# EE6352 Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation Important 2 Marks and 16 Marks Questions

Anna University Chennai Question Bank for EE6352 (Includes important 2 marks and 16 marks)
Third Semester
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
EE6352 Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation
(Regulation 2013)

EE6352 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND INSTRUMENTATION
YEAR/SEMESTER: II/III
ACADEMIC YEAR: 2016-2017

UNIT 1
DC MACHINES
PART A
1. State Faraday’s law of Electro magnetic induction and Lenz law.
2. Mention the following functions in DC Machine (i) Commutator (ii) Brushes (iii) Yoke (iv) Field
coils.
3. What are the main constructional element of a DC Machine?
4. What is meant by excitation of dc machine? What are the different methods for the excitation of
DC Machine?
5. What are the necessary conditions for the generators to be self excited?
6. Mention any 2-popular methods for the speed control of DC Shunt motor.
7. What is meant by motor ? How the Faraday’s Left hand rule is used explain it.
8. Define critical resistance of a dc generator?
9. List the different method of speed control of DC Shunt motor?
10. In speed control of DC Shunt Motor how the armature control method is distinguished with field
control method.
11. What are the different techniques used for the speed control of DC Series Motor?
12. Write the formulae for voltage equation of a DC Motor.
13. What is meant by armature reaction?
14. Write the formulae for generated emf of a Generator.
15. State two applications of DC shunt motor and series motor.
16. What is the significance of back emf Motor?
17. List the different variable and constant losses in electrical machine.
18. What is the basic principle of a DC Generator? How the Faraday’s Right Hand rule is implemented explain it.
19. Draw the mechanical characteristics of DC Series and DC Shunt Motor.
20. Explain the circuit for Star connection and Delta connection.
PART B
1. With a neat sketch, explain the construction and working of DC Motor and explain each parts.
2. What is meant by DC Generator ? Explain the theory and principle of operation and working of
DC Generator.
3. Obtain the mathematical expression for the Generated EMF or EMF Equation of a Generator.
4. Calculate the emf generated by 4-pole wave wound generator having 65 slots with 12 conductors
per slot when driven at 1200 rpm. The flux per pole is 0.02 Weber.
5. How the DC Motor can be classified and also explain the following characteristics (i)No Load
Saturation characteristics (ii) Internal or Total Characteristics (iii) External Characteristics.
6. Explain the following methods for speed control of DC Motor (i) Armature Control Method (ii)
Field Control Method.
7. A 250 V Shunt motor takes the total current of 20 A. The shunt field and armature resistances of
200 ohm and 0.3 ohm respectively. Determine (i) Value of back emf (ii) Gross mechanical
power in armature.
8. Explain the different techniques for the speed control of DC Series Motor.
9. Explain the following characteristics (i) Speed versus Torque (ii) Torque versus Current (iii)
Speed versus Current for the following motors DC Series, Shunt and Compound Motor.
10. The armature of a 6-pole, 600 rpm lap wound generator has 90 slots. If each coil has 4-turns.
Calculate the flux per pole required to generate emf of 288 Volts.
11. A 4 pole d.c shunt generator with a wave wound armature has to supply a load of 500 lamps each of 100W at 250 V. allowing 10V for the voltage drop in the connecting leads between the generator and the load and drop of 1 voltage per brush, calculate the speed at which the generator should be driven. The flux per pole is 30mW and armature & shunt field resistances are respectively 0.05Ω & 65Ω. The number of armature conductor is 390.
12. A 220V DC shunt motor having an armature resistance of 0.25Ω carries an armature current of
50A & runs at 600 rpm. If the flux is reduced by 10% by field regulator, find the speed assuming
low torque remains the same.
UNIT 2
TRANSFORMER
PART A
1. What is meant by a transformer? How the Faraday’s law of Electromagnetic induction is applicable.
2. What are the main parts of a transformer? Explain the following elements (i) Primary winding
(ii) Secondary winding (iii) Laminated iron core.
3. What is the purpose of laminating the core in a transformer?
4. Write the emf equation of the transformer. Define the term (i) Voltage Transformation Ratio.
How it is applicable for Step up and Step down Transformer.
5. Distinguish the following types of transformer (i) Core type transformer (ii) Shell type transformer.
6. Explain the following parts in transformer (i) Magnetic part (ii) Electrical part (iii) Insulating part (iv) Cooling part.
