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Second Semester 
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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[70/84]  ENERGETIC ENGINEERING [84/00 - Ord. 2018]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 60


This course provides the basic knowledge on the static energy conversion for industrial and smart grids applications. Moreover, it aims to provide the knowledge necessary for the high efficiency power electronic converters design also taking into account the electromagnetic compatibility compliance.
With reference to the Dublin descriptors the learning objectives expected are as follows:

•Knowledge and understanding
Depth knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and applied aspects of static power converters and electromagnetic compatibility compatibility
•Applying knowledge and understanding
Ability to analyze and design different power converter circuits for industrial and smart grid applications by also taking into account the aspects of electromagnetic compatibility.
•Making judgments
Ability to properly evaluate the performance of power electronic converters in function of the application, the used control technique and the electromagnetic constrains.
•Communication skills
Ability to discuss with specialists interlocutors, both on issues related the device and the possible solutions to be undertaken.
•Learning skills
Ability to continuous learning, through the correct interpretation of the data sheet provided by manufacturers and the technical bibliography.


For the successful achievement of objectives is required knowledge of Electrical Machines and Power Electronics.


Fundamentals of Power Electronics (8 hours lecture 4 laboratory)
Line frequency diode Rectifiers
Phase controlled Rectifiers and Inverters
DC-DC power converters (switching power supplies)
DC-AC power converters

Converter topology for power quality (8 hours lecture 2 laboratory)
Principles of energy conversion.
Power electronic converters for residential and industrial applications
Power electronic converters for renewable energy.
DC/DC converters for battery management

Static power converter design (12 hours lecture 8 laboratory)
Fundamentals of power electronic converters design.
Evaluation of the total power loss, driver circuit and auxiliary power supplies.
Hardware platform for power converter control systems (microcontrollers, DSP and DSC).
Protection against overload and overvoltage
UPS, static VAR regulators, renewable energy plants etc.

Principles of electromagnetic compatibility: (6 hours lecture)
Emission and immunity, coupling mechanisms, electromagnetic interference (EMI); interference between power electronic systems; EMI sources; paths of EMI coupling; EMI susceptibility.
Conducted emissions: common mode and differential mode currents. Filters: active, passive and PFC. Rules for the design of EMI filters. Evaluation of the Radiated Emission of a cable.

EMC European Directive (2 hours lesson)
International organizations, European standards. Accredited laboratories and notified bodies.
CE certification of equipment and electrical and electronic equipment procedure.

Electromagnetic interference in the power electronic converters. (2 hours lecture)
Guidelines for the design of electrical equipment compatible with E.M.C. Mains filters, shielded cables and electromagnetic shielding.

Measurement procedures (2 hours lectures 6 hours laboratory)
Measurement procedures for conducted emissions (conducted susceptibility), radiated emissions (radiated susceptibility); conformity certification. Conducted emissions , harmonic current and radiated emissions Testing

Teaching Methods

Lectures 40 h
Laboratory work 20 h
The course is given in Italian

Verification of learning

The Assessment methods includes:
a) practical test with a final report on the laboratory activities.
b) An oral examination about all the topics covered during which we will evaluate all the specified learning objectives.
The pass both tests shall be sufficient. The final exam grade is determined as follows:
1) 20% from the evaluation of the practical test.
2) 80% from the evaluation of the oral test.

The rating is 18/30 granted when knowledge / skills of matter are at least elementary, the 30/30 rating with possible praise, because knowledge is excellent.


Class notes
Mohan Undelan Robbins "Power Electronics"
Clayton R. Paul "Electromagnetic Compatibility"
Abraham I. Pressman "Switching Power Supply Design"
Sudipta Chakraborty, Marcelo G. Simões e William E. Kramer "Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems"

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