This module aims to study various innovative technologies that impact the development of smart grids. In addition, novel design methodologies that should be part of their future development processes are integrated in the required skills to be formed in.
This module contains three subsections whose objectives are specified below.
1. The first part of this module is to provide a theoretical and updated state of the art on an emerging technology: superconductivity.
2. The second part is focused on power electronics components. A first theoretical part is complemented by simulations, and then illustrated in a practical experiment in a clean room to manufacture some component (later characterized). The objective is here to confront the practical results to simulations.
3. The last part of the module aims to study design methods taking into account environmental aspects in addition to technical and economic aspects. The aim is to ensure that the development of innovative components (some examples have been seen during this module) is not done in defiance of common sense in terms of sustainability.
Multiples aptitudes are acquired in this module. Mostly, an updated knowledge of the maturity levels of several innovative technologies related to the use of electrical energy as well as their related design methods. Most of the theoretical knowledge will be illustrated in experiments and simulations (learning by doing).Contact Vincent DEBUSSCHERE
Practical work in a cleanroom: designing and manufacturing a basic components of static converters.
Semester 7 - The exam is given in english only
Final exam (CT) - 50% : report and oral presentation on the superconductivity part (30%), eco-design lab (20%) - CT retake : oral exam
Continuous assessment (CC) - 50% : experiments and labs in power electronics - no retakes for CC
50% CT + 50% CC
Semester 7 - This course is given in english only
Date of update February 8, 2017