Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Markus Mueller,Henk Polinder
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN 10: 0857097490
ISBN 13: 9780857097491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

Wind turbine gearboxes present major reliability issues, leading to great interest in the current development of gearless direct-drive wind energy systems. Offering high reliability, high efficiency and low maintenance, developments in these direct-drive systems point the way to the next generation of wind power, and Electrical drives for direct drive renewable energy systems is an authoritative guide to their design, development and operation. Part one outlines electrical drive technology, beginning with an overview of electrical generators for direct drive systems. Principles of electrical design for permanent magnet generators are discussed, followed by electrical, thermal and structural generator design and systems integration. A review of power electronic converter technology and power electronic converter systems for direct drive renewable energy applications is then conducted. Part two then focuses on wind and marine applications, beginning with a commercial overview of wind turbine drive systems and an introduction to direct drive wave energy conversion systems. The commercial application of these technologies is investigated via case studies on the permanent magnet direct drive generator in the Zephyros wind turbine, and the Archimedes Wave Swing (AWS) direct drive wave energy pilot plant. Finally, the book concludes by exploring the application of high-temperature superconducting machines to direct drive renewable energy systems. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Electrical drives for direct drive renewable energy systems provides a comprehensive review of key technologies for anyone involved with or interested in the design, construction, operation, development and optimisation of direct drive wind and marine energy systems. An authorative guide to the design, development and operation of gearless direct drives Discusses the principles of electrical design for permanent magnet generators and electrical, thermal and structural generator design and systems integration Investigates the commercial applications of wind turbine drive systems

Advanced Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronic Converters

Advanced Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronic Converters
Author: Jacek Kabziński
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN 10: 3319457357
ISBN 13: 9783319457352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronic Converters Book Review:

This contributed volume is written by key specialists working in multidisciplinary fields in electrical engineering, linking control theory, power electronics, artificial neural networks, embedded controllers and signal processing. The authors of each chapter report the state of the art of the various topics addressed and present results of their own research, laboratory experiments and successful applications. The presented solutions concentrate on three main areas of interest: · motion control in complex electromechanical systems, including sensorless control; · fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control of electric drives; · new control algorithms for power electronics converters. The chapters and the complete book possess strong monograph attributes. Important practical and theoretical problems are deeply and accurately presented on the background of an exhaustive state-of the art review. Many results are completely new and were never published before. Well-known control methods like field oriented control (FOC) or direct torque control (DTC) are referred as a starting point for modifications or are used for comparison. Among numerous control theories used to solve particular problems are: nonlinear control, robust control, adaptive control, Lyapunov techniques, observer design, model predictive control, neural control, sliding mode control, signal filtration and processing, fault diagnosis, and fault tolerant control.

Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore

Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore
Author: Guedes Soares Carlos
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1000318737
ISBN 13: 9781000318739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore Book Review:

Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore contains the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2020, Lisbon, Portugal, 12 - 15 October 2020). The book covers a wide range of topics, including: resource assessment; wind energy; wave energy; tidal energy; ocean energy devices; multiuse platforms; PTO design; grid connection; economic assessment; materials and structural design; installation planning and maintenance planning. The book will be invaluable to professionals and academics involved or interested in Offshore Engineering, and Renewable and Wind Energy.

Electric Renewable Energy Systems

Electric Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Muhammad H. Rashid
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2015-11-25
ISBN 10: 0128006366
ISBN 13: 9780128006368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electric Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

