Power Electronics

Lecturer(s): Christian VOLLAIRE, Arnaud BREARD
Course ⋅ 16 hTC ⋅ 10 hPW ⋅ 6 hAutonomy ⋅ 12 hStudy ⋅ 4 h


At the end of this module, students will:

  • understand the interest and role of power electronics;
  • know the fundamental concepts which govern this discipline;
  • know the main structures of electronic power converters;
  • be able to trace the shapes of currents and voltages in an electronic power converter from a block diagram;
  • be able to choose the electronic power switches for a given converter and specifications;
  • be able to assess the losses in an electronic power switch;
  • know the technologies used for the production of passive components in power electronics;
  • be able to size the passive components of a converter based on specifications;
  • understand how to determine and apply a control law making it possible to achieve current or voltage servo-control;
  • have notions of EMC (ElectroMagnetic Compatibility);
  • have been made aware of trends, research and open problems in this discipline.

Palabras clave

Power electronics, static conversion of electrical energy, energy efficiency of systems, passive and active electronic components


Passive components in power electronics

  • Roles and importance
  • Inductive components
    • Technology
    • Sizing
  • Capacity components
    • Technologies
    • Choice criteria Thermal problems in power electronics
  • Losses
  • Cooling systems Determination and implementation of control in power electronics -Close control of switches -Pulse width modulations -Dynamic models of converters and regulator structures -Self-oscillating converters Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) -Introduction and generalities -CEM in power electronics -Conducted disturbances / radiated disturbances


The note of the course will be composed of

  • the knowledge score (75%)
  • the know-how score (25%)

The knowledge note will be composed of

  • Final test (100%) The know-how score will be composed of
  • Practical work (50%)
  • Autonomy work (50%)