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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.

Details

Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Unit code ELEC3204
Unit name Power Electronics and Applications
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2022
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Remote
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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ELEC2104
Corequisites
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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

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Weidong Xiao, weidong.xiao@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Rui Hong Chu , rui.chu@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam Final exam
CLOSED book examination Calculator - non-programmable
50% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Assignment Design and simulation
for both CC and RE students
5% Week 05 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6
Online task In-class quiz
online exam (open book)
15% Week 07 55-minute open book test on Week 7
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Assignment 6 lab sessions or simulation project
Simulation project for RE students; 6 lab sessions for CC students;
30% Week 12 Week 3-13
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO5 LO6 LO4 LO3 LO2
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Lecture 1 (Introduction) No lab; no tutorial; Lecture (2 hr) LO1
Week 02 Lecture 2 (Power semiconductors and magnetics) Tutorial 1 (Introduction to simulation for power electronics and power computation); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO6
Week 03 Lecture 3 (Buck converters) RE support (Simulation project and assignment support); CC Lab 0 (Lab introduction, safety requirement, and microcontrollers); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6
Week 04 Lecture 4 (Boost converters, switching loss and gate drivers) Tutorial 2 (PWM generation and converter modulation); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 05 Lecture 5 (Buck-boost converter and conduction loss analysis) RE support (Simulation project and assignment support); CC Lab 1 (Buck converter construction, test, and evaluation); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 06 Lecture 6 (DC/1pAC conversion and Single-phase AC to DC conversion) Tutorial 3 (DC/DC converters and DC motors); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO6
Week 07 Lecture 9 (Quick mid-term summary and in-class quiz) RE support (Simulation project); CC Lab 2 (DC motor drive and applications); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 08 No Lecture (Good Friday) RE support (Simulation project); CC Lab 3 (DC motor drive and applications); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO2 LO5 LO6
Week 09 Lecture 9 (Three-phase AC to DC conversion) RE support (Simulation project); CC Lab 4 (DC motor drive and applications); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 10 Lecture 10 (DC to three-phase AC conversion and Switched capacitor converter) RE support (Simulation project); CC Lab 5 (DC motor drive and applications); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 11 Lecture 11 (Flyback and Forward converters) RE support (Simulation project); CC Lab 6 (Three-phase AC to DC conversion); 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 12 Lecture 12 (Analysis, design, and simulation of Isolated DC/DC converters) Tutorial 4 (Simulation and support) 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 13 Lecture 13 (Review and Q&A) Tutorial 5 (Simulation and Q&A) 3 sessions on Mon, Wed, Thu Lecture and tutorial (5 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed through the Library eReserve, available on Canvas.

Power Electronics Step-by-Step: Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Control

 ISBN-13: 978-0073380674; ISBN-10: 1260456978

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
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