Power Electronics and Applications

About the track

Description

This 240-minute course/seminar is aimed at providing basic knowledge about switched-mode electronic converters and their applications in various fields. It primarily focuses on areas related to electrical power generation from renewable sources, including energy storage systems, the conversion of energy to specific voltage and/or current waveforms, and fundamental aspects of electric motor drives.

The course includes a demonstration visit to the renewable energy laboratory, allowing participants to observe details of the photovoltaic generator and its inverter (approximately 30 minutes).

Track goal

By the end of the course, it is expected that students will have achieved an understanding of basic concepts related to power electronics. They will be familiar with common power devices and circuits, as well as current technological trends.

Contents

  1. Power Semiconductor Devices (30 min):
    • MOSFET, IGBT;
    • Silicon Carbide Technologies.
  2. Switched-mode Converters (70 min):
    • AC-DC-DCDC-DC-AC-AC-AC: most used topologies;
    • Introduction to multilevel architectures;
    • Power electronic transformer.
  3. Applications in the areas of generation and conversion of electrical energy based on renewable sources (20 min).

Professors

Prof. Dr. Héctor G. Chiacchiarini

DIEC-UNS and IIIE UNS-CONICET

Resources

Preparation content

Course participants should start to introduce themselves by watching these videos. At least half must be seen to be able to tackle the first week of the course.

Shared on SLACK EAMTA-CAE

Schedule