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A Virtual-Lab Tool for Teaching the Fundamentals of a DC Motor-Generator Operation using Excel-VBA

by Cleber Gustavo Dias, Luiz Carlos Da Silva
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 183 - Number 24
Year of Publication: 2021
Authors: Cleber Gustavo Dias, Luiz Carlos Da Silva
10.5120/ijca2021921627

Cleber Gustavo Dias, Luiz Carlos Da Silva . A Virtual-Lab Tool for Teaching the Fundamentals of a DC Motor-Generator Operation using Excel-VBA. International Journal of Computer Applications. 183, 24 ( Sep 2021), 1-8. DOI=10.5120/ijca2021921627

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author = { Cleber Gustavo Dias, Luiz Carlos Da Silva },
title = { A Virtual-Lab Tool for Teaching the Fundamentals of a DC Motor-Generator Operation using Excel-VBA },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Sep 2021 },
volume = { 183 },
number = { 24 },
month = { Sep },
year = { 2021 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 1-8 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume183/number24/32072-2021921627/ },
doi = { 10.5120/ijca2021921627 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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Abstract

This paper presents an Excel-VBA implementation tool for teaching some fundamentals of rotating electrical machines in undergraduate and graduate level, particularly for electrical engineering curriculum. The basic concepts of a Direct Current (DC) motor operation and a DC generator have been simulated for several operational scenarios. The simulation results have been compared to mathematical models implemented in the Matlab/Simulink© environment using the 4th Runge-Kutta method for numerical solution of the differential equations that correspond to the dynamic behavior of the electrical machine. In addition, some experimental results have shown a good approximation between the simulation results obtained from the proposed virtual tool and the experimental data. Therefore, the present development is capable of serving as a potential virtual lab for a better understanding of rotating electrical machines concepts, particularly for undergraduate courses.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Engineering Education Virtual Lab Rotating Machines STEM Learning Visual Basic for Applications