430-2223/02 – Power Electronics of Automotive Systems I (VEAS1)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ElectronicsCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Chlebiš, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Chlebiš, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
H1L20 prof. Ing. Petr Chlebiš, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course aims to provide students with knowledge to enable good orientation on the principles of power semiconductor systems both in automotive technology and applications that relate to the use of automobiles. Student gains the ability of independent analysis and synthesis of power semiconductor components and systems able to apply their knowledge in practical design of power semiconductor converters.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Power electronics is a branch which intensively enters all technical areas of the present living. Practical utilization of the conversion principle of the electric energy via semiconductor switching devices requires apart from the knowledge about principle and function of elementary semiconductor converters also especially about their industrial and commercial applications. The subject provides pieces of knowledge to students in field of automotive power electronics.

Compulsory literature:

Chlebis, P.: Power Electronics systems II. Support study text,VSB-TU Ostrava 2014.

Recommended literature:

Kiencke, U., Nielsen, L.: Automotive control systems: for engine, driveline, and vehicle. 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer, 2005, 512 p. ISBN 35-402-3139-0 Rashid, M. H.: Power Electronics. Prentice-Hall International, Inc. ISBN 0-13-334483-5, 1993.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Písemné testy k zápočtu - TEST č.1, TEST č. 2 Zkouška písemná a ústní


Další požadavky na studenta

There are no additional requirements for students.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: Power switching elements - diodes, thyristors, triacs. Power switching elements - power bipolar and unipolar transistors, IGBT. Modes of operation of the semiconductor switches - the hard switching, soft switching, collaboration with diode, switching at zero current or voltage. Protective circuits of semiconductor switches RC, RCD, properties and distribution losses. Rectifiers - uncontrolled, controlled. The influence of the supply network and the load on the properties rectifiers. Choppers - the impact of governance at the load. Analysis of the output voltage and current. Voltage Inverter - Power circuit voltage inverters, and functions of trends. Inverter power - power circuits of current inverters and features of trends. Inverter Control Methods - Conditions control the output frequency, voltage or current. Inverters for electric drive vehicle - traction drive systems. Pulse stabilizers and switching power supplies - circuit topology, transformerless and transformer. Semiconductor converters for electric energy accumulation. Indirect frequency converters with DC link voltage and current. Modern structures of power schemes and control algorithms of AC electric drives. Filling exercises at the blackboard: Sizing Air Cooled Chillers for power switching devices. Sizing coolers for floating modules with power semiconductors. Practise in the computer lab: Numerical modeling of various types of converters and their analysis variables Filling labs: Laboratory task of controlled rectifiers (No.1). Laboratory task of controlled rectifiers (No.2). Laboratory measurement of pulse transformers (3). Laboratory measurement of voltage source inverters (No.4). Laboratory measurement of frequency converters (No.5). Responsibilities projects Processing the results of laboratory exercises: Laboratory exercises from controlled rectifiers (No.1, 2) Laboratory measurement of pulse transformers (No.3) Laboratory measurement of voltage source inverters (No.4) Laboratory measurement of frequency converters (No.5).

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  10
        Examination Examination 60  10
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B3973) Automotive Electronic Systems P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B3973) Automotive Electronic Systems P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B3973) Automotive Electronic Systems P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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