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Power Electronics and Motor Drives

1st Edition

Edited by Bogdan M. Wilamowski, J. David Irwin

CRC Press

1,015 pages | 790 B/W Illus.

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The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Second Edition combines traditional and newer, more specialized knowledge that will help industrial electronics engineers develop practical solutions for the design and implementation of high-power applications. Embracing the broad technological scope of the field, this collection explores fundamental areas, including analog and digital circuits, electronics, electromagnetic machines, signal processing, and industrial control and communications systems. It also facilitates the use of intelligent systems—such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary methods—in terms of a hierarchical structure that makes factory control and supervision more efficient by addressing the needs of all production components.

Enhancing its value, this fully updated collection presents research and global trends as published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Journal, one of the largest and most respected publications in the field. Power Electronics and Motor Drives facilitates a necessary shift from low-power electronics to the high-power varieties used to control electromechanical systems and other industrial applications.

This volume of the handbook:

  • Focuses on special high-power semiconductor devices
  • Describes various electrical machines and motors, their principles of operation, and their limitations
  • Covers power conversion and the high-efficiency devices that perform the necessary switchover between AC and DC
  • Explores very specialized electronic circuits for the efficient control of electric motors
  • Details other applications of power electronics, aside from electric motors—including lighting, renewable energy conversion, and automotive electronics
  • Addresses power electronics used in very-high-power electrical systems to transmit energy

Other volumes in the set:


This text features specialized knowledge that will allow industrial electronics engineers to develop practical design solutions and implement high-power applications. … the book contains a great deal of information on a wide range of areas in power electronics … . Electrical engineers, especially power electronics engineers, interested in learning the technical details about motor drives will benefit from this book. It also contains up-to-date practical information for those wanting to learn about the most active areas using power electronics today.

IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, March/April 2012

Table of Contents

Semiconductor Devices

Electronic Devices for Power Switching

Electrical Machines

AC machines windings

Multiphase AC machines

Induction Machines

Permanent Magnet Machines

Permanent magnet synchronous machines

Switched reluctance machines

Thermal effects

Noise and vibrations of Electrical Rotating Machines

Torque Harmonics


Three phase AC-DC converters

The Three-Phase/Switch/Level PWM Boost Rectifier

DC-DC converters

DC-AC Converters

AC/AC Converters

Fundamentals of AC-DC-AC Converters Control and Applications

Power Supplies

Uninterruptible power supplies

Recent Trends in Multilevel Inverter

Resonant Converters

Motor Drives

Control of Converter-Fed Induction Motor Drives

Double Fed Induction Machine Drives

Standalone Double Fed Induction Generator

FOC - Field Oriented Control

Adaptive Control of Electrical Drives

Drive Systems with Resilient Couplings

Multiscalar Model Based Control Systems for AC Machines

Power Electronic Applications

Sustainable lighting technology

General Photo-Electro-Thermal Theory & Its Implications for Light Emitting Diode Systems

Solar Power Conversion

Automotive Electronics --- Battery Electronics for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Electrical loads in Automotive Systems

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Power Systems

Three-phase Electric Power Systems

Contactless Energy Transfer

Smart Energy Distribution

Flexible AC Transmission Systems

Active Filtering Techniques for Power Quality Improvement

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General