Power electronics

lelec2660  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Power electronics
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Bekemans Marc;
Main themes
  • Theory of electrical circuits
  • Semiconductor physics  
  • Automatic control
  • Thermal behaviour
  • Magnetics
in the frame of energy conversion and motor control with power semiconductor switches 

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 In consideration of the reference table AA of the program "master in electrical engineering ", this course contributes to the development, to the acquisition and to the evaluation of the following experiences of learning:
  • AA1.1, AA1.2, AA1.3
  • AA2.1, AA2.3, AA2.5
  • AA3.2, AA3.3
  • AA5.4, AA5.5
More precisely at the end of the course students will be able to
  • determine the electrical quantities inside a converter and at its terminals for DC-DC converters, inverters and rectifiers
  • evaluate the electrical and thermal stresses of active and passive components in power electronic converters
  • build and make use of the small signal model of a converter (in particular of a DC-DC converter)
  • size the main components of a converter on the basis of specifications
  • use an Excel file for sizing a converter
  • use a power electronic converter as a control device

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Teaching methods
- lectures
- tutored solving  in groups of problems (simulation and sizing of converters) posted on iCampus
- use of softwares (Simulink, Pspice, Excel')
Evaluation methods
Assesment of the practical work on the basis of reports issued by groups of 3 to 4 students  (simulation and sizing of converters), (25 % of the final note),
Written assesment without documentation (75 % of the final note) with a duration of 3 hours
Références :
- Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Robert W. Erickson ISBN 0-412-08541-0
- Electronique de Puissance 10ème édition,  G. Séguier, F. Labrique, Ph. Delarue, ISBN 978-2-10-073866-3
- Composants à semi-conducteur pour l'électronique de puissance, S. Lefevre, F. Miserez, ISBN 2-7430-0719-2
- Transparents sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Electrical Engineering

Master [120] in Electro-mechanical Engineering