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IN04106153, A.A. 2019/20

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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 MEASUREMENTS
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
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Teacher in charge PIETRO FIORENTIN ING-INF/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/07 Electric and Electronic Measurement Systems 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 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
7 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 FIORENTIN PIETRO (Presidente)
GOBBO RENATO (Membro Effettivo)
6 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 FIORENTIN PIETRO (Presidente)
GOBBO RENATO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The study of this subject requires the knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the electric theory (electric circuits and electromagnetism), electronics (operational amplifiers) and of Control Theory (description of the dynamics of a system, transfer function, frequency response, feedback control).
Target skills and knowledge: The teaching provides the fundamentals of the measuring process of the main electric quantities, in stationary and transient conditions. The student can know and use the present day measuring electric instrumentation for the fundamental electric quantities, analysing the interactions between the instrument and the system under test. The direct use of the instrumentation in the laboratory allows to acquire the ability of setting up a test rig, to identify and know the main characteristics of different instruments and measuring methods, to have a close view of the problems in the measurement of electric quantities and understand how to face up and overcome them.
Examination methods: The exam is divided in two parts, the first is devoted to the more theoretical part of the program, the second deals with the laboratory activity. The use of any course material is not allowed. Both the parts are in written form. Both the parts are proposed on the same date and evaluated separately. The two results will be summed up (when both positive) to define the final result.
In the case of negative evaluation of one of the two tests, it is admitted to keep the positive result and deal with the other part of the exam on a subsequent date.
Assessment criteria: The theoretical part of the exam deals includes an open-ended question, and exercises on uncertainty calculation. Its evaluation is obtained as sum of the point reached for each question.
The laboratory activity of the exam requires to set up a test rig and provide a measurement result likewise it was done during the teaching period.
The theoretical part allows to reach a maximum score of 25/30, the laboratory part allows to reach a score of 6/30 maximum.
Course unit contents: Fundamentals of the measurement theory. Measuring systems: dynamics and load effect. Uncertainty and errors. Uncertainty propagation on indirect measurements. Basics of metrology.
Instrumentation and measuring methods: Basics on the analog instrumentation. Numerical instrumentation : digital to analog and analog to digital converters. Normal mode rejection. Instrumentation for the measurement of voltage, current electic power in direct current and alternate current.
The oscilloscope: basic principle. The digital oscilloscope: real time acquisition, memory management. Probes for the oscilloscope: passive voltage probes, differential voltage probes, current probes. Methods for the measurement of the electric power on single phase and polyphase circuits. Methods for the measurements of the electric impedance.
Laboratory activity: Measurement of the resistance and impedance by direct methods and zero methods. Analysis of waveforms: average and instantaneous values. Measurement of the electric power on single phase and polyphase circuits, in sinusoidal and non linear regime.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is delivered through lectures of the professor both for theoretical lessons and exercises, and for the activities of laboratory measurements.
Additional notes about suggested reading: G. Zingales, Misure Elettriche, OEPLI
Lecture notes from the lectures
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • U. Pisani, Misure Elettroniche. --: Politeko Edizioni, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Tran Tien Lang, Electronics of measuring systems. --: J. Wiley, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Zingales, Misure Elettriche. --: OEPLI, --. Cerca nel catalogo

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