A practical project approach for teaching experimental power electronics

Conference: UPEC 2011 - 46th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference
09/05/2011 - 09/08/2011 at Soest, Germany

Proceedings: UPEC 2011

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bousbaine, Amar; Eljarh, Mohamed (University of Derby, UK)

This paper presents a design project, dc to dc converter, for a solar model car to provide hands-on engineering experience and real life educational design project. This paper focuses on the design, modelling, analysis and simulation of a dc/dc converter for a solar model car. A buck converter is designed and built to convert the output from a solar panel to a voltage level suitable for the electric motors that drive the model car. The effectiveness of the developed model is verified through simulation and corroborated using experimental results.