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Dynamics of Large Structures and Inverse Problems

Mathematical and Mechanical Engineering Set – Volume 5

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Civil Engineering Structures According to the Eurocodes

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Swelling Concrete in Dams and Hydraulic Structures

DSC 2017

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Earthquake Occurrence

Short- and Long-term Models and their Validation

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The Chemostat

Mathematical Theory of Microorganims Cultures

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From Prognostics and Health Systems Management to Predictive Maintenance 2

Knowledge, Traceability and Decision

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First Hitting Time Regression Models

Lifetime Data Analysis Based on Underlying Stochastic Processes

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The Innovative Company

An Ill-defined Object

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Reading and Writing Knowledge in Scientific Communities

Digital Humanities and Knowledge Construction

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Going Past Limits To Growth

A Report to the Club of Rome EU-Chapter

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Electrical Engineering

From Smart Grids to Smart Cities

New Challenges in Optimizing Energy Grids

Edited by Massimo La Scala, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

In recent years, a new regulatory framework and advanced technologies have changed the way energy grids are operated. Now, more than ever, a more efficient operation of distribution grids is needed to confront the new challenges faced by modern society and its infrastructures.
In this book, some concepts and methodologies developed in a pluri-technological sector, such as power systems, are show...

January 2017

Power Systems-on-Chip

Practical Aspects of Design

Edited by Bruno Allard, INSA Lyon, France

The literature concerning (Inductive) Power Management and methods of designing solutions is now quite rich. However, research and lab-scale demonstrators are not what practicing engineers are looking for. Industry is rather conservative and improvements of solutions are incremental. This book aims to deliver a clear message about the issues and aspects that should be considered in order to unders...

December 2016

Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation Systems

Benoît Robyns and Christophe Saudemont, École des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (HEI), Lille, France Daniel Hissel, University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Belfort, France Xavier Roboam, LAPLACE (Laboratory of plasma and conversion of energy), Toulouse, France Bruno Sareni, University of Toulouse INP-ENSEEIHT, France Julien Pouget, French national railway company (SNCF), France

To enable the sustainable development of complex modern transportation systems, the storage of electrical energy is crucial. This is particularly true given the rapid developments made for electric transportation services in smart cities, and the demand for interaction between different transport systems. This book presents tools to design such an energy management system, following a generic ap...

August 2016

Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports 5

Measurement Circuits, Safeguards, Energy Storage

Nicolas Patin, University of Technology of Compiègne, France

Power electronics is based on the operating system of switching semiconductor components. On this basis, the concepts of type (voltage or current) and reversibility of interconnected sources make it possible to apply a methodology for the synthesis of various types of converters.
Through three chapters, this book deals with several functions associated with static converters. Sensors (currents, v...

March 2016

Integration of Demand Response into the Electricity Chain

Challenges, Opportunities and Smart Grid Solutions

Edited by Arturo Losi, University of Cassino and LM, Italy Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Manchester, UK Antonio Vicino, University of Siena, Italy

In the last two decades, the power industry has undergone unprecedented changes motivated by challenging environmental targets set out by governments worldwide, increasing requirements in terms of security of supply, and the need for making electricity more affordable to end customers in a market environment. The increasing share of renewable energy sources, such as wind and photovoltaics connecte...

November 2015

Advanced Control of AC/DC Power Networks

System of Systems Approach Based on Spatio-temporal Scales

Abdelkrim Benchaib, SuperGrid Institute, France

The power engineering domain is facing huge challenges, with an increasing interest in intermittent renewable energies which are imposing major technical limitations. Operating ever closer to their limits, the industry-standard AC power grids are subject to instabilities.
This book presents an insight into DC grid systems, offering interesting issues to well controlled power grids, in contrast t...

October 2015

Energy Storage in Electric Power Grids

Benoît Robyns, École des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (HEI), Lille, France Bruno François, École Centrale of Lille, France Gauthier Delille, EDF R&D, Clamart, France Christophe Saudemont, École des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (HEI), Lille, France

The storage of electrical energy is a long-standing issue that has been only very partially resolved to date, particularly from an economic perspective. The development of renewable energies and the need for means of transport with reduced CO2 emissions have generated new interest in storage, which has become a key component of sustainable development. The aim of this book is to contribute to the ...

June 2015

Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports 4

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Nicolas Patin, University of Technology of Compiègne, France

Power electronics is based on the operating system of switching semiconductor components. On this basis, the concepts of type (voltage or current) and reversibility of interconnected sources make it possible to apply a methodology for the synthesis of various types of converters.
This volume, the fourth book of the series, concentrates on the study of disturbance mechanisms and on tools used to c...

May 2015

Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports 2

Power Converters and their Control

Nicolas Patin, University of Technology of Compiègne, France

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/...

