Constantin Budeanu

Constantin Budeanu (28 February 1886 - 1959) was a Romanian electrical engineer who contributed to the analysis of electric networks states and the SI system of units.

Constantin Budeanu
Born28 February 1886
OccupationElectrical Engineer
AwardsOrder of Labour

Life and workEdit

He studied electricity in Paris with a V. Adamachi scholarship gained after the completion of studies in Bucharest. He proposed the unit electric reactive power (the term var) and he introduced the concept of deformed power in electric networks.[1]


  • Puissances reactives et fictives 1927
  • Sistemul general practic de mărimi și unitati (The General Practical System of Quantities and Units) 1957


He was awarded the Order of Labour by the communist authorities of Romania.



  • (in Romanian) I.S. Antoniu Constantin Budeanu monograph, Romanian Academy's Publisher 1986