Power Electronics Books - A

Abstracts of books starting with A in the SMPS Technology Knowledge Base of Switching-Mode Power Supply Design.

Agrawal, Jai P., Power electronic systems: theory and design, Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, c 2001. xii, 562 p.

For one- or two-semester undergraduate courses in Power Electronics. Topics include: I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Bird's Eye View of Power Electronics Systems. Introduction. A Simple Voltage Converter. Systems View of Power Electronic Converters. Elements of the Converter Systems: Modeling and Assumptions. Converter Topology. Converter Operation and Desired Characteristics. Converter Performance Measures. Protection. Packaging. Problems. II. POWER ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS. 2. Understanding Components. Introduction. Basics of Magnetism. Magnetic Materials. Magnetic Circuits. Inductor. Nonlinearities in Magnetic Components. Losses in Magnetic Components. Windings. Types of Inductors. Transformers. Motors. Electrostatics and Dielectric Materials. Capacitors. Semiconductor Switches. Snubbering: Protection of Switching Devices. Zero-Current Switching. Zero-Voltage Switching. PSpice Simulation. References. Problems. 3. Power Diodes. Introduction. p-n Junctions. Power Diodes. Parallel and Series Connection of Diodes. Schottky Barrier Diode. New Trends in Diodes. Device Specification. PSpice Simulation. Summary. References. Problems. 4. Transistors: Level Triggered Switching Devices. Introduction. Basic MOS Structure. Power MOSFETs. Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT). Comparison of MOSFET and IGBT. Device Specifications. Summary. References. Problems. 5. Thyristors: Pulse Triggered Devices. Introduction. Basic Structure. Static Characteristics. Cathode-Shorted Structure of Thyristors. Effect of Temperature. Switching Characteristics. Series Operation of Thyristors. Parallel Operation of Thyristors. Thyristor Triggering Circuits. Forced Commutation of Thyristors. Thyristor Snubber Circuits. Gate Turn-Off Thyristors (GTO). Triacs. The MOS Controlled Thyristor (MCT). Device Specification. Summary. References. Problems. III. POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTOR CIRCUITS. 6. DC to Controlled DC. Introduction. Uncontrolled and Controlled Conversion. Buck Converters. Boost Converters. Buck-Boost Converters. CUK Converters. Two-Quadrant Converters. Full-Bridge Converters. Isolated DC-DC Converters. Multi-Output DC-DC Converter. Design Exercise: Switching Power Supply. PSpice Simulation. Summary. References. Problems. 7. DC to Controlled AC. Introduction. Controlled Inversion. Full-Bridge Inverter (VSI) with Square-Wave Switching. Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Control of VSI. Current-Mode Control of PWM VSI. Current Source PWM Full-Bridge Inverter. Pruning of Harmonic Profile. Sine-PWM Inverter. Control Signal Generation. 3-Phase Full-Bridge Inverter. Rectifier Mode of Operation of Inverters. Design Exercise: 2 KW, 1-Phase Inverter for Emergency Applications. PSpice Simulation. Summary. References. Problems. 8. AC to DC: No Control. Introduction. AC-DC Converter Topologies. 1-Phase Half-Wave Rectifier. 1-Phase Full-Bridge AC-DC Converter. Line Quality Issues. 3-Phase 6-Pulse Full-Wave Rectifier. Transient Considerations. Design Example. Effect of Device Characteristics. PSpice Simulation. Summary. References. Problems. 9. AC to DC: With Control. Introduction. Controlled AC-DC Conversion. 1-Phase AC-DC Converters. 3-Phase 6-Pulse Full-Bridge Converters. Design Exercise: PWM Drive for DC Motor. PSpice Simulation. Summary. References. Problems. 10. AC to Controlled AC. Introduction. Modeling and Analysis. AC Controller. Cycloconverter. DC-Link AC-AC Converter. PSpice Simulation. Summary. References. Problems. 11. Resonant Convertors. Introduction. Resonant Converter Systems. Resonant Tank Circuits. Resonant Tank in Excitation. Series Resonant DC-DC Converter with Voltage Sink (Current Coupled Resonant Converter). Parallel Resonant DC-DC Converter (PRC) (Voltage Coupled Resonant Converter). High-Order Resonant DC-DC Converter. Class E Converters. Resonant Switch Converters. Bidirectional Resonant Converters. Control of Resonant Converters. PSpice Simulation. Summary. References. Problems. IV. POWER ELECTRONIC APPLICATION SYSTEMS. 12. Electric Utility Interface: Power Factor Correction and Static Var Control. Introduction. Electric Utility Distribution System. Passive Filtering. Active Current Shaping: Power Factor Correction. Interface for Bidirectional Power Flow. 3-Phase Utility Interface. Static VAR Compensators. Summary. References. Problems. 13. Converter Control. Introduction. Averaged Model. Linearized Model. State-Space Averaged Model. Feedback Control. Summary. References. Problems. 14. Applications I: Power Supply and.... Introduction. DC Power Supply System. Control of Switch-Mode DC Power Supplies. Protection of DC Power Supplies. Electrical Isolation. Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR). Synchronous Rectifiers. Cross Regulation in Multiple Outputs. Battery Charging Systems. Uninterruptible (AC) Power Supply (UPS). Electronic Lamp Ballast. Induction Heating. Switch-Mode Welding. Electromagnetic Interference Considerations. Summary. References. Problems. 15. Applications II: Motor Drives. Introduction. DC Motor Drives. Induction Motor Drives. Synchronous Motor Drives. Summary. References. Problems. 16. Temperature Control, Protection, and Packaging. Introduction. Temperature Control in Semiconductor Devices. Heat Transfer Basics. Heat Transfer Systems. Static Thermal Model of Heat Transfer Systems. Transient Thermal Impedance. Heat Sink. Surge Voltage Protection. Fault Current Protection. Circuit Layout Techniques. Summary. References. Problems. Appendix A. Review of Basic Principles. Basic Mathematical Methods. Energy and Power. PSpice Simulation. Appendix B. Electromagnetics. Appendix C. Semiconductor Basics. Charge Transport in Homogeneous-Structure Semiconductor Devices. Heterogeneous-Structure Devices.

