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Code ME 305
Term 201602
Title Power Electronics
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Mechatronics(ME)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Kemalettin Erbatur -erbatur@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Recitation,Laboratory
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Learner centered,Project based learning,Simulation
Content

This course deals with application of power semiconductor devices to the efficient conversion of electrical energy. Specific topics include circuit analysis, signal analysis and energy concepts in the power electronics systems; semiconductor switching devices (IGBTs, Thyristors, Diods etc.); topologies and design of switching power converters (AC-DC, DC-DC and DC-AC); control of switching power converters; application examples and case study.

Objective

To provide students with the fundamental concepts of power electronics and to equip them for advanced study and research in the area. An introduction to the use of repetitively-switched electronic circuits for the conversion and regulation of electrical power. The basic converters and their steady-state analysis. Dynamic modeling analysis using the state-space averaging method. Fundamentals of inductor, transformer, and semiconductor switch design.

Learning Outcome

describe fundamental concepts of power electronics; recognize operation and analyze the basic switching power converters (dc-to-dc, ac-to-dc, dc-to-ac) with and without isolation
use analysis methods as applied to the repetitively-switched electronic circuits for the conversion and regulation of electrical power flow
select power switching elements (transistors and diodes) and design basic dc-to-dc converters to satisfy given specification
understand operation and design basic magnetic structures (inductance and transformer)
apply mathematical modeling techniques and averaging of the switching circuits behavior
design control algorithms for switching power converters

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 2
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 4
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 5
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 3
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 3
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 3
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 2
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 2
Mechatronics Engineering Program Outcomes Core Electives
1 Familiarity with concepts in statistics and optimization, knowledge in basic differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, complex variables, multi-variable calculus, as well as physics and computer science, and ability to use this knowledge in modeling, design and analysis of complex dynamical systems containing hardware and software components. 5
2 Ability to work in design, implementation and integration of engineering applications, such as electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, control and computer systems that contain software and hardware components, including sensors, actuators and controllers. 3
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools.
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems.
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 25
Individual Project 20
Homework 20
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook

R. W. Erickson and D. Maksimovic: Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001 (second edition) ISBN 0-7923-7270-0

Readings

Muhammad H. Rashid: POWER ELECTRONICS, Circuits, Devices, and Applications (Third Edition), Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-334483-5
John G. Kassakian, Martin F. Schlecht, and George C. Verghese, Principles of Power Electronics, Addison-Wesley, 1991 (TK7881.15.K37). Good reference, especially on control systems, state-space averaging, etc.
Philip T. Krein, Elements of Power Electronics, Oxford University Press, 1998 (TK7881.15.K74)
R. D. Middlebrook and Slobodan Cuk, Advances in Switched-Mode Power Conversion, volumes 1 and 2, Tesla Co., 1983, Good reference from pioneers of space averaging and analysis of DC to DC converters. Many good designs can be found in the books.
Simon S. Ang, Power Switching Converters, Marcel Dekker, 1995 (TK7881.15.A54) Good reference for basic switching converters operation.
Keith H. Billings, Handbook of Switchmode Power Supplies, McGraw-Hill, 1989 (TK7881.15.B55) Good reference, especially for power supply design.
Abraham I. Pressman, Switching and Linear Power Supply, Power Converter Design, Hayden Book Company, Inc., 1977. (TK7868.P6P74). Older reference, but useful step-by-step converter examples are given.
A. E. Fitzgerald, Charles Kingsley, Jr. and Stephen D. Umans, Electronic Machinery, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, 1990 (TK2181.F5). Useful for transformer design and motor analysis.