This derivative volume stemming from content included in our seminal Power Electronics Handbook takes its chapters related to renewables and establishes them at the core of a new volume dedicated to the increasingly pivotal and as yet under-published intersection of Power Electronics and Alternative Energy. While this re-versioning provides a corollary revenue stream to better leverage our core handbook asset, it does more than simply re-package existing content. Each chapter will be significantly updated and expanded by more than 50%, and all new introductory and summary chapters will be added to contextualize and tie the volume together. Therefore, unlike traditional derivative volumes, we will be able to offer new and updated material to the market and include this largely original content in our ScienceDirect Energy collection. Due to the inherently multi-disciplinary nature of renewables, many engineers come from backgrounds in Physics, Materials, or Chemical Engineering, and therefore do not have experience working in-depth with electronics. As more and more alternative and distributed energy systems require grid hook-ups and on-site storage, a working knowledge of batteries, inverters and other power electronics components becomes requisite. Further, as renewables enjoy broadening commercial implementation, power electronics professionals are interested to learn of the challenges and strategies particular to applications in alternative energy. This book will bring each group up-to-speed with the primary issues of importance at this technological node. This content clarifies the juncture of two key coverage areas for our Energy portfolio: alternative sources and power systems. It serves to bridge the information in our power engineering and renewable energy lists, supporting the growing grid cluster in the former and adding key information on practical implementation to the latter. Provides a thorough overview of the key technologies, methods and challenges for implementing power electronics in alternative energy systems for optimal power generation Includes hard-to-find information on how to apply converters, inverters, batteries, controllers and more for stand-alone and grid-connected systems Covers wind and solar applications, as well as ocean and geothermal energy, hybrid systems and fuel cells

Advances in Renewable Energies and Power Quality

Advances in Renewable Energies and Power Quality
Author: Manuel Pérez-Donsión,Gianpaolo Vitale
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 916
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN 10: 1527546942
ISBN 13: 9781527546943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Renewable Energies and Power Quality Book Review:

This volume brings together contributions dealing with renewable energies and power quality, presented over five years of the International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality (ICREPQ). It contains a selection of the best papers and original contributions presenting state-of-the-art research in the field of renewable energy sources. Including some of the leading authorities in their areas of expertise, the contributors to the volume are drawn from across the globe, with about 300 authors from 60 different countries.

Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems Transportation and Industrial Applications

Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems  Transportation and Industrial Applications
Author: Haitham Abu-Rub,Mariusz Malinowski,Kamal Al-Haddad
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2014-06-02
ISBN 10: 1118755502
ISBN 13: 9781118755501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems Transportation and Industrial Applications Book Review:

Compiles current research into the analysis and design ofpower electronic converters for industrial applications andrenewable energy systems, presenting modern and future applicationsof power electronics systems in the field of electricalvehicles With emphasis on the importance and long-term viability of PowerElectronics for Renewable Energy this book brings together thestate of the art knowledge and cutting-edge techniques in variousstages of research. The topics included are not currentlyavailable for practicing professionals and aim to enable the readerto directly apply the knowledge gained to their designs. The bookaddresses the practical issues of current and future electric andplug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and focuses primarily onpower electronics and motor drives based solutions for electricvehicle (EV) technologies. Propulsion system requirements and motorsizing for EVs is discussed, along with practical system sizingexamples. Key EV battery technologies are explained as well ascorresponding battery management issues. PHEV power systemarchitectures and advanced power electronics intensive charginginfrastructures for EVs and PHEVs are detailed. EV/PHEV interfacewith renewable energy is described, with practical examples. Thisbook explores new topics for further research needed world-wide,and defines existing challenges, concerns, and selected problemsthat comply with international trends, standards, and programs forelectric power conversion, distribution, and sustainable energydevelopment. It will lead to the advancement of the currentstate-of-the art applications of power electronics for renewableenergy, transportation, and industrial applications and will helpadd experience in the various industries and academia about theenergy conversion technology and distributed energysources. Combines state of the art global expertise to present thelatest research on power electronics and its application intransportation, renewable energy and different industrialapplications Offers an overview of existing technology and future trends,with discussion and analysis of different types of converters andcontrol techniques (power converters, high performance powerdevices, power system, high performance control system and novelapplications) Systematic explanation to provide researchers with enoughbackground and understanding to go deeper in the topics covered inthe book

Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore

Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore
Author: Carlos Guedes Soares
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 918
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 0429999550
ISBN 13: 9780429999550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore Book Review:

Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore is a collection of the papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2018) held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 8-10 October 2018. The 104 contributions were written by a diverse international group of authors and have been reviewed by an International Scientific Committee. The book is organized in the following main subject areas: - Modelling tidal currents - Modelling waves - Tidal energy devices (design, applications and experiments) - Tidal energy arrays - Wave energy devices (point absorber, multibody, applications, control, experiments, CFD, coastal OWC, OWC and turbines) - Wave energy arrays - Wind energy devices - Wind energy arrays - Maintenance and reliability - Combined platforms - Moorings, and - Flexible materials Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore collects recent developments in these fields, and will be of interest to academics and professionals involved in the above mentioned areas.

