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Module EE 5004 Module Power Electronics

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Credits 4.0 Total Lectures 55hrs Pre- EC 2001
Hours Requisites EC 3001
GPA/NGPA GPA Lab/Assignt 15hrs

Aims: This subject aims at learning the basic power semiconductor devices & components and
developing the required skills to analyse and design power electronic circuits and systems for
various electrical applications.
Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion, students will be capable of
 examining the behaviour of power semiconductor devices and components
 analysing the operation of various power converter modules
 designing suitable power converter modules for industrial applications
 using modern software and hardware to model and analyse power electronic circuits
and systems

 Introduction to Power Electronics
 Power Semiconductor Devices
Power diodes, thyristors, power BJTs, MOSFETs, IGBTs, GTOs, TRIACs, DIACs –
characteristics, drive requirements, thermal issues, protection

 Power Convertors
AC – DC Converters; semi controlled, fully-controlled and uncontrolled rectifiers: single-
Phase and three-phase
DC – DC Converters; fundamental converter topologies, isolated converter topologies,
control of DC-DC Converters, DC drives
AC-AC Converters; Cycloconverters

 Inverters
3-Phase Inverters; DC link inverter; forced-commutation thyristor circuits; BJT and IGBT,
comparison with thyristor; variable speed induction motor drive; pulse-width-modulated
systems applied to DC and AC motor control systems.

 Power Supplies
Practical characteristics and analysis of step-up, step-down and inverting types of
switched mode power supplies, operation of uninterruptible power supplies.

Assignments: 2 (take home) (10 %)

Labs: 5
1. Power Semiconductor Devices
2. DC-DC Converters
3. Inverters
4. Switched mode Power Supplies
5. Motor Drives

Final examination: 3hrs (70%)


1. Muhammad H. Rashid, “Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices and Applications,” Prentice Hall

2. Ned Mohan, William P. Robbins and Tore M. Undeland, “Power Electronics: Converters,
Applications and Design,” John Wiley & Sons

3. Cyril W. Lander, “Power Electronics,” McGraw-Hill

4. Krein. “ Elements of Power E electronics”, Oxford University Press.

5. Robert W. Erickson Dragan Maksimovic, “Fundamentals of Power Electronics”, Springer

6. Bradley D.A. “Power Electronics” , Van Nostrand Reinhold