Power Electronics for Mechanical Engineers

This 4 hour short course provides an overview of Power Electronics (PE) in use in modern transport aircraft. This course includes the context, principles, design drivers, and the main PE components of various flight applications, including those for harsh environments. This course is designed to deliver and demystify the basic theories and best practices of mechanical, electronics, thermal management, safety, reliability and maintainability disciplines. In addition, future trends in Power Electronics will be discussed.

What Will You Learn

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Explain and evaluate the use of the power electronics in various aircraft systems
  • Identify and explain the various PE architectures
  • Identify the main requirements and technical drivers to develop PE units
  • Identify the various components of PE equipment
  • Evaluate lessons learned from existing PE products flying in various commercial aircraft

Is This Course For You

This seminar is designed for engineers, in particular ''mechanical" engineers, executives, and other key personnel with little or no previous electronics knowledge or experience. The information presented in this course will also benefit individuals from the production and support disciplines, including airlines and maintenance repair organizations.

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Topics

  • Design Theory
    • Fundamentals of Power Electronics
    • Typical motor control architecture
  • Component Functions and Technologies
    • Active components
    • IGBT, MOSFET
    • Passive components
  • Harsh Environments
    • Aircraft context
    • Main design drivers for PE equipment
    • Some examples of applications
  • Other Environmental Constraints
    • EMI, Lightning
    • Thermal management
    • Aircraft quality electrical network
  • Best Practices
    • Multidisciplinary approach
    • Lessons learned examples
    • Best practices for PE
  • Future Trends