Module Title:   Power Converters and Applications

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4008M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Telecomms, Electromagnetics etc (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr HS Rajamani

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   ENG3022M

Corequisite(s):   None

To become familiar with common switching modes of power conversion including their circuitry and analysis. Typical applications, especially high power, will be studied.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, principles & theories explored in lectures, seminars, practiced in tutorials & demonstrated in laboratory classes . The formal examination will assess the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   20.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   4.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to power electronics and their application. Understand the ethical issues associated with reducing energy consumption and also the development of power electronics for application that have direct consequences on life.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the area of power converters.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...


  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Closed Book Examination

Outline Syllabus:
Review of motor drives. Application in SMPs. DC-DC converters. Advanced study of Resonant Converters. Application of Artificial Intelligence in industrial drives. Introduction to High voltage, High current converters: Matrix converters, Multilevel Converters, Series & Parallel connection of power devices, Current Source Inverter.

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