April 2015

Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports 3

Switching Power Supplies

Nicolas Patin, University of Technology of Compiègne, France

Some power converters are specifically designed for supplying various pieces of equipment (such as microprocessor boards) with a constant voltage. As a consequence, these filtering requirements involve the use of auxiliary passive components (coils and capacitors). This is one of the key parts of the subjects discussed in this book.
Moreover, this volume deals with other technical aspects of swit...

April 2015

Analysis and Design of Multicell DC/DC Converters using Vectorized Models

FOCUS Series in Electrical Engineering

Thierry Meynard, LAPLACE - ENSEEIHT - INPT, University of Toulouse, France

In recent years, multilevel topologies have been introduced to allow static converters of electrical energy to address medium voltage (series connection) or high current (parallel connection). The new degrees of freedom provided by these topologies are a potential source of improvement, but they also make the design process more complex.
The author of this book shows how the concepts of vectoriz...

March 2015

Power Electronics Applied to Industrial Systems and Transports 1

Synthetic Methodology to Converters and Components Technology

Nicolas Patin, University of Technology of Compiègne, France

Power electronics is based on the switching operating mode of semiconductor components. On this basis, the concepts of type (voltage or current) and reversibility of interconnected sources make it possible to apply a methodology for the synthesis of various types of converters.
Here the author presents the major types of components available, always from a user’s point of view, with the gate driv...

March 2015

Advanced Smart Grids for Distribution System Operators

Advanced Smart Grids Set Coordinated by Nouredine Hadjsaïd and Jean-Claude Sabonnadière – Volume 1

Marc Boillot, EDF Regional Action Division, France

Distribution System Operators (DSOs) are key players in energy transition and with the help of Advanced Smart Grids they will be able to better take advantage of existing distribution networks.
Energy transition is underway in many regions of the world. This is a real challenge for electric systems and a paradigm shift for existing distribution networks. With the help of “advanced” smart technolo...

November 2014

Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Nanowires for Optical Devices 2

Heterostructures and Optoelectronic Devices

Edited by Vincent Consonni, INP-CNRS, Grenoble, France Guy Feuillet, CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France

Over the last ten years, GaN and ZnO nanowires have emerged as potential building blocks for the next generation of optoelectronic devices including LEDs, lasers, UV photodetectors and solar cells. This has led to an increasing number of publications in the field, which now outnumbers 10,000. In view of this wealth of information, this two-volume series is intended to give a detailed status of the...

July 2014

Electromagnetic Compatibility in Power Electronics

Francois Costa, Paris-Est Creteil University and SATIE-ENS Cachan, France Cyrille Gautier, University of Paris 10 and SATIE-ENS Cachan, France Eric Laboure, University of Paris Orsay 11 and LGEP-Supelec, France Bertrand Revol, SATIE-ENS Cachan, France

The increasing demand for electrical energy in ground and air transport is leading to the extensive use of equipment based on power electronics. Progress in power semiconductors, the technology at the heart of these devices, has enabled us to greatly increase their energy density with an excellent yield. However, the wide dissemination of these technologies, and the rise in the frequency and speed...

December 2013

Electrochemical Components

Marie-Cécile Pera, IUT Belfort Montbéliard, France Daniel Hissel and Hamid Gualous, University of Franche-Comte France Christophe Turpin, CNRS-LAPLACE, Toulouse, France

This book focuses on the methods of storage commonly used in hybrid systems.
After an introductory chapter reviewing the basics of electrochemistry, Chapter 2 is given over to the storage of electricity in the form of hydrogen. Once hydrogen has been made, we have to be able to convert it back into electricity on demand. This can be done with another energy converter: a fuel cell, the subject of...

July 2013

Lithium Batteries and Other Electrochemical Storage Systems

Christian Glaize, University of Montpellier, France Sylvie Geniès, CEA, Grenoble, France

Lithium batteries were introduced relatively recently in comparison to lead- or nickel-based batteries, which have been around for over 100 years. Nevertheless, in the space of 20 years, they have acquired a considerable market share – particularly for the supply of mobile devices. We are still a long way from exhausting the possibilities that they offer. Numerous projects will undoubtedly further...

July 2013

Dielectric Materials and Electrostatics

Olivier Gallot-Lavallée, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

An introduction to the physics of electrical insulation, this book presents the physical foundations of this discipline and the resulting applications. It is structured in two parts. The first part presents a mathematical and intuitive approach to dielectrics; various concepts, including polarization, induction, forces and losses are discussed. The second part provides readers with the keys to u...

June 2013

Systemic Design Methodologies for Electrical Energy Systems

Analysis, Synthesis and Management

Edited by Xavier Roboam, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

This book proposes systemic design methodologies applied to electrical energy systems, in particular analysis and system management, modeling and sizing tools. It includes 8 chapters: after an introduction to the systemic approach (history, basics & fundamental issues, index terms) for designing energy systems, this book presents two different graphical formalisms especially dedicated to multidisc...

