ECE 452 - Power Electronics
Fall 2016/17

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Dr. Rostamkolai








Power electronic devices and circuits are studied in ECE 452. This course covers analysis and design of networks that use electronic devices as power switches. Silicon-controlled rectifiers, power transistors, and IGBTs are used to form phase-controlled rectifiers, AC voltage controllers, choppers, and inverters.


Honor Code:

The Institute values its reputation for moral leadership as much as its reputation for academic excellence, and expects all persons associated with it to maintain the reputation. The institute's Code of Ethics is simple and direct: Rose-Hulman expects its students to be responsible adults and to behave at all times with honor and integrity. All students are expected to abide by this code and to aid its enforcement by reporting violations of it.




ECE 452 meets three times a week and you are expected to attend all lectures. Missing more than three lectures without a valid excuse (doctor's note) results in failing the course.


Lab meets once a week and missing any experiment also results in failing the course. Students are expected to be present at the beginning of the lab period and late arrival impacts the lab grade.


Course Work:

Homework problems are assigned weekly with a firm due date. Homework problems should be done according to the format specified in the GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR WRITING ASSIGNMENTS. Each individual is responsible for turning in his/her homework assignment. Homework problems may be discussed with others; however, copying homework assignments is considered a violation of the institution HONOR CODE. Homework problem-set solution is placed in the library after the homework assignment is graded. Late homework assignments are not accepted.


Three exams are scheduled for this course. Exams are open-book and open-notes. However, you are not permitted to use homework solutions during exam periods.


Lab Work:

Nine PSpice experiments are performed in ECE 452. You and your partner work together and submit a common report a week after the experiment is performed. The report should comply with the GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS FOR WRITING ASSIGNMENTS.









Power Electronics

4th Edition


ECE 250