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ELEN436 - Advanced Power Electronics

Course Details

Course Code: ELEN436 Course ID: 4615 Credit Hours: 4 Level: Undergraduate

This course takes a student with prior knowledge of electrical machines, power converters, and linear control systems and provides knowledge of advances in power electronics such as modeling DC motor drives and machines, various modes of operation, multi-phase control converters and choppers. Students will design multiple-order transfer functions, experiment with closed loop operation of DC motor drives, a speed controlled drive system, pulse-width modulation and steady state analysis. The skills gained in this course will enable students to perform various tasks related to high power semiconductor devices, digital signal processing, and efficient electrical energy. Motor drives have wide spread applications in today’s industry such as machine tools, elevators, cranes, transportation, and an extensive list of other modern applications. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. (Prerequisite: ELEN435)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing the course, the student should be able to accomplish the following Course Objectives (CO):

  1. Classify different AC/DC drive schemes.
  2. Summarize the difference between AC and DC drive applications.
  3. Differentiate the steady state and transient model of an electric machine.
  4. Distinguish between scalar and vector control.
  5. Compare induction machine performance to permanent magnet synchronous machine performance.

Instructor announcements: Weekly announcements will appear on Monday of each week in the online classroom. This announcement will also be e-mailed to each student. The announcement will discuss the assignments for the week along with any other pertinent information for the week.

This is an upper-level course; all students’ work is to be presented as such in terms of quality and content. The grading system will be based on your introduction (2%), Forums (8%), fourteen homework assignments (20%), six Lab assignments (40%) and three exams (30%).

Reading Assignments: Please refer to the Course Outline section of this syllabus for the weekly reading assignments.

Week 1 Introductions: Each student must log into the classroom and introduce yourself to the class. This assignment is worth 20 points or 2 percent of your course grade. Your response is due by Sunday of Week 1. Your response must be greater than 250 words (a requirement) and include the following information.

  1. Your name
  2. Your university major or program
  3. Where you are in the program of study
  4. Your academic goals, to include why you are taking this class
  5. Information that you would like to share about yourself

Weekly Forums: The weekly discussion forum is for students to post their questions on course content for that week. This forum should not be used to discuss specific graded material questions prior to receiving feedback from the instructor (after the material is graded). If there is a question on a specific graded question, find a similar problem in the book and ask a question on that problem or concept. Asking specific questions on graded questions creates an unfair advantage and defeats the purpose of the assessment tool.

Homework Assignments: There are fourteen homework assignments that must be completed in order to master this course. Performing these homework assignments will enhance your understanding of this course and successful complete of these assignments will contribute to 20% of your overall grade.

Lab Exercises: There are five laboratory exercises that must be completed in order to pass the course. Despite having completed all other requirements for the course, you must complete all of the lab exercises in order to pass the course.

Exams: There will be three exams, each worth 10% of your final grade. It is an open book, open note exam. It will be administered without a proctor. Students must complete the numbered exam by the end of the week indicated in the schedule.

Late Assignments: Students are expected to submit classroom assignments by the posted due date and to complete the course according to the published class schedule. As adults, students, and working professionals, I understand you must manage competing demands on your time. The policy for late lab reports and exams is ten percentage points deducted for each day late. After five days late, no credit will be given. There is no late policy for the final exam. The final exam must be completed by the last day of the course. No assignments will be accepted after the end of the course unless a student has an approved extension (see extension policy). Should you need additional time to complete an assignment please contact me before the due date so we can discuss the situation and determine an acceptable resolution. Routine late submission of assignments will adversely affect your final course grade.

There is no extra credit or redo's allowed on work once submitted, and no extra credit or make-up assignments.

The points earned on the graded course assignments will determine the course grade. The final grade in the course will be based on total points. Grades will be assigned based on the following composite scores:

NameGrade %
Forum 10.00 %
Wk 1 - Introduction 2.00 %
Wk 2 - Magnetic Circuits 0.67 %
Wk 3 - Transformers 0.67 %
Wk 4 - Electromechanical Energy Conversion 0.67 %
Wk 6 - DC Machines 0.67 %
Wk 7 - Induction (Asynchronous) Machines 0.67 %
Wk 8 - Induction (Asynchronous) Machines Part II 0.67 %
Wk 9 - Synchronous Machines 0.67 %
Wk 11 - Share your education goals 0.67 %
Wk 13 - Transients and Dynamics 0.67 %
Wk 14 - Power Semiconductor Converters 0.67 %
Wk 15 - Wind Energy 0.67 %
Wk 16 - Course Summary 0.67 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Assignment 1: Magnetic Circuits 1.43 %
Assignment 2: Transformers 1.43 %
Assignment 3: Transformers 1.43 %
Assignment 4: Electromechanical Energy Conversion 1.40 %
Assignment 5: DC Machines 1.43 %
Assignment 6: DC Machines 1.43 %
Assignment 7: Induction (Asynchronous) Machines 1.43 %
Assignment 8: Induction (Asynchronous) Machines 1.43 %
Assignment 9: Synchronous Machines 1.43 %
Assignment 10: Synchronous Machines 1.43 %
Assignment 11: Single-Phase Motors 1.40 %
Assignment 12: Special Machines 1.43 %
Assignment 13: Transients and Dynamics 1.43 %
Assignment 14: Power Semiconductor Converters 1.43 %
Exams 30.00 %
Exam 1 10.00 %
Exam 2 10.00 %
Exam 3 10.00 %
Labs 40.00 %
Lab 1 - Single Phase Transformers 8.00 %
Lab 2 - Three Phase Circuits (Star/Delta) 8.00 %
Lab 3 - Three Phase Circuits (Star/Deltta) 8.00 %
Lab 4 - Three Phase with Star Connection 8.00 %
Lab 5 - Three Phase with Delta Connection 8.00 %
Book Title: Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics, 3rd ed. - the VitalSource e-book is provided via the APUS Bookstore
Author: Sen, P.C.
Publication Info: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118078877
Book Title: You must validate your cart to get access to your VitalSource e-book(s). If needed, instructions are available here - http://apus.libguides.com/bookstore/undergraduate
Author: N/A
Publication Info: N/A
ISBN: N/A
Book Title: NI Student Software Suite - access instructions provided inside the classroom
Author: National Instruments
Publication Info: National Instruments
ISBN: 779252-3501
Book Title: NI Elvis Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant
Author: National Instruments
Publication Info: National Instruments
ISBN: 780381-02
Book Title: NI myRIO Starter Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant
Author: National Instruments
Publication Info: National Instruments
ISBN: 783068-01
Book Title: NI myRIO Embedded Systems Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant
Author: National Instruments
Publication Info: National Instruments
ISBN: 783070-01
Book Title: myParts Kit from Texas Instruments - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant
Author: National Instruments
Publication Info: National Instruments
ISBN: 783752-01
Book Title: Additional required items are available to order from the APUS Bookstore. If you buy these items from other vendors, you may not receive all the parts you need for your course. These items (as noted) are not covered by the APUS Book Grant.
Author: N/A
Publication Info: N/A
ISBN: N/A
Book Title: Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications, 4th ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author: Hughes, Austin
Publication Info: Newnes
ISBN: 9780080983325
Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: N/A
Publication Info: N/A
ISBN: N/A
Book Title: Integrator Power Electronics Lab (Integrator Power Electronics Fundamentals Board for NI ELVIS II/II+) - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant
Author: National Instruments
Publication Info: National Instruments
ISBN: 784722-01

Book Title:NI ELVIS II - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant - purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:780378-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$2,900.00
Book Title:Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics, 3rd ed. - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781118078877
Publication Info:VS-Wiley
Author:Sen, P.C.
Unit Cost:$183.32
Electronic ISBN:9781119353287
Electronic Unit Cost:$30.00
Book Title:*NOTE* Students may purchase NI ELVIS III instead of NI Elvis II. Additional steps will be req’d from your instructor and a power cord purchase is also req'd; power cord part# and price vary based on your location
ISBN:785578-11
Publication Info:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$2,649.00
Book Title:NI Student Software Suite - free access provided inside the classroom; if DVD is needed, purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701 (DVD not covered by the APUS Book Grant)
ISBN:779252-3501
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$63.00
Book Title:NI myRIO Starter Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:783068-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$119.08
Book Title:Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications, 4th ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780080983325
Publication Info:Newnes
Author:Hughes, Austin
Unit Cost:$47.15
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:NI myRIO Embedded Systems Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:783070-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$171.00
Book Title:myParts Kit from Texas Instruments - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:783752-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$72.00
Book Title:Integrator Power Electronics Lab (Integrator Power Electronics Fundamentals Board for NI ELVIS II/II+) - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:784722-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$979.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.