Checking date: 04/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Power electronics systems
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: BARRADO BAUTISTA, ANDRES

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Control Engeeniering Power Electronics
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Power Electronic Systems is presented as a course eminently practical and with real application, where students will acquire the following competencies: - Knowledge of modeling techniques that can be applied to electronic circuits and power systems. - Modeling of equipment and systems - Design of control loops - Design of typical power converters and power distribution systems for different applications: Aerospace, Railway, Electrical Automotive, Solar, Lighting, etc. - Conditioning of new energy sources.
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction. 1.1. Power electronics systems 1.2. Applications 2. Fundamentals of power electronics 2.1. Electrical concepts 2.2. Electrical components 2.3. Types of power conversion 3. Dynamics of the converters and systems. 3.1. Steady state and transient state. 3.2. Small signal and large signal. 3.3. Linear and non linear elements. 4. Converters modeling. 4.1. Types of modeling. 4.2. Simulation-oriented modelling. 4.3. Modelling of a Buck and Boost converters. 4.4. Modelling of the compensator, modulator and sensing blocks.ç 4.5. Injected and absorbed current method. Modelling of a Flyback converter in DCM. 5. Converter control loop design. 5.1. Voltage-mode control. 5.2. Current-mode control. 5.3. Average current-mode control. 5.4. Compensators design. 5.5. Control of a Buck converter and a Bidirectional converter. 6. Power Factor Corrector (AC-DC). 6.1. Power stage design. 6.2. Inner current loop design. 6.3. Outer voltage loop design. 6.4. Modelling and control of a Three phase rectifier. 7. Inverters. 7.1. Power stage design. 7.2. Control stage design. 7.3. Compensator design. 8. Regulations. 8.1. Electrical safety and grounding regulations. 8.2. EMC regulations about low-frequency conducted disturbances. 8.3. EMC regulations about conducted and radiated high frequencies. 9. Laboratory practices: 9.1. Switched-mode power supplies: DC-DC converter. 9.2. Power supply for PC: Power Factor Corrector. 9.3. CA-CC power converter for LED luminaries. 9.4. Solar plant: Grid-connected inverter.
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: - Lectures, which will include the knowledge that students should acquire. To facilitate their development students will receive class notes and key reference books, which will allow them to complete those issues which are more interested - Practical aimed at solving exercises. These classes are supplemented by solving exercises by students that will serve to assess their knowledge and acquire the necessary skills. - Lab, where students simulate or design, assemble and test an electronic system aimed at solving a particular problem. In some of these practices, students will handle electronic instrumentation equipment and the main electronic components under study.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Amirnaser Yazdani, Reza Iravani. Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems: Modeling, Control, and Application. WILEY. 2010
  • D.G. HOLMES, T.A. LIPO. . Pulse Width Modulation for Power Converters. IEEE PRESS - Wiley Interscience. 2003
  • DANIEL W. HART. Electrónica de Potencia. Ed. Prentice Hall. 2001
  • MOHAN, N., UNDELAND, T.M., ROBBINS, W.P.. Power electronics, converters, applications and design. John Wiley & Sons. 2003
  • R.W. Erickson. Fundamentals of power Electronics. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2001
  • RASHID, M.H.. Power Electronics: circuits, devices and applications,. Prentice-Hall. 1993
  • Salvador Martínez y Juan Andrés Gualda. Electrónica de Potencia: Componentes, topologías y equipos. Thomson. 2006

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