Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports, Volume 1

Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports, Volume 1

Synthetic Methodology to Converters and Components Technology

1st Edition - March 25, 2015

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  • Author: Nicolas Patin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081004593

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Power electronics is based on the switching operating mode of semiconductor components. On this basis, the concepts of type (voltage or current) and reversibility of interconnected sources make it possible to apply a methodology for the synthesis of various types of converters.Here the author presents the major types of components available, always from a user’s point of view, with the gate drive/fire control and other auxiliary circuits that are required for their proper functioning (snubbers, for example). The different passive components (capacitors, coils and transformers) are discussed, as well as printed circuit technology, especially in the aspect of their design.This book also focuses on the importance of packaging by reviewing the electrical representation of components’ thermal models and the currently available electronics’ cooling technologies. Modeling is discussed, as well as different technological aspects used in the engineering design of an electronic power converter, useful for obtaining satisfactory performance and reliability.

Key Features

  • Presenting the essential notions in power electronics from both the theoretical and technological perspectives
  • Dedicated chapters with a focus on connection rules, reversibility and impact choices of switches for converter synthesis
  • Presented from a user's perspective to enable you to apply the theory of power electronics to practical applications


Practicing electronics and power electronics engineers; undergraduates or academics in the field of electronic engineering

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Introduction
      • I.1 Generic structure of an industrial variable-speed drive
      • I.2 Specificities of power electronics
      • I.3 Families of converters
    • 1. Theoretical Tools and Active Components for Power Electronics
      • Abstract
      • 1.1 Electrical circuits and power electronics
      • 1.2 Real components
      • 1.3 Converter synthesis
      • 1.4 Analysis of a three-phase industrial variable speed drive
      • 1.5 Study framework for converters
    • 2. Thermics, Packaging and Power Component Technologies
      • Abstract
      • 2.1 Losses in real components
      • 2.2 Semiconductors in power electronics
      • 2.3 Packaging of power electronics components
      • 2.4 Thermal modeling of components
      • 2.5 Choosing a heat sink
      • 2.6 Other types of cooling
    • 3. Auxiliary Converter Circuits
      • Abstract
      • 3.1 Gate control in MOSFET and IGBT transistors
      • 3.2 Snubbers
      • 3.3 Firing control of current switches
    • 4. Passive Components – Technologies and Dimensioning
      • Abstract
      • 4.1 Capacitors
      • 4.2 Inductances
      • 4.3 Coupled transformers and inductors
    • 5. Designing Printed Power Circuits
      • Abstract
      • 5.1 Classic printed circuits
      • 5.2 Alternatives to the classic PCB
      • 5.3 PCB assembly
      • 5.4 Additional information
    • Appendix: Formulas for Electrical Engineering and Electromagnetism
      • A.1 Sinusoidal quantities
      • A.2 General characteristics of signals in electrical engineering
      • A.3 Energy and power
      • A.4 Mathematics for electromagnetism
    • Bibliography
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © ISTE Press - Elsevier 2015
  • Published: March 25, 2015
  • Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081004593

About the Author

Nicolas Patin

Nicolas Patin's research activities are based around PWM inverter circuits (electric and hybrid vehicles) and the aging of electrolytic capacitors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Technology, Compiègne, France

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