Courses & Units
Power Electronics ENG440
The aim of this unit is to provide students with expertise in the design and analysis of power electronic circuits for a variety of practical applications. The unit covers a wide range of power electronic switching devices and converter circuits which are used in many industrial applications such as variable speed motor drives, wind power generation, solar power generation, electric vehicles, HVDC transmission, computer power supplies, aircraft power supplies, household equipment, utility power systems and many industrial processes. In this unit the operating principles, design, characteristics and application of power conversion devices/circuits will be treated in detail to provide the students with the ability to design/select/maintain a reliable, efficient, cost effective and appropriate power converter for a particular application. Topics covered include: introduction to power electronics and applications, power analysis and computation, power semiconductor devices, controlled and uncontrolled rectifier circuits, pulse width modulated dc-dc converters, ac-dc inverters, voltage-source converters, converter control, and applications.
|Unit name||Power Electronics|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Doctor Waqas Hassan|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Analyse the operation of power electronic circuits by applying electrical circuit analysis techniques
- Specify appropriate design criteria for power electronic applications
- Design reliable and efficient power electronic converter systems to satisfy criteria specified for a given application
- Explain the results of power electronics simulation and experimental studies through professionally prepared reports and presentations
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PrerequisitesENG231 and ENG234
10 x 180 minute lectures, 10 x 60 minute tutorials, 3 x 180 minute practicals, 2 x 120 minute workshops, 2 x 480 minute workshops, 1 x 180 minute workshop
|Assessment||Examination (40%)|Test or quiz (10%)|Project (30%)|Laboratory/practical (20%)|
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