7. How the step up transformer is distinguished with step down transformer ?
8. Explain the term of transformer under no load condition with phasor diagram and output equation
9. What is meant by leakage flux?
10. Draw the equivalent circuit of a transformer and also write final output equation.
11. When the load current of a transformer increases how does the input current increases to meet
with the new condition?
12. Write the formulae for Regulation of a transformer and explain it.
13. Define the term (i) Efficiency (ii) All Day Efficiency of a transformer.
14. What is meant by auto transformer ?
15. In auto transformer how the step up and step down transformer can be obtained and also explain
through turn ratio.
16. Explain the different losses occurs in transformer (i) Core or Iron Loss (ii) Copper Loss.
17. Write the formulae for (i) Regulation (ii) Maximum Efficiency of the transformer
18. What are the advantages and applications of auto transformer ?
19. How does the change in frequency affect the change in temperature?
20. Mention the properties of oil used in the transformer?
PART B
1. Draw the circuit diagram for single phase transformer and also explain the principle, construction, working of it.
2. Obtain the mathematical EMF Equation of a transformer and explain each terms.
3. Draw the circuit diagram of transformer and also obtain the equivalent circuit and mathematical
expression for a transformer.
4. Explain the transformer phasor diagram under (i) No Load Condition (ii) On Load Condition.
5. What are the losses in a transformer? Derive the condition for maximum efficiency?
6. Explain with the help of circuit diagram how are (i) efficiency and (ii) regulation of single phase
transformer predetermined by conducting open circuit and short circuit test?
7. What is meant by auto transformer? Explain the principle, construction, working of a auto
transformer. And also explain (i) Step up auto transformer (ii) Step down auto transformer.
8. Draw the approximate equivalent circuit of single phase transformer and identify the various
parameters?
9. Describe the tests to determine and explain how the regulation of the transformer is determined
form the diagram.
10. A single phase 2200/250V, 50Hz transformer has a net core area of 36 cm2 and a maximum flux
density of 6 Wb/m2 . Calculate the number of turns of primary and secondary.
11. The no load current of a transformer is 5A at 0.3 power factor lagging & supplied at 2.30V, 50 Hz. The number of turns on the primary winding is 200. Calculate (a)maximum value of flux in the core. (b) the core losses (c) magnetizing current.
12. A single-phase transformer with a ratio of 6600/600 V as a load impedance of (4+j3)Ω connected across the terminals of low voltage winding. Calculate the KW delivered to the load neglacting losses in the transformer, find the current taken by it from the supply lines.

UNIT 3
INDUCTION MACHINES AND SYNCHRONOUS MACHINES
PART A
1. Mention some of the advantages of three phase induction motor?
2. Explain the stator and rotor construction and also mention different type in three phase induction
motor?
3. Define the following terms (i)slip of the motor (ii) Synchronous speed of an induction motor?
4. Draw the Equivalent circuit of three phase induction motor.
5. Why the single phase induction motor is not self starting ? How the single phase induction motor
bring for self starting?
6. How the single phase induction motor can be classified into different types explain it.
7. Draw the diagram of a single phase induction and also mention its main parts.
8. Where are split phase motors used?
9. Explain the different types of rotor in three phase induction motor (i) Squirrel cage rotor (ii) Phase wound rotor.
10. What are the purposes that could be served by external resistor connected in the rotor Circuit of
phase wound induction motor?
11. What is meant by double field revolving theory in single phase induction motor?
12. Explain the condition for maximum torque under running condition?
13. Mention any 2-starting methods in synchronous motor.
14. What is the use of shading coil in the shaded pole motor?
15. Draw the V-Curve for the Synchronous motor.
16. Write the following equation for synchronous motor (i) Synchronous speed (ii) Torque Equation.
17. What is meant by alternator ? Mention the different types of alternator?
18. Define pitch factor and distribution factor as applied to an alternator?
19. What are the factors affecting alternator size? And also define voltage regulation of alternator?
20. What are the advantages of synchronous motor?
PART B
1. Explain the principle, construction, working of an 3-phase induction motor. And also explain the
following rotors (i) Squirrel cage Induction Motor (ii) Phase wound Rotor. Mention some of the
advantages of three phase induction motor.
2. Explain the principle operation of three phase induction motor. And also explain the following terms (i) Frame (ii) Stator and Rotor Core (iii) Stator and Rotor Windings (iv) Air gap (v) Shaft
and bearing (vi) Slip ring enclosure (vii) Fans.
