Power Electronics

Course code ELEC3250Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Deals with switching issues in switch mode power supplies and high power converters and inverters. The switch mode power supply section investigates the operation and design of the standard switching power supply topologies such as the buck, boost , buck-boost, and Cuk switch mode converters. There is a brief introduction to resonant converter technology. The second section of the course considers high power converters and inverters. The terminal characteristics of the power devices used are investigated. Standard inverter topologies introduced, and various PWM algorithms for them are developed. Power quality issues and some solutions are presented. Multilevel converter topologies are introduced.

Not to count for credit with the subjects ELEC3150 or ELEC3220.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesFor the students to gain an understanding of switching electronics and solid state power conversion along with knowledge of some practical applications of this technology.
Content1. Fundamentals of switch mode device operation.
2. Switching electronic devices. (Types, characteristics, limitations).
3. DC-DC converters buck, boost, buck-boost
4. High power devices
5. Rectifiers and controlled rectifiers.
6. Introduction to Power quality issues
7. Inverters and PWM control
8. Multilevel converters and applications.
Replacing Course(s)ELEC3230
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeELEC2320 and ELEC3240
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Classmid-semester quiz (as per course handout)
Essays / Written Assignmentsas per course handout
Examination: Formalas per University's timetable
Laboratory Exercisesas per course handout
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ELEC3250