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Undergraduate Course: Power Electronics 4 (ELEE10004)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course aims to equip students to enter the power electronics industry by providing them with an understanding of the fundamental principles of power semiconductor devices and circuits, and the knowledge and skills required to analyse and design such circuits. Students will also be introduced to the central issues involved in the specification and design of power electronic systems in lower power applications, in particular switched mode power supplies.
Course description Lectures

L1 Introduction to Power Electronics
L2-4 Switched Mode Power Supplies
basic buck, buck-boost, boost converters
L5-9 Switched Mode Power Supplies
circuits with isolation flyback, forward, bridge converters
L10-11 Resonant Power Supplies
ZCS, ZVS converters
L12-15 Switched Mode Power Supplies
control techniques voltage mode control, current mode control
L16-18 Magnetic components design
Design of high frequency transformers and inductors
L19 Active Devices: Power MOSFET
L20 Gate Drive Circuits and Snubber Circuits
L21-22 Rectifiers with power factor correction (active and passive)

Tutorials:

One per teaching week.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Power Electronics and Machines 3 (ELEE09020)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesA general understanding of three phase circuits, power and power
factor, induction machines and synchronous machines.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 65 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be based on a single written paper of 120 minutes duration.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Power Electronics 42:00
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- explain the operation of buck, buck-boost and boost converters in both continuous and discontinuous mode;
- carry out basic design calculations for SMPS circuits with isolation;
- explain the operation of resonant power supplies, and carry out basic design calculations;
- explain SMPS control techniques;
- design high frequency transformers;
- explain the operation of power semiconductors (in particular, power MOSFETS), and their associated drive and protection circuits;
- explain the operation and draw the expected waveforms for inverter and active rectifier circuits;
- understand the need for power factor correction circuits (PFC) in power supply circuits;
- understand the operating principles of both passive and active PFC circuits.
Reading List
Power Electronics, Mohan, Undeland & Robbins, (Wiley) ISBN 0-471-22693-9
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Ewen Macpherson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5601
Email: Ewen.Macpherson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Sharon Potter
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
Email: Sharon.Potter@ed.ac.uk
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