Paolo Di Barba
Course name: Principi e applicazioni di elettrotecnica
Course code: 062071
Degree course: Ingegneria per l'Ambiente e il Territorio, Ingegneria Civile
Disciplinary field of science: ING-IND/31
L'insegnamento è caratterizzante per: Ingegneria Civile
University credits: CFU 6
Course website: www.unipv.it/electric/cad
Specific course objectives
Knowledge of electrical quantities and units involved in the study of circuits; knowledge of linear one-port systems and their energy properties; knowledge of circuit laws and their numerical implementation; ability to solve simple circuit problems in DC and AC.
Knowledge of magnetic fields in static condition. Ability to solve a magnetic field problem in simple case studies.
Basic electrical quantities. One-port systems and their voltage-current characteristic. Ohm’s law. Power balance. Electric circuits. Nodes and loops. Kirchhoff’s laws. Linear circuit analysis. Circuit theorems.
Capacitor. Inductor. Signals in the time-domain and their representation. Circuit analysis in the frequency domain. Phasors. Impedance and admittance. Real, imaginary and complex power.
Three-phase systems: definitions and basic properties. Symmetric and balanced systems. Three-phase generators and loads. Power in three-phase systems and its measurements.
Static field in magnetic media
Magnetic field and flux density in magnetic media. Ampère’s theorem. Biot-Savart’s law. Magnetic circuits; Hopkinson’s law.
Electromagnetic field in low frequency
Electromagnetic induction Faraday-Neumann-Lenz law. Induced current in conductors.
Electrical machines: transformer, induction motor, alternator, DC commutator motor, dynamo.
Course entry requirements
Linear algebra, complex numbers, derivatives and integrals.
Course structure and teaching
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 36
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 18
Practicals / Workshops (hours/year in lecture theatre): 2
Project work (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0
Suggested reading materials
M. Guarnieri, A. Stella. Principi e applicazioni di elettrotecnica. Ed. Progetto, Padova.
A. Savini. Argomenti di elettrotecnica con esercizi. Ed. Spiegel, Milano.
Testing and exams
The final examination consists of a written test and an interview.