Fundamentals of Power Electronics
- Analyze the operation of power electronic converters by conversion type
- Define basic types of electronic energy conversion
- Classify electronic power converters
- Compare the features and performance characteristics of power semiconductor devices
- Analyze basic topology and functions of electronic power converters
- Compare the properties of different types of power electronic converters
- Analyze the complex system of a power converters and it's basic components
- Analyze the negative effects of power electronic converters operation on the sources and loads
- Identify the characteristic examples of power electronics device application
Forms of Teaching
Lectures are organized through 2 teaching cycles. The first cycle consists of 7 weeks of classes and mid-term exam, a second cycle of 6 weeks of classes and final exam. Classes are conducted through a total of 15 weeks with a weekly load of 3 hours.Laboratory
Laboratory exercises are organized through 2 teaching cycles. The first cycle consists of 7 exercises and second cycle of 6 exercises. Exercises are conducted with a weekly load of 3 hours.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Laboratory Exercises||50 %||10 %||50 %||10 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||20 %||30 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||20 %||30 %|
|Final Exam: Oral||30 %|
|Exam: Written||20 %||60 %|
|Exam: Oral||40 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- Fundamentals of power electronics energy conversion; Types of power electronics energy conversion; Conversion quality indicators - efficiency, power factor; Power converters classification.
- Ideal semiconductor switch; Semiconductor devices classification based on controlabillity; Ideal semiconductor switch operating quadrants; Semiconductor switch idealized model; Four-quadrant semiconductor switch.
- Topology and topological state of a converter; Topology development examples.
- Basic power electronic circuits; Diode rectifiers; Phase-controlled rectifiers.
- Switching and commutation in semiconductor switches; Passive components as the energy storage; Inductive energy storing and release, the freewheeling diode.
- DC-DC converters without galvanic isolation; Passive filters for power electronic converters.
- DC-DC converters with galvanic isolation.
- Midterm exam.
- Inverters; Harmonic analysis; Electromagnetic compatibility.
- Origins of the distorsions in the power electronic converters; Power electronic converter influence on the load and on the grid; Electromagnetic compatibility in power electronics.
- AC-AC converters; Energy flow in power electronic circuits.
- Semiconductor switch structure; Power semiconductor devices losses; Hybrid semiconductor swithes; Semiconductor switch selection based on the converter's topology.
- Application of power electronics in electrical grids; Application of power electronics in transportation.
- Application of power electronics in automation and the process industry; Application of power electronics in renewable energy sources.
- Final exam.