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

Power Electronics Handbook

2nd Edition

Devices, Circuits and Applications

Authors: Muhammad Rashid
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120884797
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

Dr. Rashid is an internationally recognized teacher, author, and researcher in Power and Energy. He is a registered professional engineer in Canada, a Fellow of the IEE, and has won the IEEE Outstanding Engineer award. Rashid is also a member of the U.S. engineering accreditation team, ABET.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University