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48561 Power Electronics and Drives

6cp
Requisite(s): 48531 Electromechanical Automation
Recommended studies:

knowledge and skills of design, numerical and circuitry simulation, and construction; testing of electronic circuits


Field of practice: Electrical Engineering major


Undergraduate

Description

The objectives of this subject are to enable students to: acquire an understanding of the nature of power semiconductor devices and their control and use in switch-mode; understand the arrangement and topology of the circuits in which switch-mode devices are used; appreciate the use of power electronic circuits in high-power applications such as motor drives; be aware of the electromagnetic interference problems associated with power electronic systems; use commercial software for the rigorous circuit analysis of real power electronic systems; analyse and design circuits to meet certain specifications; and fabricate basic power electronic circuits such as a chopper. Topics include: topology and switching characteristics for IGBT, MOSFET, GTO, Thyristor and other devices; gate drive circuit requirements; power conversion circuits including DC-DC choppers, AC-DC controlled rectifiers, and DC-AC inverters; pulse-width modulation techniques; snubbers and thermal design for power devices; voltage and current controlled inverters; applications such as switch-mode power supplies, DC drives, AC drives, UPS systems, HVDC; recent advances in device technology; control techniques; and EMC and electromagnetic interference.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus


Detailed subject description.

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