Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports 2

Power Converters and their Control

Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports 2

Nicolas Patin, University of Technology of Compiègne, France

ISBN : 9781785480010

Publication Date : April 2015

Hardcover 332 pp

145.00 USD



Power electronics is the study of switching semiconductor components in order to control the flow of electrical energy. On this basis, the concepts of source categories (voltage or current) and their potential reversibilities make it possible to apply a methodology for the synthesis of various kinds of converters.

In this volume, the author provides an overview of electronic power converters (DC/DC,DC/AC, AC/DC and AC/AC), their use in industrial applications and, in particular, their application in AC drives.

In addition to a detailed analysis of vector PWM for three-phase inverters and their impact on the DC power bus, which has been overlooked in previous works on the subject, this book also provides an introduction to multi-level converters.

Finally, the reader is provided with a case study involving full-dimensioning of an industrial variable-speed drive. This case study draws on the different aspects discussed in the book.


1. DC/DC Converters.
2. DC/AC Converters.
3. AC/DC Converters.
4. AC/AC Converters.
5. Introduction to Multi-Level Converters.
6. Case Study – The Variable Speed Drive.

About the authors/editors

Nicolas Patin is Associate Professor at the University of Technology of Compiègne in France. His research activities are focused on PWM strategies dedicated to inverters (in electric and hybrid vehicles) as well as the aging of electrolytic capacitors.