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Spring 2016-2017
ELE 581 / ENE 581   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Principles of Power Electronics

Minjie Chen

This course presents fundamental principles and design techniques of power electronics. Topics include 1) circuit elements: semiconductor devices, magnetic components, and filters; 2) circuit topology: canonical switching cells of power converters, inverters, rectifiers, dc-dc converters and ac-dc converters; 3) system modeling and control: small signal modeling, feedback control and system stability analysis; 4) design methods: gate drive, magnetic optimization, electromagnetic interference and thermal management. Numerous practical design examples are presented in class.

Sample reading list:
Kassakian, J.G. Schlecht, M.F.; Verghese, G.C., Principles of Power Electronics (Req'd)
Erickson, R.W.; Maksimovic, D, Fundamentals of Power Electronics 2nd Edition (recommended)
Krein, P.T., Elements of Power Electronics (recommended)

Mid Term Exam - 50%
Design Project - 20%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Graduate Students and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Knowledge about electronic circuits and electromagnetics is required for this course. Knowledge about analog circuits or semiconductor devices is optional. Please consult with the instructor if there are any questions about preparation..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43602 L01 9:30 am - 10:50 am M W   Friend Center   009   Enrolled:4 Limit:35