Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
Electrical basics course
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Canavero Flavio ORARIO RICEVIMENTO PO ING-IND/31 32 16 8 0 4
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/31 5 C - Affini o integrative Ingegneria elettrica
Objectives of the course
The module will provide the basic electric elements and the main electrical systems. The theoretical aspects are targeted at providing
the operative instruments necessary for solving the practical problems and for understanding the principles of functioning of the most
common electrical devices and systems in the engineering field.
Expected skills
The student must acquire the necessary instruments for the solution of any electrical circuit operating in stationary or almost stationary
systems by means of the different techniques of analysis.
Considered as necessary are the concepts of the Mathematical Analysis I module with particular reference to complex calculus and
algebreic linear system solutions and the Experimental Physics II modules, regarding mainly the themes of electrostatic field, current
field, static magnetic field and the slowly variable fields.
Credit 1-2: Continuous current circuits
The fundamental electrical dimensions: voltage and current
Voltage and current laws
Source and load conventions and definitions of power
The ideal dipoles: definitions of some dipoles (resistance, voltage and current generators)
Continuous current circuits with only one generator
Voltage and current dividers
Series and parallel resistance
Star and triangle connections
Theorems for the circuit solutions: superposition theorem, Kirchhoff's theorem, Millmann's theorem, Thevenin's theorem

Credit 3-4: Alternating current monophase circuits
Dynamic components: capacitor and inductor
Dynamic network: first order
Sinusoidal current networks
Sinusoidal characterictic quantities
The symbolic method (revision of complex numbers)
Capacitor and inductor: constitutive equations
Impedance: series and parallel impedance
Elementary phasor representations
Power in alternating current: active, reactive and apparent power
The Boucherot's theorem (power's method)
Solutions for alternating current circuits

Credits 5: The three-phase systems
General definitions
Generators and three phase loads
Lines and phases quantities
Symmetrical and balanced systems
Systems with and without a neutral wire
Power of three phase systems: Aron connection
Solutions for three phase symmetrical and balanced networks:
One-phase equivalents
Methods of power
Power factor regulation
Laboratories and/or exercises
Classroom training is scheduled with exercises and example calculations on the subjects covered in the lesson. Example exercises and
calculations of topics covered in the classroom are also scheduled.

2 workshops with a duration of 4 hours each are scheduled and a guided visit to the Fiat Research Centre (CRF)

1 Workshop (computer): analysis of electrical networks by means of circuit simulation in the PSpice environment

2 Workshop (experimental): realisation and experimental analysis of electrical networks realized in laboratory (LADISPE)

3 Workshop: visit to the testing laboratories of CRF

The teaching staff is available for clarifications of topics covered in the lessons and training. The students are divided into two teams.

Didactic Material

A. Canova, G. Gruosso, B. Vusini, 'Appunti di elettrotecnica,' in printing.

A. Canova, G. Gruosso, M. Repetto, 'Elettrotecnica: Esempi ed Esercizi', Edition Politeko.

Joseph A.Edminister, 'Circuiti Elettrici',Collana Schaum.

Programma provvisorio per l'A.A.2005/06

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