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Unit of study_

ELEC3204: Power Electronics and Applications

This unit of study aims to provide the fundamentals of power electronics. It provides description of the operation principles and control of these blocks. Through analysis and design methodologies, it delivers an understanding of modern enabling technologies associated with energy conversion. Through laboratory hands-on experience on actual industrial systems, such as electrical motor drives, robotic arms, and power supplies, it enhances the link between the theory and the "real" engineering world. The following topics are covered: Introduction to power electronic converters and systems; analysis, design, simulation, and control of power electronic converters; power semiconductor devices; passive devices; the conversion toplogy includes DC/DC, DC/AC, AC/DC, and AC/AC for various applications.

Code ELEC3204
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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ELEC2104
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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1. Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. 2. Fourier theory applied to periodic and non-periodic signals. 3. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. 4. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc. 5. Basic electric circuit theory and analysis

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand power semiconductor devices used for modern power electronics
  • LO2. understand and analyze DC-DC power converters in steady-state
  • LO3. understand and analyze AC/DC and DC/AC power conversion in steady-state
  • LO4. modeling and simulation of DC/DC, DC/AC, and AC/DC power conversion
  • LO5. test and troubleshoot power converters
  • LO6. performance evaluation of power converters