Category: Power Electronics

Power Electronics: Preface

Power Electronics: Preface

Aim of the study element

To introduce students to the principles of selection of power electronic devices, and to explain the concepts of their interaction. To introduce a learner to the principles of characterisation and design of power electronics devices and systems.

Learning outcome

Having successfully completed this element you will be able to:

  • Understand properties and characteristics of power electronic devices, like converters, transformers and others.
  • Integrate power electronic devices into a circuit, based on the system requirements and conditions.
  • Analyse circuits with power devices.
  • Make the proper selection of power components for circuits.
  • Understand characteristics and performance of power elements and components.
  • Characterise topology of converters, inverters and magnetics.

Covered topics

  • Classification of power electronic devices.
  • Classification of power electronic circuits.
  • Power amplifiers.
  • Transistors.
  • Switches.
  • Voltage regulators.
  • Rectifiers.
  • Electric motor drivers.