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Introduction to Electrical Power and Power Electronics

1st Edition

By Mukund R. Patel

CRC Press

528 pages

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Most traditional power systems textbooks focus on high-voltage transmission. However, the majority of power engineers work in urban factories, buildings, or industries where power comes from utility companies or is self-generated. Introduction to Electrical Power and Power Electronics is the first book of its kind to cover the entire scope of elect

Table of Contents

Power Generation, Distribution, and Utilization: AC Power Fundamentals. Common Aspects of Power Equipments. AC Generator. AC and DC Motors. Transformer. Power Cable. Power Distribution. Fault Current Analysis. System Protection. Economic Use of Power. Electrochemical Battery. Power Electronics and Motor Drives: Power Electronics Devices. DC-DC Converters. AC-DC-AC Converters. Variable-Frequency Drives. Quality of Power. Power Converter Cooling. Appendix. Index.

About the Author

Mukund R. Patel, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor of engineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, USA. He has more than 45 years of hands-on involvement in research, development, and design of state-of-the-art electrical power equipment and systems. He has held positions including principal engineer at General Electric, fellow engineer at the Westinghouse Research and Development Center, senior staff engineer at Lockheed Martin Corporation, and development manager at Bharat Bijlee (Siemens) Limited. Dr. Patel obtained his Ph.D. degree in electric power engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and his M.S. in engineering management from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received an M.E. in electrical machine design from Gujarat University and a B.E. from Sardar University, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical