Power electronics, which is a rapidly growing area in terms of research and applications, uses modern electronics technology to convert electric power from one form to another, such as ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac, and ac-ac with a variable output magnitude and frequency. It has many applications in our every day life such as air-conditioners, electric cars, sub-way trains, motor drives, renewable energy sources and power supplies for computers. This book covers all aspects of switching devices, converter circuit topologies, control techniques, analytical methods and some examples of their applications.

Designed to appeal to a new generation of engineering professionals, Power Electronics Handbook, 3rd Edition features four new chapters covering renewable energy, energy transmission, energy storage, as well as an introduction to Distributed and Cogeneration (DCG) technology, including gas turbines, gensets, microturbines, wind turbines, variable speed generators, photovoltaics and fuel cells, has been gaining momentum for quite some time now.smart grid technology. With this book readers should be able to provide technical design leadership on assigned power electronics design projects and lead the design from the concept to production involving significant scope and complexity.


Power Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Industrial Engineers


Published: December 2010

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-382036-5


  • Preface,

    Chapter 1 - Introduction

    Chapter 2 - The power diode

    Chapter 3 - Power bipolar transistors

    Chapter 4 - The power MOSFET

    Chapter 5 - Insulated gate bipolar transistor

    Chapter 6 - Thyristors

    Chapter 7 - Gate turn-off thyristors

    Chapter 8 - MOS Controlled Thyristors (MCTs),

    Chapter 9 - Static induction devices

    Chapter 10 - Diode rectifiers

    Chapter 11 - Single-phase controlled rectifiers

    Chapter 12 - Three-Phase controlled rectifiers

    Chapter 13 - DC-DC converters

    Chapter 14 - DC/DC conversion technique and twelve series luo-converters

    Chapter 15 - Inverters

    Chapter 16 - Resonant and soft-switching converters

    Chapter 17 - Multilevel power converters

    Chapter 18 - AC-AC converters

    Chapter 19 - Power factor correction circuits

    Chapter 20 - Gate drive circuitry for power converters

    Chapter 21 - Power electronics in capacitor charging applications

    Chapter 22 - Electronic ballasts,

    Chapter 23 - Power supplies,

    Chapter 24 - Uninterruptible power supplies,

    Chapter 25 - Automotive applications of power electronics

    Chapter 26 - Solar power conversion,

    Chapter 27 - Power electronics for renewable energy sources,

    Chapter 28 - Fuel-cell power electronics for distributed generation,

    Chapter 29 - Wind turbine applications

    Chapter 30 - HVDC transmission

    Chapter 31 - Flexible AC transmission systems, ,

    Chapter 32 - Drives types and Specifications,

    Chapter 33 - Motor drives,

    Chapter 34 - Control methods for switching power converters

    Chapter 35 - Fuzzy logic in electric drives

    Chapter 36 - Artificial neural network applications in power electronics and electrical drives

    Chapter 37 - DSP-based control of variable speed drives

    Chapter 38 - Power quality

    Chapter 39 - Active filters

    Chapter 40 - EMI Effects of power converters,

    Chapter 41 - Computer simulation of power electronics and motor drives

    Chapter 42 - Packaging and smart power systems

    Chapter 43-Renewable Energy Sources

    Chapter 44- Renewable Energy Storage

    Chapter 45- Renewable Electric Power Transmission

    Chapter 46- Distributed and Cogeneration


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