rd to 12th February 2020. The SDP program was successful in training the students to acquire the practical knowledge, and also had better understanding of the industrial practices in the area of Design Concepts of Electrical Engineering using Modeling Physical Systems with Sim-scape, Machine learning and deep learning. The response of the program was very encouraging.
Skill Develop Program on “Industrial and Process Automation using PLC, SCADA and HMI”
Date : 25th – 30th July 2019
The Department has organized a skill development program on “Industrial and Process Automation using PLC, SCADA and HMI” in association with M/s Venjay Institute of Automation. SDP was aimed at providing hands on skill to the students in the area of PLC, HMI, SCADA and animation screen development.
Title of the Programme: Two Days’ Technical Webinar
27/06/2020 & 27/06/2020
Participants: Members of ‘Institution of Engineers India Students’ Chapter’, Dept. of EEE, BNMIT.
Two days Virtual Webinar on “Intelligent Dynamic Electrical Systems and its Applications”
Description: A two-day webinar on ‘Intelligent Dynamic Electrical Systems and its Applications’ was organized by the Department of EEE under Institution of Engineers India Students’ Chapter, BNMIT on 26/06/2020 & 27/06/2020. This workshop was an opportunity for the pre-final year and final year students to enrich their knowledge and skills in developing various engineering solutions.
The resource person for day one was Mr. Manish Kumar Gupta, Manager – Business Development, Low Voltage Switchgear, Siemens Limited, Bengaluru. He shared information about Low Voltage System design, Low Voltage Switchgear and Switchboard Assemblies, Intelligent Motor Control Center (MCC), Power Control Center and communication protocols used in Industries.
The topic for the second day webinar was “Electrical Switchgear and its applications”. The resource person was Mr. Shivanand D V, CEO, Universal Power Controllers, Sathyamangala Industrial Area, Tumkur-04, India. The major topics covered were types of cable & it’s specifications, Three phase Industrial loads, Electrical power specifications of various countries, working principle of water treatment plants, Miniature circuit breakers (MCB), Moulded case circuit breaker (MCCB), Vacuum Circuit Breakers (VCB), Sulfur Hexafluoride Breakers (SF6), Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB), Residual Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB), various parts of panel boards and high voltage switch gear mechanism.
The participants were able to gain knowledge of Motor control & protection systems and high voltage switch gear protection systems. The two days’ webinar was quite useful for the participants to do better projects in future endeavors in the field of Electrical, Electronics and Control engineering.