Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Electrical power engineering fundamentals
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)

Coordinating teacher: ARNALTES GOMEZ, SANTIAGO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Calculus I Calculus II Linear Algebra Physics II
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
By the end of this subject, students will be able to have: 1. A systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of electrical engineering; 2. Awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context of engineering. 3. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve electrical engineering problems using established methods; 4. The ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments, interpret the data and draw conclusions; 5. Workshop and laboratory skills. 6. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve electrical engineering problems.
Description of contents: programme
1. Electrical circuits 1.1 Electrical variables and units 1.2. Topological definitions 1.3. Kirchhoff's laws 1.4. Cicuit elements: resistor, inductor, capacitor and sources. 2. Analysis of DC circuits. 2.1. Parallel and series connections 2.2. Mesh method 2.3. Node method 2.5. Thévenin's theorem 2.3. Superposition principle. 3. Analysis of AC circuits. 3.1. Sinusoidal waves and phasors. 3.2. Impedance. 3.3. Circuit analysis in the frequency domain. 3.5. Power in AC circuits. 4. Analysis of three phase circuits. 4.1. Structure of a three phase system. 4.2. Phase and line magnitudes. 4.3. Single-phase equivalent circuit. 4.4. Three phase power and reactive compensation. Laboratory sessions about current, voltage and power measurements in DC, AC circuits and three phase systems.
Learning activities and methodology
- On-line magistral classes for the exposition of the subject content. - Classes in smaller groups for the resolution of circuit analysis exercises. - Individual tutoring for solving student doubts. - On-line tutoring for collective groups. - Student individual work with proposed exercises. - Laboratory sessions for mounting an electrical circuit and measuring.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Carlson, A. Bruce. Teoría de Circuitos. Thomson.
  • Fraile Mora, Jesús. Electromagnetismo y circuitos eléctricos. McGraw-Hill.
  • Guillermo Robles. Problemas resueltos de fundamentos de ingeniería eléctrica. Paraninfo. 2015
  • Usaola, Julio y Moreno, Mª. Ángeles. Circuitos eléctricos. Problemas y ejercicios resueltos. Pearson Educación.
Additional Bibliography
  • Conejo Navarro, Antonio. Circuitos eléctricos para la Ingeniería. McGraw-Hill.
  • F. Barrero. Sistemas de Energía Eléctrica. Editorial Thomson.
  • Guirado R., Asensi R., Jurado F., Carpio J. Tecnología Eléctrica. Mc Graw Hill.
  • Gómez Expósito, Antonio, et al.. Teoría de Circuitos. Ejercicios de autoevaluación. Thomson.

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