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The largest part of electric energy produced is not utilised in the form in which it is produced, transmitted and distributed: it is converted depending on the user's needs, in order to get maximum performance. Power electronics groups knowledge related to static energy conversion in applications for industry, renewable energy, transport and home consumer, and particularly for torque and speed regulation of electrical drives in such applications.
Knowledge of principles of electric energy static conversion, of power converters and related control methods, of main dc and ac electric drives. Ability of making simple quantitative estimations and of managing mathematical models of converters and electric motors for calculation and simulation.
Provide the students with the ability of harmonising what acquired within their studies of mathematics, physics, electrotechnics and electrical machinery, integrating with operation of power static converters in relation to power supply to users (particularly electrical machines), in order to achieve basic modelling, analysis and design in different applications.
At the end of the course the student will have to demonstrate to:
It is necessary to have fundamental knowledge of electrotechnics and electrical machines.Basic knowledge of electronics is useful. Students should know about Fourier series expansion for a periodical signal.
The teaching method is oriented to integrate theoretical aspects with numarical calculations in the classroom and with modelling and computer simulation. During the theoretical lectures examples of numerical calculations are insertedn and then proposed for computer simulation. Moreover, interactive "question time" are included.
Lecture notes from the teacher
PAOLO POZZOBON (President)
MAURIZIO FRANCO MAZZUCCHELLI
STEFANO SAVIO (President Substitute)
Written exam (solution of problems as seen in the classroom)
Oral exam (as above, and verification of theoretical aspects)
Written and oral exams are divided into two parts, according to the structure of the lectures:
Students can choose to try both exams in the same session or in different sessions (in any case with the above chronological order). Similarly for oral exams.
The exams will be related to the topics treated in the classroom and will evaluate the level of knowledge reached by the students and their capability of performing simple quantitative estimations on systems with power static converters and electrical machines. The students will have to demonstrate that they have acquired the ability of describing the associated electromechanical processes clearly, adopting correct terminology and notations.