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Actuators and Power Electronics

  • Course Code :
    EPR 442
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

 Develop the students’ knowledge about the fundamentals of electric motors  Help the students understand the physics of different power electronic switches.  Enable the students recognize the principle of operation of power electronic converters.

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Actuators and Power Electronics

Single phase induction motors, Two phase machines and applications in control systems, Special AC machines. Power diodes, Power bipolar junction transistors, Thyristors, Rectifiers, Principles of power conditioning, Switching characteristics of power semiconductor devices, Computer simulation of power electronic circuits, Analysis, design, and applications of power converters.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- a1.Identify the main characteristics of different power electronic devices.
2- a2.Explain the source of power loss in power electronic devices
3- a3.Recognize the operation of power electronic converters
4- a4.Identify the operation of electric motors under different operating conditions

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- b1. Apply circuits related theories and knowledge of electronic components in power electronic converters
2- b2. Analyze the performance of power electronic converters.
3- b3. Analyze the performance of electric motors under different loading conditions

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- c1. Use computational facilities and techniques, measuring instruments, workshops and laboratory equipment to design experiments, collect, analyze and interpret results.
2- c2. Apply safe systems at work and observe the appropriate steps to manage risks
3- c3. Perform experiments related to power electronic converters under different loading conditions.
4- c4. Prepare and present technical reports related to the operation of power electronic converters and AC motors

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- d1. Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team.
2- d2. Work in stressful environment and within constraints.
3- d3. Communicate effectively.
4- d4. Effectively manage tasks, time, and resources.


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Actuators and Power Electronics

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 5 3 2
Power Electronic Switches 15 9 6
Power loss and thermal analysis 10 6 4
Power electronic converters 25 15 10
Induction motors 20 12 8

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive lectures
Problem-based learning
Experiential learning
Report writing

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignment 5.00
final 40.00
Lab Exper. 10.00
midterms 30.00
Participation 5.00
Quizzes 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

1. M. H. Rashid. Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices, and Applications, 4th ed. Pearson Education Inc., 2013 (Text Book). 2. Ned Mohan, “Power Electronics: A First Course”, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2011. 3. Stephan J. Chapman, “Electric Machinery Fundamentals, 5th ed”, McGraw-Hill Education; 2011.

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