ERIC Number: EJ1016993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Power Block Geometry Applied to the Building of Power Electronics Converters
dos Santos, E. C., Jr.; da Silva, E. R. C.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v56 n2 p191-198 May 2013
This paper proposes a new methodology, Power Block Geometry (PBG), for the presentation of power electronics topologies that process ac voltage. PBG's strategy uses formal methods based on a geometrical representation with particular rules and defines a universe with axioms and conjectures to establish a formation law. It allows power electronics configurations observed in the technical literature to be obtained by just following PBG's proposed rules, taking a systematic approach and using the familiar concept of connection blocks. Such an approach provides the formal outline needed for a comprehensive didactic presentation.
Descriptors: Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Energy, Electronics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Scientific Concepts, Equipment, Topology, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Engineering Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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