The goal of this subject is to provide the student with multidisciplinary and solid knowledge in every aspect involved in the design, selection, and operation of power converters and power electronics systems.
Along the subject, special attention will be paid to identify the most commonly used converter topologies, modulation techniques, control strategies, power semiconductor devices, and magnetic components, applied to transform the electrical energy.
In order to achieve this goal, the student will acquire the following specific skills:
- Ability to identify the best power semiconductor for each type of application.
- To know some converter topologies for each type of energy conversion: DC-DC, DC-AC y AC-DC.
- To know the figures of merit that drive the design and optimization of the power converters.
- To know the improvements and potential advantages of the most advanced topologies that are currently used in electrical energy conversion systems.
- Ability to develop the dynamic modeling of a power converter, from a practical point of view.
- Ability to design in practice the current control loop of a power converter. This control technique is used in most of the control systems of power electronics converters applied to energy conversion.
- To know the basic protection techniques and thermal management techniques used in power converters.
- To know how Power Electronics is an enabling technology in most of the current energy applications
By the end of this course, students will be able or will have:
- A coherent knowledge of their branch of engineering including some at the forefront of the branch in power electronics.
- The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of power electronics to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using established methods.
- The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realize designs to meet defined and specified requirements.
- An understanding of design methodologies, and an ability to use them.
- Workshop and laboratory skills.
- The ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools, and methods.
- The ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems of power electronics applied to energetic systems.
- An understanding of applicable techniques and methods in power electronics, and of their limitations.