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Master Simulink through the creation of models for power electronics devices such as rectifiers, DC-to-DC converters, and inverters using MATLAB/Simulink.

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6 hours, 58 minutes

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February 26, 2024



Original price was: £49.99.Current price is: £15.00. inc. VAT

More about the course

This course provides comprehensive training on simulating various power electronics devices using MATLAB/Simulink. It covers the simulation of rectifiers, DC-to-DC converters, and inverters, offering both theoretical insights and practical examples.
Key features of the course include:
  1. Introduction to MATLAB/Simulink for Power Electronics: This section covers the fundamentals of semiconductor devices used in power electronics, including diodes, power BJTs, MOSFETs, IGBTs, and Thyristors. It explores Simulink libraries for device representation and demonstrates modeling techniques for voltage sources, current sources, and passive components. Participants will learn how to assemble these components into comprehensive models and conduct measurements to validate simulations.
  2. Rectifier Simulations in MATLAB/Simulink: This section delves into the theory and topologies of rectifiers, both single-phase and three-phase. Participants will gain practical experience in simulating rectifiers using Simulink.
  3. DC-to-DC Converter Simulations in MATLAB/Simulink: Participants will explore the theory and topologies of DC-to-DC converters, including buck, boost, and buck/boost converters. Hands-on exercises will guide participants through the simulation process using Simulink.
  4. Inverter Simulations in MATLAB/Simulink: This section covers the theory and operation of inverters, including single-phase and three-phase configurations. Participants will learn to simulate inverters effectively using MATLAB/Simulink.
Throughout each section, participants will access numerous models to reinforce their understanding and proficiency in designing and simulating power electronics devices. All models are available for download, enabling participants to follow along and customize them for their own projects.
By mastering the simulation of power electronics devices in MATLAB/Simulink, participants will enhance their skills and advance their careers in electrical engineering and power electronics.

You will have the following skills after completing this course:

  • How to simulate power electronics devices in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Simulation of half-wave and full-wave rectifiers in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Simulation of buck, boost, and buck/boost converters in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Simulation of single-phase and three-phase inverters in MATLAB/Simulink
  • How rectifiers, dc-to-dc converters, and inverters work
  • How to determine the performance of power electronics devices
  • How to design power electronics devices to meet certain design specifications
  • MATLAB/Simulink models provided so you can follow along and use for your own designs
  • How to implement a PID controller in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering Simulations in MATLAB/Simulink

Who will benefit from this course?

This MATLAB/Simulink for Power Electronics Simulations course is beneficial for a wide range of individuals, including:
  1. Electrical Engineering Students: Students pursuing degrees in electrical engineering will gain valuable hands-on experience and practical skills in simulating power electronics devices, complementing their theoretical knowledge.
  2. Electrical Engineers: Professionals working in the field of electrical engineering, particularly those involved in the design, analysis, and optimization of power electronics systems, can enhance their skill set and stay updated with the latest simulation techniques.
  3. Power Electronics Engineers: Engineers specializing in power electronics will find this course invaluable for refining their simulation skills, exploring new design concepts, and troubleshooting system performance issues.
  4. Researchers: Researchers conducting studies in the field of power electronics can leverage the knowledge and tools provided in this course to simulate and validate their experimental setups, accelerating the pace of their research.
  5. Professors and Educators: Educators teaching courses related to power electronics, simulation techniques, or MATLAB/Simulink can use the content and resources from this course to enhance their curriculum and provide students with practical, real-world learning experiences.
  6. Industry Professionals: Professionals working in industries such as renewable energy, electric vehicles, power systems, and industrial automation can benefit from this course by acquiring simulation skills relevant to their respective fields and applications.
Overall, anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of power electronics simulation using MATLAB/Simulink and advance their career in the field will find this course highly beneficial.

Why Should You Take This Online Course?

  • Expertly Designed and Delivered by Industry Experts: Developed and delivered by RICARDO ROMERO -Professional Engineer.
  • Immediate Recognition with an Instant E-Certificate: After finishing our online course, you will receive an instant E-certificate. This certification acknowledges your dedication and successful course completion, allowing you to demonstrate your newly gained knowledge and skills to potential employers, colleagues, or clients. The E-certificate validates your accomplishments immediately, raising your professional standing.
  • Convenient Online Learning Experience: Because our course is entirely online, you may learn at your own pace and convenience. The course materials are accessible from anywhere and anytime, making it ideal for people with hectic schedules. The curriculum is delivered via captivating videos and extensive reading materials, creating a dynamic and interactive learning experience.
  • Self-paced Learning for Maximum Progress: We recognise that everyone has various learning styles and time commitments. As a result, our online course provides self-paced study. You can work through the course materials independently, allowing for a more personalised learning experience. Our course supports your individual learning preferences, whether you like to immerse yourself in the information or take it step by step.
  • Laptop, tablet, and smartphone compatibility: Our online course is device-compatible to improve accessibility. Whether you choose a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you may easily access and interact with the course contents. This adaptability allows you to learn on the go, incorporating your studies into your everyday routine and maximising your learning possibilities.

