Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.02.2020 - 27.05.2020

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

prof. Jorma Kyyrä,

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of the course, the student:
1. knows the topologies of the most common switch mode power supplies and can analyze their operation.
2. masters the basics of the dynamic modeling and control of SMPS.
3. knows basics of high frequency inductors and transformers and dimensioning of them as part of SMPS.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Circuit topologies and operating principles of the most common power supplies based on power electronics. DC-DC converters, resonant topologies, galvanic isolation and isolated topologies, modeling and control of power supplies, diode rectifiers and active power factor correction.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

-DC-DC converters
-Resonant converters
-Galvanic isolation, converters with isolation
-Control of SMPS
-Diode rectification
-Power factor correction
-High-frequency inductive components

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises, simulation exercises, laboratory exercise, exam. Exam defines grade (simulation exercises must be accepted).

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

-75 % weight in the final grade of the course
-One question can be replaced by voluntary design exercise
accepted in advance
-Studies on difference topologies, control circuits, components, simulations, building of converters etc….
Simulation exercises with Plecs
-25 % weight in the final grade of the course
One laboratory work with two themes
-Buck and Voltage Mode Control
-Forward Converter
-Measurements about 3h reports about 6 h

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 48 h, independent studies and work-based learning 62 h, revision 20 h, exam 3 h.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mohan, Undeland, Robbins: Power Electroncis, Converters, Applications and Design, Wiley&Sons, 3. edition, 2003 and other distributed material.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces S-81.3100

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fundamentals of electrical engineering and 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): 

Lectures 12-14

27.2 Start, DC-DC converters

5.3 DC-DC

12.3 Resonant converters

19.3 Resonant converters

26.3 Isolated converters

2.4 Control

9.4 no teaching, exam week

Exercises 14-16


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