This book provides a comprehensive and a rigorous analytical treatment of static power converters employing mainly thyristors. These power converters include phase controlled line commutated converters, cycloconverters, A.C. voltage controllers, D.C. choppers and inverters. It gives a detailed discussion of the devices which include GTOs and MOSFETs. The analysis in this book is based on circuit approaches and conclusions are aimed at helping in the design of converters. Some important features of the book are:
- In depth coverage of solid state power converters
- Extensive comparative analysis of power converters with a view to providing design criteria
- Numerous worked examples, practice problems and multiple choice questions for an indepth and clear understanding of concepts
- Application of converters in the speed control of electric motors is discussed in detail.
The Thyristors and Their Characteristics.
Line Commutated Converters.
Phase Controlled Cycloconverters.
Vedam Subrahmanyam is currently Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology. He has been teaching in I.I.T. Madras since 1966 and had also taught for 2-years at the Regional Engineering Colleges. He has a total teaching experience of 32 years and a research experience of 22 years. He guided research students at the M. Tech. and Ph.D. levels. He received his postgraduate Degree in electrical machine design from the University of Madras in 1963 and Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from I.I.T. Madras in 1973. He has several published articles in both international and national journals and has also presented papers in international conferences. He has authored a couple of books, Thyristor Control and Electric Drives, Electric DrivesConcepts and Applications. The former, published in 1988, has been widely acclaimed whereas the latter has come out of press in December 1994. He has also authored a Continuing Education Module on Induction Motor Drives for the benefit of working engineers under the Continuing Education Project sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. His areas of interest are Electrical Machines, Analysis and Control of Power Semiconductor drives.
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