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Power Electronics

Code 8562
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Electrotechnics and Electronics
Entry requirements Not Applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-Face.
Work placements Not Applicable.
Learning outcomes To give students the ability to choose and use simple power electronic converters.
Syllabus Electronic switches: Diode, Thyristor, Thyristor GTO, Transistors , MOSFET and IGBT.
Transients in DC and AC circuits
Periodical electrical waves: Concept of time period, mean and rms values, power and power factor, form factor and ripple factor.
Fourier analysis.
AC / DC Converters (rectifiers): single phase and three-phase rectifiers with different types of loads.
Fixed frequency AC/ AC Converters (Dimmers and soft-starters): topologies and applications.
Main Bibliography D. S. B. Fonseca, Classroom slide presentation “Eletrónica de Potência” (Power electronics, in portuguese), UBI, Covilhã 2014 (available in the Moddle platform.
P. C. Sen: "Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics", John Wiley & Sons.
M. H. Rashid: "Power Electronics Circuits, and Applications", Prentice Hall.
N. Mohan, T. M. Undeland, W. P. Robbins: "Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design", John Wiley & Sons.
Guy Séguier, “Le Électronique de Puissance”, Dunod, 1974
João C. P. Palma “Accionamentos Electromecânicos de Velocidade Variável” (in portuguese), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa 1999
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-18

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