Modul: introduction in power electronics

Modul no. :n/a
ECTS credits:5
Expenditure of time:54h contact time + 96h self study
Modul type:compulsory module
Duration:1 semester
Supervisor:Prof. Dr. F. Renken
Requirements:Successful completion of the modules Components and Basic Circuitry as well as Electrical Measurement Technology is recommended.
Objectives:After successful completion of the module, students can describe the electrical and thermal behaviour of modern power semiconductors. They are familiar with line-commutated, self-commutated and pulse-controlled power electronic circuits and can dimension and design converter circuits.

The nature of teaching and learning in the laboratory involves intensive and self-responsible group work. Students must deal with a range of communication and working styles in their groups. All of this gives them further, interdisciplinary skills. Therefore, students are able to independently apply the principles of classic project management such as team organisation, task planning and task distribution. In this way, they train social skills such as team competence, communication skills and the ability to cope with criticism. Furthermore, they learn to find solutions to problems, select the right methods, carry out searches, independently acquire knowledge and present and extensively document their work results.
Contents:Power semiconductor parameters and limit values, static, dynamic and thermal behaviour of components; Circuit analysis of line-commutated and self-commutated or pulse-controlled converters and their operating variables, calculation of input and output variables, circuit feedback and harmonics behaviour, stress on components; Dimensioning and design of converters; Use of converters in uninterruptible power supplies, in high-voltage direct-current transmissions, in feed-in into public grids and in drives for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Applicability:Mandatory module for the Electrical Engineering course and elective mandatory module for other Bachelor courses.
Teaching methods:Lectures, exercises and laboratory work
Individual courses:introduction in power electronics in semester 4
introduction in power electronics lab in semester 4