Ahmed, Ashfaq, Power Electronics for Technology, Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, c 1999. xiii, 427 p.

Intended for use as a one-semester introductory course on the principles of power electronics at the sophomore/junior undergraduate level in an Electrical Engineering technology program. Topics include: Power Electronics, Power Diodes, Power Transistors, Thyristor Devices, Single-Phase Uncontrolled Rectifiers, Single-Phase Controlled Rectifiers, Three-Phase Uncontrolled Rectifiers, Three-Phase Controlled Rectifiers, DC Choppers, Inverters, AC Voltage Controller, and Static Switches.

Ang, Simon S., Power-Switching Converters, Marcel Dekker, Inc., NY, 1995. 432 p.

Written as a reference and text book. Topics include: introduction to switching converters, basic switching converter topologies, resonant converters, dynamic analysis of switching converters, SPICE simulations of switching converters, power-switching devices, switching converter design case studies. Ang is with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Antognetti, Paolo. (editor) Power Integrated Circuits: Physics, Design, and Application, McGraw-Hill, 1986. 544 p.

This book is aimed at design engineers and process engineers in semiconductor houses, specializing in the fabrication of power circuits, and at application engineers in system houses, where power electronics is relevant in the design of an electronic system. Topics include power integrated circuits, bipolar power transistors and their characteristics, power MOS devices in discrete and integrated circuits, evolution of planar process power integrated circuits, improved transistor structures in power integrated circuits, technological limitations and protection techniques in power integrated circuits, packaging power integrated circuits, power integrated circuit reliability, audio amplifiers, power integrated circuits for industrial applications, three-terminal voltage regulators and their applications, BiMOS power integrated circuits. Except for the sections on solid state physics, the book is primarily descriptive.

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