H64APC Advanced Power Conversion
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)
Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: MEng and MSc (FT and PT) in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Spring ||Assessed by end of Spring Semester |
Prerequisites: Knowledge of power electronics principles and circuits (such as that provided by H63PED and H62PSE).
Summary of Content:
The course will concentrate on modelling and control of power converters covering the following aspects and will incorporate the most recent technical developments where appropriate:
- Review of basic DC-DC converters
- Averaging techniques for modelling switching power converters
- Control techniques for the basic DC-DC converters (buck/ flyback) – voltage mode control/current mode control/effect of discontinuous inductor current
- Resonant DC-DC power conversion techniques - load resonant converters
- Modelling and analysis of load resonant converters - fundamental approximation approach.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture ||6 weeks||1 per week||4 hours |
Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester
Further Activity Details:
All teaching takes place in 5 off 4 hour blocks. Breakdown of hours: Tutor led - 20 hours; student directed - 40 hours; assessment/revision - 15 hours.
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1 ||100 ||exam – 4 compulsory questions |
Dr A Costabeber
Education Aims: To introduce students to dynamic modelling techniques for switching power converters. To introduce students to the requirements of and design of control loops for switching power converters. To introduce students to properties and operation of load resonant power converters.
By the end of the module, students should be able to;
- select and apply analytical techniques to perform simple design calculations for switching regulators in continuous and discontinuous mode.
- demonstrate an awareness of averaging techniques for creating dynamic models of switching power converters.
- select and apply suitable analytical techniques to analyse and design simple control systems for switching converters.
- demonstrate an understanding of the basic properties of load resonant converters.
- select and apply analytical techniques to analyse or perform design calculations on specified load resonant converter systems.
Offering School: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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