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Power Electronics Design

Module name (EN): Power Electronics Design
Degree programme: Electrical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2005
Module code: E910
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+1U+1P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 9
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
2 lab reports, project work

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
E910 Electrical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2005, semester 9, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Winternheimer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Winternheimer

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Learning outcomes:
Students will be taught practically relevant aspects of power electronics and will learn about the structure and function of power semiconductor devices. After completing this course, they will be able to dimension the components needed for the most common power electronic circuits and will be able to calculate the material costs of a specific device.

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Module content:
Power Semiconductor Devices:
Basic semiconductor physics
Power diodes
Bipolar junction transistors
Insulated gate bipolar transistors
Practical converter design considerations:
Gate and base drive circuits
Losses in power devices
Heat transfer
Heat sinks
Design of magnetic components:
Magnetic materials and cores
Copper windings
Thermal considerations
Inductor design procedures
Transformer design procedures
Switching behaviour of IGBTs and bipolar diodes
Operation of inductors and HF transformers

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture notes, overhead transparencies, blackboard, SIMPLORER (student edition) CD-ROM, PC, video projector

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Recommended or required reading:
Sze S.M.:  Physics of Semiconductor Devices, 2nd Edition,
New York / Chichester / Brisbane / Toronto / Singapore: John Wiley & Sons, 1981
Mohan, Undeland, Robbins:  Power Electronics, 2nd Edition,
New York / Chichester / Brisbane / Toronto / Singapore: John Wiley & Sons, 1995

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