October 2012

Integrated Design by Optimization of Electrical Energy Systems

Edited by Xavier Roboam, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

This book proposes systemic design methodologies applied to electrical energy systems, in particular integrated optimal design with modeling and optimization methods and tools. It is made up of six chapters dedicated to integrated optimal design. First, the signal processing of mission profiles and system environment variables are discussed. Then, optimization-oriented analytical models, methods a...

June 2012


Edited by Nouredine Hadjsaïd and Jean-Claude Sabonnadière, INP Grenoble, France

On a worldwide basis, the development of SmartGrids is a consistent answer to the problem of an efficient and sustainable delivery of electric energy through distribution grids. SmartGrids are a combination of information and communication technologies and new energy technologies. There are many different definitions of the concept of SmartGrids and thus it appears indispensable to gather the know...

April 2012


Edited by Javad Fouladgar, University of Nantes, France

This book concerns the analysis and design of induction heating of poor electrical conduction materials. Some innovating applications such as inductive plasma installation or transformers, thermo inductive non-destructive testing and carbon-reinforced composite materials heating are studied. Analytical, semi-analytical and numerical models are combined to obtain the best modeling technique for eac...

March 2012

Lead and Nickel Electrochemical Batteries

Christian Glaize, University of Montpellier II, France Sylvie Genies, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission

The lead-acid accumulator was introduced in the middle of the 19th Century, the diverse variants of nickel accumulators between the beginning and the end of the 20th Century. Although old, these technologies are always very present on numerous markets. Unfortunately they are still not used in optimal conditions, often because of the misunderstanding of the internal electrochemical phenomena. This ...

March 2012

Electricity Production from Renewable Energies

Benoît Robyns, Ecole des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur, Lille, France Arnaud Davigny, Ecole des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur, Lille, France Bruno François, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France Antoine Henneton, Ecole des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur, Lille, France Jonathan Sprooten, Ecole des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur, Lille, France

Energy and environmental issues have caused a marked increase in electricity production from renewable energy sources since the beginning of the 21st Century. The concept of sustainable development and concern for future generations challenge us every day to produce new technologies for energy production, and new patterns of use for these energies. Their rapid emergence can make the understanding ...

February 2012

Control of Non-conventional Synchronous Motors

Edited by Jean-Paul Louis, ENS Cachan, UniverSud Paris, France

Classical synchronous motors are the most effective device to drive industrial production systems and robots with precision and rapidity. However, numerous applications require efficient controls in non-conventional situations.
Firstly, this is the case with synchronous motors supplied by thyristor line-commutated inverters, or with synchronous motors with faults on one or several phases.

December 2011

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Modeling

Fei Gao, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France Benjamin Blunier, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France Abdellatif Miraoui, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France

The fuel cell is a potential candidate for energy storage and conversion in our future energy mix. It is able to directly convert the chemical energy stored in fuel (e.g. hydrogen) into electricity, without undergoing different intermediary conversion steps. In the field of mobile and stationary applications, it is considered to be one of the future energy solutions.
Among the different fuel cel...

December 2011

Non-conventional Electrical Machines

Edited by Abderrezak Rezzoug, Henri Poincaré University, Nancy, France Mohammed El-Hadi Zaïm, Polytech’Nantes, France

Electromagnetic conversion, involving using mechanical actions to create electricity via piezoelectric technology and the reverse of creating mechanical actions through electrical signals, is experiencing a wave of new applications, practically in the areas of power generation and transportation. Electromagnetic conversion chains have seen their field of application extended throughout industry. R...

November 2011

Electrical Machines Diagnosis

Edited by Jean-Claude Trigeassou, Bordeaux University, France

Monitoring and diagnosis of electrical machine faults is a scientific and economic issue which is motivated by objectives for reliability and serviceability in electrical drives.
This book provides a survey of the techniques used to detect the faults occurring in electrical drives: electrical, thermal and mechanical faults of the electrical machine, faults of the static converter and faults of th...

August 2011

Electrical Distribution Networks

Edited by Nouredine Hadjsaïd and Jean-Claude Sabonnadière, INP Grenoble, France

This book describes the fundamental aspects of the new generation of electrical distribution grids, taking as its starting point the opportunities that exist for restructuring existing infrastructure. It emphasizes the incorporation of renewable energy sources into the distribution grid and the need for a technological evolution towards the implementation of smartgrids.
The book is organized into...

