Power Electronics Design

1st Edition

A Practitioner's Guide

Authors: Keith Sueker
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750679275
eBook ISBN: 9780080459929
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 9th August 2005
Page Count: 272
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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 Preface

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 7.1


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About the Author

Keith Sueker

Affiliations and Expertise

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