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School of Engineering
MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING
Course unit
POWER ELECTRONICS (MOD. A)
INP4068028, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING
IN0529, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination POWER ELECTRONICS (MOD. A)
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch VICENZA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLO MATTAVELLI ING-INF/01

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
INP4068027 POWER AND ENERGY ELECTRONICS (TWO MODULES) PAOLO MATTAVELLI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-INF/01 Electronics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: Analog Electronics
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of the operating principles of power devices, static converters and power supply topologies.
Examination methods: Oral Examination
Assessment criteria: The student is evaluated based on his capability to understand and use power electronics circuits and control in industrial applications

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: 1. Introduction to SMPS design. Analysis of specifications. Definition of the basic circuit schematic. Design of fundamental components (switches, diodes, filter inductors and capacitors). Driving circuits.
2. Analysis of the static and switching behavior of power devices (power MOSFET, PiN and Schottky diodes, BJT, IGBT, Thyristor and SCR). Design of high-frequency magnetic components (inductors and transformers).
3. Design of a dc-dc converters: Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost. Study of CCM and DCM operting modes. Loss analysis in converters and design of passive components (inductances and capacitances). Regulation techniques.
4. Study of isolated dc-dc converters: Forward, Push-Pull and Flyback.
5. Snubber circuits for the reduction of stress in power devices during switching interval: turn-on, turn-off and overvoltage snubbers.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lecture, exercises and simulations.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Teaching notes prepared by the professor and available on the web (Moodle)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R. W. Erickson, D. Maksimovic, Fundamental of Power Electronics. --: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo