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AC-DC Rectifiers, Harmonics and Related Standards

A 3 month course through which detailed knowledge on AC-DC Rectifiers will be provided with the help of MATLAB and LTspice

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Bhavesh Kumbhare

Dar Al-Handasah Engineering company

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Akash Bhadkumbe


Brahmdevdada Mane Polytechnic

Madhura Joshi


Government Polytechnic Ratnagiri

Surbhi Kadayalwar

Aarvee Consultants

Priyadarshini College of Engineering

Dhananjay Shinde

Hyundai Motor India Ltd

Government Engineering college and reseacrch

Karan Dilip Pawar

Oktal Sydac

father agnel polytechnic vashi

Sumedh Lokhande

Mazameer Design & Engineering Studio

Shri Datta Meghe Polytechnic

Rajashree Kadam

Hinduja Tech

Gokhale Education Society's R. H. Sapat College of Engineering, Management Studies and Research


This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • The students will gain a thorough knowledge of AC-DC Rectifiers, Harmonics, and their Related Standards.
  • During the coursework, the students will learn the following concepts:
    • Design insights into AC/DC converters, their analysis, and associated issues.
    • Simulation of AC/DC converters
    • Methods and tools to analyze any industry level AC-DC converter circuits
    • IEEE/IEC standards
  • The course will also give an overview of the software tools such as MATLAB and LTspice, which are widely used in the industry.
  • The students are exposed to the modern trends and standard practices being followed in the industry right now.
  • This course forms the foundation for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the domain of power electronics.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 - Overview of Power Electronic Devices

  • Importance of AC-DC converter in any power electronic converter application
  • Advantages of AC-DC converters
  • Applications of AC-DC converters in residential and industrial  applications
  • Introduction to device characteristics of Diode
  • Thyristor, MOSFET and IGBT (Only relevant details to this course will be covered)
  • Introduction to state of the art wide-bandgap devices  (SiC and GaN)
  • Criterion of device selection.

Week 02 - Introduction to Simulation Tools and Classification of AC-DC Converters

  • Introduction to simulation platforms of MATLAB and LTspice
  • Basic details of simulating any general circuit in MATLAB and LTspice
  • Device installation in LTspice
  • Usefulness of these software tools for different scenarios
  • Detailed classification of AC-DC converters
  • Examples of these converters with their circuit diagrams (Half wave, full wave, boost rectifier, PWM rectifiers, etc.)
  • Applications of these circuits for different scenarios

Week 03 - Uncontrolled AC-DC Converters: Diode Based Circuits and Simulations (Single-Phase)

  • HWR operation with R, RL, RLE and RC loads
  • Simulations and analysis 
  • FWR operation with R, RL and RC loads
  • Effect of source inductance and process of commutation
  • Simulations and analysis 
  • Power computations
  • Power quality  parameter computations and study of harmonic issues 

Week 04 - Three-Phase Uncontrolled AC-DC Converters

  • HWR operation with R loads and analysing the effect of transformer on operation
  • Simulations and analysis 
  • Operation of full-bridge three-phase rectifier and effect of  transformer on its operation
  • A case study with large capacitive filter 

Week 05 - Phase Controlled AC-DC Converters: Thyristor Based Circuits and Simulations (Single Phase)

  • Need of thyristor-controlled rectifiers
  • Design guidelines for usage of thyristor for rectifiers
  • Operation of thyristor based HWR with R, RL and RLE load
  • Typical design issue in RL load case and its solution
  • Simulations and analysis 
  • FWR with R, RL load (with a case study using simulation) 
  • Effect of source inductance 
  • Different configurations of semi controlled rectifier circuits
  • Operation of these circuits for R and RL load scenarios with simulations

Week 06 - Phase Controlled AC-DC Converters: Thyristor Based Circuits and Simulations (Three Phase)

  • Operation of three-phase fully controlled rectifier
  • Simple technique to analyze these rectifiers
  • Case studies for various values of firing angle and load cases
  • Effect of transformer on its operation
  • Simulation and analysis

Week 07 - Inverter Mode Operation of AC-DC Converters and Notion of Power Quality in Rectifiers

  • Case study of full bridge rectifier operating in inverter mode
  • Applications of these converter mode
  • Dual converter case study
  • Simulation and analysis 
  • Power quality in rectifier circuits
  • Active and reactive powers
  • Understanding power factor
  • Basics of power factor correction  

Week 08 - Harmonics and Input Power Factor Correction in Rectifiers

  • Introduction to methods to improve input power factor in rectifiers
  • Classification of PFC rectifiers and examples
  • Concept of active filtering
  • Operating principle of PFC rectifier
  • Control of PFCs and different controlling methods
  • PWM rectifiers (regenerative, non-regenerative) 

Week 09 - Design and Analysis of PWM Rectifier and Study of AC-DC Converters in Real-World Applications

  • A case study for PWM rectifier
  • Closed loop operation
  • Designing of PWM rectifier
  • Simulation and analysis 
  • Industrial applications: Induction heating (resonant converters and integral cycle converters) 

Week 10 - Study of AC-DC Converters in Real-World Applications

  • Industrial applications: DC motor drive
  • A case study of DC motor drive
  • Speed control
  • Modes of operation and applications 
  • Utility applications: High voltage DC HVDC transmission system (Rectifier and inverter mode of operation, harmonic compensation and control) 

Week 11 - Harmonic Compensation and Study of IEEE/IEC Standards

  • Principle of Harmonic compensation
  • Passive and Active harmonic compensation
  • Static VAR compensators: TCR, TSC, STATCOM etc.
  • Comparison of different compensators 
  • Study of IEEE 518, 519, IEC 61000-4-7, etc.,
  • Understanding terminologies necessary for design

Week 12 - Design Methodology for Industrial AC-DC Converter

  • System overview
  • Objectives of AC-DC converter
  • Design procedure
  • Name plate study of AC-DC converter
  • Challenges in AC-DC converter design
  • State of the art converters
  • Research topics
  • Future applications
  • Overview of this course and conclusion 

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Design and Simulation of Three-phase Uncontrolled and Controlled Rectifier Circuits for the Given Design Parameters

During this project, the students will design and simulate three-phase uncontrolled and controlled rectifier circuits based on the given input design parameters. They will design the circuit in one of the simulation platforms (MATLAB or Ltspice) and obtain the circuit waveforms.

Design and Simulation of a Closed Loop Single-phase High-power Factor Rectifiers

During this project, the students will design and simulate closed-loop single-phase high-power factor rectifiers based on the given input parameters.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Areas of expertise

  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Power Systems

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