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

Power Electronics Handbook

3rd Edition

Editors: Muhammad Rashid
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123820365
eBook ISBN: 9780123820372
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th December 2010
Page Count: 1362
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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 now.smart 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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About the Editor

Muhammad Rashid

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