Subject description - A1B14VE1

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A1B14VE1 Power Electronics 1 Extent of teaching:2+2L
Guarantors:Lettl J. Roles:P,V Language of
Teachers:Lettl J. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13114 Credits:5 Semester:L


Power semiconductor devices, their serial and parallel connection, voltage and current dimensioning, point-to-point and bridge rectifiers, reversible rectifiers, control pulse generators, AC/AC and DC/DC converters, voltage source inverters, current source inverters, resonance inverters, frequency converters, matrix converters, principles of electromagnetic compatibility, cooperation of power semiconductor converters with DC and AC motors, survey of power semiconductor converters application in engineering practice

Course outlines:

1. History, basic power electronics conceptions and definitions, power semiconductor devices characteristics
2. One-pulse rectifier, time waveforms, control and load characteristics, commutation
3. Point-to-point rectifiers, time waveforms, control and load characteristics
4. Bridge rectifiers, time waveforms, control and load characteristics
5. Block diagram of control pulse generators, reversible rectifiers and their control
6. Serial and parallel connection of power semiconductor devices, voltage and current dimensioning
7. Principles of electromagnetic compatibility
8. AC/AC converters, working principle, properties
9. DC/DC converters, working principle, properties
10. Voltage source inverters, current source inverters, resonance inverters, control methods
11. Indirect and direct frequency converters, matrix converters
12. Cooperation of power semiconductor converters with DC motors, operating modes, control methods
13. Cooperation of power semiconductor converters with AC motors, operating modes, control methods
14. Survey of power semiconductor converters application in engineering practice

Exercises outline:

1. Instructions to the labs, security directions, laboratory rules, laboratory identification, work with oscilloscope
2. Denomination of power semiconductor devices, work with catalogues
3. One-pulse rectifier, various types of the load
4. Controlled point-to-point rectifier
5. Controlled one-phase bridge rectifier
6. Controlled three-phase bridge rectifier
7. Controlled reversible rectifier
8. Serial and parallel connection of the power semiconductor devices
9. Control test, examples
10. Backward influence of the controlled rectifier on the feeding network
11. One-phase AC/AC converter
12. DC/DC converter
13. One-phase voltage source inverter
14. Credit


1. Ned Mohan, William P. Robbins, Tore M. Undeland:
WIE Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design, Media Enhanced , 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, March 2003
2. Bimal K. Bose:
Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives : Technology and Applications John Wiley & Sons, Inc. -IEEE Press, New York, September 1996
3. PRESSMAN, Abraham I., Keith H. BILLINGS a Taylor MOREY. Switching power supply design. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw - Hill, ?2009. xxxvii, 841 s. ISBN 978-0-07-148272-1.
4. OGUNSOLA, Ade a Andrea MARISCOTTI. Electromagnetic compatibility in railways: analysis and management. 1st ed. New York: Springer, ?2012. xix, 528 s. Lecture notes in electrical engineering; 168. ISBN 978-3-642-30280-0.


Assesment conditions: attendance by the study laws, activity in course of the exercise solution, passing of the control test, proper worked and evaluated records of the measurement


Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BPOI1 Computer Systems V 4
BPOI_BO Common courses V 4
BPOI3 Software Systems V 4
BPOI2 Computer and Information Science V 4
BPKYR1 Robotics V 4
BPKYR_BO Common courses V 4
BPKYR3 Systems and Control V 4
BPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V 4
BPKME1 Communication Technology V 4
BPKME5 Komunikace a elektronika V 4
BPKME_BO Common courses V 4
BPKME4 Network and Information Technology V 4
BPKME3 Applied Electronics V 4
BPKME2 Multimedia Technology V 4
BPEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering P 4
BPEEM_BO Common courses P 4
BPEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management P 4
BMI(ECTS) Manager Informatics V 4
BWM(ECTS) Web and Multimedia V 4
BIS(ECTS) Intelligent Systems V 4
BSI(ECTS) Software Engineering V 4

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