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Magnetics for Power Electronic Converters (Coursera)

This course covers the analysis and design of magnetic components, including inductors and transformers, used in power electronic converters. The course starts with an introduction to physical principles behind inductors and transformers, including the concepts of inductance, core material saturation, airgap and energy storage in inductors, reluctance and magnetic circuit modeling, transformer equivalent circuits, magnetizing and leakage inductance.

Multi-winding transformer models are also developed, including inductance matrix representation, for series and parallel structures. Modeling of losses in magnetic components covers core and winding losses, including skin and proximity effects. Finally, a complete procedure is developed for design optimization of inductors in switched-mode power converters.

After completing this course, you will:

● Understand the fundamentals of magnetic components, including inductors and transformers

● Be able to analyze and model losses in magnetic components, and understand design trade-offs

● Know how to design and optimize inductors for switched-mode power converters

This course assumes ONLY prior completion of Introduction to Power Electronics and Converter Circuits.

Magnetics for Power Electronic Converters is course 5 of 6 in the Power Electronics Specialization.

Design modern switched-mode power converters; create high-performance control loops around power converters; understand efficiency, power density and cost trade-offs By 2030, 80% of all electrical energy will be processed by power electronics. Professional advantages continue to grow for technical engineers who understand the fundamental principles and technical requirements of modern power conversion systems. This specialization covers design-oriented analysis, modeling and simulation techniques leading to practical engineering of high-performance power electronics systems.