|Course Availability|| Compulsory (C)
or Elective (E)
|MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience||E|
|MEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering||E|
|MEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering||E|
|MEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering with Industrial Experience||E|
|EEEN30042 Power Electronics|
The programme unit aims to:
Builds on the material learnt in the Power Electronics course in year three by introducing advanced concepts and applications in the area of electrical energy conversion systems. Examples will be taken from More-Electric Vehicles, Electrical Power Systems and Robotics.
The unit will examine Power Electronic Sub-system design including practical aspects required to implement a real system. It will consider
(1) The use of Power Electronics in AC power systems
Facts devices, Ratings of High Power IGBTs and IGCTs, Windfarms, Voltage-sourced and current-sourced HVDC, Techniques for connecting devices in Parallel and Series to boost power ratings, Snubbers.
Two level with series connected devices, Diode-clamped, Cascaded H-Bridge, Flying Capacitor, NPC/H bridge drive, PWM generation for multi-level converter, Rectifier connections for drives (12, 18 & 24 pulse), practical considerations, DQ inverter control, Phase Locked Loops.
(3) Power Factor Correction
Standards, Single-Phase DCM and CCM, Three-Phase DCM
Design of a battery charger for an Electric Vehicle.
Students will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
Transferable skills and personal qualities
|Lectures||Tutorials/Example Classes||Practical Work/Laboratory||Private Study||Total|
Unseen written examination
Length of examination: 2 hours
Calculators are permitted, providing they cannot store text
The unseen written examination forms 60% of the total unit assessment
Design assignment â 40% of the overall unit mark
|Prof Mike Barnes||-||Lecturer|
|Dr Roger Shuttleworth||-||Unit Leader|