EJ2311 Modulation of Power Electronic Converters 6.0 credits

Effektelektronisk modulation

Modulation of power converters plays a decisive role in modern power electronics where low losses as well as dynamical requirements, harmonics and electromagnetic interference (EMI) are of great importance. The course covers synthesis and analysis of modulation methods for Voltage Source Converters (VSC).

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Circuit modelling, fundamental mathematics, Harmonics in single-phase and three-phase systems. Survey of modulation principles. Relation between modulation and the development of power-semiconductors. Carrier-based methods, SPWM and space vector modulation. Influence of sampling. Fixed pulse-patterns, harmonic elimination. Tolerance band modulation. Harmonics in power systems and electric railway traction, norms and standards. Influence of harmonics on electrical machines. Survey of harmonic filters.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the examination the student should be able to

  • Define fundamental concepts in pulse-width modulation
  • Describe differences between different principles of modulation  regarding properties such as harmonics and dynamic conditions
  • Know different carrier based modulation methods and their synthesis.
  • Use different methods for analysis of carrier based modulation methods
  • Calculate pulse-patterns for harmonic elimination
  • Estimate stray losses in electrical machines due to harmonics.

Course Disposition

Lectures 16 h
Computer excercises 8 h
Laboratory work 4 h

The course is given in English.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed Bachelor's degree (180 higher education credits), or equivalent academic qualifications. Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B/English 6.

Recommended prerequisites

EJ2200 Electrical machines and drives and EJ2300 Power Electronics.

Equipment

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Literature

D. G. Holmes, T. Lipo., “Pulse Width Modulation for Power Converters”. Wiley Interscience.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Projects and laboratory reports, written examination

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Staffan Norrga

Further information

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Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Staffan Norrga

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.