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Industrial/PhD Course: Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC)

Time

25.11.2019 kl. 08.30 - 28.11.2019 kl. 16.00

Description

Organizer

Professor Remus Teodorescu - Aalborg University

Lecturers

Professor Remus Teodorescu - Aalborg University
Associate Professor Sanjay Chaudhary - Aalborg University

ECTS: 4

Description

MMC has been established as the technology of choice for HVDC, large utility scale STATCOM and Multi-MW drives. This course will present the fundamentals, dynamics, modelling and simulation, modulation, control and balancing in normal and unbalanced grid conditions.

The reference material is the book: Sharifabadi, K.; Harnefors, L.; Nee, H.-P.; Norrga, S.; Teodorescu, R., “Design, Control and Application of Modular Multilevel Converters for HVDC Transmission Systems,” ISBN: 978-1-118-85156-2, Wiley-IEEE Press, Oct. 2016.

The course structure is:

Day 1: MMC fundamentals, topologies, modelling and design
Day 2: Carrier-based and carrier-less modulation and balancing techniques
Day 3: Control
Day 4 Applications of MMC (HVDC, STATCOM)


Around 40 % of the time will be spent in exercises using PLECS and Simulink models. A demonstration of several MMC applications will be organized in the state of the art MMC Laboratory.

Prerequisites

Power Electronics, Matlab/Simulink or PLECS

Form of evaluation

The participants will have to submit a report of the simulation exercises via Moodle as a part of the course. The key observations should be described. The results obtained from the simulation should be used to answer the specific questions. A minimum of 50% correctness level is necessary in the for assessing ‘Passed’ or ‘Not Passed’ and award of diploma.

Registration

https://phd.moodle.aau.dk

Price

6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry.

Host

Department of Energy Technology

Address

Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 103, room 4.112, 9220 Aalborg East