Electrical Engineering MA, Power Converter Analysis, 7.5 credits

Syllabus:

Electrical Engineering MA, Power Converter Analysis, 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: ET026A
  • Subject/Main field: Electrical Engineering
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Electronics Design
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 9/20/2021
  • Date of change: 3/15/2022
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2022

Aim

The course aims to provide a basic understanding of power electronics applications, power semiconductors, as well as the working principle and analysis of power electronics converters.

Course objectives

After completing this course the students will be able to:
- describe what a switched-mode converter is and its basic operating principles
- analyze the steady-state voltages and currents of step-down, step-up, inverting, and other power converters in both continuous and discontinuous conduction mode
- derive an averaged equivalent circuit model and solve for the converter efficiency
- use power semiconductor devices in a switching converter
- describe the basic DC-DC converter and DC-AC inverter circuits
- implement transformer isolation in a DC-DC converter

Content

This course introduces the basic concepts of switched-mode converter circuits for controlling and converting electrical power with high efficiency. Principles of converter circuit analysis are introduced and are developed for finding the steady-state voltages, current, and efficiency of power converters.

The course also introduces more advanced concepts of switched-mode converter circuits including bidirectional converters and transformer-based isolation. Power semiconductor devices, their limitations, and their use in power electronics are covered.

Entry requirements

Electrical Engineering, 22.5 credits, including circuit theory and analog electronics.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The teaching is given by following two shorter online courses with recorded lectures and assignments. Supervised exercises and laboratory work are carried out on Campus in Sundsvall.

Examination form

I101: Introduction to Power Electronics, Assignment Report, 3.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

I201: Converter Circuits, Assignment Report, 3.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

L101: Laboration, 1.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at www.miun.se/gradingcriteria.

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Robert W. Erickson, Dragan Maksimovic
  • Title: Fundamentals of Power Electronics
  • Edition: 3 eller senare
  • Publisher: Springer

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