Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 14.01.2021 - 15.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jorma Kyyrä, Edris Pouresmaeil

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jorma Kyyrä

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The depth of analysis is more thorough than in the basic course ELEC-E8412. Topics discussed are ac-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 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 24 h, independent studies and work-based learning 86 h, revision 20 h, exam 3 h.

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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. 

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-E8412 Power Electronics

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure