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Course unit
INL1000872, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1979, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELECTRICAL AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/32 Electrical Convertors, Machines and Switches 9.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 BERTOLUZZO MANUELE (Presidente)
TORTELLA ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
5 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BERTOLUZZO MANUELE (Presidente)
TORTELLA ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Principles of Electrotechnics, Enertronics and Electric Machines
(working principles of electric machines, of static power converters, and of microprocessors)
Target skills and knowledge: The knowledge acquired by the student at the end of the course are generally related to the methodologies and the technologies for the analysis and design of active electrical systems for the conditioning of electric energy. The knowledge regarding microprocessors will also be consolidated, and skills related to the modeling and design of discrete time regulators, and to the management of industrial communications networks will be acquired.
Examination methods: The examination is written and deals with the content of the lectures. The test is formed by three questions about topics considered in the lectures.
Assessment criteria: Capability of presenting the developed subjects, starting from a general framework up to a detailed analysis of both the functioning and the technological solutions utilized for the implementation of the systems described during the lectures.
Course unit contents: The lectures of the course are held according to the following program:
Introduction to the course
General definition of the periodic and alternate quantities and their properties.
Clarke transformation and its properties. Example of the application of the Clarke transform to the voltages and currents generated by a three-phase square wave inverter.
Park transformation and its properties.
Theory of Akagi Nabae on instantaneous powers
Numerical control systems: samplers and sampled signals, holder and its transfer function, discrete controllers.
Active compensators: operating principle, block diagrams, synchronization.
Industrial communication networks: synchronous and asynchronous transmission, data coding, medium access methods, ISO / OSI model, RS232 / RS485 protocol, Modbus protocol, CAN and CANopen protocols.
Management of microprocessor peripherals: digital inputs and outputs, interrupts management, PWM signals generation, analog to digital converters.

In parallel to the lectures, computer labs will be held concerning the following topics:
Introduction to the Simulink simulation environment.
Simulation of a three-phase inverter.
Implementation of the space vector modulation algorithm in the Matlab environment.
Implementation of the simulink model for the simulation of an active compensator and of the related control system.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures, including exercises, are given along 12 weeks and are organized in blocks of 2 hours, with 6 hours per week. Total hours are 72. The course has 9 CFU credits.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Further reference books and selected articles will be announced during the course. The slides and the simulation programs used in the lectures and the laboratories are available in the Moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • H.Akagi, E.H.Watanabe and M.Aredes, “Instantaneous power theory and applications to power conditioning”. --: IEEE Press, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Matlab

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Climate Action