COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
Power Electronics and Motor Drive Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128117989, 9780128118146

Power Electronics and Motor Drive Systems

1st Edition

Author: Stefanos Manias
Paperback ISBN: 9780128117989
eBook ISBN: 9780128118146
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th November 2016
Page Count: 1008
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Power Electronics and Motor Drive Systems is designed to aid electrical engineers, researchers, and students to analyze and address common problems in state-of-the-art power electronics technologies. Author Stefanos Manias supplies a detailed discussion of the theory of power electronics circuits and electronic power conversion technology systems, with common problems and methods of analysis to critically evaluate results.

These theories are reinforced by simulation examples using well-known and widely available software programs, including SPICE, PSIM, and MATLAB/SIMULINK. Manias expertly analyzes power electronic circuits with basic power semiconductor devices, as well as the new power electronic converters. He also clearly and comprehensively provides an analysis of modulation and output voltage, current control techniques, passive and active filtering, and the characteristics and gating circuits of different power semiconductor switches, such as BJTs, IGBTs, MOSFETs, IGCTs, MCTs and GTOs.

Key Features

  • Includes step-by-step analysis of power electronic systems
  • Reinforced by simulation examples using SPICE, PSIM, and MATLAB/SIMULINK
  • Provides 110 common problems and solutions in power electronics technologies


Electrical engineering professionals, researchers and postgraduates. Renewable Energy Engineers, lecturers and PhD students

Table of Contents

1. Power Electronics Technology

  • 1.0. Introduction to Power Electronics Technology
  • 1.1. Synthesis of a Required Voltage Waveform
  • 1.2. Power Electronics Applications
  • 1.3. Introduction to Power Semiconductor Devices

2. Circuits With Switches and Diodes

  • 2.0. Introduction
  • 2.1. Circuit With DC Source and Resistive–Capacitive Load
  • 2.2. Circuit With DC Source and Resistive–Inductive Load
  • 2.3. Circuit With DC Source and Inductive Load
  • 2.4. Circuit With DC Source and R–L–C Load
  • 2.5. Circuit With AC Source and R–L–C Load
  • 2.6. Power Diode
  • 2.7. Single-Phase Half-Wave Diode Rectifier With Resistive Load
  • 2.8. Single-Phase Half-Wave Diode Rectifier With Resistive–Capacitive Load
  • 2.9. Single-Phase Half-Wave Diode Rectifier With R–L Load
  • 2.10. Single-Phase Half-Wave Diode Rectifier With R–L Load and Freewheeling Diode
  • 2.11. Single-Phase Half–Wave Diode Rectifier With R–L–E Load

3. Thyristor and Single-Phase Half-Wave Controlled Rectifier

  • 3.0. Introduction
  • 3.1. Thyristor–Silicon Controlled Rectifier
  • 3.2. Single-Phase Half-Wave Thyristor Rectifier With Resistive Load
  • 3.3. Single-Phase Half-Wave Thyristor Rectifier With Resistive–Inductive Load
  • 3.4. Single-Phase Half-Wave Thyristor Rectifier With Inductive Load
  • 3.5. Single-Phase Half-Wave Thyristor Rectifier With R–L–E Load
  • 3.6. Gate Drive Circuits for Thyristors
  • 3.7. Simulation Examples Using the Power Simulation Software Program

4. Diode Rectifiers

  • 4.0. Introduction
  • 4.1. Single-Phase Full-Wave Diode Rectifier With Center–Tapped Transformer
  • 4.2. Power Components Calculation and Power Quality for Nonlinear Loads
  • 4.3. Single-Phase Full-Bridge Diode Rectifier
  • 4.4. Multiphase Half-Wave Diode Rectifiers
  • 4.5. Three-Phase Bridge Diode Rectifier
  • 4.6. Twelve-Pulse Diode Rectifier
  • 4.7. Commutation Overlap Phenomenon of Diodes
  • 4.8. Simulation Examples Using Power Simulation Software

5. Thyristor-Controlled Rectifiers

  • 5.0. Introduction
  • 5.1. Single-Phase Full-Bridge Fully Controlled Thyristor Rectifier
  • 5.2. Three-Phase Half-Wave Thyristor Rectifier
  • 5.3. Three-Phase Bridge Fully Controlled Thyristor Rectifier
  • 5.4. Asymmetric or Half-Controlled Rectifiers
  • 5.5. Twelve-Pulse Fully Controlled Thyristor Rectifier