Electric Powertrain

Electric Powertrain
Author: John G. Hayes,G. Abas Goodarzi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-02-05
ISBN 10: 1119063647
ISBN 13: 9781119063643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electric Powertrain Book Review:

The why, what and how of the electric vehicle powertrain Empowers engineering professionals and students with the knowledge and skills required to engineer electric vehicle powertrain architectures, energy storage systems, power electronics converters and electric drives. The modern electric powertrain is relatively new for the automotive industry, and engineers are challenged with designing affordable, efficient and high-performance electric powertrains as the industry undergoes a technological evolution. Co-authored by two electric vehicle (EV) engineers with decades of experience designing and putting into production all of the powertrain technologies presented, this book provides readers with the hands-on knowledge, skills and expertise they need to rise to that challenge. This four-part practical guide provides a comprehensive review of battery, hybrid and fuel cell EV systems and the associated energy sources, power electronics, machines, and drives. The first part of the book begins with a historical overview of electromobility and the related environmental impacts motivating the development of the electric powertrain. Vehicular requirements for electromechanical propulsion are then presented. Battery electric vehicles (BEV), fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), and conventional and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) are then described, contrasted and compared for vehicle propulsion. The second part of the book features in-depth analysis of the electric powertrain traction machines, with a particular focus on the induction machine and the surface- and interior-permanent magnet ac machines. The brushed dc machine is also considered due to its ease of operation and understanding, and its historical place, especially as the traction machine on NASA’s Mars rovers. The third part of the book features the theory and applications for the propulsion, charging, accessory, and auxiliary power electronics converters. Chapters are presented on isolated and non-isolated dc-dc converters, traction inverters, and battery charging. The fourth part presents the introductory and applied electromagnetism required as a foundation throughout the book. • Introduces and holistically integrates the key EV powertrain technologies. • Provides a comprehensive overview of existing and emerging automotive solutions. • Provides experience-based expertise for vehicular and powertrain system and sub-system level study, design, and optimization. • Presents many examples of powertrain technologies from leading manufacturers. • Discusses the dc traction machines of the Mars rovers, the ultimate EVs from NASA. • Investigates the environmental motivating factors and impacts of electromobility. • Presents a structured university teaching stream from introductory undergraduate to postgraduate. • Includes real-world problems and assignments of use to design engineers, researchers, and students alike. • Features a companion website with numerous references, problems, solutions, and practical assignments. • Includes introductory material throughout the book for the general scientific reader. • Contains essential reading for government regulators and policy makers. Electric Powertrain: Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives for Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles is an important professional resource for practitioners and researchers in the battery, hybrid, and fuel cell EV transportation industry. The book is a structured holistic textbook for the teaching of the fundamental theories and applications of energy sources, power electronics, and electric machines and drives to engineering undergraduate and postgraduate students. Textbook Structure and Suggested Teaching Curriculum This is primarily an engineering textbook covering the automotive powertrain, energy storage and energy conversion, power electronics, and electrical machines. A significant additional focus is placed on the engineering design, the energy for transportation, and the related environmental impacts. This textbook is an educational tool for practicing engineers and others, such as transportation policy planners and regulators. The modern automobile is used as the vehicle upon which to base the theory and applications, which makes the book a useful educational reference for our industry colleagues, from chemists to engineers. This material is also written to be of interest to the general reader, who may have little or no interest in the power electronics and machines. Introductory science, mathematics, and an inquiring mind suffice for some chapters. The general reader can read the introduction to each of the chapters and move to the next as soon as the material gets too advanced for him or her. Part I Vehicles and Energy Sources Chapter 1 Electromobility and the Environment Chapter 2 Vehicle Dynamics Chapter 3 Batteries Chapter 4 Fuel Cells Chapter 5 Conventional and Hybrid Powertrains Part II Electrical Machines Chapter 6 Introduction to Traction Machines Chapter 7 The Brushed DC Machine Chapter 8 Induction Machines Chapter 9 Surface-permanent-magnet AC Machines Chapter 10: Interior-permanent-magnet AC Machines Part III Power Electronics Chapter 11 DC-DC Converters Chapter 12 Isolated DC-DC Converters Chapter 13 Traction Drives and Three-phase Inverters Chapter 14 Battery Charging Chapter 15 Control of the Electric Drive Part IV Basics Chapter 16 Introduction to Electromagnetism, Ferromagnetism, and Electromechanical Energy Conversion The first third of the book (Chapters 1 to 6), plus parts of Chapters 14 and 16, can be taught to the general science or engineering student in the second or third year. It covers the introductory automotive material using basic concepts from mechanical, electrical, environmental, and electrochemical engineering. Chapter 14 on electrical charging and Chapter 16 on electromagnetism can also be used as a general introduction to electrical engineering. The basics of electromagnetism, ferromagnetism and electromechanical energy conversion (Chapter 16) and dc machines (Chapter 7) can be taught to second year (sophomore) engineering students who have completed introductory electrical circuits and physics. The third year (junior) students typically have covered ac circuit analysis, and so they can cover ac machines, such as the induction machine (Chapter 8) and the surface permanent-magnet ac machine (Chapter 9). As the students typically have studied control theory, they can investigate the control of the speed and torque loops of the motor drive (Chapter 15). Power electronics, featuring non-isolated buck and boost converters (Chapter 11), can also be introduced in the third year. The final-year (senior) students can then go on to cover the more advanced technologies of the interior-permanent-magnet ac machine (Chapter 10). Isolated power converters (Chapter 12), such as the full-bridge and resonant converters, inverters (Chapter 13), and power-factor-corrected battery chargers (Chapter 14), are covered in the power electronics section. This material can also be covered at the introductory postgraduate level. Various homework, simulation, and research exercises are presented throughout the textbook. The reader is encouraged to attempt these exercises as part of the learning experience. Instructors are encouraged to contact the author, John Hayes, direct to discuss course content or structure.

