Principles of power-electronic components.
Insight into the functioning, basic design and usage of power-electronic convertors.Knowledge on the most important applications of power electronics.
The student is supposed to know the classic electronic components, as well as the basic principles of electrical machines and electrical grids.
Toledo / e-platform
Order of Enrolment
Is also included in other courses
- Master of Engineering: Energy 120 ects.
- EIT-KIC Master in Energy 120 ects.
- Master in de ingenieurswetenschappen: elektrotechniek (nieuw programma, start in 2011-2012) (Electronics and Integrated Circuits) 120 ects.
- Master in de ingenieurswetenschappen: elektrotechniek (nieuw programma, start in 2011-2012) (Embedded Systems and Multimedia) 120 ects.
- Master of Engineering: Electrical Engineering (new programme, starts in 2011-2012) (Electronics and Integrated Circuits) 120 ects.
- Master of Engineering: Electrical Engineering (new programme, starts in 2011-2012) (Embedded Systems and Multimedia) 120 ects.
Overview of the most important components for power applications, with the emphasis on their characteristics and applications: diode, mosfet, IGBT, thyristor, GTO, IGCT, SiC/GaN components. Next to this, the specific passive components (R/L/C) will be discussed.
Topology, functioning principle, usage limitations and basic design of the following basic circuits:
- AC-DC: rectifiers, passive as well as active, and for one or more quadrants
- DC-DC: clippers in one or more quandrants, switched capacitor circuits
- DC-AC: invertors that work on the basis of modulation techniques
- AC-AC: cycloconvertor, matrix convertor
Combined system such as circuited and linear supplies, frequency-transformers, DC/DC with integrated bridge a.o. will be explained afterwards on the basis of these basic topologies.
Multilevel and multiphase supplies for high power or high frequency use will be discussed.
Low power applications that are often realized in integrated form (chip) will also be dealt with.
Furthermore, attention will go to specific controlling techniques in power electronics and EMC/power quality aspects. This, among other things, includes modulation techniques (PWM, SVM).The lectures will be illustrated with applications from the management of electrical grids, energy conversion (e.g. solar cell converter), the improvement of power quality, electroheat and the drive of electrical machines in, among other things, transport (e.g. trains and cars) and robotics.
- course notes
- N.Mohan, T.Undeland, W.Robbins: Power Electronics (Converters, Applications, and Design)- Second Edition (1995)
Oral exam with written preparation.
The questions will determine whether the theory can be elaborated on (closed book), whether a derivation can be developed independently (open book), and whether the theory can be applied on a numeral problem (open book).
The emphasis is on insight in the matter.