cod. 1004638

Academic year 2014/15
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Convertitori, macchine e azionamenti elettrici (ING-IND/32)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

This course aims at providing to non-electrical student basic knowledge of electric circuits, electromechanical systems and of their applications, in order to enhance the core technical background of a future engineer.


Mathematics, Calculus.

Course unit content

Basic of electric linear circuit theory.
Analysis of DC electric circuits
• From Maxwell field theory to lumped parameters circuits. Fields, charge and current.
• Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws.
• Parallel and series connections for linear circuits. Wye-Delta transformation.
• Node and loop analysis.
• Network theorems. Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorem. Maximum power transfer theorem.
Transient analysis of electric circuits
• Inductors, Capacitors and duality.
• First order RL and RC circuits.
• Second order circuits. Series and parallel RLC circuits.
Analysis of AC electric circuits
• Phasor representatives of sinusoidal signals.
• Steady-state circuit analysis using phasors.
• Sinuosoidal steady-state power calculations.
• Analysis of Three-Phase circuits.
• Economical aspects of transmitting electric power.
• Magnetically coupled circuits and transformers.
• Frequency Risponse of linear circuits. Bode Plots.
• Brief introduction to safety control of electrical systems.

Full programme

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Lecture notes

Teaching methods

Solutions of electric circuits in several operating conditions. Use of SPICE in Linear circuit analysis.

Assessment methods and criteria

A written text, and a verbal test.

Other information

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