Power electronics in offshore power systems
General details of the subject
- Face-to-face degree course
Description and contextualization of the subject
Power Electronics is an enhancing vector in the development of renewable energy and efficient electrical energy management. Many of the systems necessary for offshore power production involve the use of power electronics, such as HVDC, FACTS or electric machine drives, studied in other courses in the master. This class presents the state of art in power electronics technology in terms of: devices, packaging, thermal design, design, and industry applications with similar operating requisites and provide the student with skills to select and design the proper components for offshore power converters.
The objectives are:
- To provide students with the ability to choose the proper power device, package and cooling method in each offshore power converter.
- To provide students with the ability to design the main elements of an offshore power converter.
- To provide a wide perspective of previous experience in other industries with similar challenges as offshore power conversion.
- To provide students with the ability to critically evaluate the impact of different power convert topologies on the offshore power generation system
|MARTINEZ DE ALEGRIA MANCISIDOR, IÑIGO||University of the Basque Country||Profesorado Agregado||Doctor||Bilingual||Electronic Technologyemail@example.com|
|Students are able to evaluate the different aspects relevant to the selection of a proper semiconductor device package for the construction of power converters||20.0 %|
|Students are able to design the main elements of a power converter, such as gate drives, protection and passive elements||20.0 %|
|Students are able to calculate the proper thermal parameters necessary for the correct operation of power converters||20.0 %|
|Students are able to evaluate and compare the relevant merits of different power converters and their suitability for offshore power conversion.||20.0 %|
|Students are able to identify power converters used in other industries that are also suited for offshore power conversion||20.0 %|
|Type||Face-to-face hours||Non face-to-face hours||Total hours|
|Applied computer-based groups||11||16.5||27.5|
|Name||Hours||Percentage of classroom teaching|
|Expositive classes||15.0||100 %|
|Systematised study||22.5||0 %|
|Name||Minimum weighting||Maximum weighting|
|Written examination||0.0 %||100.0 %|
Lesson 1 Introduction
Introductory classroom session with the main description of the course contents and the basic concepts that will be used along the course
Lesson 2 Power semiconductor packaging technology
Description of the main problems of connectivity, cooling and isolation of power semiconductors and state of the art in power packaging technology and implications in offshore power converter design.
Lesson 3 Power electronics cooling
Description, modelling and simulation of the thermal behaviour of power semiconductors in power converters.
Lesson 4 Gate drive design
Description and design of power semiconductor gate drivers
Lesson 5 Power converter protection
Description, design and selection of power converter protection
Lesson 5 Power converter Industry applications
Study of the most relevant industry power converters with requisites similar to offshore power conversion
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"Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design" N. Mohan. Ed. John Wiley and Sons
"Fundamentals of Power Electronics" R.W. Erickson, Kluwer.
"Power Electronics: devices, drivers, Applications and passive components" Barry W. Williams, http://homepages.eee.strath.ac.uk/~bwwilliams/book.htm
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Bodo¿s Power Systems
http://cusp.umn.edu/: ¿Consortium of Universities for Sustainable Power (CUSP)¿
http://www.pels.org/: IEEE Power Electronics Society