20810304 - Applicazioni elettriche

The course aims to describe the theoretical principles and the methodologies necessary for dealing with the electrical applications. Particular attention is addressed to the electrical machines and devices in contexts associated with the technologies for the air transportation. The students will be able to face simple design problems, they will also acquire the skills necessary for the selection and the right use of both electrical machines and basic components of electrical systems with reference to airport infrastructures and aircraft, including innovative ones with electric propulsion as drones.
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Electric field and magnetic field. Electromagnetism fundamentals, basic principles and theorems for the analysis of electric and magnetic circuits. Electric circuits in dc. Representation of sinusoidal electric quantities, definition of circuit impedance and analysis of single-phase and three-phase circuits; instantaneous power, active power and power factor in single-phase and three-phase circuits.
Methods for measuring current, voltage, active power, power factor and energy in single-phase and three-phase circuits.
Basic principle and operating characteristics of power transformers. Basic principles of static power conversion. Storage units and fuel cell generators.
Theory of the rotating magnetic field; basic structure and operating characteristics of induction and synchronous machines.
Components being used in electric systems; protection against either overvoltages or overcurrents; sizing of low-voltage secondary-network systems; power-factor correction; protective grounding and safety-related aspects in power distribution systems. Photovoltaic generating units and ground power units.

Core Documentation

- G. Chitarin, F. Gnesotto, M. Guarnieri, A. Maschio, A. Stella - Elettrotecnica, 1 - Principi - Società Editrice Esculapio
- G. Chitarin, F. Gnesotto, M. Guarnieri, A. Maschio, A. Stella - Elettrotecnica, 2 - Applicazioni - Società Editrice Esculapio
- Additional Documents and Numerical Exercises available on either Moodle or Microsoft Teams

Reference Bibliography

Giorgio Rizzoni – Elettrotecnica, Principi e applicazioni –Terza edizione, Mc Graw Hill G. Conte, M. Erbogasto, E. Monastero, G. Ortolani, E. Venturi – Corso di Elettrotecnica, Elettronica e Applicazioni, vol. 1 –HOEPLI, 2004 P. Piccinini – Eserciziario di elettrotecnica e macchine elettriche –HOEPLI, 2007

Type of delivery of the course

Class teaching in a conventional way, face-to-face lessons. Execution of numerical exercises and simple examples of acrual applications. All the University provisions governing the methods of carrying out teaching activities and student assessment will be implemented.


Class attendance is not mandatory, however it is suggested to attend the lessons.

Type of evaluation

Written and oral examination. The written test can also be taken through ongoing tests. The written test lasts about 2 hours and is organized through exercises similar to those presented in the classroom and present on the moodle page of the course; the exercises are aimed at verifying the level of effective understanding of the concepts and the students' ability to apply them in real contexts. The interview concerns the presentation of two topics among those presented in the classroom during the course.