Electrical and Computer Engineering

Power Electronics and Power Systems Education with MATLAB and Simulink

Using MATLAB and Simulink, educators can:

Electrification Course Topics


Simulink provides a visual environment for designing and simulating circuits, making it easier for students to analyze complex circuit systems. Students can construct circuit models using blocks that represent various components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers. This approach helps them visualize the connections and interactions between circuit elements, enhancing their understanding of circuit behavior.

Power Electronics

Power electronics focuses on the study and application of electronic devices for the control and conversion of electrical power. It involves the design, analysis, and implementation of power electronic converters, such as inverters, rectifiers, and DC-DC converters. Students can build control designs, optimize or estimate system performance, or perform real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulations.

Power Systems

Power systems is concerned with the generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electrical power. It involves the design, operation, and management of large-scale electrical power systems, including power plants, substations, transformers, transmission lines, and distribution networks.

Renewable Energy

Using MATLAB and Simulink, students learn about renewable energy systems and their design as well as power generation, transmission, and storage. Topics range from grid-forming battery storage systems to power-voltage panels for solar arrays, and even wind-turbine generator models. Students can build on their foundational knowledge to understand theory and application at the systems level.

AI for Electrification

Teach students AI concepts by creating, training, and testing AI-based virtual sensors and control strategies for motors, batteries, power converters, energy management systems, electric vehicles, and grid systems.