1st Edition

Elementary Concepts of Power Electronic Drives

By K Sundareswaran Copyright 2019
    390 Pages
    by CRC Press

    389 Pages 291 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

  • Fills the gap for a concise preliminary textbook on power electronic drives, with simple illustrations and applications

  • Presents the integration of power electronics and machines in a simple manner

  • Discusses the principles of electric motors and power electronics in an introductory manner

  • Discusses DC and AC drives, with an emphasis on PM drives

  • Includes questions and homework problems with hints and case studies
  • 1. Components of Power Electronic Drive 2. Analysis of Power Electronic Circuits 3. ac/dc Converters 4. Direct Current Motor Modeling and Control Aspects 5. ac/dc Converter-Fed dc Motor Drives 6. dc/dc Converters 7. dc Motor Speed Control Employing dc/dc Converters 8. ac/ac Converters 9. Induction Motor Fundamentals 10. Stator Voltage Control of Induction Motors 11. dc/ac Converters 12. Speed Control of Induction Motors and Synchronous Motors


    Kinattingal Sundareswaran was born in Pallassana, Kerala, India, in 1966. He received the B.Tech. (Hons.) degree in electrical and electronics engineering and the M.Tech. (Hons.) degree in power electronics from the University of Calicut, Calicut, Kerala, India, in 1988 and 1991, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, in 2001. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. His research interests include power electronics, renewable energy systems, and biologically inspired optimization techniques.
    He has chaired as Head of the EEE department in National Institute of Technology during 2015-2018. Also awarded “Best Teacher Award” in 2007.He is a Fellow of “Institution of Engineers (India)” since 2014 and authored 70 Research Journals and 45 Conferences/Workshops/Symposia. Authored book “A Learner’s Guide to Fuzzy Logic Systems(ISBN 81-7992 – 416 – 5)” in 2005. He was also a prominent member in many industrial R&D projects undertaken by BHEL, Trichy and CPRI, Bangalore. He also filed several patens including in the area of power electronic drives. One of the recent patents that he has filed in association with BHEL Trichy is development of motor drive for butter extraction system.
    He is teaching the subject power electronic drives for the PG and UG courses for the past 20 years at National Institute of Technology, Trichy. He also teaches the subject Fuzzy systems at National Institute of Technology, Trichy. He has delivered invited talks at several technical institutions in India on power electronic drives and fuzzy systems.
    The details of his publications and research work are available at https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=CjmDxkgAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
    Further, his official website is https://www.nitt.edu/home/academics/departments/eee/people/faculty/prof/sundar/