Power Electronics Handbook: Devices, Circuits and Applications

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Elsevier, Jul 19, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 1192 pages
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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. Power electronics 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.

* 25% new content
* Reorganized and revised into 8 sections comprising 43 chapters
* Coverage of numerous applications, including uninterruptable power supplies and automotive electrical systems
* New content in power generation and distribution, including solar power, fuel cells, wind turbines, and flexible transmission

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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 Fuelcell Power Electronics for Distributed Generation
Chapter 29 Wind Turbine Applications
Chapter 30 HVDC Transmission

Chapter 9 Static Induction Devices
Chapter 10 Diode Rectiers
Chapter 11 Singlephase Controlled Rectifiers
Chapter 12 Threephase Controlled Rectifiers
Chapter 13 DCDC Converters
Chapter 14 DCDC Conversion Technique and Twelve Series Luoconverters
Chapter 15 Inverters
Chapter 16 Resonant and Softswitching Converters
Chapter 17 Multilevel Power Converters
Chapter 18 ACAC 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 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 DSPbased 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

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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.

Andrzej Trzynadlowski is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Industrial Drives and Industrial Power Converters Committee of the IEEE Industrial Applications Society. He is the author of over 80 publications in the areas of power electronics and electric drive systems and has been granted 11 patents.

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