ELEC 410

Power Electronics

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-1.5

Electronics in energy conversion and control. Circuits with switches and diodes. Electrical and thermal characteristics of power semiconductor devices: diodes and thyristors; bipolar, field effect and insulated gate transistors. Phase controlled converters: ac-to-ac and ac-to-dc. Dc-to-dc converters including switching regulators. Voltage source inverters. Pulse-width modulation and harmonic elimination techniques. Emphasis on device limitations, computer aided analysis and system control. Application examples including solar power conversion and battery chargers.

Prerequisites:

Undergraduate course in Electrical Engineering offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.

Schedules:
Summer Fall Spring

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