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School of Engineering
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Course unit
POWER ELECTRONICS
INP5073477, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
IN0520, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination POWER ELECTRONICS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.dei.unipd.it/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-IN0520-000ZZ-2017-INP5073477-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUCA CORRADINI ING-INF/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/01 Electronics 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 CORRADINI LUCA (Presidente)
SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Supplente)
TENTI PAOLO (Supplente)
1 A.A. 2016/2017 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 CORRADINI LUCA (Presidente)
SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Supplente)
TENTI PAOLO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Besides fundamental concepts of mathematics and physics for electrical engineering, the course draws on basic notions of circuit theory, electronics, and continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems.
To better tackle the topic of digital control of power converters, basic concepts of digital signal processing are also useful. These more specific notions will nonetheless be briefly covered during the course.
Target skills and knowledge: In this course students will acquire the following expertise:
- capability of analyzing the static and dynamic behavior of an analog-controlled or digitally controlled switched-mode dc-dc, ac-dc or dc-ac power converter;
- capability of analyzing and designing an analog or digital compensation for switched-mode power converters control;
- capability of using the Matlab/Simulink/PLECS software for system-level design and verification of analog-controlled or digitally controlled power converters;
- capability of performing basic static and dynamic characterization measurements on dc-dc power converters.
Examination methods: Written exam performed at the computer, followed by an oral examination.
Part of the final score is determined by laboratory assignment reports turned in by the students.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation pertains the following aspects:
- the student capability to apply the notions acquired during the course to the design and control of dc-dc, dc-ac and ac-dc power converters;
- the student knowledge of the course topics and his or her capability to autonomously derive the main results seen in class;
- the student capability to apply the notions acquired during the course in a practical scenario of experimental evaluation of a dc-dc converter.
Course unit contents: - Introduction to power electronics;
- dc-dc Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost converters; steady-state analysis in continuous and discontinuous conduction modes;
- analog control of switched-mode power converters; averaged and small-signal modeling; standard PI and PID compensator design;
- digital control in power electronics: overview and main control platforms; discrete-time modeling techniques; standard digital PI and PID compensator design;
- high-quality power factor correction (PFC) rectifiers: main topologies, control techniques and dynamical models;
- single-phase inverters: topologies and modulation techniques;
- three-phase inverters: square wave, PWM and space vector modulations;
- laboratory activity: hands-on experiences on a dc-dc converter; controller design and experimental verification;
- use of MATLAB/Simulink/PLECS for system-level simulation and design of converters.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lecturing. A few lectures will take place in a PC room for exercises on design and simulations of power converters, and in the teaching lab for hands-on experiences on a dc-dc power converter prototype.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Reference material for the course is the following:

1) G. Spiazzi, L. Corradini, "Lecture Notes in Power Electronics", Libreria Progetto, 2017.
2) R. W. Erickson, D. Maksimovic, "Fundamentals of Power Electronics", Springer + Business Media, 2001, Second Edition.
3) L. Corradini, D. Maksimovic, P. Mattavelli, R. Zane, "Digital Control of High-Frequency Switched-Mode Power Converters", Wiley-IEEE Press, 2015.

Additional material will be made available to enrolled students via the course Moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Spiazzi, L. Corradini, Lecture Notes in Power Electronics. --: Libreria Progetto, 2017.
  • R. W. Erickson, D. Maksimovic, Fundamentals of Power Electronics. --: Springer + Business Media, 2001. Second edition Cerca nel catalogo
  • L. Corradini, D, Maksimovic, P. Mattavelli, R. Zane, Digital Control of High-Frequency Switched-Mode Power Converters. --: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • N. Mohan, T. Undeland, W. Robbins, Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design. --: Wiley & Sons Inc., 1995. Second edition Cerca nel catalogo
  • J. G. Kassakian, M. F. Schlecht, G. C. Verghese, Principles of power electronics. --: Addison-Wesley, 1991. Cerca nel catalogo