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2nd Edition

Power Electronics
Advanced Conversion Technologies, Second Edition

ISBN 9780367656157
Published September 30, 2020 by CRC Press
735 Pages

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Book Description

Power Electronics is a large size technology, mainly covering four categories: the AC/DC rectifiers, DC/DC converters, DC/AC inverters, and AC/AC converters. This book offers approximately 100 novel topologies of all four. The applications are used in sustainable energy generation areas, such as distributed generation (DG), micro-grid (MG), smart grid (SG) systems, and electrical vehicles (EV). With case studies from GE, AEG, Simplatroll Ltd, and Chinese Power Manufacturing Co., the reader will be exposed to practical applications in industry and real-world settings. This new edition features an entirely new chapter on best switching angles to obtain lowest THD for multilevel DC/AC inverters. Additionally, all chapters have been updated and include homework problems throughout.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition



Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Uncontrolled AC/DC Rectifiers

Chapter 3 Controlled AC/DC Rectifiers

Chapter 4 Implementing Power Factor Correction in AC/DC Converters

Chapter 5 Ordinary DC/DC Converters

Chapter 6 Voltage Lift Converters

Chapter 7 Superlift Converters and Ultralift Converter

Chapter 8 Pulse-Width-Modulated DC/AC Inverters

Chapter 9 Multilevel and Soft-Switching DC/AC Inverters

Chapter 10 Best Switching Angles to Obtain Lowest Total Harmonic Distortion for Multilevel DC/AC Inverters

Chapter 11 Traditional AC/AC Converters

Chapter 12 Improved AC/AC Converters

Chapter 13 AC/DC/AC and DC/AC/DC Converters




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Professor Fang Lin Luo is currently working as both a professor at AnHui University, HeFei, China and the director of the Research Institute of "Renewable Energy and Power Electronics." He has held a joint position in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore since 2012. Previously, he was an associate professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU. He received his B.Sc. Degree, First Class with Honors (magna cum laude) in Radio-Electronic Physics at the Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, and his Ph. D. Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EE & CS) at Cambridge University, England, UK in 1986.

After his graduation from Sichuan University, he joined the Chinese Automation Research Institute of Metallurgy (CARIM), Beijing, China as a Senior Engineer. From 1981-1982, he went to the Entreprises Saunier Duval, Paris, France as a project engineer. Prof. Luo was with Hocking NDT Ltd, Allen-Bradley IAP Ltd. and Simplatroll Ltd. in England as a Senior Engineer after he received his Ph. D. Degree from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of Cambridge Philosophical Society, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He has published 15 books and more than 300 technical papers in IEE/IET Proceedings and IEEE Transactions, and various International Conferences.

Professor Luo’s present research interest is in: Power Electronics and DC & AC Motor Drives with Computerized Artificial Intelligent Control (AIC) and Digital Signal Processing (DSP); AC/DC & DC/DC & AC/AC Converters and DC/AC Inverters; Renewable Energy Systems and Electrical Vehicles. He is currently the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. He is also the International Editor of International journal Advanced Technology of Electrical Engineering and Energy. Professor Luo was the Chief Editor of International journal Power Supply Technologies and Applications between 1998 - 2003. He is the general Chairman of both the First IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA’2006) and the Third IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA’2008).

Dr. Hong Ye (S'00-M'03) received her bachelor’s degree, First Class, in 1995, master engineering degree from Xi'an JiaoTong University, China in 1999, and Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2005. She worked with the R&D Institute, XIYI Company, Ltd., China as a research engineer from 1995 to 1997. She has been with NTU since 2003 first as a research associate, then as a research fellow, and currently as a core facility manager.

Dr. Ye is an IEEE Member and has co-authored 15 books. She has published more than 100 technical papers in IEEE-Transactions, IEE-Proceedings and other international journals, and various international conferences. Her research interests are power electronics and conversion technologies, signal processing, operations research, and structural biology.


"Very good and complete analysis of ordinary and new DC-DC and DC-AC converters."
Mohand Ouhrouche, University of Quebec, Canada

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