Power Electronics Design

Power Electronics Design

A Practitioner's Guide

1st Edition - August 9, 2005

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  • Author: Keith Sueker
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080459929

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This book serves as an invaluable reference to Power Electronics Design, covering the application of high-power semiconductor technology to large motor drives, power supplies, power conversion equipment, electric utility auxiliaries and numerous other applications.Design engineers, design drafters and technicians in the power electronics industry, as well as students studying power electronics in various contexts, will benefit from Keith Sueker’s decades of experience in the industry. With this experience, the author has put the overall power electronics design process in the context of primary electronic components and the many associated components required for a system. The seeming complexity of power electronics design is made transparent with Keith Sueker’s simple, direct language and a minimum reliance on mathematics. Readers will come away with a wealth of practical design information that has hundreds of explanatory diagrams to support it, having also seen many examples of potential pitfalls in the design process.

Key Features

* A down-to-earth approach, free of complex jargon and esoteric information.

* Over 200 illustrations to clarify discussion points.

* Examples of costly design goofs will provide invaluable cautionary advice.


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

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

Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
    List of Tables

    Chapter 1: Electric Power
    1.1 AC versus DC
    1.2 Pivotal Inventions
    1.3 Generation
    1.4 Electric Traction
    1.5 Electric Utilities
    1.6 In-Plant Distribution
    1.7 Emergency Power

    Chapter 2: Power Apparatus
    2.1 Switchgear
    2.2 Surge Suppression
    2.3 Conductors
    2.4 Capacitors
    2.5 Resistors
    2.6 Fuses
    2.7 Supply Voltages
    2.8 Enclosures
    2.9 Hipot, Corona, and BIL
    2.10 Spacings
    2.11 Metal Oxide Varistors
    2.12 Protective Relays

    Chapter 3: Analytical Tools
    3.1 Symmetrical Components
    3.2 Per Unit Constants
    3.3 Circuit Simulation
    3.4 Circuit Simulation Notes
    3.5 Simulation Software

    Chapter 4: Feedback Control Systems
    4.1 Basics
    4.2 Amplitude Responses
    4.3 Phase Responses
    4.4 PID Regulators
    4.5 Nested Control Loops

    Chapter 5: Transients
    5.1 Line Disturbances
    5.2 Circuit Transients
    5.3 Electromagnetic Interference

    Chapter 6: Traveling Waves
    6.1 Basics
    6.2 Transient Effects
    6.3 Mitigating Measure

    Chapter 7: Transformers and Reactors
    7.1 Transformer Basics
    7.2 Construction
    7.3 Insulation Systems
    7.4 Basic Insulation Level
    7.5 Eddy Current Effects
    7.6 Interphase Transformers
    7.7 Transformer Connections
    7.8 Reactors
    7.9 Units
    7.10 Cooling
    7.11 Instrument Transformers

    Chapter 8: Rotating Machines
    8.1 Direct Current Machines
    8.2 Synchronous Machines
    8.3 Induction (Asynchronous) Machines
    8.4 NEMA Designs
    8.5 Frame Types
    8.6 Linear Motors

    Chapter 9: Rectifiers and Converters
    9.1 Early Rectifiers
    9.2 Mercury Vapor Rectifiers
    9.3 Silicon Diodes – The Semiconductor Age
    9.4 Rectifier Circuits – Single-Phase
    9.5 Rectifier Circuits – Multiphase
    9.6 Commutation

    Chapter 10: Phase Control
    10.1 The SCR
    10.2 Forward Drop
    10.3 SCR Circuits – AC Switches
    10.4 SCR Motor Starters
    10.5 SCR Converters
    10.6 Inversion
    10.7 Gate Drive Circuits
    10.8 Power to the Gates
    10.9 SCR Autotapchangers
    10.10 SCR DC Motor Drives
    10.11 SCR AC Motor Drives
    10.12 Cycloconverters

    Chapter 11: Series and Parallel Operation
    11.1 Voltage Sharing
    11.2 Current Sharing
    11.3 Forced Sharing

    Chapter 12: Pulsed Converters
    12.1 Protective Devices
    12.2 Transformers
    12.3 SCRs

    Chapter 13: Switchmode Systems
    13.1 Pulse Width Modulation
    13.2 Choppers
    13.3 Boost Converters
    13.4 The “H” Bridge
    13.5 High-Frequency Operation
    13.6 Harmonic Injection
    13.7 Series Bridges

    Chapter 14: Power Factor and Harmonics
    14.1 Power Factor
    14.2 Harmonics
    14.3 Fourier Transforms
    14.4 Interactions with the Utility
    14.5 Telephone Influence Factor
    14.6 Distortion Limits
    14.7 Zero-Switching

    Chapter 15: Thermal Considerations
    15.1 Heat and Heat Transfer
    15.2 Air Cooling
    15.3 Water Cooling
    15.4 Device Cooling
    15.5 Semiconductor Mounting

    Chapter 16: Power Electronics Applications
    16.1 Motor Drives and SCR Starters
    16.2 Glass Industry
    16.3 Foundry Operations
    16.4 Plasma Arcs and Arc Furnaces
    16.5 Electrochemical Supplies
    16.6 Cycloconverters
    16.7 Extremely Low-Frequency Communications
    16.8 Superconducting Magnet Energy Storage
    16.9 600-kW Opamp
    16.10 Ozone Generators
    16.11 Semiconductor Silicon
    16.12 VAR Compensators
    16.13 Induction Furnace Switch
    16.14 Tokamaks
    16.15 Multi-tap Switching

    Appendix A: Converter Equations
    Appendix B: Lifting Forces
    Appendix C: Commutation Notches and THDv
    Appendix D: Capacitor Ratings
    Appendix E: Rogowski Coils
    Appendix F: Foreign Technical Words
    Appendix G: Aqueous Glycol Solutions
    Appendix H: Harmonic Cancellation with Phase Shifting
    Appendix I: Neutral Currents with Nonsinusoidal Loads

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2005
  • Published: August 9, 2005
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080459929

About the Author

Keith Sueker

Affiliations and Expertise

Engineering Consultant, Robicon Corp., Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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