3. Draw the Equivalent circuit diagram for a Three phase Induction Motor and at any slip. And also
explain (i) Equivalent circuit of the rotor (ii)Transformer Equivalent circuit for Induction Motor.
4. How the single phase induction motor bring of self starting. Explain the following types of Single Phase Induction Motor (i) Split phase Induction Motor (ii) Capacitor Induction Motor (iii) Shaded Pole Induction Motor.
5. Explain the Double revolving field theory how it is applicable for a Single phase Induction Motor.
6. With neat sketch, explain the principle, construction, working and types of a three phase alternator.
7. Explain the following terms in three phase alternator (i) Equation of induced emf (ii) Voltage Regulation (iii) Types.
8. What is meant by Synchronous motor ? Obtain the formulae for Synchronous speed. And also explain the different methods for starting of synchronous motor.
9. In synchronous Motor explain the following terms (i) Torque Equation (ii) V-Curve Characteristics.
10. A 50 Hz, 4-pole,3-phase induction motor has a rotor current of frequency 2 Hz. Determine (i) Slip (ii) Speed of Motor.
11. The input powr to a 6 pole,3 phase,50 HZ Induction motor is 42 KW;the speed is 970 r.p.m.The
stator losses are 1.2KW and the friction and windage losse 1.8 kw.find (i)the rotor cu loss(ii) the efficiency of the motor.
12. A 1500KVA,6.6KV,3 phase, star connected alternator has a resistance of 0.5Ω/phase and a synchrouns reactance of 5Ω/phase. find its voltage regulation for (i) unity p.f(ii) 0.8 p.f lagging.
UNIT-IV
BASICS OF MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION
PART A
1. What is meant by static characteristics in measurement system? Mention any 4-static characteristics
of instrumentation.
2. Define the following static characteristics (i) Accuracy (ii)Precision (iii) Span (iv) Static sensitivity.
3. What is meant by dynamic characteristics in measurement system? Mention any 4-dynamic
characteristics of measurement system.
4. What is meant by error ? Mention the different types of errors produced in measurement system.
5. How the active transducer is distinguished with passive transducer? Give examples for each.
6. What is meant by analog and digital transducer ? Give examples for each.
7. How the primary transducer is distinguished with secondary transducer ? Give examples for each.
8. What is meant by variable resistance type or potentio meter ? How the potentio meter can be
classified?
9. Draw the schematic diagram for translational type potentio meter and also write the mathematical
expression for output voltage.
10. Mention the different materials used for potentio meter.
11. What is meant by strain gauge ? And also define the term Piezo resistive effect.
12. What are the different materials used for the construction of strain gauges ? And also write the
formulae for gauge factor.
13. What is meant by semi conductor type strain gauges ? Mention the different materials used for the
construction and also write the advantages of it.
14. What is meant by thermistor ? Why thermistor is said to be Negative Temperature Coefficient of
Resistance(NTCR) ?
15. What is meant by RTD ? Write the mathematical expression for RTD? Why RTD is said to be
Positive Temperature Coefficient of Resistance(PTCR) ?
16. Draw the schematic diagram of parallel plate capacitor. And also write the mathematical expression
for it.
17. Mention any 4-applications of capacitance type transducer.
18. What is meant by piezo electric effect ? Give any 4-materials used for piezo electric effect.
19. What is meant by variable inductive transducer ? Mention the different types of variable inductive
transducer.
20. What is meant by Linear Variable Differential Transformer(LVDT) ? Draw the schematic diagram
of LVDT. And also write the output equation for (i) Null Position (ii) Left Position (iii) Zero
Position.
PART-B
1. Explain the following characteristics of measurement system (i) Static Characteristics (ii) Dynamic
Characteristics.
2. What is meant by error in measurement system? Explain the following types of errors (i) Gross Error
(ii) Systematic Error (iii) Random Error.
3. Explain the following types of transducer (i) Active and Passive Transducer (ii) Primary and
Secondary Transducer (iii) Analog and Digital Transducer (iv) Transducer and Inverse Transducer.
4. What is meant by variable resistance transducer or potentio meter ? Explain the following types of
potentio meter (i) Translational type Potentio meter (ii)Rotational type potentio meter (iii) Helical
type potentio meter. And also write the advantages, disadvantages and applications of it.
