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ELEC5207: Advanced Power Conversion Technologies (2016 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||ELEC5207: Advanced Power Conversion Technologies (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
Dr Sathiakumar, Swamidoss
|Session options:||Semester 2|
|Versions for this Unit:|
|Brief Handbook Description:||The unit aims to cover advanced topics in power electronics and it applications. In particular, the power electronics interface design and implementation for microgrid, smart grids and modern power systems which have received tremendous attention in recent years. Many countries including Australia are developing different power electronics technologies such as integrating renewable energy sources into the grid, managing charging and discharging of high power energy storage system, controlling the reactive power of power electronics interfaces for grid stability, and adding communication capability to power electronics interfaces for smart meter implementation. The unit assumes prior fundamental knowledge of power electronics systems and applications, including the ability to analyse basic power converters for all four conversions (ac-ac, ac-dc, dc-ac, and ac-dc), and design and implement various applications, such as motor drive and battery charger, with the consideration of electrical characteristics of semiconductors and passive elements. This unit will cover advanced technologies on power electronics interfaces for smart grids and microgrid implementation, which include dynamic voltage restorer, active power filter, reactive power compensation, energy storage management, hybrid energy sources optimisation, multilevel inverter and control, D-STATCOM, etc. To analyse these advanced power conversion systems, some analytical techniques will be introduced. This includes resonant converters, soft-switching technique, ac equivalent circuit modeling, converter control and input/output filter design.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||Fundamentals of Power Electronics and Applications|
Dr Sathiakumar, Swamidoss
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: 5 sessions of 2-3 hr tutorial covering design issues developing student engineering practical skills, computer simulations for design and equally important analytical and problem solving skills.
Laboratory: 3 sessions of 3-hr laboratory on modern power electronic systems including digital control, inverter control, power electronics interfaces and applications.
Project Work - own time: Project work on design and implementation of advanced power conversion systems
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, laboratory sessions and assignments will develop design and analytical skills at both circuit and system levels and are application-oriented||Design (Level 4)|
|Through lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and project, students will be able to analyse, design, and implement of power electronics systems to solve current issues smart grid and modern power systems such as power quality improvements and stability.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|Apply device and circuit theory to develop models and system equations to predict the behaviour of circuits/system under study through simulations.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)|
|Perform literature review of recent R&D of advanced power electronics systems and analyse technical information from patents, product specifications, application notes, industry standards, online materials and technical documents to make professional decision on specific design problems given in the unit.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Labs and project to develop communication and technical writing skills.||Communication (Level 3)|
|Design advanced power electronics systems to meet industry standards and code of practices.||Professional Conduct (Level 2)|
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.Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)
Lab skills: Laboratory experiments using state-of-the-art power electronic systems of commercial complexity and practicality.
Assignments: Design of PWM rectifier, inverter, active power filter, soft-switching technique in a typical power supply, and other practical systems and applications.
Presentation: Recent research and development of power electronics systems and analysis
Mid-semester exam: To monitor students` progress and provide feedback to students through mid-semester assessment
Final Exam: Final Exam.
|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: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
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
|Week 1||Power electronics systems on microgrid, smart grids and power systems – current design challenges and problems|
|Week 2||Review of ac/dc and dc/ac conversions – operation, topologies and control|
|Week 3||Advanced inverter/converter topologies and soft-switching techniques|
|Week 4||Power electronics systems for high power, high voltage and high current applications|
|Week 5||Dynamic modelling of power converters|
|Week 6||Stability and control of power electronics systems – introduction to analytical tools|
|Week 7||Stability and control of power electronics systems – applications to ac/dc and dc/ac power conversions|
|Assessment Due: Mid-Sem Exam|
|Week 8||Power quality improvements, Part I – active power filtering and power factor correction: regulations/standards, converter topologies and control strategies|
|Week 9||Power quality improvements, Part II – reactive power compensation: regulations/standards, converter topologies and control strategies|
|Week 10||Practical ac/dc power systems design and control: applications of advanced topologies, control techniques and power quality improvements|
|Week 11||Photovoltaic power system design and control: applications of advanced topologies, control techniques and power quality improvements|
|Week 12||Future trends of power electronics systems: new devices and wider applications|
|Week 13||Overview and revision|
|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:
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 4)||Yes||9.75%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||12%|
|Design (Level 4)||Yes||44.6%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 2)||Yes||11.15%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||16.9%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||5.6%|
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.