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School of Engineering
MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING
Course unit
POWER AND ENERGY ELECTRONICS (TWO MODULES)
INP4068027, A.A. 2018/19

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MECHATRONIC ENGINEERING
IN0529, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination POWER AND ENERGY ELECTRONICS (TWO MODULES)
Website of the academic structure http://www.gest.unipd.it/it/corsi/corsi-di-studio/corsi-di-laurea-magistrale/ingegneria-meccatronica/
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dtg/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN0529-000ZZ-2017-INP4068027-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch VICENZA
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 PAOLO MATTAVELLI ING-INF/01

Modules of the integrated course unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
INP4068029 ENERGY ELECTRONICS (MOD. B) PAOLO MATTAVELLI
INP4068028 POWER ELECTRONICS (MOD. A) PAOLO MATTAVELLI

Course unit organization
Period  
Year  
Teaching method frontal

Calendar
Start of activities 24/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 MATTAVELLI PAOLO (Presidente)
MAGNONE PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
OBOE ROBERTO (Supplente)
SONA ALESSANDRO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: For the successful achievement of the course objectives, basic knowledge of Electrotechnics (electrical circuits and magnetic components), Electronics (analog electronic circuits, operational amplifiers, semiconductor electronic components, digital circuits) and Automatic Control (dynamic analysis in time and frequency domain, feedback systems, stability analysis, synthesis of regulators) is required.
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.
Develop the skills of simulating an electronic power circuit and making measurements on it.
Develop the skills in the adoption of power electronics in mechatronic applications and in renewable energy systems.
Examination methods: The verification of knowledge and skills takes place through an oral exam, which is carried out in two phases: the first phase corresponds to the first module and the second one to the second module. In each phase, there will be two questions: one related to the main topics of each module and the second one is related to the reports on the simulation and laboratory experiences carried out during the course and on the in-depth analysis of the delivered reports. The reports must be sent to the teacher within two days before the oral exam. With the individual relationships, the ability to display the analyzes carried out through a technical report is evaluated, in addition to verifying the rigorous methodological approach. The oral examination verifies the skills and abilities acquired in understanding the operation of the power electronics circuits, of the relative main components (power devices, magnetic elements, power converter circuits, analog electronics for signal conditioning and analog controller, etc.), the related control techniques and some main industrial applications. The overall grade will be given by the arithmetic average between the first and second phases of the oral, eventually rounded up.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria used to evaluate the knowledge and skills acquired are:
- 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

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Affordable and Clean Energy