- 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
- Dr Rodney Kennedy
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2017
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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:
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Understand the fundamentals of transformers and induction motors, analyse and interpret their operation, and evaluate power circuits used for control of motors.
- 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.
- Research, design, construct and simulate a complete power conversion application based on a complex set of user specifications (major project).
- Apply research skills to
develop a thorough understanding of a complex or emerging power electronics technology
beyond the scope of supplied course materials, performing an evaluation and
appraisal of the technology.
Professional Skills Mapping
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
Indicative AssessmentThis course is assessed across a range of assessment activities:
- Tutorial/Quizzes: 15%,
- Computer Labs: 10%,
- Hardware Labs: 15%,
- Design Project: 10%,
- Research paper presentation: 10%,
- Final exam: 40%.
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WorkloadEight two-hour tutorials (16 hours) Two two-hour computer labs (4 hours) Four three-hour hardware labs (HLAB2 has two sessions) (15 hours).Masters presentations (8 hours)
Requisite and Incompatibility
- N. Mohan, T. M. Undeland and W. P. Robbins, Power Electronics, Third Edition, Wiley, 2003.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7969||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|