An interactive educational learning tool for power electronics

Kuo, Chung, Hsieh, Jack, Zare, Firuz, & Ledwich, Gerard F. (2007) An interactive educational learning tool for power electronics. In Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 2007 (AUPEC 2007), 9-12 December 2007, Perth, Western Australia.

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Power electronics has continuously been a crucial part of electrical engineering; it is how we transmit and convert electric energy, hence it is desired to develop good fundamental basics of power electronics for electrical engineers. Therefore the main objective of this research work is to create a program that provides an interactive, user friendly and enlightening learning environment to assist users, undergraduate students to learn about power electronics. The program comprises a Graphical User Interface and when the program is executed, a detail labelled simulation graph of desired circuit is presented with user input parameters, embracing the relationship between the relative input/output voltage and currents. The program could potentially save tremendous amounts of time and be extremely useful for educational purpose. This paper will discuss the basics of Power Electronics, specifications, algorithm of the program, simulation results and case studies.

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ID Code: 14288
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: power electronics, computer aided instruction, HERN, graphical user interfaces, educational aids, educational courses
DOI: 10.1109/AUPEC.2007.4548075
ISBN: 9780646494883
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
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Deposited On: 05 Aug 2008 00:00
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