Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives

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Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives
Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives

by: Bimal K. Bose

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An advanced, authoritative, and practical guide for state of the art power electronics and AC drive technology.

An advanced, authoritative, and practical guide for state-of-the-art power electronics and AC drive technology.

A clear understanding of power electronics and AC drives is crucially important in a wide range of modern systems, from household appliances to automated factoriesand it requires cross-disciplinary expertise that many engineers lack. Now, in Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives, one of the world's leading experts covers every aspect of the topic, including crucial innovations such as artificial intelligence, advanced estimation, and sensorless control. This book is not only important as an advanced reference but also covers the material for one senior-level and two graduate-level courses. Dr. Bimal K. Bose discusses these key points and many more.

Modern power semiconductor devices, converter circuits, and electrical machines
High-performance control of induction and synchronous motor drives
Energy saving control
Estimation, identification, and sensorless control of drives
Artificial intelligence techniques such as expert system, fuzzy logic, and neural network applied to power electronics and drives
Use of MATLAB-based toolboxes in simulation and design
Today's technology challengesand tomorrow'
Today's technology innovations make it possible to deliver higher performance, lower cost power electronics and drives for a wide range of industrial, commercial, military, utility, and residential applications. Furthermore, it can help more efficient use of electricity and thus contribute to environmental protection. If you're a practicing engineer, Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives can help you achieve these results, regardless of your previous experience.

About the Author

DR. BIMAL K. BOSE is recognized worldwide as an authority and pioneer in the field of power electronics and drive technology. He has over 40 years of professional experience in R&D, design, and teaching. A seven-time IEEE Award winner, he holds 21 U.S. patents. He is currently at the University of Tennessee, where he holds the Condra Chair of Excellence in Power Electronics.

It is with pride, excitement and a lot of expectations, I am presenting this book to the professional community of the world. As you know, power electronics and motor drives constitute a complex and interdisciplinary subject which have gone through spectacular evolution in the last three decades. Recently, artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are extending the frontier of this technology. It is without any doubt that the power electronics will play a dominant role in the 21st century in industrial, commercial, residential, aerospace, utility and military applications with the emphasis for energy saving and solving environmental pollution problems.

I have been in the power electronics area for more than forty years (since the technology was born) through my career pursuits in academia and industry, and have followed the technology evolution very aggressively. In the past, I contributed a number of books (authored and edited) in power electronics area of which Power Electronics and AC Drives (Prentice Hall-1986) is most important. It was taken as an advanced text in many universities in the world. This new book can be considered as significant updating and expansion of the previous book where I have tried to embed practically whatever knowledge I have in power electronics and ac drives. It contains the subject from A-to-Z, i.e., power semiconductor devices, electrical machines, different classes of converters, induction and synchronous motor drives with control and estimation, and AI techniques (expert system, fuzzy logic and neural networks). In essence, I have tried to incorporate practically all the aspects of state-of-the-art technology of power electronics and motor drives in the book. The content of the book is essentially based on my lecture notes of one senior course and three graduate courses, which I have developed and taught in the University of Tennessee during the last fourteen years. It will be my deep satisfaction if I can see that the book is being considered as a text in more universities than the previous one. The universities, which are already following my previous book, can now safely accept this new book.

The content of the book can be summarized as follows: Chapter 1 contains description of different types of power semiconductor devices including the recent IGCT, where IGBT device has been emphasized. Chapter 2 describes induction and synchronous machine theories in somewhat detail from the viewpoint of variable frequency drive applications, which include dynamic d-q machine models. Complex space vectors have been introduced but avoided in much of the text because, in the author's opinion, they tend to frighten most of the students. Switched reluctance machine has been included for completeness. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss the classical phase-controlled thyristor converters and cycloconverters, respectively. For completeness, high frequency link converters are included in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 covers voltage-fed converters and PWM techniques where space vector PWM has been emphasized. More recent topics, such as soft-switching, power factor compensation, multi-level converters, static VAR compensators and active filters are included. Chapter 6 deals with current-fed converters that include PWM converters. Chapter 6 describes slip power recovery drives with wound-rotor induction motors, and mainly consist of Kramer and Scherbius drives. Chapter 8 covers control and estimation of cage type induction motor drives which includes discussion on speed sensorless control and drive self-commissioning. Induction motor drive is a dominant theme in the book. Chapter 9 describes control and estimation of synchronous machine drives that includes sensorless control and a brief description of switched reluctance motor drive. Chapter 10 gives a brief description of expert system and its applications. In the author's opinion, ES has a lot of potentiality but has been practically ignored by the power electronics community. Chapter 11 deals with fuzzy logic and its applications, and finally, Chapter 12 gives description of neural network and its applications. In the author's opinion, the ANN technology will have a large impact on power electronics area in future.


