A novel integrated web based learning system for electrical machines education

Colak I., IRMAK E. , DEMİRBAŞ Ş. , Sagiroglu Ş.

International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives, POWERENG 2007, Setúbal, Portugal, 12 - 14 April 2007, pp.265-269 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/powereng.2007.4380122
  • City: Setúbal
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-269


This study introduces a novel web based learning tool for electrical machines education. The tool developed consists of the real time experiments remotely accessible via internet in addition to thereotical presentations with animations and simulations on mathematical models of the electrical machines. The system is based on server/client architecture. All operation steps are executed by the server. So, clients do not need any additional software rather than internet connection and an internet browser. A DC motor course is given as an example to illustrate the novel tool developed. The remotely located users can learn the therotical information about the DC motor by means of using interactive web pages. All thereotical presentations supported with favorable animations to facilitate the understanding. Also, users can use the simulation models over the web to observe the motor's dynamic behaviours under the different parameters. Moreover, they can remotely access a DC motor experimental set via internet to perform real time experiments such as speed control and generator operation of DC motor. During the conducting real time experiments over the web, the experimental set can be monitored with a webcam. Experimental results show that the integrated web based learning system developed is user-friendly and can be used for electrical machines education successfully. © 2007 IEEE.