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Power Semiconductor Systems I

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Course Unit Code430-2302/04
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated6 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
H1L20prof. Ing. Petr Chlebiš, CSc.
HAV278Ing. Aleš Havel, Ph.D.
Summary
Power electronics is a branch which intensively enters all technical areas of the present living. Practical utilization of the conversion principle of the electric energy via semiconductor switching devices requires apart from the knowledge about principle and function of elementary semiconductor converters also especially about their industrial and commercial applications. The subject provides pieces of knowledge to students in field of applied and commercial electronics, power electronics, electric drives and other segments of electrical engineering.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Bipolar semiconductor device.
Unipolar semiconductor devices and IGBTs.
Hard- and soft switching of semiconductor switches, safe operating area, resonant converters.
Analysis of line commutated rectifiers, output characteristics, EMC.
Analysis of pulse converters, buck converters, step-down converters, control methods of pulse converters.
Voltage type inverters, structures and control methods.
Current type inverters, structures and control methods.
Direct and indirect frequency converters.
AC current regulators.
DC switched power sources.
Uninterable powers sources (UPS) and charging power sources.

High- and middle- frequency converters for electrical heating.
Power AC active filters.
Semiconductor converters for automotive applications.
Semiconductor converters for traction.
Course Contents
Lectures:
Bipolar semiconductor device.
Unipolar semiconductor devices and IGBTs.
Hard- and soft switching of semiconductor switches, safe operating area, resonant converters.
Analysis of line commutated rectifiers, output characteristics, EMC.
Analysis of pulse converters, buck converters, step-down converters, control methods of pulse converters.
Voltage type inverters, structures and control methods.
Current type inverters, structures and control methods.
Direct and indirect frequency converters.
AC current regulators.

DC switched power sources.
Uninterable powers sources (UPS) and charging power sources.
High- and middle- frequency converters for electrical heating.
Power AC active filters.
Semiconductor converters for automotive applications.
Semiconductor converters for traction.


Exercises:
Design of cooling systems for semiconductor modules.
Design of capacitors and inductors for power electronic systems.
TEST no. 1. Power semiconductor devices and loses.
Design of switched voltage controller.
Design of switched transformer, power and control unit.
Concept of traction converters.
TEST no. 2. Switching sources and controllers.


Laboratories:
Controlled rectifier laboratory task (no. 1)
Controlled rectifier laboratory task (no. 2)
Pulse converter laboratory task (no. 3)
Voltage inverter laboratory task (no. 4)
Frequency inverter laboratory task (no. 5).

Projects:
Laboratory tasks and results elaboration:
Controlled rectifier laboratory task (no. 1), (4 hours)
Controlled rectifier laboratory task (no. 2), (4 hours)
Pulse converter laboratory task (no. 3), (4 hours)
Voltage inverter laboratory task (no. 4), (4 hours)
Frequency inverter laboratory task (no. 5) (4 hours)

Computer labs:
PSpice modelling - basic models of power devices.
Loses calculation with using PSpice modelling.
SW PSpice available in English version.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Rashid, M. H.: Power Electronics. Prentice-Hall International, Inc. ISBN 0-13-334483-5, 1993.
Chlebiš, P.: Výkonové polovodičové systémy. Učební texty pro kombinované a distanční studium. VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2005.
Rashid, M. H.: Power Electronics Handbook. Prentice-Hall International, Inc. ISBN 978-0-12-382036-5, 2011.
Recommended Reading:
Heumann, K.: Basic Principles of Power Electronics. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, ISBN 3642826768, 2012.
Vondrášek, F.: Výkonová elektronika, svazek I., II. Skriptum ZČU Plzeň, 2003 .
Vondrášek, F.: Výkonová elektronika, svazek III. Skriptum ZČU Plzeň, 2003.
Heumann, K.: Basic Principles of Power Electronics. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, ISBN 3642826768, 2012.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined