1st Edition

Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives

Edited By Ali Emadi Copyright 2005
    734 Pages 471 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Initially, the only electric loads encountered in an automobile were for lighting and the starter motor. Today, demands on performance, safety, emissions, comfort, convenience, entertainment, and communications have seen the working-in of seemingly innumerable advanced electronic devices. Consequently, vehicle electric systems require larger capacities and more complex configurations to deal with these demands. Covering applications in conventional, hybrid-electric, and electric vehicles, the Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives provides a comprehensive reference for automotive electrical systems.

    This authoritative handbook features contributions from an outstanding international panel of experts from industry and academia, highlighting existing and emerging technologies. Divided into five parts, the Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives offers an overview of automotive power systems, discusses semiconductor devices, sensors, and other components, explains different power electronic converters, examines electric machines and associated drives, and details various advanced electrical loads as well as battery technology for automobile applications.

    As we seek to answer the call for safer, more efficient, and lower-emission vehicles from regulators and consumer insistence on better performance, comfort, and entertainment, the technologies outlined in this book are vital for engineering advanced vehicles that will satisfy these criteria.

    Conventional Cars
    Roberto Giral-Castillón, Luis Martínez-Salamero, and Javier Maixé-Altés
    Hybrid Electric Vehicles
    John M. Miller
    Hybrid Drivetrains
    M. Ehsani and Yimin Gao
    Electric Vehicles
    Ramesh C. Bansal
    Optimal Power Management and Distribution in Automotive Systems
    Zheng John Shen, X. Chen, A. Masrur, V.K. Garg, and A. Soltis
    Automotive Power Semiconductor Devices
    Zheng John Shen
    John M. Miller
    John M. Miller
    ESD Protection for Automotive Electronics
    Albert Z.H. Wang
    Mario Mañana Canteli
    DC-DC Converters
    James P. Johnson
    AC-DC Rectifiers
    Byoung-Kuk Lee and Chung-Yean Won
    Unbalanced Operation of Three-Phase Boost Type Rectifiers
    Ana V. Stankovic
    DC/AC Inverters
    Mohan Aware
    AC/AC Converters
    Mehrdad Kazerani
    Power Electronics and Control for Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles
    Kaushik Rajashekara
    Brushed-DC Electric Machinery for Automotive Applications
    Babak Fahimi
    Induction Motor Drives
    Khaled Nigim
    DSP-Based Implementation of Vector Control of Induction Motor Drives
    Hossein Salehfar
    Switched Reluctance Motor Drives
    Babak Fahimi and Chris Edrington
    Noise and Vibration in SRMs
    William Cai and Pragasen Pillay
    Modeling and Parameter Identification of Electric Machines
    Ali Keyhani, Wenzhe Lu, and Bogdan Proca
    Brushless DC Drives
    James P. Johnson
    Testing of Electric Motors and Controllers for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
    Sung Chul Oh
    Integrated Starter Alternator
    William Cai
    Fault Tolerant Adjustable Speed Motor Drives for Automotive Applications
    Babak Fahimi
    Automotive Steering Systems
    Tomy Sebastian, Mohammad S. Islam, and Sayeed Mir
    Current Intensive Motor Drives: A New Challenge for Modern Vehicular Technology
    Babak Fahimi
    Power Electronics Applications in Vehicle and Passenger Safety
    D.M.G. Preethichandra and Saman Kumara Halgamuge
    Drive and Control System for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
    Weng Keong Kevin Lim, Saman Kumara Halgamuge, and Harry Charles Watson
    Battery Technology for Automotive Applications
    Dell A. Crouch


    Ali Emadi