Power Electronics: Switches and Converters explains the principles and practices of power electronics, electronic switches and converters with the support of illustration and worked examples, guiding the reader from theory to real-life application. Covering insights on industrial applications and practical aspects of power electronic devices and power converter systems, the book is intended for engineers, researchers and students in the field of power electronics who are interested in advanced control of power converters and the exploration of new applications of control theory.
- Includes illustrated diagrams to cover up-to-date industry applications
- Provides in-depth, worked examples that support the understanding of discussed power electronics theory and applications
- Includes end-of-chapter evaluations to reinforce the acquired knowledge
Dr.ing. Jean Pollefliet is the author of several best-selling (Dutch) textbooks in Flanders and The Netherlands in the fields of Electronic Power Control, Power electronics and Process techniques and Engineering. Having spent 22 years teaching Engineering Masters degrees at Ghent engineering school, Dr. Pollefliet's focus was on teaching automation, drive technology and motion control to industrial engineers (master degree).
Part 1 Semiconductor Switches 1. Philosophy of Power Control 2. Power Diodes 3. Transistor Power Switches 4. Thyristors 5. Notes 6. Computer Simulations
Part 2 Power Converters 7. Uncontrolled Rectifiers with Inductive Load 8. Line-Frequency Phase-Controlled Rectifier 9. C-Controllers 10. Cycloconverters 11. Control of Thyristors 12. Choppers 13. Switch-Mode Power Supplies 14. Inverters 15. Applications of Power Electronics
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