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THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR APPLIED EDUCATION AND TRAINING Course Outline College: Technological Studies Department:

THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR APPLIED EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Course Outline

College: Technological Studies

Department: Electrical Engineering Technology

Program: Electrical Machines Technology

Course Title:

Power Electronics

Course No.: 52-260

Units:

3 units

Lecture Hours:

2 hours/week

Lab. Hours:

2 hours/week

Workshop Hours:

0

Pre-requisite:

70-110

Co-requisite:

None

Language:

English

Course Description:

This course describes the principle of power electronics, its switching nature, the characteristics of different switching devices such as power diode, bipolar junction transistor, and thyristor. It also contains the basic types of converter topologies such as ac- dc rectifiers, dc-dc choppers, dc-ac inverters, and ac-ac voltage controllers. The study of these converters includes; circuit topology, circuit waveforms, principle of operation, performance parameters, methods of control, and applications.

Course Goals:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1-

Identify the different types of power semiconductor switching devices.

2-

Deal with different types of power electronics converters’ topologies.

3- Experience

the

characteristics,

performance

parameters,

and

applications

of

different types of power electronics converters’ topologies.

Course Contents:

Week

 

No.

TOPIC

1

Introduction to power electronics – Introduction of semiconductors – The PN junction.

2

The power diode, Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT), Thyristors (SCR): Types and characteristics – The ideal characteristics.

3-4

Uncontrolled Rectifier (AC-DC Converter) with resistive load; single/three phase half/full-wave uncontrolled rectifier; circuit topology, operation, waveforms, performance parameters, and applications.

5-6

Controlled Rectifier (AC-DC Converter) with resistive load; single/three phase half/full-wave controlled rectifier; circuit topology, operation, waveforms, performance parameters, and applications.

7

DC-DC Converters (Choppers) with resistive load; types, principle of operation, waveforms, and methods of control.

8

Step-down (Buck) converter; operation, waveforms, performance parameters, and applications.

9

Step-up (Boost) converter; operation, waveforms, performance parameters, and applications.

10-11

AC-AC voltage controller; types, operation, waveforms, and applications.

12

DC-AC Converters (Inverters) with resistive load; principle of operation, types, methods of control, and applications.

13-14

Single-phase half/full bridge square-wave inverter; circuit topology, operation, waveforms, and performance parameters.

15

PWM inverter; waveforms, performance parameters, and applications.

Experiments:

Week

Exp.

TOPIC

No.

No.

1

1

The characteristics of power diode.

2

2

The characteristics of Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT).

3

3

The characteristics of Thyristor (SCR).

4

4

Single-phase half/full-wave uncontrolled rectifier.

5

5

Three-phase half/full-wave uncontrolled rectifier.

6

6

Single-phase half-wave controlled rectifier.

7

7

Single-phase full-wave controlled rectifier.

8

8

Three-phase half-wave controlled rectifier.

9

9

DC-DC step-down (Buck) converter.

Week

Exp.

TOPIC

No.

No.

10

10

DC-DC step-up (Boost) converter.

11

11

Single-phase AC-AC voltage controller.

12

12

Single-phase half/full-bridge square-wave inverter.

13

13

Single-phase PWM inverter.

14

14

Revision of experiments.

15

15

Final laboratory test.

Instructor Guidelines:

Resources:

- Textbook: M. H. Rashid, “Power electronics: circuits, devices, and applications,” Prentice- Hall International, Inc., 2 nd edition, NJ, 1993.

- Laboratory Manuals:

- Equipments:

References:

- N. Mohan, T. Undeland and W. Robbins, “Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design,” John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2 nd edition 1995.

- Jai P. Agrawal, ”Power Electronic Systems: Theory and Design,” Prentice Hall, 2000. ISBN: 0-13-442880-3