Power Electronics - ELEC4614

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Electrical Eng and Telecommunications

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prereq: ELEC2133

Equivalent: ELEC4240

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Power semiconductor switching devices and their limitations; Switching characteristics, protection and limitations of various types of power semiconductor switches; Elementary concepts in power electronics; Application of power electronic converters in energy conversion, utility applications and power supplies and utilizations; Diode rectifier circuits, multi-pulse rectifiers, input and output waveform characterization, filter design. Non isolated DC-DC converters, circuits topologies, characteristics with continuous and discontinuous conduction, circuit design and control considerations, Quadrant operation; Isolated DC-DC converters, transformer design issues, core resetting; Single-phase and three-phase DC-AC inverters, modulation strategies, output waveform analysis and filter design; Utility interfaces; High power applications; Converter system implementation


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