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1st Edition

The Power Electronics Handbook

ISBN 9780849373367
Published November 20, 2001 by CRC Press
664 Pages 200 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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"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