EE442 - Power Electronics - Department of Electrical and Computer

EE 442 – Power Electronics
Characteristics of static switches, AC-to-DC diode and thyristor rectifier circuits, DC-to-DC
converters, DC-to-AC inverters, resonant converters, switch-mode DC power supplies, AC motor
drives, residential and industrial applications, electric utility applications.
Pre-requisite: EE 320 and EE 340. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or
better. Advanced Standing required.
N. Mohan, T.M. Undeland, W.P. Robbins. Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and
Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 3rd Edition, 2003.
COORDINATOR (pls. list all faculty who have/would instruct this course)
Y. Baghzouz
 Overview of electric and magnetic circuit concepts, power semiconductor switches, and
computer simulation tools.
 AC-DC conversion (diode rectifier, inductive filtering, controlled rectifier, effect of line
 DC-DC conversion (step-up, step-down, buck-boost, full-bridge)
 DC-AC conversion (pulse-width-modulation, and other switching schemes).
 Resonance converters (soft-switching techniques – ZCS and ZVS actions).
 DC power supplies (flyback, forward, and push-pull, half- and full-bridge converters)
 Power conditioning and UPS
 Motor drive applications (with emphasis on VFD drives)
 Residential, industrial, and utility applications (with emphasis on FACTS devices).
 Design project (team work)
COURSE OUTCOMES (ABET course outcomes) [UULO course outcomes]
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Characterize distorted and period waveforms and calculate real power content, (1.1, 1.2, 1.6)
[1, 2]
2. Analyze and design AC-DC converters, (1.1, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10) [1, 2]
3. Analyze and design DC-DC converters, (1.1, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10) [1, 2]
4. Analyze and design DC-AC converters, (1.1, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10) [1, 2]
5. Analyze and design resonant converters, (1.1, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10) [1, 2]
6. Analyze and design DC power supplies, (1.1, 1.7, 1.8, 1.10) [1, 2]
7. Analyze and design speed controllers for induction motors (1.1, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10) [1, 2]
8. Analyze and characterize power electronics circuits found in residential, industrial and utility
applications. (1.1, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10) [1, 2]
Homework assignment, mid-term exam, final exam, design project.
1. The appropriate technical knowledge and skills
1.1. An ability to apply mathematics through differential and integral calculus,
1.2. An ability to apply advanced mathematics such as differential equations, linear algebra,
complex variables and discrete mathematics,
1.3. An ability to apply knowledge of basic sciences,
1.4. An ability to apply knowledge of computer science
1.5. An ability to apply knowledge of probability and statistics,
1.6. An ability to apply knowledge of engineering
1.7. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within
realistic constraints
1.8. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
1.9. An ability to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices
1.10. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for
engineering practice.
1.11. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
2. The appropriate interpersonal skills
2.1. An ability to communicate effectively
2.2. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
3. The knowledge and skills to be responsible citizens
3.1. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
3.2. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a
global, economic, environmental, and societal context
3.3. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
3.4. A knowledge of contemporary issues
3.5. A knowledge of the basic content and concepts of the U.S. and Nevada constitutions
1. Intellectual Breadth and Lifelong Learning
2. Inquiry and Critical Thinking
3. Communication
4. Global/Multicultural Knowledge and Awareness
5. Citizenship and Ethics
Professor Y. Baghzouz
Last update date: 2/1/2015
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