4th Edition

SPICE and LTspice for Power Electronics and Electric Power

By Muhammad H. Rashid Copyright 2025
    500 Pages 515 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Power electronics can be a difficult course for students to understand and for professional professors to teach, simplifying the process for both. LTspice for power electronics and electrical power edition illustrates methods of integrating industry standard LTspice software for design verification and as a theoretical laboratory bench.

    Helpful LTspice software and Program Files Available for Download

    Based on the author Muhammad H Rashid’s considerable experience merging design content and SPICE into a power electronics course, this vastly improved and updated edition focuses on helping readers integrate the LTspice simulator with a minimum amount of time and effort. Giving users a better understanding of the operation of a power electronic circuit, the author explores the transient behavior of current and voltage waveforms for every circuit element at every stage. The book also includes examples of all types of power converters as well as circuits with linear and nonlinear inductors.

     New in this edition:

    ·       changes to run on or OrCAD SPICE, or LTspice IV or higher. 

    ·       Students learning outcomes (SLOs) listed at the start of each chapter.

    ·       Abstracts of chapters

    ·       List the Input side and output side performance parameters of the converters.

    ·       The characteristics of power semiconductors – diodes, BJTs, MOSFETs, and IGBTs.

    ·       Generating PWM and sinusoidal PWM gating signals

    ·       Evaluating the power efficiency of converters

    ·       Monte Carlo Analysis of converters

    ·       Worst Case Analysis of converters

    ·       Nonlinear Transformer Model

    ·       Evaluate User-Defined Electrical Quantities (.MEASURE)

    This book demonstrates techniques of executing power conversion and ensuring the quality of output waveform rather than the accurate modeling of power semiconductor devices. This approach benefits students, enabling them to compare classroom results obtained with simple switch models of devices.

    Assuming no prior assuming no prior knowledge of SPICE, or LTspice simulation, the text provides detailed step-by-step instructions on how to draw a schematic of a circuit, execute simulations, and view or plot the output results. It also includes suggestions for laboratory experiments and design problems that can be used for students’ homework assignments.




    Chapter 1 Introduction
    Chapter 2 Circuit Descriptions
    Chapter 3 Defining Output Variables
    Chapter 4 Voltage and Current Sources
    Chapter 5 Passive Elements
    Chapter 6 Dot Commands
    Chapter 7 Diode Rectifiers
    Chapter 8 Dc-Dc Converters
    Chapter 9 Pulse Width-Modulated Inverters
    Chapter 10 Resonant-Pulse Inverters
    Chapter 11 Controlled Rectifiers
    Chapter 12 AC Voltage Controllers
    Chapter 13 Control Applications
    Chapter 14 Characteristics of Electrical Motors
    Chapter 15 Simulation Errors, Convergence Problems,and Other Difficulties


    Muhammad H. Rashid is employed by the Florida Polytechnic University as a Professor of Electrical Engineering. Previously he worked for the University of West Florida, Pensacola. He was also employed by the University of Florida as Professor and Director of UF/UWF Joint Program. Rashid received B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Birmingham in UK. Previously, he worked as Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Chair of the Engineering Department at Indiana University- Purdue University at Fort Wayne. Also, he worked as Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), Professor of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University Calumet, and Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering at King Fahd university of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), as a design and development engineer with Brush Electrical Machines Ltd. (England, UK), a Research Engineer with Lucas Group Research Centre (England, UK), a Lecturer and Head of Control Engineering Department at the Higher Institute of Electronics (in Libya & Malta).

    Dr. Rashid is actively involved in teaching, researching, and lecturing in electronics, power electronics, and professional ethics. He has published 28 books and more than 160 technical papers. His books are adopted as textbooks all over the world. His book, Power electronics has translations in Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Korean, Italian, Chinese, Persian, and Indian edition. His book, Microelectronics has translations in Spanish in Mexico and in Spain, Italian, and Chinese.

    He has received many invitations from foreign governments and agencies to give keynote lectures and consult, by foreign universities to serve as an external examiner for undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. examinations, by funding agencies to review research proposals, and by U.S. and foreign universities to evaluate promotion cases for professorship. Dr. Rashid has worked as a regular employee or consultant in Canada, Korea, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malta, Libya, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Dr. Rashid has traveled to almost all States in USA and many countries to lecture and present papers (Japan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Libya, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Malta, Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Brazil, and Mexico).

    He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET, UK) and a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, USA). He was elected as an IEEE Fellow with the citation “Leadership in power electronics education and contributions to the analysis and design methodologies of solid-state power converters.” Dr. Rashid is the recipient of the 1991 Outstanding Engineer Award from The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received the 2002 IEEE Educational Activity Award (EAB) Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education with the following citation "for contributions to the design and delivery of continuing education in power electronics and computer-aided-simulation". He is the recipient of the 2008 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award with citation: For his distinguished leadership and dedication to quality undergraduate electrical engineering education, motivating students and publication of outstanding textbooks. He is also the recipient of the IEEE 2013 Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award.

    Dr. Rashid is an ABET program evaluator for electrical and computer engineering (and also from 1995-2000) and was an engineering evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS, USA).  He is also an ABET program evaluator for (general) engineering program. He is the Series Editors of Power Electronics and Applications, and Nanotechnology and Applications with the CRC Press. He serves as the Editorial Advisor of Electric Power and Energy with Elsevier Publishing.  He lectures and conducts workshops on Outcome-Based Education (OBE) and its implementations including assessments. 

    Dr. Rashid is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Education Society and a Regional Speaker (previously Distinguished Lecture) for the IEEE Industrial Applications Society. He also authored a book on “The Process of Outcome-Based Education - Implementation, Assessment and Evaluations”.2012 UiTM Press, Malaysia