ECE 61016 - Power Electronic Converters and Systems

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization:

  • Power and Energy Devices and Systems

Counts as:

Normally Offered:

Fall - even years


On-campus and online


ECE 382; ECE 61000 (co-requisite); ECE 61010 (co-requisite)

Requisites by Topic:

The student should have some background in time-domain simulation techniques as well as a background in multi-objective optimization using genetic algorithms, especially using the GOSET code. Also, the student should be familiar with synchronous machines (wound rotor and permanent magnet), reference frame theory, three-phase inverters.

Catalog Description:

The objective of this course is to educate students in the detailed modeling, average-value modeling, and control design of power electronics converters and systems of converters.

Required Text(s):

  1. Analysis of Electric Machinery and Drive Systems, , 3 Edition , P.C. Krause, O. Wasynczuk, S.D. Sudhoff , IEEE Press/John Wiley & Sons , 2013 , ISBN No. 978-1-118-02429-4

Recommended Text(s):

  1. A Voltage Control Strategy for Current-Regulated PWM Inverters, , O. Wasynczuk, S.D. Sudhoff, T.D. Tran, D.H. Clayton, and H.J. Hegner
  2. An Introduction to Optimization , Chong, Zak , Wiley InterScience , 2001
  3. GOSET Manual , Sudhoff,
  4. Immittance Base Stability Analysis of Power Electronic Based Systems , S.D. Sudhoff
  5. Systems and Control , S.H. Zak , 2003
  6. Transient and Dynamic Average-Value Modeling of Synchronous Machine Fed Load-Commutated Converters , S.D. Sudhoff and K.A. Corzine, H.J. Hegner, D.E. Delisle

Lecture Outline:

Major Topics
1 Part 1 - Considerations in Power Electronics Design: Thermal Equivalent Circuits; Alternating Current Conductor Losses; Parasitic Capacitance
2 Part 2 - DC-DC Converters: Buck Converter Analysis and Design; Buck Converter Waveform- and Average-Value Time-Domain Modeling; Buck Converter Control Design
3 Part 3 - DC-AC Conversion: Review of Three-Phase Bridge Inverter; Waveform- and Average-Value Time-Domain Modeling; Control Design Case Study
4 Part 4 - DC-AC Conversion: Review of permanent magnet AC machine; Active rectifier based power generation; Control design case study
5 Part 5 - Common-Mode Analysis and Mitigation: Common-mode equivalent circuits; Common-mode mitigation strategy; Common-mode inductor specification; Common-mode inductor design
6 Part 6 - System Stability: Negative Impedance Instability; Immittance Based Stability Analysis

Assessment Method:

Homework , coding assignments, exams. 3/22