Power Electronics Handbook - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780120884797, 9780080467658

Power Electronics Handbook

2nd Edition

Devices, Circuits and Applications

Authors: Muhammad Rashid
eBook ISBN: 9780080467658
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th November 2006
Page Count: 1192
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Power Diode; Thyristors; Gate Turn-Off Thyristors (GTOs; Power Bipolar Transistors (BJTs; Power MOSFET; Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor; MOS Controlled Thyristors (MCTs); Static Induction Device; Diode Rectifiers; Single-Phase Controlled Rectifiers; Three-Phase Controlled Rectifiers; DC-DC Converters; Inverters; Resonant And Soft-Switching Converters; AC-AC Converters; Multi-Level Converters (40 pages);DC/DC Conversion Technique and Nine Series Luo-Converters (NEW); Gate Drive Circuits; Control Methods For Power Converters; Power Supplies;Electronic Ballasts;Power Electronics In Capacitor Charging Applications;Power Electronics For Renewable Energy Sources; Wind Energy(NEW); HVDC Transmission; VAR Compensation; Hybrid Power Generation (NEW); Flexible AC Transmissions (NEW); Drives Types And Specifications; Motor Drives; Sensorless Vector And Direct-Torque-Controlled Drives; Fuzzy Logic In Electric Drives;Power Electronics In Automotive Electrical Systems; Power Quality; Power Quality AC–DC Converters (NEW); Active Filters; Computer Simulation Of Power Electronics And Motor Drives; Packaging And Smart Power Systems.


Power electronics, which is a rapidly growing area in terms of research and applications, uses modern electronics technology to convert electric power from one form to another, such as ac-dc, dc-dc, dc-ac, and ac-ac with a variable output magnitude and frequency. Power electronics has many applications in our every day life such as air-conditioners, electric cars, sub-way trains, motor drives, renewable energy sources and power supplies for computers. This book covers all aspects of switching devices, converter circuit topologies, control techniques, analytical methods and some examples of their applications.

Key Features

  • 25% new content
  • Reorganized and revised into 8 sections comprising 43 chapters
  • Coverage of numerous applications, including uninterruptable power supplies and automotive electrical systems
  • New content in power generation and distribution, including solar power, fuel cells, wind turbines, and flexible transmission


Practicing electrical engineers involved in operation, design and analysis of power electronics equipment and motor drives; students in electrical and systems engineering, focused on power electronics.


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About the Authors

Muhammad Rashid Author

Muhammad H. Rashid is employed by the Florida Polytechnic University as a Professor of Electrical Engineering. Previously he was employed by the University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida as a professor of electrical and computer engineering. He was also employed by the University of Florida as Professor and Director of UF/UWF Joint Program. Rashid received B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Birmingham in UK. Previously, he worked as Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Chair of the Engineering Department at Indiana University- Purdue University at Fort Wayne. Also, he worked as Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), Professor of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University Calumet, and Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering at King Fahd university of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), as a design and development engineer with Brush Electrical Machines Ltd. (England, UK), a Research Engineer with Lucas Group Research Centre (England, UK), a Lecturer and Head of Control Engineering Department at the Higher Institute of Electronics (in Libya & Malta). Dr. Rashid is actively involved in teaching, researching, and lecturing in electronics, power electronics, and professional ethics. He has published 22 books listed in the US Library of Congress and more than 160 technical papers. His books are adopted as textbooks all over the world. His book, Power electronics has translations in Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Korean, Italian, Chinese, Persian, and Indian edition. His book, Microelectronics has translations in Spanish in Mexico and in Spain, Italian, and Chinese. He has received many invitations from foreign governments and agencies to give keynote lectures and consult, by foreign uni

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Professor of Electrical Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University