COMPUTATIONAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Second cycle degree in ELECTRICAL ENERGY ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: PIERGIORGIO ALOTTO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9


Syllabus
Prerequisites: No formal prerequisites.
Examination methods: Oral examination
Course unit contents: 1) Elettromagnetism: Maxwell's partial differential equations in terms of potentials, constiutive equations, boundary and interface conditions in terms of potentials, symmetries.
2) Finite differences: Regular and irregular grids, curved boundaries, Theta method.
3) Finite elements: Triangular and quadrilateral elements, shape functions, weighted residual and variational formulations, applications to 2D, axisymmetric and 3D problems, pre- and postprocessing, applications and critical review.
4) Electrical networks: Matrix description of topology, matrix representation of one-port and two-port components, linear networks in DC and steady-state AC, tableau analysis and nodal analysis, transient analysis of linear networks.
5) Finite difference time domain method.
6) Automatic optimization of electromagnetic devices: Main classes of methods, sensitivity, Pareto optimality.