Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Electrical, Systems, and Control Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSG22001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name パワーエレクトロニクス特論
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Advanced Power Electronics
ミヤケ マサタカ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon7-8,Fri7-8
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Language of Instruction:  Mainly in Japanese.
Lecture Materials:  Mainly in English.
Lecture Videos:  Both Japanese and English narrations will be provided. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 12 : Electronics
Eligible Students Master students of Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Electrical, Systems, and Control Engineering Program
Keywords Power electronics, Power semiconductor devices, Power converters, Inverters, Converters, PWM control, Gate drivers, Protection circuits, Feedback control, PID control, Circuit simulation, SDGs, CN 
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Class Objectives
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Students will learn about power conversion circuits such as DC/DC converters and PWM inverters, power semiconductor devices (IGBTs, diodes, etc.) and power electronic application systems (motor drive and power systems).  Circuit simulation examples will be demonstrated to enhance understanding of circuit behaviors. 
Class Schedule lesson1  Overview of power electronics (Semiconductor devices, Electronic circuits and Control)
lesson2  Basic AC/DC converters (Diode rectifiers)
lesson3  Basic DC/DC converters (Buck/boost converters)
lesson4  Basic DC/AC converters (Square-wave-controlled inverters)
lesson5  PWM inverters (Sinusoidal-PWM control, harmonics)
lesson6  PWM rectifiers
lesson7  Isolated DC/DC converters
lesson8  Summary of the first half [Final assignment will be given.]
lesson9  Power semiconductor devices (Lateral/vertical, unipolar/bipolar, Si/SiC/GaN)
lesson10  Modeling and simulation (Semiconductor devices, circuits, systems)
lesson11  Gate drive circuits, protection circuits, IPMs
lesson12  Feedback control technology (PID control)
lesson13  Example applications of power electronics
lesson14  AC/AC converters and its applications (Matrix converters)
lesson15  Summary of the latter half [Final assignment due.]

Quizzes (15 times) and final assignment. 
No textbook.
Reference books (not necessary to purchase your owns):
[1] Power Electronics, Converters, Applications, and Design (3rd edition)
Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins (John Wiley & Sons, 2003).
[2] Power Electronics, Daniel W. Hart (McGraw-Hill, International Edition 2011).
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(More Details) We will use Moodle for providing lecture materials, delivering lecture videos for preparation and review, conducting quizzes, and collecting assignments.
Projector and microphone are used in the face-to-face lectures. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lecture materials will be provided for advance reading.
Bilingual lecture videos will be useful for preparation and review.
The 8th and 15th lectures will review the previous lectures for better understanding. 
Requirements This lecture is held on Mondays and Fridays of the third term. However, please note that two of the Monday sessions have been rescheduled to other days according to the academic calendar.
No requirements are given. You can attend this lecture even if you haven't taken the "Power Electronics and Motor Control Application" subject in the Faculty of Engineering. 
Grading Method Quizzes (4% x 15 times) and final assignment (40%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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