Power Electronics

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (specialization in Control and Industrial Electronics)
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 28,0 TP + 5,0 OT + 2,0 O

- Francisco José Alexandre Nunes
- Raul Manuel Domingos Monteiro

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Provide students with solid fundations of power electronic circuits, its control, and the components used; ability to design and assembly, using simulation, build and study a power electronic converter with control.

Introduction. Power semiconductor devices.
Switch-mode power converters. Reference to resonant converters. Rectifiers with sinusoidal input current (power factor corrected). Voltage mode control and current mode control. Drives for power semiconductor devices. Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Compatibility. Magnetic components project.

Evaluation Methodology
Design, simulation, construction and implementation of control in a power electronic converter; detailed written report and oral discussion of the Project. Minimum pass grade: 9.5/20.

- Erickson, R. e Maksimov, D. (2012). Fundamentals of Power Electronics. Springer: Springer
- Robbins, W. e Undeland, T. e Mohan, N. (2002). Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design. Wiley: John Wiley & Sons
- Nunes, F. (0). Diapositivos de Eletrónica de Energia (controlo). Acedido em 12 de setembro de 2015 em http://www.e-learning.ipt.pt/mod/resource/view.php?id=54332
- Monteiro, R. (0). Sebenta de Eletrónica de Energia (circuitos de potência). Acedido em 12 de setembro de 2015 em http://www.e-learning.ipt.pt/mod/resource/view.php?id=48271

Method of interaction
Lectures and practical sessions focused on problem solving, demonstrations and laboratory experiments. Individual tutorial guidance.

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