ECE 764

Industrial Applications of Power Electronics and Motor Drives

Instructor: Dr. Mahesh Krishnamurthy

Course Description: Practical topologies of different types of power electronic converters are covered including industrial high-voltage and high-current applications, protection, and cooling. Common industrial motor drives are examined with popular control techniques, simplified modeling, and worst-case design. Regulating and stabilizing methods are applied to switching power supplies, power conditioning systems, electronic ballasts, and electronic motors.

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of industrial power electronic converters and motor drives. Practical configurations and their design issues will be addressed that are not found in traditional graduate courses. This course provides a unique combination of power electronic principles and electric machine theory along with industrial experiences and practical limitations. Students will achieve a deep understanding and design skills for proper utilization in the industrial systems. This course would be useful for practicing engineers and graduate students who are seeking a position in the electrical power industry.

Additional Information: The course will include a term project and analysis of multiple refereed publications from reputed journals and conferences. Students will conduct research in one of the following topics:

  • Power electronic circuit design and/or analysis (using PSIM or Matlab/Simulink)
  • Electric machines design and/or analysis using Finite Element Analysis (MagNet/ ThermNet/ Ansys)
  • System level simulations using (PSIM/ MatLab/ Simulink)