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13E013EP1 - Power Converters 1

Course specification
Course title Power Converters 1
Acronym 13E013EP1
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Power Engineering
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 5.0 Status elective
Condition Attended classes in Elements of Electronics (OG2EE)
The goal To introduce students to some of the basic configurations of single-phase and three-phase AC voltage controllers and line-commutated rectifiers. To perform a comparative analysis of these configurations from the standpoint of mains and load power quality. To introduce students to power transformer and semiconductor switches requirements as power converter components.
The outcome Students should understand principles of operation of the single-phase and three-phase ac voltage controllers and line-commutated diode and thyristor rectifiers. Based on the obtained knowledge, and for given operating conditions, students should be able to choose the appropriate ac voltage controller and rectifier topology.
Contents
Contents of lectures Switching components (diode, thyristor), protections and cooling. Single-phase ac voltage controller with R, RL, and L load. Three-phase ac voltage controller, line current harmonic analysis, power factor correction. Single- and three-phase line-commutated diode and thyristor rectifiers. Four quadrant converters. Multi-phase rectifiers: series and parallel connection with interphase reactor.
Contents of exercises Analysis of the operation of the ac voltage controllers and line-commutated rectifiers, based on measurements on laboratory prototypes of the converters.
Literature
  1. Miloš Nedeljković, Line-Commutated Converters, 2nd edition, Belgrade, Serbia, Academic mind, 2012.
  2. Miloš Nedeljković, Power Converters–Collection of Solved Problems, Belgrade, Serbia, Academic mind, 2003.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
2 2 0.5
Methods of teaching The teaching methods include lectures, supervised problem classes and controlled exercises in laboratory.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 35
Practical lessons 30 Oral examination 35
Projects
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0