Power Electronics

By Prof. Bhuvaneshwari   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 10595
The course discusses power processing electronic circuits like rectifiers, AC voltage controllers, Frequency converters, DC-DC converters and inverters apart from introducing the basics of power semiconductor devices like SCRs, power BJTs, IGBTs and MOSFETs. The analysis of these power circuits are presented in detail along with the waveforms and control techniques. Finally, applications of power electronic technology in generation sector, transmission sector and also in day-to-day applications like battery charger, motor drives, power supplies are described. INTENDED AUDIENCE: UG students and instructors PREREQUISITES: Basic Electrical Engineering, Circuit theory, signals and systems INDUSTRY SUPPORT: UPS manufacturing, SMPS manufacturing and power electronic converter industries
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 16 Nov 2019 IST
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Power Electronics Week 2: Power devices : Diodes, SCRs, GTO, BJT, MOSFET, IGBT- Characteristics, working, selection and protection Week 3: AC-DC converter: half wave & full wave; uncontrolled, semi-controlled & fully controlled; single-phase and three-phase Week 4: Assignment No. 2 and 3 on single-phase and three-phase converters and simulations Week 5: AC-AC converters: AC voltage controllers and cycloconverters Week 6: Non-isolated DC-DC converters: Buck, Boost, Buck-boost & Cuk Week 7: Isolated DC-DC converters Week 8: DC-AC Inverters: Single-phase and three-phase, modulation techniques Week 9: Current Source inverter Week 10: Applications of Power Electronics in Generation, Transmission, Distribution & utilization sectors Week 11: Assignment No. 6 on Isolated DC-DC converters: Problems and simulation Week 12: Assignment No. 7&8 on DC-AC inverters (single-phase and three-phase): problems and simulation

Books and references

1 .Power Electronics by N.Mohan et al, John Wiley 2. Power Electronics by D.W. Hart, McGraw Hill India. 3. Power Electronics by M.H.Rashid, Pearson.

Instructor bio

Prof. Bhuvaneshwari has been working as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering IIT Delhi since 1997. She did her BE from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University and then completed her M.Tech and PhD from IIT Madras in 1987 and 1992 respectively. She worked as a lecturer in College of Engineering, Madras after which she was working for the electric utility company ComEd in Chicago, IL, USA before joining as a faculty member in IIT Delhi. She has more than 150 international and National journal and conference papers to her credit. She is Fellow of IEEE-USA, IETUK, IETE, IE(I) and a life member of ISTE. Her areas of interest are power electronics, electrical machines, drives, power quality, power conditioning and renewable energy.

Course certificate

  • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 16th November 2019 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

  • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.

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