6. Inverters (DC–AC Converters)

  • 6.0. Introduction
  • 6.1. Single-Phase Half-Bridge Inverter
  • 6.2. Single-Phase Full-Bridge Inverter
  • 6.3. Output Voltage Control of Single-Phase Inverters
  • 6.4. Three-Phase Voltage Source Inverter
  • 6.5. Multilevel Voltage Source Inverters
  • 6.6. Current Source Inverters
  • 6.7. Selected Harmonic Elimination Technique and SHE-PWM
  • 6.8. Other Pulse Width Modulation Techniques
  • 6.9. P–Q Control of a Three-Phase Voltage Source Inverter

7. DC–DC Converters

  • 7.0. Introduction
  • 7.1. Step-Down or Buck Converter
  • 7.2. Step-Up or Boost Converter
  • 7.3. Buck–Boost (Step-Down–Step-Up) DC–DC Converter
  • 7.4. Output Voltage Control of DC–DC Converters Using Pulse Width Modulation Technique
  • 7.5. Switched–Mode Power Supplies
  • 7.6. State–Space Representation of DC–DC Converters
  • 7.7. Discrete State Equations of Boost and Buck Converters
  • 7.8. Simplified Circuits and Approximate Transfer Functions of Boost and Buck Converters
  • 7.9. Boost and Buck Converter Simulation Using SPICE and MATLAB/Simulink Software
  • 7.10. Switching Power Losses of a Power Semiconductor Switch and Electromagnetic Interference
  • 7.11. Resonant DC–DC Converters

8. AC Voltage Controllers and Thyristor-Based Static VAR Compensators

  • 8.0. Introduction
  • 8.1. Single-Phase AC Voltage Thyristor Controller With Resistive Load
  • 8.2. Single-Phase AC Voltage Controller With Resistive–Inductive Load
  • 8.3. Three-Phase AC Voltage Thyristor Controller
  • 8.4. Thyristor-Based Static VAR Compensators
  • 8.5. Triode for Alternate Current

9. PWM or Switched Mode Rectifiers

  • 9.0. Introduction
  • 9.1. Single-Phase Boost Pulse Width Modulation Rectifier
  • 9.2. Three-Phase Pulse Width Modulation or Boost Pulse Width Modulation Rectifier
  • 9.3. Single-Phase Full-Bridge Regenerative Pulse Width Modulation Rectifier
  • 9.4. Multilevel Regenerative Pulse Width Modulation Rectifiers

10. Fully Controlled Semiconductor Devices

  • 10.0. Introduction
  • 10.1. Power Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT)
  • 10.2. Power Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET)
  • 10.3. Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT)
  • 10.4. Gate Turn-Off Thyristor (GTO)
  • 10.5. MOS-Controlled Thyristor (MCT)
  • 10.6. Gate Commutated Thyristor (GCT) and Integrated Gate Commutated Thyristor (IGCT)
  • 10.7. Silicon Carbide Technology for Power Semiconductor Construction
  • 10.8. Mount Package Types of Semiconductor Devices and Types of Heat Sinks
  • 10.9. Protection Circuits (Snubbers) for Power Semiconductor Devices

11. Passive and Active Filters

  • 11.0. Introduction
  • 11.1. Buck Converter Input Passive Filter Design
  • 11.2. Inverter Output Passive Filter Design
  • 11.3. Inverter Input Passive Filter Design
  • 11.4. Passive Filters for Current Harmonics Elimination
  • 11.5. Active Filters

12. Introduction to Motor Drive Systems

  • 12.0. Introduction
  • 12.1. Electric Motor Drive Systems
  • 12.2. DC Motor Drive Systems
  • 12.3. AC Motor Drive Systems
  • 12.4. Asynchronous or Induction Motors
  • 12.5. Synchronous Motor Drive Systems
  • 12.6. Conclusions


No. of pages:
© Academic Press 2016
8th November 2016
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
eBook ISBN:

About the Author

Stefanos Manias

Dr. Manias is an IEEE Fellow and the Chapter Chairman of IEEE Greece section of the joint societies IAS-PELS-IES. His research interests include Power Electronics conversion topologies, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and motor drive systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Electric Machines and Power Electronics Laboratory, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Ratings and Reviews