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School of Engineering
ELECTRICAL ENERGY ENGINEERING
Course unit
COMPUTATIONAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
INL1001599, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ELECTRICAL ENERGY ENGINEERING
IN1979, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMPUTATIONAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
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 PIERGIORGIO ALOTTO ING-IND/31

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP5070442 COMPUTATIONAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PIERGIORGIO ALOTTO IN2191
INL1001599 COMPUTATIONAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PIERGIORGIO ALOTTO IN1979

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/31 Electrotechnics 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First 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 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No formal prerequisites.
Target skills and knowledge: Students will learn the most suitable formulations of electromagnetic and circuit models for implementation inside numerical simulation codes. Furthermore, students will develop a feeling for typical problems of such numerical approaches and for the required hardware platforms and software tools. Students will get acquainted with the general structure of commercial simulation tools and will acquire skills for the development of original codes.
Examination methods: Oral examination
Assessment criteria: The knowledge of the topics covered in the course will be subject to evaluation.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is based on traditional blackboard and/or slides-based lessons, as well as practical computer laboratory exercises. Lessons begin with a short summary of the previous lesson given by students.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Textbooks:
- Lesson notes
- Gambolati G., Lezioni di Metodi Numerici per Ingegneria e Scienze Applicate, Ed. Lib. Cortina, 617 pp., Padova, 1994
- A. Quarteroni, F. Saleri, Introduzione al calcolo scientifico, Sprinter, 2002
- F.Trevisan, F.Villone, Modelli numerici per campi e circuiti, SGEditoriali, Padova, 2003

Further reading:
- O.C. Zienkiewicz, R.L. Taylor, The Finite Element Method, vol.1, McGraw Hill, London, 1997
- K.J. Binn, P.J. Lawrenson, C.W. Trowbridge, The Analytical and Numerical Solution of Electromagnetic Fields, John Wiley & Sons, Chirchester, 1992
- Pei-Bei Zhou, Numerical Analysis of Electromagnetic Fields, Springer 1993
- K. Hameyer and R. Belmans, Numerical Modelling and Design of Electrical Machines and Devices, WIT Press, 1999
- A. Quarteroni, R. Sacco, F. Saleri, Numerical Mathematics, Springer, 2000
- L.O. Chua, C.A. Desoer, E.S. Kuh, Linear and nonlinear circuits, Jackson, Milano, 1991
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)