1998 International Conference on Power Electronic Drives and Energy Systems for Industrial Growth

1998 International Conference on Power Electronic Drives and Energy Systems for Industrial Growth
Author: Curtin University of Technology. Centre for Renewable Energy Systems and Technologies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1012
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780780348790
ISBN 13: 0780348796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Power Converters and AC Electrical Drives with Linear Neural Networks

Power Converters and AC Electrical Drives with Linear Neural Networks
Author: Maurizio Cirrincione,Marcello Pucci,Gianpaolo Vitale
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1439818150
ISBN 13: 9781439818152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Converters and AC Electrical Drives with Linear Neural Networks Book Review:

The first book of its kind, Power Converters and AC Electrical Drives with Linear Neural Networks systematically explores the application of neural networks in the field of power electronics, with particular emphasis on the sensorless control of AC drives. It presents the classical theory based on space-vectors in identification, discusses control of electrical drives and power converters, and examines improvements that can be attained when using linear neural networks. The book integrates power electronics and electrical drives with artificial neural networks (ANN). Organized into four parts, it first deals with voltage source inverters and their control. It then covers AC electrical drive control, focusing on induction and permanent magnet synchronous motor drives. The third part examines theoretical aspects of linear neural networks, particularly the neural EXIN family. The fourth part highlights original applications in electrical drives and power quality, ranging from neural-based parameter estimation and sensorless control to distributed generation systems from renewable sources and active power filters. Simulation and experimental results are provided to validate the theories. Written by experts in the field, this state-of-the-art book requires basic knowledge of electrical machines and power electronics, as well as some familiarity with control systems, signal processing, linear algebra, and numerical analysis. Offering multiple paths through the material, the text is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, theoreticians, practicing engineers, and researchers involved in applications of ANNs.

