Checking date: 20/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Industrial Electronics
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Fundamentals of Electronic Engineering Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Learn and use the most common electronic components in the field of Power Electronics. - Learn and identify the most common topologies corresponding to three - Identify the most characteristic circuits related with Power Electronics as well as the most common applications.
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Power Electronics. 1.1. Fundamentals on Power Electronics. 1.2. Typical applications. 2. Basic electric concepts. 2.1. Passive components: resistor, inductor, capacitor. 2.2. Average and rms of periodic signals. 2.3. Fourier series of a periodic non-sinusoidal signal. 2.4. Average and rms using Fourier series. 2.5. Active, reactive and apparent power. 2.6. Measuring the quality of a signal: ripple factor, power factor, harmonic distortion. 3. CA-CC conversion: rectifiers. 3.1. Diodes 3.2. Basic circuits with diodes. 3.3. Non-controlled mono-phase rectifier. 3.3.1. Resistor load. 3.3.2. Capacitor filter. 3.3.3. Inductor-capacitor filter. 3.4. Controlled mono-phase rectifier. 3.4.1. Resistor load. 3.4.2. Highly inductive load. 3.5. Controlled three-phase rectifier. 3.5.1. Resistor load. 3.5.2. Highly inductive load. 4. CC-CA conversion: inverters. 4.1. Introduction and basic concepts. 4.2. MOSFET and IGBT. 4.3. Single phase, full bridge. 4.3.1. Square wave. 4.3.2. Phase shift control. 4.3.3. Sinusoidal PWM. 4.4. Three phase inverters. 4.4.1. Square wave. 4.4.2. Sinusoidal PWM. 5. CC-CC conversion. 5.1. Introduction to power supplies. 5.2. Analysis of dc-dc converters. 5.3. Topologies without galvanic isolation. 5.4. Topologies with galvanic isolation.
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures oriented to introduce Power Electronics concepts. - Lectures oriented to problems resolution. - Laboratory. - Additional classes to solve doubts.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • D. W. HART. Power Electronics. Prentice Hall, 2001.
  • N. MOHAN, T.M. UNDELAND, W.P. ROBBINS. Power electronics, converters, applications and design. John Wiley & Sons, 2003.
  • R.W. ERICKSON, D. MAKSIMOVIC. Fundamentals of Power Electronics. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.