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Power Electronics Basics

Operating Principles, Design, Formulas, and Applications, 1st Edition

By Yuriy Rozanov, Sergey E. Ryvkin, Evgeny Chaplygin, Pavel Voronin

CRC Press

489 pages | 301 B/W Illus.

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Power Electronics Basics: Operating Principles, Design, Formulas, and Applications provides fundamental knowledge for the analysis and design of modern power electronic devices. This concise and user-friendly resource:

  • Explains the basic concepts and most important terms of power electronics
  • Describes the power assemblies,control, and passive components of semiconductor power switches
  • Covers the control of power electronic devices, from mathematical modeling to the analysis of the electrical processes
  • Addresses pulse-width modulation, power quality control, and multilevel, modular, and multicell power converter topologies
  • Discusses line-commutated and resonant converters, as well as inverters and AC converters based on completely controllable switches
  • Explores cutting-edge applications of power electronics, including renewable energy production and storage, fuel cells, and electric drives

Power Electronics Basics: Operating Principles, Design, Formulas, and Applications supplies graduate students, industry professionals, researchers, and academics with a solid understanding of the underlying theory, while offering an overview of the latest achievements and development prospects in the power electronics industry.


"… valuable to every undergraduate or graduate student, practicing engineer or technician, industry professional, researcher, and academic willing to study the broad field of power electronics. It offers a solid background on the underlying theory, while making an overview about the latest trends in converters and control methods of the power electronics industry. The book is also fundamental for power electronics professors and instructors, serving as a textbook for undergraduate classes and as a model for more advanced courses."

—Fernando A. Silva, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, from IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, December 2015

"… a very good manual for engineers and researchers, in which they can find the basic features of power electronics and its advantages and disadvantages. … very useful. … imparts readers with the basic knowledge needed for full use of the potential of power electronics. … The authors are qualified experts in the field. … This clear, integrated presentation that calls attention to the main features of power electronics may serve as a good tool in power electronics instruction."

—Vadim Utkin, IEEE Fellow and Professor, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, from Russian Electrical Engineering, 2015

"… a great handbook of power electronics. It contains a deeply comprehensive and up-to-date overview of both the building blocks and the converter topologies. The book is unique in linking its main power electronics part to particular control methods as well as to particular applications. This approach helps anybody not directly experienced in this field to understand power electronics in the context of its typical use. The control engineers then can better understand specialties and limitation of particular control methods regarding power switches. Finally, for university students, this book also shall be a signpost referring additional topics that cannot be the subject of ordinary instruction for time reasons, and it shall convey to students the overall picture."

—Stanislav Flígl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

"Readers will understand the logical configuration of power electronics … because the basic theory is explained in detail, and then performances of converters and inverters are shown based on this basic knowledge."

—Fujio Kurokawa, Nagasaki University, Japan

"…All aspects related with Power Electronics are presented in a concise and succinct way by covering a broad region of topics of this interdisciplinary subject , which results of the intersection of Circuit and Control Theory , with Power Semiconductor Devices and Magnetics … the strength of the book lies in its synthesis capacity to describe the main characteristics of power semiconductors and control techniques."

—Luis Martinez-Salamero, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts and Terms in Power Electronics

Conversion of Electrical Energy: Classification of Converters

Output Parameters and Characteristics of Converters

Influence of Converters on the Grid

Basic Converter Parameters

AC and DC Filters


Semiconductor Power Switches and Passive Components


Power Diodes

Power Bipolar Transistors


Switched Thyristors

Field Transistors


Switch Modules

Power Assemblies

Applications of Power Switches

Cooling Systems for Semiconductor Power Devices

Promising Developments in Power Electronics

Control of Semiconductor Power Switches

Passive Components


Control of Power Electronic Devices

Mathematical Models

Analysis of the Electrical Processes in Power Electronic Devices

Control Methods

Newton’s Binomial Formula

Solution of Differential Equations


Line-Commutated Converters



Grid-Tie Inverters

Direct Frequency Converters (Cycloconverters)

AC Voltage Regulators Based on Thyristors


Conversion from Direct Current to Direct Current

Introduction: Continuous Stabilizers

Basic DC Voltage Regulators

Voltage Regulators with Transformer Uncoupling of the Input and Output Circuits

Multiquadrant Direct-Current Converters

Thyristor-Capacitor Regulators with Dosed Energy Supply to the Load


Inverters and AC Converters Based on Completely Controllable Switches

Voltage Inverters

Current Inverters

AC Converters

Frequency Converters


Pulse-Width Modulation and Power Quality Control

Basic Principles of Pulse-Width Modulation

PWM Techniques in Inverters

Power Quality Control on the Basis of PWM Converters

Basic Control Systems of AC-DC Converters with PWM


Resonant Converters


Converters with a Load in Resonant Circuit

Quasi-Resonant Converters


Multilevel, Modular, and Multicell Converter Topologies


Parallel Connection of Rectifiers and DC-DC Converters

Parallel Connection of Inverters

Voltage Multipliers and Voltage Dividers Based on Capacitor-Diode Cells

Multilevel Converter Structures


Applications of Power Electronics

Improving of the Efficiency of Power Supply

Electric Drives

Engineering Applications


About the Authors

Yuriy Rozanov earned a Dipl.-Eng in electromechanical engineering and Ph.D in science and technical science from the National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute," Russia, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Apparatus. Previously, Dr. Rozanov served as the head of the same department and worked in the electrical industry in various positions ranging from engineer to deputy chief designer. He has authored seven books and more than 160 articles and 24 patents, been awarded the prestigious title of Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, and won the Government of the Russian Federation Award in the fields of science (2001) and education (2005). He is an IEEE fellow and a chairman of the IEEE Russian Chapter PEL/PES/IES/IAS, as well as editor-in-chief of Russian Electrical Engineering.

Sergey Ryvkin graduated with high honors as an engineer from the Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), earned his Ph.D from the Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences (ICS RAS), Moscow, and was awarded a D.Sc from the Supreme Certifying Commission of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, Moscow. He is currently a professor at the National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute," Russia, and a main researcher at the ICS RAS. Dr. Ryvkin holds six patents and has published seven books and more than 130 technical papers. He is an IEEE senior member, full member of the Russian Academy of Electrotechnical Sciences and the Power Electronics and Motion Control Council, deputy editor-in-chief of Russian Electrical Engineering, and editorial board member of several international journals.

Evgeny Chaplygin graduated from the National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute" (MPEI), Russia, and was awarded a Ph.D in power electronics. He is currently a professor in the Department of Industrial Electronics at MPEI, where he has supervised 11 students toward their master’s degrees. Dr. Chaplygin has patented 70 inventions and published three books and more than 100 papers. He is a member of the Academic Council of the Institute of Radio Electronics of MPEI and a member of the editorial board of the journal Russian Electrical Engineering. His areas of interest include modeling power electronic devices, improving energy-matter currency converters and mains, and increasing the quality of electricity through power electronics.

Pavel Voronin earned a Dipl.-Eng in electrical engineering and a Ph.D in power electronics from the National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute," Russia, where he is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Electronics. He previously worked as an assistant in the same department. He has published more than 70 papers, two books, and 31 patents in the field of power electronics. His areas of interest include power converters, multilevel inverters, soft-switching circuits, and computer simulations of power electronic devices.

Subject Categories

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