EENG 4317: Power Electronics Design and Applications

The use of solid state components in power systems; rectifying devices; diode circuits and rectifiers; controlled rectifier circuits; AC voltage controllers; thyristor commutation techniques; DC choppers; speed torque characteristics of motors and loads; starting, braking and transient analysis of electric motors; introduction to HVDC. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: EENG 4309. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: EENG 4310.