Power Electronics for Mechanical Engineers C1420

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

This 4-hour short course provides an overview of Power Electronics (PE) in use in modern transport aircraft. This course includes the context, principles, design drivers, and the main PE components of various flight applications, including those for harsh environments. This course is designed to deliver and demystify the basic theories and best practices of mechanical, electronics, thermal management, safety, reliability and maintainability disciplines. In addition, future trends in Power Electronics will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain and evaluate the use of the power electronics in various aircraft systems
  • Identify and explain the various PE architectures
  • Identify the main requirements and technical drivers to develop PE units
  • Identify the various components of PE equipment
  • Evaluate lessons learned from existing PE products flying in various commercial aircraft

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, in particular mechanical engineers, executives, and other key personnel with little or no previous electronics knowledge or experience.The information presented in this course will also benefit individuals from the production and support disciplines, including airlines and maintenance repair organizations.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Michel Todeschi

Michel TodeschiMichel Todeschi is currently Head of the Electromechanical Actuation and THSA group within the Aircraft Control domain within the Airbus Group. He was appointed to his current position in 2008 and is in charge of the management of R&T, design, development, validation and in-service engineering support of the Electromechanical Actuation and THSA for all Airbus models from A320 to A380, A400M and A350. In addition, Mr. Todeschi holds the Senior Expert position in Electrical Actuation and Power Electronics within the Airbus Group. He started as a development engineer for the A330/A340 program and research programs. In 2001, He was appointed to the A380 program as Task Leader where he led the team in charge of the development of the A380 Primary Flight Control Actuation. In particular, he was responsible for the introduction into service of Electrohydrostatic Actuators (EHAs) and associated Power Electronics Modules in Commercial Aircraft applications. Mr. Todeschi contributes to the SAE-A6 Aerospace Actuation, Control and Fluid Power Systems as a member of the Flight Control Systems, EMA and EHA/IAP panels. He received his M.S. in Electronic Engineering from ENSEEIHT, Toulouse.

Duration: .5 Day
CEUs: .4

Fees: $299.00

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