Krishna Vasudevan


PhD  in Electrical Engineering, 1996, IITM

ME  in Electrical Engineering 1991, IISc, Bangalore

BTech  in Electrical Engineering 1989, IITM

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  • My Academic background BTech in Electrical Engineering 1989, IITM,M.E in Electrical Engineering 1991, IISc, Bangalore ,PhD in Electrical Engineering, 1996, IITM.Other positions I have held are Senior Engineer, Kirloskar Electric Company, Mysore, 1991 - 1992 and Senior Engineer, Lucas TVS, Chennai, 1996 - 1998

  • Power Conversion and control for renewable energy.
  • Motor drives.
  • Low speed Motor Control.
  • Grid interface for Low voltage renewable energy sources.
  • CSI based grid interface for PV systems.
  • Subsea Motor Drives.
  • Development of Solid State Amplidyne.

    Current Courses

  • Electrical Machines - A first level course on Machines and Transformers.
  • Power Electronics - A first level course in the field of Power Electronics.
  • Modelling and Analysis of Electric Machines - A Graduate level course that deals with dynamic models for machines.
  • Power Electronic Control of Electric Machines - A Graduate level course on motor control.
  • Digital Simulation of Power Electronic Circuits and Systems - A Graduate level course on the mathematics of power electronic circuit/motor drive simulation.
  • Networks and Systems - A first level course on various network analysis and signal transform methods.
  • Control Systems - A first level course on Control Systems.
  • Advanced Motor Control - A graduate advanced course on motor control.
  • NPTEL features the web based machines course co-authored with Prof Sridhara Rao and Prof Sasidhara Rao of IITM.
  • A video course on Modelling and Analysis of Electrical Machines is also available on NPTEL.

  • S Gopalan, K Vasudevan, D Kumar and S Paramasivam, Impact of Supply Voltage Unbalance and Harmonics on dc Bus Electrolytic Capacitor of Adjustable Speed Drives, in IEEE Trans on IA.
  • D Sivadas and K Vasudevan, An Active Islanding Detection Strategy With Zero Nondetection Zone for Operation in Single and Multiple Inverter Mode Using GPS Synchronized Pattern, in IEEE Trans on Ind El vol 67, no 7, pp 5554-5564, July 2020.
  • C Poongothai and K Vasudevan, Design of LCL Filter for Grid-Interfaced PV System Based on Cost Minimization, in IEEE Trans on IA, vol 55, no 1, pp 584-592, Jan-Feb 2019.
  • A K Haridas and K Vasudevan, Design and Analysis of Load Torque Observer for High Precision Position Control of PMSM, IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Lisbon, Portugal, 2019, pp 998-1003.
  • D Sivadas and K Vasudevan, Stability Analysis of Three-Loop Control for Three-Phase Voltage Source Inverter Interfaced to the Grid Based on State Variable Estimation, in IEEE Trans on IA, vol 54, no 6, pp 6508-6518, Nov-Dec 2018.
  • A Chithrabhanu and K Vasudevan, A Novel SRM Drive Employing a Buck-Boost Energy Recovery Stage, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES) , Chennai, India, 2018, pp 1-6.
  • P Damodaran and Krishna Vasudevan,Sensorless Brushless DC Motor Drive Based on the Zero-Crossing Detection of Back Electromotive Force (EMF)From the Line Voltage Difference, IEEE Trans on EC, Vol 25, Iss 3, 2010, pp 661 - 668.
  • R Chudamani, Krishna Vasudevan and C S Ramalingam, Real Time Estimation of Power System Frequency using Nonlinear Least Squares, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol 24, No 3, July 2009, pp 1021 - 1028.
  • R Chudamani, Krishna Vasudevan and C S Ramalingam, Nonlinear Least Squares based Harmonic Estimation for a Shunt Active Power Filter, IET-Power Electronics, Vol 2, Issue 2, 2009, pp 134 - 146.
  • R Chudamani, Krishna Vasudevan and C S Ramalingam, A Novel Power System Frequency Estimation Method, IET-Electronic Letters, Vol 44, Iss17, Aug 14, 2008, pp 1030 - 1032.
  • Lohia, P, Mishra, M K Karthikeyan, K and Vasudevan, K, A Minimally Switched Control Algorithm for Three-Phase Four-Leg VSI Topology to Compensate Unbalanced and Nonlinear Load, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Volume 23, Issue 4, July 2008, pp 1935 - 1944.

  • Current industrial projects are in the areas of:
  • PMSM control at low speeds aimed at exploring development sensorless approaches.
  • Robust Power Converters focussing on studying the impact of power quality disturbances on front end of drives.
  • Precision Motor Control under AMTDC.
  • Islanded Grid Operation for solar PV under the IGCS Programme.

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