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INP4068029, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
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 ENERGY ELECTRONICS (MOD. B)
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English

Teacher in charge PAOLO MATTAVELLI ING-INF/01

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/09/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
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Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: Topics in the courses of Electrotechnics (electrical circuits and magnetic components), Analog and Digital Electronics, and Automatic Control.
Target skills and knowledge: Provide the student with theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of power electronics. Provide knowledge concerning power semiconductor devices, high frequency magnetic devices, the main power electronic circuits and related control techniques. Develop the skills to analyze power electronics converters, to choose the main components and to estimate losses and efficiency. Develop the skills of regulating electronic power systems by means of analog and digital controllers. Develop the knowledge of designing analog electronics for the implementation of analog controllers and signal conditioning from sensors used in power electronics.
Examination methods: The exam is carried out with an oral exam, both for the first and for the second module. During the tests, the individual laboratory reports will be evaluated and analyzed.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria can be summarized as:
- completeness of the theoretical knowledge acquired on the course topics;
- level of independent thinking acquired in the analysis of power electronics circuits
- demonstrated ability to apply theoretical knowledge for the development of dynamic models of converters and related control structures
- ability to understand power electronics circuits through simulation tools
- rigorous methodology on presenting the topics discusses during the oral examination

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: Dynamic analysis of power converters. Analysis of small signals and time-averaging techniques. Applications to dc-dc converters. Control of dc-dc converters. Analog circuits for the realization of controllers for DC-DC converters and for signal conditioning. Single-phase power factor correction circuits: topologies and control techniques. Basics of three-phase electrical systems. Three-phase thyristor rectifiers. Three-phase power factor correction circuits. Multilevel power converters. Applications such as converters from renewable sources of electricity, uninterruptible power supplies, UPS, and active filters. Design criteria of the power components in the mentioned applications. Digital PWM modulation and digital control in power electronics. Example of a UPS detailed design.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: - Lectures also with the support of computer material (power point files prepared by the teacher or slides associated with the textbook)
- Exercises performed on the blackboard
- Exercises performed with numerical circuit simulations (LTSpice)
- Experimental laboratory exercises (in a teaching laboratory of the University)
Additional notes about suggested reading: Teaching material (additional textbooks, exercises, videos, component data sheets, simulation models, etc.) through the "moodle" platform (
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Robert W. Erickson, Dragan Maksimovic, Fundamentals of Power Electronics. --: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, and William P. Robbins, ower Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design,. --: Wiley, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo