Control of Power Electronic Converters and Systems

Control of Power Electronic Converters and Systems

Volume 2

1st Edition - April 27, 2018

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  • Editor: Frede Blaabjerg
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128161685
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128161364

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Control of Power Electronic Converters, Volume Two gives the theory behind power electronic converter control and discusses the operation, modelling and control of basic converters. The main components of power electronics systems that produce a desired effect (energy conversion, robot motion, etc.) by controlling system variables (voltages and currents) are thoroughly covered. Both small (mobile phones, computer power supplies) and very large systems (trains, wind turbines, high voltage power lines) and their power ranges, from the Watt to the Gigawatt, are presented and explored. Users will find a focused resource on how to apply innovative control techniques for power converters and drives.

Key Features

  • Discusses different applications and their control
  • Explains the most important controller design methods, both in analog and digital
  • Describes different, but important, applications that can be used in future industrial products
  • Covers voltage source converters in significant detail
  • Demonstrates applications across a much broader context


Electrical, mechanical, mechatronic, and control engineers, who are working on the design and control of power electronic equipment

Table of Contents

  • Topic 4 Power System and Quality
    13. Active rectifiers and their control
    14. Power Converters for power Quality improvement
    15. Voltage source converter for large scale power system control
    16. Current Source Converters and their control
    17. MMC converter and its control
    18. Micro-grid control
    19. Control of smart grid architecture

    Topic 5 Appliances
    20. Control of single-phase motors for appliances
    21. Induction heating

    Topic 6 Mobility
    22. Wireless power transfer
    23. Power Electronic systems and control in automobile
    24. Power Electronics systems in airplanes
    25. Power Electronics systems in satellites

    Topic 7 Advanced features in control of power converters
    26. Thermal loading minimization control in power converters
    27. Robust design and control of power converters
    28. Adaptive control of power converter and systems
    29. Modern control architecture and implementation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 532
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: April 27, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128161685
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128161364

About the Editor

Frede Blaabjerg

Frede Blaabjerg was with ABB‐Scandia, Randers, Denmark, from 1987 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he was a Ph.D. Student with Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. He became an Assistant Professor in 1992, Associate Professor in 1996, and Full Professor of power electronics and drives in 1998. His current research interests include power electronics and its applications such as in wind turbines, PV systems, reliability, harmonics and adjustable speed drives. He has received 17 IEEE Prize Paper Awards, the IEEE PELS Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the EPE‐PEMC Council Award in 2010, the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award 2014 and the Villum Kann Rasmussen Research Award 2014. He was an Editor‐in‐Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS from 2006 to 2012. He is nominated in 2014 and 2015 by Thomson Reuters to be among the most 250 cited researchers in Engineering in the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Energy Technology, The Faculty of Engineering Science, Aalborg University, Denmark

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  • Richard A. Thu Oct 13 2022

    Whole series is good

    The series bridges nicely between a graduate textbook level explanation of topics, and an academic review of the state of the art, with the later books in the series revisiting topics 5 years later and offering the latest take. I would expect these books to be tough as a first viewing of a topic, although youtube can fill in those blanks pretty well these days. Overall however I find them all well edited and cohesive, and from a 3 phase systems pov, rather invaluable and unique in the combination of breadth and depth. The one caution I have is that if you want a good reference set, you would be hard pressed to not have to order the entire set as the topics come up in all 3 books- perhaps this is intended!

  • haoxinyang Mon Jul 29 2019

    A Professional Book

    A Professional Book