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Introduction to Modern Power Electronics by Andrzej M Trzynadlowski
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This updated edition of this book provides comprehensive coverageof modern power electronics, addressing all the latest trends andhot-button issues from PWM rectifiers to renewable energysystems to electromagnetic interference. It features an overview ofadvanced control methods used in today s power electronicconverters, numerous SPICE files of typical power conversioncircuits, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions to allproblems. An extensive body of examples, exercises, computerassignments, and simulations make it highly suitable as a textbookfor undergraduate/graduate students of engineering in electricalengineering, industrial engineering or renewable energy, andpracticing engineers.

Table of Contents


1 Principles and Methods of Electric PowerConversion.

1.1 What Is Power Electronics?

1.2 Generic Power Converter.

1.3 Waveform Components and Figures of Merit.

1.4 Phase Control.

1.5 Pulse Width Modulation.

1.6 Calculation of Current Waveforms.

1.6.1 Analytical Solution.

1.6.2 Numerical Solution.

1.6.3 Practical Examples: Single-Phase Diode Rectifiers.

1.7 Summary.



Computer Assignments.


2 Semiconductor Power Switches.

2.1 General Properties of Semiconductor Power Switches.

2.2 Power Diodes.

2.3 Semicontrolled Switches.

2.3.1 SCRs.

2.3.2 Triacs.

2.4 Fully Controlled Switches.

2.4.1 GTOs.

2.4.2 IGCTs.

2.4.3 Power BJTs.

2.4.4 Power MOSFETs.

2.4.5 IGBTs.

2.5 Comparison of Semiconductor Power Switches.

2.6 Power Modules.

2.7 Summary.


3 Supplementary Components and Systems.

3.1 What Are Supplementary Components and Systems?

3.2 Drivers.

3.2.1 Drivers for SCRs, Triacs, and BCTs.

3.2.2 Drivers for GTOs and IGCTs.

3.2.3 Drivers for BJTs.

3.2.4 Drivers for Power MOSFETs and IGBTs.

3.3 Overcurrent Protection Schemes.

3.4 Snubbers.

3.4.1 Snubbers for Power Diodes, SCRs, and Triacs.

3.4.2 Snubbers for GTOs and IGCTs.

3.4.3 Snubbers for Transistors.

3.4.4 Energy Recovery from Snubbers.

3.5 Filters.

3.6 Cooling.

3.7 Control.

3.8 Summary.


4 AC-to-DC Converters.

4.1 Diode Rectifiers.

4.1.1 Three-Pulse Diode Rectifier.

4.1.2 Six-Pulse Diode Rectifier.

4.2 Phase-Controlled Rectifiers.

4.2.1 Phase-Controlled Six-Pulse Rectifier.

4.2.2 Dual Converters.

4.3 PWM Rectifiers.

4.3.1 Impact of Input Filter.

4.3.2 Principles of Pulse Width Modulation.

4.3.3 Current-Type PWM Rectifier.

4.3.4 Voltage-Type PWM Rectifier.

4.4 Device Selection for Rectifiers.

4.5 Common Applications of Rectifiers.

4.6 Summary.



Computer Assignments.


5 AC-to-AC Converters.

5.1 AC Voltage Controllers.

5.1.1 Phase-Controlled Single-Phase AC Voltage Controller.

5.1.2 Phase-Controlled Three-Phase AC Voltage Controllers.

5.1.3 PWM AC Voltage Controllers.

5.2 Cycloconverters.

5.3 Matrix Converters.

5.4 Device Selection for AC-to-AC Converters.

5.5 Common Applications of AC-to-AC Converters.

5.6 Summary.



Computer Assignments.


6 DC-to-DC Converters.

6.1 Static DC Switches.

6.2 Step-Down Choppers.

6.2.1 First-Quadrant Chopper.

6.2.2 Second-Quadrant Chopper.

6.2.3 First-and-Second-Quadrant Chopper.

6.2.4 First-and-Fourth-Quadrant Chopper.

6.2.5 Four-Quadrant Chopper.

6.3 Step-Up Chopper.

6.4 Current Control in Choppers.

6.5 Device Selection for Choppers.

6.6 Common Applications of Choppers.

6.7 Summary.



Computer Assignments.


7 DC-to-AC Converters.

7.1 Voltage-Source Inverters.

7.1.1 Single-Phase Voltage-Source Inverter.

7.1.2 Three-Phase Voltage-Source Inverter.

7.1.3 Voltage Control Techniques for Voltage-SourceInverters.

7.1.4 Current Control Techniques for Voltage-SourceInverters.

7.2 Current-Source Inverters.

7.2.1 Three-Phase Square-Wave Current-Source Inverter.

7.2.2 Three-Phase PWM Current-Source Inverter.

7.3 Multilevel Inverters.

7.4 Soft-Switching Inverters.

7.5 Device Selection for Inverters.

7.6 Common Applications of Inverters.

7.7 Summary.



Computer Assignments.


8 Switching Power Supplies.

8.1 Basic Types of Switching Power Supplies.

8.2 Nonisolated Switched-Mode DC-to-DC Converters.

8.2.1 Buck Converter.

8.2.2 Boost Converter.

8.2.3 Buck Boost Converter.

8.2.4 uk Converter.

8.2.5 SEPIC and Zeta Converters.

8.2.6 Comparison of Nonisolated Switched-Mode DC-to-DCConverters.

8.3 Isolated Switched-Mode DC-to-DC Converters.

8.3.1 Single-Switch Isolated DC-to-DC Converters.

8.3.2 Multiple-Switch Isolated DC-to-DC Converters.

8.3.3 Comparison of Isolated Switched-Mode DC-to-DCConverters.

8.4 Resonant DC-to-DC Converters.

8.4.1 Quasi-Resonant Converters.

8.4.2 Load-Resonant Converters.

8.4.3 Comparison of Resonant DC-to-DC Converters.

8.5 Summary.



Computer Assignments.


9 Power Electronics and Clean Energy.

9.1 Why Is Power Electronics Indispensable in Clean EnergySystems?

9.2 Solar and Wind Renewable Energy Systems.

9.2.1 Solar Energy Systems.

9.2.2 Wind Energy Systems.

9.3 Fuel Cell Energy Systems.

9.4 Electric and Hybrid Cars.

9.5 Power Electronics and Energy Conservation.

9.6 Summary.


Appendix A PSpice Simulations.

Appendix B Fourier Series.

Appendix C Three-Phase Systems.


Author Biography

ANDRZEJ M. TRZYNADLOWSKI is Professor at the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. He has published extensively in the areas of power electronics and electric drives, maintaining fruitful collaboration with a number of universities around the world. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); a member of the Industrial Power Converters Committee and Industrial Drives Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society; and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

Release date Australia
April 9th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
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