Power electronics





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Prerequisites: ESC201A

Course Contents

  1. Power Electronics components: Switching characteristics of power devices e.g. diodes, thyristors, GTOs, MOS transistors, IGBTs etc; snubber circuits, calculation of switching losses, resonant ZVS and ZCS switching, calculation of device losses, magnetic components, capacitors.

  2. Controlled Converters: Basic Single phase and three phase rectifier configurations, various modes of operation, a.c .regulators, and reactive power compensators.

  3. Inverters: Basic Single phase and three phase VSI configurations, modulation techniques for voltage control, Basic CSI configurations and their operation.

  4. DCDC converters: Steady state and dynamic analysis of Buck, Boost, Buck Boost and Cuk converters, switch mode power supplies.



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