PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course aims at providing to non-electrical student basic knowledge of electric circuits, electromechanical systems and of their applications, in order to enhance the core technical background of a future engineer.
Course contents summary
Basic of electric linear circuit theory.
Analysis of DC electric circuits
• From Maxwell field theory to lumped parameters circuits. Fields, charge and current.
• Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws.
• Parallel and series connections for linear circuits. Wye-Delta transformation.
• Node and loop analysis.
• Network theorems. Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorem. Maximum power transfer theorem.
Transient analysis of electric circuits
• Inductors, Capacitors and duality.
• First order RL and RC circuits.
• Second order circuits. Series and parallel RLC circuits.
Analysis of AC electric circuits
• Phasor representatives of sinusoidal signals.
• Steady-state circuit analysis using phasors.
• Sinuosoidal steady-state power calculations.
• Analysis of Three-Phase circuits.
• Economical aspects of transmitting electric power.
• Magnetically coupled circuits and transformers.
• Frequency Risponse of linear circuits. Bode Plots.
• Brief introduction to safety control of electrical systems.
Solutions of electric circuits in several operating conditions. Use of SPICE in Linear circuit analysis.
Assessment methods and criteria
A written text, and a verbal test.