Power Electronics and Motor Drives including content: introduction and Perspective, power Semiconductor Devices, phase-Controlled Converters and Cycloconverters, voltage-Fed Converters and PWM Techniques, current-Fed Converters, electrical Machines for Variable-Speed Drives, induction Motor Drives, synchronous Motor Drives, computer Simulation and Digital Control.
Within this book the fundamental concepts associated with the topic of power electronic control are covered alongside the latest equipment and devices, new application areas and associated computer-assisted methods.
*A practical guide to the control of reactive power systems
With technology advancements in semiconductor devices such as insulated gate
bipolar transistors (IGBTs) and gate commutated thyristors (GCTs), modern highpower
medium voltage (MV) drives are increasingly used in petrochemical, mining,
steel and metals, transportation and other industries to conserve electric energy,
increase productivity and improve product quality.
Although research and development of the medium voltage (2.3 KV to 13.8 KV)
drive in the 1-MW to 100-MW range are continuously growing, books dedicated to
this technology seem unavailable.
Offering step-by-step, in-depth coverage, the new Third Edition of Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design provides a cohesive presentation of power electronics fundamentals for applications and design in the power range of 500 kW or less. The text describes a variety of practical and emerging power electronic converters made feasible by the new generation of power semiconductor devices. The new edition is now enhanced with a new CD-ROM, complete with PSpice-based examples, a new magnetics design program, and PowerPoint slides.
At $13 billion and roughly five percent of the total semiconductor market (2004
data) the power semiconductor market is big and growing fast, typically outgrowing
the rest of the semiconductor market.
Modern electronic appliances, while exhibiting increasing functionality, are
also expected to consume little power, for reasons of portability, thermal performance,
and environmental considerations.
The purpose of Power Electronics Handbook is to provide a
reference that is both concise and useful for engineering
students and practicing professionals. It is designed to cover
a wide range of topics that make up the field of power
electronics in a well-organized and highly informative
manner. The Handbook is a careful blend of both traditional
topics and new advancements. Special emphasis is placed on
practical applications, thus, this Handbook is not a theoretical
one, but an enlightening presentation of the usefulness of the
rapidly growing field of power electronics.
This book is mainly intended for designers and users of magnetic components
in power electronics. It can also be used for didactical purposes. Magnetic
components such as inductors and transformers constitute together with the
control and the semiconductor components, the main parts in the design of
power electronic converters. Some experience teaches that the design of the
magnetic parts is still often done by trial and error. This can be explained by
a (too) long working-in time for designing inductors and transformers.
The concept of switched reluctance machines (SRMs) was established as early in 1838 by Davidson and was used to propel a locomotive on the Glasgow–Edinburgh railway near Falkirk . However, the full potential of the motor could not be utilized with the mechanical switches available in those days. The advent of fast-acting power semiconductor switches revived the interest in SRMs in the 1970s when Professor Lawrenson’s group established the
This book represents a unique collection of the latest developments in the rapidly developing world of semiconductor laser diode technology and applications. An international group of distinguished contributors have covered particular aspects and the book includes optimization of semiconductor laser diode parameters for fascinating applications.
Power management is, literally and metaphorically, the hottest area in
computing and computing appliances.
In 1965, while working at Fairchild Semiconductor, Gordon Moore
predicted that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit would
double approximately every two years. Moore’s law, as his observation
has been dubbed, has so far been the foundation of the business of per-
sonal computing and its derivative applications.
In the latest decade we have witnessed a tremendous advance in telecommunications
technology. With the rapid growth and sophistication of digital
technology and computers, communication systems have become more
versatile and powerful. This has given a modern communication engineer
two key problems to solve: (i) how to handle the ever-increasing demand for
capacity and speed in communication systems, and (ii) how to tackle the need
to integrate a wide range of computers and data sources so as to form a highly
integrated communication network with a global coverage....
Building on MATLAB (the language of technical computing), Simulink provides a
platform for engineers to plan, model, design, simulate, test and implement complex
electromechanical, dynamic control, signal processing and communication systems.
Simulink-Matlab combination is very useful for developing algorithms, GUI assisted
creation of block diagrams and realisation of interactive simulation based designs. The
eleven chapters of the book demonstrate the power and capabilities of Simulink to
solve engineering problems with varied degree of complexity in the virtual
As with micromachining processes, many MEMS sensor-packaging techniques are
the same as, or derived from, those used in the semiconductor industry. However,
the mechanical requirements for a sensor package are typically much more stringent
than for purely microelectronic devices. Microelectronic packages are often generic
with plastic, ceramic, or metal packages being suitable for the vast majority of IC
Electrical consumption, especially direct or variable frequency currents, has
strongly increased over 50 years in industry. This situation explains the growth of
At the beginning, when rectifiers replaced DC machines, only diodes and
thyristors were used. Then power transistors appeared and enabled the extension of
smaller power applications for domestic use. New research topics were developed
around converters and power devices.
In science we study about the laws of nature and its verification and in technology, we study the applications of these laws to human needs.
Electronics is the science and technology of the passage of charged particles in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor.
The dramatic reduction in transmission loss of optical fibers coupled with very important
developments in the area of light sources and detectors have resulted in phenomenal
growth of the fiber optic industry during the last 35 years or so. Indeed,
the birth of optical fiber communication systems coincided with the fabrication of
low-loss optical fibers and the operation of room-temperature semiconductor lasers
in 1970. Since then, scientific and technological growth in this field has been phenomenal.