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Department Labs and Workshops
The budding Engineers of our Department experience practical realization of their theoretical concepts by acquiring practical experience in the following Workshops and Laboratories of the Department.
1. Analog and Digital Circuits Lab 2. Systems and Control Lab 3. Measurements and Instrumentation Lab 4. Power Systems Lab 5. Power Electronics Lab 6. Electrical Machines Lab 7. Electrical Workshop 8. Software and Microprocessor Lab, and 9. Software-simulation lab with packages like Mi Power, MATLAB, SIMULINK, Comprehensive Control package, AUTOCAD – Electrical, etc.
Analog and Digital Circuits Lab Semester: V Room Number: B-111 ________________________________________ Lab Description
The Electronic Circuits Lab is equipped with AC/DC power supplies, function generators, oscilloscopes, training kits for the circuits, IC testers, solder/desolder stations, digital stopwatches, breadboards, digital multimeters and LCR meters. The purpose of this lab is for familiarizing basic concepts of Engineering Circuit Analysis, and to illustrate and reinforce these concepts and provide hands-on experience to the students. This lab is used to conduct a wide range of experiments in Electrical Engineering, such as Diode Circuits, Power Supplies, Optoelectronic Devices, Analysis and Design of BJT and MOSFET Amplifiers, Operational Amplifier Circuits, Power Amplifiers, Frequency Analysis, Oscillator Circuits, Active Filters, Digital and Timing Circuits and to train Engineers and Technicians on the fundamentals as well as advanced electronic circuits and applications.
Systems and Control Lab Semester:VIII Room Number: B-107 ________________________________________ Lab Description
The Systems and Control Lab is equipped with Stepper Motor Controller, Servo Motors, Temperature Control Process, Pressure and Flow Control Process, Synchro Transmitter-receiver Trainer and Digital Oscilloscopes. This lab is intended to introduce the fundamentals of various analog and digital control systems, for testing, calibration and diagnostic of various control systems, PID controllers and interfacing, and for diverse student projects.
Measurements and Instrumentation Lab Semester: IV Room Number: B-111 ________________________________________ Lab Description
The Measurement and Instrumentation Lab is equipped with various transducers and instrumentation trainers, resistive, capacitive and inductive measurement systems, LVDTs and strain gauges, thermocouples and RTDs, Spot deflection Galvanometer, Weins Bridge Oscillator and Wheatstones Bridge. The lab also contains many basic electrical variables and time measurement equipments such as Frequency Counters, Digital Stopwatches, Digital Multimeters, Digital Anemometer, Digital Earth Tester, Electronic Energy Meter Electronic Standard Cells and Digital Oscilloscopes. The lab helps the students to gain hands on experience in different types of transducers and measurement systems.
Power Systems Lab Semester:VII Room Number: E-WS-14 ________________________________________ Lab Description
The Power Systems Lab is equipped with Power frequency AC/DC high voltage test set (100 kV DC/70 kV AC) , Solid state relay test sets, Electromechanical relay test set, transformer oil testing set (manual and automatic), Cable testing equipment, Electrostatic field plotters ,a full fledged power system simulation software ' Mipower ', overcurrent and over voltage relays, Static relays, and power quality analyzer. It is used for teaching basic and advanced concepts in power system generation, transmission and distribution, and training in power quality analysis. For student projects, the lab is used for power system modeling and analysis and power quality. The lab is primarily used for teaching power system (basic and advance modeling, transmission lines, generation, distribution network and fault analysis, protective relays characteristics and schematics, and power quality analysis.
Power Electronics Lab Semester: VI Room Number: E- WS-12 ________________________________________ Lab Description
The Power Electronics Lab is equipped with Power Electronics Training System- Power MOSFETS, Power Thyristors, Chopper/invertors Control Units, Thyristors Controllers, Function Generators, Oscilloscopes, Powerscopes, Multimeters and Signal Generators. It is used for teaching the integration of power electronics converters to design and implement motor drive systems and controlled drives.
Electrical Machines Lab Semester: IV, VII Room Number: E- WS-8 _______________________________________ Lab Description
The Electrical Machines Laboratory is equipped with over 20 branded AC machines (single phase and three phase Transformers, Induction machines and Synchronous machines) and DC machines, including programmable V/f controllers, eddy-current dynamo-motor, industrial type synchronizing panel, etc., enabling our students to work in an industrial environment. The lab facilities are sufficient to conduct experiments as per University syllabus and much more relevant experiments. The lab gives the students a thorough practical knowledge of AC and DC machines along with its industrial applications.
Electrical and Electronics Workshop Semester: III Room Number: B-110 ________________________________________ Lab Description
The Electrical Workshop is sufficiently outfitted with all the equipments and accessories for conducting practical classes in wiring practices as per BIS specifications. Models of modern switchgear and wiring accessories are deployed for the benefit of the students. The electronic side deals with the familiarization of Cathode Ray Oscilloscope (CRO), Bread board connections, PCBs and Soldering station. The students are exposed to the current practices in domestic wiring and industrial installation.
Advanced Control Lab PG Room Number: B-10 ________________________________________ Lab Description
The main objective of this laboratory is to get a basic understanding for how feedback control can be used to modify the behavior of a dynamic system. The students can understand and practice the modeling, simulation and implementation of a physical dynamical system by a linear time invariant ordinary differential equation, can analyze the under damped, over damped and critically damped cases. With the purchase of new equipments such as Quanser SR V02 Workstation- Family Package (Q8-USB), Ball and Beam Module, Remote Ball Sensor Module, Rotary inverted pendulum and LEGO MINSTORMS Education Base set, the following experiments on advanced control theory can be performed. 1. Second Order System Digital PID Control 2. Speed control of ac servomotor both open and closed loop 3. Experiments on stepper motor for the control of step angle and direction of rotation. Students will be able to carry out research on emerging areas of control systems and they can do simulation as well as real time implementation to validate the concepts. The newly purchased 5 DOF robot arm gives an insight into robotic control.
Power Control and Drives Lab PG Room Number: B-309 ________________________________________ Lab Description
They lab is mainly meant for the P.G. students to carry out research on emerging areas of Power Electronics, Control Systems and Drives. Simulations as well as real time implementation to validate concepts can be performed. The following experiments are performed in the laboratory: 1. Step-down DC-DC convertor (buck). 2. Step-up DC-DC convertor (boost). 3. Electronic Dimmer circuit. 4. Sine Triangle PWM circuit. 5. MOSFET/BJT Gate Drive circuit. 6. Push pull Inverter circuit. 7. JONES Chopper circuit. 8. Single phase SCR Parallel Inverter circuit. 9. Three phase SCR Parallel Inverter circuit. 10. Three phase AC Drive Controller. 11. DC Motor Drive Controller/Chopper.
Apart from highly equipped Central Library the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department separately owns a standard library. This Department Library has several foreign and well known publishers’ books and study materials related to Electrical Engineering along with the textbooks and reference books prescribed by the University of Kerala as part of the Electrical Engineering curriculum. The Department is proud as the Faculty Members and students rely on the library faithfully for their reference, development and research activities. Apart from the above mentioned texts and references the Department also take initiative in subscribing to various Technical Journals and Magazines. The Faculty Members and students having IEEE Membership help in updating the Department.