1st Edition

The Power Electronics Handbook

Edited By Timothy L. Skvarenina Copyright 2001
    664 Pages 200 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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
    "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