ET8303 - Power Electronics, Power Semiconductor Physics and Reliability
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2018/2019
These topics are included:
- Solid-state physics of power semiconductors: Power diodes, power MOSFETs, thyristors, Gate Turn-Off Thyristors, Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors, SiC and GaN components.
- Snubber circuits.
- Gate/base drivers.
- Cooling aspects of power electronic converters.
- Design of high frequency magnetic components.
- Design of power circuit layouts.
After completing the course, the student shall:
- understand the semiconductors physics that is the basis for power electronic components.
- know and understand the physical construction of power electronic components, and how the components are utilized to design power electronic converters.
- acquire adequate knowledge on designing optimal and reliable power electronic converters
After completing the course, the student shall be able to design and construct optimal and reliable power electronic converters.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures, self study and project based on literature studies and simulations.
The course is given every second year, next time spring term 2020.
Recommended previous knowledge
TET4190 Power Electronics for Renewable Energy or similar.
ELK20 Design of Power Electronic Converters or similar.
Solid-state physics, control theory, thermodynamics.
Mohan, Undeland og Robbins: Power Electronics, Converters, Applications, and Design, Wiley, 3rd Edition 2003.
Josef Lutz: Semiconductor Power Devices: Physics, Characteristics, Reliability
Springer Verlag 2011.
Journal and Conference articles.
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.