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Module Code: EEE406
Module Title: Power Electronics and Applications for Renewable Energy
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
• Give the students basic knowledge of the design and manner of operation of power electronic converters.

• Give the students a broad understanding of the vital role of power electronics in introducing renewable energy, in the power system and how it may enhance energy saving.

• Through problem solving, laboratory exercises and projects the students shall develop a physical understanding of the theory presented in the course.

Learning outcomes 
A. Gain knowledge of converter topologies, the control methods (current mode/voltage mode) used in switch mode converters, different converter topologies with respect to a given application, suitability and applicability of passive and active power electronic components.


B. Design a converter for a given application; perform calculations/simulations on the feedback circuit in switch mode converters;


C. Analyze voltages and currents in the circuit. Continuous - and discontinuous conduction mode. Isolated converter topologies.


D. Methods for analyzing converters (AC/DC, DC/AC, DC/DC) including resonance converters for design.



Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures and laboratory practical. The laboratory experiments will involve the use of the MATLAB language and other software tools for power electronics. After each laboratory, students will prepare a brief report for assessment.

The final module mark will be derived from a combination of the laboratory reports and a formal written exam.

Syllabus 
Week 1 Introduction and review of power electronics, Sustainable energy technologies as wind energy, solar power, wave energy, fuel cells and hydrogen and gas are described.


Weeks 2-3 The use of power electronics is described in detail. Conversion, control and monitoring of electric energy with the use of semiconductors.


Week 4 Methods for analyzing converters (AC/DC, DC/AC, DC/DC) including resonance converters for design. Selection of converter topologies, power semiconductors and passive elements. Design of switch-mode converters with galvanic isolation. Specifications.


Weeks 5-6 Converters: Choice and analysis of topologies. Steady state transfer functions. Voltages and currents in the circuit. Continuous - and discontinuous conduction mode. Isolated converter topologies. Selection of power-semiconductors and passive components. Snubber circuits. Design of magnetic components: Inductors and transformers.


Week 7 Filters: Input and output filters.


Weeks 8-9 Control: Choice and design of control and protection circuits (Error-amplifiers, Auxiliary supply, undervoltage - and overvoltage protection, current limit etc.). Driver circuits. PWM-, voltage- and current-mode control.


Weeks 10-11 Laboratory Practical considerations w.r.t. construction of - and measurement on switch-mode converters. Integration of wind turbines into power systems, Integration of Photvoltaik system into power systems.


Weeks 12-13 Power electronics in the power system is described, like HVDC and FACTS.


Week 14 Revision : Summary of the module

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26   4  16  24    80  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Lab Reports 1 10.00
2 Lab Reports 2 10.00
3 Lab Reports 3 10.00
4 Final Exam 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 8/20/2019 6:16:26 PM