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Postgraduate Course: Power Conversion (MSc) (PGEE10033)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will develop understanding of fundamental power electronic building blocks and modulation techniques, employed in solid-state power converters. The concept of switch mode power conversion will be developed starting with basic circuits and extended to more complex topologies and functions, including the generation of two and three phase ac waveforms. The course will introduce a range of power electronic devices and show how the properties these devices affect the design and performance of power converters. A range of case studies will be used to illustrate how power electronics may be applied to a real world applications.
Course description Topics covered:

-Switch-mode power conversion.
-DC-DC conversion.
-AC-DC conversion.
-Power semiconductor devices.
-Switching Transients
-Losses and thermal management.
-Passive components
-Applications (Power management, Machines drives, Power Systems)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have a sound understanding of the operation of power electronic converters and their use in a range of applications.
  2. Have a sound understanding of power semiconductor behavior and its impact on circuit design and performance.
  3. Be able to carry out calculations to perform designs and evaluate the performance of power electronic converters.
  4. Be able to understand the modulation of DC-AC converters and perform basic calculations of ac power flows.
  5. Appreciate the role of power electronics in range of applications.
Reading List

┐Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design┐ by Ned Mohan,┐ Tore M. Undeland,┐ William P. Robbins.
┐Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems : Modeling, Control, and Applications┐ Amirnaser Yazdani, Reza Iravani
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPower Engineering,Power Electronics,Electrical Machines,Power Converters,Machine Drives
Contacts
Course organiserProf Stephen Finney
Tel: (0131 6)50 5724
Email: Stephen.Finney@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
Email: M.Inch@ed.ac.uk
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