- Code ENGN6625
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Engineering
- Areas of interest Engineering, Electronics
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Matthew James
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2016
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Modern power electronics devices and circuits are now in widespread use, across an ever-increasing number of power conversion and power control applications. The purpose of this course is to give a detailed introduction to the key aspects of power electronic circuits, components and design.
Techniques for analysing and designing switch-mode power supplies, DC-DC converters, power rectifiers, static power inverters and universal power supplies are examined, along with electric machines, motors and transformers, and their associated power electronics drive requirements. The course also gives an overview of the electrical power system and power systems analysis, in the context of power electronics applications and their interaction with the power network.
This course will provide a strong foundation in power electronics for systems engineers and project engineers, including a strong laboratory component. This course should give students a very solid overview of topics that would often be covered in considerable detail in multiple power electrical engineering courses, with the goal of giving the students a good level of coverage of the fundamentals across the power systems and power electronics fields.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Apply power circuit analysis techniques to interpret and solve balanced and unbalanced three-phase power circuits and power networks with linear and non-linear loads.
2. Relate fundamental semiconductor physics to properties and operation of semiconductor switching devices, and identify and interpret those properties unique to power devices. Understand the fundamental theory and operation of high-frequency switching circuits and combine circuit mathematics with characteristics of linear and non-linear devices to analyse and evaluate different power conversion applications.
3. Apply advanced knowledge and analysis techniques to design and critically assess key aspects of power converters such as rectifiers, DC-DC converters and AC-DC inverters.
4. Understand the fundamentals of transformers and induction motors, analyse and interpret their operation, and evaluate power circuits used for control of motors.
5. Critique various power electronics circuits, concepts and applications in the context of their impact upon the power network, in particular assessing the impacts on power quality, power factor and harmonic interference.
6. Research, design, construct and simulate a complete power conversion application based on a complex set of user specifications (major project).
Modern power electronics devices and circuits are now in widespread use, across an ever-increasing number of power conversion and power control applications. The purpose of this course is to give a detailed introduction to the key aspects of power electronic circuits, components and design. Topics covered include power semiconductor devices, their characteristics and operation, and their use in power electronics circuits. Techniques for analysing and designing switch-mode power supplies, DC-DC converters, power rectifiers, static power inverters and universal power supplies are examined, along with electric machines, motors and transformers, and their associated power electronics drive requirements. The course also gives an overview of the electrical power system and power systems analysis, in the context of power electronics applications and their interaction with the power network.
This course is assessed across a range of assessment activities:
· Laboratory Exercises (25%)
· Online Quizzes (10%)
· Major Project (15%)
· Research Presentation (10%)
· Final Exam (40%)
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8096||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|