16.515 Power Electronics

Power Electronics

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 1267
Status Active

A one-semester course with emphasis on the engineering design and performance analysis of power electronics converters. Topics include: power electronics devices (power MOSFETs, power transistors, diodes, silicon controlled rectifiers SCRs, TRIACs, DIACs and Power Darlington Transistors), rectifiers, inverters, ac voltage controllers, dc choppers, cycloconverters, and power supplies. The course includes a project, which requires that the student design and build one of the power electronics converters. A demonstrative laboratory to expose the students to all kinds of projects is part of the course.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 16.355 Electromechanics and 16.366 Electronics II.