Postgraduate Course: Power Conversion (MSc) (PGEE11072)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
1. Switch-mode power conversion.
2. DC-DC conversion.
3. AC-DC conversion.
4. Power semiconductor devices.
5. Switching Transients
6. Losses and thermal management.
7. Passive components
8. Applications (Power management, Machines drives, Power Systems)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have a sound understanding of the operation of power electronic converters and their use in a range of applications.
- Have a sound understanding of power semiconductor behaviour and its impact on circuit design and performance.
- Be able to carry out calculations to perform designs and evaluate the performance of power electronic converters.
- Be able to understand the modulation of DC-AC converters and perform basic calculations of ac power flows.
- Appreciate the role of power electronics in range of applications.
|Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design by Ned Mohan,Tore M. Undeland,William P. Robbins.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Power electronics Power converters Linear generators Permanent magnet generators
|Course organiser||Prof Stephen Finney
Tel: (0131 6)50 5724
|Course secretary||Mrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079