Course Details

ELE456 - Power Electronics Laboratory

2023-2024 Spring term information
The course is open this term
Name Surname Position Section
Prof.Dr. Işık Çadırcı Supervisor 21-25
Res.Asst. Eren Cem Göksülük Assistant 21-25
Weekly Schedule by Groups
Section Day, Hours, Place
Thursday, 15:00 - 16:00, Power lab.
Thursday, 14:00 - 15:00, Power lab.

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

ELE456 - Power Electronics Laboratory
Program Theoretıcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 0 3 1 2
Obligation : Elective
Prerequisite courses : -
Concurrent courses : ELE454
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Preparing and/or Presenting Reports, Experiment, Other: This course must be taken together with ELE454 POWER ELECTRONICS.
Course objective : This course is designed to equip seniors with practical knowledge about power semiconductors, and associated power converters (AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC converters) by experiments carried out in the Electrical Machines Laboratory.
Learning outcomes : A student who completes the course successfully will Know major power semiconductors? terminal characteristics, Gain practical knowledge on various types of single-phase and three-phase rectifier circuits, buck chopper and inverter operation, Assess the performance of converter circuits via experimental testsi, Gain experience on practical aspects of converter circuits, Be aware of power supply and load interactions of the converters.
Course content : Static characteristics of power semiconductors, Single-phase rectifiers: half-wave and center-tapped circuits Single-phase bridge rectifier circuits Three-phase half-wave rectifier circuits Three-phase bridge rectifier circuits AC voltage controller Buck chopper circuit Inverter circuit operation with or without pulse width modulation
References : ELE 456 Power Electronics Laboratory Manual.
Course Outline Weekly
Weeks Topics
1 Preliminary Work - ELE 454 Lecture Notes
2 Preliminary Work - ELE 454 Lecture Notes
3 Preliminary Work - ELE 454 Lecture Notes
4 Static characteristics of power semiconductors + Quiz 1
5 Single-phase rectifiers: half-wave and center-tapped circuits + Quiz 2
6 Single-phase bridge rectifier circuits + Quiz 3
7 Three-phase half-wave rectifier circuits + Quiz 4
8 Three-phase bridge rectifier circuits + Quiz 5
9 Preliminary Work - ELE 454 Lecture Notes
10 AC voltage controller + Quiz 6
11 Buck chopper circuit
12 Preliminary Work - ELE 454 Lecture Notes
13 Inverter circuit operation with or without PWM
14 Experiment week for students who missed some experiments
15 Preparation for Final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 8 32
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 6 24
Final exam 1 44
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 56
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 44
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 0 0 0
Laboratory 8 3 24
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 8 1 8
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 6 2 12
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 15 15
Total workload 23 21 59
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.
2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.
3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.
4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.
5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.
6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.
7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.
8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.
9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.
10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.
11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.
13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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