Handy Book for Students, Engineers, Enthusiasts, Etc: The book attracted my interest for its unique assortment of contents in power electronics, and modern concepts of motor start and speed controls. It covers various principles and applications of AC-DC-AC conversion and AC-AC conversion possible to use for the motor controls with adequate mathematical, graphical and text contents, e.g. rarely seen families of curves/characteristics pertaining to motors. The AC-AC conversion is evolving and has a good chance for the wider application in the future since its hardware is lighter with potentially fewer overall switching devices; therefore, it is attractive to ship, aircraft, etc. applications. This Author's vision certainly deserves the highest rating for his creation.
The areas that might have been included are, for example: Harmonic filters and their principles and applications in the energy conversion. For example, the hybrid filters, and various topologies of passive, active and hybrid filters as applied to energy converters or motor drives. These are presently heavily focused on by the Power Quality specialists."

For Student or Working Engineer: The reader need only be well grounded in the theory and practice of DC-DC converter design. If so, this grand survey course opens the way to the much larger world of AC power conversion. The impressive breadth of scope is attained within a reasonably modest length (<700 pages) due to the use of telling figures and diagrams, and the author's gift for getting right to the point: what does it do; how does it do it; and what are the advantages/disadvantages versus competing topologies. The presentation seems to include just sufficient detail to enable rapid evaluation of each approach for a given purpose, but never so much detail as to bog down the pace. Unlike many academics, the author appreciates both elegance of approach and practicality of implementation given available technology and devices. Thus, some topologies are included "for completeness", some are described as "widely used" in large-power industrial applications, and yet another might be described as having "an extensive literature" but few or no commercial products, etc. This will be a valuable up-to-the-minute reference for working power electronic engineers as well as students.

Excellent Book in Power Electronics and Motor Drives: Excellent Book in Power Electronics and Motor Drives
Reviewer: Prof. Cong Wang from China Univ. of Mining and Tech., Beijing, China
Prof. Bose, author of the book, is well-known in the world in the field of power electronics, and it is an honor to review his book. The book is a masterpiece contribution in power electronics and drives area. I was teaching his previous book "Power Electronics and AC Drives" (1986) for more than 10 years in my undergraduate and graduate classes. In 1999 our University published the Chinese Version of his another book "Power Electronics and Variable frequency Drives"(1996), I was one of the translators. I was delighted to see this updated, expanded and technologically enhanced book. It will now easily replace his previous book. It is difficult to imagine that anybody else other than Prof. Bose can write such an authoritative book. The writing style is superb, and difficult things have been expressed in clear language. The book covers almost everything in power electronics and motor drives. It starts with power semiconductor devices, and then covers different classes of converters. The induction and synchronous motor drives (with control and estimation) have been discussed in detail. Finally, the special feature of the book is coverage on artificial intelligence applications in power electronics which have not been treated in any other book on power electronics. There is a separate Problems Manual of the book. I should recommend the book in undergraduate (Senior) and graduate courses in all universities.

Good Book I wanted: It is a great honor for me to review Dr. Bose' s new book, "Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives". Because I had studied and taught with Dr. Bose's books. Actually I waited his new book so long time after "Power electronics and AC drives(1986)", which was the best book as a text book of power electronics.
In this new book, all the subjects are reinforced, updated and added. It is not second edition. It is really new book. All of his experiences were devoted into this book. He wrote and edited lots of books about power electronics. Those books were best seller in power electronics area. Thus I think this new book will be another best seller.
It covers all the valuable subjects that are risen in the power electronics area. It deals with all the kind of converters that are in practical use from basic to professional level. Also it deals with induction and synchronous drives with control and estimation, which includes vector control, sensorless control and describes almost all the subject risen in that fields. Especially, the author emphasizes AI techniques. He published many papers about that field. Thus, his descriptions are very useful to study and to follow. Fuzzy and neural parts are very practical and applicable. Also, the author introduces many simulink programs that can be used. Thus this book would be very useful for students and researchers to find what was going on, what is going on and what will be going on in power electronic fields. As his formal book, I think this book would be enough to be a good text book of power electronics.

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