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AC 2007-2855: PSCAD SIMULATION IN A POWER ELECTRONICS APPLICATION COURSE Liping Guo, University of Northern Iowa Liping Guo received the B. E. degree in Automatic Control from Beijing Institute of Technology, Auburn University, AL, USA in 2001 and 2006 respectively. She is currently an Assistant Industrial Technology at the University of Northern Iowa. Her research and teaching interests are mainly in the area of power electronics, embedded systems and automatic control. Recayi "Reg" Pecen, University of Northern Iowa Dr. Pecen holds a B.S.E.E. and an M.S. in Controls and Computer Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, an M.S.E.E. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wyoming (UW). He has served as faculty at the UW, and South Dakota State University. He is currently an associate professor and program coordinator of Electrical and Information Engineering Technology program in the Department of Industrial Technology at the University of Northern Iowa. His research interests and publications are in the areas of AC/DC Power System Interactions, power quality, and grid-connected renewable energy applications. He is a member of ASEE, IEEE, Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society, and NAIT. Dr. Pecen was recognized as an Honored Teacher/Researcher in “Who’s Who among America’s Teachers” in 2004 and 2005. He was also nominated for 2004 UNI Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award, March 2004, and nominated for 2007 Russ Nielson Service Award, UNI. He serves as a Center for Energy Environment Education (CEEE) Research fellow at UNI in 2007. © American Society for Engineering Education, 2007
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PSCAD Simulation in a Power Electronics Application Course Abstract This paper introduces computer simulation studies of basic power electronics circuits using a Power System Computer Aided Design (PSCAD) software package in a junior/senior level power electronics course in a four-year electrical engineering technology institution. The Power Electronics Applications course mainly covers the following topics: Operation and characteristics of switching devices, rectifiers, dc-dc converter and inverters. Simulation of the power electronics circuits provides students an opportunity to observe the circuit parameters and signal waveforms before actual circuit wiring is completed. Case studies include a half-wave input-output rectifier, a buck converter and a full-bridge inverter. Introduction In this paper, a Power System Computer Aided Design (PSCAD) software package is used to accompany the teaching of a power electronics application course. PSCAD is a software package for power system simulations developed by Manitoba HVDC Research Centre 1 . Free trial and student versions are offered on the web site at www.pscad.com. This is especially attractive for
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