Career prospects after completing this course:

Completing the MATLAB/Simulink for Power Electronics Simulations course can significantly enhance career prospects in various fields related to electrical engineering and power electronics. Some of the potential career paths and opportunities include:
  1. Power Electronics Engineer: With proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink for power electronics simulations, individuals can pursue roles as power electronics engineers, responsible for designing, analyzing, and optimizing power converters, inverters, and other electronic systems.
  2. Research and Development Engineer: Individuals equipped with simulation skills can contribute to research and development projects focused on advancing power electronics technology, renewable energy systems, electric vehicle components, and more.
  3. Control Systems Engineer: Understanding power electronics simulations in MATLAB/Simulink can lead to opportunities in control systems engineering, where individuals work on designing and implementing control algorithms for power converters and inverters.
  4. Renewable Energy Specialist: The knowledge gained from the course can be applied to roles in renewable energy industries, such as solar and wind power, where professionals are involved in the design and optimization of power electronic converters and grid integration systems.
  5. Electric Vehicle (EV) Engineer: EV manufacturers and suppliers require engineers proficient in power electronics simulations to develop efficient and reliable powertrain components, including motor drives, battery management systems, and charging infrastructure.
  6. Consultant or Freelancer: Individuals with expertise in MATLAB/Simulink for power electronics simulations can offer consulting services or work as freelancers, providing simulation support, design validation, and optimization services to companies and organizations in need of specialized expertise.
  7. Academic and Teaching Positions: Opportunities may arise in academia for individuals interested in teaching courses related to power electronics, simulation techniques, or MATLAB/Simulink. They can also pursue research positions in academic institutions or industry-funded research labs.
Overall, completing this course opens doors to diverse career opportunities in industries ranging from power systems and renewable energy to automotive and aerospace, where power electronics play a crucial role in advancing technology and sustainability.

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Course Content

    • MATLAB/Simulink for Power Electronics Simulations – Welcome to the Course 00:00:17
    • MATLAB/Simulink for Power Electronics Simulations – About Your Instructor 00:01:00
    • MATLAB/Simulink for Power Electronics Simulations – Outline and Objectives 00:05:00
    • Review of Semiconductors Used in Power Electronics 00:13:00
    • Installing MATLAB/Simulink.. 00:03:00
    • Simulink’s Library Browser 00:03:00
    • Simulink Libraries for Semiconductors 00:02:00
    • Simulink Libraries for Voltage and Current Sources 00:01:00
    • Simulink Libraries for Passive Components 00:03:00
    • Building Simulink Models. 00:12:00
    • Taking Measurements in Simulink.. 00:12:00
    • Review of Single-Phase Rectifiers 00:11:00
    • Review of Three-Phase Rectifiers 00:11:00
    • Simulink Libraries for Rectifiers 00:10:00
    • Simulating Single-Phase Half-Wave Rectifiers in MATLAB/Simulink 00:20:00
    • Simulating Single-Phase Full-Wave Rectifiers in MATLAB/Simulink 00:32:00
    • Simulating Three-Phase Half-Wave Rectifiers in MATLAB/Simulink 00:18:00
    • Simulating Three-Phase Full-Wave Rectifiers in MATLAB/Simulink 00:09:00
    • Review of Buck Converters 00:07:00
    • Review of Boost Converters.. 00:03:00
    • Review of Buck/Boost Converters 00:05:00
    • Creating the Duty Cycle 00:16:00
    • Simulink Libraries for DC-to-DC Converters 00:14:00
    • Simulating Buck Converters in MATLAB/Simulink 00:31:00
    • Simulating Boost Converters in MATLAB/Simulink 00:28:00
    • Simulating Buck/Boost Converters in MATLAB/Simulink 00:16:00
    • Control Systems for DC-to-DC Converters 00:37:00
    • Review of Single-Phase Inverters 00:14:00
    • Review of Three-Phase Inverters 00:19:00
    • Creating the Switch Pulses – Single-Phase Inverters 00:13:00
    • Creating the Switch Pulses – Three-Phase Inverters 00:15:00
    • Simulating Single-Phase Inverters in MATLAB/Simulink 00:12:00
    • Simulating Three-Phase Inverters in MATLAB/Simulink 00:22:00
    • What’s Next? 00:00:00
    • Get Your Certificate & Transcript 00:00:00

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