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Elettrotecnica Industriale
Circuit Theory
Francesco Piazza

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 72
Period II
Language ENG

Basic electrical circuit theory, basic programming knowledge

Learning outcomes
To know, understand and analyze electrical circuits for energy applications: 3-phase networks, magnetic circuits, electrical machine (transformer, asynchronous, synchronous and DC machines), electrical systems, electrical systems for renewable energy plants. To know and understand basic computational methods for electric energy management and distribution.
The student will be able to analyse and design simple electrical circuits for energy applications. Therefore, he will acquire the following main skills: 1) ability to use 3-phase networks; 2) ability to analyse lumped magnetic circuits; 3) ability to select and size rotating electrical machines in simple applications; 4) ability to design electrical system for low-voltage energy distribution; 5) ability to design PV plants. These skills will be acquired also through the participation in a practical classroom project.
The participation of the student in the classroom project, which will be developed in workgroups and will end with the making of a real-world electrical prototype and the writing of a final technical report, will contribute to make better judgements, to strengthen the ability to synthetize and communicate the obtained results and to develop better autonomous learning and analysis skills.

Overview of basic electrical circuits concepts: 1- and 3-phase networks Electrical AC systems under 1000V, electrical lines, electrical safety Magnetic circuits and transformers Introduction to electrical machines: Asynchronous, Synchronous, DC Introduction to renewable electrical sources and SmartGrids Introduction to energy management in SmartHome (Demand Side Management) Linux embedded systems for energy management

Development of the examination
The evaluation process consists of two parts, which can be passed in any order during the academic year: Exam Part 1 Written test consisting of 4 open questions on course topics (allowed time 90 min). Exam Part 2 Individual project on one assigned course topic or formal participation to the classroom project. At the end of the project development the student is requested to present and discuss the project work.

Exam Part 1 Evaluation of knowledge level on course topics. To pass this part the student must demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge, i.e. at least 3 positive answers to test questions. Exam Part 2 Evaluation of the individual project development and discussion or an active and positive role in the classroom project development. To pass this part the student must demonstrate a sufficient level of development of the assigned project and a sufficient ability to present and discuss the work done.

The evaluation is performed according to 30-point grading scale on each exam part. Mark 18/30 is the minimum score to pass each exam part.

The final mark up to 30/30 is computed as the average (integer rounded) of the marks obtained in the two exam parts. The “cum laude” attribution, which means a superior performance, is granted only if the student gets the maximum mark in both exam parts and demonstrates a superior level of interest and understanding on course topics.

Recommended reading
Teacher's slides and material, “Dispense sui Circuiti Magnetici, Trasformatore e Motore Asincrono Trifase“ (http://lms.univpm.it) M. Guarnieri, A. Stella, ”Principi ed Applicazioni di Elettrotecnica”, Edizioni Progetto Padova, 1998-1999.

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