Introduction to Electrical Power and Power Electronics
: CRC PRESS
- Provides a broad overview of electrical power and power electronics in one volume
- Focuses on topics that most power engineers deal with in their daily work
- Contains practical examples from industry throughout the book
- Examines how to design and operate systems for economic use of power
- Discusses quality-of-power issues in modern power systems with many large power electronics loads
- Includes more than 270 illustrations
- Pedagogical Features
- Presents material suitable for one-semester or two-quarter courses or refresher courses
- Explains difficult electrical concepts with simple mechanical and hydraulic analogies
- Uses long subscript notations in equations, which are easier to understand and remember than the one-letter symbols used in most books
- Integrates many examples and exercise problems to help students calibrate their learning
- Includes concept questions to engage students in group discussions
- Offers recommendations for further reading
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Most traditional power systems textbooks focus on high-voltage transmission. However, the majority of power engineers work in urban factories, buildings, or industries where power comes from utility companies or is self-generated. Introduction to Electrical Power and Power Electronics is the first book of its kind to cover the entire scope of electrical power and power electronics systems in one volume—with a focus on topics that are directly relevant in power engineers’ daily work.
Learn How Electrical Power Is Generated, Distributed, and Utilized
Composed of 17 chapters, the book is organized into two parts. The first part introduces aspects of electrical power that most power engineers are involved in during their careers, including the distribution of power to load equipment such as motors via step-down transformers, cables, circuit breakers, relays, and fuses. For engineers working with standalone power plants, it also tackles generators. The book discusses how to design and operate systems for economic use of power and covers the use of batteries in greater depth than typically found in traditional power system texts.
Understand How Power Electronics Work in Modern Systems
The second part delves into power electronics switches, as well as the DC–DC converters, AC–DC–AC converters, and frequency converters used in variable-frequency motor drives. It also discusses quality-of-power issues in modern power systems with many large power electronics loads. A chapter on power converter cooling presents important interdisciplinary design topics.
Draw on the Author’s Extensive Industry and Teaching Experience
This timely book draws on the author’s 30 years of work experience at General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Westinghouse Electric and 15 years of teaching electrical power at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Designed for a one-semester or two-quarter course in electrical power and power electronics, it is also ideal for a refresher course or as a one-stop reference for industry professionals.
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