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The Power Electronics Handbook

1st Edition

Edited by Timothy L. Skvarenina

CRC Press

664 pages | 200 B/W Illus.

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Less expensive, lighter, and smaller than its electromechanical counterparts, power electronics lie at the very heart of controlling and converting electric energy, which in turn lies at the heart of making that energy useful. From household appliances to space-faring vehicles, the applications of power electronics are virtually limitless.

Until now, however, the same could not be said for access to up-to-date reference books devoted to power electronics. Written by engineers for engineers, The Power Electronics Handbook covers the full range of relevant topics, from basic principles to cutting-edge applications. Compiled from contributions by an international panel of experts and full of illustrations, this is not a theoretical tome, but a practical and enlightening presentation of the usefulness and variety of technologies that encompass the field.

For modern and emerging applications, power electronic devices and systems must be small, efficient, lightweight, controllable, reliable, and economical. The Power Electronics Handbook is your key to understanding those devices, incorporating them into controllable circuits, and implementing those systems into applications from virtually every area of electrical engineering.


"This good resource includes individual authors who have familiar names and good reputations in the industry. This selection of topics is excellent with regard to devices and applications. Editor Skvarenina wisely has included the latest description of advanced motor and power control applications, offering this volume some staying power as a reference, as new technology and applications continue to emerge. Most of material is written at the upper academic level and would probably better satisfy the research or development engineer…"

- CHOICE, September 2002

Table of Contents




Schottky Diodes


Bipolar Junction Transistors


Gate Turn-Off Thyristors



Comparison Testing of Switches


DC-CD Converters


Buck Converters

Boost Converters

Cuk Converters

Buck-Boost Converters

AC-AC Conversion


Matrix Converters


Uncontrolled Single-Phase

Uncontrolled and Controlled Rectifiers

Three-Phase Pulse-Width-Modulated Boost-Type Rectifiers


DC-AC Conversion

Resonant Converters

Series-Resonant Inverters

Resonant DC-Link Inverters

Auxiliary Resonant Commutated Pole Inverters

Multilevel Converters

Multilevel Voltage Source Modulation

Fundamental Multilevel Converter Topologies

Cascaded Multilevel Converter Topologies

Multilevel Converter Laboratory Examples

Modulation Strategies

Six Step Modulation

Pulse Widrth Modulation

Third Harmonic Injection for Voltage Boost of SPWM Signals

Generation of PWM Signals Using Microcontrollers and DSPs

Voltage-Source-Based Current Regulation

Hysteresis Feedback Control

Sliding Mode Control of Switched Mode Power Supplies

Introduction to Sliding-Mode Control

Basics of Sliding-Mode Theory

Application of Sliding-Mode Control to DC-DC Converters-Basic Principle

Sliding=Mode Control of Buck DC-DC Coverters

Extension to Boost and Buck-Boost DC-DC Converters

Extension to Cuk and SEPIC DC-DC Converters

General-Purpose Sliding-Mode Control Implementation


DC Motor Drives

DC Motor Basics

DC Speed Control

DC Derive Basics

Transistor PWM DC Drives

SCR DC Drives

AC Machines Controlled as DC Machines

Moachine Construction

Motor Characteristics

Power Electronic Converter

Position Sension

Pulsating Torque Components

Torque-Speed Characteristics


Control of Induction Machine Drives

Scalar Induction Machine Control

Vector Control of Induction Machines

Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives

Construction pf PMSM Drive Systems

Simulation and Model

Controlling the PMSM

Advanced Topics in PMSM Drives

Switched Reluctance Machines

SRM Configuration

Basic Principle of Operation


Converter Topologies

Control Strategies

Sensorless Control


Step Motor Drives

Types and Operation of Step Motorsw

Step Motor Models

Control of Step Motors

Servo Drives

DC Drives

Induction Motor Drives

Uninterruptible Power Supplies

UPS Functions

Static UPS Topologies

Rotary UPSs

Alternate AC and DC Sources

Power Quality and Utility Interface Issues

Power Quality Considerations

Passive Harmonic Filters

Active Filters for Power Conditioning

Unity Power Factor Rectification

Photovoltaic Cells and Systems

Solar Cell Fundamentals

Utility Interactive PV Applications

Stand-Alone PV Systems

Flexible, Reliable, Intelligent Electric Energy Delivery Systems

The Concept of FRIENDS

Development of FRIENDS

The Advanced Power Electronic Technologies with QCCs

Significance of FRIENDS

Realization of FRIENDS

Unified Power Flow Controller

Power Flow on a Transmission Line

UPFC Description and Operation

UPFC Modeling

Control Design

Case Study

More-Electric Vehicles


Terrestrial Vehicles

Principles of Magnetics

Nature of a Magnetic Field


Magnetic Flux Density

Magnetic Circuits

Magnetic Field Intensity

Maxwell's Equations


Practical Considerations

Computer Simulation of Power Electronics

Code Qualification and Model Validation

Basic Concepts-Simulation of a Buck Converter

Advanced Techniques-Simulation of a Full-Bridge Converter

About the Series

Industrial Electronics

Learn more…

Subject Categories

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