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Faculty of Engineering & Technology

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Power Electronics 1

  • Course Code :
    EPR 451
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

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Area of Study :

The Main Goals of this course are: • Develop student’s knowledge about the characteristics of power switching devices. • Equip the student with the analytical tools to calculate power computation in power electronic circuits. • Provide the student with knowledge required to analyse single- and three-phase, un- and controlled AC to DC converters with various types of loads. • Train the student to perform basic experiments on single- and three-phase AC-DC converters.

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Introduction to power electronics, Power diodes, Thyristors: Construction, Characteristics, Application in rectifier circuits (converters), Firing circuits, Diac, Triac and Quadracs.Power transistors as switches, Phase shift controls, Phase controlled rectifiers-static switches.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Identify the four main categories of power converters.
2- Explain the operation and sketch the i-v characteristics of the commonly used power electronic switches, e.g. diodes, SCRs, BJTs, and IGBTs.
3- Explain the operation of single-phase un- and controlled AC-DC converters.
4- Describe the operation of un- and controlled three-phase AC-DC converters.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Select appropriate power electronics switching devices for a certain application and check their appropriate behviour.
2- Perform power computations in power electronic circuits.
3- Analyze the operation of single-phase half-wave and full-wave un- and controlled AC-DC converters.
4- Analyze the operation of three-phase full-wave un- and controlled AC-DC converters

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Select appropriate power electronic devices for a certain application.
2- Perform basic experiments on single- and three-phase AC-DC converters.
3- Select appropriate power electronics converter in relevant industry applications.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work in stressful environment and within constraints.
2- Communicate effectively.
3- Effectively manage tasks, time, and resources.


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 3 3 0
Power Electronic Switches 8 6 2
Power computations in power electronic circuits 10 6 4
Single-phase half- and full-wave, un- and controlled rectifiers 15 10 5
Three-phase un- and controlled rectifiers 24 9 15

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive lectures
Experiential learning
Self reading
Report writing
Problem Solving

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
• Final exam 40.00
Mid- Exam I 15.00
Mid- Exam II 15.00
o In Class Quizzes 10.00
o Lab 10.00
o Participations 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

1. D. W. Hart, Power Electronics, 1st edition, McGraw Hill, 2011, ISBN 978-0-07-338067-4 2. M. H. Rashid, Power Electronics: Devices, Circuits, and Applications, 4th edition, Pearson Higher Education, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-312590-0 3. Ned Mohan, Power Electronics: A First Course, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2011. 3. Ned Mohan, “Power Electronics: A First Course”, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2011.

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