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Modern Power Electronics and AC Drives 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 007-6092010555
ISBN-10: 0130167436
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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 factories—and 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 challenges—and 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.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (October 22, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130167436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130167439
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,002,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.
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Excellent Book in Power Electronics and Motor Drives, May 4, 2002
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.
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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."
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Power electronics evolved, taking root and growing into a blossomed tree, inch by inch, from thyristors to transistors to DC drives to microprocessors to advanced converters to AC drives to sensorless control and estimation to AI (artificial intelligence) based control with much more to still come.
Power electronics and variable frequency drives are multidisciplinary fields in electrical engineering. Therefore, a book that encompasses such comprehensive knowledge has to be written by an author who has a visionary engineering knowledge. Prof. Bose is a celebrity, he has been investigating and contributing for this field for more than 40 years and have been contributing widely with more than 150 papers, 21 U.S. patents, 6 books, tutorials and keynote addresses throughout the world. His comprehensive understanding of such field is unique; this book is really recommended if you want to learn what is modern power electronics and ac drives!
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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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