Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 3
Target Students: 3rd Year and MSc students in The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: Understanding of transients in RL and RC networks, single-phase rectification, inductive and capacitive smoothing, diode and thyristor characteristics.
Summary of Content: This module provides students with an understanding of the operational principles of power electronic converters and their associated systems. This module covers:
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||100||2 hour exam|
Professor J Clare
Education Aims: The aim of this module is to provide an in depth knowledge of power electronics at a level suitable for final year undergraduate students. Since power electronics is a rapidly growing subject the course tries to reflect this by covering the well established and widely used technologies (such as three phase rectification) as well as more recent developments such as resonant converters. The increasing importance of power quality is also addressed and various high power factor utility interface circuits are discussed. Inverter circuits employing pulse width modulation (PWM) are studied due to their very widespread use in variable speed drives and power supply systems. High power (multi-level) converter structures are then discussed. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on circuits and their applications rather than on the technology of power switching devices.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
Offering School: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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