Power Electronics (Energy)

Electronics and Computer Engineering
6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 14,0 PL + 28,0 TP + 5,0 OT

Lecturer
- Francisco José Alexandre Nunes
- Raul Manuel Domingos Monteiro

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Provide knowledge about the components and circuits used in Power Electronics. Study of the most used power converters in Industry and their applications. Introduction to problems that arise in practical situations involving the conception, design and assembly of power converters.

Program
1.Introduction, review of basic concepts
2.Passive and active elements in power converters, characterization; reference to electromagnetic noise and electromagnetic interference (EMI)
3.DC/DC switch-mode power converters
4.DC/DC switch-mode power converters with electrical isolation
5.DC/AC switch-mode power converters
6.AC/DC power converters (rectifiers)
7.Magnetics design and assembly

Evaluation Methodology
Written exam and a project of a power electronic converter, built in PCB; minimum examination mark: 8.5/20; minimum project mark: 9.5/20. The overall mark is the simple arithmetic average of the two components.

Bibliography
- P. Robbins, W. e M. Undeland, T. (2002). Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design. Wiley: John Wiley & Sons
- W. Erickson, R. e Maksimov, D. (2012). Fundamentals of Power Electronics. Springer: Springer
- Nunes, F. (0). Diapositivos de Eletrónica de Potência. Acedido em 14 de setembro de 2015 em http://www.e-learning.ipt.pt/mod/resource/view.php?id=38451
- Monteiro, R. (0). Sebenta de Eletrónica de Potência. Acedido em 14 de setembro de 2015 em http://www.e-learning.ipt.pt/mod/resource/view.php?id=54878

Method of interaction
Lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes.

Software used in class
LTSpice-SPICE simulator, schematic capture and waveform viewer.