Energy Systems Drives and Automations

Energy Systems  Drives and Automations
Author: Afzal Sikander
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9811550891
ISBN 13: 9789811550898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Predictive Control of Power Converters and Electrical Drives

Predictive Control of Power Converters and Electrical Drives
Author: Jose Rodriguez,Patricio Cortes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-04-09
ISBN 10: 1119942640
ISBN 13: 9781119942641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predictive Control of Power Converters and Electrical Drives Book Review:

Describes the general principles and current research into Model Predictive Control (MPC); the most up-to-date control method for power converters and drives The book starts with an introduction to the subject before the first chapter on classical control methods for power converters and drives. This covers classical converter control methods and classical electrical drives control methods. The next chapter on Model predictive control first looks at predictive control methods for power converters and drives and presents the basic principles of MPC. It then looks at MPC for power electronics and drives. The third chapter is on predictive control applied to power converters. It discusses: control of a three-phase inverter; control of a neutral point clamped inverter; control of an active front end rectifier, and; control of a matrix converter. In the middle of the book there is Chapter four - Predictive control applied to motor drives. This section analyses predictive torque control of industrial machines and predictive control of permanent magnet synchronous motors. Design and implementation issues of model predictive control is the subject of the final chapter. The following topics are described in detail: cost function selection; weighting factors design; delay compensation; effect of model errors, and prediction of future references. While there are hundreds of books teaching control of electrical energy using pulse width modulation, this will be the very first book published in this new topic. Unique in presenting a completely new theoretic solution to control electric power in a simple way Discusses the application of predictive control in motor drives, with several examples and case studies Matlab is included on a complementary website so the reader can run their own simulations

Standalone Renewable Energy Systems

Standalone Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Rodolfo Dufo-López,José L. Bernal-Agustín
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 3039361848
ISBN 13: 9783039361847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standalone Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

Standalone (off-grid) renewable energy systems supply electricity in places where there is no access to a standard electrical grid. These systems may include photovoltaic generators, wind turbines, hydro turbines or any other renewable electrical generator. Usually, this kind of system includes electricity storage (commonly lead-acid batteries, but also other types of storage can be used). In some cases, a backup generator (usually powered by fossil fuel, diesel or gasoline) is part of the hybrid system. The modelling of the components, the control of the system and the simulation of the performance of the whole system are necessary to evaluate the system technically and economically. The optimization of the sizing and/or the control is also an important task in this kind of system.

Power Electronics and Motor Drives

Power Electronics and Motor Drives
Author: Bogdan M. Wilamowski,J. David Irwin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1015
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 1439802866
ISBN 13: 9781439802861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Electronics and Motor Drives Book Review:

The Industrial Electronics Handbook, Second Edition combines traditional and newer, more specialized knowledge that will help industrial electronics engineers develop practical solutions for the design and implementation of high-power applications. Embracing the broad technological scope of the field, this collection explores fundamental areas, including analog and digital circuits, electronics, electromagnetic machines, signal processing, and industrial control and communications systems. It also facilitates the use of intelligent systems—such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary methods—in terms of a hierarchical structure that makes factory control and supervision more efficient by addressing the needs of all production components. Enhancing its value, this fully updated collection presents research and global trends as published in the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Journal, one of the largest and most respected publications in the field. Power Electronics and Motor Drives facilitates a necessary shift from low-power electronics to the high-power varieties used to control electromechanical systems and other industrial applications. This volume of the handbook: Focuses on special high-power semiconductor devices Describes various electrical machines and motors, their principles of operation, and their limitations Covers power conversion and the high-efficiency devices that perform the necessary switchover between AC and DC Explores very specialized electronic circuits for the efficient control of electric motors Details other applications of power electronics, aside from electric motors—including lighting, renewable energy conversion, and automotive electronics Addresses power electronics used in very-high-power electrical systems to transmit energy Other volumes in the set: Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics Control and Mechatronics Industrial Communication Systems Intelligent Systems

Electrical Electronics Abstracts

Electrical   Electronics Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435059589358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Electrical Drives

