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ELEC3204: Power Electronics and Applications (2017 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ELEC3204: Power Electronics and Applications (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
A/Prof Xiao, Weidong
|Session options:||Semester 1|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study aims to provide the fundamentals of power electronics. It provides description of the operation principles and control of these blocks. Through analysis and design methodologies, it delivers an understanding of modern enabling technologies associated with energy conversion. Through laboratory hands-on experience on actual industrial systems, such as electrical motor drives, robotic arms, and power supplies, it enhances the link between the theory and the "real" engineering world.
The following topics are covered:
Introduction to power electronic converters and systems; analysis, design, simulation, and control of power electronic converters; power semiconductor devices; passive devices; the conversion toplogy includes DC/DC, DC/AC, AC/DC, and AC/AC for various applications.
|Assumed Knowledge:||1. Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. 2. Fourier theory applied to periodic and non-periodic signals. 3. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. 4. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc. 5. Basic electric circuit theory and analysis|
A/Prof Xiao, Weidong
|Tutor/s:||John Soon, Yizhen Xu, Yuezhu Lu, Samir Gautam|
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial:4 sessions of 3 hr tutorial covering fundamentals, design, modelling, simulation, and problem solving skills.
Laboratory: 6 sessions of 3-hr laboratory on modern power electronic systems.
Project Work - own time: Project work on design problems
Independent Study: Study at home
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|The project and assignments will develop design skills at system level and are application oriented.||Design (Level 3)|
|Analysis, design, simulation, and control of power electronic converters for AC/DC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversion.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|Analysis and modelling in frequency domain||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|The students are encouraged to source design data from the published technical literature to solve the various design challenges.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|The tutorials and projects/assignments require the development of design skills and will enhance analytical and problem solving skills, design methodologies and the report/document will cultivate engineering technical and communication skills.||Communication (Level 2)|
|The students are encouraged to address a number of energy related problems in the context of ethical, social and professional obligations and propose their own solutions.||Professional Conduct (Level 3)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 3)
Lab Reports: Laboratory experiments using state-of-the-art power electronic systems of commercial complexity.
Project: Hardware prototype design of a power electronic system
Assignment: Design and simulation of a DC/DC, DC/AC, and AC/DC converters with comparison with experimental evaluation
Final Exam: Final Exam.
Participation: To encourage students to actively participate in discussions during tutorial sessions.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Library e-Reserve:||Please check the Library e-Reserve site for additional course resources.|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
Introduction to power electronics
Lab #0: Lab introduction and safety
|Week 2||Power semiconductor devices; other components for power electronics|
Analysis, design, and simulation of buck Converter
Tutorial #1 Power computing - Chapter 2 in textbook
Lecture: Analysis, design and simulation of boost converter; Loss mechanism in converters; Drivers for MOSFET and IGBT
Lab #1 DC/DC converter
Analysis, design, and simulation of buck-boost converter
Tutorial #2 DC/DC converter design, analysis, and simulation.
|Assessment Due: Lab Report 1|
|Week 6||Analysis, design, and simulation of DC to single-phase AC Conversion|
Analysis, design, and simulation of AC to DC Conversion;
Lab #2 DC/AC inverter
|Assessment Due: Assignment 1|
Magnetics and Inductor Design; Type and fact of batteries;
|Assessment Due: Lab Report 2|
Analysis, design, and simulation of Isolated DC/DC Converter with High Frequency Transformer;
General approach of mathematical modeling for power electronics;
Lab #3 AC/DC rectifier
|Assessment Due: Assignment 2|
Linearization for Mathematical Modeling and control;
|Assessment Due: Lab Report 3|
Common topologies used in industry; Popular textbook topologies;
Overview and revision;
|Assessment Due: Project|
|Assessment Due: Assignment 3|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||35.15%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||19.1%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||15.95%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||23.05%|
|Communication (Level 2)||Yes||2.25%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 3)||Yes||4.5%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 2)||No||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.