Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2017/18
Electric plant design
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Electrical Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Di Leo Paolo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 ING-IND/33 47 0 33 9 9
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/33 8 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
The course is aimed at providing the fundamental elements of electric power plant design with professional focus. The course enables the students to acquire specific applicative and professional skills, through the illustration of the main design principles and solutions, the study of the types of application of traditional and advanced components for electric energy and signal systems, and the detailed analysis of the criteria for component selection and plant sizing.
The concepts presented are consolidated into a dedicated design activity referred to the design of an electrical plant of the industrial or tertiary sector, with the development of the corresponding textual or graphical documents, and with details on specific aspects.
The course is also aimed at involving the students into a workgroup-based activity, with distinction of the operational tasks, and at giving them the possibility of handling legislative documents and standards, as well as specific software for computer aided design.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge on professional aspects concerning electrical plant design and multi-disciplinary integrated design.
Ability to identify the design objectives and to translate the operating choices into specific documents (technical reports, schemes and drawings, economic assessments).
Ability to interpret and apply legislative documents and standards.
Detailed knowledge of design solutions for electrical plants in ordinary and non-ordinary environments.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Basic concepts of Electrotechnics, Electrical machines, Electrical measurement and Electrical systems.
Introduction to electric design.
Norms and tools.
Main components.
Plant protections.
Load characterization and diagrams.
Conventional power.
Normal, emergency and secure supply.
MV/LV substations and power switchboards.
Primary, secondary and tertiary distribution.
Lighting and related software.
Photovoltaic power systems.
PV plant schemes.
Costs of installed power and produced energy.
Software for electric design.
Delivery modes
In addition to lectures, the course contents includes design activities.
The course will be developed as seminars and design labs, in the informatics laboratory. The students will be organized into groups of 3-4 persons. Each theoretical presentation will be followed by the development of the related design documentation. Each group will develop all the reports and drawings, according with a given plan.
The student should develop ability in using the graphic software, as Autocad, and the design software.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Notes from the lessons and documentation available on the didactic portal.
Reference books:
V. Cataliotti: Impianti elettrici vol. I, II, III, ed. Flaccovio
Progettazione degli impianti elettrici (ed.CEI)
F. Spertino, R. Carelli: Impianti fotovoltaici di piccola taglia (CLUT)
Assessment and grading criteria
At the end of the course, each group must hand out its project, before the examination. Each student will be subject to a written examination, followed by an oral discussion of the project and its criteria.
The final grade is given in consideration of the results achieved in the written test, the oral test and the project, evaluating the acquisition of expected learning outcomes.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18

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