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

Power Electronics Handbook

4th Edition

Editor: Muhammad Rashid
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128114070
eBook ISBN: 9780128114087
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

1. Introduction to Power Electronics
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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University

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