30.107 Power Electronics

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The SUTD EPD pillar course, Power Electronics 30.107 addresses the application of electronics to energy conversion and control.  Topics covered include: characteristics of power semiconductor devices; modeling, analysis, and control techniques; design of power circuits including ac-ac regulator, inverters, rectifiers, and dc-dc converters; analysis and design of magnetic components and filters; interface between power electronics equipment and utility supply; and application to power supplies, motor drives, and green energy sources.

This subject is endorsed by PEB (Professional Engineers Board) Singapore.  It is an essential subject for electrical engineering, which fits into EPD Electrical Engineering Track curriculum and also requirement for a student in applying as a practicing engineer after graduation in Electrical Engineering.

Pre-Requisite

Prerequisites will be strictly enforced with a grade of at least a Pass.

Course Lead/Main Instructor

Goal

The coverage of this course is summarized in below figure.  Basically, Power Electronics in our context covers Electronics & Devices, Power & Energy, and System & Control.  This is a design intensive course where design project, in class assessments and case study carry high weightage.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and describe the characteristics of power semiconductor devices,
  • Apply power electronics technology for various applications such as power supplies, motor drives, and green energy,
  • Analyze and design basic power electronic circuits including ac-ac regulator, inverters, rectifiers, and dc-dc converters,
  • Analyze and design magnetic components and filters,
  • Evaluate the impacts of power electronics equipment to the utility supply,
  • Identify green energy sources.

Measurable Outcomes

  • Distinguish and summarize various characteristics of power semiconductor devices
  • Choose, match, and implement the appropriate power electronic technologies for their specific applications, such as power supplies, motor drives, and green energy sources
  • Explore different analysis techniques and calculate the required parameters in designing basic power electronic circuits including ac-ac regulator, inverters, rectifiers, and dc-dc converters and assess the performance of the circuit
  • Utilize the analysis method and calculate the required parameters in designing magnetic components and filters for power electronic circuits
  • Formulate, explain, and assess the impacts of power electronics devices for the electricity supply utility
  • Distinguish and summarize the types and features of different green energy sources

Pedagogy

30.107 is a 12 unit subject (5-0-7), which means that the overall weekly time commitment is, on average, approximately 12 hours.  The actual workload will depend on a number of factors, including the ability of design teams to plan and schedule their time efficiently, the scope chosen by design teams, self-study, homework time. Workload comprises participation in Design, Concept, Implement & Operate (2.5 hours per week), Reflection & Interaction (2.5 hours per week) and non-guided project work (7 hours per week, non-assigned contact time, group meetings, lab note and communication preparation) per week.

Text & References

Text

  • Muhammad H. Rashid; Power Electronics: Devices, Circuits & Applications, International Edition; 4thEdition, (Pearson Higher Ed USA 2014, ISBN: 9780273769088, ISBN-10: 0273769081).

References

  • Elya B. Joffe, Kai-Sang Lock; Grounds for Grounding: A Circuit to System Handbook; (Wiley-IEEE Press 2009, ISBN: 978-0-471-66008-8).
  • Agarwal and Lang; Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits; (Elsevier, 2005. ISBN: 9781558607354).
  • James Kirtley; Electric Power Principles: Sources, Conversion; (Wiley, 2010. ISBN: 9780470686362).

Grading

Assessment Items

Total

Details

Schedule

In-class Assessment

10%

Presentation, Classroom Participation, Leadership

Weekly

Take-home Assessment

10%

Homework
1-D, 2-D, 3-D

Weekly

Individual / Group Design Project

40%

Midterm Examination

20%

Open book written exam, covers material from Week-1 to Week-5

2 hours

Final Examination

20%

Open book written exam, covers material from Week-8 to Week-12

2 hours

Total

100%

Policies

  • Assignments will not be accepted / graded after the due date / time.
  • Do not attempt to hand-in late writing assignments.
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