This course covers a wide range of topics in power electronics including: power semiconductor devices with emphasis on their operating characteristics, power converter topologies for ac-to-dc, dc-to-dc, dc-to-ac and ac-to-ac conversions, multi-converters and multi-level converters, control techniques in power converters, modeling of power converters, applications of power converters, converter design aspects (snubber circuits, gate/base-drive circuits, thermal management, series/parallel combinations of switches), and computer simulation of power electronic systems.
- Understand operating characteristics of power semiconductor devices.
- Learn converter topologies, control techniques, and applications.
- Learn modeling and design aspects of converters.
- Use power electronic simulation packages.
Basic understanding of circuit analysis and control theory is required. Familiarity with electric machinery and power systems is desirable.
Main topics and delivery plan
- Power Semiconductor Devices
- Power Converter Topologies and Control Techniques
- Modeling and Design Aspects of Power Converters
|3||Introduction to Power Electronics||
|3||Power Semiconductor Devices||
|3||Computer Simulation of Power Electronic Systems||
|21||Power Converter Topologies, Design, Modeling and Control Techniques||
|3||Design of Power Converter Accessories||
- Mohan, Undeland and Robbins, Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design, 3rd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2003.
- M.H. Rashid, Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices, and Applications, 3rd Edition, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2003.
- Conference and Journal papers.
- Course Notes.
For more information, please contact directly the course coordinator Prof Mehrdad Kazerani.