Electrical Drives
Author: Jens Weidauer,Richard Messer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2014-07-07
ISBN 10: 3895789232
ISBN 13: 9783895789236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electrical Drives Book Review:

From the point of view of a user this book covers all aspects of modern electrical drives. It is aimed at both users, who wish to understand, design, use, and maintain electrical drives, as well as specialists, technicians, engineers, and students, who wish to gain a comprehensive overview of electrical drives. Jens Weidauer and Richard Messer describe the principles of electrical drives, their design, and application, through to complex automation solutions. In the process, they introduce the entire spectrum of drive solutions available and their main applications. A special aspect is the combination of multiple drives to form a drive system, as well as the integration of drives into automation solutions. In simple and clear language, and supported with many diagrams, complex relationships are described and presented in an easy-to-understand way. The authors deliberately avoid a comprehensive mathematical treatment of their subject and instead focus on a coherent description of the active principles and relationships. As a result, the reader will be in a position to understand electrical drives as a whole and to solve drive-related problems in everyday professional life.

Industrial Ecology and the Automobile

Industrial Ecology and the Automobile
Author: T. E. Graedel,Braden R. Allenby
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556025421009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Ecology and the Automobile Book Review:

Using the automobile as a case study of one of the industries most attuned to the concept of industrial ecology (i.e., the means by which humanity can deliberately and rationally approach and maintain a desirable carrying capacity, given continued economic, cultural and technological evolution), this text provides a general introduction to how to design for environment -- a key component of the repertoire of the 21st century engineer. Although the focus throughout is on the automobile, the concepts, suggestions, and insights are appropriate to all of technology.

Power Electronics and Electric Drives for Traction Applications

Power Electronics and Electric Drives for Traction Applications
Author: Gonzalo Abad
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN 10: 1118954424
ISBN 13: 9781118954423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Electronics and Electric Drives for Traction Applications Book Review:

Power Electronics and Electric Drives for Traction Applications offers a practical approach to understanding power electronics applications in transportation systems ranging from railways to electric vehicles and ships. It is an application-oriented book for the design and development of traction systems accompanied by a description of the core technology. The first four introductory chapters describe the common knowledge and background required to understand the preceding chapters. After that, each application-specific chapter: highlights the significant manufacturers involved; provides a historical account of the technological evolution experienced; distinguishes the physics and mechanics; and where possible, analyses a real life example and provides the necessary models and simulation tools, block diagrams and simulation based validations. Key features: Surveys power electronics state-of-the-art in all aspects of traction applications. Presents vital design and development knowledge that is extremely important for the professional community in an original, simple, clear and complete manner. Offers design guidelines for power electronics traction systems in high-speed rail, ships, electric/hybrid vehicles, elevators and more applications. Application-specific chapters co-authored by traction industry expert. Learning supplemented by tutorial sections, case studies and MATLAB/Simulink-based simulations with data from practical systems. A valuable reference for application engineers in traction industry responsible for design and development of products as well as traction industry researchers, developers and graduate students on power electronics and motor drives needing a reference to the application examples.

Use Operation and Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems

Use  Operation and Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Miguel A. Sanz-Bobi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2014-05-09
ISBN 10: 3319032240
ISBN 13: 9783319032245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Use Operation and Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

This book addresses the use, operation and maintenance of new renewable energy systems, taking into account their integration in the current electrical markets and in the new emergent uses of energy. The book is based on practical experiences which present different perspectives about what occurs once an energy production plant based on sources of renewable energy is in production. Questions to be addressed include: how the energy produced is integrated into the current system of energy production, what is its consideration in the electrical market, what the impact is on society, how differential the strategies of operation and maintenance are with respect to conventional systems of energy production, etc.

Electric Drives

Electric Drives
Author: Ion Boldea,Syed A. Nasar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2005-08-22
ISBN 10: 1420057839
ISBN 13: 9781420057836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electric Drives Book Review:

Electric drives are everywhere, and with the looming promise of electric vehicles and renewable energy, they will become more complex and the demands on their capabilities will continue to increase. To keep up with these trends, students require hands-on knowledge and a keen understanding of the subtleties involved in the operation of modern electr