Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2018/2019

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The goal of the course is to provide supplements of linear and non-linear electric circuits with special emphasis towards power electronic circuits. The main topics addressed in the course regards current and voltage harmonic distortion and powers in non-sinusoidal steady-state, Power diodes and SCRs, single phase and three phases rectifiers, Power electronic switches, emerging component, basics of pulse width modulation (PWM), single-phase and three-phase inverters and others. At the end of the course students master power electronics technologies with a special emphasis towards the automation field. The course provides basic in power electronics that are instrumental to the course “Electric Drives for Automation M”.


Supplements of linear and non-linear electric circuits. Non sinusoidal periodic waveforms. Current and voltage harmonic distortion and powers in non-sinusoidal steady-state. Power diodes and SCRs. Rectifiers: single-phase and three-phase. Power electronic switches: BJT, MOSFET, IGBT, emerging components. Basics of pulse width modulation (PWM). Choppers: buck, boost, buck-boost, Cùk, full bridge. Single-phase inverters. Three-phase inverters. The current regulation by voltage source converter. Power active filters. Multi-phase and multi-level inverters.


- Mohan, Undeland, Robbins: Power Electronics. J.Wiley & Sons

- Rashid: Power Electronics: Circuits Devices and Applications. Prentice Hall

- Kassakian, Schlecht, Verrghese: Principles of Power Electronics. MIT Addison-Wesley

Metodi didattici

Classroom lessons (theory and applications). Some practical experiences in the Lab.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Written and eventually oral exam (interview). Possibility of midterm written exams.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Lesson notes in English. Use of LTspice for circuit simulations.

Italian textbooks are also available. Please directly contact the professor.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Gabriele Grandi

Consulta il sito web di Mattia Ricco