The 3rd edition of the book is intended for a one-semester course on Power Electronics and has been designed for a wide spectrum of technical users, which includes undergraduate students of Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation and allied Engineering courses.
The objectives of the book are to provide a clear explanation of the operations of all power semiconductor devices used to control the power systems and show how the devices are used in appropriate conversion circuit and electric drives. With the availability of these power switching devices, the applications of programmable processors and computers in synthesizing the control strategy to meet the conversion specifications widens the scope of power electronics.
The author has tried to cover as many applications as possible and to give sufficient information which can influence practitioners to move towards the design of programmable power systems.
Power Semiconductor Devices: Introduction, Power Diodes, Power Transistors, Thyristor Family, Multilayer Bidirectional Devices, Parameters of Power Semiconductor Devices, Fabrication Processes, New Trends in Power Semiconductor Devices, Summary
Triggering Devices, Methods and Circuits: Introduction, Triggering Devices, Thyristor Turn-On Methods, Thyristor Gate Control Circuits, Triac Gate Control Circuits, GTO Gate Control Circuit, BJT Drive Circuits, MOSFET and IGBT Gate Control Circuits, Summary
Commutation and Protection: Introduction, Turn-Off Methods, Commutating Circuits, Protection of Power Semiconductor Devices, Summary
AC-DC Converters: Diode Rectifiers: Introduction, Single-Phase Half-Wave Rectifiers, Single-Phase Full-Wave Rectifiers, Phase Rectifiers, Summary
AC-DC Converters: Phase Controlled Rectifiers: Introduction, Half-Wave Controlled Rectifiers, Full-Wave Controlled Rectifiers, Converter, Three-Phase Controlled Rectifiers, Forced Commutated Controlled Rectifiers, Summary
AC-AC Converters: AC Voltage Controllers and Cycloconverters: Introduction, On-Off AC Voltage Controller, Phase-Angle AC Voltage Controllers, Cycloconverters, Cycloinverter, Summary
DC-DC Converters: Introduction, Step-Down Chopper, Step-Up Chopper, Step-Up and Step-Down Chopper, Classification, DC-DC Switch Mode Regulators, -DC Switch Mode Regulators with Isolation, Summary
DC-AC Converters: Introduction, Voltage-Driven Inverters, Current-Driven Inverters, Sine-Wave Inverters, Square-Wave Inverters, Control of Inverter Output Voltage, Multilevel Inverters, Current-Driven Inverters, Resonant Inverters, Summary
Electric Drives: Introduction, Comparison Between AC and DC Motor Drives, DC Motors, Induction Motors, Synchronous Motors, DC Motor Drives, Induction Motor Drives, Synchronous Motor Drives, Summary
Typical Power Electronics Applications: Introduction, Solid-State Switch, Light Dimmer, Electronic Timer, Electronic Alarm, Crowbar, Battery Charger, Sawtooth Generator, Applications in Industrial Process Control, Power Supply, Programmable Power Electronic Systems, Microcontroller Based Control, DSP Based Control, Fuzzy Logic Control, Summary
Appendices: Fourier Series, Control of Device Temperature and Heat Sink, Specifications of Power Semiconductor Devices, Safe Operating Area of Power Semiconductor Devices, Circuit Breakers, Device Testing
Objective Type Questions and Answers
Undergraduate Engineering Students of Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and allied subjects