Fundamentals of Switched Reluctance Motor & Drive

Learn about SRM in-depth and understand why it preferred for Electric Vehicle.

Why this course?


Switched Reluctance Motor is one of the oldest electric motor that is competing since 180 years. Availability of sophisticated and economical power electronics technology gave rebirth to the most efficient and robust motor -SRM. Due to higher efficiency, magnet-less operation and simple mechanical structure, SRM becomes most preferable electric motor for latest electric vehicle applications. Recently advanced version of SR technology have been used to power Tesla Model 3 electric car and claimed significant increased in range (efficiency) compared to induction motor used in Model S.

SRM offers numbers of benefit like higher efficiency, less weight, mow cost, reduced manufacturing process time, wide constant power region, fault tolerant operation and superior performance even at comparative higher temperature.

This course explains each and every fundamental detail about switched reluctance motor and drive. Starting from fundamental operation of SRM, it covers extreme detail about each parameters and terms related to Motor, converter as well as controller. It includes SRM geometries, magnetic characteristics, inductance profile, angular parameters, torque equation, torque speed characteristics, converter topologies, speed control, closed-loop control, braking, regeneration, torque ripple, acoustic noise etc.

Animation and visualization developed for this course will help in learning with easy.


I am Dr. Jignesh Makwana. I am working of SRM since 2005 and my first research paper on SRM converter was published in 2008. Then after I have published numbers of research articles on SRM in various journals, conferences and books. Other than theory and publications, I have worked intensively on SRM hardware as well as simulations. I have also provided consultancy service to the industry for designing and manufacturing SRM, converter and controller.

This fundamental course is compilation of all the important aspects of switched reluctance motor drive in very well organized manner and easy to understand with visual animations. It will give you the initial boost by clearing your all doubt about switched reluctance motor and drive. Even if you know few basic things about SRM ,I assured that you will learn so many more important things.

What you'll learn

  • Understand how switched reluctance motor works
  • How to select optimum turn-on and turn-off angle for particular application
  • How to select best motor geometry and numbers of phase for particular application
  • Understand how power electronics converter of SRM works
  • Derive equivalent circuit, & torque speed characteristics
  • Understand how to control speed of SRM by various techniques
  • Understand what is magnetic characteristics and inductance profile
  • Understand complexity of selecting optimum angles control due to magnetic non-linearity
  • Learn different position sensing arrangement
  • Understand torque ripple and acoustic noise


  • Basics of power and energy forms related to electrical as well as mechanical system
  • Basics of electric & magnetic circuit

Who this course is for:
  • This course is suitable to those who want to start their research career in the area of switched reluctance motor drive.
  • And for those who want to understand every detail about switched reluctance motor drive.
  • This course is recommended to UG and PG students of Electrical Engineering and power electronics engineering.
  • This course is also recommended to those who are interested or working with electric vehicle system.

Your Instructor

Dr. Jignesh Makwana
Dr. Jignesh Makwana

Dr. Jignesh Makwana received Phd degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, in 2013. He is teaching power electronics, electric drives, control system & other subject in engineering colleges since last 15 years. He served as a associate professor and Head of Department, Electrical Engineering, faculty of technology at Marwadi University, Rajkot from 2013 to 2017. Currently He is providing consultancy service to many industries for product design and development related to electric drives and power electronics. Know more...

Frequently Asked Questions

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See what others have to say for this course.....


"Very nice explanation and cover all basics of Switched Reluctance motor. Good for who want learn about SRM."

- Sandeep Bhisade


"well explained,, good match for me."

- Gaurav Uppal