Power Electronics Handbook - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128114070, 9780128114087

Power Electronics Handbook

4th Edition

Editors: Muhammad Rashid
eBook ISBN: 9780128114087
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128114070
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 29th September 2017
Page Count: 1522
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Power Electronics Handbook, Fourth Edition, brings together over 100 years of combined experience in the specialist areas of power engineering to offer a fully revised and updated expert guide to total power solutions. Designed to provide the best technical and most commercially viable solutions available, this handbook undertakes any or all aspects of a project requiring specialist design, installation, commissioning and maintenance services.

Comprising a complete revision throughout and enhanced chapters on semiconductor diodes and transistors and thyristors, this volume includes renewable resource content useful for the new generation of engineering professionals. This market leading reference has new chapters covering electric traction theory and motors and wide band gap (WBG) materials and devices. With this book in hand, engineers will be able to execute design, analysis and evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to the business policies and product/program requirements.

Key Features

  • Includes a list of leading international academic and professional contributors
  • Offers practical concepts and developments for laboratory test plans
  • Includes new technical chapters on electric vehicle charging and traction theory and motors
  • Includes renewable resource content useful for the new generation of engineering professionals


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

Table of Contents


  Philip T. Krein

Section 1: Power Electronics Devices

2. Semiconductor Diodes and Transistors

  Tiago Davi Curi Busarello, M. Godoy Simões and Jose Antenor Pomilio

3. Silicon Controlled Rectifies (Thyristors)

  Tanya Gachovska

4. Static Induction Devices

  Bogdan M. Wilamowski

5. Wide Band-Gap Materials and Power Semiconductor Devices

  Tanya Gachovska and Jerry Hudgins

6. Power Electronic Modules

  Enrico Santi, Soheila Eskandari, Bo Tian and Kang Peng

Section 2: Power Conversion

7. Diode Rectifiers

  Martin Hoi Lam Chow

8. Single-phase Controlled Rectifiers

  Kishore Naik Mude

9. Three-phase Controlled Rectifiers

  Muhammad Rashid

10. DC–DC Converters

  Dariusz Czarkowski

11. Inverters

  Nimrod Vazquez and Joaquin Vaquero

12. Resonant and Soft-switching Converters

  Henry Chung and Ron Hui

13. Multilevel Power Converters

  Leon M. Tolbert and Xiaojie Shi

14. AC–AC Converters

  Atif Iqbal, M. Rizwan Khan and Mohammad Ali

15. Multi-Phase Converters

  Atif Iqbal, Mohammad Ali, Kishore Naik Mude, Shaikh Moinuddin, Salman Ahmad and Adil Sarwar

16. Power Factor Correction Circuits

  Kouzou Abdellah Sr.

17. Magnetic Circuit Design for Power Electronics

  William Gerard Hurley, Maeve Duffy, Jesus Acero, Ziwei Ouyang and Jun Zhang

Section 3: General Applications

18. Solid State Pulsed Power and Capacitor Charging Applications

  J. Fernando A. Silva

19. Uninterruptible Power Supplies

  Adel Nasiri and Seyed Ahmad Hamidi

20. Power Supplies

  Y. M. Lai

21. Electronic Ballasts

  J. Marcos Alonso

22. Wireless Power Transfer

  Mohammad Etemadrezaei

Section 4: Power Generation and Distribution

23. Energy Sources

  Omer C. Onar

24. Photovoltaic System Conversion

  Nimrod Vazquez and Jeziel Vázquez Nava

25. Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Sources

  Syed Islam, Ahmed Abu Siada, Md Mubashwar Hasan and Chem Nayar

26. Electric Power Transmission

  Zahrul Faizi bin Hussien

27. HVDC Transmission

  Vijay Kumar Sood

28. Flexible AC Transmission Systems

  Edson H. Watanabe Sr.

Section 5: Motor Drives

29. Drives Types and Specifications

  Yahya Shakweh

30. Motor Drives

  Rahman M F

31. Power Electronics for Electric Propulsion

  Shailendra Jain and Lalit Kumar

32. Automotive Applications of Power Electronics

  Khurram Khan Afridi

33. Fuel Cell Systems for Transportation

  Mohammad S. Alam and Mehmet Uzunoglu

34. Electric Vehicle Charging - Inductive and capacitive Battery Charging

  Chun T. Rim

Section 6: Control

35. Linear and Nonlinear Control of Switching Power Converters

  J. Fernando A. Silva and Sonia Ferreira Pinto

36. Fuzzy Logic Applications in Electrical Drives and Power Electronics

  Abdul R. Ofoli

37. Artificial Neural Network Applications in Power Electronics and Electrical Drives

  Rahman M F

38. Novel AI-Based Soft Computing Applications in Motor Drives

  Adel M. -Sharaf and Adel Elgammal

39. DSP-based Control of Variable Speed Drives

  Hamid A. Toliyat

40. Predictive Control of Power Converters

  Haitham Abu-Rub and Sertac BAYHAN

Section 7: Power Quality and EMI Issues

41. Active Filters

  Luis Morán and Miguel Torres

42. EMI Effects of Power Converters

  Andrzej M. Trzynadlowski

43. Power Electronics Standards

  Yuri Khersonsky

Section 8: Simulation and Packaging

44. Computer Simulation of Power Electronics and Motor Drives

  Michael Giesselmann

45. Design for Reliability of Power Electronic Systems

  Frede Blaabjerg

46. Thermal Modeling and Analysis of Power Electronic Component and Systems

  Peter Wilson


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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.

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Professor of Electrical Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University

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