Power Electronic Circuits


CMPE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Electrical Energy

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Prerequisites: ECE 4330

Corequisites: None.

Catalog Description

The analysis, control and design of switching power converters:
rectifiers, cycloconverters, voltage-sourced and current-source
inverters, dc-dc converters, pfc and resonant converters.

Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Outcome 1 (Students will demonstrate expertise in a subfield of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering):
1. Ability to analyze, control and design switching power converters: rectifiers, voltage-sourced and current-source inverters, dc-dc converters, power factor correction circuits and resonant converters.
2. Understand the fundamentals of Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), semiconductor switching devices, small signal modeling and closed-loop control of dc-dc converters.

Outcome 2 (Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems):
1. Successfully apply the analysis, control and design techniques studied under indicators 1.1 and 1.2 to real-world applications.

Outcome 3 (Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen subfield):

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

Basic Principles and Background (1 week)
Steady-state analysis: flux, charge and energy balance
Switching matrices and existence functions

Six-Pulse Rectifiers and Inverters (4 weeks)
Uncontrolled single-phase voltage-sourced rectifier
Uncontrolled three-phase voltage-sourced rectifier
Discontinuous conduction effects
Line inductance and voltage notching
Phase-controlled rectifiers and inverters
Current-sourced inverters

Voltage-Sourced Inverters (1 week)
Square-wave and PWM inverters
Full-bridge, single-phase inverters
Modulation strategies, harmonic elimination

DC/DC Converters (6 weeks)
Non-isolated: buck, boost, buck-boost, Cuk, sepic, zeta
Transformer isolated: forward, flyback, half-bridge, full-bridge,
Continuous/discontinuous conduction modes, ripple estimates
DC regulation: PWM, current mode, hysteretic
Averaged dynamic models: state-space and circuit-based
Small-signal analysis and control (continuous time)

Power Factor Correction (1 week)
DCM boost: constant and variable frequency control
CCM boost: peak and average current control

Resonant Power Conversion (2 weeks)
Lossless switching: ZCS, ZVS
Resonant dc-dc converters: SRC, PRC
Resonant inverters: resonant link, resonant pole
Quasi-resonant, multi-resonant and soft switching converters