Welcome to Modular Multilevel Converters MMC


Description: MMC has been established as the technology of choice for HVDC, large utility scale STATCOM and Multil-MW drives. This course will present the fundamentals, dynamics, modelling and simulation, modulation, control and balancing as well as control under unbalanced grid. Control and operation challenges for MMC application in HVDC, STATCOM and DRIVES will be also presented. The course structure is:

Day 1: MMC fundamentals, topologies and design

Day 2: Modulation techniques (PSPWM, NLC+Sorting, Model Predictive Sorting)

Day 3: Control and balancing

Day 4 Applications of MMC (HVDC, STATCOM, DRIVES)

Around 40 % of the time will be spent in the state of the art MMC Laboratory where the course attendees can program and test 4 dspace controlled MMC setups

Prerequisites: Power Electronics, Matlab/Simulink or PLECS

Organizer: Professor Remus Teodorescu, email: ret@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Professor Remus Teodorescu, Associate Professor Laszlo Mathe, and Associate Professor Sanjay K Chaudhary


Price: 6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.

Time: 28 November - 1 December 2017


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Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 7 November 2017


Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.