Power Electronics and Motor Drives

Power Electronics and Motor Drives

Advances and Trends

1st Edition - July 28, 2006

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  • Author: Bimal Bose
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080457383
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120884056

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Power electronics is an area of extremely important and rapidly changing technology. Technological advancements in the area contribute to performance improvement and cost reduction, with applications proliferating in industrial, commercial, residential, military and aerospace environments. This book is meant to help engineers operating in all these areas to stay up-to-date on the most recent advances in the field, as well as to be a vehicle for clarifying increasingly complex theories and mathematics. This book will be a cost-effective and convenient way for engineers to get up-to-speed on the latest trends in power electronics. The reader will obtain the same level of informative instruction as they would if attending an IEEE course or a training session, but without ever leaving the office or living room! The author is in an excellent position to offer this instruction as he teaches many such courses.

Key Features

  • Self-learning advanced tutorial, falling between a traditional textbook and a professional reference.
  • Almost every page features either a detailed figure or a bulleted chart, accompanied by clear descriptive explanatory text.


PRIMARY MARKET: Power Electronics Engineers; also, engineers from industrial, environmental and other electrical disciplines that are involved in power electronics applications

SECONDARY MARKET: engineering students and professionals in continuing education training courses

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Power Semiconductor Devices
    Chapter 3: Phase-Controlled Converters and Cycloconverters
    Chapter 4: Voltage-Fed Converters and PWM Techniques
    Chapter 5: Current-Fed Converters
    Chapter 6: AC Machines for Drives
    Chapter 7: Induction Motor Drives – Control and Estimation
    Chapter 8: Synchronous Motor Drives – Control and Estimation
    Chapter 9: Microprocessor/DSP Principles and Applications
    Chapter 10: Fuzzy Logic Principles and Applications
    Chapter 11: Neural Network Principles and Applications
    Chapter 12: Discussion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 934
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: July 28, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080457383
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120884056

About the Author

Bimal Bose

Bimal Bose
Dr. Bimal K. Bose (Life Fellow, IEEE) is currently Emeritus Professor in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he has been Endowed Chair Professor (Condra Chair of Excellence) from 1987-2003. Prior to this, he was a research engineer at General Electric Corporate Research and Development (now GE Global Research Center), and faculty member at various universities. He has authored or edited eight books, published more than 200 papers, and holds 21 U.S. patents. He is a recipient of a number of awards and honors that include the IEEE Power Electronics Society William E. Newell Award and the IEEE Millennium Medal. He is Member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA

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  • engalaa84 Sat Feb 13 2021

    Excellent Power Electronics Book

    This book is very well written and easy to follow. It is an excellent reference for power electronics engineers as well as teaching. It covers almost all aspects of power electronics including thyristors based converters for DC motor speed control, DC power supplies, and uninterruptible power supply. It also discusses modular multi-level converters and the importance of these type of converters on the integration of renewable energy sources into the electric grid, and HVDC systems. It also provides useful information about power semiconductor devices along with their applications. I really enjoyed the last chapter of this book, which was introduced in a question-answer format.