Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.01.2020 - 09.04.2020

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV (Spring)

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.

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.

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.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces S-81.3110

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=ELEC-E8403

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E8412 Power Electronics

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3 English

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