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Power Electronics Handbook - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780123820365, 9780123820372

Power Electronics Handbook

3rd Edition

Editor: Muhammad Rashid
eBook ISBN: 9780123820372
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123820365
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th December 2010
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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. It 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.

Designed to appeal to a new generation of engineering professionals, Power Electronics Handbook, 3rd Edition features four new chapters covering renewable energy, energy transmission, energy storage, as well as an introduction to Distributed and Cogeneration (DCG) technology, including gas turbines, gensets, microturbines, wind turbines, variable speed generators, photovoltaics and fuel cells, has been gaining momentum for quite some time grid technology. With this book readers should be able to provide technical design leadership on assigned power electronics design projects and lead the design from the concept to production involving significant scope and complexity.

Key Features

  • Contains 45 chapters covering all aspects of power electronics and its applications
  • Three new chapters now including coverage Energy Sources, Energy Storage and Electric Power Transmission
  • Contributions from more than fifty leading experts spanning twelve different countries


Power Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Industrial Engineers

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - The power diode

Chapter 3 - Power bipolar transistors

Chapter 4 - The power MOSFET

Chapter 5 - Insulated gate bipolar transistor

Chapter 6 – Thyristors

Chapter 7 - Gate turn-off thyristors

Chapter 8 - MOS Controlled Thyristors (MCTs),

Chapter 9 - Static induction devices

Chapter 10 - Diode rectifiers

Chapter 11 - Single-phase controlled rectifiers

Chapter 12 - Three-Phase controlled rectifiers

Chapter 13 - DC-DC converters

Chapter 14 - DC/DC conversion technique and twelve series luo-converters

Chapter 15 - Inverters

Chapter 16 - Resonant and soft-switching converters

Chapter 17 - Multilevel power converters

Chapter 18 - AC-AC converters

Chapter 19 - Power factor correction circuits

Chapter 20 - Gate drive circuitry for power converters

Chapter 21 - Power electronics in capacitor charging applications

Chapter 22 - Electronic ballasts,

Chapter 23 - Power supplies,

Chapter 24 - Uninterruptible power supplies,

Chapter 25 - Automotive applications of power electronics

Chapter 26 - Solar power conversion,

Chapter 27 - Power electronics for renewable energy sources,

Chapter 28 - Fuel-cell power electronics for distributed generation,

Chapter 29 - Wind turbine applications

Chapter 30 - HVDC transmission

Chapter 31 - Flexible AC transmission systems, ,

Chapter 32 - Drives types and Specifications,

Chapter 33 - Motor drives,

Chapter 34 - Control methods for switching power converters

Chapter 35 - Fuzzy logic in electric drives

Chapter 36 - Artificial neural network applications in power electronics and electrical drives

Chapter 37 - DSP-based control of variable speed drives

Chapter 38 - Power quality

Chapter 39 - Active filters

Chapter 40 - EMI Effects of power converters,

Chapter 41 - Computer simulation of power electronics and motor drives

Chapter 42 - Packaging and smart power systems

Chapter 43-Renewable Energy Sources

Chapter 44- Renewable Energy Storage

Chapter 45- Renewable Electric Power Transmission

Chapter 46- Distributed and Cogeneration


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9th December 2010
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About the Editor

Muhammad Rashid

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 universities to serve as an external examiner for undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. examinations, by funding agencies to review research proposals, and by U.S. and foreign universities to evaluate promotion cases for professorship. Dr. Rashid has worked as a regular employee or consultant in Canada, Korea, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malta, Libya, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Dr. Rashid has traveled to almost all States in USA and many countries to lecture and present papers (Japan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Libya, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Malta, Italy, Greece, United Kingdom, Brazil, and Mexico). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET, UK) and a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, USA). He was elected as an IEEE Fellow with the citation “Leadership in power electronics education and contributions to the analysis and design methodologies of solid-state power converters.” Dr. Rashid is the recipient of the 1991 Outstanding Engineer Award from The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received the 2002 IEEE Educational Activity Award (EAB) Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education with the following citation "for contributions to the design and delivery of continuing education in power electronics and computer-aided-simulation". He is the recipient of the 2008 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award with citation: For his distinguished leadership and dedication to quality undergraduate electrical engineering education, motivating students and publication of outstanding textbooks. He is also the recipient of the IEEE 2013 Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr. Rashid is an ABET program evaluator for electrical and computer engineering (and also from 1995-2000) and was an engineering evaluator for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS, USA). He is also an ABET program evaluator for (general) engineering program. He is the Series Editors of Power Electronics and Applications, and Nanotechnology and Applications with the CRC Press. He serves as the Editorial Advisor of Electric Power and Energy with Elsevier Publishing. Also a Series editor of Energy Systems in Electrical Engineering with Springer Publishing. He lectures and conducts workshops on Outcome-Based Education (OBE) and its implementations including assessments. Dr. Rashid is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Education Society and a Regional Speaker (previously Distinguished Lecture) for the IEEE Industrial Applications Society. He also authored a book on “The Process of Outcome-Based Education - Implementation, Assessment and Evaluations”.2012 UiTM Press, Malaysia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University

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