Power Electronics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128146439, 9780128146446

Power Electronics

1st Edition

Switches and Converters

Authors: Jean Pollefliet
eBook ISBN: 9780128146446
Paperback ISBN: 9780128146439
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th September 2017
Page Count: 544
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Power Electronics: Switches and Converters explains the principles and practices of power electronics, electronic switches and converters with the support of illustration and worked examples, guiding the reader from theory to real-life application. Covering insights on industrial applications and practical aspects of power electronic devices and power converter systems, the book is intended for engineers, researchers and students in the field of power electronics who are interested in advanced control of power converters and the exploration of new applications of control theory.

Key Features

  • Includes illustrated diagrams to cover up-to-date industry applications
  • Provides in-depth, worked examples that support the understanding of discussed power electronics theory and applications
  • Includes end-of-chapter evaluations to reinforce the acquired knowledge


Electrical and Electronics Engineer; researchers and Master students in electrical engineering, electro mechanics, automation; Power system engineers

Table of Contents

Part 1 Semiconductor Switches
1. Philosophy of Power Control
2. Power Diodes
3. Transistor Power Switches
4. Thyristors
5. Notes
6. Computer Simulations

Part 2 Power Converters
7. Uncontrolled Rectifiers with Inductive Load
8. Line-Frequency Phase-Controlled Rectifier
9. C-Controllers
10. Cycloconverters
11. Control of Thyristors
12. Choppers
13. Switch-Mode Power Supplies
14. Inverters
15. Applications of Power Electronics


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About the Author

Jean Pollefliet

Dr.ing. Jean Pollefliet is the author of several best-selling (Dutch) textbooks in Flanders and The Netherlands in the fields of Electronic Power Control, Power electronics and Process techniques and Engineering. Having spent 22 years teaching Engineering Masters degrees at Ghent engineering school, Dr. Pollefliet’s focus was on teaching automation, drive technology and motion control to industrial engineers (master degree).

Affiliations and Expertise

University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

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