Laboratory Information :
The department is well equipped with the required facilities for conduction of experiments and pursuing research work. More emphasis is being given to effective, elaborate and rigorous laboratory classes to reinforce the theoretical knowledge gained during theory classes. At present, the following laboratories have been established in the department.
This laboratory course deals with the conduction of different tests on transformers and synchronous machines. This laboratory helps the students to gain practical knowledge about the working & performance of transformers and synchronous machines. It also helps the students in identifying the rating of ammeters, voltmeters & wattmeters required for measurement of electrical parameters during the conduction of experiments.
The experiment conducted in the Electronics lab includes the design and implementation of various digital and analog circuits. The types of equipment used in the lab for the conduction of experiments are Digital Trainer Kit, Cathode ray oscilloscope (CRO), Regulated Power supplies, function generators, Transistors, and Digital ICs, etc. The experiments are conducted to analyze the performance of diode rectifies, amplifies, oscillators, Digital combinational and sequential circuits. It will help the students to gain practical knowledge about the concepts that they study theoretically.
This laboratory course deals with the conduction of different experiments on motors, which helps to study and evaluate their performance. The student will perform experiments on DC motors to determine their characteristics, control the speed of dc motor, and predetermine the performance characteristics of dc machines. The experiments conducted on Induction motor includes load test on single-phase and three-phase induction motor to determine the performance characteristics, no-load & blocked rotor test to predetermine the performance characteristics. This laboratory will help the students to gain practical knowledge of Motors and analyze their performance.
Microcontroller Laboratory course is intended to provide knowledge on the embedded platform using microcontroller 8051. The lab programs are planned to provide knowledge on programming microcontroller starting from the basics. The lab course also involves developing an embedded application for stepper motor controls, DC motor controls and waveform generation, ADC interface, Elevator interface. The student will learn Embedded-C for applications and will also be burning the programs to the microcontroller using appropriate tools. The lab course enables the students to use the 8051 IDE called Keil software and Flash Magic software.
OP-AMPs and Linear ICs Laboratory deals with design and implementation of various and electronic circuits using op-amps and Linear ICs. During this laboratory course, the student will design & conduct an experiment to verify various linear and non-linear applications of the op-amp. In addition, they will be exposed to applications of other linear ICs such as Timer 555 and voltage regulator using 78,79 series.
Power Electronics course in intended to provide knowledge on power semiconductor devices and power converters. All the experiments are hardware experiments that can be categorized into three sections. The first section of experiments is to obtain the characteristics of semiconductor devices, the second section is to test the driver circuit for rectifiers and the third section experiments are related to applications of power converters for speed control of motors. This laboratory will help the students to gain knowledge on power converters and its applications to electric drives.
Control System Laboratory course is intended to provide knowledge on analysis of control system performances for a given specification. The lab course consists of both hardware and software methods for analyzing the performance and stability of a system. The Hardware experiments consist of design of Lead, Lag, and Lag – Lead compensators for given specifications, Determination of the performance characteristics of ac and dc servomotors and synchro-transmitter receiver pair used in control systems. The software programs are implemented using MatLab 2018b Full Suit. The programs comprise of Simulation of DC position control, Effect of the system with P, PI, PD and PID controller for a step input. The student will also learn to write script files to plot Root locus, Bode plot, Nyquist plots to study the stability of the system.
Digital signal processing laboratory helps the students to understand, analyze and design the techniques that provide the core knowledge as required for any DSP engineers. The laboratory has Licensed MATLAB 2018a Software with many Toolboxes under Simulink platform. Students can simulate experiments in MATLAB to:
Programming of the DSP chip is done in C language using the Code Composer Studio integrated development environment. The laboratory also aims at supporting the teaching and research activities in the area of DSP.
The Power System Simulation Laboratory is conducted during the 7th semester in BE course. In this course, students learn to conduct various studies of power system by simulating the problem through coding using MATLAB and MiPower software. The various power system studies that are conducted and studied using MATLAB are the formation of Y-Bus, Z-Bus, load flow analysis and study of the performance of transmission lines. The studies that are conducted using MiPower simulation software are load flow analysis, short circuit analysis and optimization studies in Graphical User Interface environment. The students will be able to learn program coding for all these problems of power system studies.
High Voltage laboratory is one of the established laboratories of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department with a maximum voltage rating of 100kV. The laboratory is equipped with various relays and high voltage equipment. The experiments are carried out as per the VTU prescribed syllabus that includes:
In addition to university prescribed experiment. An additional experiment is conducted to give better learning experience to students. This laboratory can also be extensively engaged in research and development work in the areas of breakdown phenomenon in insulating media, withstand voltage in different types of air gaps, surface flashover studies on equipment and also electrical interference studies due to discharges from the equipment operating on high voltages. This lab familiarizes the principles of HV generation and measurements.
This lab also provides test facilities for testing high voltage equipment as per various international standards to electric utilities and industries.
Facilities: AC/DC HV Test set with Control Panel, Cascaded Transformer Unit, Spherical / Rod / Plate Gap Apparatus, Earth Tester, Oil Test Setup.
The R & D center has a well equipped Research Laboratory. Power Quality Analyzer, PW3198 Hioki Model is used to perform Harmonic analysis [upto 50th order] on power electronic converter circuits. Digital Storage Oscilloscope Yokogawa, 200MHz is available in R&D center to check the high-frequency control pulses. The R&D center is equipped with all measuring devices, electronic components, FPGA real-time controller kits and PC’s to work effectively and to do better R&D work by the faculty members
The department maintains a Library for staff and students, which includes reference books, university question papers, seminar and project reports.
The department has a well equipped audio-visual classrooms consisting of a computer with LCD, OHP and other teaching software. With E-Shikshana, the college is now well equipped for e-classes.