5. What is meant by Piezo electric effect ? Obtain the mathematical expression for gauge factor in
strain gauge. Explain the different types of strain gauges (i) Wire wound type strain gauges (ii)
Bonded metal foil strain gauges (iii) Thin film type of strain gauges (iv) Semi conductor type strain
gauges (v) Rosettes. And also write the applications of strain gauges.
6. Explain the principle, construction, working, mathematical expression of RTD. Also explain the
following RTD Scheme (i) Two lead arrangement (ii) Three lead arrangement (iii) Four lead platinum thermometer.
7. Explain the principle, construction, working, mathematical expression of Thermistor. And also write the advantages, disadvantages and applications of it.
8. Explain the following types of capacitive type transducers (i) Parallel plate capacitor (ii) Cylindrical plate capacitor (iii) Capacitor type transducer as microphone.
9. What is meant by piezo electric effect ? Mention any 4-materials used for piezo electric effect. Obtain the expression for output voltage and equivalent circuit of piezo electric crystal. And also write the advantages, disadvantages and applications of it.
10. What is meant by variable inductive transducer ? Explain the following different types of variable
inductive transducer (i) Variation of self inductance of the coil (ii) Variation of mutual inductance of
the coil (iii) Production of eddy current.
11. Explain the construction, working and characteristics of LVDT. And also write the advantages,
disadvantages and applications of it.
12. Explain the construction, working and characteristics of RVDT.
UNIT-V
ANALOG AND DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS
PART_A
1. What are the advantages of digital mode of operation compare with analog mode of operation.
2. What is meant by storage oscilloscope ? Mention any 2-applications of storage oscilloscope.
3. Write some of the advantages of digital voltmeter compare with analog voltmeter.
4. How the analog instrument is distinguished with digital instruments explain it ?
5. Mention any 4-different types of digital voltmeter.
6. Draw the block diagram of ramp type digital voltmeter.
7. What is digital multimeter ? Mention the different quantities measured by digital multimeter.
8. Write some of the advantages of digital multimeter.
9. How the resistance can be classified into low, medium and high value? And also Mention the
different instruments used for measure purpose.
10. What is meant by bridges ? Mention any 2-examples for source and detectors for bridges.
11. Draw the general circuit diagram for AC bridge. And also write the general equation for magnitude and impedence of it
12. Mention any 4-examples for AC bridges for measurement of different quantities.
13. Draw the circuit diagram of wheat stone bridge and also write the output equations for it.
14. What is the use of Kelvin’s double bridge ? Draw the circuit diagram of Kelvin’s double bridge. And also write the final equation for it.
15. What is the use of Anderson’s bridge ? Draw the circuit diagram of Anderson’s bridge and also write the final value of R1 and L1.
16. What is the use of Schering bridge ? Draw the circuit diagram of Schering bridge and also write the value of r1 and C1.
17. What is the use of Wien’s bridge ? Draw the circuit diagram of Wein’s bridge and also write the
formula for frequency.
18. Draw the series RLC circuit for the formation of Q-meter.
19. In Q-Meter which condition the resonance occurs and also write the formula for resonant frequency
20. Write the formula for Q-factor. Mention any 4-applications of Q-Meter.
PART_B
1. How the analog instrument is distinguished with digital instruments explain it.
2. Explain the following types of Digital voltmeter (i) Ramp type Digital Voltmeter (ii) Dual slope
integrating type Digital Voltmeter.
3. Draw the block diagram and explain the following types of voltmeter (i) Successive approximation
type DVM (ii) Potentiometric type DVM
4. Draw the block diagram of Digital MultiMeter. How it can be used for the measurement of (i) DC
Voltage (ii) AC Voltage (iii)DC Current (iv) Resistance. And also write the advantages of it.
5. Draw the schematic diagram of storage oscilloscope and explain each parts.
6. Draw the circuit diagram of Wheat stone bridge. How it can be used for the measurement of medium value of resistance.
7. Draw the circuit diagram of Kelvin’s double bridge. How it can be used for the measurement of low value resistance.
8. Draw the circuit diagram of Anderson’s bridge. How it can be used to measure the value of self
inductance explain it.
9. Draw the circuit diagram of Schering bridge. How it can be used to measure the value of capacitance explain it.
10. Draw the circuit diagram of Wien’s bridge. How it can be used to measure the value of frequency
explain it.
11. What is meant by Q-factor of a coil? Draw the circuit diagram of Q-meter. How it can be used to
measure the value of Q-factor of the coil explain it.
12. How the effective resistance at high frequency can be measured by Q-Meter explain it.
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