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Course unit
INL1001405, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1979, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination STATIC POWER CONVERTERS
Website of the academic structure
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

Teacher in charge MAURO ANDRIOLLO ING-IND/32

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 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 ANDRIOLLO MAURO (Presidente)
TORTELLA ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
6 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ANDRIOLLO MAURO (Presidente)
TORTELLA ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
5 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 ANDRIOLLO MAURO (Presidente)
TORTELLA ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: No further knowledge/skills are required with respect to what is established by the Syllabus of knowledge and skills for the admission to the second cycle degree course of Electrical Energy Engineering of University of Padova
Target skills and knowledge: knowledge of:
- basics on electric power static conversion by means of the most common converter typologies, taking into account the component non-idealities and the systems/networks they are connected to;
- converter impact on the mains;
- most common switching techniques and related features, limitations and drawbacks;
- resonant converter typologies with reference to the component electromagnetic stresses;
- switching supply configurations;
- devices for the electric power static conversion and their residential, industrial and electrical utility applications with reference to the probles due to various kinds of disturbances;
- applications for the exploitation of renewable sources and the distributed power generation.
Examination methods: Written test with three questions on subjects of the course program and oral discussion on the script
Assessment criteria: Grade is assigned taking into account:
- knowledge of theory basics
- proficiency in application of analysis techniques
- ability to identify the most suitable converter topologies for specific applications
Course unit contents: Line frequency phase controlled rectifiers and inverters: from AC line frequency to controlled DC voltage
DC-DC switch-mode converters
Switch-mode dc-ac inverters: from dc to sinusoidal ac
Resonant converters: zero-voltage and/or zero-current switching
Switching DC power supplies
Residential and industrial applications
Electric utility applications
Interconnection of renewable energy sources and energy storage systems to the utility grid
Simulations of some circuits described in the course
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures on theory
Exercises with computer simulations
Additional notes about suggested reading: Notes from lectures available at
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mohan, Ned; Undeland, Tore M., Elettronica di potenzaconvertitori e applicazioniNed Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins. Milano: U. Hoepli, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo

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