May 2011

Control of Synchronous Motors

Edited by Jean-Paul Louis, ENS Cachan / UniverSud Paris, France

Modern industrial production and manufacturing operations rely on an enormous number of devices known as “motors” - for the countless different operations of machine tools, robots and other specialized machines, these devices operate on objects in motion (generally in rotation) and apply a torque, a speed, or a position, each of which is determined by a high level control and decision-making syste...

May 2011

Power Electronic Converters

PWM Strategies and Current Control Techniques

Edited by Eric Monmasson, SATIE, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France

The purpose of this book is to cover in detail the main pulse width modulation strategies and current control techniques for controlling power electronic controllers.
As well as an in-depth coverage of the reference case of a three phase AC motor fed by a voltage source inverter, this book also includes the control of both multiphase motors and multilevel inverters, the presentation of PWM over...

March 2011

Rotating Electrical Machines

René Le Doeuff, University of Nantes, France Mohamed El Hadi Zaïm, Polytech’Nantes, St Nazaire, France

In this book a general matrix-based approach to modeling electrical machines is promulgated. The model uses instantaneous quantities for key variables and enables the user to easily take into account associations between rotating machines and static converters (such as in variable speed drives). General equations of electromechanical energy conversion are established early in the treatment of the...

June 2010

Electrical Actuators

Identification and observation

Edited by Bernard de Fornel, ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France. Jean-Paul Louis, Ecole normale supérieure de Cachan, France

Electrical drive control is well known for regulating the magnetic flux and torque.
These controls also use some electrical and mechanical variables that are not directly measurable. The authors, with great experience in the domains of research, teaching and industrial applications, develop methods and realizations in identification, estimation and observation.
The measurement and identification...

April 2010

Dielectric Materials for Electric Engineering

Edited by Juan Martinez-Vega, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France

Part 1 is particularly concerned with physical properties, electrical ageing and modeling with topics such as the physics of charged dielectric materials, conduction mechanisms, dielectric relaxation, space charge, electric ageing and life end models and dielectric experimental characterization.
Part 2 concerns some applications specific to dielectric materials: insulating oils for transformers, ...

February 2010

Automotive Electricity

Electric Drives

Edited by Joseph Beretta, PSA Peugeot Citroën, France.

In the last few decades, electrical goods have become a fixture of our everyday lives, and in the last decade, although at a slow rate, the issue of using electricity in cars has also developed. This title discusses both the historic and scientific issues surrounding automotive electricity, as well as potential future developments, such as hybrid vehicles and fuel cells. In the current context of ...

February 2010

Power Systems and Restructuring

Nouredine Hadjsaïd and Jean-Claude Sabonnadière, Grenoble INP, France

The development of electric power systems has been made up of incremental innovations from the end of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century. The creation of deregulated electricity markets has brought about an emerging paradigm in which the relationships between producers, power system operators and consumers have changed enormously compared to the monopolistic case.
The scope of this...

September 2009

LEDs for Lighting Applications

Edited by Patrick Mottier, CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France

LEDs have now left the realm of signage and have moved definitively, and with unquestionable advantages, into the field of lighting. The departure was prompted in the late 1980s with the invention of the blue LED, a wavelength that had been hitherto missing and which opened the way to white light. Since then, LED performances, including their energy efficiency, have not ceased to increase and now ...

May 2009

Control Methods for Electrical Machines

Edited by René Husson, INPL-ENSEM, Nancy, France

The type of control system used for electrical machines depends on the use (nature of the load, operating states, etc.) to which the machine will be put. The precise type of use determines the control laws which apply. Mechanics are also very important, because they affect performance. Another essential factor in industrial applications is operating safety. Finally, the problem of how to control a...

April 2009

Physical Chemistry of Solid-Gas interfaces

Concepts and Methodology for Gas Sensors Development

René Lalauze, Ecole des Mines, St. Etienne, France

This book begins by presenting the fundamental and elementary basis and theoretical tools for the interpretation and development of solid-gas interaction models. Chemical, physical and electrochemical aspects are presented from a phenomenological, thermodynamic and kinetic point of view. The theoretical aspects of electrical properties at the surface of a solid are also covered, to provide greater...

July 2008

Electric Power Systems

Edited by Michel Crappe, Faculté Polytechnique, Mons, Belgium

The creation of a deregulated internal European electricity market and EU commitments for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (driven by the Kyoto Protocol) and for the use of renewable energy generation technologies have produced important new constraints and demands on the electric power systems of Europe. This in turn has driven increasing levels of research and development to address the...

March 2008

Protection of Electrical Networks

Christophe Prévé, AREVA, Mâcon, France

This book, written for engineers, technicians, designers and operators working with electrical networks, contains theoretical and practical information on the design and set-up of protection systems. It starts by covering network structures and grounding systems together with problems that can occur in networks, and then goes on to discuss current and voltage transformers, protection functions, ci...

June 2006

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