Week 1 : Power Electronics – Introduction (Definitions, Basic building blocks and applications); Introduction to switches and examples of PE; Power Converters-Classification (using switching matrix); PE Converter-Passive components (R, L, C) and Active components; Review of basic concepts-Engineering Math (Laplace, Fourier and Diff. equations)
Week 2 : Review of basic electrical engg. concepts-RLC circuits; Brief Semiconductor theory and PN Junction; Power Diodes; Thyristors (SCR); Thyristors (SCR and GTO).
Week 3 : Power BJT – Introduction, Structure, Operation, Characteristics; Power BJT–Equations, Losses, Drawbacks; Power MOSFET- Introduction, Structure, Operation and Characteristic; Power IGBT-Introduction, Structure, Operation and Characteristics; Power MOSFET and IGBT - comparison (Merits, Demerits, Applications)
Week 4 : AC-DC Conv. 1-ɸ half-wave and full-wave, Uncontrolled and Controlled Rectifiers with R, R-L, R-L-E, R-E and pure L loads; Effect Of source Inductance (R-L and RLE loads only); 3-ɸ AC-DC Conv. Uncontrolled and Controlled Rectifiers (R and R-L loads only); Effect of source inductance on 3-ɸ rectifiers (R-L load only).
Week 5 : AC-AC Conv. 1-ɸ AC voltage controllers; 3-ɸ AC voltage controllers; Cyclo-converters - 1-φ operation with R and R-L load; Cyclo-converters - Circulation mode operation, Waveforms and Equations, MATRIX Conv.; DC-DC Conv.-Introduction, Types of DC/DC converters, Drawbacks of Linear Power Supplies.
Week 6 : DC-DC Conv. Conventional (Thyristorized) dc-dc converters (choppers) and their 1, 2 and 4 quad. operation. Buck and Boost conv. (CCM/DCM); DC-DC Conv.-Buck-Boost Conv. (CCM/DCM), Cuk and SEPIC Conv.; Synchronous Buck Converter, Bidirectional and Full Bridge with 4 quadrant operation; DC-DC Isolated Conv.: Forward and flyback Conv.; DC-DC Isolated Conv.: Push-Pull Conv.
Week 7 : Resonant DC-DC converters. Intro and Basic Operation, ZVS and ZCS; DC-AC Conv. Intro: 1-ɸ half and full bridge inverter: Topology and working (Square wave and quasi wave operation); Fourier analysis of Square wave and quasi square wave operation. PWM operation: Merits and demerits of SPWM-(Bipolar, Unipolar); 3-ɸ VSI Topology and working, Square wave operation, 120 and 180; 3-ɸ VSI PWM operation (SPWM).
Week 8 : Space vector modulation (SVPWM), etc.; CSI-Topology and Basic Operation; Resonant Inverters: Basic Operation; Resonant Inverters: Design of LC, applications; Multi-level Inverters – Neutral Point Clamped Topology: Topologies and operation.
Week 9 : Drive Circuits: Need for drive circuits, examples, SCR drive; MOSFET and IGBT drives and their features, Selection of Gate Drive IC; Snubbers: Need for Snubbers, Types and examples; Snubber: Design Equations; Basics of magnetic Concepts.
Week 10: Inductor Design: eg. Area Product approach; Transformer Design: eg. Area Product approach; Inductor and Transformer (Examples and Applications); Thermal Modelling and Heat-Sink Design; Control of PE Systems, State Space (Averaging + Small Signal).
Week 11 : Control of PE Systems, State Space (Averaging + Small Signal analysis); Control Block Diagram, Controller design; Reference frame theory based control; Microgrid application.
Week 12: Power Quality issues and application of PE in resolving them STATCOM, Active filters etc.; Application of PE in Solar PV: Introduction, V-I Char., MPPT operation, grid-connected and standalone Solar PV systems; Application of PE in Wind: MPPT operation, grid-connected and standalone systems; Application of PE in Fuel cell energy conversion; Advanced Semiconductor Power devices eg. SiC, GaN devices.