MATLAB/Simulink for Power Electronics Simulations

5 sections | 33 lectures | 6hr 55min

Learn how to rectifiers, DC-to-DC converters, and inverters, as well as how to analyze circuit performance in MATLAB/Simulink with our Power Electronics Simulations online course. Earn 6 PDHs for professional engineers.


Course Description

This course is designed to allow you to simulate any power electronics device in MATLAB/Simulink, including rectifiers, dc-to-dc converters, and inverters. This course not only gives a review of the theory of how rectifiers, dc-to-dc converters, and inverters work, but also gives several examples on how to simulate these devices using MATLAB/Simulink. The MATLAB/Simulink models for the power electronics devices created during the lectures are available for download with each lecture. The course is divided into the following sections:

  • Course Introduction: We will being in section 1 by giving an introduction to the course, introducing the instructor, and defining the course objectives.
  • Introduction to MATLAB/Simulink for Power Electronics: in section 2, we will begin by reviewing the theory behind the semiconductor devices that are used in power electronics, such as diodes, power BJTs, power MOSFETs, IGBTs, and Thyristors. We will then take a look at the libraries available in Simulink to represent these devices in our models. After that, we will take a look at how we can model voltage sources, current sources, and passive components (resistors, capacitors, and inductors), as well as how we can put them together in a model using Simulink and how we can take measurements in the model to ensure proper simulation.
  • Rectifier Simulations in MATLAB/Simulink: we will begin section 3 by reviewing the theory behind the operation and topologies of power electronics rectifiers. We will then see how we can simulate both single-phase and three-phase rectifiers using Simulink.
  • DC-to-DC Converter Simulations in MATLAB/Simulink: we will begin section 4 by reviewing the theory behind the operation and topologies of power electronics dc-to-dc converters. We will then see how we can simulate buck, boost, and buck/boost converters.
  • Inverter Simulations in MATLAB/Simulink: we will begin section 5 by reviewing the theory behind the operation and topologies of inverters. We will then see how we can simulate single-phase and three-phase inverters.

As mentioned above, in each section, we will go over several models to illustrate how we can design and simulate power electronics devices in MATLAB/Simulink. The models are also available for download so that you can follow along, as well as use these models and modify them to create your own designs.

By learning how to simulate power electronics devices in MATLAB/Simulink, you will be able to further your career in electrical engineering and power electronics.

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What You'll Learn

✓ How to simulate power electronics devices in MATLAB/Simulink

✓ Simulation of half-wave and full-wave rectifiers in MATLAB/Simulink

✓ Simulation of buck, boost, and buck/boost converters in MATLAB/Simulink

✓ Simulation of single-phase and three-phase inverters in MATLAB/Simulink


Preview Lectures

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Course Outline

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Course Instructor

Ricardo Romero, PE is an Electrical Engineer with over ten years of experience in Power Systems, having worked as a Power Systems Protection Engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) and Power Relaying Solutions, PLLC (PRS). He started his own power engineering consulting and online learning business in 2020 – the Romero Engineering Company. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he specialized in Power Systems, Power Electronics, and Power System Protection and Control. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Power Systems in the states of Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course grants you 6 PDHs to meet your PE licensing requirements. Please note that the final course exam must be completed and you must obtain a minimum score of 70% to obtain the PDHs.

This course includes 33 lectures, totaling roughly 7 hours of video lectures.

Your subscription, whether the annual or monthly options, gives you access to all courses offered by Romero Engineering Co. This includes updates to existing courses as well as any new courses.

This course is designed with three types of students in mind: professional engineers looking to meet their licensing PDH requirements, practicing engineers looking to learn more about power electronics simulations, and engineering students looking to start learning about power electronics simulations.

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