Schedule: 04.01.2018 - 05.04.2018
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Students will understand the operating principles of relevant ac-dc, dc-ac and ac-ac converters used in various applications. She/he can select the relevant converter for a specific conversion purpose. This includes applications in industry and households, as well as in power systems and renewable energy. The student will know the modulation principles used in different converters, and be able to dimension the main circuit of the converters.
Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The depth of analysis is more thorough than in the basic course ELEC-E8412. Topics discussed are ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac and ac-ac converters. The underlining difference is on line-frequency commutation or self-commutation where pulse width modulation is used. Also, the use of voltage and current sources as the intermediate dc-bus are studied. High voltage dc transmission (HVDC), filtering of line-currents and compensation of reactive power are also included.
Details on the course content (applies in this implementation):
Semiconductor Power Switches 57
AC-to-DC Converters 115
AC-to-AC Converters 196
DC-to-AC Converters 276
Power Electronics and Clean Energy 411
Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
The course includes lectures and exercises. In addition mandatory laboratory exercises and simulation exercises need to be done before passing the course. Exam.
Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation):
a short learning diary of
the lab work afterwards
and download to
existing circuits are simulated and related questions answerer, Taken
into account in
the final grading of
the course, weigth 25
Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Contact teaching 24 h, independent studies and work-based learning 86 h, revision 20 h, exam 3 h.
Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Andrzej M. Trzynadlowski: Introduction to modern power electronics, 2nd edition, 2010, Wiley&Sons ISBN: 978-0-470-40103-3 and other material distributed during the course.
Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation):
Modern Power Electronics, Third edition, 2016, http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119003210.html
version of the textbook under the link https://aalto.finna.fi/Record/alli.721028
Remember that only three simultaneous users are allowed, so remember to log
off. There will be also some printed copies in the library.
Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
ELEC-E8412 Power Electronics
Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):
Language class 3 English
Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation):
Teaching is always on Thursday, lectures 8:30-10 and exercise 10:15, duration periods III and IV