EEEN40120 Applications of Power Electronics

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is concerned with understanding, modelling and analysing applications to power electronics to voltage stability and control. Principles and implementation of HVDC transmission, including analysis of voltage source converters. Principles of load compensation. Methods of reactive compensation covering the principles and implementation of controllable reactive compensators using thyristor controlled reactors and thyristor switched capacitors along with the STATCOM. Firing circuitry design for thyristor applications. Application of these principles and methods to problems such as the integration of wind power and distributed resources. Principles of voltage stability covering the characteristics of transmission systems, generators, loads and reactive compensating devices. Methods to improve voltage stability. Methods for speed control of electric machines.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Analyse three phase loads and apply methods to balance them
2. Analyse current source converters and voltage source converters applied to HVDC transmission
3. Explain and derive the equations governing operation of thyristor controlled reactor
4. Apply these methods to the integration of wind power and distributed resources
5. Design and formulate models of high voltage power electronic systems
6. Understand power electronic control approaches for electric machines

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
task-based learning; case studies; lectures 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Knowledge of solid state electronics and control theory is strongly recommended.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
EEEN20020 - Electrical&Electronic Circuits, EEEN20090 - Electrical Energy Systems

EEEN30070 - Power system Engineering, EEEN30090 - Electrical Machines, EEEN40100 - Power Electronics and Drives

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Three assignments Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: final exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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