Power Electronics Books - H

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

Hart, Daniel W., Introduction to Power Electronics, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., c 1997. 418 p.

Written for undergraduate (usually Junior/Senior) Power Electronics courses found in Electrical Engineering departments. Topics include: Introduction; Power Computations; The Half-Wave Rectifier: The Basics of Analysis; Full-Wave and Three-Phase Rectifiers: Converting AC to DC; AC Voltage Controllers: AC to AC Converters; DC-DC Converters; DC Power Supplies; Inverters: Converting AC to DC; Resonant Converters; Drive and Snubber Circuits; Fourier Series for Some Common Waveforms; and State-Space Averaging.

Heumann, K., Basic Principles of Power Electronics Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 1986. (English translation of Grundlagen der Leistungselektronik, c 1975)

Designed to provide an overview of power electronics for students as well as practicing engineers. Topics include introduction and definitions; system components; power semiconductor devices; snubber circuits, triggering, cooling and protective devices; switching operations and commutation; semiconductor switches and power controllers for ac; externally commutated converters; self commutated converters; power systems for converters; loads for converters; energy conditions; control conditions; semiconductor converter applications; and tests. The author, Klemens R. Heumann, Technical University of Berlin, was awarded the Newell Award for outstanding achievement in Power Electronics in 1985.

Hnatek, E. R., Design of Solid-State Power Supplies, (second edition), Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1981. 640 p.

Contains practical design information on a wide variety of solid-state power supply circuits. Topics include oscillators, power amplifiers, transformer and inductor design, magnetic amplifiers, power transistor considerations, voltage regulators, electromagnetic compatibility, current-limiting circuits, design considerations for static inverters, and converter and inverter design considerations and examples. The treatment is primarily descriptive with circuit diagrams and algebraic formulas.

Hoft, R., Semiconductor Power Electronics, Krieger, 1991, 384 p. Reprint of Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1986. 384 p.

This book is written as an introductory text for electrical engineering students and practicing engineers interested in power electronics. Topics include diodes and power transistors, thyristors, important circuit and component concepts, transistor switching regulators, transistor inverters, phase-controlled rectifiers and line-commutated inverters, cycloconverters, ac phase control, thyristor choppers, and self-commutated inverters. The author, Richard G. Hoft, Professor Emeritus University of Missouri, was awarded the Newell Award for outstanding achievement in Power Electronics in 1977, the first award given.

Holden, Arun V., (editor), Chaos, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1986. 324 p.

This volume set out the basic applied mathematical and numerical methods of chaotic dynamics and illustrates the wide range of phenomena, inside and outside the laboratory, that can be treated as chaotic processes. Topics include: what is the use of chaos?; a graphical zoo of strange and peculiar attractors; one-dimensional iterative maps; two-dimensional iterative maps; chaos in feedback systems; the Lorenz equations; instabilities and chaos in lasers and optical resonators; differential systems in ecology and epidemiology; oscillations and chaos in cellular metabolism and physiological systems; periodically forced nonlinear oscillators; chaotic cardiac rhythms; chaotic oscillations and bifurcations in squid giant axons; quantifying chaos with Lyapunov exponents; estimating the fractal dimensions and entropies of strange attractors; and how chaotic is the universe?


The chapter Chaos in Feedback Systems by A. Mees discusses chaos in pulse-width-modulated (PWM) feedback systems where the existence of a snap-back repeller is sufficient for chaos. The conditions are plotted on the familiar saw-tooth amplitude-vs-time diagram.

Quote from Mees:

"For the engineer designing a feedback system, it would appear that chaos is always to be avoided: 'noisy' oscillations with little information content, or sudden unpredictable excursions of physical variables, are seldom likely to be desirable. Feedback tends to be used to stabilize systems, not to randomize them."

Holmes, D. Grahame and Thomas A. Lipo, Pulse width modulation for power converters: principles and practice, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2003. 724 p.

The book provides a generalized approach to the fundamentals of PWM, looking at: Active switch pulse width determination, Active switch pulse placement within a switching period, and Active switch pulse sequence between phase legs and across switching periods. [Wiley] Topics include: Forward, Nomenclature, Introduction to Power Electronic Converters, Harmonic Distortion, Modulation of One Phase Leg, Modulation of Single Phase Voltage Source Inverters, Modulation of Three Phase Voltage Source Inverters, Zero Space Vector Placement Modulation Strategies, Modulation of Current Source Inverters, Overmodulation, Programmed Pulse Width Modulation, Programmed PWM for Multilevel Converters, Carrier Based PWM of Multilevel Inverters, Space Vector PWM for Multilevel Converters, Implementation Requirements for a Modulation Controller, Continuing Developments in Modulation, Fourier Series Representation of a Double Variable Controlled Waveform, Jacobi-Anger and Bessel Function Relationships, Three Phase and Half Cycle Symmetry Relationships, Overmodulation of a Single Phase Leg, Numeric Integration of a Double Fourier Series Representation of a witched Waveform, and Bibliography.

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